There is a new fighter on the bare-knuckle fighting scene. In recent years bare-knuckle fighting has become very popular among combat sports fans. Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) is one of the leading promotions in bare-knuckle fighting. Recently they’ve signed many UFC fighters and other big names to join the promotion. Now there is a new name joining the ranks. Not an MMA fighter this time, but a legendary Muay Thai striker named Saenchai. The news was first reported By MMA Fighting.
BKFC has signed another Muay Thai legend to the roster — this time it's Saenchai, who holds a ridiculous 313-41-5 record during his career.
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 2, 2022
Saenchai is Leaving Muay Thai in search of a new sport at 42 years old
The Thailand native is said to be one of the best Muay Thai fighters to have ever come out of the country. His resume is an extraordinary one consisting of 372 professional kickboxing fights. Of those 372, he has won 321 of them. In the last eight years, Saenchai never lost a kickboxing fight. He is a multi-time champion in the sport and now at 42 years old will be making a fresh start in a new sport.
Saenchai is no stranger to boxing. He gave boxing a run back in 2002 and had five matches. He won all five and scored two KO victories during that time. In 2004 he decided to return to Muay Thai and has not looked back since, until now. For the bulk of Saenchai’s career, he fought somewhere between 115 and 154 pounds. His most recent title win was the 147 lbs YOKKAO Diamond title. Assuming he will fight around that weight in BKFC he could face the likes of any number of featherweights or lightweights on the roster.
Another big name in the Muay Thai world signed with BKFC recently as well. Buakaw, a legend of the sport signed a multi-fight deal and will make his debut in September. These two might not be facing each other but they will certainly be a force to be reckoned with in their new promotional home.