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Buakaw Por PraMuk


Since he started his fighting career at the young age of 8, Buakaw has fought over 400 fights, starting in his home province of Surin in the northeast of Thailand, and then moving onto Bangkok after he moved to Por. Pramuk gym at the age of 15.

Buakaw has collected several belts to his name since fighting in Bangkok. The Omnoi Stadium featherweight title was his first belt, after that he would go on to take the featherweight champion of Thailand title. Buakaw then proceeded to win another Omnoi Stadium title belt, this time at in lightweight division. In December 2002, Buakaw won the Toyota Marathon 140 lb. tournament at Lumpini Stadium, beating the highly regarded Kobayashi of Japan in the final.

In July of 2004 Buakaw became the K-1 MAX World champion beating John Wayne Parr, Takayuki Kohiruimaki and previous champion Masato, all on the same night. In 2005 he nearly repeated his run for tournament champion but lost a controversial extra rounds decision to Dutch shoot-boxer, Andy Souwer in the finals. In the 2006 K-1 MAX World Grand Prix, Buakaw again faced Andy Souwer in the finals, but this time defeated Souwer by KO with a flurry of punches, thereby winning his second K-1 MAX Grand Prix title and becoming the first man to win that title twice.

Realname Sombat Banchamek
Nickname Buakaw
Weight Middleweight (WMC)
Nationality Flag of Thailand Thai
Birth date May 8, 1982 (1982-05-08) (age 25)
Birth place Thailand, Surin Province
Style Muay Thai
Team {{{team}}}
Kickboxing Record
Total fights 408
Wins 358
Wins by KO unknown
Losses 45
Draws 5

Buakaw VS Masato

  • Kickboxing and K-1:
Date Outcome Details Opponent Nationality Notes
March 21, 2004 Win Decision Fuji Chalmsak Thailand NJKF
April 4, 2004 Win Decision (3R 3-0) Jordan Tai New Zealand K-1 MAX 2004 Opening
July 8, 2004 Win Decision (Extended Round 2-1) John Wayne Parr Australia K-1 MAX Quarter-Final
July 8, 2004 Win KO (2R :42) Takayuki Kohiruimaki Japan K-1 MAX Semi-Final
July 8, 2004 Win Decision (Extended 2R 3-0) Masato Japan K-1 MAX Final
October 13, 2004 Win Decision {3-0) Kozo Takeda Japan K-1 MAX
November 6, 2004 Win TKO (2R 1:26) Maita “Yoneda” Katsumori Japan NJKF Titans 1st
February 23, 2005 Loss Decision (Extended Round 2-1) Albert Kraus Netherlands K-1 MAX Japan
May 4, 2005 Win Decision (3R 3-0) Vasily Shish Belarus K-1 MAX
July 20, 2005 Win Decision (3R 2-0) Jadamba Narantungalag Mongolia K-1 MAX Quarter-Final
July 20, 2005 Win Decision (3R 3-0) Albert Kraus Netherlands K-1 MAX Semi-Final
July 20, 2005 Loss Decision (Extended 2R 2-1) Andy Souwer Netherlands K-1 MAX Final
November 5, 2005 Win TKO (1R) Youssef Akhnikh Netherlands Trieste, Italy
February 4, 2006 Win Decision (3R 3-0) Mike Zambidis Greece K-1 MAX Japan
February 18, 2006 Win TKO Round 2 Jomhod Kiatadisak Thailand WMC Championship Sweden
March 19, 2006 Win Decision (5R 3-0) Marco Pique Netherlands Netherlands vs. Thailand
April 5, 2006 Win Decision (Ext. 4R 2-1) Virgil Kalakoda South Africa K-1 MAX Elimination
May 26, 2006 Draw Round 5 Morad Sari France Le Grand Tournoi Paris
June 30, 2006 Win KO R2 Yoshihiro Sato Japan K-1 World MAX Final 2006
June 30, 2006 Win Decision (3-0) Gago Drago Armenia K-1 World MAX Final 2006
June 30, 2006 Win KO R2 Andy Souwer Netherlands K-1 World MAX Final 2006
September 4, 2006 Win KO (0,15 R1) Hiroki Shishido Japan K-1 MAX Champions’ Challenge 2006
November 24, 2006 Win TKO (R2) Ole Baguio Laursen Denmark K-1 World MAX Sweden
February 05, 2007 Win Decision (3-0) Tsogto Shinobu Amara Japan K-1 MAX Japan 2007
March 16, 2007 Win Decision (3-0) Dzhabar Askerov Russia K-1 MAX East Europe 2007
April 4, 2007 Win Decision (3-0) Andy Ologun Nigeria K-1 MAX Japan 2007

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