155lb Buakaw vs 240lb heavyweight MMA fighter

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Buakaw is a Muay Thai kickboxer who is often considered one of the top Muay Thai fighters of all time. He has an amazing kickboxing record of 229 wins with only 23 losses and 12 draws. That’s 264 total fights!

Buakaw started his fighting career when he was just 8-year-old and made a name for himself in the Muay Thai stadiums in his native country of Thailand, winning numerous stadium championships as a young man.

He would then go on to fight internationally under k1 kickboxing rules which would take away some of the Thai fighters best weapons such as elbows as well as limiting his use of the Thai clinch. But that didn’t stop him from pretty much dominating the scene for many years.

In the following video we see Buakaw having an exhibition match against a much larger MMA fighter named Alain Ngalani who also has a kickboxing record of his own to boot.

Buakaw fought for most of his career at 153lbs while his opponent in this video is reported to weigh as much as 240lbs. That is a huge weight disparity especially when it comes to striking.

Though these guys aren’t going 100% full clip, it is still interesting to see how Buakaw’s superior skill and technique deals with the much larger man who is certainly not unskilled himself.

All in all it is a pretty easy going, respectful exhibition where you see the much smaller man get the better of his much larger opponent using proper skill and technique as well as good movement and defensive skills.

Buakaw Banchamek aka Buakhao (Thai meaning, “white lotus”, (Thai: บัวขาว บัญชาเมฆ, born May 8, 1982) is a Thai welterweight Muay Thai kickboxer, who formerly fought out of Por. Pramuk Gym, in Bangkok, Thailand under the ring name Buakaw Por. Pramuk (Thai: บัวขาว ป.ประมุข). He is former two time Omnoi Stadium champion, Lumpini Stadium Toyota Marathon champion, Thailand Featherweight champion and two time K-1 World MAX champion. [Source: Wiki]

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