This weekend WGP Kickboxing in Brazil presented their 23rd event, featuring a 64.5kg tournament. The action was intense and saw Emerson Hawk walk away with the tournament crown over the early favorite going into the tournament of Marcus Vinicius.Fight 1 - Semifinal GPRules K1 (64.5 kg)Emerson Hawk won Vinicius Bereta by unanimous decision. Fight 2 - Semifinal GPRules K1 (64.5 kg)Marcus Vinicius Wilson Djavan won by unanimous decision. Fight 3 - Reserve Fight GPRules K1 (64.5 kg)Anderson Buzika Paulo Freitas won by knockout. Fight 4 - Super FightK1 Rules (71.8 kg)Ravy Brunow (BRA) beat Nicolas "Nitro" Mujica (URU) by knockout. Fight 5 - Super FightK1 Rules (85 kg)Cesar Almeida (BRA) won Dmitrenko Aleksandr (RUS) by unanimous decision. Fight 6 - Final GPRules K1 (61.5 kg)Emerson Hawk won Marcus Vinicius by unanimous decision.
Legend John Wayne Parr was supposed to retire a long time ago, but he had this crazy idea to take muay thai and put it inside of a cage while wearing MMA gloves. Of course, he wouldn't ask someone to do something like that if he wasn't prepared to and he did just that. Since then the Caged Muay Thai shows have taken off big time in Australia and this weekend they return for Caged Muay Thai 5: Lidon vs. Badato.
The event will be streamed live via GFL.tv.
It's hard to deny that the East Coast has a thriving muay thai scene that can at time rival the West Coast's. It's that kind of rivalry that is good for the sport here in America as it continues to grow and find a new audience. On December 5th AMTL (American Muay Thai League) will hold a King's Birthday event in Annandale, Virginia to honor the King of Thailand's birthday with what is looking to be a very solid muay thai card featuring Justin Greskiewicz, Coke Chunhawat, Jeremy Carper and more.
WMC Vice President Paulo Tocha will be there to present the world titles, perhaps best known as Paco from Bloodsport.
The card will be streaming via GFL.tv.Main"Sugar Cane" Phanuwat "Coke" Chunhawat vs. Carlos LopezCo-mainJustin "The Purple People Eater" Greskiewicz vs. Jeremy CarperCo-mainCaleb Archer vs. Ahmet KayretliUndercardAsa Ten Pow vs. Neil MustafaUndercardGianna Smith vs. Diana MetzgerUndercardEvan Reed vs. Jonathan GeorgeUndercardKelly Huston vs. Greg RoweUndercardRudy Felix vs. Jared "Diamond" TiptonUndercardJoey "Twinkle Fingers" Hernandez vs. Namron BibbensUndercardRolando Valdez vs. Pablo GarciaUndercardAllen Hargrove vs. Brian Hansen