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Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson added to Yokkao Extreme 2013

Yokkao Extreme 2013 takes place on January 26 in Milan, Italy. So far we'd known two fights, with the main event being Andy Souwer vs. Dzhabar Askerov under K-1 rules and Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym fighting Diesellek Aoodonmuang in Muay Thai.

Today Yokkao announced that Kem Sitsongpeenong and Jordan Watson will fight under full Muay Thai rules, but with the format being three rounds of three minutes.

Kem's last outing came in a close loss to Andy Souwer at the S-Cup on November 17. Before that, he did win the Toyota Marathon eight man tournament on September 28 in Muay Thai. Watson last fought at GLORY 3 Rome in kickboxing, where he won a unanimous decision over Mustapha Haida, and is set to fight for GLORY again on March 23 against Steve Moxon. Kem also has another fight set, on December 30 against Yodsanklai Fairtex in Pattaya, Thailand.


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Thai Fight Results: Buakaw, Singmanee, Kulebin, Gurkov move on to finals

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.


Buakaw Back At Thai Fight Semi Finals Tomorrow

Although there's almost no buzz at all surrounding Thai Fight tomorrow, the semi finals of their tournaments at 67kg and 70kg take place, with all eight fighters have won their quarter final match-ups a month ago.

The name that sticks out, of course, is Buakaw Por. Pramuk, who faces Nishikawa Tomoyuki in his semi final fight. Buakaw dominated Mauro Serra en route to a third round stoppage last month to qualify, while Tomoyuki got here by defeating Woo Yeong Choi by decision. This fight is pretty much a guaranteed win for Buakaw, let's be real.

On the other side of the 70kg bracket, Vitaly Gurkov fights Antero Hynynen. A lot of people remember Gurkov from getting completely schooled by Giorgio Petrosyan in K-1 in 2010, but the truth is that he's much better at Muay Thai than kickboxing and has a very strong clinch game which even gave Kem Sitsongpeenong a lot of trouble when Gurkov defeated him at the IFMAs in September. Hynynen was a relative unknown before defeating Shannon King in his quarter final fight, showing a savvy kicking game and good timing to get a decision win. I think the ideal match-up for the finals would be Buakaw vs. Gurkov.

At 67kg, the match-ups are a lot tighter, with the field being more competitive. Mehdi Zatout faces Singmanee Kaewsamrit on one side of the bracket. Zatout made quick work of Shan Cangelosi in the quarter finals, cutting him with an elbow shortly into the first round while Singmanee dominated Valdrin Vatnikaj to a decision win. This fight should be pretty competitive, especially with the way Singmanee fights and based on his two fights with Houcine Bennoui.

On the other side of the 67kg semi finals, Andrei Kulebin fights Adaylton Pereira de Freitas. Adaylton, like Hynynen was also not very well known before his quarter final fight, where he scored an upset of Houcine Bennoui. Kulebin defeated Bennoui's teammate, Crice Boussoukou to advance to this fight. This should be another very close and competitive fight, and I could see it going either way.

The event will be shown live on Channel 3 in Thailand at 3:00 PM local time.

70kg semi final: Buakaw Por. Pramuk vs. Nishikawa Tomoyuki

70kg semi final: Vitaly Gurkov vs. Antero Hynynen

67kg semi final: Singmanee Kaewsamrit vs. Mehdi Zatout

67kg semi final: Andrei Kulebin vs. Adaylton Pereira de Freitas


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