Usually, the month of August is a quiet for Muay Thai in the UK. With the kids off school and most people taking holidays, promoters tend to wait until later in the year before their next event. However, this year is different. We believe this is a clear sign that the popularity of the sport is growing, particularly in the UK.
Throughout the month of August, some of the biggest promotions in the UK will hold events in various parts of the country. Previously, the thought of promoting an event in August whilst many potential ticket buyers were on holiday or otherwise engaged was unheard-of.
Hybrid Fight Series alongside Lion Fight Promotions will host their next event on August 6. Then Rebellion Promotions and Victory Promotions are just one week apart in August. Arguably, both are considered top 5 Muay Thai promotions in the UK.
- First ever ‘Road to Rajadamnern’ to take place on December 16 in Liverpool
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- RWS Muay Thai full fight card for October 28
- RWS Muay Thai results: Daniel Rodriguez beats Sornkhaw via first round knockout
- Tawanchai vs Superbon rescheduled for December 8
Rebellion‘s next event will be on Sunday, August 14. Featuring a WMO MuayThai title bout between Alex MacGregor and Garrett Smylie, plus much more, it’s sure to be another memorable event. Recently, Rebellion have been gaining traction as one of the fastest growing Muay Thai promotions in the UK. Matching some of the biggest names in the UK, they have also
A week later, Victory Promotions returns for their second event of the year. The Victory League kicked-off at the last event in April, with the second round of bouts taking place on August 20. Despite a number of changes due to injury, the Victory League looks interesting as the fighters battle out for points towards the grand prize.
Meg Corwell, who secured her Thai Fighter UK #1 spot with a win over Rhona Walker at VICTORY 8, will put the spot on the line against Marie McManamon on August 20. Marie also secured a huge win over WBC European champion, Dani Fall at VICTORY 8. They’re level in the Victory League with 4 points each and every round will count in their bout towards taking a the lead in the league going into the final round of bouts in December. The full Victory League standing can be found here.
Swiss fighter Aline Seiberth comes in as a replacement for the withdrawn Dani Fall. The former WBC European title contender will face Rhona Walker on August 20. Both fighters sit with 0 points in the league thus far, but a good performance and win could easily put either fighter in contention for the league prize.
In the men’s Victory League, both Federico Alfaro and Jack Cooper had to withdraw due to injury. Unable to find suitable replacements, the Victory team decided that joint Victory League leaders Niall McGreevy and Luke Bar will face each other twice in the remaining two rounds of League bouts. Both fighters accrued 7 points in April and a two-fight shootout on August 20 and December 10 could swing the league in either fighters favour.
The list of UK Muay Thai events in August looks like this;
- August 6: Hybrid Fight Series / Lion Fight (Bracknell)
- August 6: Cyclone Fight Night (Kent)
- August 14: Rebellion (Glasgow)
- August 20: Victory 9 (Newcastle)
- August 20: 21CFC (Redhill)
- August 20: Muay Thai Boxing (Glasgow)
- August 27: Noble Combat Championship (Bristol)
- August 27: Road 2 Nation (Liverpool)