Well, well, well it’s the return of the White Lotus! For those of you who haven’t been paying attention. Buakaw Por Pramuk aka the White Lotus fought on last night’s S-Cup championships. The S-Cup is the championship tournament for Shootfighters.
It’s an 8 man tournament; some notable fighters participating were returning champion Andy Souwer, and Bovy Sor. Udomson.
I honestly didn’t think it was going to happen but it looks like Buakaw pulled it off. For an in-depth review of the fight and results, head over to Head Kick Legend.
This is a huge win for Buakaw, after K-1 there was a lot of speculation about his future and his place on the fight scene. I think the only shoot fighting match I’ve ever watched was the Bovy/Umeno fight. I guess we’re going to be watching some more in the next year. Ultimately I would prefer to see Buakaw fighting MuayThai, but I’m happy for his success, I’ll continue to support him wherever he fights.
Apparently Andy was eliminated by a Toby Imada a late replacement for Krazy Horse. Imada a Bellator fighter was apparently using throw effectively against Souwer. This is a huge loss for Souwer, as he’s reliably flawless.
Buakaw won decisions over Shishido and Henri van Opstal to earn his place in the Finals against Imada. Buakaw made Nakmuays the world over proud as he apparently cut Imada down with leg kicks. He took the match by 2nd round TKO. Many thanks to Baggy of the k-1 fans forums for posting these pictures.