Sorry with the slow update on this major card, I’m sure you all know what happened with Somrak by now. I still can’t find all the fights, none of the usually sources seem to have them all up yet, they keep coming in bit by bit. Still no Sam- A, Penek or Tingtong yet!!!!! I’ll post them all as I find them, this card deserves to be in full, it was a great night of top tier MT with almost every bout qualifying for a main event.
Rotnarong Teedet99 vs Kanokrat Sot Tienpho
This matchup is insane if you consider both guys are over 50, old enough to be most posters on this forums dads!!!!!! These guys had fought multiple times in their heyday back to do it all over again for 2 million baht winner takes all bout. What a display all things considered, their fitness levels may have betrayed them but some quality kicking skills on display, amazing how the timing and distancing was all still there to such a high degree!!
vs Sam-D Petyindee Academy
(Lumpinee Light Flyweight Belt)
Superlek Wor Sangprapai
vs Saengmanee Sor Tenpho
(Lumpinee Super Flyweight Belt)
I enjoyed this bout, Superlek had to change game plans a couple of times to take control. It started out as a classic Southy vs Orthodox bout with lots of quality mid level kicking at range, but it was too even with possibly Saengmanee having a tiny edge with is quality teep. In the 3rd Superlek changed all that by turning it into a clinching knee fest, he was too strong for Saengmanee in the clinch and that’s what ultimately won it for him. That meant Superlek could now back off a bit as he knew Saengmanee now had to come forward and take risks in the 5th which made easy pickings for Superlek’s quality right kick to the body which is always very easy to land on a southy’s exposed and “open” left side. Enjoyed it.
Tingthong Chot Koiyuuhaaisuzu
vs Nongbia Chokngarmwong
(Lumpinee Super Bantamweight Belt)
vs Petpanomrung Wor Sangprapai
(Lumpinee Featherweight Belt)
vs Pokkaew Fonjaengchonburi
(Thailand Featherweight Belt)
Nong-O Gaiyanghaadaogym vs Yodwicha Por Boonsit
I really like Nong O, I love his striking at range he puts kicks and punches together nicely, but he suffered physically in this one against the taller but less talented knee specialist. The clip is so short, so it’s hard to get a good gauge on the fight, but I’m guessing Yod started to take over in the 3rd by grinding Nong down by pulling him into the clinch with relentless knees leaving no room for Nong to get his kicks and punches off. Being a shorter man in the clinch against a tough knee specialist is super exhausting and Nong looked ****ed in that last round.
Petboonchu FA Group
vs Diesellek Udonmuang
(Thailand Lightweight Belt)
Knee war!!!!! What a good fight, had a lot of venom in it. Petboonchu was just too strong, too big and too relentless , although credit to the quality Diesellek for bring serious fire to make it a good fight.
vs Mongkolchai Petsuphapaan
Now that was a war!!!! A lot of fire in this one, both guys are from the same town. Talk about beauty and the beast, Mongkolchai is a beautiful striker when given space and we all know about Sagetdao’s effective, awkward & ruffhouse but horribly ugly clinching. It’s amazing how everyone on the MT world knows what Sagetdao is gonna do but no matter what it seems impossible to stop him. You can be guaranteed by round 5 of any fight Sagetdao will have you in a clinch and you ribs will be mush! It started out looking like the very strong Mongkolchai may actually get to Sagetdao and do the unthinkable of stopping him but then Sagetdao flipped the switch. Relentless, relentless relentless. It’s a word I use a lot with Thais but I think Sagetdao is near the top of the list for relentless fighters, boy can he take some punishment and just shake it off. A super tough, super conditioned knee specialist has to be any fighter’s darkest nightmare.
vs Wanchalerm Udonmuang
(Lumpinee Lightweight Belt)
So Singdam wins again in the rubber, (I think Wanchalerm won the first?). Good fight, I like both these guys a lot, it’s just a shame the way they edit some of these fights, and it makes it really hard to get the gauge on how much Singdam may or may not have dominated or how close it may have been until the 5th. The other rounds must have been pretty action packed as Wanchalerm looked totally ****ed in the 5th and was trying to catch massively.
vs Jomhod Kiatadisak
What can we say other than all hail “The King of the Ring “! Jomhod totally handed Somluck his arse on a plate! Jomhod in the Thai media and most western MT fans minds was the underdog, but why! As I mentioned previously I was hoping for a Jomhod win being a southerner and all, but when you look at it with hindsight why the **** was he ever an underdog!?!? He’s achieved 10 times more than Somluck in an MT ring he’s never really stopped fighting since the 90s and in true Bernard Hopkins style lives the life, I don’t think I’ve ever seen him out of shape. Typically, you can tell Somluck didn’t train too hard for this one and was in shit shape, arrogantly thinking his “natural fighting skills” would see him through. I love at the start of the 4th the commentators said ” Somluck looks like a gold fish the way he’s blowing!”, he had nothing from about the 2nd on, what a terrible showing whereas, what a warrior Jomhod showed himself to still be after all these years, I reckon he’d have still dominated a fully fit Somluck to. He literally didn’t get anything of in the 4th and 5th I think he saw the way Buakaw destroyed Jomhod and thought he could do the same especially as he reckons he can beat Buakaw “easily” LOL , wonder what’ll happen with that fight now!
I’ve always had a soft spot for Jomhod since he fought in Europe in the 90s and I loved the way he charged forward with real “Southern” fire and made it look easy! He’s a top Thai ATG no question about it. I really reckon he was well motivated for that 4 million baht; it’ll make a bigger impact in Jomhod’s life than Somluck’s so I’m happy for him. What happens now with Somluck’s 5 fight deal….he was calling out Khem, Buakaw, Sudaksorn…..yeah right! I’d rather see Jomhod give those boys ago if bouts like this are gonna happen. JCVD may just happen now, he was in Somluck’s corner on the night by the way………
All that being said still I'm a massive Somluck fan.