This weekend is quite packed for a weekend with no major shows such as GLORY of K-1. On this Saturday, September 1, Total Carnage II goes down in Gold Coast, Australia and it's headlined by one of the biggest rematches in all of kickfighting along with a stacked card of Australian Muay Thai.
Nathan "Carnage" Corbett and Steve McKinnon will fight for the second time, after their controversial first fight where McKinnon lost due to a cut stoppage. After some initial disagreements on the weight, the fight was set for 95kg. It's the biggest fight in Australia at the moment, with Corbett not having lost since 2006. The first fight was a war and expect nothing less than that in this one.
There's also some other good fights featuring good fighters on the card, like Frank Giorgi vs. Nonsai. Giorgi really established himself a top level fighter in last year's Thai Fight tournament, making it to the finals, where he lost to Buakaw. This year he's already defeated Steve Moxon and Tobias Alexandersson. Nonsai should provide a tough test under full Thai rules with his crafty clinch work.
Originally scheduled to fight Flip Street, Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp rematches Joe Concha. Beauchamp is in my opinion the best fighter around 61kg in Australia and definitely deserves some international opportunities and recognition. Concha actually knocked out Beauchamp with an elbow back in February
Another great Australian fighter around 61kg is Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson, who takes on the Thai fighter, Kampan Santaweesook. Kampan is a tricky fighter who can suck his opponents into a clinch fest. Thompson sometimes does get sucked into clinchfests and when he loses, that's usually how so he'll have to be extra sharp here to pick up the victory.
Nathan "Carnage" Corbett vs. Steve McKinnon
Frank Giorgi vs. Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn
Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp vs. Joe Concha
Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson vs. Kampan Santaweesook
Mark Lucchiari vs. Michael Badato
Mark Staiti vs. Elliot Compton
Henare Redden vs. Paymaan Shahrokhey
Grant Sims vs. Dave McDonald