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BKFC signs muay Thai legend 'Saenchai' to promotional contract

Thai legend debuts with promotion in November, expected to head to U.S. in March.

PHILADELPHIA – Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship has announced the signing of muay Thai legend "Saenchai" of Bangkok, Thailand to a multi-fight promotional contract.

"Saenchai" will make his debut under the BKFC banner this November in his native Thailand with plans to fight in the U.S. in March 2023.

"This is our second huge signing of muay Thai legends in the last month, and we're very thankful to Nick Chapman and Golf, our partners with BKFC Thailand, for their hard work in facilitating the signing of 'Saenchai,'" BKFC president and founder David Feldman said. 

"I've always looked for the greatest challenges throughout my fighting career," Saenchai said. "BKFC is making tremendous inroads into Asia, and Thailand specifically, and I look forward to this opportunity. Many thanks to my fans all over the world for their continued support."

Continued Feldman: "We're very excited to continue our robust expansion into the Asian market. The support we've received from the fans and media upon signing 'Buakaw' last month has been overwhelming." 

BKFC 3 Thailand, headlined by "Buakaw," takes place on Saturday, September 3 and will be broadcast internationally as part of the BKFC+ subscription for $4.99 per month on the new BKFC app.

"Saenchai" has won the prestigious Lumpinee Stadium Title in four different divisions. The southpaw is considered by many in the combat sports media as one of the best muay Thai fighters of all time.

Among the accolades achieved throughout Saenchai's career include 2020 YOKKAO diamond welterweight champion, four-time THAI FIGHT King's Cup world champion and the 2017 Phoenix Fighting Championship. His overall record is 321-49-2 with 41 knockouts while fighting in 15 different countries throughout his career including twice in Los Angeles.

Fighting this year, "Saenchai" has amassed five wins, most recently defeating Alan Yauny at the THAI FIGHT Sisaket event on June 26.