BE's striking specialist breaks down the Muay Thai skills that Rafael Dos Anjos used to knock out Benson Henderson in the main event of UFC Fight Night Tulsa, the product of a better-than-ever trainer in Rafael Cordeiro of Kings MMA.
Watching Rafael Dos Anjos melt former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Ben Henderson in the first round, I was struck by the progress of two different members of the mixed martial arts community. The first was Dos Anjos himself: it's hard to think of another fighter read news >>
The BJJ ace said that he is having his "ass kicked" in the process of learning Muay Thai since he began to practice a month ago.
Four time world Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion, Rodolfo Vieira thinks about moving to compete at MMA but not any time soon. The 24-year-old BJJ practitioner has started to train Muay Thai to have a striking base when making the transition - and is taking some beatings in the process, as he told Tatame.com.br. "I've been thinking about it but it's too soon. I've been trai read news >>
Following a two-year hiatus from fighting to teach Muay Thai in Phuket, former UFC star Roger Huerta returns to the ONE FC on Aug. 29 to see if he's still keeping up with the times. read news >>
And he will have the chance to prove it at "Reign of Champions" later this month in Dubai.
Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok is a three-time Lumpinee champion with over 300 Muay Thai fights to his name. He has only competed inside the cage once, but is already discovering the exciting opportunities which mixed martial arts (MMA) offers to a fighter with his skill set.
"I think I am much more dangerous with these gloves and these rules because if I hurt you, I will finish you. The referee will not gi read news >>
In the fourth part of this series we will look at the development of Muay Thai from a regional form of self defence to a fully-fledged professional sport, as well as going through the pivotal era's and figures of the sport.
If you've just tuned in for round four, you're in for a treat as Bloody Elbow brings you the latest installment of 'The Beginners Guide to Muay Thai'. Whilst this part will take us back to the beginning of the sport, I'd recommend going back and reading the rest of the series read news >>
Today, at the new Lumpinee Stadium in Bangkok, guaranteed action fighters Pornsanae Sitmonchai and Pokkeaw Fonjanchonburi waged war in a crazy and violent shootout that didn't last two rounds. Also, the light welterweight champions of both Lumpinee and Rajadamnern Stadiums squared off. Other HD fights inside, as well as full results. read news >>
In this new series, Bloody Elbow gives you a step-by-step guide to understanding the sport of Muay Thai. In part one, we look at the factors that have prevented Muay Thai crossing over with the mainstream and why you should care. For nearly a century, Thailand has cultivated their national form of combat, molding what was unarmed military self defense into a viable professional sport, and proving along the way that their style of stand-up fighting is one of the most durable and enduring forms of read news >>
In the third part of this series we'll take a look at the superstars of Muay Thai, the purses the best Muay Thai fighters can hope to get, as well as the fees they'll have to pay out, as well as the ways they can add to their winnings. Warning: This makes for sad reading at times. If you're just joining us, welcome to 'The Beginners Guide to Muay Thai'. Not so much an introduction to the basic techniques, but more an entry level series designed to integrate you into the scene and allow you to be read news >>
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Keeping up with their last few shows, Thai Fight put on more bouts with no gloves Saturday night in Macau. In the main event, modern great and winner of 'The Contender Asia' Yodsanklai Fairtex wasted another mismatched foreigner. read news >>
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Fight videos and results from Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok on the 25th June, as well as a round-up of news from the big mango. The main event is truly a must see fight! read news >>
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A new Australian superstar is confirmed at the expense of a legend, as Toby Smith forces a third round stoppage over John Wayne Parr in a full Thai rules bout in Melbourne. read news >>