Bangkok Fight Night VI
I am excited to be at
the Gwinnett Convention Center for Bangkok Fight Night
VI. Khunpon always puts on a great show. I am also
happy to have the chance to provide some play by play
coverage of the event. I must say, it is much
different watching the fight with this purpose. I
often found myself into the fights and watching as a
fan, so I might have missed something or jotted it
down in such a hurry that I couldn’t read my notes
It was a great night of fights.
Colleen Louima vs Carolina Cawthon (Ammy
Muay Thai 125 lbs)
Round 1 begins with Cawthon delivering a side kick to
the body of Louima. Then they clinch. They separate
and trade punches to the head before ending up back in
the clinch. After separating this time, Louima comes
back with some big punches to the head. Cawthon’s
answer to these is a high kick. Most of round 1 is
spent in the clinch.
Round 2 begins fast paced, with both fighters rushing
in and exchanging punches and knees. Again, they are
back in the clinch. Both fighters are landing knees to
the body. Cawthon seems to have the advantage with the
punches. She lands some big side kicks to the body of
Louima that help her keep her distance. Louima’s
answer to this is back to the clinch.
Round 3: Both fighters still come out
pressing the action. There is a big exchange of
punches to the head before ending up in the clinch.
After separating, Cawthon uses the push kick to keep
her distance and then follow up with a head kick. She
continues to have success with her kicks. The round
ends with a flurry of punches from both fighters.
Cawthon def Louima by unanimous decision
at the end of round 3.
Goodman vs Allan Roque (Ammy MMA 170 lbs)
Round 1: Both fighters come out
and exchange high kicks, and then end up in a clinch.
Goodman gets the take down and ends up in Roque’s
guard. Roque tries for an arm bar but Goodman gets out
of it and the fighters are back to their feet. Once
again, Goodman gets the take down and soon ends up in
an arm bar attempt. He escapes again, and the fighters
are back to standing. This time it’s Roque who lands
some leg kicks and tries for the take down. It is
Goodman, however, who is successful with the take
down, and he ends the round delivering punches to the
body of Roque.
Round 2: A
take down attempt by Goodman lands Roque out of the
ring. When they stand back up, Goodman unleashes
punches to his opponent’s body and head, wearing him
down, before taking it back to the ground. Here he
punishes Roque with more punches to the body; however,
Roque is able to sweep and take top position. When he
can’t pass Goodman’s guard, he lets the fight stand
back up. Goodman delivers brutal punches to the head
and body of Roque. The fight is stopped.
Goodman wins at 2:30 of round number 2 due to
Seltzer vs Maty Peasantes (Ammy Muay Thai 126 lbs)
Round 1: Another fast paced
female fight. Both fighters come out with a flurry of
punches and kicks. Once they settle, it is Seltzer who
stalks her opponent for most of the round and is the
one pressing the action.
The fast pace continues. The fighters end up in a
clinch, where both fighters land some good shots to
the head, and Seltzer delivers some knees to the body
of her opponent. When they separate Peasantes lands a
nice head kick, but Seltzer is unfazed by this and
continues to stalk. She lands some leg kicks, and once
again the fighters exchange pretty even shots to the
head. Peasantes tries for another head kick, and
Seltzer answers with a big right hand that stumbles
her opponent. They are both using combinations and
trading punches pretty evenly. Seltzer is successfully
using the push kick to keep her distance.
Round 3: Seltzer comes out swinging
for the fences, but Peasantes answers with punches of
her own. They clinch briefly, and Seltzer lands a
couple of big knees. She continues to press the action
and stalk. Peasantes is still putting up a good fight
and throwing big punches with bad intentions, but it’s
just not enough to answer Seltzer’s pace. All three
judges score the fight 30-27 for Seltzer.
Seltzer def Peasantes by unanimous decision at
the end of round 3.
Barkley vs Corey Clark (Ammy MMA 260 lbs)
Round 1: Both fighters come out
working their jabs, establishing their range. Barkley
lands a big take down, and soon the fight is over.
Barkley wins by verbal tap out due to a shoulder
injury. When the official results were given after the
fight, a time wasn’t announced.
Barkley def Corey Clark by verbal tap out.
Travis vs Allison Stokes (Ammy Muay Thai 118 lbs)
Round 1: Travis looks to get
inside of the much greater reach of Stokes. They
clinch and Travis delivers some knees. Stokes is using
her push kick to keep that distance, but Travis is
getting inside and landing some good punches. They
continue to trade punches, with Travis clearly having
the most power behind hers. They clinch and are
separated as the round ends.
Travis is again the aggressor and lands solid punches
to the head of Stokes. Stokes is trying to use her
much longer legs to keep her distance, but Travis
continues to get inside. Nice superman (or is it
superwoman) punch by Travis. Stokes is trading punches
with Travis, but Travis’s power and accuracy of her
striking is winning her the fight.
Round 3: Both fighters still come out full
speed, trading punches. Stokes tries to answer with a
push kick, but Travis catches it and comes in with a
1-2 and follows up with a knee. Both fighters are
throwing leg kicks in this round. They continue to
trade punches for the rest of the round, and it is
once again Travis with the upper hand in the
exchanges. At the end of the round, all judges score
the fight 30-27 for Travis.
Stokes by unanimous decision at the end of round 3.
LJ Jones vs Chris Luiz (Ammy MMA 200 lbs)
Round 1: Luiz immediately goes in for the
take down, but Jones sprawls and fights off the
attempt. Luiz continues to work for the take down,
until the ref finally separates the two, and the fight
is back to the feet. Jones clearly has the upper hand
in the stand up, and demonstrates this with several
big overhand rights. He then gets Luiz against the
ropes where he rains down a barrage of hard punches.
Luiz has an iron chin and is able to withstand this
punishment until the end of the round. Luiz ends the
round with another take down attempt.
Round 2: Luiz begins the round with a leg
kick before trying for the take down. Again no success
with this, and the fighters are back up. Luiz tries
the same strategy again, but the fight remains on the
feet. Jones is able to land more of those big overhand
rights. The pace slows a bit as both fighters start to
work their jabs. The round ends with Luiz working for
a take down.
Round 3: Jones
comes out really pushing the pace, landing leg kicks
and head kicks, followed by combos. Again, Luiz
demonstrates that iron jaw. During the exchange, Luiz
lands on his back, but Jones will not engage him here,
and he is forced to stand back up. Luiz clearly wants
to take this fight to the ground, but Jones, who is
dominating the stand up, will not allow it. Once
again, Luiz lands on his back, but Jones lets him up.
The fight ends with unsuccessful take down attempt by
Luiz. All 3 judges score the fight 30-27.
Jones def Luiz by unanimous decision at the
end of round 3.
Steve Hall vs Kevin Brooks
(Pro Muay Thai 200 lbs)
1: Hall starts the round with a head kick.
The fighters exchange punches and end up in the
clinch, where Hall throws some good knees. They
separate, and Hall is getting the better of the
exchanges. Brooks then answers with some elbows and
knees of his own. Hall comes back and lands some big
1-2 combos. The round ends with both fighters trading
Round 2: Round begins
with Hall throwing some leg kicks and then a high kick
that causes him to slip. Both fighters continue to
exchange punches, the biggest damage coming from a big
left from Hall that really rocks Brooks. Brooks then
answers this with a barrage of punches and elbows of
his own. Both fighters are tired at the end of the
Round 3: The fighters
begin the round by exchanging leg kicks and punches.
Hall lands jabs that are hurting his opponent. The
fighters continue to clinch and separate. Hall lands a
big head kick. The round ends with the fighters
trading punches, with the most damage coming from the
jab of Hall.
Round 4: Both
fighters come out and exchange punches. Brooks lands
some hard knees. We have a brief break in action
because of a low kick by Hall. The action resumes with
both fighters working their jabs, and Brooks landing
some good combos. The round ends with both fighters
throwing a flurry of punches. The judges score the
fight 40-36, 39-37, 39-37 in favor of Steve Hall.
Hall def Brooks by unanimous decision at
the end of round 4.
Lindsay vs Adam Brady (Pro MMA 155 lbs)
Round 1: Lindsay starts the round
with a brutal leg kick, followed by a second leg kick
that lands Brady on the ground. Lindsay continues to
abuse his downed opponent with the leg kicks, and the
fight is over at 31 seconds of round number 1.
Lindsay def Brady by TKO.
Nieves vs Allex Berrios (Pro Muay Thai 170 lbs)
Round 1: Berrios comes
out with a hard leg kick. Nieves catches the next kick
and drops Berrios to the ground. Back to the feet, the
fighters clinch and trade knees. Berrios lands another
hard leg kick, followed by a solid 1-2 by Nieves.
Again, they are back in the clinch and trading knees.
The round ends with Berrios throwing kicks to the body
and head of Nieves.
Nieves is the first to land a leg kick in round 2. The
fighters then clinch and throw knees. It is Berrios
who is doing the most damage. He has Nieves hurt and
eventually put him on the ground. He survives the 8
count, only to be bombarded with more knees that end
Round 3: After
exchanging some punches, fighters end up in the
clinch, with Berrios creating some distance with a
push kick. Then back to the clinch and trading knees.
It is still Berrios doing the most damage. He drops
Nieves with a kick. With his opponent back to his
feet, Berrios lands a leg kick and a head kick before
continuing to deliver those damaging knees. Nieves
still has fight in him and answers with a big right of
his own, but it was blocked.
Nieves comes out aggressive in the final round. The
fighters clinch, but Berrios finds his distance with a
push kick. Nieves throws a spinning back fist, but
misses. Once again they find themselves in the clinch
with Berrios against the ropes, where he continues to
win the exchanges. Once separated, Nieves throws and
misses with another spinning back fist. The round ends
with Berrios unloading with punches. The judges scores
are 40-36, 40-35, 40-36 in favor of Allex Berrios.
Berrios def Nieves by unanimous decision
at the end of round 4.
Donovan Craig vs Ronnie
Roger (Pro MMA 170 lbs)
1: Both fighters come out swinging for the
fences, with Roger seeming to have the upper hand in
the exchanges. He knocks Craig down with a body punch,
but he gets right back up. Roger then gets the take
down and finds himself in the half-guard of Craig,
where he delivers some ground and pound. Roger is able
to get full mount and then takes Craig’s back,
delivering vicious ground and pound from all
positions. He continues to go from mount to taking the
back of Craig, punching all the time. Craig seems to
weather the storm and gets back to his feet as the
round ends. The ref calls an end to the fight.
Roger def Craig by TKO (ref stoppage) at the
end of round 1.
Ryan Peace vs
Robert Blake (Pro Muay Thai 158 lbs)
Round 1: Blake opens the round with
leg kicks. The powerful push kick of Peace lands Blake
against the ropes. The fighters exchange leg kicks,
but Peace catches a kick and drops Blake. Once
standing, Peace throws head kicks, and Blake answers
with punch combos. The powerful kicks of Peace are
taking their toll on Blake, who gets dropped by a leg
kick from Peace. Round 1 ends with Peace delivering a
flurry of punches and kicks.
Round 2 begins with both fighters exchanging leg kicks
and punches. Peace scores a take down. Back to his
feet, Blake finds himself being punished by the leg
kicks of Peace. When he tries to answer with a kick of
his own, Peace catches the leg and sweeps him. Peace
keeps his distance with his jabs, so that he can
continue to abuse with his kicks. The powerful kicks
of Peace are too much for Blake. Peace wins by TKO.
Peace def Blake by TKO at 2:01 of round 2.
Eddie Walker vs Dymond Jones (Pro Muay
Thai title fight 185 lbs)
Round 1: Both fighters come out pressing the
action, throwing powerful combinations of punches and
kicks. Early advantage seems to go to Walker. He
catches the kick of Jones and sweeps him. He then
drops him with a knee. The action goes back and forth,
with both fighters exchanging punches and kicks.
Walker gets a knock down at the end of the round, but
Jones survives the standing 8 count to end the round.
Round 2: Walker comes out with
leg kicks. Both keep throwing jabs to judge their
distance. Walker is throwing more combinations. Jones
changes the pace of the fight and backs Walker against
the ropes. Here is unleashed a barrage of punches,
bringing Walker to the ground. He survives the 8
count, but takes punishing kicks for the rest of the
Round 3: Both fighters
are tired, and the pace has slowed. They both continue
to throw punishing knees and kicks. Jones gets a knock
down near the end of the round, but Walker survives
the 8 count. The crowd is on their feet.
Round 4: The crowd is on their feet,
although each fighter can barely stand at this point.
They do, however, continue to find the energy to put
on quite a show. Walker backs Jones against the ropes
and delivers combos. Jones gets the clinch and works
some knees. The fans are loving it! Everyone knows
it’s a close fight, and the judges scores confirm it.
37-37 draw. Neither fighter leaves with the belt.
Walker vs Jones: draw at the end of round
Warren Thompson vs Brian
McGinnis (Pro MMA 205 lbs)
Round 1: Thompson comes out throwing leg
kicks as well kicks to the body and head, while
McGinnis is swinging for the fences and knocks
Thompson down. He gets right back up, and the
exchanges are pretty even. McGinnis is throwing a big
overhand rights with some deadly intentions. Thompson
answers with a push kick that knocks down McGinnis,
but he’s right back to his feet. McGinnis then takes
Thompson down into side control, but Thompson works to
guard and is able to sink in a deep triangle. McGinnis
might have been saved by the bell.
Round 2: McGinnis is trying to land punches,
but the push kick of Thompson is keeping him away.
Thompson is working for the takedown and lands in
half-guard. He quickly works to mount and then takes
the back of McGinnis, sinking in a rear naked choke.
Thompson def McGinnis by rear naked choke
at 1:31 of round 2.