Today in Khorat, Thailand, the semi finals of this year's Thai Fight tournaments took place, at 67kg and 70kg. The winners moved on to fight in the finals, next month.
At 70kg, Buakaw Por. Pramuk dominated Nishikawa Tomoyuki over the course of three rounds to get a clear cut unanimous decision, moving on to the finals to face the winner f Antero Hynynen vs. Vitaly Gurkov. Buakaw seemed to have a complete disregard for any offense that Tomoyuki attempted and walked through some spurts that Tomoyuki had over the course of the fight. Buakaw pretty much looked like he has all year, just with Tomoyuki being able to withstand Buakaw's onslaught, unlike previous opponents.
In the other 70kg semi final, Vitaly Gurkov defeated Antero Hynynen by decision, so he'll face Buakaw in the final. That's all the information we have for now. The fight was shown after Buakaw's fight and not televised.
Moving over to 67kg, Singmanee Kaewsamrit scored a clear unanimous decision victory over Mehdi Zatout. Singmanee seems to have adjusted better to the three round format of Thai Fight since the tournament started as he controlled the fight from a distance with round kicks to the body while Zatout mostly scored with low scoring techniques like punches. Singmanee just landed the higher quality of offense, and a greater quantity of it as well.
Also in the other 67kg semi final, Andrei Kulebin edged out Adaylton Pereira de Freitas. Adaylton took the second round in my opinion but in the third round seemed content to coast to the finish, thinking he had the fight won. Kulebin adjusted and stepped it up in the third round, pressuring Adaylton around the ring and landing a lot of kicks. Kulebin ended up getting the decision victory and will face Singmanee in the finals, which is a rematch of their fight from June which many thought Kulebin won.
A few super fights also took place, with Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee scoring a devastating elbow KO over Mohammed Hossein Doroudian. In the other super fight, Ikuysang Kor. Rungthanakeat cruised to a decision win over Simone Cecchini, as he clowned and toyed with his Italian opponent over the course of the entire fight.
All the fight videos with the exception of Gurkov vs. Hynynen can be viewed on the channel of this Buakaw vs. Tomoyuki video.
70kg semi final: Buakaw Por. Pramuk def. Nishikawa Tomoyuki by decision.
70kg semi final: Vitaly Gurkov def. Antero Hynynen by decision.
67kg semi final: Singmanee Kaewsamrit def. Mehdi Zatout by decision.
67kg semi final: Andrei Kulebin def. Adaylton Pereira de Freitas by decision.
Sudsakorn Sor. Klinmee def. Mohammad Hossein Doroudian by KO (Elbow) in Round 2.
Ikuysang Kor. Rungthanakeat def. Simone Cecchini by decision.