La Nuit Des Titans is happening in Tours, France today and we've got live results for you.
Originally scheduled was Buakaw vs. Fabio Pinca but with the recent situation of Buakaw, current Lumpinee Stadium welterweight champion Aikpracha Meenayothin stepped in and presents an even tougher challenge for Fabio Pinca, one of the top non Thai nak muays. Also on the card is Buakaw's former (at least for the time being) stablemate, Pajonsuk Por. Pramuk who takes on French up and comer Ayoub El Khaidar. Last but not least, a four man tournament at 72.5kg featuring Fabio Pinca teammate Mickael Piscitello, Fares Bechar, Bird Kham and Super X.
If you want to watch live, you can order the online PPV from live.muaythaitv.com. Prices and how to watch are listed, with the price being $12.90 USD. It's already started but the main, professional fights haven't yet so be quick to join us watching.
Semi-Final #1: Mickael Piscitello def. Bird Kham by unanimous decision.
Good fight, although it was pretty dirty and had a lot of bad refereeing. Bird Kham had two points deducted during the fight, one for low blows which I don't think should've been taken away and one for a soccer kick while Piscitello was grounded. Piscitello dropped Bird Kham in the second round with an uppercut.
Semi-Final #2: Super X def. Fares Bechar by unanimous decision.
Super X started out dominating, then Bechar came back and turned it into a firefight. Bechar was dropped hard by a straight left as the firefight ensued in the first round. The second round was closer and Bechar was able to land some clean, hard punches when he pushed the fight but he didn't push it enough. Super X controlled the third to take a clear decision.
60kg: Pajonsuk Por. Pramuk def. Ayoub El Khaidar by decision.
Very good, close fight. It could've gone either way. El Khaidar is a fighter to look for in the future, he's young and he just did better against Pajonsuk than Karim Bennoui did. Surprised Pajonsuk got the decision in El Khaidar's home.
Final: Super X def. Mickael Piscitello by KO in Round 1.
Started competitive but Super X caught Piscitello with a short, inside punch then followed up with a few elbows and a knee to the body that had Piscitello out.
-68kg: Aikpracha Meenayothin def. Fabio Pinca by decision.
Good fight, Aikpracha was in control for all of it. Pinca landed some clean punches that didn't have much effect. Aikpracha landed more and was a lot more effective. Too bad they had to wear elbow pads.