August 6th, 2009
TMT Fighters go 1-1 @ Patong; Nick KO’s the “Headhunter”
Tiger Muay Thai and MMA training camp fighters Matthew and Nick had competed in Muay Thai fights at Patong Stadium on August 3, 2009, Phuket, Thailand.
Matthew, originally scheduled to fight a Thai opponent in his 2nd Muay Thai fight, had his opponent fail to show according to the promoter. Matthew was offered a fight against another foreigner and accepted the fight despite weight difference. Matthew has lost 30 + kg while training at Tiger Muay Thai.
Matthew showed a lot of heart and desire to fight stepping in against an unknown opponent and good technique throughout the fight trying to find a way inside his opponents good defense. .
Matthew almost scored a first round KO when he caught his opponent coming in with a big punch dropping him for an 8-count, but the other fighter racked up points with leg kicks and finally caught Matthew in 3rd round with a hard shot in corner for the KO.
Nick, fighting in his 4th fight for Tiger Muay Thai and MMA went up against Deksachai a taller veteran Muay Thai fighter that loves to go to the head with his long legs. In the 1st and 2nd rounds, Deksachai went to the head kick repeatedly trying to catch Nick with the KO kick, but Nick showed excellent defense before coming back in 3rd round with knee strike to the head dropping his Thai opponent.