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Full Rules Muay Thai
November 9, 2006
San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
777 San Manuel Blvd.
Full Rules Muay Thai Recap at The San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino
On Thursday, November 9th, TheFightGame.tv had the pleasure of attending another great event put on by
Dennis Warner & In Sync Productions, Inc along side the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino. This was the
very first Muay Thai event held in the Inland Empire and at San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino - and it met
with great success. Notables in attendance included MMA legend Bas Rutten, PRIDE and WFA veteran
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and "Mr. International" himself - Shonie Carter to name just a few.
Bas Rutten & Mari Mari & Rampage Shone Carter & Mari
Fight 1: Nicholas Nguyen defeated Julien Lugo by unanimous decision after a 3 round battle. In the first
round, Nguyen started the match with powerful knees to Lugo’s mid-section. Lugo complained to the referee
(Cecil Peoples) about a low knee. I didn’t see it and neither did the referee who told Lugo to continue to
fight. On to the second round, Lugo was able to connect and counter Nguyen with punches of his own.
Lugo appeared more effective in this round but still behind. As the third round bell rang, both fighters came
in slow with much more caution. Nguyen was able to connect with more frequency with a variety of knees,
kicks & punches. His combination strikes gave him the lead - winning with score's of 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27.
Fight 2: Shane Del Rosario vs. Tyler Grear. As round one began, Del Rosario was the aggressor - pressing
forward, throwing punches and connecting some clean power punches. Grear was able to block a few hits
but took the majority thrown. Towards the end of the round, Grear came back with an impressive spinning
back fist that stunned Del Rosario. Grear was able to connect with a few more punches towards the end of
this round. He was able to even up a losing round. Early into round second round, Del Rosario was able to
connect with more of the power punches that were effective in round one - taking Grear down for a referee
10 count - As Grear tried to beat the count, his knees didn’t let him get up in time. Del Rosario wins by
knockout at 16 seconds of round two.
Fight 3 saw Ismael Gonzalez going against Neil Chatchaiyan. Both came out wanting to fight. Early in round
one, Chatchaiyan connected with an elbow to face that took Gonzalez to the mat. Gonzalez was able to
recover and beat the referee’s 10 count with no problem. Further in the round, as Gonzalez was backed into
the ropes, Chatchaiyan connected another elbow right on what appeared to be Gonzalez’s neck area.
Gonzalez went down, spitting out his mouth piece, trying to catch his breath. The referee started the 10
count and Gonzalez didn’t get up. It looked like he was having a hard time breathing. He was able catch his
breath and started complaining to the referee and officials that it was an illegal hit to the throat. Referee
counted Gonzalez out and declared Neil Chatchaiyan the winner by knockout at 2:40 of the first round.
Fight 4: This was a well anticipated fight - Two warriors in the ring who you know would give it their all - As
Roxy “Balboa” Richardson walked down with the “Rocky” theme song, everyone had high expectations - You
could see the determination in her face. Then came Christina Martin with Gwen Stafani’s “Hollaback Girl”
song. You could just tell it was going to be a great battle. Round one begins and it's all Martin - connecting
with high, low and mid-section kicks, followed up by punches galore. She didn’t lose focus. Martin was
there to win. Round two - all Martin - pressing Richardson all the way. Getting her into the corner and
punching away. Richardson did her best to block some punches but by round three, Martin made it seem
easy. In all five rounds, Martin was the aggressor, connecting with her combination kicks and punches.
I do give Richardson lots of credit though - She didn’t give up and stood her ground and showed a lot of heart
- it just wasn’t her night. Congrats to Martin for an impressive win by unanimous decision - 50-45 on all three
judges scorecards and who now is the Super lightweight Champion.
Fight 5: Craig Buchanan wins over Peter Kaljevic by unanimous decision. All judges score the bout 40-36. A
faster Buchanan took round one - connecting with his punches and kicks to the body. Kaljevic looked too
cautious (slow). As round two began, we saw a little more movement from Kaljevic. He was pressing forward
a little more, but most punches and kicks thrown didn’t connect. The strikes that did connect didn’t appear
to have much power. Buchanan’s strikes appeared to be more effective. As round three began, Kaljevic
began to connect a little more. This was an even round as Buchanan slowed down and just countered as
Kaljevic connected most of his punches and put more pressure on Buchanan. Round four once again saw
Buchanan dominate Kaljevic with his kicks and knees that had Kaljevic hurt. Buchanan showed lots of power
and speed giving him the win.
Fight 6: Jared Lara (Colin Oyama in his corner) vs. Robert Carvajal (Malaipet in his corner). Two reputable
teams going against each other - This was to be a good match up. As the fight started, it was easily
determined who the crowd favorite was - Jared Lara. Lara didn’t disappoint his fans, standing his ground and
fighting - He took the first two rounds with his punching power, keeping his distance and not letting Carvajal
get close. Carvajal kissed the mat a couple of times yet no 10 count by the referee. No knock downs. In the
third round, Carvajal came out punching and connecting but Lara was able to counter and connected with his
own punches. Lara landed a nice uppercut that rocked Carvajal in the fourth round. Early in the fight, Carvajal
was successful in connecting with spinning kicks but as he attempted them again in the fourth round, Lara
was ready for them and Carvajal was unsuccessful. Overall, Lara overpowered Carvajal in all four rounds, but
lots of props to Carvajal whom took this fight on a one week notice (per Malaipet).
Fight 7: "The One armed Bandit" Baxter Humby defeated George Morales by knockout in the first round.
Early in the round, Morales complained about a low kick by Humby - Referee gave Morales time to recover.
Rounds starts again with both fighters connecting strikes. Humby throws a combination of punches and
elbows that sent Morales down - Morales was able to get up and recover. Towards the end of the round,
once again using the same combination of punches and elbows, Humby successfully rocks Morales and
once again Morales goes down. This time, Morales couldn’t get up. All the fans stand up and cheer for the
winner by knockout at 2:59 of first round - Baxter "The One armed Bandit" Humby.
Fight 8: An impressive, solid win for Romie Adanza who wins a unanimous decision over Miguel Rosales -
Judges scored the bout 30-25, 29-26 and 30-25. Adanza pressed forward all three rounds - There was no
stopping this kid - connecting with knees and punches in round one. In round two, Adanza was able to
knock Rosales down two times but Rosales was able to recover fine. Adanza ended the round with three to
four consecutive flying kicks at the bell. As soon as the bell rang for round three, Rosales came out swinging
- connecting with a right, left combination and kick to Adanza’s mid section that dropped him. Adanza was
able to get right up and still continue pressing the fight. In the end, Adanza showed solid skills throughout
the fight leading to his decision victory.
Fight 9: The nights main event saw Pong Cheawchan against Mohamed Etajiei. The fight was short. After a
few exchanges, Cheawchan had Etajiei leaning on the ropes. It was quick, I didn’t even see it. An elbow by
Cheawchan knocked Etajiei down and out. Etajiei nearly fell out of the ring. The referee stopped the fight
after a 10 count and the Doctor rushed in to look at Etajiei - He was out for a few seconds but was able to
recover and walk away. Cheawchan wins by knockout at 1:11 of the first round.
Congratulations to all of the winners and Dennis Warner, In Sync Productions, Inc and the San Manuel
Indian Bingo & Casino for putting on another great show for all the fans - One fight after the other with no
breaks worked for me as it gave me time to do some gambling in the casino;-)
Until next time,
Fight 1 - Nicholas Nguyen vs. Julien Lugo
Fight 2 - Shane Del Rosario vs. Tyler Grear
Fight 3 - Neil Chatchaiyan vs. Ismael Gonzalez
Fight 4 - Christina Martin vs. Roxy Richardson
Fight 5 - Craig Buchanan vs. Peter Kaljevic
Fight 6 - Jared Lara vs. Robert Carvajal
Fight 7 - Baxter Humby vs. George Morales
Fight 8 - Romie Adanza vs. Miguel Rosales
Fight 9 - Pong Cheawchan vs. Mohamed Ettajiri