Continuing on our "This Week in Muay Thai" series, I'm going to write up full recaps of each week for Muay Thai in Thailand. This past week had its fair share of everything from great fights to great knockouts and includes action from Rajadamnern, Lumpini, Omnoi and more. This post will include everything from the 8th to today, the 12th. Next week will be the standard where it'll be from Sunday to Saturday. Fights that aren't linked to videos in the quick results are linked after the break, just click "Read More."
Quick Results Recap below. Full results from Lumpini and Rajadamnern in the past week here.
Tuesday, January 8:
Chokprecha Kor. Sakooncher def. Satarnfar Zakami (Eminentair) by decision for the Lumpini bantamweight title.
Wednesday, January 9:
Songkom Sakhomsin def. Aikmongkol Gaiyanghadao by decision.
Nutaphol Por. Pernruamsang def. Petchartchai Chaorai-Oi by KO (High Kick) in Round 4.
Thursday, January 10:
Sirimongkon PK Muay Thai def. Tapaotong Eminentair by decision.
Thanongsaklek Chuwattana def. Kraiphet Sor. Chokkitchai by KO (Elbow) in Round 3.
Friday, January 11 (Will update with more from the Kiatpet show in Chumpon Province):
Lookman Fonjaengchonburi def. Seeoui Sor Sunantachai
Saturday, January 12:
142 lb Isuzu Tournament: Fahmongkon Sor. Jor. Danrayong def. Chok Eminentair by decision.
118lb Gyproc tournament: Visunlek Seatransferry def. Kengsiam Nor. Sripueng by decision.
Full recaps after the break.
Fights to watch (Aside from all of them, because they're all great):
With Chokprecha and Satarnfah splitting fights last year, this rematch was a big one for the Lumpini bantamweight title. Chokprecha really went for it as he always does, coming forward with heavy punches. Satarnfah also did pretty well for himself, especially later on. This was quite a good, competitive fight and is definitely worth checking out.
Another good fight here. It was all action from the very beginning and showcased pretty much the full Muay Thai arsenal. Songkom especially had some really nice combos and some pretty hard kicks. Aikmongkol wasn't out of his depth here either and made it a nice fun fight.
I posted this on the site earlier this week. Great KO and just a good fight in general. Petchartchai is always all action. He's probably even fighting too high in weight, as this one was at 118lbs. He wasn't exactly out of his depth, it was competitive, but he'd be much better suited even a few lbs lower. Regardless, with Petchartchai it's KO or get KO'd and everyone should check out all his fights, including this one.
Add another great KO to the list for this year so far. Good action throughout. This one's definitely for you if you love elbows.
More elbows! Another awesome elbow KO here.
All in all, it was a great week for Muay Thai in Thailand, as pretty much every week there is. Songkom Sakhomsin in particular was pretty impressive, making his return to Muay Thai after his last pro boxing fight on December 2. Bantamweight seems to be a good fit for him and I'm looking forward to hopefully seeing him mix it up more with some of the top fighters in that division. Another fighter to keep an eye on that won this past week is Kangkenlek SPB Car Network. His fight with Kwankao took place at 131lbs but he normally fights at featherweight, 126lbs and below. He's a strong clincher and there are tons of good fights to be made for him.