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May 15, 2010

Bangkok Fight Night VI

By Rachael McMillan

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 later.

It was a great night of fights.

Colleen Louima vs Carolina Cawthon (Ammy Muay Thai 125 lbs)

Round 1: 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: 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.

Deace 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 refere stoppage.

Rachel 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.

Round 2: 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.

Tori 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.

Tori Barkley def Corey Clark by verbal tap out.

Moe 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.

Round 2: 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.

Travis def 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)


Round 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 punches.

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.

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.

Chike 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.

Anthony 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.

Round 2: 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 the round.

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.

Round 4: 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)


Round 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: 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.

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 4

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.

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