Cambodia vs Thailand: Long La, Chinnakit Manolai fight at ‘Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok’

Chinnakit Manola, Jon Nutt, Long La
Chinnakit Manola, Jon Nutt, Long La

Cambodia and Thailand were represented at the most recent Full Metal Dojo event. The weigh-ins of the 18 mixed martial arts competing in the event titled “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” was hosted by the Clubhouse Sports Bar and Grill in Bangkok, Thailand on November 2, 2018.

Hosted by FMD founder Jon Nutt, the fight night took place at the Insanity Nightclub at Sukhumvit soi 11 in Bangkok on November 3, 2018. The fight card featured two amateur and six professional MMA matches and one celebrity e-sports contest.

In the fourth bout of the evening, Long La, 24, of Cambodia and Chinnakit Manolai, 21, of Thailand battled it out in the bantamweight division. It was the second professional MMA bout of the evening.

The referee put a stop to the bantamweight bout between Long and Chinnakit at 0:22 of Round 1. The Cambodian contender knocked out his Thai opponent.

By winning at “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok,” Long maintained his undefeated record. He now has 2 wins and 0 loss.

Long is training out of Cambodian Top Team in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He was the only Cambodian fighter who competed at “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok.”

On the other hand, Chinnakit is training out of Boxing King Muay Thai Gym in Khon Kaen, Isan, Thailand. He ade his professional MMA debut at “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” and now has 0 win and 1 loss.

Including Chinnakit, six fighters represented Thailand at “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok.” The other five were Sirirot “Prince Dragon” Silchaitan, Visarut Numnoi, “The Man” Jaktan Tangjan, Loma Lookboonmee and Suwanan Boonsorn.

In the co-main event of the evening, Loma and Suwanan competed for the FMD Women’s Atomweight Championship.

The latter submitted the latter via armbar at 2:06 of Round 1.

In the main event, Glenn “Teddy Bear” Sparv of Finland and Mehdi Bagheri of Malaysia competed for the FMD Middleweight Championship. The Finnish contender knocked out his Iranian opponent via head kick at 2:52 of Round 2.

Here are the official “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” results:

AMATEUR BOUTS

  1. Bantamweight: Sirirot “Prince Dragon” Silchaitan (Thailand) defeated Bryson Dean Collins (South Africa) via rear-naked submission at 1:56 of Round 2.
  2. Heavyweight: Stan “Pizdanuke” Tskitishvili (Ukraine) defeated “Malaysian Superboy” Azreel Izzal Al-Hadi (Malaysia) via technical knockout at 0:35 of Round 1.

PROFESSIONAL BOUTS

  1. Bantamweight: “The Beast” O Kay Gyi (Myanmar) defeated Visarut Numnoi (Thailand)  via technical knockout at 2:59 of Round 1.
  2. Bantamweight: Long La (Cambodia) defeated Chinnakit Manolai (Thailand) via knockout at 0:22 of Round 1.
  3. Bantamweight: “K.O.” Aung Kyaw Kyaw (Myanmar) defeated “The Man” Jaktan Tangjan (Thailand) via referee stoppage due to retirement at 3:00 of Round 2.
  4. Bantamweight: Javier “Honey Badger” Trujillo (USA) defeated Vinod “Cookie Monster” Greywal (Malaysia) via rear-naked submission at 4:24 of Round 1.
  5. Bantamweight: Javier “Honey Badger” Trujillo (USA) defeated Vinod “Cookie Monster” Greywal (Malaysia) via rear-naked submission at 4:24 of Round 1.
  6. E-sports: Peter Davis (Malaysia) defeated Nik “The Bloodhound” Harris (Malaysia) in a “Tekken 7” contest.

CO-MAIN EVENT

  1. FMD Women’s Atomweight Championship: “Pocket Rocket” Suwanan Boonsorn (Thailand) defeated Loma Lookboonmee (Thailand) via armbar submission at 2:06 of Round 1.

MAIN EVENT

  1. FMD Middleweight Championship: Glenn “Teddy Bear” Sparv (Finland/ Thailand) defeated Mehdi Bagheri (Iran, Malaysia) via knockout via head kick at 2:52 of Round 2.

Watch all the “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” bouts here:

Team Fight Fortress coach Ali Sultan praises Jeremy Pacatiw, Uloomi Karim’s sportsmanship

Ali Sultan, Uloomi Karim
Ali Sultan, Uloomi Karim

After three five-minute rounds, Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, of Kapangan, Benguet, Philippines defeated Uloomi “Kratos” Karim, 27, of Islamabad, Pakistan in the co-main event of “Brave 17.” The moments after the fight was what made the fight event more memorable.

“Brave 17” took place at the Nistar Sports Complex in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan on October 27, 2018. The 17th event of Bahrain-based mixed martial arts promotion Brave Combat Federation was the first ever global MMA event that took place in Pakistan.

Pacatiw and Karim are representing Team Lakay of Baguio City, Philippines and Team Fight Fortress in Islamabad, Pakistan, respectively. Upon being declared the winner of the “Brave 17” co-main event, the Team Lakay fighter took the opportunity to thank his opponent for the display of heart alongside each member of his opponent’s fight team and home country.

The spirit showcased by Pacatiw was reciprocated by Karim, who also praised the Team Lakay fighter and Brave CF. Team Fight Fortress founder and head coach Ali Sultan stated, “The bout is one of the most inspiring that we have witnessed.”

“It is one among the rarest bouts where two fighters give everything in the cage and the winner is the sport of MMA and the fight fans,” Sultan continued. “The bout will be remembered as one among those glorious moments that set off mixed martial arts into the heart of Pakistan.”

“With such initiatives, we believe the sport has a remarkable future,” the Team Fight Fortress coach added. “Also, the heart and sportsmanship displayed by both the fighters is an example for the MMA world to follow.”

The bantamweight fight between Pacatiw and Karim was one of the highlights of “Brave 17” as both fighters took the crowd to their feet with three rounds of intense action showcasing striking, grappling and wrestling between the two. What started as a dominant standup action in the first round dominated by Pacatiw made the audience feel that Karim would not go beyond the second round but the hometown hero came back strong to dominate the second round with an eye swollen shut.

The fight went to the third round showcasing intense back-and-forth action between the two warriors. In the end, the judges decided in favor of the Team Lakay fighter who gained the advantage.

Currently, Pacatiw holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 3 losses while Karim has 5 wins and 5 losses. Watch their full “Brave 17” bout here:

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Thailand vs Myanmar: Visarut Numnoi, O Kay Gyi fight at ‘Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok’ in Thailand

O Kay Gyi, Jon Nutt, Visarut Numnoi
O Kay Gyi, Jon Nutt, Visarut Numnoi

Ukraine and Malaysia were represented at the most recent Full Metal Dojo event. The weigh-ins of the 18 mixed martial arts competing in the event titled “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” was hosted by the Clubhouse Sports Bar and Grill in Bangkok, Thailand on November 2, 2018.

Hosted by FMD founder Jon Nutt, the fight night took place at the Insanity Nightclub at Sukhumvit soi 11 in Bangkok on November 3, 2018. The fight card featured two amateur and six professional MMA matches and one celebrity e-sports contest.

In the third bout of the evening, Visarut Numnoi of Thailand and “The Beast” O Kay Gyi of Myanmar. They competed in the bantamweight division.

The referee put a stop to the bantamweight bout between O and Visarut at 2:59 of Round 1. The Burmese contender defeated his Thai opponent via technical knockout.

“Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” marked the professional MMA debuts of O and Numnoi. Their match was the first professional MMA bout of the evening.

O is training out of Yangon Fight Club in Yangon, Myanmar. He and Aung Kyaw Kyaw were the only two fighters who represented Myanmar at “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok.”

Training out of WildCard MMA in Bangkok, Numnoi was one of the six Thai fighters who competed at titled “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok.” The other five were Sirirot Silchaitan, Chinnakit Manolai, “The Man” Jaktan Tangjan, Loma Lookboonmee and Suwanan Boonsorn.

In the co-main event of the evening, Loma and Suwanan competed for the FMD Women’s Atomweight Championship.

The latter submitted the latter via armbar at 2:06 of Round 1.

In the main event, Glenn “Teddy Bear” Sparv of Finland and Mehdi Bagheri of Malaysia competed for the FMD Middleweight Championship. The Finnish contender knocked out his Iranian opponent via head kick at 2:52 of Round 2.

Here are the official “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” results:

AMATEUR BOUTS

  1. Bantamweight: Sirirot “Prince Dragon” Silchaitan (Thailand) defeated Bryson Dean Collins (South Africa) via rear-naked submission at 1:56 of Round 2.
  2. Heavyweight: Stan “Pizdanuke” Tskitishvili (Ukraine) defeated “Malaysian Superboy” Azreel Izzal Al-Hadi (Malaysia) via technical knockout at 0:35 of Round 1.

PROFESSIONAL BOUTS

  1. Bantamweight: “The Beast” O Kay Gyi (Myanmar) defeated Visarut Numnoi (Thailand)  via technical knockout at 2:59 of Round 1.
  2. Bantamweight: Long La (Cambodia) defeated Chinnakit Manolai (Thailand) via knockout at 0:22 of Round 1.
  3. Bantamweight: “K.O.” Aung Kyaw Kyaw (Myanmar) defeated “The Man” Jaktan Tangjan (Thailand) via referee stoppage due to retirement at 3:00 of Round 2.
  4. Bantamweight: Javier “Honey Badger” Trujillo (USA) defeated Vinod “Cookie Monster” Greywal (Malaysia) via rear-naked submission at 4:24 of Round 1.
  5. Bantamweight: Javier “Honey Badger” Trujillo (USA) defeated Vinod “Cookie Monster” Greywal (Malaysia) via rear-naked submission at 4:24 of Round 1.
  6. E-sports: Peter Davis (Malaysia) defeated Nik “The Bloodhound” Harris (Malaysia) in a “Tekken 7” contest.

CO-MAIN EVENT

  1. FMD Women’s Atomweight Championship: “Pocket Rocket” Suwanan Boonsorn (Thailand) defeated Loma Lookboonmee (Thailand) via armbar submission at 2:06 of Round 1.

MAIN EVENT

  1. FMD Middleweight Championship: Glenn “Teddy Bear” Sparv (Finland/ Thailand) defeated Mehdi Bagheri (Iran, Malaysia) via knockout via head kick at 2:52 of Round 2.

Watch all the “Full Metal Dojo: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok” bouts here:

Brave CF athlete Jeremy Pacatiw: Mark Sangiao teaches Team Lakay fighters discipline, respect

Jeremy Pacatiw, Mark Sangiao
Jeremy Pacatiw, Mark Sangiao

Founded by Mark Sangiao, Team Lakay is among the top mixed martial arts teams in Asia and is known for the exemplary attitude of its fighters. One of the fighters of the MMA team based in Baguio City, Philippines is Brave Combat Federation athlete Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw, 22, of Kapangan, Benguet, Philippines.

Recently, Team Lakay fighters highlighted their social commitment as they joined the relief efforts in Benguet, which was hit by Typhoon Ompong. Pacatiw stated, “In Team Lakay, we are taught discipline and respect.”

“Our coach Mark Sangiao trains us not just to be skilled MMA fighters but also to be responsible citizens who are valuable to the society,” the Kapangan native continued. “So our behavior inside and outside the cage is the message to young people and we represent the Philippines.”

Armed with the discipline and respect taught by Sangiao, Pacatiw earned the respect of Pakistani fight fans during his most recent Brave CF appearance. On October 27, 2018, the Brave CF athlete won his three-round bantamweight bout against Uloomi “Kratos” Karim, 27, of Islamabad, Pakistan in the co-main event of “Brave 17,” which took place at the Nistar Sports Complex in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan.

Karim is representing Team Fight Fortress, which is based in Islamabad. He was with his coach Ali Sultan at “Brave 17.”

After being declared the winner via unanimous decision at “Brave 17,” Pacatiw showed respect to Karim inside the cage. The Team Lakay warrior thanked Karim, Sultan and the Pakistani fight fans.

His Excellency Daniel R. Espiritu, Ambassador of Philippines to Pakistan, greeted Pacatiw for his recent victory. The Team Lakay fighter is set to return to the Brave CF cage following his historic fight at “Brave 17.”

Currently, Pacatiw holds a professional MMA record of 5 wins and 3 losses while Karim has 5 wins and 5 losses. Watch their full “Brave 17” bout here:

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