By James Goyder, Special Contributor
The first Songkran MMA Festival takes place on April 12, 2014 in Hua Hin, Thailand. The weighs in for the event took place today at Market Village in Hua Hin this afternoon with all the fighters meeting the mark ahead of the inaugural outing for Oliver Coste’s new promotion.
Canadian Jeremy Kennedy will be taking on Sweden’s Viktor Larson fight which will headline the first card ever put together by Coste, a ONE FC referee and joint owner of the 301 Muay Thai & MMA camp, which is set for The Grand Stadium in Hua Hin during the annual Songkran celebrations in Thailand.
The contest is at catchweight which is set for 68 kgs and both fighters made weight at the first attempt before engaging in an intense staredown. Kennedy tipped the scales at 68.1 kg while Larson came in at 67.7.
Kennedy (3-0) trains out of Team Quest in Chiang Mai and will be putting his undefeated record on the line against Larson (1-0) who is representing Coste’s 301 Muay Thai & MMA and made his professional debut earlier this year.
In the co main event French fighter Yoann Gouiada (3-3) tipped the scales at 89.8 kgs ahead of his fight with Thai debutant Maytee Taypakram who came in at 87 kgs, comfortably under the limit for this 90 kgs catchweight contest.
The third professional contest on the card is a lightweight contest between two fighters making their professional debuts and Canada’s Liam McGowan weighed 70.4 kgs while Litisak Plawan came in extremely light at 63.3 kgs.
There will also be a four man amateur bantamweight tournament taking place at the Songkran MMA Festival and two caged Muay Thai bouts with the fighters involved all making weight at the first attempt.
The first fight is set to get underway at 8pm and tickets will be available on the door priced at 800 – 1,000 Baht.