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The event, named Muay Thai Rampage (MTR): Call of Honor, took place for the first time in Vietnam with the participation of skilled martial artists from both local and international scenes at the Saigon Sports Club.

The highlight of the event was the match between Phat and Armand, who fought for the men’s super-featherweight 58.9kg title.

The fight was full of thrilling moments right from the beginning. 

Truong Cao Minh Phat (L) kicks Iranian Mostafa Armand during the final for the men’s super-featherweight 58.9kg title at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy

Truong Cao Minh Phat (L) kicks Iranian Mostafa Armand during the final for the men’s super-featherweight 58.9kg title at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy

Being ranked eighth globally, Phat put immense pressure on his opponent with his powerful and precise fighting style. 

Aring to go, Armand, who holds the 10th rank in the world, displayed great courage and extensive experience.

In the fourth round, Phat unleashed an unstoppable attack that proved overwhelming for Armand, leading the referee to declare a technical knockout victory for Phat.

Huynh Hoang Phi (L) kicks Morocco’s Amghari Ayoub during the bantamweight 53.526kg final at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy

Huynh Hoang Phi (L) kicks Morocco’s Amghari Ayoub during the bantamweight 53.526kg final at the WBC Muay Thai World Title Fight event in Ho Chi Minh City, November 19, 2023. Photo: Cindy

This historic victory established Phat, born in 1995, as the first Vietnamese muay thai athlete to claim the prestigious WBC Muay Thai world champion title.

During the same event, another Vietnamese boxer, Huynh Hoang Phi, secured a win in the co-main card by defeating Morocco’s Amghari Ayoub in the men’s bantamweight 53.526kg category.