Yodsanklai Fairtex - Featured WMC Champion For June
Posted on July 03 2012
This week’s edition of WMC Champions features WMC Middleweight Champion Yodsanklai “The Hero”.
Yodsanklai, probably one of Thailand’s biggest exports, has been a legend in muaythai for many years and is a two-time Lumpinee champion.
Yodsanklai shot to international fame when he appeared on The Contender Asia, the award winning reality TV show, sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council in which he for 15 weeks showed as much character as he did talent.
In the end in a thrilling final beat out JWP from Australia to become the Contender Asia champion claiming a total purse of nearly 200,000 USD and also became the WMC World Champion.
He defended the WMC World Title twice, most recently stopping Vladimir Moravcik in his home town silencing the sell-out crowd.
In 2009 Cosmo Alexandre was the first foreigner to win the prestigious King’s Cup sanctioned by the WMC and in 2010 Thailand sent in Yodsanklai to reclaim the cup and it was Yodsanklai who met the King’s Cup champion Cosmo in the final after which Yodsanklai reclaimed the cup back for Thailand.