Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket, Thailand alumni favorite Joe Ray suffered a disappointing decision loss to Swedish striking sensation Christopher Spang during the Strikeforce Challengers 19 event recently held in Las Vegas Nevada and broadcasted on SHOWTIME.

A powerful striker of his own, Joe Ray had a difficult time getting inside the long reach of Spang during the first two rounds of action. Landing several low kicks that started to take affect later in the fight, Joe Ray closed the bout strong winning the third round on the judges score cards.

Joe Ray a member of American Top Team was part of the Tiger Muay Thai and MMA Phuket competition team that went 11-3 during the 2010 Martial Combat season which was shown on ESPN STAR Sports in over 24 different countries. TMT expects another training trip by Joe Ray sometime after the first of the year.