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Here are the event results and photos from the fights at Bangkok Fight Night VII. Photography credits Alex Chu
Amateur Muay Thai | 145lbs Darius Crowley vs. Ian Tosayanon | Crowley wins by KO in 1:59 of R3
Amateur Muay Thai | 154lbs Jonathan Beam vs. Demonte McQueen | Beam wins by Unanimous Decision
Amateur MMA | 225lbs Dexter “Bolo” Carthon vs. Curtis Smith | Carthon wins by KO in :25 of R1
Amateur Muay Thai | 145lbs Robel Kebede vs. Jeremy Barrett | Barrett wins by Unanimous Decision
Amateur MMA | 155lbs Gui Cury vs. Walter Cordeiro | Cordeiro wins by Unanimous Decision
Amateur Muay Thai | 154lbs Eric Castro vs. John Garcia | Castro wins by Unanimous Decision
Amateur Muay Thai | 154lbs Josh Glover vs. Jeromy Murphy | Glover wins by Unanimous Decision
PRO Muay Thai | 180lbs Mike Maniaci vs. Steve Hall | Hall wins by KO @ 1:16 of R1
PRO Muay Thai | 200lbs Devan Plaisance vs. Clint Hester | Hester wins by KO @ 2:38 of R1
PRO MMA | 195lbs Warren Thompson vs. Dave Vitkay | Fight ends in a Draw
Khunpon, Russian Standard and Iron Clutch Fitness will be putting on another great night of Professional MMA and Muay Thai fights in downtown Atlanta on August 21st. We will post the fight card along with more information as soon as it becomes available. For now mark your calendars and get your tickets here. http://www.bangkokfightnight.com/tickets
Bangkok Fight Night will be putting on another awesome night of Muay Thai and MMA fights on Saturday, May 15th. The event will go down at the Gwinnett Convention Center and is sure to bring fireworks with some great fights. Atlanta brawler Clint Hester will take to the cage along with Warren Thompson who was recently featured on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter.
The current fight card is listed below and tickets are available at bangkokfightnight.com for $32, $42, $52, and $62
PRO Warren Thompson vs Brian Meginnis 205 lbs
PRO Anthony Nieves vs Alex Berrios 170 lbs
PRO Clint Hester vs Kevin Brooks 202 lbs
PRO Eddie Walker vs Dymond Jones 185 lbs
PRO Stephen Ledbetter vs Randolph Cole 145 lbs
PRO Ryan Peace vs Robert Blake 158 lbs
PRO Donovan Craige vs Ronnie Roger 170 lbs
AM Moe Travis vs Allison Strokes 118 lbs
AM Colleen Louima vs Carolina Cawthorn 125 lbs
AM Rachel Seltzer vs Maddie 126 lbs
AM LJ Jones vs Chris Luis 205 lbs
AM Steele McCall vs TBA 170 lbs
AM Michael Graves vs Jabril Mohammad 180 lbs
NextMMAFighter.com is coming to you with live coverage once again. We are at Center Stage in Atlanta, Ga for some Muay Thai and MMA action.
This sold out crowd is active and very excited to be here. The crowd is packed at one of my favorite venues in Atlanta. Romeo, the announcer, is one of the funniest, charismatic announcers we’ve seen. Khunpon of Bangkok Fight Night does a really great job with his promotion.
Wayne Barrett 185lbs vs. Jessie Williams 182.5lbs – Ammy Muay Thai – 185lbs
2 very strong competitors meet in the middle and trade some leg and push kicks. Jesse is throwing the stiffer kicks but Wayne finds success with a flurry of punches. Wayne tries to keep out of range of Jesse’s kicks but Jesse stalks him. Wayne is using a counter strategy and it seems to be working. Jesse is unable to mount an offense as Wayne eludes him. Wayne counters a push kick with some body blows and they clinch. Wayne disengages with a few punches, a 1-2 that land clean. Jesse comes after Wayne but can’t seem to land anything when Wayne rocks Jesse with a flurry of punches. Jesse survives the 8-count and the round ends.
Second round Wayne uses some leg kicks to topple Jesse twice early in the round. Jesse comes forward and Wayne assaults him with severe body blows that knock Jesse down. Jesse gets up only to be knocked down soon after. Jesse is resilient and keeps pushing the action but Wayne turns the heat up and lands another big flurry of punches to finish Jesse.
Wayne Barrett def. Jessie Williams by KO in rd. 2
Daniel Lamb 150lbs vs. Rubel Kadede 148lbs – Ammy MMA – 150lbs
Rubel presents as a striker and lands a jab and kick early in the round. Daniel comes back with a head kick that lands but Rubel is able to step back and recover. The fighters trade a series of punches and kicks when Daniel gets Rubel into the corner and executes a takedown. Daniel works some body blows from within Rubel’s guard but is unable to pass or do any significant damage. Rubel is able to get up when Daniel backs off. Rubel suffered a big cut under the right eye during the takedown and is impaired somewhat. Daniel is relentless and comes after Rubel on the feet. Daniel shoots another takedown but Rubel catches him in a front headlock and time runs out.
Round 2 Daniel comes in with wild looping punches and Rubel gets him in a clinch and sends some knees. Rubel attempts a guillotine but Daniel defends and they stand. Daniel comes back at him but Rubel catches him in the clinch again. Daniel goes down for a double and is able to secure the takedown. they scramble, Daniel ends on to and quickly works for an armbar. Rubel turns his bod and is able to defend only to be put in a triangle. The work in that position for sometime until Ruble escapes. Now with Rubel in Daniel’s guard, Rubel works to pass. He gets into half guard before the time runs out.
Round 3 begins with Daniel swinging for the fences. Daniel lands a good left hook tot he injured eye of Rubel and Rubel is stunned. Daniel delivers a few more combinations to the area and Rubel drops, he recovers from the 8-count and they go back to punches. Daniel takes a straight right and begins retreating from the action while Rubel pursues him with a flying knee and a 1-2-3 combo. Daniel drops for a takedown and is able to work to half guard. Rubel sweeps and takes his back to deliver body blows until the round ends.
Daniel Lamb def. Rubel Kadede by unan. decision at the end of rd. 3
Rachel Seltzer 125lbs vs. Allison Stokes 122.5lbs – Ammy Muay Thai – 125lbs
Rachel comes out with a body kick and clinches quick to deliver some knees. Rachel is smothering Allison with kicks and punches and locks her in a clinch again until separated. Allison is unable to land anything significant while Rachel continues her barrage of strikes to the body and head. Rachel seems to slow down toward the end of the round but still delivers stiff punches and kicks. Allison also tires from the continued punishment and the round ends.
Round 2 Rachel lands some good punches but Allison won’t go down without a fight Allison creates some space and throws some push kicks that keep the distnace. Rachel is able to get close with some punch combos and clinch again. Allison attempt some knees of her own but is losing in the exchange. After being separated from a clinch Rachel is able to deliver some more punches. The round ends with the action following the same formula.
Round 3 Rachel dominates the standup some more with punch combos that rock Allison,… i’m being assaulted by a drunk woman from he first row that is calling for knockouts and touching me a lot. i’m having a terrible time trying to follow the fight. Rachel is a cardio machine, though and the pace barely slows up. The 3rd round ends with, what I find out is her mother, almost yaking on me.
Rachel Seltzer def Allison Stokes by unan. decision at the end of rd. 3
Paul Gabelman 205lbs vs. Daniel Norton 207lbs – Ammy MMA – 205lbs
Daniel throws a 1-2 early and Paul gets a body lock. Daniel gets a body lock but Daniel is able to stay upright. Upon disengaging Daniel sends a few shots his way and Paul comes back at him for a clinch and another take down. Daniel works him to the ropes and defends from the takedown. They get clear of each other and Daniel takes one to the nuts, hard. They get back into it and Daniel uses his reach to stick with jabs until Paul closes the distance and get the body lock again. Daniel gets over-under and moves him tot he turnbuckle. They clear again and trade a left. Paul goes back to the body for a takedown but Daniel’s defense is exceptional. Paul drops for absingle but is still unable to take Daniel down. Daniel pushes Paul down for a guillotine attempt but is unable to finish before the round ends.
Paul RUNS at Daniel and tries a Daniel meets him with a superman punch. LIKE A SKY DUEL, these guys barely miss each other and they get back to grappling. Paul was able to get Daniel to his knees but rose quickly. DaniePaul’s chin proves tough as Daniel hits him with 1-2 combos. Paul abandons the takedown game and stands with Daniel. After takeing a few more shots from Daniel, Paul autopilots to the takedown game. Daniel is able to defend and they get to square. Daniel keeps scoring the 1-2 and Paul continues have trouble with the takedowns.
Round 3 Paul comes in with some inside leg kicks and on the 3rd one shots for the takedown. Daniel uses the ropes and ring to his advantage and stays standing. They trade some knees int he clinch and Paul drops low for the single. Paul gets him up really high and they slam to the mat. Daniel is able to stand after some posturing. They stymie in the clinch and are separated. Paul gets back to the clinch and is able to secure a takedown late in the 3rd just as time expires.
Daniel Norton def Paul Gabelmen by split decision at the end of rd. 3
Eric Castro 155lbs vs. Serge Grubnyak 155lbs – Ammy Muay Thai – 155lbs
Serge sets up a big 112 with some leg kicks and seems to rock Eric early. They trade a number of big shots and clinch up. The ref separates them but it is already looking like a war. Eric is a powerful striker sending big shots but Serge is quick and accurate. Eric drops his left hand on the kicks and Serge is countering with a big overhand right each time and if finds a home. Eric wavers in but his chin stays strong. They trade a few more and the round ends.
Round 2 Serge uses a right leg kick to right straight combo to close distance. Eric appears much stronger int he clinch but is unable to do any damage as Serge stays really tight in the clinch. For the 3rd time now, Serge was able to catch one of Eric’s kicks but didn’t do much with it. Serge has landed a few significant right body kicks and it looks to be taking a toll. Eric is frustrated with being unable to mount a significant offense and is shows when he walks back to his corner after the round.
Round 3 Serge continues to surgically attack the left side of Eric’s face. After several punches and kicks to the right side, Eric feints another right kick to the body and throws a spinning backfist to counter Serge’s counter, it lands great and Serge is stunned momentarily. He regains his composure quickly and comes at him with a series of punches that leave Eric rocked but standing as the round comes to a close.
Serge Grubnyak def. Eric Castro by unan. decision at the end of the 3rd rd.
Victoria Trueb 126lbs vs. Colleen Louima 125.5lbs – Ammy Muay Thai – 125lbs
Victoria has a dominating reach and throws some jabs and body kicks to keep range. Colleen is tenacios and can take punishment she gets in close and throws leg kicks to knock Victoria down. Colleen has to pick her spots because the range but is finding some success with overhand shots. IOn the clinch Victoria uses her height to throws some good knees. Victoria works to keep her distance and throw kicks form the outside. Collen has been dropping her head when she comes in and Victoria delivers a good knee when she approaches. Victoria finishes the round with a flurry that lands a few solid punches.
Round 2 Victoria throws her punches form range and attacks the body with kicks. Back in a clinch Victoria throws more knees and they separate. Victoria misses with a kick and Colleen closes. they work in the clinch and colleen gets a few shots in. When they separate Victoria throws some jabs and when colleen approaches eats a big knee that stuns her pretty good. Colleen is reticent to engage the rest of the round and Victoria takes shots from the outside until the round expires.
Round 3 Victoria maintains her distance with the body kicks and drops a right punch to follow up. Colleen starts throwing a count leg kick when Victoria’s body kick comes in and knocks her down. Victoria lands another knee when Colleen approaches. Colleen’s strength is wavering but is still on the attack. Now both fighters appear pretty gassed. They finish the round in a clinch that nearly sends them both out of the ring.
Victoria Trueb def. Colleen Louima by unan. decision at the end of the 3rd rd.
Clint Hester 187lbs vs. Roger Carroll 185lbs – Pro MMA – 185lbs
Fight starts quick with Clint coming out to throw a few punches, Roger uses every opportunity to go for a takedown but Clint maintains his composure and his balance. Clint is able to stay standing until they get wrapped up in the corner and is finally taken down. Once on the ground, Roger passes the guard and is able to secure the mount. Clint does a good job of not taking any damage and bucks to escape but gives up an arm that Roger takes advantage of. Roger sinks in a tight armbar and Clint taps quickly.
Roger Carroll def Clint Hester by sub. (armbar) in rd. 1
Stephen Richards 176lbs (4lbs over scheduled weight) vs. Alex Barrios 172.5lbs (.5lb over weight. an agreement was reached at the weigh-ins) – Pro Muay Thai – 170lbs
Alex starts with some pretty stiff kicks. He attacks mostly the legs and chest. Stephen is able to catch one and throw a good punch combo. They get to a clinch and are about even in the exchanges there After disengaging Alex throws a head kicks that is a glancing blow. Alex gets back in a clinch and works some knees and elbows to throw Stephen off, some of the strikes have stunned Stephen. Alex pursues him and lands some punches and kicks but can’t finish him. The round comes to a close.
Round 2 Alex throws a kick that’s caught but still delivers some heavy blows to the head of Stephen. Alex weathers a few shots but is maintaining the upper hand in the fight winning most of the exchanges. Stephen begins breathing through the mouth and Alex continues ti pick him apart. Stephen is able to land a solid right that slows Alex down momentarily and follows up with a knee and punch attack that land solidly. Alex looks unfazed but they must be taking their toll. Alex eats 2 more big punches form Stephen and is wearing down. Stephen builds momentum with the landed strikes but is too tired to finish.
Round 3 Stephen comes out on the offensive and throws a few push kicks to wear Alex down further. Alex lands a few body kicks but Stephen is mustering some power shots. Stephen looks to be saving a big right hand but Alex keeps up the offensive. Stephen unleashes that right hand and drops Alex. Alex gets back up and they go back at it. Alex scores some with jabs and body kicks but Stephen hits a big punch again. The 3rd round ends with Alex hitting a few jabs.
Round 4 Alex catches a straight kick and throws a big right hand that Stephen weathers. Both fighters are letting it go in this round with strong punches and kicks. Alex lands a solid leg kick and after another exchange is able to score a takedown. Alex is keeping a pretty open guard and using elbows for power shots now. Alex is losing more and more of the exchanges and favors the kicks from the outside now. Stephen lands a solid right, even from range. The round expires. Great fight.
Stephen Richards def. Alex Barrios by unan. decision at the end of the 4th round.
Tim Stout 172lbs vs. Phillip Wyman 170lbs – Pro MMA – 170lbs
Pillip is the agressor early on with some leg and body kicks. Tim is charging up and throwing all of his punches with bad intentions. Tim is looking for s one-shot ko here. Tim unleashes a strong leg kick and 12 combo. Tim is noticeably stronger than Phillip and pushes him against he corner while manipulatin the arms and neck. Phillip escapes and drives into Tim for a takedown and Tim immediately sweeps to top position in Phillips guard. Tim works some GnP from Phillip’s guard, picking his punches and delivering big elbows. After a few shots he’s able to pass to half-guard. Tim postures up for a big shot and Phillip is able to get his guard back. When Tim goes for an armbar, Phillip stands. Phillip lands a left and shoots the takedown. He knocks Tim down and eats an upkick on the way in. They scramble and end the round reaching for leg locks on each other.
Begging the 2nd round. After a few missed shots the fighters clinch and some knees are exchanged. Tim pushes forward and trips for a takedown. Tim is able to pass into side control and subsequently loses it to half-guard and then full guard. Phillip is unable to do any damage from the bottom but Tim is still able to land some shots from the guard. The ref stands them up from inactivity and they get to standing and trading. Tim slips form a kick and Phillip gets into Tim’s guard. Phillip is unable to pass and stands after a time attempts a sub. They get to standing and Tim is starting to tire. they miss some shots and Tim shoots for a takedown that lands him in Phillip’s guard.
3rd round Tim goes back to throwing strong punches and kicks until he shoots a takedown. Tim lands in Phillip’s guard once again and lands the occasional shot. He works like this for a minute or two and leaves his neck exposed. Phillip immediately sits up and attempts a guillotine. Both fighters are extremely tired and Phillip releases the guillotine. They are stood up eventually and Tim finds a huge right, Phillip is bloody and stunned. Tim gets him to the ground and moves from a front headlock to side control while Phillip is turtled to drop some heavy hammer fists as the round expires.
Tim Stout def Phillip Wyman by unan. decision at the end of rd. 3
Bobby Peavler 260lbs vs. Kenny Segar 259lbs – Pro MMA – 265lbs
Both fighters come out and look to trade shots for a bit until Bobby comes in to clinch up. Bobby gets an over under and takes Kenny to the ground. Bobby shows composure and a lot of experience on the ground and quickly passes to half guard and then almost to mount when Kenny goes to give up the back Bobby attacks an arm for a kimura. He steps over the head for leverage and sinks it in. Kenny refused to tap and I hear a snap, crackle, pop from the ringside table. Kenny taps in agony.
Bobby Peavler def. Kenny Segar by sub. (kimura) in rd. 1
That’s all for us here at Bangkok Fight Night V in Atlanta, Ga. We’ll see you next time.
We are happy to once again be in attendance for Bangkok Fight Night which goes down this Saturday in Atlanta. This is an MMA and Muay Thai hybrid event that features some heavy hitting MMA stars of in the Atlanta area including previously featured fighters Tim Stout and Clint Hester.
If you are in the area on Friday night, Bangkok Boxing will be hosting the weighins for the fight which are open to the public. The gym is located at Adrenaline Wellness Health Club 5251 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341. The weighins will take place from 5-7 pm
NextMMAFighter will be cageside on Friday Night to cover another great card of MMA presented by Sin City Fight Night. Highlighting the event is 2 fights that will decide the finals of the Redline Grand Prix Tournament. This is a mini tournament that started with 8 fighters and is now down to 4. The main event is the one everyone will be talking about as two Atlanta area fan favorites Clint Hester and Douglas Lima will do battle for a spot in the Finals.
The confirmed fights are listed below
Steele Mccall vs. Heath Repp
Dusty McKown vs. Mike Alvarado
Spencer Johnson vs. Andre Caminera
Chris McNally vs. Jeremy Wallace
Cale Yarborough vs. Bernard Rutherford
REDLINE 185 GRAND PRIX
Cortez Coleman vs. George Lockhart
Douglas Lima vs. Clint Hester
If you are in the Atlanta area or can make the drive, come out and enjoy the fights. These guys put on a great show and we know its going to be an awesome night of fights. For more information visit Sin City Fight Club and for a direct link to the tickets page, hit this link. http://www.sincityfightclub.com/tickets.html
Clint Hester is an absolutely electric fighter that I have had the pleasure to watch fight in person twice. He brings some serious standup to the cage and is currently undefeated in his MMA Career. He will look to get one step closer to winning the Redline Grand Prix when he steps into the cage on Friday night at Sin City Fight Night. We got a chance to speak with him as he makes his final preparations for his big fight.
NextMMAFighter : Thanks for taking the time to talk with us Clint. It’s only a few days until your fight now, what are your last minute preparations and or superstitions you follow for a big fight.
Clint Hester : I just relax and think about different ways the fight can go and how I will react to each situation.
NextMMAFighter : Your opponent is Douglas Lima, who you have had a chance to watch fight quite often because he is also a Atlanta area fighter. How do you think this helps you gameplan for this bout?
Clint Hester : Well, he has been at 170, so I had no clue that I would ever get a chance to fight him. But I have seen him fight a couple times and he has a lot of talent.
NextMMAFighter : You are competing in the Redline Grand Prix which is a tournament that will result in a $10,000 grand prize. Do you use the grand prize as motivation for the fight or is it just another day at the office for you?
Clint Hester : This is my career, so I am fighting for the money. But it’s what I love to do, so I would not trade my career in for any other in the world.
NextMMAFighter : In the first round you defeated Aaron “Tex” Johnson who is a great fighter and a guy you know as we could see when you squared up before your last fight. Is it difficult to fight someone that you consider as a friend and or former training partner?
Clint Hester : Man, when you step in the cage and it has to do with my future. I’m always coming hard, whoever the opponent, we can go party together afterwards.
NextMMAFighter : As an undefeated fighter you have yet to taste defeat. Many veteran fighters say there’s alot to gain from a loss. Do you believe this to be true?
Clint Hester : It is very true that you learn more from a loss than you do from a win. I know what it feels like to lose in combat sports, so that has helped me with my MMA career.
NextMMAFighter : As a professional fighter who fights out of X3 where you are also an instructor, how does it help you as a fighter to teach others.
Clint Hester : When you’re teaching others you get a much better understanding of why you make the moves you make. Anyone can learn how to throw a simple jab-cross but you have to know why you throw the jab-cross to be a great fighter
NextMMAFighter : In Mixed Martial Arts, having the tools of many fighting styles at your disposal is important. What parts of your game are you looking to get better at to become a more complete fighter.
Clint Hester : I need to improve on all of my game, some parts more than others, but I have a lot of room to grow. From my ground to my stand up, I have a lot of experience to gain.
NextMMAFighter : Who are some of your favorite fighters, past or present and why?
Clint Hester : I love watching Urijah Faber and Floyd Mayweather because they train hard, are smart fighters, and, no matter who they fight, they train like it’s their last fight.
NextMMAFighter : What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the ring when you aren’t training?
Clint Hester : I love music. I work with with a group of artists who are up and coming in the music game. I also love teaching the kids in my sports training classes and youth boxing classes at X3 Sports.
NextMMAFighter : We wish you the best of luck on Friday night and know you will be well supported by X3. In closing, is there anyone else you would like to thank?
Clint Hester : I want to thank X3 Sports, Tony Tucci, Ranieri Paiva, Mike Littrel, Megan Swartzlander, all of my training partners who have pushed and helped me to get ready. I couldn’t do this without all of the people who support me in whatever I do.
Best of luck on Friday Clint, it’s going to be a great fight! For tickets to see Clint fight on Friday night in Atlanta, you can get them here. http://www.sincityfightclub.com/tickets.html
So these guys have apparently been doing fights for a little while now. But since I’m new in the game of covering local fights, I haven’t heard much of them.
Their intermission left a bit to be desired, including a movie one of their sponsors was pimping called Lynch Mob, which boasted the tagline “If you see only one mafia cannibal zombie movie this year, make sure its LYNCH MOB.” During a break in the fights, they showed the preview 14 times in a row to make sure everyone understood how ridiculous it was.
Think I’m bullshitting? Well then you don’t know me well enough to realize that I seriously could not make this shit up.
As for the fights, there were plenty of quick finishes and fighters that we are going to be looking out for. Warren Thompson continued his winning ways and finished another fight by submission in the first round thus improving his record to 3-0. Ururahy Rodrigues won again and this guy is an absolute killer from what we have seen so far. I have been able to witness both of his fights as a pro and tonight’s finish in under 1 minute brings his career fight time to 56 seconds through 2 fights. There isn’t much more to say besides we are going to keep a close on on Ururahy’s progression and look to feature him before his next pro bout.
Clint Hester is a local Atlanta fighter that was taking on Roberto Traven trained and BET Iron Ring winner Dymond Jones. This fight took place at a frenzied pace and both guys really left it all out there. Hester was more focused on the feet and used his striking power to knock down and eventually TKO Jones in the closing minutes of round 2. Hester advances his record to 2-0 and hes definitely a fighter to watch.
Aaron “Tex” Johnson deserves a mention not because we believe he is the Next big fighter in MMA, but because it is real clear that he gets in the cage to hurt people. We have now watched this guy armbar / try to break the shit out of his last opponents arm and Kneebar his opponent tonight in under a minute. I fear for Aaron Johnson being able to get a fight if he continues to destroy guys like this so just take it easy buddy. Also, you can interpret my above statements however you want, but the bottom like is we know this dude is crazy and I cant wait to see him fight again.
Official results of the event can be found below.
PROFESSIONAL BOUTS Fight scheduled for 3×5 minute rounds
Aaron Johnson Vs. CJ Haggerty | Johnson Wins by Submission (Knee Bar) 0:27 in the 1st round
Harris Norwood Vs. Marius Cujba | Cujba Wins by Submission (Ankle Lock) 4:33 in the 1st round
Ururahy Rodrigues Vs. David Curby | Rodrigues Wins by Submission (Guillotine Choke) 0:45 in the 1st round
Warren Thompson Vs. Josh Kreuger | Thompson Wins by Submission (Triangle Choke) 4:13 in the 1st round
Dymond Jones Vs. Clint Hester | Hester Wins by TKO/RSC 4:27 in the 2nd round