Sat ringside at the “biggest Muay Thai fight in the U.S.” at Commerce Casino. The event was put on by Stand Up Promotions to celebrate the King of Thailand’s Birthday.
There were 11 fights total, 2 of which were professional fights, where head gear and shin guards were absent, and elbow throws were present. Good times.
Of the two girl fights, the one with Marie “the Angry Korean” Kim (in pink) was the most entertaining. It was trouble for Cindy “Chun Li” Codero whenever they were separated; she got beat with a bunch of side kick/jab combinations.
this was another amateur fight where Victor Acosta knocked out Oscar Sanchez to win the MTAA National Belt. Sanchez’s chin was way too exposed, and it cost him.
my favorite fight of the night was the Pro Fight between Joe Schilling (black shorts) and Chaz Mulkey (red shorts). Both very scary looking guys. They were fighting at 165 lbs.
performing ram muay (ceremonial dance).
ripped and tatted up.
really wanted it to go all 5 rounds.
unfortunately, it wasn’t meant to be.
done in the 3rd. Mulkey got knocked down too many times. The ref called it. Still, it was a good fight.