The pair have been in the ring before as sparring partners but never for a competitive fight, though it's still unclear if this will be a full out battle or an exhibition match. A true fight under bare knuckle muay Thai rules could prove problematic as both men are in their 40s - Buakaw is 40 and Saenchai 42 - while Buakaw is a much larger fighter. All of which should make those involved bring an air of caution to the bout. Just last year, Justin Thornton, who was riding a five fight losing streak, died after being KO'd in 19 seconds at a BKFC event in Mississippi.
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