John Wayne Parr was originally scheduled to fight Brazilian fighter Cosmo Alexandre at Powerplay Promotions 22 in Melbourne. Unfortunately Alexandre did not apply for his visa in time and as a result could not make the fight. With only 48 hours of notice, New Zealand fighter Brad Riddell (30-3) agreed to step up, in place of Alexandre, and take on the legend JWP.
Brad Riddell had no intention of showing up to collect a cheque. Riddell took the fight to John Wayne Parr in the first round, rocking Parr repeatedly while Parr rallied back with frantic punches and elbows in the pocket.
The action cooled down after the first round as Parr did enough to put the rounds in the bank. However, Riddell had his moments and hurt Parr again at the end of round four. Parr took all five rounds on the judges scorecards, but it’s arguable Riddell should have at least been awarded the first round.
A lot of people are wondering what Riddell could have done against Parr on a full training camp. Well it looks like Powerplay Promotions are keen to find out as well because they announced after the fight that they would like to set up JWP vs Riddell 2 next year for Parr’s title.
Stop what you are doing and watch the fight above between Petchartchai Chaorai-Oi (red) and Jemsak Sakburiram (blue) at Lumpinee Stadium, Bangkok Thailand on the 18th October 2013.
Knockdowns, nutshots, brutal elbows and a huge knockout to end the fight. This is one of the best Muay Thai/Kickboxing fights you will see this year.
Yodsaenklai Fairtex recently fought at Thai Fight. Check out footage of the legend above.
As far as I can tell, the night ended with Australia and Thailand at a draw with 5 wins apiece.
- Nuengsiam Kiatsongsang wins points over Matthew King
- Toby Smith defeated Superbon Lookjaomae Saivaree by decision in a war
- Dejrit Popteeratam defeated Michael “300” Demertriou by decision
- Michael Badato defeated Sakchai Or Boonlerd by KO round 1
- Luis Regis defeated Yodsanpol Por Burapa by TKO round 3.
- Desell Lek Muban Chombueng defeated Mark Lucchiri by decision
- SingPaYak Morratchapad Jombeung defeated Erik Miskle by KO round 1.
- Leonie Mack defeated Sopapan Likittrakul by decision
- Christina Jurjevic defeated Prai M.Ratchapad Jombeung by decision
Schilling recently had a great night in the office at Glory 10 Los Angeles, defeating Kengo Shimizu and Artem Levin on the same night to take out the Glory Middleweight World Championship Tournament.
Barrett has only fought three times professionally but there is no denying that he is a talented fighter. Barret has won both of his fights in Glory easily and is ready for a step up in competition, however is he ready for a huge step up to Schilling’s level?
Schilling and Barrett are two of the best and most exciting middleweight kickboxers in the sport. This should be a real fun fight to watch, especially after the guaranted slobber knocker fight of Jamal Ben Saddik vs Ben Edwards.
No word at this stage whether Schilling vs Barrett will be for the Glory middleweight title.
Full card below:
- Middleweight: Joe Schilling (USA) vs. Wayne Barrett (USA)
- Heavyweight: Jammal Ben Saddik (MAR) vs. Ben Edwards (AUS)
- Lightweight Tournament Semi Final #1: Giorgio Petrosyan (ITA) vs. Andy Ristie (SUR)
- Lightweight Tournament Semi Final #2: Robin van Roosmalen (NLD) vs. Davit Kiria (GEO)
- Lightweight Tournament Reserve: Shemsi Beqiri (SWI) vs. Ky Hollenbeck (USA)
- Heavyweight: Igor Jurkovic (CRO) vs. Jhonata Diniz (BRA)
- Welterweight: Francois Ambang (USA) vs. Eddie Walker (USA)
- Light-heavyweight: Bryan Collette (USA) vs. Warren Thompson (USA)
- Light-heavyweight: Middleweight: Dustin Jacoby (USA) vs. Makoto Uehara (JPN)
- Light-heavyweight: Artem Vakhitov (RUS) vs. Nenad Pagonis (SRB)
Martijn de Jong and Marloes Coenen break down front kicks for us all.
Carnage will defend his WKN heavyweight Muay Thai world title against Dutch/Angolan fighter Henriques Zowa (32-7-2). Zowa holds notable wins over Danyo Ilunga, Ismael Londt and Errol Zimmerman, however it does not appear that Zowa has fought since 2011. Furthermore, it doesn’t appear that Zowa has much experience fighting under Muay Thai rules. The lion’s share of Zowa’s record were kickboxing matches.
Muay Thai is Corbett’s bread and butter. Indeed Corbett is known for his brutal elbows, which are not allowed under kickboxing rules. Zowa will be at a disadvantage heading into this fight. This looks to be, as they say in pro-rasslin speak, a “squash match.” Still though, watching Corbett do his thing should be entertaining.
Buakaw Banchamek vs Yoshihiro Sato
Max 4-Man Tournament Semi-Final: Dylan Salvador vs Yuya Yamato
Max 4-Man Tournament Semi-Final: Jingreedtong Jitmuangnont vs Alessandro Campagna
Max 4-Man Tournament Final: Jingreedtong Jitmuangnont vs Dylan Salvador
HIROYA vs Sapanpetch Sit-Itisukato
Women’s Muay Thai: Mina vs Purahong Sitjardeang
Eakpracha Meenayothin vs Tomoaki Makino