8.20.2008

MMA PHUKET: BBQ BEATDOWN

The annual Full Moon BBQ’s hosted by Tiger Muay Thai are becoming legendary. This edition of amateur fights was no exception. With celebrity guests; 7x UFC Vet Alan Belcher and 2005 Abu Dhabi Brazilian Qualifying champion BJJ Black Belt Tony Eduardo in attendance, a 5 bout fight card was highlighted by two MMA matches.

The first MMA bout featured Ireland’s #3 ranked Featherweight Damo Rooney Vs. Art Of War- Beijing veteran Ngoo Ditty of Thailand. Ngoo showcased improved wrestling and submission defense before eventually falling victim to a fight ending armbar via Damo Rooney half way through the second round.

The nights Main event featured KOTC Pay-Per View Veteran Charles Cosens of the USA Vs. Java Indonesia Gold Medalist Mike “Hutch” Hutchison of Canada. Both of these fighters suffered opening round loses during last month’s 4 man amateur tournament. Showcasing improved skill and displaying a true warrior spirit both of these fighters received a standing ovation from the crowd after their hard fought battle. Charlie won the fight via a controversial split decision.

Ngoo Vs. Damo


Charlie Vs. Hutch



courtesy of: Ray Elbe

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