Ugandan Matsiko steps up preparations for Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts training camp

Insight:

Alex “The Lion Heart” Matsiko is a Class A (professional) fighter, ranked in the light middleweight group and a specialist in Muay Thai, K-1, Low Kick and MMA. His professional tour stands at 20 fights; 16 wins (8 KOs) and four losses.

Untitled fight (mixed martial art):

  • Saturday, 1st October 2022
  • Alex “The Lion Heart” Matsiko (Uganda) Vs Emmanuel Osuji “The Fearless Dragon” Onyemaechi (Nigeria)
  • At Kampala Serena Hotel

Ugandan kickboxer and mixed martial artist Alex “The Lion Heart” Matsiko has scored two weeks of intense training at the Tiger Muay Thai & Mixed Martial Arts training camp in Thailand.

This is in preparation for the upcoming non-title fight against Nigerian national, Emmanuel Osuji “The Fearles Dragon” Onyemaechi.

Alex Matsiko (7th from right) with other Tiger Muay Thai fighters

To start, this fight will take place on Saturday 1st October 2022 at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Matsiko has engaged in vigorous training sessions since leaving Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

“It’s been so good so far at Tiger Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts training camp in Thailand. I was able to train with world champions while training and improving my physical condition,” revealed Matsiko.

Alex Matsiko with champion sparring partner Johangir Yorqulov of Kyrgyzstan

Some of the champions Matsiko has tangled with include Kyrgyzstan’s Johangir Yorqulov, UFC champ Rafael Fiziev, American Mathew Sober, among others.

In the coming weeks, Matsiko will engage in a warm-up bout to further improve his fitness.

“I don’t know yet the opponent I will face. I prepare myself every day that passes,” he added.

Alex Matsiko with coach Joseph Henle Leon former champion
Alex Matsiko (center) with his training partners, UFC champion Rafael Fiziev and champion fighter Mathew Sober of the United States (left)

Prior to his departure for Thailand, Matsiko signed a short-term contract with the management of 1 Zone Sports at Mulago Guest House in Kampala on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.

Gomez Wosley, a Brazilian national who is the managing director of 1 Zone Sports, signed the contract with Matisko in the presence of Julie Solberg, founder and managing director of Child Africa, one of the key partners in the fight.

Alex Matsiko with UFC champion Rafael Fiziev
Alex “The Lion” Matsiko

Matisko is a registered member of the World Kickboxing Federation (WKF), World Fighting League (WFL), and World Fighting Championship (WFC) Kungu-Fu-King.

He is a class A (professional) fighter, ranked in the light middleweight group and a specialist in Muay Thai, K-1, Low Kick and MMA.

His professional tour stands at 20 fights; 16 wins (8 KOs) and four losses.

Alex Matsiko with other Tiger Muay Thai fighters

Kristen T. Prall