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Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Banchamek faces Erkan Varol in BKFC debut on September 3 in Bangkok

Buakaw makes bare-knuckle debut at BKFC Thailand 3, which streams live on the BKFC app.
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PHILADELPHIA – Muay Thai superstar Buakaw Banchamek will make his BKFC debut against Erkan Varol on Saturday, September 3 in Bangkok, Thailand in the main event of

BKFC Thailand 3, it was announced today by Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president and founder David Feldman. The event will also be broadcast globally as part of the BKFC+ subscription for $4.99 per month on the new BKFC app.

"This is our third event in Thailand, and I can't wait to see the legendary Buakaw in person and for our fans all over the world to watch him on our app," Feldman said. "Thailand is a very robust, growing market for BKFC, and we're expecting a massive crowd on hand for Buakaw's bare-knuckle debut. Thanks very much to our partners in Thailand: Nick Chapman and Golf along with the Singha Corporation."

Additional fights and further details on BKFC Thailand 3 will be announced shortly.

The signing of Buakaw by BKFC was massive news in international sports media including a video takeover at the famed Times Square in New York City.

A true icon in his native Thailand, Buakaw has won numerous muay Thai and kickboxing tournaments all over the world. Following an almost three-year hiatus, Buakaw returned to competition on July 6 with a dominant victory over Eastern Europe's Dmitry Varats in the world fight Kun Khmer Series in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The fight drew a massive crowd of passionate supporters of Buakaw.

Over the course of his illustrious combat sports career, Buakaw's accolades include a six-time champion in World Muay Thai Council tournaments. He is a two-time champion of K-1's World Max, in addition to winning the 2014 WBC muay Thai diamond world championship.

Buakaw's overall combat sports' record is 240-24-12 with 73 victories coming by stoppage.

A native of Turkey, Varol, an acclaimed kickboxing specialist, enters the battle against Buakaw with a record of 88-33, with 46 wins coming by way of knockout.