The full line-up for Muay Thai at the Mecca 2 has been released by Take-On Productions, and it's set to be one of the biggest North American Muay Thai cards of the year.
That's no surprise, of course, considering the first Muay Thai at the Mecca was the largest full-Thai rules event ever put on in the state of New York. This year, the card takes place on November 10th at the Theater at Madison Sqaure Garden, New York, and features 14 solid fights topped off with Cryus Washington taking on Chike Lindsay in the main event.
The winner of the Washington/Lindsay fight is set to compete on the Yokkao Extreme 2013 card next January, so there's a lot on the line for both guys. Fighting on what will undoubtedly be one of the biggest Muay Thai shows of 2013 is a major accomplishment in and of itself, and could serve as a platform into future stardom.
Washington is coming off two back-to-back losses, one to Nieky Holzken who most recently scored a KO victory over Murat Direkci in Glory 2 Brussels, and the other to fellow American Ky Hollenbeck, who is competing against Giorgio Petrosyan in the Glory MAX tournament next weekend. Needless to say, Washington doesn't take easy fights. He's been off the radar for a few months training MMA fighters, so it'll be interesting to see how he'll do against a hungry Chike Lindsay who's looking to make an international name for himself.
Atlanta-based Chike Lindsay defeated Malaipet for the WBC strap back in August of last year, and beat him for the second time at Bangkok Fight Night in June. Nicknamed "Vicious Croc," Lindsay is undoubtedly one of the more well known American Thaiboxers, but still hasn't quite reached the same level of stardom as Kevin Ross, Joe Schilling, or Cyrus Washington.
The card also features a rematch between Ryan Madigan, who briefly fought in the UFC and competed on the first Muay at the Mecca card, and Tarek Rached. The original fight ended in a TKO victory for Rached after Madigan injured his knee halfway through the match.
The card will be streaming on gfl.tv for $15 on November 10 at 7 PM ET.
Full card after the break
Full Fight Card
Yokkao 2013 Qualification Fight: Cyrus Washington vs. Chike Lindsay
Ryan Madigan vs. Tarek Rashed
Nick Vaughan vs. Phillip LeGrand
Jay Matias vs. Cody Moberly
Chantal Perry vs. Irina K.
Elijah Clarke vs. Angel Flores
Prairie Ruglio vs. Crystal Parrish
Henry Lee vs. Sokun Kit
Jess Ng vs. Melanie Odria
Joey Hernandez vs. Sean Fagan
Sean Geroge vs. James Raymond
Abriel Abreu vs. Steve Hernandez
Freddy Cheung vs. Manny Casias
Pawel Zawotowski vs. Jovan Davis