Saturday, March 24, 2012
Weekend Fight Post: Morad Sari vs Samranchai 96 Penang (video)
This is probably a kick boxing fight (definitely no elbows, and looks like limited clinch), but it's interesting to watch. Taking away elbows from the rules can affect a fighter, but what really does it is the breaking of the clinch. It nullifies an entire range of the Thai fighter's abilities and counters to the punches and kicks of the opponent. It's sometimes interesting to see how they deal with it. Buakaw is a popular example of a Thai fighter making having the deal without clinch.
Samranchai is also among the Thais who have fought many times outside of Thailand, and had success. He's of a slightly older generation than Buakaw if I'm not mistaken.