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Thai Championship Boxing (TCB): 25 Fights, 7 Hours, 1 Great Event!

 

 

Thai Championship Boxing (TCB) made its debut in Northern Virginia in January 2011 and has become one of the biggest Muay Thai amateur fight series in the DC area. On November 17, 2012, TCB presented 25 fights in Chantilly, VA, with a female title fight as the main event (picture above) between Lauren Piemontese (left) from Smokin-Fist Fight Team and Casey Terrell  (right) from Capital MMA.

To accommodate the number of fights on the card, TCB organizers divided the fights into two groups starting at 3:30pm and 6:30pm, respectively. Altogether, TCB presented almost 7 hours of high-intensity fights. Six fights ended in a knockout/technical knock out, and four ended in a split decision. As the night went on, the energy of the crowd increased, and fight teams, such as Disciple MMA, Pentagon MMA, and Capital MMA brought an army of supporters who were not shy when cheering on their favorite fighters.

The most exciting non-title fight of the night was the 130-pound bout between David Lopez (Disciple) and Felipe Valentin (Yamasaki MMA). All three rounds were very fast-paced and aggressive, and neither fighter showed signs of fatigue during the fight.  Lopez had strong kicking skills, and his composure was impressive for a young fighter making his Muay Thai fight debut. Lopez had a height advantage, but Valentin was the stronger fighter, and he gradually picked apart Lopez’ defenses to win by unanimous decision. The TCB organizers acknowledged this was the fight of the night by giving both fighters a trophy at the end.

The main event fight, scheduled for five, two-minute rounds, showcased two very strong female kickboxers competing for the 120-pound TCB title. Terrell is an experienced Muay Thai fighter and is a veteran of TCB, having won her previous TCB fight by unanimous decision. Piemontese, who started fighting less than two years ago, is the 2012 World Kickboxing Association (WKA) North America K-1 Novice champion (at 132 pounds). Piemontese dropped almost 10 pounds to take this fight.

Piemontese and Terrell clearly had different strengths in the ring. Piemontese was great with her hands and out-boxed Terrell, but Terrell was more effective with her kicks and knees. Piemontese attacked Terrell in the first two rounds and caught her several times with a series of brutal punch combinations. In round three, the fight began to shift. Piemontese was less aggressive, and Terrell started to gain control of the fight. In the last two rounds, it was an even exchange between two tough women. In the end, the judges scored the fight 49-46, 48-47, and 47-48, giving a split decision victory to Terrell.  As for the bruises around Terrell’s left eye and the bruises on Piemontese’s legs, these are battle wounds that will be worn with pride.  Be careful everyone…don’t mess with these ladies!

RESULTS

GROUP #1

#

WEIGHT

WINNER

OPPONENT

RESULT

1

155

Jimmy Mackey

Fat Boy Muay Thai/ LA Boxing

Tommy McDonnell

Bowie MMA

Unanimous Decision

2

155

Luis Henry

Vanguard Gym

Patrick McGartland

Fairfax JiuJitsu

Unanimous Decision

3

155

Aaron Better

Premier MMA

Yohanes Rezene

Bowie MMA

Round 1 TKO

4

155
Title Fight

Brynnen  McIver

Kamikaze Fight Team

Reed Miller

Vanguard Gym

Round 3 TKO

5

180

James McGartland

Fairfax JiuJitsu

Brandon Murchinson

MiKiDo

Unanimous Decision

6

180

Bryan Walsh

Disciple MMA

Julian Rodriguez

Bowie MMA

Unanimous Decision

7

190

Alex Marshall

Fairfax JiuJitsu

Seymour Sinclair

Premier MMA

Round 3 TKO

8

155

Sunni Imhotep

Beta Academy

Ray Vols

Bowie MMA

Unanimous Decision

9

155

Gonzalo Acha

Pentagon MMA

Eric Villanueva

Vanguard Gym

Split Decision

10

115 (Female)

Nico Ball

MiKiDo

Leanne Tagle

Yamasaki MMA

Unanimous Decision

11

150
Title Fight

Carlos Lopez

Disciple MMA

Andrew D'Costa

Bowie MMA

Unanimous Decision

12

150

Mark Kuhnke

Gold Medal Grappling

Jon Nampha

MiKiDo

Unanimous Decision

*Results for Group 1: Fights 1-9 were provided by Mixed Martial Arts in DC (www.mmaindc.com).

GROUP #2 [Click here for pictures.]

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WEIGHT

WINNER

OPPONENT

RESULT

13

170

Joel Barrett

Capital MMA

Konstantine Krapiva

Yamasaki MMA

Unanimous Decision

14

195

J.P. Saint Louis

Striking Unrivaled

Garrick Evans

Gold Medal Grappling

Unanimous Decision

15

130

Felipe Valentin Yamasaki MMA

David Lopez  

Disciple MMA

Unanimous Decision

16

130
Title Fight

Roberto Ford

MMA Institute 

Scott Brain

Capital JiuJitsu

Round 2
KO

17

165

Scott Drummond

Yamasaki Academy

Jessie Mitchell, Jr.

Royal Martial Arts

Unanimous Decision

18

124

Tamim Jahed

Gold Medal Grappling

Nathaniel Boisvert

Capital MMA

Round 2
TKO

19

125

Bao Khong

Pentagon MMA

Elliott Strickland

Bowie MMA

Round 3
TKO

20

130

Evan Green

Team Pedro Sauer

Shawn Carrey

Striking Unrivaled

Split Decision

21

150

Joel Regignano

Capital MMA

Tyler Boswell

Coalition MMA

Unanimous Decision

22

140 (Female)

Tania Sneed

Smokin-Fist

Krissy Howard

Pentagon MMA

Unanimous Decision

23

155

Matt Doerflinger

Capitol Punishment MMA

Brian Isaac

Capital MMA

Unanimous Decision

24

160

Humair Mugal

Gold Medal Grappling

Nathan Foster

Yamasaki-Woodbridge

Split Decision

25

120 Female Title Fight

Casey Terrell

Capital MMA

Lauren Piemontese

Smokin-Fist

Split Decision

 

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