American Muay Thai Star Luke Lessei Vows To Teach Bampara Kouyate A Lesson At ONE Fight Night 23

American Muay Thai standout Luke Lessei promises he has more tools in his locker than he’s shown so far in his ONE Championship career. But that won’t stop him from delivering a beating at ONE Fight Night 23: Eight against Rasulov.

The Cook” faces French striker Bampara Kouyate in a featherweight Muay Thai contest as part of the stacked card on July 5 at Lumpinee Boxing Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Iowa native has put on a pair of memorable starts in his ONE career, resulting in a 1-1 mark thus far. Despite endearing himself to the global fan base with his all-action displays, Lessei is not entirely satisfied.

“I hope that every fight will become a bit more technical because then I can show my real flying IQ and my skills. My last few fights, I’ve kind of shown my Midwestern mentality, my toughness, good things here and there,” he said.

“I always want to make the decision on who wins and who loses. My decision, not the judges. So I go for the knockout. Every time, I go for the knockout whether I get it or not.”

This Friday, Lessei plans to show that he has world-class technical skills to go along with all the toughness we’ve seen so far.

Luke Lessei hopes to showcase his technical skills at ONE Fight Night 23

Ultra-aggressive American striker Luke Lessei plans to get the better of his next opponent, Bampara Kouyate, when he meets the Frenchman at ONE Fight Night 23.

The 28-year-old feels he has the perfect dance partner to show off his pure Muay Thai skills with during his next fight.

“But this guy, Bampara Kouyate, he’s like 6 foot 2, same height as me, muay femur. So he is technical. He likes to wait, counter, set up techniques, and that’s the same as me. I love a good chess match,” he said.

“I’m going to take the brakes off this guy. I’m going to go in there and show that there are absolutely levels to this creativity and this muay thai game that everyone is talking about.”

Kouyate holds an impressive 33-2 record and is the reigning WMC European Muay Thai Champion, and a former French National Muay Thai Champion.

The 29-year-old made his ONE debut on short notice last October when he fell short by unanimous decision to Shakir Al-Tekreeti.

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