Muay Thai in America: In Honor of the King of Thailand's 85th Birthday

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Thai in America is the brand under which the International Muay Thai Federation and Atmosphere Entertainment are producing and promoting Muay Thai fight competitions.

The night started out with a step and repeat red carpet. The event went from 3pm-10pm.

They were serving complimentary cocktails and Gourmet catering by A Bite Truck in the vip before, and after the fights.

Doug Hutchison and his bomb shell wife Courtney Stodden graced the carpet, and were even seen smooching each other before the fights. 

Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden

Doug Hutchison, Courtney Stodden


Main event fights include: Simon Marcus vs. Sadibou Sy, Rungravee Sasiprapa vs. Damien Trajnor, Amanda Kelly vs. Julie Kitchen, Christophe Pruvost vs. Chike Lindsay. Muay

According to The Bangkok Post, a few Thai boxing promoters seemingly tried to lure boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao into a bout with Muay Thai legend Buakow Por Pramuk in this year's annual boxing event to celebrate the King of Thailand's 85th birthday.

Allegedly, Mr Somchai said contracts will be signed on Thursday in Manila. Unfortunately the fight never happened. Probably a good thing because Manny Pacquiao has a super fight with Juan Manuel Marquez on December 8 2012, and he would have only had a week to recover from this battle had it took place with Pramuk. 

Headlining the event was Canadian power house, and Undefeated Muay Thai fighter Simon Marcus vs. Sweden’s Sadibou Sy. Although the fight started out great it ended early in the 3rd rd. Marcus Sadibou Sy won via KO.

The co-main event was between two of the UK’s biggest Muay Thai stars – Julie Kitchen know as “The Queen of Muay Thai” Julie Kitchen quickly became a fan favorite amongst American Muay Thai fans. Always looking to push women’s Muay Thai to the forefront, Kitchen has been an ambassador of the sport for years. As beautiful as she is deadly, she was not only looking to continue to impress her fans but to take home the win against her fellow UK native.

Her opponent Amanda Kelly was looking to make her name on the American Muay Thai scene, Amanda Kelly was ready to take advantage of her opportunity. Facing a legend in Muay Thai like Julie Kitchen paired up with the opportunity to gain new fans we should have expect nothing but a tremendous effort from Kelly as she took on “The Queen of Muay Thai”. Amanda Kelly won the victory by defeating Julie Kitchen via Split Decision. 

The venue was packed full of crazed fans, and all in all turned out to be a great event.


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