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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.


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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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GLORY 27 Chicago – Countdown

Posted on February 18, 2016  in MMA Fights, MMA Related Videos, Videos


Headlining Glory 27 will be one of the big Glory fights of the year, as Artem Levin takes on Simon Marcus once again for the Glory Middleweight title. This will be the 3rd meeting between these two men, the consensus top two Middleweights in kickboxing today. Their first fight was contested under Muay Thai rules in Lion Fight in 2013; Marcus took the decision there. They rematched last May at Glory 21 with the fight going to a highly controversial draw that many felt Marcus should have won. Since that fight, Marcus has not competed, while Levin has gone 4-0, all in fights in Russia outside of Glory.


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Super Fight League 41 – Harrison Bevens VS Justin Harrington and Tyson Cunningham VS Mike Dubois

Posted on July 13, 2015  in MMA Related Videos



The Super Fight League, or SFL, is an India based mixed martial arts promotion. The organization was formed in 2012 by Sanjay Dutt and Raj Kundra. The SFL is the first MMA promotion based in India. SFL events have been shown on Colors and Neo Prime in India, but now all events can be seen live on ESPN Star Sports in the country from March 29, 2013 and on YouTube live worldwide due to a 3-year contract between the promotion and the website.[5]


It is currently sponsored by PACL India Limited (Pearls) and thus officially known as Pearls Super Fight League.


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Muay Thai TV April 25 2015 From Lumphinee Stadium

Posted on May 2, 2015  in MMA Fights, MMA Related Videos, Videos



This video is the Muaythai TGN fights from the new Lumpinee Stadium at 4 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

There are 4 fights.



Fight 1, weight: 119
Red: Thanungern Sor. Martnarong
Blue: Yodnakrob Terdthanomsak



Fight 2, weight: 115
Red: Dawrung Jitmuangnont
Blue: Morakotdam Sor. Dechaphan



Fight 3, main fight, weight: 118
Red: Chotchuang Pumphanmuang
Blue: Kongburabha Sor. Jor. Laiprajean



Fight 4, weight: 110
Red: Sungrob Sitnartanunt
Blue: Rakguntung Or. Muangguntung

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World Vale Tudo Championship # 3

Posted on November 11, 2014  in MMA Fights, Uncategorized

This is when the world found out about Mark Kerr.

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Posted on September 1, 2014  in MMA Related Videos

Fight Quest follows 2 friends, Jimmy Smith and Doug Anderson, as they travel the world discovering various fighting styles and training for several days before taking on a veteran of the sport in a fight. Jimmy is a professional mixed martial artist and former math teacher, and Doug is an Iraq War veteran and former army body guard.

I came across this series on Youtube (which seems as though it was aired on Discovery International previously) and really enjoyed it. Although each episode only focuses on one particular martial art, watching the entire series really gave me a much greater appreciation for the fighting arts, and all the various styles within it (though it only covers 13 of the many many forms).

There are episodes focussed on styles that are very common in most sanctioned MMA competitions (Muay Thai, BJJ, Boxing) some more uncommon styles (Kyokushin, Savate, Hapkido) as well as ones which for various reasons would not be utilized in a sanctioned MMA match (weapon based styles, Krav Maga, Kajukenpo). However, seeing as how this subreddit is dedicated to mixed martial arts, and not just competitions, I thought it would be worth posting this.

Each episode is linked below, with a brief description pulled from Wikipedia for those who are unfamiliar with the style.

If you have the time I highly recommend watching. Hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as I did.

EDIT It seems as though the BJJ and Wing Chun episodes don’t work, so if I find a new link to those I’ll post it.

Episode 1: Kung Fu:kung fu or gung fu and wushu are a number of fighting styles that have developed over the centuries in China. These fighting styles are often classified according to common traits, identified as “families”, “sects” or “schools” of martial arts. Examples of such traits include physical exercises involving animal mimicry, or training methods inspired by Chinese philosophies, religions and legends. Styles that focus on qi manipulation are called internal, while others that concentrate on improving muscle and cardiovascular fitness are called “external”.

Episode 2: Kali: Eskrima, Arnis, and Kali are umbrella terms for the traditional martial arts of the Philippines (“Filipino Martial Arts,” or FMA) that emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives and other bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons. It also includes hand-to-hand combat, joint locks, grappling and weapon disarming techniques. Although in general, emphasis is put on weapons for these arts, some systems put empty hands as the primary focus and some old school systems do not teach weapons at all.

Episode 3: Kyokushin Karate:Kyokushin is a style of stand-up, full contact karate, founded in 1964 by Korean-Japanese Masutatsu Oyama. Kyokushin is Japanese for “the ultimate truth.” Kyokushin is rooted in a philosophy of self-improvement, discipline and hard training.

Episode 4: Hapkido: Hapkido is a dynamic and highly eclectic Korean martial art. It is a form of self-defense that employs joint locks, grappling and throwing techniques of other martial arts, as well as kicks, punches, and other striking attacks. There is also the use of traditional weapons, including knife, sword, rope, jool bong (nunchaku), cane, short stick (dan bong), and middle-length staff which vary in emphasis depending on the particular tradition examined. Hapkido contains both long- and close-range fighting techniques, utilizing jumping kicks and percussive hand strikes at longer ranges and pressure point strikes, joint locks, or throws at closer fighting distances.

Episode 5: Savate: Savate is a traditional French martial art which uses the hands and feet as weapons combining elements of western boxing with graceful kicking techniques. Only foot kicks are allowed unlike some systems such as muay thai, and silat which allow the use of the knees or shins. Savate is a French word for “old shoe”. Savate is perhaps the only style of kickboxing in which the fighters habitually wear shoes.

Episode 6: Pencak Silat: Pencak Silat is an umbrella term for the martial arts of Indonesia. The clear distinction between Indonesian and Peninsular silat is a relatively recent one based largely on post-independence patriotic sentiments. There are hundreds of different styles but they tend to focus either on strikes, joint manipulation, throws, bladed weaponry, or some combination thereof.

Episode 7: Boxing: Boxing is a combat sport in which two people engage in a contest of strength, speed, reflexes, endurance, and will, by throwing punches with gloved hands against each other. Boxing is supervised by a referee over a series of one- to three-minute intervals called rounds. The result is decided when an opponent is deemed incapable to continue by a referee, is disqualified for breaking a rule, resigns by throwing in a towel, or is pronounced the winner or loser based on the judges’ scorecards at the end of the contest.

Episode 8: BJJ: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian jiu-jitsu was formed from Kodokan Judo ground fighting fundamentals. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the other person. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments (gi and no-gi) and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

Episode 9: Krav Maga: Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the military in Israel that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from boxing, savate, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Judo, Jujutsu, wrestling, and grappling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasizing threat neutralization, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression.

Episode 10: Kajukenbo: Kajukenbo training incorporates a blend of striking, kicking, throwing, takedowns, joint locks and weapon disarmament. A driving principle behind Kajukenbo is transitioning smoothly from one specialty into the next to create an optimal response to any situation. This radical approach to training led to Kajukenbo being known as, “The First American Mixed Martial Art”. The name Kajukenbo comes from the original arts of which it was composed: KA for Karate, JU for Judo and Jujutsu, KEN for Kenpo and BO for both Western and Chinese Boxing (Chu’an Fa Kung Fu).

Episode 11: Muay Thai: Muay Thai is a combat sport of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques.This physical and mental discipline which includes combat on shins is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins , being associated with a good physical preparation that makes a full-contact fighter very efficient. Muay Thai became widespread internationally in the twentieth century, when practitioners defeated notable practitioners of other martial arts.

Episode 12: Kalaripayattu: Kalaripayattu is an Indian martial art. One of the oldest fighting systems in existence, it is now practiced in Kerala, in contiguous parts of Tamil Nadu and among the Malayali community of Malaysia. Kalaripayattu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. Some of the flexibility training methods in northern Kalaripayattu are applied in Kerala dance forms and kathakali dancers who knew martial arts were believed to be markedly better than the other performers. Some traditional Indian dance schools still incorporate kalaripayattu as part of their exercise regimen.

Episode 13: Wing Chun: Wing Chun is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilizing both striking and grappling while specializing close-range combat.

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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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How have the ex-Strikeforce fighters done in the UFC? A look at their collective record since the merge and some other facts.

Posted on July 31, 2014  in Writing

So the topic came about in another thread about how good the Strikeforce guys have been in the UFC since the merger in early 2013. For statistics’ sake, here is how each fighter has done in the UFC at each weight class. I’m not including the fighters from the women’s bantamweight division, since it was also new at the same time.

Note: If a fighter is now in a different weight class, his name will be highlighted in italics. If a fighter is no longer with the UFC, his name will be struck through.


Daniel Cormier (2-0), Had Top 5 Ranking in HW before moving down

Josh Barnett (1-1), Current #6 in HW Rankings

Guto Inocente (0-1)

Light Heavyweight

Daniel Cormier (2-0), Current #2 in LHW Rankings, Will Challenge for LHW Title

Ovince St. Preux (4-0), Current #10 in LHW Rankings

Gegard Mousasi (1-0), Had Top 10 Ranking in LHW before moving down

Rafael Cavalcante (1-2), Current #12 in LHW Rankings

Gian Villante (2-2)


Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (3-0), Current #4 in MW Rankings

Luke Rockhold (2-1), Current #5 in MW Rankings

Tim Kennedy (3-0), Current #6 in MW Rankings

Gegard Mousasi (1-1), Current #7 in MW Rankings

Yoel Romero (4-0), Current #11 in MW Rankings

Derek Brunson (2-1)

Trevor Smith (2-2)

Nate Marquardt (1-0)

Lorenz Larkin (1-3)

Roger Gracie (0-1), CONTRACT NOT RENEWED

Anthony Smith (0-1), CUT

Bristol Marunde (0-2), CUT


Robbie Lawler (5-1), Current #1 in WW Rankings, Challenged for WW Title, Will Likely Challenge for WW Title

Tyron Woodley (3-2), Current #4 in WW Rankings

Tarec Saffiedine (1-0), Current #10 in WW Rankings

Adlan Amagov (2-0)

K.J. Noons (1-0)

Nate Marquardt (0-2)

Bobby Voelker (0-4)

Jason High (2-2), CUT due to pushing a ref


Gilbert Melendez (1-1), Current #2 in WW Rankings, Challenged for LW Title, Will Challenge for LW Title

Josh Thomson (1-2), Current #6 in LW Rankings, Was Going to Challenge for LW Title

Bobby Green (4-0), Current #7 in LW Rankings

Jorge Masvidal (4-1), Current #14 in LW Rankings

Adriano Martins (2-1)

K.J. Noons (1-1)

Isaac Vallie-Flagg (1-2)

Roger Bowling (0-2, 1 NC)

Yancy Medeiros (0-2, 1 NC)

Pat Healy (0-4, 1 NC), CUT

Ryan Couture (0-2), CUT

Caros Fodor (0-1), CUT


Mizuto Hirota (0-2), CUT

Kurt Holobaugh (0-1), CUT

Overall record of Strikeforce fighters since joining the UFC: 60 wins, 51 losses, 3 No Contests.

That record is shared between 38 fighters.


  • 2 of these fighters have fought in title matches (Gilbert Melendez and Robbie Lawler)

  • The same 2 have also received title shots twice (technically hasn’t been officially confirmed for Lawler, I know)

  • 4 fighters have received title shots (Melendez, Lawler, Daniel Cormier, and Josh Thomson; unfortunately Thomson didn’t end up getting his when Anthony Pettis got injured)

  • 8 fighters are still undefeated in their UFC tenures so far; these fighters are responsible for nearly half of the Strikeforce fighters’ win total, with a combined record of 25 wins and 0 losses (Cormier, St. Preux, Jacare, Kennedy, Romero, Saffiedine, Amagov, Green)

  • Of the undefeated fighters, Cormier, St. Preux, Romero, and Green all lead the way with the best records (4-0), Jacare and Kennedy are next (3-0), while Amagov and Saffiedine are still 2-0 and 1-0 respectively.

  • The ex-Strikeforce fighter with the most wins since the merge is Robbie Lawler, with 5. He is also the most active fighter of the lot with 6 professional bouts.

  • Currently, sixteen fighters are numbered in the UFC official ranking system, which goes up to 15. Twelve are in the top 10, and six are in the top 5. Those six are: Daniel Cormier (#2 LHW), Jacare Souza (#4 MW), Luke Rockhold (#5 MW), Robbie Lawler (#1 WW), Tyron Woodley (#4 WW), and Gilbert Melendez (#2 WW).


  • No fighter has yet to win a UFC title.

  • Of these 38 fighters, only 16 have a winning record during their tenure in the UFC. 17 have a losing record, and 12 have failed to pick up a win at all.


  • These 12 winless fighters also make up almost half of the loss total for all ex-Strikeforce fighters (their overall record is 0 wins, 23 losses, and 3 NCs).

  • Of the 12 winless fighters, 8 have been cut. Remarkably, Bobby Voelker (0-4), Roger Bowling (0-2, 1 NC), and Yancy Medeiros (0-2, 1 NC), have managed to avoid the pink slip so far.

  • Since the merge, 9 fighters have been cut from the UFC. The total of these fighters records while they were in the promotion was 2 wins, 16 losses, and 1 NC.

  • The only cut fighter that won in the UFC is Jason High. He is also the only fighter cut that did not have a losing record (2-2). This is due to the reason he was cut: making aggressive physical contact with a ref.


We can tell that, at every weight class from LW to HW, the Strikeforce imports have made a significant impact in each division (well, maybe not so much for HW). Strikeforce fighters have fought for the title in LW and WW, the majority of contenders right now at MW are ex-Strikeforce (indeed, this division has definitely changed the most since the merge), and LHW got a much-needed injection of new talent with Cormier and OSP.

There have also been quite a few fighters that didn’t quite make it, but still, considering that Strikeforce was the #2 promotion before its dissolution, I would have to say that the majority of the fighters have punched above their weight

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