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Saenchai's Influence Even Bleeds Over into WWE

The influence of Saenchai is almost impossible to ignore at this point. Like we talked about before, he called out UFC megastar Conor McGregor in a fight that has real fight fans salivating at just the thought, and now? Well, the famous Saenchai one-handed cartwheel kick has made its way to professional wrestling. We've seen American muay thai fighters do the move before, but it definitely was within their lexicon. What fighter wouldn't look at Saenchai as a potential hero? 

But in pro wrestling? That's kinda weird, right? The other night WWE's own Shane McMahon tweeted out some training footage from the Wat in New York with Phil Nurse. What exactly did he tweet? Himself doing the "Saenchai Kick."

Shane McMahon is no stranger to to the world of professional fighting and was even attempting to buy into the UFC at one point. Hell, he tried to convince his father to have the WWE build its own MMA promotion, which never came to fruition because Vince didn't see the point in building stars that he couldn't control the destiny for. Shane McMahon is scheduled to appear at this year's Wrestlemania squaring against WWE legend the Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell match and, uh, Shane will probably do this kick as well as fall from a really, really high place.

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Saenchai Calling Out Conor McGregor? Sure, Why Not.

Arguing against Saenchai being one of the all-time greats in muay thai is pretty much wasting your time at this point. He's earned his spot and wowed enough audiences worldwide to have earned his spot at the top and now it looks like Saenchai is trying to get paid. The biggest payday in combat sports outside of fighting Floyd Mayweather right now? It's probably fighting UFC's Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor. 

McGregor is the rare pairing of a guy who can talk and captivate audiences on top of a guy with some real knock out power to back up that talk. His next fight is against Nate Diaz, which seems to have MMA fans all hot-and-bothered, but this week Saenchai decided to toss his name into the hat for the McGregor games as well. Saenchai says that he's accomplished plenty in muay thai and is looking for a new challenge.

Dear god, imagine Saenchai annihilating dudes in the UFC?

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Enfusion Live Results: Wilnis Takes Home Enfusion World Title

Enfusion's biggest show this year to date went down in the Netherlands on Saturday in a night that saw a one-night 70kg tournament as well as a Heavyweight championship bout. Tayfun Ozcan walked away with the 70kg tournament while Jahfarr Wilnis was able to upset the champion in Lazaar and secure the title.

 

RESULTS Enfusion Live #37 Eindhoven, The Netherlands Saturday 27.02.2016

1. 3X3 -72.5Kg

Serginio Kanters (Surinam) Vs   Yassin Baitar (Morocco)

WINNER: Yassin Baitar (Morocco) Points After a 4th Rd

2. 3X3 -57Kg Female

Samantha Van Doorn (The Netherlands) Vs Patrizia Gibelli (Poland)

WINNER: Samantha Van Doorn (The Netherlands) Points

3. 3X3 TOURNAMENT -70Kg

Nordin Ben Moh (Morocco) Vs Mohammed Jaraya (Morocco)

WINNER: Mohammed Jaraya (Morocco) KO Rd 3

4. 3X3 TOURNAMENT -70Kg

Tayfun Ozcan (Turkey) Vs Madicke Kamara (France)

WINNER: Tayfun Ozcan (Turkey) Opponent retired after Rd 2

5. 3X3 -85Kg    

Ibrahim El Boustati (Morocco) Vs Patrick Van Rees (The Netherlands)

WINNER: Ibrahim El Boustati (Morocco) TKO Rd 3 

6. 3X3 -67Kg    

Ilias Bulaid (Morocco) Vs Edson Fortes (Cape Verde)

WINNER: Ilias Bulaid (Morocco) Points

7. 5X3 ENFUSION WORLD TITLE Heavyweight

Ismael Lazaar (Morocco) Vs Jahfarr Wilnis (The Netherlands) Points

WINNER: New Enfusion World  Champion - Jahfarr Wilnis (The Netherlands) Points

8. 3X3 TOURNAMENT FINAL -70Kg

Mohammed Jaraya (Morocco)Vs Tayfun Ozcan (Turkey)

WINNER of the Enfusion 25,000 USD Tournament: Tayfun Ozcan (Turkey) Points

 

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Lion Fight 28 Results: Nattawut Retains Title, Wielzen Wins Big

Last night in Connecticut Lion Fight put on their 28th numbered show with two world titles on the line. On top of that some of their brightest stars were in action, including Chris Mauceri brutalizing Nick Chasteen with elbows in round one and Ky Hollenbeck doing the same with Justin Greskiewicz in round two. 

Sergio Wilezen put a hurting on Ognjen Topic for a stoppage in round three of their Lightweight title fight to win the Lion Fight Lightweight Championship while Jo Nattawut was able to control Cedric Manhoef for a decision victory to hold onto the Super Welterweight Championship.

AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 28 Official Results:

Main Event – Super Welterweight Title – Jo Nattawut (56-5-2) defeated Cedric Manhoef (53-3-1) via Unanimous Decision (49-46, 49-46, 50-45).

Co-Main Event – Lightweight Title Fight – Sergio Wielzen (41-9-2) defeated Ognjen Topic (17-12) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 0:50 in round three.

Super Welterweight Fight – Ky Hollenbeck (38-3-1) defeated Justin Greskiewicz (32-16-3) via TKO (elbows) at 2:09 in round two.

Welterweight Fight – Chris Mauceri (9-2) defeated Nick Chasteen (5-2) via KO (elbows) at 1:55 in round one.

Lightweight Fight – Bryce Lawrence (2-1) defeated Yeison Berdugo (0-2) via KO (strikes) at 2:33 in round one.

Welterweight Fight – Asa Ten Pow (1-0) defeated Turan Hasanov (15-10-1) via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 0:47 in round three.

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