It can’t be denied. Muay Thai is definitely making some huge strides in America. And while there is still much room left to grow for the sport, America’s left and right coasts are the definitive hotbeds for Muay Thai action in the United States. This weekend, the action takes place on the east coast as Friday Night Fights presents the 4th installment of their annual 8-man tournament. The 8-man tournament has been a breeding ground for some of the east coast’s top Muay Thai talent as pros such as Troy Sheridan, Marcus Fisher, Liam Tarrant, Ognjen Topic, Turan Hasanov, and many more have let fists fly as part of this tournament in the past.
Tonight (09/28) in NYC, 8 of the countries top amateurs will once again face off in the ring and one talented fighter will battle his way through 3 opponents to become this years FNF 8-man tournament champion. And if the tournament weren’t enough, tonight’s FNF event will feature a pro main event bout between Tony Manoharan and Mohammed Lemjerdine!
Below are the names of the fighters scheduled to take part in tonight’s 8-man tournament:
Geoffrey Then (Danbury, Connecticut)
Daniel McDonald (Huntington Beach, California)
Benson Virtucio (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
Cody Moberly (Wichita, Kansas)
Anton Potecki (Cambridge, Ontario, Canada)
Josh Wyles (Kernersville, North Carolina)
Joe Cox (St. Louis, Missouri)
Eric Luna (San Jose, California)
If one night of face blistering Muay Thai action isn’t enough for you, then Christian Tran and his Warrior’s Cup team have provided you with the perfect solution to your problem as on Saturday, September 29th, they present Warriors Cup XV (That’s 15 for those of you who like me, don’t understand Roman numerals). This event that will take place just across the Hudson in the state of New Jersey will once again bring you Full Muay Thai Rules action! As they have in the past, Warrior’s Cup XV will feature a stellar lineup of some of the countries best Muay Thai pros going shin for shin, punch for punch, and most importantly elbow for elbow in one of the most exciting pro Muay Thai cards this year!
The event which will be headlined by a cracker of a match up between Rami Ibrahim and Ognjen Topic for a WBC US National Featherweight Title, will also feature rising stars such as Marcus Fisher, Jay Matias, Chris Mauceri, Liam Tarrant, and more.
In addition to the pros, the card will be stacked with talented amateurs who are a few fights shy of making their pro debuts and many other up and coming fighters looking to put on a show.
Definitely not one to be missed! And if you are not in New Jersey but still don’t want to miss any of the action, you can catch a live PPV stream of the event at Go Fight Live!
Rami Ibrahim vs. Ognjen Topic – US National Featherweight Title Fight
Marcus Fisher vs. Maksim Ishkov
Liam Tarrant vs. Kevin Molina
Jay Matias vs. Chris Mauceri