With over 20 years of Muay Thai fight experience, Sam-A Gaiyanghadaogym is one of Evolve MMA’s newest and most exciting additions to its highly decorated instructor team of World Champions. Besides having one of the biggest names in the Muay Thai world, Sam-A has won 364 fights throughout his career and is known to be the fastest kicker ever.
Are you ready to get blown away? Today, Evolve Daily shares Sam-A Gaiyanghadaogym’s 5 Most Exciting Fights:
1) V.S. Detnarong Wor. Sangprapai
In March 2007, Sam-A took on Detnarong Wor. Sangprapai. He eventually emerged victorious after 5 gruelling rounds. Thanks to his good stamina, he was able to push through all 5 rounds and put up such a great fight.
At the end of 2008, Sam-A went against Detnarong again, and clinched the Lumpinee Championship – making it one of the best years of his fight career. That same year, he beat other top Muay Thai fighters, including Petchboonchu F.A. Group, Penek Sitnumnoi, and Rungruanglek Lukprabart. As a result, he made a name for himself as one of the biggest Muay Thai stars.
2) V.S. Pornsanae Sitmonchai
Sam-A and Pornsanae Sitmonchai had an interesting rivalry that kept fans at the edge of their seats. Throughout 2009, Sam-A took on and beat Pornsanae 4 times. In this video, Sam-A faced Pornsanae for the Lumpinee Stadium Super Bantamweight title, in his second fight against Pornsanae. After 5 intense rounds, Sam-A won by decision.
3) V.S. Yodsanklai Fairtex
Sam-A was only 18 when he took on Yodsanklai Fairtex in Lumpinee Stadium. Throughout his entire career, he fought Yodsanklai a total of 7 times. Sam-A picked up Muay Thai and started training at the tender age of 9. It comes as no surprise then, that he was able to thrive in the ring at such a young age – and of course, go on to become one of the greatest Muay Thai legends in history.
4) V.S. Bangpleenoi 96Penang
In the headline event of the night, Sam-A battled it out with Bangpleenoi 96Penang for the Thailand Featherweight title at the new Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok. Sam-A finished the fight with a flurry of punches, a kick, and some knees strikes, eventually knocking Bangpleenoi out with a right knee.
5) V.S. Stephen Meleady
3 years ago, Sam-A took on the Irish Stephen Meleady at the Toyota Marathon event in Bangkok. Sam-A impressed his fans with yet another exciting fight, and won in the third round by decision.
Although Sam-A has stopped fighting competitively, we believe that he has already left his mark in the Muay Thai world, and will continue to inspire and impart his knowledge to many when he starts teaching at Evolve MMA.