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Sittichai Sitsongpeenong VS Robin van Roosmalen : Glory 31

Posted on June 26, 2016  in Entertainment, MMA Fights, MMA Related Videos, Videos

 

 

Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was born as Anulak Jansuk (อนุรักษ์ จันทร์สุข, Thai pronunciation: [ʔànúrák ʨansùk]) in Buriram in Northeastern (Isan) region of Thailand on September 23, 1991. He had his first fight at the age of 11 in 2002.

 

His first fight outside of Thailand was in a 4-Man Tournament at 63.5 kg at the “Nuit des Titans” event in Tours, France on 30 Jan 2010. He beat Fabio Pinca by decision in the first fight and Anuwat Kaewsamrit by decision in the final to win the 4-Man Tournament.

 

His second fight outside of Thailand was at the “La Nuit des Champions” event in Marselle, France on 28 November 2010. He won against Damien Alamos by decision over 5 rounds.

 

He lost in the final of the “Fuktien Group 8-Man Tournament 8-Man @146 lbs against Ikuysang K.Rungtanakiat by TKO in the 5th round (broken collarbone) at Omnoi Stadium on 23 July 2011.

 

His first fight back after recovery from injury 5 months later was at the “A1 – WCC” event in Lyon, France on 08 Dec, 2011 where he beat Fares Bechar by TKO in the fourth round.

 

Sitthichai went on to win :

  • The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Marathon” at 147 lbs in Chonburi, Thailand on 31 May 2012.
  • The Thailand (PAT) Welterweight Championship Title at 147 lbs against Petchmankong Gaiyang 5 Daow by 5 round decision at Lumpinee Stadium on 25 Sep, 2012
  • The “1 – King” 4-Man Tournament at 70 kg against Puengluang Sitpupantu by TKO in the first round in Koh Chang, Thailand on 05 Jan, 2013.

 

A rematch between Sitthichai and Fabio Pinca went down at Best of Siam 3 in Paris, France on February 14, 2013 and he came out on top again, winning a unanimous decision.

 

He won The “Toyota Vigo 8-Man Tournament” @70 kg against Dejlit Poptheeratham by Decision 3 rounds at Udon Thani on 29 March 2013.

 

In his first ever fight under kickboxing rules, he lost a highly disputed decision to Enriko Gogokhia on the Oktagon 2013 event that was Glory 7: Milan undercard in Milan, Italy on April 20, 2013. He had initially been set to face Davit Kiria on the main card but was demoted to the prelims when his opponent was changed.

It was reported that he would fight Kamel Jemel at the WBC World Muay Thai Millennium Championship in Saint-Pierre, Réunion on September 7, 2013. However, he denied ever being on the card.

He beat Juri Kehl on points at MAX Muay Thai 2 in Pattaya, Thailand on June 29, 2013. It was a fairly one-sided fight, although Kehl did land a high kick in round two which knocked Sitthichai down. However, the referee counted it as a slip.

 

 

 

Robin van Roosmalen was the oldest of three children of father William Roosmalen who was former world champion in Thai- and Kickboxing and also the only man to knock out William Beekwilder and Vitali Klitschko in a kickboxing bout. Growing up in a Kickboxing family, Van Roosmalen began training at just at the age of 3 under his father in his gym and later also began Boxing, wrestling, Mixed martial arts and Judo where he recently received a black belt. He is currently under contract with It’s Showtime. He is known for his aggressive high paced style.

 

 

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Bonnar/Griffin

Posted on May 5, 2014  in Uncategorized

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“[If it weren’t for Griffin vs. Bonnar] I’d be over picking up cigarette butts from the parking lot at Palace Station and I’d be sleeping on the underpass at I-15,” White told reporters years later. The story of Griffin vs. Bonnar quickly grew to mythical proportions and today it’s widely believed without that fight the UFC either wouldn’t be around or would be on a much lower level. Like the once-popular myth that it was the Fertittas and White that pushed the UFC towards rules and regulations while the old owners ran away from those things, the story of Griffin vs. Bonnar has been Zuffafied.

No, the fight didn’t save the UFC. There’s no reason to believe the key events after The Ultimate Fighter wouldn’t have taken place had Griffin and Bonnar not put on such a show, so the UFC would likely be in essentially the same spot it’s in today. Ultimately, it’s not a great fight that decides if a show is going to get renewed, but great ratings. No, there wasn’t a point in the fight when 10 million people were watching, as Dana White and Joe Rogan have claimed on a few occasions. The fight averaged 3.3 million viewers, which is a strong number, and the peak quarter hour was a 2.5 rating. That quarter hour was also the peak of the show. Looking at the quarter hour ratings alone (not a fool proof method, but the best we’ve got in the absence of real numbers and minute-by-minute ratings), the fight appeared to gain roughly 550,000 viewers from start to finish. That’s a good number, but not outstanding. To compare, the famous Leonard Garcia vs. Korean Zombie WEC match gained about 700,000 viewers from beginning to end (even more impressive when you consider the match started with 832,000 viewers).

The Ultimate Fighter was already successful enough to get second and third seasons, as shown by the negotiations prior to the finale and Spike officials’ excitement about the product after just two weeks. There wouldn’t have been talks for a third season if Spike had concerns about a second. The first post-TUF pay-per-view, UFC 52 featuring coaches Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell battling it out, was going to do the 300,000 buys or so that it would have done with an average light heavyweight final. The next key Ultimate Fighter season, the third, which led to the 2006 explosion on pay-per-view and monster television ratings, would have still happened. Really, it was the Leben vs. Koscheck feud that proved the concept and put the show on the map. The fans tuned in for a well-built feud between two well-built personalities, the two traits of UFC’s most successful events since that time, and even though the fight was dreadful, people still tuned in the next week.

In the years since the first finale, there have been many better fights than Griffin vs. Bonnar. There have even been fights that were likely more important. The success of the first Ortiz vs. Shamrock match may have been the reason Lorenzo Fertitta pulled plans to sell the company. The second Ortiz vs. Shamrock, as well as Hughes vs. Gracie two months earlier, blew up the company’s pay-per-view business. The third Ortiz vs. Shamrock proved UFC as a television property. The first Lesnar vs. Mir set the company up for the biggest run it ever had in North America. However, none of those matches happened on a night that had obvious potential to be a clear step forward. On US television, only five UFC matches have had opportunities on nights like that: Robbie Lawler vs. Steve Berger, which was chosen after the fact to air on Fox Sports Net’s Best Damn Sports Show Period in 2002; the three Ultimate Fighter finale bouts, and Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos on UFC’s 2011 Fox debut. Of those, the only great fight was Griffin vs. Bonnar.

Griffin vs. Bonnar did help in the sense of causing Spike to lock down a deal with the promotion right away (Spike officials were not the only television network executives at the finale). White frequently tells the story of the deal was squared away in an alley after the show, which by all accounts is true. A deal was inevitable, especially with Spike’s top franchise, Raw, set to depart in the fall of 2005.

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The Decline of “chins” in combat sports.

Posted on May 4, 2014  in Uncategorized

What is likely happening is that the repeated damage to the connectivity of neurons in your brain accumulates. They stretch from the brain getting rattled. The connection literally gets stretched and strained from the brain’s violent movement from a strike, car crash, helmet-to-helmet hit; etc. A normal person will have a long time to recover, maybe never suffer brain trauma again. The plasticity of the brain decreases with age, but it still works. Exercise increases plasticity, and Dr. Rodney Swain of UWM is showing how it can help severely damaged/lacerated parts of the brain. Athletes experience this trauma repeatedly. Even of they take eight weeks with no contact, they’re still going to re-damage and strain that synaptic connection….which took a lifetime to form. Each time the plasticity will be less effective and the damage will build on itself.

The longer guys fight, the more the brain is just a serious of moderately torn connections between synapses, and damage to the myelin sheath which coats the axons on the synapses. Parkinson’s is a disease which destroys the myelin sheath, which results in connections kind of crossing circuits and giving the involuntary movements and circuit failures. Just like a stripped wire. Parts of the brain can no longer communicate, and the body and brain begin to break down. Boxing and sports cause the same type of damage from repeated trauma. The synapses are yanked apart over and over and over. The brains of football players and combat athletes look like swiss cheese from the eventual damages. Where the occipital area used to send a signal from the eye to the frontal lobe, it might now be distorted and hazy. Hands don’t respond well and fine motor movement decays, because the vast majority of the brain is dedicated to hands and faces.

So when a guy gets hit over time, he’s really already in a state of perpetual concussion. His brain hasn’t had time to heal, and eventually reaches a point where the stretching that will cause a knockout…like the brain stem pulling from a clean shut to the lower jaw….occurs from less and less trauma. It’s basically like tearing a ligament….they get more loose and sprain faster, so even more loose and more sprains….autocatalytic.

So the brain doesn’t know what’s coming or that it needs to shut off to avoid damage, the brain is in a state of perpetual damage and just needs a nudge to flip the switch.

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Congrats to Shane Shaolin Campbell

Posted on December 28, 2013  in Uncategorized

Shane Shaolin Campbell just became the first Canadian to make it the final 4 of a K1 tourney and has a great shot of winning the entire thing.  Awesome job Shane!

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Some Details about Shogun Rua.

Posted on December 21, 2013  in Uncategorized

 

Shogun has unarguably pound for pound the best smile in MMA.  Here’s some number crunching about him that maybe you didn’t know.

The last (and only) time Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua submitted someone with a leglock was at Pride 32 on  Oct / 21 / 2006 against Kevin Randleman. This means..

Shogun has not submitted an opponent with a leglock for 7 years, 1 month, 16 days and 13 fights.

Shogun has only submitted an opponent with a leglock once in his 29 fight career.

Of Shogun’s 21 career victories, 5% have been won by way of leglock submission.

Just thought you should know.

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