Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Muay Thai Fight Of The Year

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Pornsanae vs E.T.

Rajadamnern Stadium Bangkok

9th November 2014

Pornsanae Sitmonchai (129 lbs RED) vs E.T. PTT Thongtavi (129 lbs BLUE)

Pornsanae and E.T. fight on the “Wanmitchai+ PPTV” promotion at Rajadamnern Stadium, Bangkok

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Merry Christmas & have a Soccer Kicking New Year!

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Fight Sport Asia would like to wish everyone in the Asian MMA community & beyond, a Happy Christmas & New Years….

To celebrate what has been another booming year in Asian MMA, we give to you a Soccer Kick Highlight from Asian MMA’s leading promotion.

Soccer Kicks & Knees to the downed opponent makes One FC such an interesting event.
I’ve sat through full undercards of unknown fighters, because every now and then you will see the raw savagery of a KO/TKO Soccer Kick.

The rules bring MMA a little closer to the real ‘fight’ scenario, another tool to use & another to be wary of.

Sit back & enjoy the compilation.

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Full episode: Anthony Bourdain narrates ‘UFC Presents, Bad Blood: Jones vs. Cormier’

MMA Junkie

Ahead of Saturday’s big grudge match, the UFC recently debuted a half-hour special, “Bad Blood: [autotag]Jon Jones[/autotag] vs. [autotag]Daniel Cormier[/autotag].”

The show previews UFC 182’s pay-per-view headliner, which takes place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The special, which celebrity chef and author (and MMA fan) Anthony Bourdain narrates, details the long-brewing feud between Jones (20-1 MMA, 14-1 UFC) and Cormier (15-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC), who are respectively ranked No. 1 and No. 3 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light-heavyweight rankings (and No. 1 and No. 15 pound-for-pound).

Check out the above video as the fighters, as well as those close to them, hype up Saturday’s massive 2015 season opener and explain how the bad blood first developed.

And for more on UFC 182, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Holly Holm vs. Raquel Pennington targeted for UFC 184 in Los Angeles

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The highly anticipated UFC debut of former world boxing champion [autotag]Holly Holm[/autotag] (7-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will likely take place at UFC 184, where she is expected to meet [autotag]Raquel Pennington[/autotag] (5-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC).

MMAjunkie has confirmed with multiple sources close to the fighters that verbal agreements are in place with both athletes and that bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly.

The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to publicly discuss such matters. Holm’s pending medical clearance, which she is expected to obtain as soon as this week, is said to be the only remaining roadblock before UFC brass can officially announce the matchup.

UFC 184 takes place Feb. 28 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center. The evening’s main card airs on pay-per-view, though an official bout order for the evening has yet to be revealed.

Pennington and Holm were initially expected to…

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Razmafzar – Persian Martial Arts Alive and Well – An Interview with Manouchehr Mostagh Khorasani

The Freelancer

Alphabet - A martial artist, linguist, historian and tireless arms and armour researcher, Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (Germany) is an award-winning author who won the prestigious awards of the Book Prize of the Islamic Republic of Iran (2012) for his book Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology and Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period(2009), which also won the World Book Prize in the field of Iranian Studies in 2009. The latter book is based on over 800 primary and secondary sources and features a detailed analysis of over 520 artifacts from ten Iranian museums for the first time. Some selected items from private collections are also featured in this book.

Dr. Khorasani is also the author of the book Antique Oriental and Arab Weapons and Armour: The Streshinskiy Collection (published 2010) and has written well over…

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Hawaii: Way of the Warrior

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By Naomi Sodeta, Hana Hou! magazine

Traditional Hawaiian warrior with helmet. Traditional Hawaiian warrior with helmet.

As dusk falls over Honolulu, a dozen Hawaiian men and women clad in black T-shirts and shorts gather on wooden benches outside a gym on a hilltop overlooking downtown.  As they step through the doors and line up on the padded mats, their jocular conversation segues into hushed concentration.

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