|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
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As 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.
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Earlier this week I posted a little preview about this fight and how it would determine the top fighter under 110 pounds in Thailand. The fight itself didn't turn out like I thought it would. Instead it was a 1 sided clinic thanks to the overall skill, and beautiful counters from Detkart. I've never seen anybody use such great movement against The-Lek to avoid his attacks. He's usually good for getting inside to unload knee's whenever he wants, but Detkart had great balance to turn him around and push him away most times. Also he tired out which is very unusual, as he is known for pushing a pace like nobody else in Muay Thai. Part of that could be from a broken nose he received from a Detkart elbow.
The full five rounds aren't out yet, but should be soon enough. Here is the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th rounds of the fight.
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Romania based kickboxing promotion SuperKombat is back with another event that features yet another four-man heavyweight tournament in its "World Grand Prix" series. SuperKombat has so far held two of its "SuperKombat World Grand Prix" events this year. The remaining two, which includes this Saturday's event will seal the list of participants in SuperKombat's year end World Grand Prix event in Frankfurt, Germany. Each World Grand Prix event features a four man heavyweight tournament, with the winner advancing to the final year end show. So far, Sergei Lascenko and Ismael Londt have qualified.
This weekend's tournament pits Ricardo van den Bos against Pavel Zhuravlev and Stefan Leko against Sebastien van Thielen in the semi finals. The winner will advance to the year end World Grand Prix in Frankfurt.
Also featured on the card are five other fights in the heavyweight division. Redouan Cairo returns and fights Frank Munoz. Both of these fighters could easily fight a weight class under, with Cairo having fought most of his fights between 85 and 95kg. One of the times Cairo did step up to heavyweight, he got beat pretty badly by Filip Verlinden. Another heavyweight fighter, Benjamin Adegbuyi of Romania fights Martin Hauser of Slovakia. Adegbuyi is being brought up slowly in Romania, not having faced great competition yet.
Full fight card below:
The event airs live on Eurosport if you're keen to watch it. It airs at 9PM CET, which is 2PM EST/11AM PST in North America.Add a comment