Tiger Muay Thai News: April 12th, 2013

From Muay Thai to the UFC and back: TMT fights around the world

On the eve of Songkram, there are several of Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand alumi and fight team members preparing for another war on the canvas. It’s a worldwide affair and TMT is continuing to make its mark in the fight world.

::Muay Thai::

Our TMT Muay Thai Fight Team has been pulling double duty to prepare for their bouts on April 20-21 in Malaysia.

Marcel Gaines, Matthew Semper, Ncedo Gombo, and Eric Bradach will be competing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Gaines and Bradach both fought in Malaysia back in December, along with fellow fight team member Jonny Betts.

Ncedo, the newcomer to the team, has already racked up an impressive string of wins, including a title at the AITMA World Championships in Ayutayah in late March. As the most experienced member of the team, Semper will look to capture another win as he closes in on his 50th fight.

::Boxing::

TMT Alum Sonya Lamonakis (7-0) is the no. 1 ranked heavyweight women’s boxer on Boxrec.com and was last in Phuket earlier this year preparing for two bouts. The first will take place on April 13, against Martha Salazar (11-3) in Sacramanto, California, USA. Her nickname is “The Scholar” because she is also a grade school teacher in several different subjects and only started boxing at the age of 27.
WATCH THE FIGHT BY CLICKING HERE.

::MMA::

Making her UFC debut is Cat Zingano (7-0), a TMT alum who celebrated her wedding anniversary last year in Phuket: holding seminars and fighting Muay Thai. As the former no. 1 ranked fighter in the world at 125-pounds (56 kg), she takes on Miesha Tate (13-3) at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale on April 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. This 135-pound grappler has a chance to fight for the UFC Women’s title against Ronda Rousey with a win.

Gokhan Turkyilmaz (7-7) has been training at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand since our MMA tryouts late last year. He recently won a bout via TKO in the second round in March, and is looking to continue his streak on May 10 when he fights in Dubai at 7pm.

Young fighter Will Chope (15-5) is a TMT alum who will fight on April 27 in the biggest MMA promotion in the Philippines, the Universal Reality Combat Champship (URCC). The fight takes place in Manila; check out a teaser for the bout here.

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