Follow the journey of the 16 Challengers through each episode of The Challenger Muaythai!!

Episode 1:
Vuvisile Colossa vs Michael Chase Corley

Episode 2:
Cedric Muller vs Fadi Merza

Episode 3:
Antoine Pinto vs Ilya Grad

Episode 4:
Pidsanu Kunchat 'Mardsua' vs Rhyse Saliba

Episode 5:
Mohd Faizal Bin Ramli vs Jesse Lacombe

Episode 6:
Jason Woodham vs Mostafa Abdollahi

Episode 7:
Jordan Watson vs Cyrus Washington

Episode 8:
Mohd Faizal Bin Ramli vs Antoine Pinto

Episode 9:
Pidsanu Kunchat 'Mardsua' vs Vuyisile Colossa

Episode 10:
Jordan Watson vs Cedric Muller

Episode 11:
Mostafa Abdollahi vs Marco Pique

Episode 12:
Antoine Pinto vs Pidsanu Kunchat 'Mardsua'

Challenger Muaythai Final
Coming Soon

Challenger Muaythai has become the Number 1 show on the AXN network

Challenger Muaythai has become the Number 1 show on the AXN network breaking all records of any other hit show in the same timeslot.

The concept of bringing the hopes, dreams and sacrifices of 16 elite muaythai fighters together with one of the most outstanding personalities in muaythai, as the host and mentor, two of the world’s best muaythai trainers and one of Asia’s best known TV celebrities has paid off. The Challenger Muaythai has blown away the competition.

Every Thursday night, prime time, audiences are glued to their seats to find out what the weapon of the week will be, who will square off in the biggest fight of their career and whose dreams will be shattered as they have to leave the Challenger house.

Sweat, blood and adrenaline pump through AXN in 'The Challenger Muaythai'.

Things are about to get bloody exciting on AXN. The network is bringing the heat of the fight back to TV screens with a brand new series The Challenger Muaythai, and in high definition no less! Whether for glory or gain, 16 world-class fighters will fight it out to win the ultimate title of Muaythai World Champion and the grand prize of US$100,000!

From Malaysia, Thailand to Israel and South Africa, the motley crew of fighters trail blaze an impressive track record both in their countries and in the international arena, with numerous championship titles under their belts. With ages ranging from 18 to 35, the calibre of fighters is certainly unparalleled. Some have started their training since the tender age of seven, while others have fought The Contender Asia champion Yodsanklai and even won. With intimidating monikers like 'The Cheetah', 'The Sniper' and 'Black Dynamite', it is clear that the boys are not in town to play. With such high stakes, each and every fighter will not go down without a fight!

Each week, the fighters will be subjected to a rigorous bout of training from their two trainers Hanarong and Nugget, revolving around the 'weapon of the week'. These include spiritual ideals such as respect and fearlessness, as well as focusing on each component of their body, their natural weapon in the context of Muaythai.

The Cast

Stephan Fox
Sonia Couling
Nugget McNaught 'Nugget'
Manop Maswichean 'Hanarong'

The Fighters

Pinto Antoine 'The Phenom'Cedric Muller 'Underground Samurai'Cyrus Washington 'Black Dynamite'
Fadi Merza 'The Beast'Frank Giorgi 'The Italian Stallion'Ilya Grad 'Achilles'
Jason Woodham 'The Handsome Hero'Jesse Miles Lacombe 'Smiles'Jordan Watson 'Quadzilla'
Marco Piqué 'The Sniper'Mostafa Abdollahi 'Persian Mos'Pidsanu Kunchat 'Mardsua'
Michael Chase Corley 'Cool Hand'Mohd Faizal Bin Ramli 'Golden Elbow'Rhyse Saliba 'Poison Dart'
Vuyisile Colossa 'The Cheetah'

Pinto Antoine
"The Phenom"

Nationality: French/Thai

Age: 20
Birthdate: 16 / 02 / 1991
Height: 183cm
Weight: 67 kg

Fights: 133 | Wins: 101 | Loss: 31 | KO: 67 | Draw: 2

Latest Titles:
  • 2011 WMC I-1 Grand Prix, Hong Kong

Tall, dark, and handsome, Antoine is truly a ladies' man, and is bound to be a favourite amongst female fans. At only 20 years old, Antoine holds a remarkable fight record of only 23 per cent losses in over 130 fights.Combining exceptional skill and experience beyond his years, Antoine has made a name for himself as a prodigy in Muaythai. Through the years, Antoine has also managed to acquire his fight name, "Dek Shlam", which is Thai for "Kid Shark" as his fighting style and force bear great resemblance to that of the shark, not to mention his ability to destroy and 'devour' his opponents.

It doesn't end there. Antoine hails from a family of athletes including his younger brother and father, who have won multiple titles in a wide range of sports. With the history of sporting excellence in his family, it is no surprise that Antoine's father and younger brother are his inspiration. And despite all the success he has had, Antoine remains humble. When it comes to his fighting career, he explains, "I keep standing up for the honor of all the people who have helped me get to where I am, because without them, I would not exist. I wasn't born a champion, it took many grueling hours and hard work."

As a result of his flourishing achievements leading up to The Challenger Muaythai, Antoine has won for himself a new name, "The Phenom". This name should warn those who come head-to-head with this 20-year-old French-Thai shark, that it will be unwise to judge this book by its cover, and to remind them of his outstanding natural ability and skills.

The Schedule - AXN

The Challenger Muaythai is shown on AXN, Prime Time, every Thursday!

To find out the schedule for your region go to AXN