Shin Do Kumate XV – Amy Davis (Won by TKO) vs. Denise Mellor
Amy Davis from Idaho Falls, ID fought a good fight against Denise Mellor of England. Both fighters came in strong. Denise took an elbow from Amy and Denise’s trainer made the decision to stop the fight giving Amy the win by TKO. Denise fought this bout with a knee injury she incurred during training, but still fought very well and gave it her all. This was a great fight with great technique and a good match. We look forward to seeing these two fighters again for a rematch in 2009.
Shin Do Kumate XV – Aaron Castellvi vs. Justin Greskiewicz (Won by Desion)
The bout between Aaron Castellvi and Justin Greskiewicz was the only fight that went the distance the whole night. This was a chest match between two fighters and they both brought a lot of great Muay Thai skills to the ring. There were great exchanges throughout all three rounds and Justin executed some great sweeps. The win was given to Justin Greskiewicz by decision.
Shin Do Kumate XV – Shane Wiggand vs. Ali Tareh
Shane Wiggand and Ali Tareh brought a very unique fight to Shin Do Kumaté because Ali comes from a more Martial Arts background with the last few years competing in professional boxing matches. Shane has a Muay Thai background and although he originally fought MMA, his passion went towards Muay Thai and he spent some time training in Thailand. Round one started out with Ali leading using his boxing skills throughout the round and he took Shane down with a spinning back hand followed by a strong right punch, but Shane beat the count. In the second round Shane managed to close the gap and came in strong delivering a lot of hard and flying knees to the head. The referee stopped the fight due to a big gash above Ali’s eye giving Shane the win by TKO.
Shin Do Kumate XV – Simon Marcus (Won By TKO) vs. Aaron Meisner
Simon Marcus has a strong Muay Thai training regimen and we knew he was going to use every skill and technique he could against his opponent. Aaron Meisner has more of an MMA background than Muay Thai and was featured on the Ultimate Fighter reality series. Both fighters started strong, but Simon dominated the fight with his combination elbow strikes and finished the fight in the second round giving him the win by TKO, as Aaron was unable to continue. Both fighters demonstrated an exciting bout.
Shin Do Kumate XV – Clifton Brown (Won by TKO) vs. Stephen Richards
This main event featured Clifton Brown, a world champion from Toronto, Canada against Stephen Richards from Atlanta, Georgia. Clifton was originally matched to fight Tofan Pirani of Sweden, but Tofan contacted MKM 7 days before the fight stating he injured his shin during training. In a scramble to find Clifton a new opponent, Stephen Richards stepped up to the plate. Stephen is a very good Boxer and Muay Thai fighter and beat Sean Yarbrough of Las Vegas in a prior match. Both Clifton and Stephen came in strong and fought well against each other, but Clifton through his famous elbow strike that landed on the side of Stephen’s head causing a big cut on his ear, which ended the fight giving Clifton the win by first round TKO. Clifton Brown is a true Champion and Stephen Richards is a true warrior for taking this fight last minute and we look forward to seeing
both fighters again in 2009.