It was an action-packed weekend for Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp Phuket, Thailand with two of our MMA fighters making their debut in Australia, a TMT alum winning her bodybuilding competition, and our Muay Thai fighters making a name for themselves right here at home.
American Eric Bradach, Thai sensation Saeksan, and South African newcomer Ncedo Gombo all had a war in the Muay Thai ring at Nakok Market on Sunday, April 7. Bradach took on a larger, more powerful opponent. After getting dropped in the first round, he came back in the later rounds to tie up the score card only to lose by split decision.
Saeksan had another war of knees and elbows with Rawee. Both men fought hard but ultimately Rawee took the match on points.
Gombo, who won his division in the AITMA World Muay Thai Championships just a few weeks ago, earned “Fight of the Night” honors after his win against a much larger and skilled opponents. The five-round war can be seen below.
In other news, TMT alum and multiple-time guest Becky Wright placed first and third in her very first bodybuilding competition at the Miami Pro World Championships in England this past weekend. Wright came first in the Muscle Model category and third in the Fitness Model category against 20 other women.
Wright made TMT her home for the past few months, training hard and becoming a constant fixture around the camp. Next up, the 28-year-old will compete at the Fit Factor Competition at the Body World Expo in May.
In MMA, both Cody “The Wolverine” Stevens and Ben Nguyen won their fights at Roshambo 1 in Brisbane, Australia on April 6, with Nguyen taking home “Fight of the Night” honors. With Tiger’s MMA Head Coach Brian Ebersole by their side, both men brought back W’s for Team TMT after some exciting bouts.
Stevens (10-5-1) defeated Greg Atzori (7-5) via submission in the second round after spending much of the fight on top. Nguyen (8-6) claimed victory against Greg Penaloza (3-3) in the second round as well, through TKO, and came out of the fight virtually unscathed.
Both fighters made the Tiger Muay Thai MMA Fight Team late last year after a grueling two-day tryout, which you can check out here.
In other news, TMT alum Fiona Muxlow took on Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos at Invicta 5 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA on April 5. Though Muxlow lost the bout in the first round, we would like to congratulate her on a fantastic effort and know that she will bounce back better than ever!