It sounds like there were quite a few good fights at this weekends K1 Rising event. I didn’t stream the fights so I’m still eagerly anticipating the vids. The fights are going to be aired on Spike, so I doubt videos will be surfacing anytime soon. As always if you find any please feel free to share.
Photo by Marty Rockantansky
Our friends at Total Muay Thai and Muay Thai Authority have done a very thorough write up of the event. I suggest you check out their sites. I was looking forward to seeing Chaz Mulkey vs. Kit Cope. It’s seems there was quite a bit of trash talking leading up to this fight. For those of you outside of the States, Kit is a former nak muay who transitioned to MMA. He’s quite the “personality”… I came across a video via stackmo’s fbook page. It’s an interview with Kit, I could only take a few minutes of it. I sort of stopped watching after he mentioned fighting in Canadia. You can watch it here, but I’m warning you it’s painful.
Anyway, Chaz took the win over Cope by a 2nd round TKO. It sounds like Cope attempted a spinning kick, and somehow managed to hurt his knee? Anyway, Chaz landed some well placed leg kicks and ended the fight.
Some other notable results from the evening:
Gabriel Varga was victorious over 3x Rajadamnern Stadium champion Lerdsila Chumpaitour, via unanimous decision.
Last minute replacement for Andy Howson, Shuichi Wentz, defeats Romie Adanza via KO head kick, 23 seconds into the first round.
Did any of you guys make it, what did you think?