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Yokkao Extreme 2013 Recap: Askerov Upsets Souwer, Thais Showcased

Yokkao's big Yokkao Extreme event went down yesterday in Milan and featured a card that lived up to the anticipation, with a lot of great fights and performances.

The main event saw the lone K-1 rules bout of the evening take palce, with Andy Souwer fighting Dzhabar Askerov. Askerov was actually able to counter Souwer on a number of occasions and shook him a few times, including once in the first round where Souwer momentarily dropped to a knee after a left hook, which could've been a knockdown. Despite his fights against Stevelmans and Kehl being underwhelming, Dzhabar showed why you can never count him out, as he took a close, but in my opinion clear split decision victory. This is most definitely Askerov's biggest career win to date and he now is on a three fight win streak.

Yokkao's lineup of Thai fighters was on full display yesterday, which saw a rare Thai vs. Thai, let alone top Thai vs. top Thai fight taking place outside of Thailand in Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythai against Diesellek Aoodonmuang. The fight was a bit underwhelming, and you kind of got the sense that they both really didn't go for it, but it was still a great display of skill by both fighters. Diesellek wasn't out of his depth but Saenchai started to pull ahead in the third round and would eventually get the decision win.

Right before the main event, last year's breakout Thai star Aikpracha Meenayothin fought internationally once again, against a strong, formidable opponent in Frank Giorgi. Aikpracha didn't come out of the gate super aggressive but in the second round he really foudn his mark, dropping Giorgi with a straight left and then dropped him once again with a high kick, causing the ref to wave off the fight. It was another impressive performance from Aikpracha, who continues to steamroll anyone in his way.

Like Askerov vs. Souwer, Jordan Watson vs. Kem Sitsongpeenong was another close fight. I think Watson won the first round slightly, but in the second round Kem opened up a cut with an elbow that would go on to cause a lot of pauses in the fight for the doctor to attend to the cut. What's more if that Watson got cut a second time later in the fight. Watson started to really go for it with punches in the third round while Kem was able to do some good clinchwork. All in all, it was a pretty close fight that was called a draw. The constant pauses in the fight for the cuts really throw a wrench in the scoring of the bout.

Mickael Piscitello beat Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee back at Thai Fight in September, but this time was a lot different. Sudsakorn dropped Piscitello in the first and had the overall edge for the entirety of the fight, controlling the range throughout.

Houcine Bennoui put on a great performance against Imwiset Pornnarai. He really showed how much he's matured as a fighter over the past year, not getting too wild when he would tag Imwiset. The first round was all Bennoui with a knockdown to his credit and after that Imwiset came back into the fight a bit but Bennoui won clearly with a solid showing.

Full results here.


Muay Thai Weekly Recap: January 26

Quick Results below. Full results from Lumpini and Rajadamnern here.

Monday, January 21
Yokmongkol Muangsima def. Methee Sor. Jor. Toipedrew by decision.
Lom-Esarn Sitsorung and Addam Teded99 draw.
Kanongsuek Sor. Sritong def. Aikphet Mor. Krungthepthonburi by decision.

Tuesday, January 22
Choknumchai Sitjakong def. Kangwanlek Petchyindee by decision.
Sam-D Petchyindeeacademy def. Wanchai Rambo-Esarn by TKO in Round 3.

Wednesday, January 23
Detnarong Wor Sungprapai vs. Fahmeechai F.A. Group: Fahmeechai disqualified in Round 4.
Yuthachai Kiatpataraphan def. Yodyuantong Petchyindeeacademy by decision.

Thursday, January 24
Trakoonphet Sor. Sommai def. Chankrit Aikbangsai by decision.
Phet Aikbangsai def. Nikomlek Tor. Thawat by TKO in Round 3.
Kiatphet Suan-Aharnpeakmai def. Aikpikart Mor. Krungthepthonburi by decision.
Thepnimit Sitmonchai def. Kwanpet Sor. Suwanpakdee by TKO in Round 2.

Friday, January 25
Palangtip Nor Sripueng def. Yodkhunpon Sitmonchai by decision.
Saksuriya Gaiyanghadao def. Khunsuklek Or Kwanmuang by decision.
Ponmongkol K.T. Gym def. Saengmorakot Tor. Manothumraksa by TKO in Round 3.
Sensatarn Sor Suradej def. Seansak Phetbancha by decision.
Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong def. Petchasawin Seatranferry

Once again it was an action packed week over in Thailand. Over the course of the next few weeks there are some huge cards to look forward to. It never slows down and that's why Thailand's Muay Thai scene is the best fight scene in the world in my opinion.

My favorite fight this week was Sam-D Petchyindeeacademy vs. Wanchai Rambo-Esarn. Wanchai is an all action fighter that relentlessly comes forward with knees and punches and has some of the most heart in the game. Sam-D's great footwork and ring generalship were on full display in this fight. Wanchai was able to catch up at times and put together some big shots but that would be his undoing. Sam-D was timing counter elbows off Wanchai's punches and eventually found two elbows in a row that send Wanchai face first into the canvas, earning him a huge stoppage win.

Another very impressive stoppage was Pongmongkol K.T. Gym over Saengmorakot Tor. Manothumraksa. Saengmorakot is super tough so it's surprising to see him get stopped. However, it was a really impressive performance form Pongmongkol, who ended things with a vicious right straight to the body followed by a knee to the exact same spot that sealed the deal.

Delving more into this past week's stoppages, Thepnimit Sitmonchai stopped Kwanpet Sor. Suwanpakdee in true Sitmonchai fashion a series of devastating low kicks over the course of the fight, with the finish coming via a vicious uppercut. Definitely watch out for Thepnimit in the future.

Yuthachai Kiatpataraphan and Yodtuantong Petchyindeeacademy put on another great, grueling fight. These two have fought a few times before in similar battles. They're very evenly matched.


Nathan Corbett vs. Dzianis Hancharonak at Total Carnage III, March 9

Total Carnage III takes place in Gold Coast, Australia on March 9 and will see the return of Nathan "Carnage" Corbett. Corbett was supposed to fight in December but his opponent, Nikolay Falin, had to pull out at the last minute.

Corbett will face Dzianis Hancharonak of Belarus in Muay Thai rules, with Corbett going for his tenth world title in Muay Thai. Hancharonak boasts a win over Redouan Cairo and is 24 years old with a lot of Muay Thai experience.

It's difficult to find willing opponents to fight Corbett in Muay Thai at 95kg, so Hancharonak is one of the more capable fighters out there in that aspect. Still, Corbett is easily the best Muay Thai fighter at 95kg and Hancharonak faces a tall task ahead of him.


Fighters Make Weight For Lion Fight 8


Tomorrow night at 10pm Eastern time here in the U.S., live on AXS TV, is when Lion Fight 8 will go down. Lion Fight 8 is set to be a rather historic event for a number of reasons, namely that Yodsanklai Fairtex makes his American debut and Lion Fights are making their television debut as well. Muay Thai has been waiting for a big break like this for years now and who better than Lion Fights to do it?

The weigh-ins went down tonight and all fighters made weight* (except for Cody Moberly who was fined 25% of his purse). Results for the pro bouts are below;

Main Event (163 lbs)

Yoksanklai Fairtex 160.5 LBS. (Bankok, Thailand) vs. Gregory Choplin (Paris, France) 162.5 LBS.

Co-Main Event (123 lbs.)

Tiffany Van Soest 124.5 LBS. (San Diego, CA) vs. Alexis Rufus 121 LBS. (London, England)

147 LBS/Pro Bout

Kevin Ross 146 LBS (Dublin, CA) vs. Chris Kwiatkowski 146 LBS. (New York City)

154 LBS/Pro Bout

Remy Bonnel 152.5 LBS (Miami, FL) vs. Shane Campbell 154 LBS. (Edmonton, Canada)

118 LBS/Pro Bout

Vivian Leung 117 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Kate McGray 117 LBS. (Los Angeles, CA)

147/Pro Bout

Vishnu Gulati 147 LBS. (San Francisco, CA) vs. Malaipet 144.5 LBS. (Fresno, CA)

156 LBS/Pro Bout

Josh Shepard 156 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. Damien Earley 157 LBS. (Phoenix, AZ)

124 LBS/Pro Bout

Jason Andrada 123 LBS. (Las Vegas, NV) vs. *Cody Moberly 130 LBS. (Wichita, KS)



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