Is Lethwei older than Muay Thai?

Why is Lethwei illegal?

Lethwei is considered to be one of the most brutal martial arts in the world, as the sport is done bareknuckle with only tape and gauze while fighters are allowed to strike with their fists, elbows, knees, and feet, and headbutts are also permitted.

Lethwei.

Characteristics
Country or region Worldwide

Is Muay Thai better than Lethwei?

The pace of Lethwei also tends to be faster than Muay Thai in Thailand — refs will hurry the fight up if the combatants spend too long feeling each other out in the opening rounds, at least in the WLC promotion. Muay Thai is also more famous internationally whereas Lethwei is not as widely known.

Who is undefeated in Muay Thai?

He holds one of the highest winning percentages (95% wins in 300 fights), and one of the longest reigns as a Lumpinee Stadium Champion in history, remaining undefeated for the 135 lbs title between 2000–2006.

Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn
Division Lightweight
Style Muay Thai
Stance Orthodox
Years active 1987–2010
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