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Local martial artist bags Muay Thai title in Bangkok

Local martial artist Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri bin Pengiran Ali Umar did his country proud after winning the Muay Thai Championship title at the prestigious Muay Thai Marubotok Fight Championship in Narathiwat, Bangkok recently.

The BDM Martial Arts Gym representative won his bout against Thai fighter Fipsi Sikuyai Rooni via technical knock-out (TKO) following a roundhouse kick execution.

The welterweight category (68kg) belt represents his second major Muay Thai championship triumph since 2018, when he last challenged for the featherweight (70kg) belt.

Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri told the Bulletin, “I am very satisfied and grateful to win the championship title.”

The Muay Thai artist, who developed passion for the sport in 2016, continued, “I felt it was a very good performance.

Syukur Alhamdulillah, with these, I would also like to extend my warm and sincerest gratitude to my families for allowing me to pursue my passion and to my amazing sparring partners, who are among the BDM Gym fighters for invaluable time and support, who have gone above and beyond to assist me during my training journey,” he added.

Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri learnt about his opponent back in February before proceeding with preparations for the fight.

Meanwhile, Gym Manager at BDM Martial Arts Gym Evy Raup said, “We are extremely proud of Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri and his outstanding performance in Thailand.”

She added, “We congratulate Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri on his remarkable accomplishment and thank him for representing our gym and our country with utmost dedication and skill.”

The competition attracted participants from the host country Thailand and Malaysia with Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri as the only representative from Brunei. – Fadhil Yunus

Pengiran Md Khairul Bahri bin Pengiran Ali Umar with his family members. PHOTO: FADHIL YUNUS