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Phuket Top Team's Cyrus Washington Interview

  • Published in Kickboxing

PTTAs we announced on Twitter a while back, we've struck up a partnership with Phuket Top Team in Thailand. PTT is is a breath of fresh air in the already crowded gym culture of Thailand. In Thailand obviously Thai Boxing/Muay Thai is at the heart of why fighters will go to Thailand to train, and if you are headed there to train in Muay Thai there are endless amounts of options. The big difference between PTT and most of those gyms is that there is not only a great Muay Thai program, but a focus on Mixed Martial Arts as well. PTT is an all-purpose gym in Thailand that does so much right that it is hard to argue against heading there to train.

On top of that, the instructors and owners are all extremely passionate about combat sports, from Muay Thai to Kickboxing to MMA and have dedicate their lives to it. Of course, the island of Phuket itself is extremely beautiful and not a hard place to find yourself relaxing after a tough workout.

Cyrus Washington is a serious up-and-comer in the Muay Thai and Kickboxing world who is representing Phuket Top Team on Contender Muay Thai, watch this interview as he discusses the show and a lot more.

Check out PTT's website at http://www.phukettopteam.com, on Twitter @PhuketTopTeam or Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/MMATrainingCampPhuket

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Take­On XXI Recap and Results

  • Published in Americas

TKO

Take­On Productions returned to the Resorts World Casino for its 21st show last night with another great event for the New York fans. Several of the fights, including two of the three professional bouts, ended by TKO.

Jason Van Oijen (Dogen Gym NY) vs Georgui Smaguin (Pride Fitness & MMA NY)

An anticipated rematch after their first fight ended in a draw, both men came out hard, with Van Oijen, who had the distinct height advantage, getting the best of most of the exchanges, particularly in the clinch. After setting a very aggressive pace in the first two rounds, both men slowed considerably going into the latter half of the fight. Smaguin rallied in the 3rd round and threw several punches that sent the sweat spraying, but Van Oijen began unloading with kicks and hard combinations to the body in rounds 4 and 5, giving Van Oijen the win by UD as well as the 175 lbs Take­On title.

Jay Matias (Sitan Gym NY) vs John Vargas (Valor Muay Thai, San Diego, CA)

The co­main event showcased a beautiful technical performance by fan favorite, Jay Matias. Matias started slowly and looked very relaxed, holding most of his arsenal in check and striking mostly with his left side in Round 1. He unloaded with more power shots from his right side and increasingly complex combinations as the fight continued.

While the use of elbows in full rules Muay Thai bouts was only very recently legalized in New York, you wouldn’t know it from the way that Matias put them to work on Vargas, particularly a vicious lunging lead elbow that penetrated Vargas’s defense at will. Those watching closely may have recognized Monlit Sitpodaing in Matias’s corner, who is probably in no small part responsible for the evolution in Matias style. To give Vargas credit, he showed incredible heart and was in the fight pushing forward and hitting back up until the moment that Matias ended it with a spinning back elbow that opened Vargas’ forehead and prompted the guy sitting next to me to say, “Jay Matias wins by destruction.” The fight was stopped at 2:35 in Round 4, with Matias taking the victory by TKO.

Cyrus Washington (Sitan Gym NY) vs J. R. Hines (Unlimited MMA KY)

Many fans were looking forward to watching Washington fight again in New York after catching his last Take­On fight at MSG against Chike Lindsay. Sadly, it was over very quickly, as someone forgot to warn Hines that Washington has a really nasty spinning back kick. It’s only all over his highlight reels, and last night we saw it again, landing flush on Hines’ liver, ending the fight by TKO in Round 1.

Full Card & Results

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