Zig Zach will fight in The Return of the Contenders in its Prideland, Singapore

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jurong East Sports & Recreation Center will explode on Wednesday 17th of September with muaythai big wigs such as Yodsaeklai, Madsua, Naruepol, Soren and Zig Zach, all fighting on the super star encrusted fight card. The main fight is Contender and WMC World Champion Yodsaenklai versus WMC-S1 Kings Cup 2007 champions Madsua for the WMC World Title. This will be an all out war as the best 2 Thais battle it out in a 6 by 6 meter ring. If that is not enough, the fight that everyone wanted to see in the Contender house will become a reality at this event with Soren Mongkontong going face to face with Naruepol for the WMC Intercontinental Title. The pride of Singapore Zig Zach will take on the Japanese champion Takeshi. The winner of this fight will be eligible to fight for the WMC Asian Title.

To set the house on fire, there will be 2 female world-class fights with Tiana Tiger Caverley the WMC Intercontinental champion taking on Nam Kang from Thailand, and Natalie Zoukatas the 2006 Swedish Champion taking on Lisa from the United Kingdom for the WMC European Title. The undercard will feature fights Singapore versus Singapore to determine who will fight in the next international WMC event. Please check out www.contenderasia.com or call 6382 2235 for ticket inquiries. Fights will start at 18.00 sharp with the international program kicking off at 20.00. If you have not had the chance to see Yodsaenklai, Soren or Naruepol fighting live, then this is something you definitely DO NOT want to miss! Other entertainment on the night will include the Miss Round Girl competition, lucky draws and VIPs will be given a special VIP goody bag and the chance to mingle with the fighters at the after fight party! Be there!

Kim Khan "Zig Zach" Zaki vs Leonardo "Amendoim" Monteiro

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Singapore’s Kim Khan Zaki to face Brazilian Champion Leonardo at the International MuayThai Superfights in Malaysia on July 5th.

Contender Asia star Kim Khan Zaki or “ Zach” of Singapore will meet Brazilian Champion Leonardo "Amendoim" Monteiro in the "International MuayThai Superfights” here in Malaysia on July 5th at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam, Selangor.
The fight will be part of an extraordinary ‘World MuayThai Council (WMC) Inter-Continental Championship’ fight card that includes other Contender Asia Stars-Dzhabar ‘The Genghis Khan’ Askerov and Zidov ‘Akuma’ Dominik pitting against Singha Siri, the Southern Thailand Champion and Iranian hardman Abbas Ahmadi respectively.

A former student of Capoiera, a Brazilian form of martial art, Leonardo took up MuayThai five years ago and immediately rose to prominence, clinching the Sao Paolo state champion title and went on to win the national championship. He was voted best foreign fighter in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2007. Leonardo, whose favourite Muay Thai ‘weapon’ of choice is the knee, boasts a fight record of 27 fights and 18 wins with 10 KOs. He is taking the fight with Zach as one of his ‘challenges’ in his MuayThai journey and he is currently studying Zach’s every move. He has this to say,” I hope his left shoulder don't go pop again for we are gonna make a good fight come 5th July.”

Commenting on Leonardo’s remarks, Zach replied,” I’m gonna go in do my best and show everyone in KL what I am capable of and bring back the Inter-Continental title back to Singapore.“

To prepare for this adrenalin charged encounter, Zach engaged strength and conditioning coach, Mitch Chilson of Fightshape who has designed a strategic program/workout for Zach to strengthen his legs, arms and especially his shoulders.

This is the first time that both fighters are meeting each other. Fight fans believe that Zach is in for a very tough fight. Can Zach count on his Singapore fans to come and give him that extra edge to clinch the title? Expect a large contingent of the Muay Thai fraternity from around the region to be at this fight on July 5th.

International MuayThai Superfights marks the first international muay thai event on Malaysian soil and will feature up to 7 title fights, including the WMC Women’s Inter-Continental title bout between Australia and South Africa.

Tickets for International MuayThai Superfights are now on sale via Axcess outlets and online, with special discounts extended to fans from Singapore. For details on the discount, log on to http://www.axcess.com.my Seats will be priced at RM50, RM75, First Class at RM125, VIP RM200 and Ringside VVIP at RM250.

Action starts 6.30pm sharp.

For details about the event, please log on to

  • webpage: www.muaythaisuperfights.com
  • Contact person: Mr Jon Lukas Hoo (Business Development Director)
  • Mobile: +6012- 634 0998
  • Email: jon@mandate-intl.com
  • Office : +603- 7727 8228

Kim Khan Zaki

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kim Khan Zaki "Zack" is a local Singaporean fighter who earned his spot by winning the regional fist of fury tournament. Zach is the least experienced fighter of the confirmed participants. He has 16 fights, 11 wins and 5 losses.

Zach started learning muay thai when he was 17yrs old. Having seen and read about the sport he got hooked and was determined to learn. Weighing a hefty 93kg he also wanted to shed some weight. Although at that time Muay Thai was not a prominent sport in Singapore he found a gym, started training and has never looked back!

He first fought when he was 18 years old at the amateur world tournament and lost due to a dislocated shoulder. Not to be discouraged he was determined to win at least one fight so went away, trained harder and returned to the games the following year. This time he made it through to the quarter finals.

Following a 2.5 year break owing to National Service, he saved up enough money and went to live and train in Thailand for 6 months at the WMC Gym in Koh Samui and Tor Chalermchai in Bangkok.

In 2005 Zach returned to Singapore and set up his own personal training business specialising in Muay Thai for fitness.

In 2006 he won the WMC Muay Thai Against Drugs Challenge and was invited to fight at the prestigious King's Birthday in Bangkok. In 2007 he fought in the Fists of Fury in Singapore. It was this victory which qualified him as one of the 16 Contenders.

Personal Information

  • Name: Kim Khan Zaki

  • Fight Name: Zig Zach, better known as Zach

  • Date of Birth: 4th Sept 1982

  • Nationality: Singaporean

  • Heritage: Indonesian mixed Chinese

  • Height: 1.83m

  • Weight: 74kg

  • Gym: BXG Singapore

Fight Record

  • Fights: 16

  • Wins: 11

  • Losses: 5

  • KO's: 7

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16 fighters of the Contender Asia 2008 including Zig Zach

Sunday, December 2, 2007

16 fighters of the Contender Asia 2008. 16 fighters from 12 countries. The more detail about each fighters will be available soon. Here we go:

  1. Alain Sylvestre from Canada
  2. Bruce Macfie from Australia
  3. David Pacquette from England
  4. Dzhabar Askerov from United Arab Emirates
  5. James Martinez from USA
  6. John Wayne Parr from Australia
  7. Naruepol Fairtex from Thailand
  8. Jose Pitu Sans from Spain
  9. Rafik Bakkouri from France
  10. Sean Wright from Scotland
  11. Soren Mongkontong from Australia
  12. Trevor Smandych from Canada
  13. Yodsaenklai from Thailand
  14. “Yukay” Joakim Karlsson from Sweden
  15. Zig Zach from Singapore
  16. Zidov Dominik from Switzerland