Full Metal Dojo 6 took place at The Insanity Night Club Bangkok on 22 August, 2015. Thai fighters featured heavy in the mix during the party/concert/rave/MMA event.
Fight 1 – Bantamweight
The 6th instalment of Full Metal Dojo kicked off tonight with a bantamweight bout between Filipino pro-MMA debutante Luke “The Haggler” Moleno fighting out of Legacy Gym, Ubon Ratchathani and Thai MMA fighter with a black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Tangjan with a pro record of 0-2, fighting out of Muchzhima/Raw Team Bangkok.
At round 1, Tangjan demonstrated his aggressive striking skills with several punches before taking the fight to the ground. Moleno displayed better control on the ground and had defended himself against Tangjan’s punches with calm and composure. On the ground, he dealt several blows to Tangjan’s body with his elbow followed by a couple of soccer kicks and ended round 1 clearly in control of the fight.
At round 2, Moleno dealt a few kicks before getting Tangjan into another takedown and remained in control of the fight with several elbows and punches dealt to Tangjan He ended the fight in victory with knees to Tangjan head while keeping him pinned to the ground. Not a bad performance for Moleno’s debut fight.
Winner: Luke Moleno from Legacy Gym – 1 min 33 seconds Round 2 via referee stoppage (strikes to the body)
Fight 2 – Welterweight
A welterweight bout followed between Germany’s Jan Steinbacher and Egypt’s Amr Elgohary. Both made their pro-MMA debut tonight at this event. Elgohary may have been a gold medalist in the Egypt BJJ Open but he started the fight with a series of front kicks which saw Steinbacher responding with a few powerful kicks and jabs. But Elgohary dealt aggressive punches which knocked Steinbacher to the ground.
Winner: Amr Elgohary – 1 minute and 53 seconds in round 1 via TKO.
Fight 3 – Featherweight
The 3rd fight of the evening was a featherweight bout between Thai fighters Tanabadee “ninja man” Supparukephusakun fighting out of Maximum Gym Phuket and Thossawat “Doze” Akkhanithin fighting out of Thanthorng Gym. Both have a pro MMA record of 0-1. Supparukephusakun started the fight with a couple of powerful roundhouse kicks and then got Akkhanithin with a takedown. While pinning him down, Supparukephusakun continued to rain punches and elbows at Akkhanithin and ended the fight via referee stoppage due to strikes after 1 min 47 sec.
Winner: Tanabadee “ninja man” Supparukephusakun – 1minute and 47 seconds in round 1 via referee stoppage (strikes to the head).
Fight 4 – Catchweight 61.2kg
The 4th fight of the evening was between Thai fighters Chamlong Charaem with a pro MMA record of 1-0 and Muay Thai veteran Yodbungjong Fairtex with a pro MMA record of 0-1.
Both fighters displayed stunning striking skills at the outset but Charaem took Yodbungjong down quickly and played a ground and pound game for awhile before Yodbungjong managed to get to his feet. Charaem’s powerful right hook sent Yodbungjong to the mat and ended the fight with a KO at round 1 at 2 minutes 15 seconds.
Winner: Chamlong Charaem – 2 minutes and 15 seconds in round 1 via KO.
Fight 5 – Catchweight 68kg
Possibly one of the most anticipated fights this evening, the 5th fight was a Catchweight bout between decorated Muay Thai veterans Teerayut Top “Saksurin” Kawrat and Veerayut Yut “Hanuman” Uttapan. Saksurin was a former Rajadamnern and Omnoi Champion with a Muay Thai record of 240 -98 -2 fighting out of a Tiger Muay Thai Phuket and Yut has a Muay Thai record of 150-47-3 fighting out of Raw Team Bangkok.
Round 1 not surprisingly saw both fighters exchanging punches and kicks. Yut got Saksurin in a clinch followed by a powerful front kick against Saksurin but fell to the ground thereafter. Saksurin took advantage of the situation and landed soccer kicks against Yut. Saksurin then got Yut with a takedown followed by a soccer kick. But Yut managed to get up to his feet but not for long when Saksurin got another takedown at the end of
In round 2, Saksurin took Yut down but Yut soon turned the fight around and ground and pound action ensued. Saksurin managed to free himself from Yut’s control but only temporarily before Yut took control again, and pinned Saksurin down. But Saksurin turned the fight around, and landed knees to Yut while keeping him pinned to the ground thus ending the 2nd round.
Round 3 saw a more aggressive Yut dealing front kicks against Saksurin, however Saksurin landed the takedown again then landed soccer kicks against Yut. Yut got up temporarily and still showed determination in his ground game but still got taken down. The 3rd round ended with both taking the fight on their feet with punches and kicks following till the end of the round. For his maiden MMA fight, Saksurin has shown that he was as adept a fighter on his feet as he was on the ground. He played his ground game with ease and controlled the fight with his composure and his ability to time his opponent.
Winner: Teerayut Top ” Saksurin” Kawrat by Unanimous Decision.
Fight 6 – Lightweight
The 6th bout of the evening was a lightweight fight between Canadian fighter Scott “Handsome” Hudson with a 4-2 pro MMA record, fighting out of Team Quest Thailand and Russian fighter Salim Mukhidinov who was making his pro MMA debut, fighting out of AKA Thailand.
Mukhidinov started the fight with a few punches then went for a takedown. While Hudson put on an aggressive defence and managed to get to his feet and landed knees against Mukhudinov, the latter was still relentless and responded with powerful jabs and punches.
Hudson read his opponent well and responded with uppercuts and knees when Mukhidinov tried to take him down. Hudson then got Mukhidinov in a headlock and landed a series of knees against him until Mukhidinov lifted Hudson and threw him to the ground, thus ending round 1.
In round 2, Hudson continued to deal uppercuts and right hooks to Mukhidinov followed by a flying kick. He then got Mukhidinov backed to the cage and landed a series of knees against him before Mukhidinov reversed with a takedown. However Hudson managed to free himself from Mukhidinov’s control and got to his feet. Mukhidinov tried to catch Hudson’s flying knee for a takedown. Punches were exchanged at this stage till the end of round 2.
In the final round, Hudson got Mukhidinov down but the latter turned the fight over temporarily before Hudson managed to get to his feet. When the fight got taken to the ground again, both exchanged elbows to each other’s heads. However Hudson held on tight and dealt some knees to Mukhidinov’s head when the latter tried to take the fight to his feet. Much of the action that followed after were knees exchanged in a clinch as Hudson got Mukhidinov pinned against the cage until the referee separated them. Another take down attempt by Hudson ended round 3.
Winner: Scott “Handsome” Hudson by Unanimous Decision.
Fight 7 – Strawweight
The next fight is a strawweight bout between Pongsiri “Piak” Mitsatit who has a pro record of 4-0 fighting out of Team Quest Thailand and was a familiar face to the Full Metal Dojo scene, and Nattuwut “Meen” Promrit fighting out of Team Baan Wayoo Korn (Storm Fist House) who was making his pro MMA debut at this event.
Both showed magnificent striking skills but Piak ultimately ended the fight with a flying kick to the face at round 1 within 22 seconds. A win in 22 seconds was possibly a record in FMD’s fight history.
Winner: Pongsiri “Piak” Mitsatit – 22 seconds via referee stoppage ( kick to the face)
Fight 8 – Bantamweight
This headline fight would see Full Metal Dojo’s first Bantamweight champion crowned. The winner of this bout would be given Full Metal Dojo’s first championship Katana and he would go on to defend his title at the next Full Metal Dojo event.
This final bout of the evening was a striker vs grappler match between Muay Chaiya expert Detchadin “Phetsingkorn” Sornsirisuphathin who has a pro record of 2-2, and Thai national wrestling champion, Kritsada “Dream Man”
Kongsrichai who has a pro record of 3-2.
The fight started with an exchange of roundhouse kicks from both fighters until Dream Man lifted Phetsingkorn and threw him to the ground. Although the fight got off the ground with both fighters exchanging more kicks and punches, Dreamman soon took Phetsingkorn down again and played a game of ground and pound thereafter until the referee stopped the fight when Dream Man’s elbows caused a cut in Phetsingkorn’s forehead.
Winner: Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai – 3 minutes 31 seconds via doctor’s stoppage