Buakaw Banchamek vs. Yuan Bin 2 cancelled
Muay Thai fighter Buakaw Banchamek was scheduled to face Yuan Bin of China for the second time on October 27 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The pair was expected to headline the MAS Fight event co-promoted with Khun Khmer. The bout has been cancelled due to withdrawal of the latter, Sanook reported on Wednesday.
The pair first met in May 2015 in Xiamen. The contest went a three-round distance and ended in favor of Buakaw, who earned the decision. Their second battle is not happening.
At this stage it is unclear if there is a replacement opponent to go up against the famed Thai on a ten-day notice.
The fight against Yin Bin was as well a replacement matchup. The Thai fighter was expected to face Kung Fu practitioner Yi Long in their third battle early October. The Chinese competitor withdrew from the contest mid August, citing injury.
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Buakaw Banchamek was last seen in action in March, when he scored a unanimous decision against Artem Pashporin. He is riding the six-fight win streak.
The two time K-1 World MAX champion, Buakaw, has been recently invited to join ONE Championship. He is proposed to square off against Italian kickboxing star Giorgio Petrosyan.