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Yuthakun Khorm night back to Beeline Arena

Yuthakun Khorm night back to Beeline Arena

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K1 Fight Factory Phnom Penh’s Theodore Bitcheff. Photograph supplied

The ancient Cambodian martial art of Yuthakun Khorm will be back on display on Friday, October 19, at the Beeline Arena on the Chhroy Changvar peninsular for another explosive fight night.

After the successful hosting of its inaugural show on September 21, a new card featuring a dozen local and international fighters has been drawn up for six matches next weekend.

In the main event, Frenchman Theodore Bitcheff of K1 Fight Factory Phnom Penh will face San Kimbrak from Siem Reap in a 70kg contest.

Bitcheff, a 21-year-old who has lived in the Kingdom since the age of five and goes by the boxing name Chann Seyha, registered a remarkable second-round knockout of Song Savuth during their bout at Bayon TV on September 16.

Following an opening performance of sword fighting by Phnom Penh’s Chann Rattana and Kampot’s Seng Sochan at around 6:30pm, a 57kg battle between Kampot’s Keo Da and Siem Reap’s Noun Anutch will start the combative rounds.

Brak Vady of Kampong Chhnang and Deu Bunthea of Russey Keo will then take to the mat for a 69kg match-up.

The third bout sees Kampong Chhnang’s Soun Rithy fly the home flag against Thai fighter Odar in a 72kg slugfest.

Seng Sokchan of Kampot and Try Kunthea of Siem Reap will compete at 63kg before Prey Veng’s Nai Norn and Kampot’s Meng Samart duke it out at 66kg.

Tickets for the night cost $1 per person, while entrance to the VIP lounge is $5.

To contact the reporter on this story: Dan Riley at [email protected]

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