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Watch Showdown Fights on GFL.tv This Friday

17 Nov

Showdown Fights Evolution Poster
Catch Fairtex fighter Josh Mcdonald in the main event of Showdown Fights Evolution this Friday on GFL.tv

Josh will be fighting Utah native Jordan Smith in the main event. Jordan Smith is coming off an impressive win in Brazil, and has been training with the Blackhouse team.

This main event has all the makings of a “fight of the night” . Fights will get started at 7 PM on November 18th and be available online live with Go Fight Live TV. If you’re unable to attend the show make sure you watch all the action online!

Some Fairtex Quality Control Secrets….

3 Nov


We sweat the details which is one reason Fairtex quality is the best in the world.

Legend FC 6 – This Sunday

26 Oct

Legend-FC-6-Poster

On Sunday, October 30, MMA returns to Macau when City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend Fighting Championship 6!

Adrian “The Hunter” Pang steps back into the Legend Ring for his first defense of the Legend Lightweight Title. Undefeated at Legend, Pang intends to keep the Legend belt firmly around his waist. Facing off against him will be enigmatic Mongolian fighter Jadamba Narantungalag. Jadamba grabbed the MMA world’s attention after a three-round demolition of Japanese superstar Akihiro Gono last year – a victory which put him in line for the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. This match-up will be one of the year’s most highly anticipated contests in Asia-Pacific MMA.

In the co-main event of the evening, heavy-handed Chinese Boxing specialist Liu Wenbo makes his Legend debut against New Zealand Light Heavyweight Champion Sam Brown. Liu returns to the ring following the birth of his son, and will be looking to make a statement with a victory over the highly regarded and always dangerous Brown.

Also on the Legend 6 fight card, always exciting Australian brawler Rob Hill provides Korean standout Song Un Sik with a trial-by-fire introduction to the Legend Ring. And former Featherweight Tournament semi-finalists Yusuke Kawanago of Japan and Wu Chengjie of China square off for top contender status.

Also appearing on the card will be Legend veterans Kim Hoon (South Korea), Michael Mortimer (Australia), Rod MacSwain (New Zealand), and Vincent Siu (Hong Kong).

For tickets and more information visit, http://www.legendfc.com

Results and Recap: M-One “Team Thailand vs. Team America”

24 Oct

M-1-Muay-Thaiby Faye Lucas for muaythaiauthority.com

Los Angeles, CA — Club Nokia played host to M-One’s “Team Thailand vs. Team America” on Friday night. Representing the United States were Kevin Ross, Joe Schilling and Romie Adanza; the Thai team was composed of Sakkedao Petchpayathai, Kaoklai Kaennorsing and Langsuanlek Sasiprapa. It was a best of three and America had an opportunity to make a statement and that is exactly what they did.

The night’s first American vs. Thai fight featured Kevin Ross against Sakkedao and as expected Ross came out looking to make a statement early. His boxing looked crisp as he worked the body for Sakkedao, which he then used to set up his attacks up high. Sakkedao seemed to be playing the feeling out game early on, but for Ross it was business from the first bell. At the start of the second round Sakkedao began to pick up the pace as he began to press some of the action and score with knees and elbows, especially in the clinch. Ross was more than willing to fire back, including a few spinning elbows. As the third round started Ross was bleeding from the bridge of his nose and
Sakkedao continued to turn up the pressure. An elbow cut Ross on the top of his head and despite showing his toughness it seemed Sakkedao was starting to take things into another gear. At the end of the third round the doctor took a look at the cut that Ross had obtained on his head and stopped the fight. Ross later stated that despite the cut not being directly over his eye it was a good stoppage because the cut was deep.

With the win Sakkedao takes home the interim WBC Muay Thai world super lightweight title, the current champion is Fabio Pinca from France. Whether Sakkedao and Pinca will battle it out for the undisputed title anytime soon is any one’s guess, but if it did happen the fans could expect an exciting fight.

With America down 0-1, Joe Schilling and Kaoklai took to the ring. It didn’t take long for the tone to be set in this fight, as soon as it started Schilling connected with a punch and knocked down Kaoklai. After Kaoklai got back up Schilling dropped him again with another punch, clearly in trouble and seeing Schilling meant business Kaoklai tried to clinch to keep him from connection with punches. The plan seemed to work at first as they jockeyed around the ring for position with Schilling eventually finding room to land some elbows and knees that busted open Kaoklai’s nose. With the time winding down in the first round it seemed Kaoklai was going to be able to make it to the second round, but Joe Schilling predicted a first round knockout and Joe Schilling planned to deliver on his promise. A right from Schilling sent Kaoklai down to the canvas again and the referee had seen enough and the fight was stopped. Joe Schilling defeated Kaoklai in dominating fashion to take home the interim WBC Muay Thai world light heavyweight title.

The current WBC Muay Thai world light heavyweight champion is Russia’s Artem Levin and although there is not set date for Schilling and Levin to fight for the undisputed WBC Muay Thai world title, it is a fight Schilling is looking forward to. With two big guys like Schilling and Levin in the ring the real winners will be the fans.

Going into the third and final fight of the America vs. Thailand portion of the event, Romie Adanza and Langsuanlek Sasiprapa stepped into the ring. The pressure to pull the win out for their country was on each fighter and from the start of the fight Adanza looked sharp with his boxing. Langsuanlek used push kicks to score and eventually began to work Adanza’s body with knees. It was clear Adanza’s plans were to move in and land some combinations with his hands which he would then follow up with leg kicks before moving back out of Langusanlek’s reach. The fight was close heading into the fourth round, but there would be no debate as to the end of this fight because Adanza brought home the win for “Team America” with a vicious uppercut that turned the lights out on Langsuanlek. The right uppercut from Adanza knocked Langsuanlek out cold and he was eventually carried out on a stretcher. With the win Adanza took home the MTAA world flyweight title and helped the United States silence some of their critics.

The night’s pro action began with Thailand’s Rungravee Sasiprapa and Spain’s Andres Martinez, both fighters came to put on a show. Rungravee is knows as a wrecking machine, but Martinez showed he was a game opponent exchanging with Rungravee on several occasions and connecting with some solid strikes on the Thai. When they would clinch Rungravee would use knees to the right thigh of Martinez and combined with some solid leg kicks from Rungravee it paid dividends. In the fourth round Rungravee landed some knees to the thigh of Martinez while they were in the clinch and Martinez went down, he got back up only to go down once again after Rungravee connected with a few more knees. to the thigh. The exciting bout came to an end in the fourth round and despite losing, Martinez showed some great skill.

The night’s final pro bout featured Daniel Kim and Nate Chambers, the two went toe to toe for four rounds. Chamber’s was making his pro debut, but looked good. There were some good exchanges from both fighters, however, in the fourth round Chambers landed a few punches and sent Kim down for the count and took home the win in his pro debut.

It was a great night for American Muay Thai as the fighters got to showcase their skills against some very talented Thai’s. Many thought it would be good enough if the American’s put on a good performance, but they had other plans and they took home the the win as a team by a score of 2 to 1.

Results:

Pro
Sakkedao Petchpayathai def. Kevin Ross via (T)KO (Doctor Stoppage) at 3:00 of Rd. 3
Joe Schilling def. Kaoklai Kaennorsing via KO at 2:43 of Rd. 1
Romie Adanza def. Langsuanlek Sasiprapa via KO at 0:31 of Rd. 4
Rungravee Sasiprapa def. Andres Martinez via (T)KO at 2:01 of Rd. 4
Nate Chambers def. Daniel Kim via KO at 2:27 or Rd. 4

Amateur
Eduardo Alvarado def. Carlos Oniniano via KO at 0:50 of Rd. 1
Gaston Bolanos def. Roman Gudino via Unanimous Decision
Jesse Magusen and Oscar Sanchez fight to a Majority Draw
Josh Aragon def. Alex Numisnki via Split Decision

NINE WBC CHAMPIONSHIPS TO HONOUR KING RAMA 1X

19 Oct

Jomtong ChuwattanaFrom wbcmuaythai.com

Nine WBC championships – one WBC world boxing title defence, three WBC Asian Boxing Council championships and five WBC MUAYTHAI world titles – will be staged on the one event in Bangkok (4 November) to honor Rama 1X His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej seventh cycle reign and 84th birthday celebration on 5 December that is also Thailand’s national day.

The prime feature of the nine championships will be the first title defence of WBC Super Flyweight (115 lbs) Champion Suriyan Sor Rungvisai against Japan’s Nabuo Nashiro.

Jomthong Chuwattana (Thai), one of best Muay Thai fighters in the world, will fight against Japan challenger Hiromasa Masuda for the WBC MUAYTHAI Lightweight World Title, and top ranked Bantamweight Kaimookdam Chuwattana will face Kunitaka – the highly regarded Japan challenger.

The WBC Asia boxing championships include: Super Flyweight, Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (THA) VS Udi Arima (INA); Super Batamweight Yodchanchai Nakornloung (THAI) VS Almar Fransisco (PHI); Super Featherweight Navapol Sor Rungvisai (THA) VS Eddy Comero (THA).

The nine championships event follows the support and approval of the Thailand Senate Committee as a special celebration sports event in honour of honor the King, and is a co-promotion of Nakorloung and Choocharoen.

All nine championships will be televised live on Channel 3 and Channel 7 across the nation.

MULKEY FIGHTS CHU IN DESERT BATTLE 4

18 Oct

Battle In The Dessert Muay Thaifrom wbcmuaythai.com

Las Vegas star Chaz Mulkey (7-4) will collide with British Leeds sensation Simon Chu (29-7-17 KOs) for the vacant WBC MUAYTHAI International Middleweight Championship in the main event of Lion Fight Promotions: Battle In The Desert 4.

The event will be held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Saturday 19 November.

In the lightweight (135 pounds) co-main event, superstar Phanuwat “Coke” Chunhawat (145-24-1 (24 KO’s) of Oakland, Calif. via Thailand will face battle-tested Muay Thai champion and professional boxing contender Rami Ibrahim (13-7-2 (6 KO’s) of Philadelphia, Pa.

And four-time world Muay Thai champion Kit Cope (23-1 (9 KO’s) will make his long-awaited return to the ring on United States soil when he squares off with rising Muay Thai and MMA star Jose Palacios (5-2 (3 KO’s) of San Jose, Calif. in a featured WBC U.S. welterweight (147 pounds) championship bout.

Two knockout artists and rapidly emerging forces will collide when Las Vegas-based Muay Thai and mixed martial arts (MMA) standout Chidi Njokuani (10-1 (6 KO’s) squares off with aggressive-minded Ken Tran (13-3 (10 KO’s) of Vancouver B.C., Canada in a 170-pound catchweight fight.

The main card will also be highlighted by a pair of women’s bouts. Former Cung Le-prot?g? Elaina Maxwell (0-0) of San Francisco, Calif. will face off with Roxy “Balboa” Richardson (2-1) of Los Angeles, Calif. at super lightweight (140 pounds) while Vivian Leung (1-0) of Las Vegas via Saskatoon, Canada will lock horns with Heidi Otterbein (3-1 (1 KO) of Las Vegas via Vancouver B.C., Canada in a 120 pound catchweight affair.

“We are looking forward to bringing world-class Muay Thai fights to the big stage at one of the most popular destinations in the fight capital of the world and the home of Lion Fight Promotions,” said Lion Fight Promotions President, Scott Kent.

“I’m looking forward to showing the world that I’m the real deal ? one of the best in the sport of Muay Thai,” said Mulkey, who earned his main event billing with a stunning, split decision upset victory over the far more experienced Remy Bonnel at Lion Fight Promotions; Battle In The Desert 3 on Aug. 20.

The victory gave Mulkey the previously vacant WBC interim international middleweight title.

“I’ve been in the grind for a long time now, training with some of the best Muay Thai fighters out there, and now is my time to shine.

“(Chaz) has a nice style with strong boxing and powerful low kicks, but I know that my technique, speed and power will be too much for him,” said Chu, who has faced and defeated some of Europe’s top champions during his stellar career. “It’s a great opportunity to fight for a WBC title. That green belt has my name on it and it’s coming home with me for sure.”

Chunhawat, better known to his fans as “Coke,” has put it on the line in Thailand’s most elite Muay Thai fighting arenas, including Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadiums. He holds wins over some of the sport’s top champions, including three-time K-1 Max World Champion, Buakaw Por Pramuk.

Ibrahim, a ferocious 29-year-old competitor has made his presence felt in the sport of Muay Thai since capturing his first title, a national championship, at the age of 17 by scoring a third round KO on his opponent. A native of The Middle East who relocated to The United States with his family in 1990, Ibrahim has shown an incredible passion for the martial arts, training and competing in Karate, Tae Kwon Do, wrestling, boxing in addition to Muay Thai.

The 34-year-old Cope brought instant mainstream attention to the sport of Muay Thai in 2004 when he lit up the television screen on the MTV True Life episode, “I am a Muay Thai Fighter.” The episode, which went on to become one of the most watched in the history of the networks’ smash-hit documentary series, followed Cope’s journey to Thailand for bare-knuckle rules competition against some of the country’s most dangerous fighters.

The Nov. 19 bout will mark Cope’s first Muay Thai fight in The United States since 2006. Since then, he has been competing in MMA.

“I’ve always been a Muay Thai fighter. Even when I was fighting under MMA rules, I was a Thai boxer at heart,” said Cope. “Until now, though, there weren’t any big opportunities in the sport of Muay Thai. Lion Fight Promotions is changing that, though, and I’m looking forward to getting back to doing what I love. Muay Thai has given me the life that I have today and I can’t wait to get in the ring on Nov. 19.”

Cope’s opponent, the 28-year-old Palacios will enter the ring on a three fight win streak. In his last effort on July 9, the quick moving southpaw earned a unanimous decision over Artem Sharoshkin in Commerce, Calif.

“I know this is a hard fight and Kit is a great Muay Thai fighter,” said Palacios, “but I always expect every fight to be hard. I like being considered the underdog in a fight like this because it just gives me more motivation to push myself to new limits so I can shock the world and show everyone that I’m capable of. I expect to win.”

The 23-year-old Njokuani, who brings a nine fight win streak to the ring, relocated from his home in Dallas, Texas to Las Vegas in 2010 to train amongst some of the sport’s best in the fight capital of the world. His opponent, 28-year-old Tran, known as a crowd-pleasing power puncher, represented Canada against Team China in a Muay Thai vs. San Shou style kickboxing event in China in January, and reeled off two victories in the ring in just a three day span.

Making her professional Muay Thai debut, Maxwell, 32, is a three-time San Shou style kickboxing champion under Le, her original mentor. In 2003, she reached the pinnacle of her San Shou career by capturing the gold medal at the World Wushu Games in Macau, China.

A versatile striker, Maxwell has also tasted success in the sport of mixed martial arts. She made history on Dec. 8, 2006 by competing in the first-ever Strikeforce-promoted women’s MMA bout, battling superstar Gina Carano for three rounds in San Jose.

The charismatic Richardson, a 31-year-old former amateur champion, turned professional in 2009. The Nov. 19 bout will mark her first since July 18, 2010 when she defeated England’s Sheree Halliday by way of unanimous decision in Montebello, Calif.

The 35-year-old Leung will make her second start as a professional. A classically trained pianist, Leung, who enjoyed a lengthy amateur Muay Thai career that began in 2000, is a renaissance woman who enjoys kicking and punching as much as she does the fine arts.

Otterbein, 30, will make her first start since January when she lost a decision in China. Prior to that, she had reeled off wins in all three of her professional bouts.

Round 2 Muaythai Premier League

5 Oct

Muay Thai Premiere League
After the fantastic opening of MPL in Los Angeles, round 2 will take place in Padova, Italy on October 8th 2011.

The time has come for the 2nd leg fighters of the league to make their debut and get important points towards the semi-final. Remember, 3 points for knock out, 2 points for win and 1 point for a draw.

Superstars like Mohamed Khamal versus former WMC world champion Liam Harisson, Challenger Muaythai superstar Jordan Watson, former WMC world champion Jiri Zak, Thailand’s famous export Kaoklai, the Russian tank and WMC intercontinental champion Ramazan and Thailand’s TNT, one of the most explosive fighters in the world, Saiyok….. all on one card, at one of the most exciting muaythai events ever seen in Italy.

Asia’s TV celebrity Sonia Couling will be the host of the event and the WMC will be represented by its Vice President Mr. Stephan Fox.

The entire muaythai world will be watching Italy this weekend… the Muaythai Premier League under the World Muaythai Council.

For more info, check out http://thempl.tv/main/.

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