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Thaiholics Fight Promotions is back with yet another scintillating night of muay thai action. TFP5: Level Up will feature 3 professional bouts as well as 2 pro-am national titles up for grabs as winners of previous title eliminators finally get a chance to face off against the respective divisional champs. It's going to be all out war as some of the best nak muays on the continent look to rubber-stamp their positions in their divisions and prove their mettle to the live crowd and viewers watching via the livestream channel.

Headlining the event is one of Cape Town’s favourite muay thai sons, Ncedo Gomba, who will welcome Kenya’s Martin Achebi to South African shores in a professional super lightweight bout under full muay thai rules, sanctioned by the World Muay Thai Organization. Both fighters have held or currently hold African welterweight titles under two of the world’s biggest sanctioning bodies and will be battling it out to prove their dominance.

Joining them in the professional ranks, Libya’s Lamin Souayah faces off against Iron Tiger’s Justin Smith in a super middleweight clash and PFA’s Anthony “The Outlaw” Mailer makes his long-awaited return to the muay thai ring when he welcomes Mamelodi Warrior’s Thabo Chauke in their super welterweight bout.

South African Pro-Am champions, Shane Deacon and Isghaak Ebrahim, both fighting out of Thaiholics Cape Town, will defend their super welterweight and super middleweight belts, respectively, when they face off against Paul Kombol and Jean Luc Adendorf. Kombol defeated George’s Luan Venter to stake his claim at a title shot and Adendorf beat Dillon Dutton, both at TFP 3: Continental Collision. Their long-awaited shots now present themselves in July.

Four more pro-am bouts are on the card. Madfit’s Wade “Weetbix” Hammond makes his return when he faces off against George’s Luan Venter in a middleweight clash. Durban’s Khaya Ntombela takes on PFA’s Mago Mutabi in a light heavyweight bout, while Iron Tiger’s Nuraan Noordien faces off against Nakaeng’s Kristin Clarke at super lightweight and Dean Grobler steps up against Camp Fight’s Justin Swart at super welterweight.

Six amateur fighters will also be given the much-needed platform to hone their talents. Domination Gym’s Candice Lewis faces Camp Fight’s Verne Prinsloo at super bantamweight; Thaiholics’ George Thanathara faces Top Primate’s Narayan Vyas at welterweight; and PFA’s Tiaan van As faces BCI’s Jordan Eveleigh.

Keep an eye out on socials for bout announcements, ticketing information and more. Subscribe to the Thaiholics Fight Promotions YouTube channel and click the notifications bell to make sure you don’t miss a beat. TFP 5: Level Up comes to you Saturday July 23, 2022.