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Joe Schilling Talks Return Bout Against Simon Marcus

There is a lot of talk about K-1 returning to the United States and making a more concerted effort to blow up here, but there is already a decent-sized following for the world of kick fighting here in the United States revolving around the Muay Thai scene. Well, I should say scenes, as there seems to be a bit of an "East Coast vs. West Coast" vibe going on with how regional it can be. Lion Fights in Las Vegas is without a doubt one of the biggest in the West Coast and books some of the biggest fighters available. The biggest, most talked about fight in US Muay Thai would have to be Joe Schilling vs. Simon Marcus, who will square off for a second time on May 12th in Las Vegas. The first bout ended after Marcus hit a sweep that knocked Schilling loopy, who then stumbled up and was knocked down by a punch that ended the fight.

Schilling and his friends and training partners were quick to take to the internet, arguing that it was an illegal sweep, while Marcus and his fans were quick to note that it was a legal move. Message boards were filled with people from both sides arguing back and forth and some muay thai experts claiming it was legal and others saying it was not. The only logical solution was a rematch, and it was quickly granted. Schilling sits down with Jeff Dojillo to discuss the fight as well as the new fight camp of sorts that Schilling, Kevin Ross, Chaz Mulkey, Miriam Nakamoto and others are involved with, "Can't Stop Crazy."


Peneak Sitnumnoi Defeats Sam A, Singdam and Ting Tong Score Wins At Lumpini

Peneak Sitnumnoi beat Sam A to win the Featherweight championships of both Lumpini and Thailand, putting him down for the count in round four on route to a dominant decision victory. Sam A had not lost a fight for well over a year and is widely regarded as the best pound for pound figther in the country at present but he was upstaged by the 22 year old.

Peneak, who trains at Sing Patong in Phuket, has a significant height advantage which Sam A struggled to get to grips with in the early rounds. The star man from the Petyindee stable was hanging in there until he was hit with a perfectly executed elbow in the fourth round which saw him take a count and even though he beat it he was left in need of a knock out.

To his credit Sam A pressed forward and tried to take the fight to his opponent with punches and elbows but Peneak was able to pick him off at will, landing a series of solid headkicks and another elbow which opened up an enormous gash on Sam A's forehead, to go with the cut he had already collected under his right eye.

After such an impressive win a fight with Saenchai seems like an obvious option for Peneak. This matchup had originally been set to take place earler this year but was cancelled amidst a general consensus that Peneak was not ready for such a test, after such a convincing win over Sam A this is an opinion which will probably be rapidly revised.

In the co main event Sam A's Petyindee team mate Nong O lost a razor thin decision to Singdam. It was the eighth time the two had met and Singdam levelled the score at four wins apiece with this victory. Nong O took round three but Singdam battled back to take the fourth and a lack of activity in the final round would ultimately cost Nong O the win, although there were many at ringside who would have given the decision the other way.

Ting Tong registered a win over the seasoned veteran Tong while F16's decline continues after he was convincingly beaten by another Petchyindee fighter, Yodthuanthong, who was a late replacement for Dejnarong. Saenchai's fight with Wanchalerm was cancelled after Wanchalerm suffered an ankle injury earlier in the week.

With this win Peneak overtakes Sam A as the favourite to win the prestigious Sports Writer's Fighter of the Year award which will be announced imminently.

Full results: (winners in bold)

Sam D Petchyindee Gym vs Rungruansak Lookromklao

Joolong Akebangsai vs Design Rachanon

Superlek Wor Sangprapai Choknamchai Sitjaagung

F16 Rachanon vs Yodthuanthong Petchyindee

Palangtip Nor Sripung vs Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai

Thong PuiD9D vs Tingtong Chor Koiyuhaisuzu

Nong-O Gaiyanghaadao  Singdam Kiatmuu9

Sam-A Gaiyanghaadao gym vs Penek Sitnumnoi


PTT & Liverkick present "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay" Episode 2!

From Phuket Top Team, presented by!

Boyd from PTT is nothing if not enterprising. Muay Thai documentaries are always anticipated and appreciated; remember the mild furore when the Lumpinee one was announced and its trailers released? A fantastic way of promoting oneself whilst managing to entertain a legion of Muay Thai doco hungry fight fans.

This documentary is somewhat different from the norm, being released in multiple parts. It will follow several fighters, namely "Lucky", a former Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadium fighter who suffered a nasty arm break one year ago and suffered a subsequent forced exile from the ring; Yoduman, a young boy of 13, with less than three months Muay Thai training but who has already fought three times - twice in Bangla Stadium - and has looked like a composed veteran in the process; Malik, a cocky 19yr old American Nak Muay with a Bangla Stadium title to his name, among other featured stars of the show.

Within the first year of existence, PTT has built up a large online presence through twitter and youtube videos, and has attracted top notch fighters to train there such as Roger Huerta, Mike Swick, Jorge Masvidal, Andrew Leone, and a handful of notable Muay Thai fighters and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts. Now, the latest video trend is not an instructional, a seminar or even one of the boy's fights from Bangla Stadium... it is a documentary about Muay Thai from the perspective of several fighters from the camp, entitled "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay".

Here is episode 2:

Stay tuned to liverkick for the next episode of this ongoing documentary series, and follow @PhuketTopTeam on twitter.


Battle of the Rising Prospects: Chingiz Allazov vs. Alessandro Campagna On Saturday

Both Chingiz Allazov and Alessandro Campagna are seen as some of the fastest rising prospects in kickfighting and on this Saturday, May 5, they'll be facing each other under Muay Thai rules at "La Notte Dei Campioni" in Seregno, Italy.

Despite Campagna recently fighting at 66kg and Allazov usually fighting around that weight, this fight is at 69kg, a weight where Campagna has more experience at. Allazov has moved up a bit in weight recently though, getting ever closer to the money weight of 70kg.

Both fighters have experience under Muay Thai rules and they both fight under K-1 and Muay Thai rules. Most recently, they've both fought in kickboxing, with Allazov defeating Dmitry Rudenko on April 14 at Fight Code and Campagna winning a Wako Pro world title under K-1 rules at 66.8kg against Luciano Lopes in Brazil. Before those fights, they both fought in Muay Thai, where Allazov defeated Erkan Varol on February 25 and Campagna defeated Corrado Zanchi on January 21 at Yokkao Extreme.


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