Seventeen year old Yodkhonpol Sitmonchai wins again and aims for the 122 lbs Lumpinee Title
Yodkhonpol Sitmonchai is a young up & coming fighter on the Lumpinee Stadium circuit. Here are his two most recent fights at Lumpinee, both impressive performances. This was an impressive first round knockout.
There was news prior to the fight that large wagers were placed on the fight by Somluck, amongst others. Yodkhonpol Sitmonchai made a strong statement in this fight with a great ko.
Here is Yodkhonpol (Muu’s) most recent fight against Tingtong at Lumpini Stadium last Friday July, 27th. A lot of good back and forth action in this fight. I trip out on how tough these guys are. They both get hit with a lot of hard shots, the kind where the sweat is flying everywhere when they get hit. The next stop for the young man is the Lumpinee title.
Julie Kitchen Miriam Nakamoto have a big fight coming at Pala Casino, August 18th, 2012 in Pala, CA.
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Both ladies are very decorated with several titles. They are some of the best female Muay Thai fighters out there. This fight has been a long time coming.
Photo: Scott Hirano
They’ve been trying to make it happen for a while but injuries, and other things have restricted it from happening sooner. Both ladies are not only extremely talented fighters but smart, and beautiful as well. Killers in the ring, but elegant out in public. Both ladies seem very much different. To the guys out there, which of these two beautiful ladies is more your type?
Doug Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer for K-1 Kickboxing comments on hopefuls,open tryouts, & 2012 Grand Prix Events
K-1 Rising 2012 Tryouts– Venice Beach
In the wake of an incredibly successful K-1 Open Tryouts event, Doug Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer for K-1 Kickboxing, poured through the scorecards ranking all the Hopefuls who showed up that day. He sifted through them one by one, looking at the numbers and notes. “We have to do these Callbacks as soon as possible, there are some guys here who could fight in our US Grand Prix Championships September 8 at the LA Sports Arena,” Kaplan says to Masato, Executive Producer for K-1.
Kaplan was the man sitting front and center amid the row of judges at the tryouts. He watched every participant try out for the organization that day. He is the man in charge of it all, and the one who intends to bring K-1 kickboxing back to the fans and make it as popular in America as it is in Japan, China and across Europe.
As he watched each fighter take the stage, he was filled with respect. Every Hopeful gave it everything, some to the point of sheer exhaustion.
New Australian Muay Thai TV show capturing the lives of Muay Thai fighters. Fighters discuss their past, how Muay Thai saved their lives, and their passion for the sport. Go behind the scenes, and see the types of injuries these fighters sustain. Check out the damage done to the leg from constantly being kicked over, and over again Ouch! it hurts just looking at that.
As you will see, to be a Muay Thai fighter you have to have ice in your veins, and these guys have it. You have to train all the time, and make many sacrifices to compete at the top level.
I was happy to see Thai fighter Pen-ake Sitnumnoi from Singpatong Gym in Phuket is in this show. It’s good to see Thai fighters featured as well. Make sure to check out their facebook page for all the latest details regarding the show.
Xplosion Fight Series 7 Steven Wakeling vs Artem Levin is now on youtube
Xplosion Fight Series
Thanks Muay Thai is Life for letting us know that this fight is now on youtube. This ended up being a controversial decision with many feeling that Steve Wakeling won the decision. See for yourself & give us your opinion in the comments section. Artem Levin currently holds the WBC light heavyweight WBC World Title. Many of us were looking forward to seeing Artem Levin defend that title against Simon Marcus at “Battle of the Belts” in Thailand, but the fight never happened.
From what I heard, it was due to Artem recovering from an injury. Hopefully that fight will happen soon. It’s one that I for one would really like to see. Vinny “Showtime” Shoreman is commentating during this fight so enjoy friends!
“Glory world series Grand Slam — Heavyweight” Kickboxing Mega-Event To Tokyo In December
Live event to return the world’s greatest stand-up fighters to the sport’s spiritual home. The world’s best heavyweights are set to return to Tokyo at last. Glory Sports International (GSI) today announced ‘Glory Grand Slam – Heavyweight,’ which will take place in the Japanese capital this December.
The event will feature Glory’s top fighters battling in a new and exciting format and promises the Japanese fans something they have been missing for a long time — a truly world-class kickboxing event featuring the sport’s most decorated superstars.
Additional details concerning ‘Glory Grand Slam — Heavyweight’ — including the date and venue plus invited fighters and match-ups — will be announced soon.
The event is being staged with the assistance of local partners G-Entertainment, a brand new agency focused on fighting sports, formed by some of the most experienced people in Japan’s fight event production industry.
“This is a very exciting time for us. Bringing Glory to the home of the martial arts, and taking our top fighters who are idolised by the Japanese fans, is a crucial moment for us,” commented Marcus Luer, Managing Director of GSI.
“We are delighted by the partnership with G-Entertainment. They have a team of top professionals behind them and we have no doubt that, together, we will produce a world-class spectacle.”
For more details regarding Glory world series check out their site
The Thai Fight 2012 schedule has been released for the August 17th, card at King Power Stadium in Leicester, England. The Thai Fight promotion always puts fantastic cards together. Great fighters from the UK are being featured along with some of the best Thai fighters on the planet. As usual with Thai Fight promotions, big name fighters are matched up with not so big names.
Saiyok is coming off a unanimous decision win over Michael Demetriou. Though he recently had a rare loss against Mohamed Khamal at Slamm V11, he is definitely one of the best Thai fighters out there. Here are the match-ups:
Armin Pumpanmuang Windy Sport vs. Abdallah Mabel
Liam Harrison vs. Dylan Salvador
Singmanee Kaewsamrit vs. Houcine Benoul
Saiyok Pumpanmuang Windy Sport vs. Reghi Issam
Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee vs. Craig Jose
Buakaw Por Pramuk vs. Abdoul Toure
Jordan Watson vs. Hamed Assan
Michael Dicks vs. Crice Boussoukou
Click on the pics below & learn more details about the match-ups & fighters
Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Master for K1 Rising 2012 Saturday September 8th, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The card hasn’t been announced yet, but the rematch between Romie Adanza & Andy Howson is a lock. Ticket prices range anywhere from $250 to $50. I’m sure they will put together a great card. Chaz Mulkey, Dewey Cooper, Michael Mananquil, Scotty Leffler, will probably be appearing on the card as well.
Just this last Thursday, K1 held their tryouts on Venice Beach. Hosted by Vinnie “Showtime” Shoreman lots of good young up & coming prospects came to try out. Many legends were in attendance, Don “The Dragon” Wilson, Benny “The Jet” Urquidez, and Peter “Sugarfoot” Cunningham, were there along with many others. Lerdsila “The Slippery Eel” Chumpairtour also showed up to wow the judges with his agility. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for K1 Rising 2012 Saturday September 8th, at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Ca