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Buakaw vs Saenchai BKFC Fight Repositioned for 2nd Q-2023

Buakaw vs Saenchai goes later in 2023 than initially thought. Despite prior targets of March and April from BKFC, the hugely intriguing bare-knuckle Muay Thai bout is now trending more toward late Spring or early Summer.

David Feldman is the figurehead of BKFC and discussed the machinations of this matchup being maneuvered to a different point in the year.

Feldman broke the news to me in a recent conversation regarding big happenings in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship set for the next few months.

The excerpt in quotes below is what Feldman had to say regarding this gargantuan showdown of Thailand combat legends.

Buakaw vs Saenchai

The amended timeline for Buakaw vs Saenchai 

“We were targeting April 8th. But what’s happening is we’re having just a little bit of issues over there right now with some logistical stuff. So it looks like that one is probably going to be a little bit later. We’re not a hundred percent sure on that. But that’s definitely going to happen in the second quarter at some time. That’s a big fight for us. It’s a big fight to get new fans with. But like I said, we had to work some things out there. But we are growing the Thailand brand.”

Buakaw is a hugely decorated kickboxer with multiple K1 Max world titles on his resume. He has a laundry list of lineal and tournament titles in Muay Thai. Plus, Buakaw also has a Shoot Boxing tournament title to his credit. He also is 1-0 within BKFC. Buakaw won his bare-knuckle boxing debut by halting Erkan Varol in the opening round of BKFC Thailand 3 in September.

Saenchai is regarded by many of as one of the all time great Muay Thai practioners to have ever walked the Earth. He has been a Lumpinee Stadium world champion across four different weight categories. While Saenchai has a handful of gloved boxing bouts to his credit and captured the PABA interim featherweight title, this bare knuckle effort is something he will be a neophyte in.


The combative experience between these two is immense. Buakaw has over 275 Muay Thai fights and Saenchai has over 350 bouts within the art of eight limbs. Buakaw and Saenchai have victories over four and five different decades, respectively.

Feldman appeared on Bowks Talking Bouts once again to break news on the four key players in the next welterweight championship bout, the two title fights set for BKFC Norfolk, and more.

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