January 23rd, 2013
MMA fighter Joe Ray returns to TMT
It’s booming at the moment at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand, with several fighters coming through to polish up their fight game. One of which is multiple-time guest Joe Ray, who just arrived earlier this week and will be training with professional fighters from all over the world.
Ray (8-3), a Strikeforce veteran who knocked out Zorobabel Moreira in just 14 seconds of the first round, is a decorated amateur kickboxer and Muay Thai veteran with heavy hands and knockout power. After initially coming out to TMT for only one month, Ray decided to stay for just over nine months back in 2009-2010.
The 28-year-old Florida native has fought at both Patong Boxing Stadium and Bangla Boxing Stadium in Phuket before making his MMA debut in April 2010 (a TKO win over John Clarke at Strikeforce: Miami).
From there, Ray has gone on to win bouts in Martial Combat, and is currently enjoying a three-fight win streak that started with his first round TKO win over Levi Lalonde.
Ray has been named one of MMA’s rising stars by Bleacher Report and was even ranked 10th by Bloody Elbow’s welterweight scouting report in 2011.
We are excited to have Ray back and look forward to having him train with our stable of legendary Muay Thai trainers (Kru Yod, Kru Nong, Kru Robert, etc.) as well as our professional MMA trainers (Brian Ebersole, Roger Huerta, Wiktor Svensson).