The Best Thai Muay Thai Fighters Ever


Saenchai is an icon and one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters ever. A master of range and precision, he has amassed numerous titles throughout his illustrious career.

Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn was an enormous man who used his height and reach to dominate opponents with knee strikes, winning several Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern Stadium championships.

Saenchai Sor. Kingstar

Saenchai is a legendary Muay Thai practitioner who epitomizes its true essence. Despite being smaller than most of his opponents, he outwits them through counterattacks and trickery to win fights while possessing both precision and power to knock out even some of the biggest fighters in the game.

Saenchai has competed over 88 times across 15 countries and is recognized for his head movement, defensive footwork, and unorthodox kicks—attributes that have garnered him legions of fans worldwide.

Saenchai was unstoppable throughout his career in Lumpinee K-1 karate. He held various weight class Lumpinee titles and competed against some of history’s finest fighters, such as Singdam Kiatmuu9, Orono Wor Petchpun, Petchboonchu FA Group, and Sagetdao Petpayathai – none could stand a chance against Saenchai! Among many more successes was beating Singdam Kiatmuu9, defeating Orono Wor Petchpun, Petchboonchu FA Group – not forgetting Petchboonchu FA Group defeats, and Sagetdao Petpayathai!

Saenchai was known for his formidable fighting ability and adept in understanding Thai Boxing’s rules and regulations. He remains the only fighter to achieve perfection under Thai Boxing’s new rule book and is a four-time King Cup Champion; additionally, he holds numerous other prestigious titles and is the highest-paid fighter in Thai Boxing.

Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn

Dieselnoi Chor Thanasukarn proves that great fighters in Muay Thai often come from humble beginnings. His mother went into labor while sailing down the Pasak River on their charcoal business boat and gave birth. From these humble origins to Lumpinee Stadium rings and beyond, Dieselnoi made his mark and has become an icon. Fighting in both 135 lb and 126lb divisions with an almost 5-foot height advantage gave him an edge against most opponents, while his knee technique earned him the name “Sky Piercing Knee”.

Dieselnoi was initially trained by his older brother Sunan, who set high expectations and even over pushed him, resulting in a ruptured spleen. Subsequently, Dieselnoi’s family relocated to the Trat region, and under the tutelage of Khru Banjongsak at Sor Banjongsak camp, he adopted the fighter name Dieselnoi as his fighting name.

He fought in various stadiums, winning most of his fights despite only experiencing one loss to Vicharnoi Pornprapai on points. Later, he moved to Sor Vorakulchai in Chonburi before finally retiring at Chor Thanasukarn camp after retiring with 110 wins and five losses on his record.

Orono Wor Petchpun

Orono Wor Petchpun, known for his incredible fighting skills and strategic mindset, teaches at Evolve MMA, Asia’s premier professional fight team. Known for reading his opponent and picking out their weak points to attack and win fights, he has knocked out World Matchmaking Champion Yodsaenklai Fairtex twice and K1 Max Champion Buakaw Por Pramuk, to name just two of his major victories.

He is known to be an impressive leg kicker with a dynamic clinch game. Both domestic opponents and international competitors find him hard to defeat; his ability to capitalize on mistakes by his opponents to unleash devastating attacks makes him hard to beat.

Namsaknoi was known as the Knee King during Muay Thai’s golden age. He excelled at using his legs to get an advantage against opponents, becoming one of the most excellent clinch specialists ever.

Chamuakpetch was an impressive legend with 266 wins and ten losses. A master of the clinch and powerful striker, Chamuakpetch could control opponents until landing brutal knee strikes – something few others could match him for. Additionally, he had an excellent midrange striking game to defend himself well against attacks.

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao

Nong-O Gaiyanghadao is one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters ever. His technical, calculated fighting style has secured wins against over 250 opponents. With a curious mind and years of training, Nong-O has developed successful fight strategies that enable him to defeat any challenger in any fight situation.

Coban Lookchaomaesaitong was an unflappable fighter known for his potency clinch game and precise strikes. A two-time Rajadamnern Stadium champion and four-time Lumpinee Stadium champ in his time, Coban was revered in Muay Thai circles due to his relentlessness and unstoppable strength on the mat. A fan favorite as well, Coban made history during his lifetime.

Thongchai Tor Silachai was a renowned fighter known for his solid defense and powerful kicks. A two-time Lumpinee stadium champion and three-time Sports Writers of Thailand Fighter of the Year winner, his aggressive yet strategic fighting style and powerful kicks made him one of the greatest fighters of his era.

Rodtang is an experienced veteran who has competed in over 300 professional fights, earning two championship titles: current ONE Muay Thai flyweight champion and former MAX Muay Thai 130 lbs champion. His skill set encompasses elbows, knees, and kicks for an attack that keeps opponents guessing! Rodtang will keep you guessing!

Superlek Chukitsuwan

Like many elite fighters, Superlek Chukitsuwan began training at an early age. Inspired by watching his uncle fight at Kiatmoo9 gym and learning their techniques firsthand, he started competing in Muay Thai at age 8 and quickly found success as an accomplished opponent with powerful leg strikes to destroy opponents and his remarkable clinch skills. He promptly earned multiple wins during competition as his hard work paid off with numerous titles won and competition victories to show for it.

Superlek has battled some of the greatest names in Muay Thai, such as two-time K-1 World Max Champion Buakaw Banchamek and former Lumpinee Stadium Champion Panpayak Jitmuangnon. He has earned himself a reputation as one of the most intelligent fighters in Muay Thai, with accurate, powerful strikes and an unbeatable ability to avoid attacks while landing powerful kicks.

Gingsanglek Tor Laksong has enjoyed an extraordinary Muay Thai career. A two-time Rajadamnern Stadium champion, this exceptional fighter is known for his aggressive fighting style and relentless pace inside the ring, boasting a strong chin and heart when facing opponents in combat situations. He remains one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters today.

Samart Payakaroon was widely revered as the Muhammad Ali of Muay Thai due to his speed and finesse in combat sports. He won several Lumpinee Stadium championships and was recognized by Sports Writers of Thailand twice as Fighter of the Year—in 1981 and 1985, respectively. He is an incredibly charismatic fighter with an incredible ability to switch between orthodox and southpaw stances, making him an extremely difficult opponent.

Tawanchai Sor. Kingstar

Muay Thai is quickly gaining international prominence, so the sport needs leaders like Rodtang to showcase its depth. At just 24 years old, this extraordinary fighter possesses a distinct fighting style that blends Muay Khao and traditional techniques, earning numerous championship titles while garnering him international recognition.

Tawanchai was born into poverty but remains ambitious and determined to reach the pinnacle of Muay Thai competition. Already, he has done it – becoming ONE featherweight Muay Thai world champion and cementing himself as a powerhouse in his weight division. An accurate role model, his story of resilience is an inspirational tale: remaining with his father while training Muay Thai helped them get by financially.

Saenchai is widely recognized as one of the greatest Muay Thai fighters of all time, famous for his incredible agility and creative ring antics. He holds multiple Lumpinee Stadium and Rajadamnern championship titles and multiple Western-boxing world championship titles; these impressive accomplishments have cemented his place as an icon within Muay Thai, yet he continues to challenge himself by competing against opponents worldwide.