Total Carnage II went down today in Gold Coast, Australia and featured a massive rematch between two of the world's best -95kg fighters under Muay Thai rules, Nathan "Carnage" Corbett and Steve McKinnon. The two met back in 2006 where Corbett won via controversial cut stoppage and the rematch has been a long time coming.
Corbett won again, this time getting the unanimous decision in a fight that everyone in Australia is saying lived up to the hype and then some. The fight apparently went at a torrid pace for heavyweights, with Corbett having the edge throughout most of the fight, being the agressor.
Also on the card, LiverKick #7 ranked middleweight Frank Giorgi took on late replacement, Rhyse Saliba, who stepped in for Nonsai. Giorgi controlled the whole fight and Rhyse didn't have much for him. Giorgi ended up winning a clear cut unanimous decision.
Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson took on the Thai fighter Kampan Santaweesok in what was by all accounts a very close fight. Kampan landed with hard kicks to the body and arms while Thompson landed most of his offense with punches. In the end, Thompson got the decision although I've seen people say that it should've gone Kampan's way.
Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp rematched Joe Concha, who replaced Flip Street. Concha stopped Beauchamp back in February in a fight that Dane was winning right up until the final seconds of the last round. After a feeling out process in the first round, Concha once again stopped Beauchamp with an elbow, this time in the second round. Full results below:
Nathan "Carnage" Corbett def. Steve McKinnon by unanimous decision.
Frank Giorgi def. Rhyse Saliba by unanimous decision.
Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson def. Kampan Santaweesok by decision.
Joe Concha def. Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp by KO (Elbow) in Round 2.
Michael Badato def. Mark Lucchiari by TKO (Punches/Elbows) in Round 2.
Elliot Compton def. Mark Staiti by TKO (Referee Stoppage) in the corner after Round 3.
Henare Redden def. Paymaan Shahrokhey by unanimous decision.
Grant Sims def. Dave McDonald by unanimous decision.