Known as the “art of the eight limbs” and characterised by wicked knee, leg, and elbow strikes, Muay Thai maintains its traditional nobility, including pre-fight prayers and a strict code of conduct for fighters, despite now being popular across the globe.
You can see the ancient sport in action at The Venetian Macao in the Thai Fight World Battle on June 28. With a roster of 16 fighters headlined by Yodsanklai Fairtex, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Iquezang Kor Rungthanakeat and Saiyok Pumpanmuang Windysport, this is a world-class battle between Asia and Europe’s best ring warriors, taking place at the Cotai Arena, and makes for an awesome boys weekend away in Asia’s entertainment capital. Expect stand offs between the best Muay Thai practitioners from Thailand, Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, and France, battling it out in eight three-round bouts – including six using traditional rope hand wraps. Tickets start from HK$180, and ticket and ferry combos can be purchased from Cotai Ticketing. Make a weekend of it with hotel packages from The Venetian Macao, including breakfast and ‘silver’ class tickets to the show from HK$4,018.
Preserving the traditions of Muay Thai…and brotherhood.
Thai Fight World Battle
Saturday June 28, Cotai Arena
Tickets from Cotai Ticketing www.cotaiticketing.com