BUAKAW wins the S-Cup !
BUAKAW Por. Pramuk, who had his first experience with Shoot Boxing, won the S-Cup. The final was not, as everyone expected, against Andy SOUWER but against Toby IMADA who beated the defending champion at the semi-finals.
Toby IMADA replaced late Charles « Krazy Horse » BENNETT and no one expected him to stop Andy SOUWER in the semi-finals. This American MMA fighter, best known for his spectacular inverted triangle on Jorge MASVIDAL last year, had not achieved such a result yet.
This tournament is thus a serious shock for Andy SOUWER and marks a fresh impetus to BUAKAW's career after a lackluster year 2010.
1/4 Final: Andy SOUWER defeats BOVY Sor Udomsonpar. 3rd Round KO
A very intense and contested bout ! BOVY even knocks SOUWER down at the end of the first round with a big one-two punch. But SOUWER makes up for his mistake and bombards BOVY with punches and low kicks until KO in the 3rd round.
1/4 Final : Toby IMADA defeat Takaaki UMENO. 3rd Round TKO
Toby IMADA replaces Charles « Krazy Horse » BENNETT. He beats one of the favourites with big punches. UMENO, who bleeded for a long time, doesn't seem to know how to handle IMADA's agressivity and only manage to respond by lows kicks.
The referee stops the fight at the very last second, at the same time as the final gong.
1/4 Final: Buakaw POR PRAMUK defeats Hiroki SHISHIDO. Unanimous decision
The bout wasn't as contested as we expected. BUAKAW, in a very Muaythai style, domintates his opponent from start to finish. BUAKAW's knees, clinching, Muaythai throws overcome SHISHIDO's submission attempts and the Thaï get his second victory against SHISHIDO after 2006 K1- Max.
1/4 Final: Henri VAN OPSTAL defeats Luis SARAIVA. Unanimous decision
VAN OPSTAL really overclassed Luis SARAIVA. He knocks him down after only 30 seconds and then manhandles him the rest of the bout with punches in particular.
1/2 Finale : Toby IMADA defeats Andy SOUWER. Split decision
The fight was very very close! SOUWER uses a lot of amazing punch combinations but IMADA doesn't move back and tries to be agressive with punches as well. But he probably makes all the difference with his throws, what scores important points in Shoot Boxing.
1/2 Finale: Buakaw POR PRAMUK beats Henri VAN OPSTAL. Unanimous decision
Henri VAN OPSTAL makes a good fight, with good combinations but BUAKAW is too strong for the Dutchman who cannot rival Thaï's kicks.
Final : Buakaw POR PRAMUK defeats Toby IMADA. 2nd round KO
IMADA counts on his clinch game first but he is actually outclassed by BUAKAW the Muaythai expert who knees easily the American. The Thaï causes IMADA a lot of damages with his low kicks above all. IMADA is knocked down twice in the first round due to BUAKAW's big low kicks. Then in the 2nd round, IMADA tries to get his opponent with his punches but BUAKAW doesn't worry and keep throwing low kicks, what knocks IMADA down twice again and ends the fight.
Superfight: Hiroaki SUZUKI beats Mitsuhiro ISHIDIDA. 2nd round KO
Superfight: DJ TAIKI beatsTomohiro OIKAWA. 2nd round KO
Superfight: Kengo SHIMIZU beats Shunsuke INOUE. 3rd round TKO (Corner Stoppage)
Ladies Fight -54kg: Ai TAKAHASHI beats Karina HALLINAN. Unanimous decision
Opening Fight -18: Yuji SUGAWARA beats Masaya MATSUHANA. 1st round KO
Opening Fight: Kazuyuki FUSHIMI beats Hiroaki OKUWA. Unanimous decision
Reserve Fight: Jun Hyuk SONG beats Kenji KANAI. 2nd round KO