Aikpracha Meenayothin

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Eakpracha Meenayothin
Eakpracha Meenayothin.jpg
Born (1985-03-24) 24 March 1985 (age 33)
Native nameเอกประชา มีนะโยธิน
Other namesAikpracha, Pracha Somchan, The Hitman
NationalityThai
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight70.0 kg (154.3 lb; 11.02 st)
DivisionWelterweight
StyleMuay Thai
StanceSouthpaw
Fighting out ofSisaket Province, Thailand
TeamMeenayothin Gym
TrainerHeang Chaiyasit Kongkiatkong
Kickboxing record
Total116
Wins92
By knockout65
Losses23
Draws1
last updated on: March 8, 2014

Eakpracha Meenayothin (Thai: เอกประชา มีนะโยธิน) is a Thai Muay Thai kickboxer. He is the Lumpinee Stadium, WMC and Thailand Welterweight Champion. He is also two times Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament Champion.

Biography and career[edit]

Eakpracha is a fighter who moves forward as a bull, it is a durable boxer who never move back, his techniques of elbows are formidable, he likes placing them in fight, especially 'Tatmala' (Poke back up) which he often makes in exit of clinch.[citation needed]

He is at present among best of his category in Thailand, he holds at present the belt of Lumpinee and the belt of Thailand, two prestigious belts.

Eakpracha is of the same level as Kem Sitsongpeenong, Superball Lookjaomaesaivaree, Singmanee Sor Srisoopong or still the star Buakaw Por. Pramuk. He already has to face foreigners in Thailand, he beat the robust Iranian Vahid Rossani, French Antuan Siangboxing, a talented technician who lives in Thailand and the Swedish Tobias Alexander, whom he beat by KO in the 1st round.[1]

He faced Yohan Lidon at Thai Fight: Lyon on September 19, 2012 in Lyon, France and won via decision after three rounds.[2][3]

He beat Jordan Watson on points in Bangkok on December 15, 2012.[4][5]

He TKO'd Frank Giorgi in the second round at Yokkao Extreme 2013 in Milan, Italy on January 26, 2013.[6][7][8][9]

Just a week later, Aikpracha fought in a 72.5 kg tournament at La Nuit des Titans in Tours, France on February 2, 2013. He faced Yury Bessmertny in the semi-finals and won rounds one and three but was floored in the second and so the match went to an extension round to decide the victor. Aikpracha won this round with ease and so marched into the final against Karim Ghajji. Despite being the favourite to win the tournament he was brutally knocked out by Ghajji in the first round with a high kick, straight left, knee and right hand combination.[10][11]

On May 6, 2013, Aikpracha fought to a draw with Enriko Kehl at MAX Muay Thai 1 in Surin, Thailand.

He soundly beat Warren Stevelmans to a decision win at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013.[12]

He was set to rematch Jordan Watson at MAX Muay Thai 3 in Zhengzhou, China on August 10, 2013. However, he was replaced by Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong for undisclosed reasons.

He beat Tamoaki Makino by decision at MAX Muay Thai 4 in Sendai, Japan on October 6, 2013.[13][14][15][16]

He beat Tomoyuki Nishikawa by TKO due to a cut in round one at MAX Muay Thai 5: The Final Chapter in Khon Kaen, Thailand on December 10, 2013.[17][18]

He signed with Glory in late January 2014[19][20] and won by split decision in his promotional debut against Albert Kraus at Glory 14: Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia on March 8, 2014.[21][22]

Aikpracha faced Youssef Boughanem at MAX Muay Thai 7 in Bangkok, Thailand on March 29, 2014.[23]

Titles and achievements[edit]

  • 2015 Final Legend 4 man tournament Champion (-70 kg kg)
  • 2013 La Nuit des Titans Tournament Runner Up (-72.5 kg)
  • 2012 WMC Prince's Cup Tournament Champion (-72 kg)
  • 2012 Muaythai belt (-67 kg)[24]
  • 2012 Lumpinee Stadium Welterweight Champion (147 lbs)
  • 2011 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament Champion (154 lbs)
  • 2010 WMC Welterweight World Muaythai Champion (147 lbs)
  • 2010 Toyota Vigo Marathon Tournament Champion (154 lbs)
  • 2010 Champion of Thailand (147 lbs)
  • S1 Muaythai Tournament Champion (115 lbs)

Muaythai record[edit]

Muaythai record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eakpracha Meenayothin Interview". Siamfightmag.com. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
  2. ^ "Thai Fight On Wednesday Features Saiyok vs. Pinca, Sudsakorn, Aikpracha, More". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  3. ^ "Thai Fight Lyon: Saiyok, Aikpracha, Bennoui Win, Sudsakorn Loses". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  4. ^ "Fights To Watch In December: Part 2". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  5. ^ "Aikpracha Meenayothin Beats Jordan Watson In Bangkok". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  6. ^ "Aikpracha Meenayothin vs. Frank Giorgi added to Yokkao Extreme 2013". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  7. ^ "Fights To Watch In January 2013". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  8. ^ "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Live Results". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  9. ^ "Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  10. ^ "Nuit des Titans on Saturday: Big Tournament/Fight Card with Aikpracha, Pinca, Lidon". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  11. ^ "Karim Ghajji Scores Huge Tournament Win, Beats Lidon and Aikpracha". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  12. ^ "Weekend Results: Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  13. ^ "MAX Japan Roster Released: Could We See Buakaw vs. Sato IV?". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  14. ^ "Buakaw Banchamek Will Face Yoshihiro Sato at MAX Japan". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  15. ^ "Buakaw Victorious Over Yoshihiro Sato at MAX Muay Thai IV". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  16. ^ "MAX Muay Thai IV: Sendai Results ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. 2013-10-07. Archived from the original on 2015-03-21. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  17. ^ "MAX Muay Thai Results: Buakaw Beats Kehl, Sagetdao Wins Tournament". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  18. ^ "Max Muay Thai "The Final Chapter" Results ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. 2013-12-10. Archived from the original on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  19. ^ "GLORY Adds Aikpracha vs. Kraus at GLORY 14". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  20. ^ "Aikpracha to Make Glory Kickboxing Debut ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. 2014-01-31. Archived from the original on 2015-06-10. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  21. ^ Breen, Jordan (2014-03-08). "Remy Bonjasky Walks Away With Controversial Decision Over 'Cro Cop' at Glory 14". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  22. ^ "Glory 14 Results and Recap ~ Muay Thai Authority". Muaythaiauthority.com. 2014-03-08. Archived from the original on 2015-03-20. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  23. ^ "MAX Muay Thai 7 Bangkok Trailer and Fight Card". LiverKick.com. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  24. ^ "Nuit des Titans 2012 : les rĂŠsultats | MUAYTHAITV". Fr.muaythaitv.com. 2012-03-18. Retrieved 2015-06-10.