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"8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay" documentary, episode 4!!!

Episode IV of the well received Muay Thai documentary series, 8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay!

Presented by liverkick.com, Life of a Nak Muay has followed former national stadiums fighter Lucky, and 13yr old penniless Thai kid Yoduman who chose the sport over schooling. Then, a look at the culture behind watching live Muay Thai in the boxing stadiums, from the sights, the sounds, the gambling, the preparation, the mongkol...

Here is episode IV, focusing on foreigners or "farang" fighters - 9yr old Jon Vetle who came from Norway (where combat sports are banned) for his first Muay Thai fight (full pro-rules) and a cocky 19yr old American kid who came to live as a professional fighter in Thailand, with a degree of talent and ego in equal measure.

Enjoy!

Trivia; the guy in red shorts with lacklustr... ahem, awesome padwork is me. Mum, I'm famous!

Episode five will focus on the fighters featured here, as they are both in fight preparations, much like Lucky and Yoduman in the first two episodes. Stay tuned!

Follow @PhuketTopTeam and @DanielFletcher_ on twitter or you're a terrible person and undeserving of internet access.

Stay tuned to Liverkick.com for episode five!

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Simon vs. Joe Schilling II Video

Simon Marcus and Joe Schilling met for a second time in the ring yesterday, after their "controversial" first fight, if you would call it that. In the first fight, Simon Marcus scored a dump that rocked Joe Schilling and then proceeded to finish him off after that. The controversy stems from the legality of the technique that Marcus used to dump Schilling.

Nevertheless, everyone wanted a rematch and that's what we got. This one went all five rounds and it was an action-packed fight. I won't spoil the result for you if you don't know it, so here's the video.

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Saenchai vs Peneak Set to Headline June 8th Lumpini Show

The next big show is set for june 8th at Lumpini Stadium and it should be the best card of the year so far. After his impressive win against Sam-A last week and subsequent fighter of the year award Penek Sitnumnoi is moving up in weight to take on Saenchai PK Muaythai.

Penek will be allowed an additional 4 lbs after fighting Sam A at 125 lbs while Saenchai will be forced to cut to 127.5 lbs but Saenchai is significantly larger than Sam A. In the first fight of the night Penek's Sing Patong team mate Pentai defends his 112 lbs Lumpini belt against Superlek and kicking off a stacked card which features many of the top fighters in Thailand.

The recently resurgent Tingtong will be looking to follow up his win over Tong with a big performance against Petpanomrung, the teenager who who came very close to beating Sam-A in March. Saketdaw got well beaten by Saenchai in his most recent Lumpini outing but defeated Petboonchu in Surat Thani recently and will be returning to Bangkok to take on Nong-O who won the last time they fought in January 2011.

Singdam got the better of Nong-O at Lumpini last week and he will be fighting Wanchalerm for the vacant Lumpini 125 lbs title.

1: Pentai Singpatong vs Superlek Wor Sngprapai for Pentai's belt.

2: Muangthai Sor Boonyiam vs Wanchai Sor Kittichai for Muangthai's belt

3: Wanchalong Sitsonong vs Choknamchai Sitjaagung for Wanchalong's belt.

4: Rattaket Teedet99 vs Nattachai Pran26 for vacant Bantamweight belt

5: Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai vs Tingtong Chor Koiyuhaisuzu 1 million baht bet

6: Sagetdao Petpayathai vs Nong-O Gaiyanghaadao gym

7: Singdam Kiatmuu9 vs wanchalerm Ud-donmuang vacant title fight

8: Saenchai PK Muaythai gym vs Penek Sitnumnoi 127.5-129 lbs

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Joe Schilling Talks Return Bout Against Simon Marcus

There is a lot of talk about K-1 returning to the United States and making a more concerted effort to blow up here, but there is already a decent-sized following for the world of kick fighting here in the United States revolving around the Muay Thai scene. Well, I should say scenes, as there seems to be a bit of an "East Coast vs. West Coast" vibe going on with how regional it can be. Lion Fights in Las Vegas is without a doubt one of the biggest in the West Coast and books some of the biggest fighters available. The biggest, most talked about fight in US Muay Thai would have to be Joe Schilling vs. Simon Marcus, who will square off for a second time on May 12th in Las Vegas. The first bout ended after Marcus hit a sweep that knocked Schilling loopy, who then stumbled up and was knocked down by a punch that ended the fight.

Schilling and his friends and training partners were quick to take to the internet, arguing that it was an illegal sweep, while Marcus and his fans were quick to note that it was a legal move. Message boards were filled with people from both sides arguing back and forth and some muay thai experts claiming it was legal and others saying it was not. The only logical solution was a rematch, and it was quickly granted. Schilling sits down with Jeff Dojillo to discuss the fight as well as the new fight camp of sorts that Schilling, Kevin Ross, Chaz Mulkey, Miriam Nakamoto and others are involved with, "Can't Stop Crazy."

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Peneak Sitnumnoi Defeats Sam A, Singdam and Ting Tong Score Wins At Lumpini

Peneak Sitnumnoi beat Sam A to win the Featherweight championships of both Lumpini and Thailand, putting him down for the count in round four on route to a dominant decision victory. Sam A had not lost a fight for well over a year and is widely regarded as the best pound for pound figther in the country at present but he was upstaged by the 22 year old.

Peneak, who trains at Sing Patong in Phuket, has a significant height advantage which Sam A struggled to get to grips with in the early rounds. The star man from the Petyindee stable was hanging in there until he was hit with a perfectly executed elbow in the fourth round which saw him take a count and even though he beat it he was left in need of a knock out.

To his credit Sam A pressed forward and tried to take the fight to his opponent with punches and elbows but Peneak was able to pick him off at will, landing a series of solid headkicks and another elbow which opened up an enormous gash on Sam A's forehead, to go with the cut he had already collected under his right eye.

After such an impressive win a fight with Saenchai seems like an obvious option for Peneak. This matchup had originally been set to take place earler this year but was cancelled amidst a general consensus that Peneak was not ready for such a test, after such a convincing win over Sam A this is an opinion which will probably be rapidly revised.

In the co main event Sam A's Petyindee team mate Nong O lost a razor thin decision to Singdam. It was the eighth time the two had met and Singdam levelled the score at four wins apiece with this victory. Nong O took round three but Singdam battled back to take the fourth and a lack of activity in the final round would ultimately cost Nong O the win, although there were many at ringside who would have given the decision the other way.

Ting Tong registered a win over the seasoned veteran Tong while F16's decline continues after he was convincingly beaten by another Petchyindee fighter, Yodthuanthong, who was a late replacement for Dejnarong. Saenchai's fight with Wanchalerm was cancelled after Wanchalerm suffered an ankle injury earlier in the week.

With this win Peneak overtakes Sam A as the favourite to win the prestigious Sports Writer's Fighter of the Year award which will be announced imminently.

Full results: (winners in bold)

Sam D Petchyindee Gym vs Rungruansak Lookromklao

Joolong Akebangsai vs Design Rachanon

Superlek Wor Sangprapai Choknamchai Sitjaagung

F16 Rachanon vs Yodthuanthong Petchyindee

Palangtip Nor Sripung vs Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai

Thong PuiD9D vs Tingtong Chor Koiyuhaisuzu

Nong-O Gaiyanghaadao  Singdam Kiatmuu9

Sam-A Gaiyanghaadao gym vs Penek Sitnumnoi

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PTT & Liverkick present "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay" Episode 2!

From Phuket Top Team, presented by Liverkick.com!

Boyd from PTT is nothing if not enterprising. Muay Thai documentaries are always anticipated and appreciated; remember the mild furore when the Lumpinee one was announced and its trailers released? A fantastic way of promoting oneself whilst managing to entertain a legion of Muay Thai doco hungry fight fans.

This documentary is somewhat different from the norm, being released in multiple parts. It will follow several fighters, namely "Lucky", a former Rajadamnern and Lumpinee stadium fighter who suffered a nasty arm break one year ago and suffered a subsequent forced exile from the ring; Yoduman, a young boy of 13, with less than three months Muay Thai training but who has already fought three times - twice in Bangla Stadium - and has looked like a composed veteran in the process; Malik, a cocky 19yr old American Nak Muay with a Bangla Stadium title to his name, among other featured stars of the show.

Within the first year of existence, PTT has built up a large online presence through twitter and youtube videos, and has attracted top notch fighters to train there such as Roger Huerta, Mike Swick, Jorge Masvidal, Andrew Leone, and a handful of notable Muay Thai fighters and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belts. Now, the latest video trend is not an instructional, a seminar or even one of the boy's fights from Bangla Stadium... it is a documentary about Muay Thai from the perspective of several fighters from the camp, entitled "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay".

Here is episode 2:

Stay tuned to liverkick for the next episode of this ongoing documentary series, and follow @PhuketTopTeam on twitter.

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Battle of the Rising Prospects: Chingiz Allazov vs. Alessandro Campagna On Saturday

Both Chingiz Allazov and Alessandro Campagna are seen as some of the fastest rising prospects in kickfighting and on this Saturday, May 5, they'll be facing each other under Muay Thai rules at "La Notte Dei Campioni" in Seregno, Italy.

Despite Campagna recently fighting at 66kg and Allazov usually fighting around that weight, this fight is at 69kg, a weight where Campagna has more experience at. Allazov has moved up a bit in weight recently though, getting ever closer to the money weight of 70kg.

Both fighters have experience under Muay Thai rules and they both fight under K-1 and Muay Thai rules. Most recently, they've both fought in kickboxing, with Allazov defeating Dmitry Rudenko on April 14 at Fight Code and Campagna winning a Wako Pro world title under K-1 rules at 66.8kg against Luciano Lopes in Brazil. Before those fights, they both fought in Muay Thai, where Allazov defeated Erkan Varol on February 25 and Campagna defeated Corrado Zanchi on January 21 at Yokkao Extreme.

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LiverKick and Phuket Top Team Present - 8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay Pt 1

I'm very pleased to present this first installment of a series called "8 Limbs: Life of a Nak Muay" which is a production done in conjunction with Phuket Top Team. This series is meant to show what a nak muay (fighter) goes through on a daily basis to pursue their passion for fighting and just how grueling and unforgiving it can be. Look for some of the subtle nuances in this first part of the series, such as the contrasts between the serenity of training in beautiful Phuket, Thailand right by the ocean to the grueling training and how the surrounding areas are not as wealthy as a lot of the first world is.

It is quite simply a different world with a different values system. This time around we are following 13 year old Yoduman who is just beginning his journey as well as Kru Lucky, who has a wealth of experience, but is still putting in insane amounts of work. Of course, you can also see the fantastic facilities offered by Phuket Top Team, as well as their great crew. It is crazy to think that I remember talking to Boyd when this was just a "what if" and then when the gym was in its infancy.

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Buakaw and Thai Fight Being Sued for 100 Million Baht by Por Pramuk Camp

BuakawIt seemed inevitable that sooner or later the trigger would be pulled on the impending lawsuit between Por Pramuk, former Por Pramuk fighter, Buakaw, and the Thai Fight organization. Thai Fight ends up completely stuck in the middle between the two parties after they allowed Buakaw to fight on the April 17th event without consent from Buakaw's former management camp and doing so without paying them. There was talk of government involvement, including an ultimatum, but apparently the Por Pramuk camp has decided to move forward with a lawsuit.

The Bangkok Post has a story up detailing the suit, which has Por Pramuk suing for 100 million baht, or approximately $3.24 million USD. Por Pramuk's lawyer is motioning for Buakaw to settle this matter outside of court. The SAT is asking Buakaw and Por Pramuk to attend a meeting on May 10th to attempt to settle this as well, but if nothing is settled shortly a preliminary hearing is set for July 16th.

It seems like it will be quite a while before we get to see Buakaw fight again, sadly.

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John Wayne Parr To Retire After June 23 Fight

John Wayne Parr is a legend of kickfighting, and at almost 36 years of age he's signifying his retirement once again. JWP posted a message today saying that he would retire after his fight on June 23 at the Boonchu Cup - Cage Muay Thai Series:

"To everyone that has supported me over the years I would like to announce that June 23 on the Boonchu Cup will be my last fight. I will be 36yo in a few weeks, as much as I would like to continue fighting my body is at the point now where it is telling me to retire while I still have my health.I am looking forward to retiring with a bang though, inside the cage with Jordan Tai. For anyone that would like to come along you can book tickets through the link, or for tables please inbox me."

JWP will be fighting Jordan Tai, a fellow veteran under Muay Thai rules but the fight will take place in a cage with MMA gloves. 

John Wayne Parr has done so much for the sport both in and out of the ring. He's one of the most likeable fighters in all of fighting, and just one of the most likeable athletes in general. You can buy tickets for his Boonchu Cup - Cage Muay Thai Series event here.

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