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New York, NY — AFL, New York's premier Pre Professional Muay Thai promotion, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joel Estevez as its new Matchmaker. Estevez's extensive experience and expertise in combat sports will play a pivotal role in elevating the league's fight cards and delivering unparalleled excitement to fight fans.

Estevez's background in combat sports and event coordination makes him a natural fit for the role of Matchmaker at AFL. With a keen eye for talent, strategic thinking, and a deep understanding of fight dynamics, he is poised to curate

matchups that not only showcase the local athletes but also ignite the growing Muaythai scene on the East Coast.

"We are excited to welcome Joel Estevez to the AFL team," said Kit Leung, CEO of AFL. "His dedication to the sport and align perfectly with our vision for delivering unforgettable fight nights,

“With Joel on board, we anticipate efficiency with what happens behind the scenes”

We hold a high standard at AFL, and Joel represents that. Everything he does, he is always looking to improve, the better the promotion and its team are organized, the less the fighters and coaching teams have to worry and just focus on fighting”

In his role as Matchmaker, Estevez will be responsible for evaluating fighters, creating fight cards, and coordinating between sanctioning staff, and medical procedures.

When asked about his new role Estevez had this to say

“I am excited for it, the opportunity”, “I care most about the camaraderie in the community, this is how I play my part, to give back and provide the support I didn't have while competing”

The AFL is dedicated to nurturing local talent and promoting the sport of Muay Thai within the East Coast. With Joel Estevez at the helm of matchmaking, fight fans can anticipate a new level of excellence and anticipation in every AFL event.

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About AFL

AFL is a New York-based Muay Thai promotion committed to showcasing the talents of local fighters and providing an unforgettable experience for fight fans. With a focus on exceptional matchups and memorable events, AFL is at the forefront of promoting combat sports in the New York region


Kristell Diaz defeats Stephanie Walmet via UNANIMOUS DECISION,



Hani Chehim defeats Johnathan Garcia via UNANIMOUS DECISION,


Taylor Bell defeats Chrissy Albanese


Jonah Martindale defeats Gabriel Marmanillo


Jojo Boyle defeats Leah Palmer


Franky Basilio defeats Marcelo Marino


Francis Paratore defeats Jonathan Gonzalez


Ben Bagbek defeats Jhon Correa


Nhi Nguyen defeats Kadejah Gentle


Marwan Ahmed defeats Domingo Lora


Fousseni Fofana defeats Esteban Callica


Jeff Kim defeats Jacob Tan


City Point, Brooklyn

AFL Muay Thai

May 11th, 2023

Brooklyn, NY - AFL Muay Thai hosted its second fight of the year in stunning fashion returning to the Post BK. Saturday Night Fights, a literal name and a nod to New York Muay Thai history took place on May 6th 2023

The card was ordered by experience levels and rule sets; Novice, Modified and Full Rules.

“It’s important to illustrate the progression of skills, you can’t match the excitement when you feature 6 Full Rules fights, but at the same time we still give opportunity to some debuts performances” said Sean Hinds, Head Matchmaker

The main event, crowd favorite Jason Melendez earned his 5th straight promotional win against a game opponent in Jake Sathmary of New Jersey of Weapons 9

Co-main event had Nyo Win training out of Hinds Combat faced Jhon Robinson from Evolution Muay Thai. Win, a Lethwei competitor, found himself traveling across the globe to take on Robinson after a late change to his original scheduled bout. A “Smart strategy for the heavier Robinson, great tactics by that Evolution team with work in clinch, '' Justin Kwan, Business officer commented post event on Robinson’s win

Following the theme of the night, Cinco de Mayo, fighters received custom shorts and apparel sporting colorways of the Mexican Flag. Guests in attendance enjoyed imported drinks and tacos were provided by a local vendor

A parting comment by CEO, Kit Yeung “It was a great night, I welcome anyone to reach out with their coach, we would be happy to have you come in July”.

Full Event Results

Marcelo Marino vs Sam Moesson

by Unanimous Decision

Thomas Sawicki vs Alban Mujaj

by Unanimous Decision

Brian Leblanc vs Ryan McDonald

by Unanimous Decision

Niteka Raina vs Vanessa Hernandez

by Split Decision

Rashan Mack vs KaPo Lam

Majority Draw

Yun Yong Kim vs Gregory Yang

by Unanimous Decision

Charles Schultz vs Leo Chen

by Split Decision

David Sleziak vs Dillon Bray

by Unanimous Decision

Jhon Robinson vs Nyo Win

by Ref Stoppage

Jason Melendez vs Jake Sathmary

By Unanimous Decision

Sanctioned by: NYSAC and GAMMA USA

Announcer and Host: Justin Manning, DJ Joey

Sponsors: C4 Energy Drink, Southpaw Stitches, Midtown Dental Design, RSNLT Fight Wear , Eye D Vision

Cameras: Jeff Chu (1st) Evan Gurman (2nd)

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