Combat sports occasions do not come any bigger than The Tanko Main Event. This is the place where champions are born and the greatest chapters in Muay Thai history are written, all set against a breath-taking backdrop of pyrotechnic displays and high-definition multimedia screens.

Muay Thai

Muay Thai is an inimitable combat sport with a rich and illustrious history. Originating in Thailand, this fighting art has seen a surge in popularity in recent years, and now has a prestigious UK stage in the shape of The Tanko Main Event. You can discover everything you need to know about Muay Thai before The Tanko Main Event begins by visiting our exclusive “Learn” page.

Past Events


The Tanko Main Event 2016

In May 2016, The Tanko Main Event exploded at the USN Arena in Bolton. A capacity crowd was in attendance for one of the most breath-taking British Muay Thai events of modern times.


The Road to the Main Event 2015

Taking place at the Village Hotel in Ashton-under-Lyne for the second year in succession, The Road To The Main Event 2015 pit the nation’s most talented, hungry young fighters against one another.


The Main Event 2015

Taking place in front of an electrified crowd at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, The Main Event 2015 saw some of the most memorable Muay Thai matches of recent years.