In just a few days, one of the biggest rematches in the history of New York City Muay Thai will go down. Brett “The Threat” Hlavacek, representing Anderson’s Martial Arts, is taking on Elijah “The Mayor” Clarke, of Renzo Gracie Muay Thai, at Lion Fight 40, held this Saturday February 3rd, at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut. The two are considered among The Big Apple’s most exciting fighters, and they are battling for the inaugural Lion Fight North American Light Heavyweight Title. It’s an exciting prospect for both men, as they had originally fought on New York’s local and well-established Friday Night Fights promotions, and are meeting once again on Lion Fight.
“I wanted to just do it for fun and learn self-defense. My coaches thought I’d be a good fighter, so a few years later I decided to try it out. They call me so many different nicknames, like Mucho Macho or Gaucho, and we are always joking around. I am happy when I come here, so I knew training for fights would still be fun.”