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|Event Time||Dec 18, 2011 8:30 AM EST|
|Venue||King Chulalongkorn Monument|
|Event Type||Fight - MuayThai|
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Thai Fight is back as it presents its final installment of the year with Finals 2011 from Bangkok, Thailand live on December 18 exclusively on the GFL Combat Sports Network at GFL.tv. The tournament finals are now set and Muay Thai fans around the world will get to see two five round championship matches along with several top contenders' matches as Thai Fight ends the year with a bang.
Buakaw Por. Pramuk from Thailand faces Frankie Giorgio from Australia in the 154 lb tournament finale. Buakaw has been dubbed a "national treasure" of Thailand and is the heavy favorite going into the bout against Giorgi in front of his homeland of Thailand. This is a matchup of conflicting styles in this super welterweight battle as Buakaw is a precision striker, who darts in to land strikes and then moves to a safe distance before his opponent can launch his own attack, while Giorgio has been compared to the movie character, Rocky, for his ability to wade into punches and kicks and absorb a lot of punishment while dishing out his own. Giorgi will need a Rocky-type performance as Buakaw has not been beaten since his days where he dominated K-1 many years ago.
Kem Sitsongpeenong from Thailand battles last year's Thai Fight Tournament Champion, Fabio Pinca from France in the 147 lb tournament final. Pinca's WBC World Welterweight Championship will also be on the line in this bout as he looks to repeat as Thai Fight Champion in back to back years. Kem defeated Pinca earlier in their careers but this bout will be an entirely different animal. Both fighters have grown since their first meeting and if anything, all it will do is light a fire under Pinca's belly to avenge the loss. Kem will have the home crowd at his side and will need all the help he can get as Pinca has been on a hot streak for the last two years. Pinca is also a wizard at tight grappling and clinch work, so he will prove a tough test for Kem when they two go to battle on the inside.
If you love nonstop, full-throttle striking, then Thai Fight - 2011 Finals, is must-see TV. This event concludes one of the deepest Muay Thai tournaments ever. Watch as the brave warriors display the science of the eight limbs and use punches, kicks, knees and elbows as they take the final step into becoming tournament champions. Order this event exclusively at GFL.tv.
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