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June 17th, 2013
Fun times watching the fight at Tiger Grill yesterday! Here’s some photos as taken by Mitch Viquez, our fabulous intern!!
June 16th, 2013
Here’s our weekly edition of A Day in The Life. Please enjoy!!
June 13th, 2013
Did anyone catch TMT on ESPN Star sports last night?
Malaysian Invasion MMA just aired a prime time documentary broadcast across Asia that was filmed at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Thailand. Here are some screenshots of episode 5 featuring Tiger. For those of you that missed it we will post a link to the video shortly.
The Tiger crew will head to Kuala Lumpur this weekend for the MIMMA finals at stadium Negara. Tiger Muay Thai coaches Roger Huerta and Brian Ebersole will be cornering the red and blue teams respectively. You can watch the final episode on Star Sports June 23rd at 10 pm Bangkok time. For more information please visit MalaysianInvasion.com
June 8th, 2013
Jeff Sainlar’s weekly dose of A Day in the Life Photos
June 5th, 2013
In this video Murilo Bustamante takes us back to 1991 when Murilo took part in one of the most legendary Vale-Tudo challenges of all time, it seemed that Bustamante was destined to be in big events for the rest of his life from that moment on. The event was the “Desafio — Jiu-Jitsu vs. Luta Livre” which litterally means BJJ vs Luta Livre Challenge.
Murilo’s grappling accomplishments include Championships at the World Class level, as well as appearances at the ADCC World Submission Wrestling Championships. In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, he has won The Mundials World Championships in 1999 and has won the Brazilian National Championship 4 times.
In ADCC, he competed at the 88–98 kg in both 1999 and 2000, and the Absolute tournament in 1999. He managed a record of 3–2 with his loses coming by way of points over submission.
He was the reigning and undisputed UFC middleweight champion after defeating Dave Menne at UFC 35. He made one title defense, defeating Matt Lindland, before leaving the UFC due to financial reasons and signing with PRIDE in 2003.
He was a finalist of the PRIDE Welterweight Tournament 2005 on December 31. After two impressive victories via an armbar and a TKO, defeating Ikuhisa Minowa and Masanori Suda respectively, Bustamante entered the finals against Dan Henderson. In the finals Busta dropped an extremely close split decision to the two-time Pride champion.
June 3rd, 2013
The training at Tiger muay Thai & MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand has fighters from all corners of the world, and Phil Harris is no exception. Harris (22-10-1) is an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contracted fighter that competes in the flyweight division and has been in the MMA world since 2003.
The 30-year-old is in Thailand for the very first time to train with some of TMT’s stable of Muay Thai trainers, many of them legends in their own right. Aside from fighting, Harris has a full-time job working on navy ships back home in England and took time out to take his game to the next level.
“The reason I came out here is to improve my Thai (boxing). But I was speaking to my friends who was already out here and said there were several good grapplers and coaches doing MMA and wrestling,” he said, “It’s good that I can keep that up while improving my Thai (boxing).”
Harris has been training Judo for 15 years and travelled around Europe competing for the Great Britean team. He started MMA not long after he began training in different disciplines just ten years ago.
“Back then, the scene was very amateur-ish,” he said, “I took a fight just using my judo without throwing a punch. I got a bit of buzz from my first fight and couple of weeks later I got another fight then another. Been fighting pretty consistently the past ten years.”
Harris made his UFC debut in October, losing by rear-naked choke in the second round. He bounced back in his next fight in February agains Ulysses Gomez, winning by unanimous decision.
“My frame of mind was a bit different for that second fight and it was back in the UK so I had a lot of support,” he said, “my opponent was also a grappler so I tried to keep it standing. I just took every round and was reasonably comfortable in the fight.”
A natural grappler, Harris is really taking advantage of his time with Muay Thai, particularly with Kru Non Tachai.
“Every session I’m improving, picking up little things each sessions. It just flows and there is a good vide all the time,” he said.