With more than 250 career victories, Buakaw Banchamek is one of Muay Thai‘s most well-known and celebrated practitioners. The former K-I World Max Champion recently signed with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship and is slated to make his promotional debut at BKFC Thailand 3 on September 3rd.
Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated debut for the bare-knuckle fight group, Buakaw competed against Miura, an internet heartthrob and aspiring mixed martial artist who is the son of footballer Kazuyoshi Miura and model Risako Miura. The two squared off inside Thailand’s longest-running boxing stadium, which first opened in 1945.
In the contest, Buakaw delivered a dominant performance, putting Miura away in the third round by technical knockout. It was another spectacular showing for the Muay Thai superstar just weeks away from his first appearance in the BKFC squared circle.
Buakaw doesn't come to play!
The former K-1 MAX Champion had no love for Kota Miura tonight and stopped the upcoming MMA fighter from Japan in the third round of tonight's Rajadamnern World Series main event. #RWS pic.twitter.com/cMtHABgCQQ
— Beyond Kickboxing (@Beyond_Kick) August 19, 2022
Buakaw Banchamek Toes The Line at BKFC Thailand 3
Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has made waves recently with a slew of blockbuster signings including former UFC talents John Dodson, Felice Herrig, Greg Hardy, and Ben Rothwell. The promotion recently completed their BKFC 27 event this past Saturday in London main event by a crossover bout between Bellator MMA’s Michael ‘Venom’ Page and ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry.
On September 3rd, Buakaw will officially join the ranks by toeing the line at the promotion’s third event in Thailand. BFKC President and founder David Feldman shared his excitement about signing the former WBC Muay Thai world champion to the bare-knuckle brand.
“This is our third event in Thailand and I can’t wait to see the legendary ‘Buakaw’ in person and for our fans all over the world to watch him on the BKFC app. Thailand is a very robust, growing market for BKFC and we’re expecting a massive crowd on hand for ‘Buakaw’s’ bare-knuckle debut. Thanks very much to our partners in Thailand; Nick Chapman and Golf along with the Singha Corporation.”
In his BKFC debut, Buakaw will take on Erkan Varol, a native of Turkey. Varol is a kickboxing specialist who holds a record of 88-33 with 46 of those victories coming by way of knockout.