Fil-Aussie kickboxing champ to see action in the world’s biggest bare-knuckle tilt

Filipino-Australian multiple-time kickboxing champion Michael Badato could make history as the first-ever World Lethwei Champion on Nov. 4 when he competes in the biggest bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world, World Lethwei Championship at WLC: Legendary Champions.

Lethwei is a traditional form of Burmese martial art featuring punches, kicks, elbows, knees, and headbutts. It is regarded as the purest form of striking martial arts in the world.

His opponent for this fight in Yangon, Myanmar will be local no. 1 fighter in lethwei, Too Too.

A decorated striker, Too Too has never lost when competing under lethwei rules. His record stands at an impressive 35 wins and 13 draws, and he convincingly defeated Eddie Farrell and James Benal in his two previous World Lethwei Championship fight.

Michael Badato was born in the Philippines but moved to Australia when he was just one-year-old. He returns to the Philippines every two years to visit family members. His aggressive, all-action style has made him a fan favorite in the kickboxing world and he now tests himself for the first time in lethwei in what is sure to be a thrilling encounter.

His decorated career includes two WBC titles, as well as titles in IKBF, WKBF and regional championships.

Michael Badato announced, ‘I am going to make history as the first Middleweight World Lethwei Champion. I have prepared my whole life for this moment and this would be the greatest moment of my career.’

World Lethwei Championship is the largest bare-knuckle fighting organization in the world. Based in Yangon, Myanmar, World Lethwei Championship has signed the top fighters in Lethwei and kickboxing to exclusive contracts. It packages the historic traditions of the Burmese martial art of lethwei with cutting-edge technology in media & entertainment to provide fans with a night to remember.

Topics: Lethwei , Myanmar , Michael Badato , bare-knuckle
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