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Full Metal Dojo 2 rocks Phuket (PHOTOS)

The sounds of punishing strikes and the cheering crowd was at a fever pitch last Saturday (August 23) at the Full Metal Dojo 2 show in Patong.

By Jean-Pierre Mestanza

Monday 25 August 2014, 12:44PM

The young promotion, which held their second ever show at Seduction Nightclub on Bangla Road, saw an eight-fight main card that featured a historic Thai-against-Thai women's MMA bout in addition to the litany of international competitors.

Afghani fighter Baz Mohammad Mubariz (4-2) walked away with a decision victory over Kristoffer “Creepy” Persson (2-4) in the co-main event bout. Persson was left bloodied with a bandage over his right eye due to the Mubariz's relentless attack on the ground.

History was made as well, with the first ever all-Thai professional female bout having taken place for the first time in Thailand. Suwanon “Pocket Rocket” Boonsorn defeated Kaejai Prachumwong in the second round.

Despite both fighters' experience in Muay Thai, Suwanon won the bout via submission (armbar).

“That was something that was super unexpected. She pulled it off so cleanly that her opponent's arm popped and it was let go, proving once again that [Brazilian Jiu Jitsu] is making its way into Thailand MMA,” FMD organiser Jon Nutt said.

France's Jason Ponet (10-8) took care of Dylan Fussell (2-1) in the first round after a vicious striking barrage that opened up a large gash on the American's forehead. Still, Fussell took on the fight on just four hours notice after the original competitor – Finish fighter Glenn Sparv – had to pull out due to an undisclosed illness.

Michael Dubois, fighting out of Phuket's Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, defeated Filipino fighter Trestle Tan in under 30 seconds. The win was the first in Dubois' young career (this was his second ever pro fight), after he lost two months ago in the inaugural FMD show in which he took on the fight last minute.

The island has steadily grown over the years as a haven for combat athletes, specifically mixed martial artists. Full Metal Dojo 2 is the natural extension of that growth and has featured several Phuket-based fighters. The next show, however, will take place in either Bangkok or Pattaya this October as the promotion gathers steam as a touring MMA event.

Still, the event brought out several heavy hitters in the Thailand combat scene, including ONE FC fighter Adam Kayoom and Kru Toy Sityodtong – owner of Sityodtong Muay Thai in Pattaya and the most well-known trainer/gym owner in Thailand.

“Not only does [Kru Toy] come from a camp that has more Lumpinee champions, he's fully on board with MMA. He realises that Muay Thai is Muay Thai and MMA is MMA, it's all combat sports. This will all help in educating people in combat sports.

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Full Results:

1) Jason Ponet (10-8) defeats Dylan Fussell (2-1) – Round 1, Stoppage

2) Baz Mohammad Mubariz (4-2) defeats Kristoffer Persson (2-4) – Round 3, Unanimous Decision

3) Michael Dubois (1-1) defeats Trestle Tan (2-3-1 NC) – Round 1, TKO Stoppage

4) Chatmongkohn “Noom” Simma defeats Supat Senapol – Round 1, Stoppage

5) Kichong Tran defeats Kritsada Kongsrichai – Round 2 submission (Rear naked choke)

6) Suwanon “Pocket Rocket” Boonsorn defeats Kaewjai Prachumwong – Round 2 Submission (Armbar)

7) Takuro Nishimura defeats Detchadin “Phetsingkorn” Sornsirisupathin – Round 3 Submission

8) Jeremy Dichiara defeats Saeed Yousefi Ramandi – Round 1, TKO stoppage




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