Ask any Muay Thai aficionado about their favorite Muay Thai fight, they’ll probably tell you that it’s Pakorn PKSaenchaimuaythaigym’s insane showdown with the aggressive multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Pornsanae Sitmonchai. This fight truly personified the savage beauty of the art of eight limbs, continuing to rouse audiences years after that fateful night.
A muay femur, Pakorn is known for his beautiful technique and aggression in the ring. To this day, Pakorn is considered to be one of the most exciting fighters to watch. If you’re looking for edge-of-your-seat Muay Thai action, look no further. Today, Evolve Daily shares 6 of Pakorn’s Greatest Fights:
1) Pakorn vs Pornsanae 1
This fight was awarded Lumpinee Fight of the Year for 2010 – and rightfully so. The beautiful exchange between Pornsanae and Pakorn in the fourth round is certainly one of the most exciting rounds in Muay Thai history to date. In this fight, you’ll see the battle between two of the most dangerous fighters to ever step into the ring. It was as if Pornsanae, an aggressive brawler with knockout power and devastating low kicks was neutralized by Pakorn’s intelligent, measured style.
2) Pakorn vs Seksan Or Kwanmuang 2
Just a month before this fight, Pakorn and Seksan had fought in Lumpinee. Ranked higher than Pakorn, Seksan had defeated him in their previous fight. This fight proved to be different. Although there were some tough exchanges and brutal elbows throughout the fight, Pakorn managed to defeat Seksan with points and win the WMC World Lightweight Championship title. According to both fighters, it was their most painful fight to date.
3) Pakorn vs Jomthong 3
Although Pakorn had fought Jomthong twice before, it was always a great battle between the two fighters. In fact, according to Pakorn, Jomthong has always been one of his toughest opponents. In this fight, Jomthong was the reigning Rajadamnern Champion and WBC World Champion at 135 lbs. Although he managed to land a few solid punches on Pakorn, ultimately, it was Pakorn who was able to outsmart him once again, using the clinch and sweeps.
4) Pakorn vs Liam Harrison
Considered to be one of the best foreign fighters, even by Saenchai himself, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Liam Harrison was set to face Pakorn for the YOKKAO under 65 kg world title. In this fight, Harrison was coming off a winning streak. He started the fight strong, pressuring Pakorn to react. Although Harrison was aggressive, Pakorn managed to outwit him with his precise technique, earning him the judge’s nod.
5) Pakorn vs Sagetdao Petpayathai
2013 was a busy year for Pakorn. He had started the year strong but lost two times in the following months. In July, he faced Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Champion Sagetdao Petpayathai, one of the biggest superstars of his era. Coming off of a loss against Penek Sitnumnoi, Pakorn was eager to avenge this. Both fighters were able to land a great amount of strikes but it was Pakorn who was able to land more strikes.
6) Pakorn vs Penek Sitnumnoi 2
After losing to Penek Sitnumnoi at Rajadamnern earlier in the year, Pakorn was eager to see him in the ring again. Both fighters were the youngest and most accomplished nak muays of their era, and seeing both in the ring again was certainly exciting for all the fans. Although Penek was able to outpoint him in the first fight, Pakorn certainly learned from his mistakes from the first fight and avoided being trapped in the clinch.
With his beautiful technique and ability to adapt to any opponent in the ring, Pakorn is without a doubt one of the greatest and most exciting Muay Thai fighters in history! Now, he shares his knowledge alongside other Muay Thai legends as part of Asia’s most decorated instructor team at Evolve MMA.