Evolve Fight Breakdown: Overhand, Hook, and Uppercut KO at Rajadamnern Stadium

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Analysis of Porsanae’s Brutal KO Few sports get more violent than Muay Thai. Few knockouts get more violent than this one delivered by Porsanae. Porsanae’s aggressive game can seem stupid and can be falsely categorized as a brainless “stand and bang” style. However, Porsanae’s game is far from stupid. Muay Thai is a chess game. Muay Thai is a violent “chess game where your body is on the line.” Porsanae is a fighter who understands the game. In …

Evolve Fight Breakdown: Clinch Elbow KO at Old Lumpinee Stadium

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Tong’s Elbow KO The clinch is an art unique to Muay Thai. Sure, boxers also clinch. However, their clinch is focused on creating space to land punches or taking away space to eliminate punches. In Muay Thai, the clinch is about creating space to land elbows, knees, punches, and kicks (Peter Aerts style), and to ragdoll your opponent with sweeps, trips, and throws. In the below video from Evolve MMA and Muay Ties, you will see a …

Evolve Fight Breakdown: Left Straight KO at Lumpinee Stadium

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Sakpetch’s Left Straight KO Basics are enough. More techniques aren’t necessarily better. As the man said, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” However, only having a few techniques at your disposal may make you seem predictable. That is not the case. Even if you only have 2 techniques, you can create almost limitless variations. You can have both attack …

Evolve Fight Breakdown: Hand Trap KO at Rajadamnern Stadium

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Analysis of Thanonchai’s Hand Trap KO Hand trapping removes the guard and can turn your opponent into a sitting duck. If it is performed correctly, that is. If a hand trapped is performed at the wrong time, you become the sitting duck. As with any technique, the setup, of course, is extremely important. Second to the setup is the timing. Like a leg kick, the hand trap is best performed when your opponent is off-balanced. In …

Evolve Fight Breakdown: Lean Back Right Cross KO at Lumpinee Stadium

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Analysis of Manasak’s Lean Back Right Cross KO Missing kicks is the worst. Actually, no. Missing your kick before getting knocked out is the worst. Any time you miss a strike, your number one priority should be to return to your stance. Actually, any time you throw or miss a strike, your number one priority should be to return to your stance, assuming your combination is finished. Your stance is your best position for both …