2016 is set to be the busiest year ever for mixed martial arts (MMA) in Thailand and the country's premier promotion has confirmed that its upcoming card will be taking place next month in Bangkok.
Full Metal Dojo (FMD) 9 is set for the Insanity Nightclub on March 19th and is just one of a number of MMA events booked to take place in Thailand this year. The big one is set for May 27th when ONE Championship puts on its first-ever card in Bangkok at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre.
There will also be more MMA action in Chiang Mai next weekend with Ring Wars 3 set for the Loi Kroh Boxing Stadium. Last month FMD 8 took place in Phuket while there was also a semi-pro event titled "Cage Wars 3" in Korat last boxing day.
The MMA scene in Thailand is thriving and fight fans in Bangkok will be able to catch reigning ONE strawweight champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke in action when he defends his title at the Impact Exhibition and Convention Centre on May 27th.
There is no word yet on who Dejdamrong will be facing, but ONE's strawweight division is starting to get a little deeper and undefeated Thai 115-pounder Pongsiri Mitsatit is now on the roster. He's likely to make his promotional debut in May while Shannon Wiratchai is also penciled in to appear on that card.
Mitsatit is an FMD veteran and fought four times with the promotion before signing with ONE Championship. There are plenty more up and coming Thai stars on the FMD roster and several of them are likely to be in action on March 19th.