Panicos Yusuf to make MMA debut on Tankō Fighting Championships (TFC)
I was casually strolling through my Facebook newsfeed when I stumbled upon this… Panicos Yusuf will be making his MMA debut on December 3rd in the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on the TFC show. Panicos recently took on the Lumpini No.1 Manachai Saenchaimuaythaigym from Thailand on the YOKKAO show in Bolton.
He put on a fantastic performance and did himself very proud, but the young Thai was just a bit too much for him. In rounds 4 & 5 Manachai stepped it up and Panicos was able to stay in the fight but just didn’t do enough to take the win.
Panicos is well known in the Muay Thai world, he is a 3x world champion, owns All Powers gym in Manchester and is the founder and managing director of the Tankō brand so he is no stranger to putting in the hours. Honestly, I don’t know where he funds the time to do all of that! But hats off to him, we at MTBUK wish him all the best in his MMA debut.
The event will be aired on TV – freeview channel 91 called ‘Fight Time UK.’ Again, another massive step for the Tankō brand, I am excited to find out where the team will take it as this show is featuring some really exciting fighters! Not being too clued up on the MMA scene really, I am sure that someone out there may be able to come on MTBUK and do a guest post regarding the show as I would love to have some coverage of it!
We wish Pan all the best, we caught up with him at The Tankō Main Event earlier this year when the refreshed MTBUK was just starting out and he had just got back from training at Evolve in Singapore, check out the interview we did here: