The foundations of Rio de Janeiro’s fight scene are about to be rattled, as Thailand’s legendary Sityodtong Muay Thai school is setting up shop at Gordo/Evolve academy.
Headed by the man known as the Godfather of modern muay thai, Kru (“teacher” in Thai) Yodtong Senanan, Sityodtong has produced more muay thai champions in Thailand than any other camp and is proven in MMA for such alumni as UFC fighters Kenny Florian, Patrick Cote, Mark Dellagrotte, and Stephan Bonnar, among others.
Following the lead of younger brother Rafael “Gordinho”, who has ten Sityodtong muay thai champions as full-time instructors at Evolve academy in Singapore, Roberto Gordo called on Kru Toy Sityodtong to help Rafael dos Anjos polish up his muay thai for his upcoming fight with Clay Guida at UFC 117.
Toy Sityodtong is the son of Grandmaster Yodtong Senanan himself, and the first Sityodtong master to visit Brazil. The move marks a new chapter in the story of Gordo/Evolve academy in MMA.