International race car drivers are not the only ones holding court on Yas Island today.
The inaugural Yas Island Muay Thai Championship happening tonight, 6pm, will see some of the world’s best fighters square off at the du Forum.
Headlining the intense slugfest are the two main events pitting multi-titled fighters.
World No. 7 Youssef ‘The Terminator’ from Morocco will face World No. 9 Jake ‘Pretty Boy’ Purdy from the UK, while Thailand’s Somchai Lueamlam go head-to-head again British warrior Jack Kennedy.
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Building up anticipation for the headliners are the equally exciting undercard matches featuring Walter Gonçalves (Brazil) vs Pedro Ruiz (Spain); Jussi Santalahti (Finland) vs Fernando Groenhart (the Netherlands); Salimkhan Ibragimov (Russia) vs Jose Manuel Hita Rodriguez (Spain); and Ilyass Chakir (Morocco) vs Nicolas Mendes (Senegal).
Tickets start from AED 50 and available on ticketmaster.ae.