Strykerz presents Top World-Class fighters at Shin Do Kumate XVII this Saturday at 7pm at the Bradenton Area Convention Center – The Quest for the Greatest Martial Arts Warrior features high caliber professional Muay Thai fighters such as Cyrus Washington, Alex Berrios, Tony Leone, Pedro Cassoma and more.
Experience an exciting night filled with technical skills and knockouts. Strykerz Shin Do Kumate XVII brings a new element to the combat sports world that MMA cannot bring to the arena. The co-main event is an anticipated grudge match between Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington, a fighter with over 100 fights, and Alex Berrios, another high caliber Muay Thai fighter from Tampa, Florida. The main event features Tony Leone vs. Pedro Cassoma, two highly talented strikers, whose hunger for the win will generate a climatic finale to the show.
Some of the most popular combat sports today are Muay Thai, Brazilian Jujitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, wrestling, Judo, and mixed martial arts. Shin Do Kumate XVII offers an all pro bout card with a tremendous line up, this will be a great opportunity for fight fans who have yet to experience the true art and culture of Muay Thai and to watch it full force at a professional level. Muay Thai as a combat sport is the art of 8 limbs (8 points of contact). In addition to the jab and cross, there is also the left and right knees, elbow strikes, and leg kicks. In Muay Thai there is no ground fighting or grappling, just striking and clinches.
You can watch this exciting combat sport live if you live in the Tampa Bay or Manatee County area in Florida. This event is also available live Pay Per View via FITE TV internationally. Purchase Strykerz Pay-Per-View for $14.95. Click Here To Watch Shin Do Kumate XVII.
“We Don’t Tap Out, We Knock-Out”.
MMA Fight Fans Attending Muay Thai Fights. On UFC Fight Night? Saturday, August 20th is THE night for fight fans. Interestingly, instead of MMA fight fans heading to the nearest sports bar to watch the UFC Pay Per View broadcast, they’re buying up tickets to Strykerz Muay Thai fights. This is good news for the Muay Thai industry. It’s becoming clear that fight fans are now steering towards a new style of fighting… the Art of Eight Limbs.
Shin Do Kumaté Strykerz is an all pro bout card featuring top world-class Muay Thai fighters. The upcoming fighter line up includes Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington vs Alex Berrios. Both of these high caliber Muay Thai fighters have trained in Thailand and have an extensive fight record competing in amateur fights along with having strong pro fight records. This will be a bout that will go down in history in the international Muay Thai community, as word has it that this may be a grudge match between their fight camps. Other strong fighters on the Strykerz fight card include Tony Leone, Pedro Cassoma, John Morehouse, Vince McGuinness, Michael Stripling, Johncy Lindor, and many more. Total bouts of the nights are 9 bouts.
MMA Fight Fans Are Drawn To Stand Up Elbow Fights
MMA fight fans are evidently drawn to full contact stand up fights with elbows. August 20th Strykerz bouts will be a test of technique, striking skills, knees, and elbows to the head and body. The Shin Do Kumate slogan “We Don’t Tap Out, We Knockout” is finally turning heads.
Local papers are including write ups. Here’s an article David Wilson from Bradenton Herald title Muay Thai Coming to Local Ring. For tickets to the August 20th live event at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, visit ShinDoKumate.com or Ticket Master under the event name: Strykerz Pro Muay Thai Fights.
Alex Berrios will be fighting on Shin Do Kumate XVII. He will be facing no other than an experience and well known Muay Thai fighter Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington. The event will be taking place at Bradenton Area Convention Center. The date of the event is August 20th at 7pm. This fight will show the determination, passion, and skill that these two Top World-Class fighter have attain. Tickets are on Sale Now!
What attracted Alex Berrios to Muay Thai?
As a child I always looked up to boxers. When my family moved to East Asia, my father would tell me stories about Thai boxing on his travels to Thailand. It seemed like something out of reach and too hard for most people. I love the fact that I can compete in an art that I hold to such high esteem.
Tell us about yourself (single/married, kids, career, hobbies).
No children yet, and unmarried. Which leaves me with more time to tinker with my motorcycle, spend hours in the gym and hobbies including flying airplanes, learning computer programming, trail biking, and cooking. I really enjoy my day job as a mechanical engineer. I love that I design products thousands and thousands of people use everyday and overseeing the manufacture of my designs with a great company.
What surprises people about Alex Berrios?
I am very optimistic and fun loving. People would probably be surprised to learn that I am a full-time mechanical engineer and an instrument rated private pilot.
How long have you been training in Muay Thai?
I have been training Muay Thai since 2005.
What drives and motivates you as you train for your fight and what is it about Muay Thai that inspires you?
I am driven by the fact that I have one life to live and training muay Thai is the closest I can imagine coming to reaching my fullest potential as an athlete. There is a satisfaction and zen-like therapy associated with devoting myself to maximizing my abilities as a Thai boxer in the training for a fight. The benefits are manifest in every aspect of my life.
What are Alex Berrios goals?
Glory is seductive. It takes an ambitious person to devote themselves to fighting muay Thai in America for a tiny fraction paid to other professional sports that don’t work as hard or don’t have as much of their health on the line. I want to be a household name for my fighting achievements in this pioneer environment.
How has Muay Thai changed your life for the better?
I’ve never been more challenged physically and mentally than training and fighting in Muay Thai. It has enriched my understanding of myself. I used to think that things were inaccessible to me before I started fighting and now I have a supreme confidence in myself, probably to a fault. But I feel it has made me a respectful and happy human.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
Fun fact: I lived in Puerto Rico right before moving to Japan where I learn to fly airplanes on a military base. I can speak English and Spanish and conversational Japanese. Okay so maybe more than one fact in there 🙂
Cyrus “Black Dynamite” Washington Ranked #8 in the World is Making a Statement at Shin Do Kumate XVII Fighting Against Alex Berrios
Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington is ready to win his bout at Shin Do Kumate XVII versus non other than another Top World Class fighter. Alex Berrios a multiple title holder and well rounded Muay Thai fighter representing Tampa Muay Thai. This match will take place at the Bradenton Area Convention Center on August 20th, 2016. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and Strykerz.com. For military, student, and city employee discounts, contact our corporate office at (727)573-8533. This match will determine who is ready for the Quest for the Greatest Martial Arts Warrior.
Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington aka Black Dynamite
Black Dynamite – Cyrus Washington who is currently ranked # 2 in the US and # 8 in the world. ‘Black Dynamite’ has won various titles which include the WKA world championship, WMF Intercontinental Championship, Bare knuckle Championship in Myanmar and is a Former US WBC Super Middleweight Champ.
“My background in traditional martial arts has made me who I am today. As far as my wins by knock outs, which I do have a lot of knock outs from a back kick, which is not really a part of Muay Thai, but all the hard work and dedication to the sport. All the hundreds of kicks I throw a day, the Knees & Teeps, that is what I feel has moulded me in to the fighter I am today.”
Cyrus Washington’s accomplishments:
- Black belt in WTF Taekwondo
- Myanmar/Burma Bare knuckle Champion
- 2 time PK-1 international champion
- 1 time WPMF champion
- Fought in Kings Birthday/cup 2008,2009
- Queens birthday 2009
- Toyota tournament 2010
- Enfusion Kickboxing Reality muay thai Series
- The challanger Reality muay thai series
- The list of countries Cyrus has competed in includes; Suriname, America,
- Australia, Russia, China, Thailand, Uzbekastan, Hongkong, Malaysia,
Additionally Washington ‘Black Dynamite’ has competed against some of the biggest names in the sport, including Jomhod Kiatadisak, Cosmo Alexander, Kaoklai kaennorsing, Nieky holzken and more.
About Top World Class Fighter – Cyrus Washington
I started Kenpo karate at around 5 years old with a friend of my moms who was into it and had been doing it a while. I was hooked even before that because I loved martial arts flicks; yes the wing chun kung fu ones. At 10 years old I was signed up as a birthday gift into WTF taekwondo and did that for 3 years – obtained my first degree black belt. After that my focus was split somewhat on girls, the streets and school sports (which I was always an above average athlete so regular sports were easy). In 7th grade i remember we did that thing where they say: “what do you wanna be when you grow up?” my answer was clear – “kickboxer”.
During this time my uncles (all 3) were boxers and one was a former pro boxer, he taught me to box – just the basics and then in 12th grade I started boxing at a local community center for about a couple months. I did more boxing about 5 years later and an amature boxing match which I won.
I did alot of training with a guy who “suggested” I could be ready for K-1 max in a year but he was full of shit – and was making money off me. This was my first lesson in the fight game and doing things for yourself.
While in school and then after school was finished i was getting into trouble like my peers and that was just normal for us, in our lives.
I got in to lots of trouble got sent to the Handlon Michigan Training unit for a while ,it was a place for troubled young men, got there and at first I was on the same path until after a while I started to change and realized there was a whole different world out there that I didn’t know about and wanted to check out. I decide K-1 was what I wanted to do, to be with the big boys. At this time I was 202 lbs from eating good meals and going to college and lifting like an animal. I could squat 505 lbs for 2 reps,real squats not half way or sissy squats.
I got home in 2005 turned pro in 2006 and have been in Thailand Fighting for the past 3 years. Ive had over 50 pro fights now and still have a lot to achieve and more fights to have. I am 43 wins 13 loses in Pro Muay Thai career – Including Fights at the Kings Cup, Bangkok and even Bare Knuckle fights in Burma (won a bare knuckle Burmese fight championship title),2-time wpmf pk-1 international champion.
Upcoming Fights in Tampa – Fight fans of all types in Tampa are getting excited for one of the year and biggest Muay Thai fight event in Florida. The event will bring fighters from various states, representing their gym and state. The event is taking place in the beautiful and spacious Bradenton Area Convention Center, and will have male and female fighters of various weight classes division.
This fights are action packed and will entertain all fight fans. If you enjoy wrestling, because of the storytelling. Then you will enjoy this event. Each fighters in this event has a story to be told and and are full of passion. All of the fighters stories are real. If you the action and impact that an MMA fight has when it doesn’t go to the ground, then our fights will have you at the edge of your seat. Our fights are honorable bouts with two fighters, that want to give all they got and knockout the competition.
A bit about the main event fighters of the night are Tony Leone from Citrus Spring, Florida vs. Pedro Cassoma from Daytona Beach, Florida. If you want to learn more about Tony Leone background, check out our most recent interview with the fighter.
This is only the beginning of the Shin Do Kumate XVII Muay Thai experience. The event will have a total of 9 matches with fighters that are full of passion and determination to win and knockout the opposition. Among the main event and undercard bouts, we have a co-main event featuring Kendrick Miree vs. Warren Thompson, and a Full Thai Rules Super Bout with two strong and determine female fighters. These fighters are Ashley Samples and Denise Jacobs. Ashley Samples is a Muay Thai fighter with experience and she is rank 2nd in Georgia, while Denise Jacobs is a fighter with vast experience and fight under her belt from Port Orange, Florida.
The other fighters that will be giving their spirit and passion in the ring to become the greatest martial art warriors are Skyler Hastings vs. Kit Ruddock, Joe “Formiga” Cortez vs. Rich Grindle, Stephen Cummins vs. Jason Valle, Johncy Lindor vs. Johnny Baldridge, Adriel Fiallo vs. John Morehouse, and Michael Strippling vs. Chris Burgett.
Various fighters of the undercard bouts have been part of previous Shin Do Kumate events, such as Stephen Cummins in Shin Do Kuamte XVI Main Event. Want to learn more about the upcoming bouts, visit our fight card page.
Upcoming Fights in Tampa produced by MKM Knockout promotions & Shin Do Kumate. Shin Do Kumate is the only establish Muay Thai organization in North America.
Previous Shin Do Kumate Fight Event in Tampa Weigh-In
Exciting Muay Thai Fights in Tampa Bay
Fight fans in the the Tampa Bay area should get excited for one of the biggest and exciting Muay Thai fights event in Florida, is taking place in the Bradenton Area Convention Center. The event will have fighters from all over the country showing their passion and determination to become the greatest Martial Arts warrior. The event will consist of bouts with fighters of various weight class divisions.
The fighters for the main events of the night are Tony Leone and Pedro Cassoma. Tony Leone is coming from Citrus Springs, Florida with full force and decided to win the bout. To learn more about Tony Leone, check out our previous interview. He reveals his motivation, goals, and training regime that has allow him to reach this far. In the other side, Pedro Cassoma from Daytona Beach, Florida will match this determination and face it full force.
Shin Do Kumate XVII Muay Thai experience doesn’t end here. The event will have 9 matches with fighters that are determine to win and knockout the competition. Among all of the matches, we have the co-main event featuring Kendrick Miree and Warren Thompson, and a Super Bout (Full Thai Rules) consisting of a female strikers bout between Ashley Samples and Denise Jacobs. Ashley Samples is the 2nd rank Muay Thai female fighter in Georgia and is ready to keep up climbing the ranks; however, it won’t be so easy as her opponent is Denise Jacob a female Muay Thai fighter with vast experience from Port Orange, Florida. The undercard bouts fighters are Skyler Hastings vs. Kit Ruddock, Joe “Formiga” Cortezt vs. Rich Grindle, Stephen Cummins vs. Jason Valle, Johncy Lindor vs. Johnny Baldridge, Adriel Fiallo vs. John Morehouse, Michael Strippling vs. Chris Burgett. Some of the undercard bouts fighters have participated in previous Shin Do Kumate events, such as Stephen Cummins in Shin Do Kuamte XVI Main Event. Want to learn more about the upcoming bouts, visit our fight card page.
Shin Do Kumate XVII Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster and Strykerz.com. For military, student, and city employee discounts, contact our corporate office at (727)573-8533. This events will be distributed and will be live via Pay-Per-View. Shin Do Kumate providers are Verizon, Charter Media, AT&T, and Strykerz TV.
Exciting Muay Thai Fights coming to the Tampa Bay area produced by MKM Knockout promotions & Shin Do Kumate. Shin Do Kumate is the only establish Muay Thai organization in North America.
Previous Shin Do Kumate Event
Muay Thai Fight Promotion
MKM Knockout Promotion is eager to make Muay Thai better known and widespread in the United States. Our promotion has been in existence since 2002 and in that time period we have brought Muay Thai to Florida through the Muay Thai Classic for our amateur fighter and Shin Do Kumate for our professional fighters. With so many talented fighters not only in North America, but the world, MKM Knockout Promotions is aligning itself to be the major Muay Thai Fight Promotion to bring the Muay Thai industry together. Unification is the key to success for the sport of Muay Thai.
Every person who studies or fights in the Martial Art of Muay Thai knows how exciting, artistic and brutal a Muay Thai bout can be. The passion for the sport is what makes skilled fighters so mesmerizing to watch. Unfortunately, with no unified league or commission for Muay Thai many fight fans never get to see the beauty of a hard hitting Muay Thai bout. Most professional sports have leagues and promotions already associated with them to the point they become synonymous such as Professional Football and the NFL or Professional MMA and the UFC. What these major leagues and promotions offer are benefits and exposure that athletes couldn’t normally obtain on their own.
There are many benefits not only to the promotions and leagues representing these sports, but also for the athletes. With a more organized fight promotion, a more coherent Muay Thai community will emerge leading to increased exposure. A unified sanctioning commission and solid promotion helps to ensure safety regulations and standards are consistently met, which in turn protects the athletes. Making sure fighters are matched up evenly is also important so that athletes can continue to test themselves and audiences remain entertained. It is no secret that in all major sports, sponsorship is the driving generator of income for most athletes. On the opposite end of the spectrum, promotions also rely heavily on sponsorship funding to help pay the cost of high quality professional athletes and for event productions. Sponsors and fight fans heavily value unified leagues because their exposure is dramatically increased.
There is power in numbers and when the Muay Thai fight community comes together as a whole more people will stop and take notice. A more unified Muay Thai Fight Promotion will help not only lead to more defined regulations and rules but also to increased exposure. Increased standards and exposure are the keys to enhancing fighter match ups, statistics, improving safety measures and to generating more funding for the sport.
It takes an expert in the industry to properly promote and excel the Muay Thai fight industry to the next level. MKM Knockout Promotions is that expert and we are excited to continue our journey to enhance and unify the Muay Thai community in 2016 so all practioners can benefit. Strykerz TV is only the beginning of what we have in store for the coming years and the success of the industry.
Pro Muay Thai Fighter – What is up people?!! I know its been a minute but I was completely focused on making my dream a reality. Let me first say that this might turn out to be long winded but I have so much to say that it has to be a complete thought. If you’ve read my blogs in the past then you might know that I wasn’t at first planning on fighting and I actually started fighting in the amateurs in my 30’s, a late bloomer. I didn’t expect anything so I wasn’t out there looking for a team or a manager or even a coach, I just decided to work my ass off and choose a few people that I could trust. It was a great decision. It led me to three amateur championships and the ability to train others, and to meeting some incredible people along the way.
At this point I knew I really wanted to fight in the pros at least once, but a couple of things came to mind when I would think about doing it. First off nobody is looking to throw an over 40 fighter on their fight card unless they are looking use that person as a stepping stone for their younger fighters. The second thought that would come up is how can I find time to train like I need with my schedule and hectic life, regardless of my dream, I have family responsibilities as well as coaching others to help them achieve their dreams. Then I would have worries about the ability to compete on a high level, am I too old? I looked to Bernard Hopkins, Dan Henderson, as well as a long list of other over 40 fighters that used their knowledge to compete against younger fighters, I mean have you seen Hopkins vs Pavlik?
|The signing of the contract- Pro Muay Thai Fighter|
Okay so after I finally made my decision, I realized that nobody was planning on adding me to their already full cards. And then it happened, Master Mehrdad Moayedi a former fighter and the first promoter I ever fought in the amateur for gave me a call and offered me a fight. I was close to giving up on the dream and focusing on just being a coach. I would have forever been hanging over my head if I didn’t get the chance. I signed the contract and so it began.
Camp started and I was indeed rusty but hungry nonetheless. I started running regularly which is crazy for me because I almost never ran before my amateur fights but I knew that I had to have good conditioning otherwise I wouldn’t make it and beyond that I wanted to train like a professional and fight like one. I worked tirelessly doing pads, strength and conditioning training and sparring with some friends and some monsters. It was all grueling to say the least and then it happened, my first opponent dropped out with an injury but something told me just keep training it will work itself out. I was right within a couple of days I had a new opponent and the motivation was back one hundred percent. I was more focused then I had ever been but in sparring I wasn’t as active or effective when I was active. I had no movement and that was the key to me finally raising my level. It had been a while since I have fought and I had become comfortable standing in place and countering during sparring but because of that I had become complacent.
|Pro Muay Thai Fighter Kru Dave Gomez, me, and Remy Bonnell|
Lesson learned, I began studying a fighter by the name Rayen Simson, a Dutch champion that had beaten the likes of Ramon Dekkers and I thought for sure this is my style and using it would allow me to become more fluid. Sparring got better.
The date was rapidly approaching and I was starting to become more and more irritable, as well as nervous. The closer to the fight the less nervous I got, I started to believe and enjoy the moment. I have been dream chasing for so long and it was finally here and then the last two weeks came and it started to get crazy. I had sent in my medicals however the boxing commission wanted a CT scan of my brain and an Ekg which wasn’t presented to me. Talk about freaking out, I was lucky enough to pull some strings and get some favors in order to get it done and it wasn’t until the weigh ins that I actually got the final Ekg results. That was the least of my worries though because 2 days before the fight my opponent pulled out. At the moment I received that message I was in the middle of dealing with some other things and I was devastated. I felt as if all the air had left my body and I was sick to my stomach. I had finally made it but it was not to be. All I could think about was all those that had helped me get to this point, people donated their time and energy and money all for me to fulfill a dream and it would all be for nothing.
The next day the news came that I would have an opponent and it wasn’t what I had wanted by any means. The new opponent was a friend of mine, Warren Thompson, his opponent dropped out as well. We had fought each other in the amateurs and had a beautiful fight we displayed good technique and had gotten cheers from the crowd after the fight. Since that time we had become friends so now what? We both took the fight with reservation. Neither of us wanted to fight each other but we both have dreams. It was necessary and quite possibly the best and worst outcome of our situations. When I walked into the weigh in we saw each other immediately and both threw our hands up as if to say what the “F” is going on. We shared a few laughs and decided that this would be the last one against each other. Warren is a one of the good ones out there a true martial artist and a legitimate Muay Thai fighter.
|Pro Muay Thai Fighter|
Now as for the fight, it was amazing. I was able to display my skills on a high level and it was an honor to do so. I had an amazing time having my family there as I had reached my long time goal. My friends made the trip and cheered loudly and I loved every minute of it. The fight wasn’t judged in my direction and that is a little upsetting but the reality of it is that I gained more just walking to the ring than any one win could have given me. I accomplished the seemingly impossible. I had an idea years ago and began to follow it and little by little it grew and at times it wilted but I never gave up hope. The pursuit itself was enough to be proud of but what I can truly say now to my kids and others is never stop chasing your dreams.
|Pro Muay Thai Fighter – Landing a right hand which was working for me that night.|
Dreams are not un-achievable ideas they are the vision of the achievable. I remember Kevin Garnett after winning the NBA championship with the Celtics after years of perseverance and the pain of never getting there and he screamed into the microphone a phrase that I always repeat in my head over and over, “Anything is possible”.
Lucky Lloyd Walton (Pro Muay Thai Fighter)
Special Thanks to: Romeo Montana and Sarah Zdanis for giving me their time in training and cornering me. Jorge Vargas and William Candelario for the padwork. Jex Fontaine for just basically being a bad ass and expecting the same from me. Jolie Glassman and the entire gym for all the support. My sparring partners Dave Gomez, Remy Bonnell, William Candelario, Romeo Montana, and that one time I sparred that UFC fighter Alex Garcia. Juan Lazcano Trevino for always being the source of good energy and hooking up the hotels. Also Danny Silva for giving me another place to train. Master Mehrdad for the opportunity. The whole LMT crew for believing in me. Last but not least my family for putting up with what some might call a silly dream and everything that goes with it, mood swings and all. I Love you guys!
Credits and original Pro Muay Thai Fighter post can be found here.
Muay Thai Fights. October 9th was the night the Ancient ones returned to the ring to determine who was the greatest warrior of all time. Eight amazing Muay Thai fights and sixteen hungry for blood fighters.
Bout one brought lots of energy from both fighters coming out into the ring. James Alexander from the blue corner and Mitchell Chamale from the red corner. Both fighters were very calm and ready for the bell to ring. Both came out strong and cautious, feeling each other out and not taking to many wild shots. Chamale broke that by coming with strong boxing which caused Alexander to return fire with a strong shin kick to the head. In a split second we see Alexander go down and holding his eye. While both fighters wanted to continue the fight the referee ended the fight in 56 seconds in the first round. Giving Mitchell Chamale from the red corner the win by TKO.
Bout two brought Johncy Lindor to the blue corner and Amos Merriweather to the red corner. This fight carried the same energy as the bout before it. Both fighters starred each other down from their respective corners. When the bell rang, Lindor came out deciding to his technique to feel Merriweather out. Merriweather came out strong, throwing lots of spinning back fists as well as spinning back kicks. Sadly these the constants spinning slowed him down and Lindor was able to land some heavy hits to the head and body, throwing Merriweather off his rhythm each time. Round two and three picked up with Lindor coming out of the corner like a bull. Lindor pulled a good combo of two strong hooks to head and body followed by a strong shin kick to the side bringing Merriweather down. Bout number two ended by another TKO win in the third round. In 1 minute and 38 seconds round three is done and Johncy Lindor out of the blue corner has won.
Bout three was the first fight of the night that was brought to the judges for decision. We see Michael Stripling in the blue corner and Jason Valle in the red corner. Stripling looked ready to fight, while Valle kept himself calm and collected. When the bell went off both fighters flew out of their corners and into the fray. Both at the beginning favored their boxing skills and then towards the end of the first round we see Stripling start to utilize the clinch and throw some knees. In round two Valle came out stronger and made sure he was first with all his technique trying to throw his opponent off. Stripling did a good job of using his longer frame to keep Valle away as best he could. If Valle made it within strike range then he would get wrapped up in a clinch and take some knees to the body. By round three both fighters were tired, but kept going strong trying to win the judges. With the last thirty seconds of the fight just clinching we ended the fight waiting for the judges to make their decision on the winner. When the score were tallied they had decided in favor of the blue corner Michael Stripling.
Bout four brought Skylar Hastings to the blue corner to the numerous screams of his supporters, we also see Joseph Mullen come out to the red corner. Both fighters looked very young but did very good! Both came out very strong when the bell rang and Hastings immediately went for a take down, red did not let that go though and returned fire with some very nasty boxing combos. Towards the end of the first round we see Hasting start to tire out and Mullen’s take advantage of that by blocking all of Hastings kicks and following up with something of his own. In round two Hasting’s makes up for the end of round one and starts with a strong high kick to the head stunning Mullen’s and following it up with a good low kick. Again slowly towards the end both seem kind of tired Mullen’s stays crisp and Hastings seems a bit of unsure of what to do next. By round three we see the crowd go crazy and start chanting for Hastings. Mullen’s is very sure of himself in the final round and uses his good boxing to control Hastings. This technique by the red corner is what scored him the win at the end of all three rounds.
Bout five brought out another crowd favorite into the blue corner. Michael Leone walked to a sea of screaming fans, John Morehouse in our red corner calm and ready to fight. This fight was one of the most explosive fights of the night. Both fighters came into the ring ready to annihilate the other and did not disappoint. As soon as the bell rung we see both fighters going at each other hard all the while using good technique to set the other opponent up. In the middle of the fight Morehouse goes down by a knee to the face. A moment was taken to check Morehouse, Morehouse decided to continue the fight and both fighters touched gloves as a sign of respect before finishing the first round. Round two and three we see even more action Leone is very good of countering Morehouse many high kicks and punches and returning fire. It’s a good battle of technique going back and forth. By round three we see Morehouse has red marks forming on his lead leg from Leone’s kicks and Leone is slowly becoming tired. Both fighters give it their all to win the judges, Morehouse uses his good combos and Leone brings out some fancier moves with a spinning back kick followed up with an axe kick to the shoulder. At the end of the final round both fighters give each a big hug in thanks for the good fight displaying amazing sportsmanship and respect. While the judges gave the win to Michael Leone we cannot deny John Morehouse’s amazing spirit for continuing the fight in the first round after a knee to the face. One of the best Muay Thai fights of the night.
Bout six introduces Kendrick Miree to the blue corner and Bogdan Moroz to the red. Moroz has an amazing record so far in his professional career with 57 wins and 15 loses. Miree comes into the fight making his pro debut. While I’m sure some in the crowd worried with Moroz record that Miree may have a tough time that was not the case. Miree came out very strong and with a plan. He used his power to push Moroz where he wanted him and while Moroz for a time did a very good job of moving and working the middle of the ring he was hit with a very strong elbow. The fight ended with a TKO one minute and twenty seconds into the first round and Miree was the winner.
Our Co Main Event was Lloyd Walton in the blue corner and Warren Thompson in the red corner. While in the previous fights each fighter would stare down their opponent these two smiled at each other from their corners and seemed to have a lot of respect for each to other. When the bell rang Walton and Thompson came out a circled each other throwing tentative punches and kicks. It was in this fight that we see a true display of Muay Thai’s beauty. Thompson threw many front kicks and Walton was able to catch most and then hit him with a low or high shin kick. Round one was a slow one each of them taking this round to feel each other out. Round two was stronger with both of them knowing what the other would do and a new plan from their corners. We see even more examples of their amazing technique. Walton used his arms to set up Thompson for his shin kicks which would sometimes go high and sometimes go low. Mixing it up so Thompson would catch his rhythm and block his kicks. Thompson move seemed to be using his front kicks to set up Walton where he needed him to be for the next attack. The last thirty seconds of round two we see them in the clinch trying to work in some knees to the body. Following the pattern of ramping up the energy each round we saw round three be the most aggressive of all the rounds. Both came into the last trying to win the judges, Walton used his long legs to throw some high shin kicks on Thompson and Thompson used his slightly larger frame to keep Walton at bay. We also see more clinching in this round. At the end of round three they gave each other a big hug and preceded to talk to each other for a few moments. There seemed to be no bad blood or like they had fought each other just moments before. The judges decided that Thompson was the winner, and he was met with another hug and smile from Walton. Another great Muay Thai fights of the night.
Muay Thai Fights Shin Do Kumate XVI – Main Event
Our main event of the night is with Stephen Cummings in the blue corner and Vincent McGuiness in the red. McGuiness is the taller out of the two and uses his reach right off the bat to keep Cummings away from him. McGuiness comes in strong using a good jab then straight right hand to stun Cummings. Cummings shakes that off and follows it up with a strong hook to the head followed by a stinging low kick. Cummings is bleeding from a hit to the face early on in the first round, but doesn’t let it faze him and knocks down McGuiness with two strong shin kicks to the legs. When he gets up he gives those two kicks right back to Cummings, but he defends them well. At the thirty second mark Cummings receives two flying knees to the face and is saved by the bell giving his one minute to quickly recover from those blows. The crowd is going crazy by the time the second round begins and the fighters feed off this energy really going for blood. McGuiness uses his longer legs to force Cummings to the ropes with his a front kick. Both look very relaxed and are not breathing heavy, Cummings throws a shin kick to McGuiness’s body which is sadly blocked. While both fighters are still going strong Cummings early cut is slowly getting worse from the repeated hits and is dripping blood. It is toward the end of the second round that Cummings is hit with another punch to the head followed by another knee to the head and he falls to the canvas! At two minutes and thirty three seconds into the second round McGuiness is the winner by a KO.
Muay Thai Fights – Shin Do Kumate XVI Pay Per View Fight Highlights
Excited to announce that MKM Knockout Promotions has partnered with well known company to produce documentary fight series and backstory of Shin Do Kumate Strykerz pro fighters to be aired and distributed on Strykerz TV and other Pay Per View channels and cable operators in global markets.
One of our programs will be about the strength, courage, determination, and discipline that it takes to become a Shin Do Kumate Strykerz Pro fighter. This show will explain the background of our Pro fighters and what it took for them to achieve their goals. It will go in-depth on their ideals, life stories, and how some of our fighters fight for children.
Our other show will cover about the story behind Muay Thai (the art of 8 limbs), and how this art can benefit and improve your life in the ring and out the ring. This show will featured known martial artist and art of 8 limbs practitioner as Master Mehrdad and others while they cover the philosophy behind the art and the benefits of learning or mastering it.
Our productions will also features live broadcasting of Shin Do Kumate fighting events and per-recorded broadcast of our bouts. Stay tune for more information.