Attend the Yas Island Muay Thai Championship for the first time in Abu Dhabi! Taking place at the du Forum on November 23rd, the six-fight extravaganza features leading international names from the world of Muay Thai. In a unique double-header, the Yas Island Muay Thai Championship will pit Youssef Boughanem (Morocco) against Jake Purdy (United Kingdom) and Somchai Lueamlam (Thailand) against Jack Kennedy (UK).
Supporting the main event are four thrilling undercard bouts:
Walter Gonçalves (Brazil) vs Pedro Ruiz (Spain); Jussi Santalahti (Finland) vs Fernando Groenhart (the Netherlands); Salimkhan Ibragimov (Russia) vs Jose Manuel Hita Rodriguez (Spain); and Ilyass Chakir (Morocco) vs Nicolas Mendes (Senegal).
Often referred to as the ‘art of eight limbs,’ Muay Thai is characterised by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, and shins. Five judges sit for each fight to score both offensive and defensive point decisions. Bouts are divided into rounds with a time limit ranging from between two to three minutes per round with 2-minute rest between rounds. Safety is the most important aspect of Muay Thai with fighters wearing protective equipment and receiving a medical check-up before and after every fight.
Tickets for the event start at AED 50 and are available.
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