Yodsanklai Fairtex is a legend in Muay Thai, but unfortunately for fans he recently decided to hang up his gloves.
Despite fans being left wanting to see the massive super fight with Buakaw, Yodsanklai never disappointed. He was one of the most entertaining fighters to watch. Evolve MMA put together a list of Yodsanklai’s five greatest fights.
The list included the likes of bouts with John Wayne Parr, and Kem Sitsongpeenong. Make sure to check out he full list at Evolve MMA and let us know which is your favorite Yodsanklai fight.
1) Yodsanklai vs John Wayne Parr, The Contender Asia Finale
Of all of his opponents, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion John Wayne Parr considers Yodsanklai to be one of the toughest fighters he has ever faced in the ring. With barely a few seconds left in the first round, the great John Wayne Parr found himself on the ground after being knocked down by Yodsanklai’s famous left kick to the body. In the second round, Yodsanklai was able to knock down Parr again, proving his dominance in the ring. Although Parr showed tremendous heart and launched a few solid attacks of his own, this fight proved that Yodsanklai was definitely in a different league.
2) Yodsanklai vs Kem Sitsongpeenong
There was a lot on the line in this fight for Yodsanklai Fairtex. Not only was he facing a former teammate, he also had to cut a drastic amount of weight for the fight. It would become one of the most important fights in the final years of Yodsanklai’s career. To lose the weight, Yodsanklai had to get into the best shape of his life. In fact, after this fight, he never put the weight back on. Although he had been winning many fights after his stadium career, this fight was the ultimate redemption for Yodsanklai. His brutal elbow KO proved that Yodsanklai was truly one of the greats.
Check out the entire list here.