With 2013 only days away, Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand alum Phil Baroni will be gearing up for a fight on December 31 at the DREAM 18 event in Saitama, Japan as he takes on Japanese MMA veteran Hayato Sakurai.

Baroni (15-15) is a multiple-time guest at TMT and was last at the camp in 2011 to prepare for his fight against Yoshiyuki Yoshida at the inaugural ONE FC event in September 2011. He also trained in 2010 for about two months, and held a wrestling clinic for guests and fighters.

In his last bout, Baroni finished off Rodrigo Ribeiro at ONE FC 5 in the first minute of the first round. With his record tied, he will look to use his superior wrestling ability against the tough Sakurai (36-12-2) on December 31.

Baroni is a UFC, PRIDE, DREAM, and ONE FC veteran who has trained with TMT’s own Muay Thai guru Kru Yod, who recently helped train Georges St. Pierre for his fight against Carlos Condit at UFC 154.