Many thanks to loopnoub for posting and sharing… this clip was from last weeks Thailand vs. Germany match up… this event is part of the Thailand vs. Challenger series.
I appreciate what the Thailand vs. Challenger peeps are doing. They’re really looking to promote the sport of Muay Thai globally. I think they’ve looked to Europe and seen the success the Dutch have had putting on shows and they want to replicate that back home.
In addition to the fights in Thailand, it appears they’ve taken the show on the road. I think this was their first show in Germany, and I think I’ve seen they’ve got another one set for next month in Dubai. Not entirely sure but it looks like these guys are fighting in a shopping mall?
The two main events were Kaoklai vs. Marco Aschenbrenner. You can view that fight here… not really worth posting.
And this fight between Nonsai Sor. Sanyakorn and Alex Vogel. I don’t know a great deal about Nonsai, except that he’s from Surin and used to fight out of the Sor.Chitlada camp… I’m pretty sure that was Kaoklai’s old camp as well.
During his interview with Eurosport you can hear him same this would be his first fight in 5 months, that he was off due to an injury caused by a motorcycle accident.
Vogel appears to be a fairly accomplished kickboxer… That being said, I thought this was fairly ugly fight. Its apparent Vogel doesn’t know anything about clinching… why should he? He’s a kickboxer…. Nongsai figures this out quickly and engages him in the clinch wherever possible. It’s a great strategy with the exception Nonsai doesn’t really do anything with his advantage. It looks to me Nongsai gassed and was using the clinch to recover?
Anyway, I hope the quality of fights improve… we’ll see what happens in Dubai.