One of the biggest events taking place this upcoming weekend happens in London, England. The Muay Thai Grand Prix organization returns to the Indigo at the O2 Arena with a huge card featuring roughly 15 professional bouts, including seven title bouts.
Iman Barlow, the reigning Enfusion Ladies 54 kg champion, faces Hannah Brady in a Full Rules Muay Thai bout for the MTGP 55 kg title. In another title bout, Carlton Lieu defends his 63.5 kg title against Luca Roma of Italy. Lieu successfully defended his belt on a Lion Fight card in the United States earlier this year.
Michael Pham had a fantastic knockout over Eric Rocha with a spinning back elbow at an MTGP event in July. Pham returns to defend his 67 kg title against fellow Brit Dale Hughes.
Muay Thai Grand Prix promotes K-1 style kickboxing fights on their shows under the KGP (Kickboxing Grand Prix) banner. There are two KGP title bouts scheduled for Saturday. Luke Whelan faces Joe Himsworth in a 67 kg battle. In a Ladies title match up in the 63.5 kg weight category, Niamh Kinehan faces Sarah Worsfold. Kinehan recently competed in the Kunlun Fight Mulan Legend tournament in China.
Here is the pro bout lineup (subject to change).
As always, apologies are in order for any misspellings, omissions, or other errors.
10 November 2018
Muay Thai Grand Prix 21/KGP 15
Indigo at the O2 Arena, London, England
Start Time: Prelims 16:00, Main Card 19:00
Kickboxing Rules Bouts (KGP)
-63.5 kg: Elson Patrick vs Ryan Braillon
-70 kg: Sahin Omer vs Kaivery Thompson
-76 kg: Yusef Ali-Taleb vs Chris Melhuish
-66 kg:Tom Mabandia vs Babacar Sarr
-60 kg: Aion McRae vs Charlie Needham
-95 kg: Aaron O’Neill vs Reon Wong
-63.5 kg Ladies: Sarah Worsfold vs Niamh Kinehan-KGP Super Lightweight Title
-67 kg: Luke Whelan vs Joe Himsworth-KGP Welterweight Title
Full Rules Muay Thai Bouts
-55 kg: Iman Barlow vs Hannah Brady-MTGP Bantamweight Title Fight
-63.5 kg: Carlton Lieu vs Luca Roma (ITA)-MTGP Super Lightweight Title Fight
-55.4 kg: Evan Jays vs Gianpiero Sportelli (ITA)-MTGP Junior Featherweight Title Fight
-69.85 kg: Shane O’Neill (IRL) vs Giannis Tsigkos (GRC)-MTGP Super Welterweight European Title
-67 kg: Michael Pham vs Dale Hughes-MTGP Welterweight European Title Fight
-54 kg: Tyree Stevens vs Callum Connor
-50 kg Ladies: Grace Spicer vs Martina Bernile (ITA)