This Friday October 5, the world’s first ever Muay Thai Expo launches in Buriram Thailand. . .
‘CITY OF HAPPINESS’ HOSTS UNIQUE MUAY THAI EXPO
BURIRAM – In just two days, the world’s first Muay Thai Expo will debut its artistry to the world. Hosted by the Sports Authority of Thailand, the four-day-long event will take place in conjunction with Thailand’s first ever MotoGP.
At the recent press conference for the MotoGP, the Governor of Buriram said they are expecting 300,000 spectators — more than six times the current population of the city. Already 300 local and international media have registered to attend. Hotels have been booked for months, resulting in the city setting up two addition campsites at the Buriram Sports Complex and Khao Kradong Forest Park; both facilities are now sold out.
To prepare for the influx of traffic in the area, the governor has banned cars from the Chang International Circuit and will instead be providing a free shuttle service to take people to and from the venue. Nakhonchaiburin, a partnership between Nakhonratchasima, Chaiyaphum, Buriram and Surin Provinces, will come together to provide food for the event. They will be cooking up a wide array of local delicacies, in addition to halal food options.
As Thailand has been bestowed the contract for the MotoGP for an additional two years, the governor has taken extra precautions to make sure the event runs as smoothly as possible. The local police received addition training, and are ready and educated in crisis management as well as medical services.
THRILLING REMATCH IN EXPO’S MAIN EVENT
The Muay Thai Expo is now setting up the stage for the highly decorated fight card on October 5th, in addition to the Muay Boran and Wai Kru performances that are scheduled for the duration of the event. There will more than 100 professional Muay Thai Fighters coming to the expo to take part in the festivities.
A total of eight nations will join together to complete the 11-fight card. The fight that everyone is talking about is the rematch between Tawanchai PK Saenchaimuaythaigym and Kulabdam Sor.Jor.Piek-U-Thai. After a thrilling initial encounter at Lumpinee Stadium just last month, fight fans nationwide have been asking for an encore.
The pair first met at 136 lbs. with Tawanchai taking the decision victory after a highly competitive affair. This time they will be tipping the scales at a whopping 140 lbs. with the new weight favoring the Surin native, Kulabdam.
A detailed schedule of events will be released shortly via the expo’s Facebook page. On the final day of festivities, Thai pop music group BNK48 will be performing a mini-concert for those in attendance.
Both the international and local Muay Thai communities are excited to join together for this momentous occasion. A highlighted portion fight card will be broadcast live on Armin TV from 18:00-20:00. Tickets are available from All Ticket at 7-11 stores nationwide.