Big news today as the Muay Thai legend Saenchai is confirmed to headline the upcoming Phoenix 2 event. Yes, that Saenchai.
Routinely described as the pound-for-pound best Muay Thai fighter ever, and “a living legend”, he will debut later this April at Phoenix 2 in Beirut, Lebanon. Saenchai is without a doubt one of the most well known Muay Thai fighters in the world today. Many fight fans and pundits go a step further and declare him to be ‘the Greatest of All Time’, period.
The Bangkok-born fighting sensation has been entertaining fans for more than a decade with his unique style and incredible blend of agility, technique, power and evasive defense.
With an incredible fight record of 303 wins in a total of 361 fights, Saenchai’s achievements are unlike any other in the sport today as he currently leads a 26 fight winning streak!
He is a multiple-time Lumpinee Muay Thai World Champion in four different weight divisions, a Toyata Cup Tournament and Marathon Champion, WMC World Champion, WBC Diamond World Champion, and a two-time recipient of the prestigious Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year award.
With uncanny dexterity, agility and footwork, Saenchai possesses one of the flashiest and trickiest styles of fighting out there. Anyone who has watched him fight knows just how entertaining and unique he is.
He is a unique talent, the kind which genuinely only emerges once in a lifetime. And just to give you an idea of how special he really is, Saenchai is actually credited to invention of the cartwheel kick.
What makes him highly remarkable is that for the entirety of his career, literally almost every fight he has ever had, he has faced bigger opponents. In Muay Thai his matches generally had him giving up a minimum of two pounds against fellow Thais; against foreigners he would give up twenty pounds or more and still win, such was the difference in skill level.
Check out Saenchai’s video highlight below:
Stay tuned to ArabsMMA.com for the announcement of Saenchai’s opponent.