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‘Filipinos exist’: Female MMA star of ‘Never Back Down: Revolt’ wants to inspire young girls to ‘kick ass’

Vanessa Campos Interview
  • Filipino Muay Thai fighter Vanessa Campos starred as Mali in Sony Pictures’ 2021 film “Never Back Down: Revolt.”
  • Campos talked with NextShark about her struggles with depicting a trafficked woman fighter in the action film.
  • The 28-year-old actor discussed the importance of Asian Americans standing together to work toward appropriate representation on screen.

Filipino actor and Muay Thai fighter Vanessa Campos starred as one of the fighters in Sony Pictures’ 2021 film “Never Back Down: Revolt.” 

Never Back Down: Revolt

Meet the CEO Putting Asian Martial Artists Back on the Map

Few people understand the what it takes to run a martial arts company — as both a promoter and a fighter — as thorough as Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of Asia’s largest sports media company, ONE Championship.

Chatri is a 47-year-old Thai-Japanese entrepreneur who has worked the full spectrum of jobs within the martial arts industry. He started off as a Muay Thai practitioner when he was a child, became a cornerman for his fellow fighters, head coach, and eventually the CEO of a martial arts promotion valued at $1 billion. From the values he learned in martial arts, Chatri was able to escape poverty in Thailand and pursue a dream to connect all of Asia under the umbrella of martial arts.

Veteran Muay Thai Fighter Di‌‌e‌‌s After KO in Thailand During WBC Title Fi‌g‌ht

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Christian Daghio, a veteran Italian Muay Thai fighter, was pronounced d‌‌e‌‌a‌‌‌d days after his f‌ata‌l K‌O during the WBC Asian Boxing Council Silver Light Heavyweight title f‌ig‌‌h‌t against Don Parueang.

The tra‌gic in‌cide‌nt took place at Rangsit International Stadium in Rangsit, a city near Bangkok, Thailand on Oct. 26 when the 49-year-old Italian Muay Thai-turned boxer took sev‌eral bl‌ows into his head during the 12th round of the match. He was knocked down at first, but was able to get up before the referee could end his count, RT reported.

Why MMA Fighter Mia Kang Has ‘As Much Sex as Possible’ Before Every Fight

Muay Thai fighter and Sports Illustrated model Mia Kang recently revealed some interesting details on her fight preparation routine, including a tip on having lots of sex right before a big match.

The 28-year-old half-British half-Korean beauty from Hong Kong, who has appeared in both Sports Illustrated and Vogue, is about to head to Thailand to prepare for her next professional bout.  

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