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New Muay Thai Fights in Thailand

Posted on August 5, 2016  in MMA Fights, MMA Related Videos, Videos


Sakatphet Phetsimean (108.6lbs, red) Vs Patakphet Sinbimuaythai (108.8lbs, blue)





Ken-Esan Sitaik-Ubon (106lbs, red) Vs Yokmunggon Miamycondo (106lbs, blue)


Thanuphet Jaroenkitigon (117.9lbs, red) Vs Kumandoi Sor.Jitpakdee (117.9lbs, blue)



Petchartchai vs Taofangkong at Rajadamnern Stadium,Bangkok



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Recent Muay Thai Fights

Posted on July 27, 2016  in MMA Fights, MMA Related Videos, Videos


Rungnarai Kiatmoo (Red shorts) vs Sarawut Sor.Jor.Vichitpadriew (Blue Shorts.) at the 111 lbs division.  Rungnarai and Sarawut fight on the “Chujaroen” promotion at Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok.


Superlek Kiatmoo (Red Shorts) vs Petngam Kiatkamphon (Blue Shorts) in the 132 pound division.  Superlek and Petngam fight on the “Chujaroen” promotion at Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok.




Rit Jitmuangnont (Red Shorts and 106lbs) vs Ngengern P.K.Saenchaimuaythaigym (Blue Shorts and 108lbs) . Rit and Ngengern fight on the “Kiatpetch” promotion at the New Lumpini Stadium, Bangkok.


The Champion มวยไทยตัดเชือก 23 กรกฎาคม 2559 คู่ที่ 3 หาญศึกเล็ก ม.กรุงเทพธนบุรี VS ธนศักดิ์ ซีทูพูล วิลล่า




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A brief history of “MMA” pre-UFC

Posted on August 3, 2014  in Writing

2nd Millennium (3015-4013 years before 2014)

  • Speculation of people practicing Pankration

648 BC (2662 years before 2014)

  • Pankration officially recorded at the 33rd Ancient Olympic games

393 AD (1621 years before 2014)

  • “Roman Emperor Theodosius I” likely abolishes Ancient Olympic games, including Pankration

1887 (1494 years after the abolishing of Pankration)

  • John L. Sullivan (Boxing Champion) fought William Muldoon (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion).
  • Sullivan retired with a 39 wins (33 KOs) and only 1 loss. He was undefeated at the time of this ‘MMA’ fight with Muldoon.
  • Muldoon was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1996 as a non-participant, Wrestling Observer Newsletter Hall of Fame in 1997 and Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2004.
  • According to “Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling” by Jake Shannon, the fight was over when Sullivan was “slammed to the mat and incapacitated.”

Late 1890’s

  • Bob Fitzsimmons (Boxing Champion) fought Ernest Roeber (Greco-Roman Wrestling Champion).
  • Fitzsimmons was the first ever 3-divisional boxing champion and was ranked #8 in Ring Magazine’s “100 Greatest Punchers” list.
  • Roeber held the European Greco-Roman Heavyweight Championship from 1894 to 1900.
  • According to “Say Uncle!: Catch-As-Catch Can Wrestling and the Roots of Ultimate Fighting, Pro Wrestling & Modern Grappling” by Jake Shannon, the fight was over when “Roeber took Fitzsimmons to the mat and applied an arm lock, making Fitzsimmons quit.”


  • William Barton-Wright creates Bartitsu.
  • “Ju-Jitsu and Ju-do”, Transactions and Proceedings of the Japanese Society, London, Volume 5 via Bloody Elbow: Under ‘Bar-titsu’ he comprised boxing, or the use of the fist as a hitting medium, the use of the feet both in an offensive and defensive sense, the use of the walking-stick as a means of self-defence in such a way as to make it practically impossible to be hit upon the fingers. Ju-do and Ju-jitsu, which were secret styles of Japanese wrestling, he would call close-play as applied to self-defence.


  • King Levinsky (Heavyweight boxer) fought Ray Steele (professional wrestler).
  • 35 seconds into the fight Steele pinned Levinsky down for 10 seconds declaring Steele the winner.
  • Levinsky retired with a boxing record of 75 wins, 36 losses and 7 draws.


  • Gene Lebell (Judo Champion) fought Milo Savage (Middleweight Boxer)
  • Savage was 39 at the time of the fight while Lebell was 31.
  • Lebell landed a powerful harai goshi (sweeping hip throw) and put Savage to sleep with a rear naked choke


  • World-known Muhammad Ali fought pro-wrestler, Karl Gotch trained, Antonio Inoki
  • Inoki PROHIBITIED from grappling and could only land kicks if one knee was on the canvas. Ali had no restrictions


May 18 1989 – June 24 1993 Shooto puts on 24 “MMA” events

1 9 9 3 – The year UFC and Pancrase began

September 21 – November 8 – Pancrase puts on 3 events

November 12 – UFC 1: The Beginning

November 25 – Shooto – Shooto (25)

December 8 – Pancrase – Yes, We Are Hybrid Wreslters 4 (aka Pancrase – Perfect 4)

I still think it’s remarkable we are barely 20 years past the first UFC.

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