UFC FIGHT PASS adds live Muay Thai from Bangkok
Las Vegas, Nevada – UFC FIGHT PASS® announced today the world’s premier combat sports streaming service has added authentic Muay Thai to its live combat sports offering. Streaming live from Thailand, theBangkok Nights season will showcase four live cards from the Fight Sports Asia organization.
“We are continuing to expand Fight Pass’s offering to combat sports fans,” said David Shaw, UFC Senior Vice President of International and Content. “The reaction to Fight Pass’s recent US-based Thai boxing events was very encouraging, and we are excited to now showcase a season of Muay Thai action from the very place the sport originated.”
“Fight Pass hasn’t presented anything quite like this before,” added Ant Evans, UFC FIGHT PASS’s Senior Director of Editorial & Content Acquisition. “Thai fighting has been a way of life in Bangkok for centuries – and the style there is for fighters to exchange strikes in a war of attrition until something gives. We believe that attack-minded style, along with the traditional Bangkok stadium setting, is going to really entertain our international audience of hardcore fight fans.”
The Bangkok Nights schedule is:
This Friday, May 25, at 4am PT, 7am ET
This Saturday, May 26, 10pm PT, 1am ET
Next Friday, June 1, 4am PT, 7am ET
Next Saturday, June 2, 10pm PT, 1am ET
This Friday’s four-fight card is headlined by local sensation and dual champion Khundiew Payubkampan taking on No.1 contender Morradokpetch Muayded in one of the most anticipated showdowns in Bangkok. The pair are fighting for 1million Thai baht cash prize (approximately $35,000).
Three other cash-prizes and divisional championships will be on the line during a card which will serve as a crash-course in the blistering style of authentic Muay Thai.
As ever, the replay of each event will be immediately added to the vast UFC FIGHT PASS library of over 16,000 fights from over 40 MMA, grappling, kickboxing and Muay Thai organizations from around the world.