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    That delayed reaction... it's like the touch of death! :D
     
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    So... does this further fuel the Karate vs Muay Thai debate that has been going on here... or just an obviously better fighter facing a lesser one?
     
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    Let's not start another style vs. style argument. It's more about the actual fighter and his level of training (and coaches) + how he performs on the day than it is the martial arts he trains in. I thought everybody knew that by now...

    1 fighter getting caught by a punch in a fight doesn't make the martial arts he trains less effective. Otherwise what would you say about Karate when Machida got punch KO'd by Shogun?
     
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    Of course, I didn't mean a "Karate > MT" argument. In the previous pages we've discussed MT vs Karate tactics (like in this post), though the counter-argument was that top level MT can be just as elusive and counter-based as Machida's / Wonderboy's / Nelson's Karate.
     
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    NEW FIGHTER ADDED !!!

    NAME: Duda Yankovich
    COUNTRY: Brazil (of Serbian descent)
    STYLE: Shotokan
    RANK: Black belt (1st dan?)
    RECORD: 1-3 (11-4 boxing)
    WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duda_Yankovich
    SD: http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Duda-Yankovich-110821

    Involved in martial arts since the age of 11, Yankovich was the youngest black belt in the history of Shotokan karate in Serbia. In 1994, she competed in the European Championships in Prague, winning a silver medal. That same year, she won bronze at the Junior World Championships in Zakopane, Poland. She also became involved in kickboxing and became Serbian Kickboxing Champion in 1996-1999, and Balkan Champion in 1998 and 1999. Yankovich moved to Brazil in 1999, as a result of the Yugoslav civil war, and became Brazilian Kickboxing Champion in 2001-2003.

    In 2005, Yankovich represented Brazil in the First Pan-American female boxing amateur championship in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She took third place and a bronze medal in the 138 lb division.

    On 23 July 2005, she made her professional boxing debut against Argentinian, Wilhelmina Fernandez. She won on in fourth round by knockout. Then she brought three more fights, winning all by knockout. In 2006 Yankovich became the Women's International Boxing Association (WIBA) light welterweight world champion.

     
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    Nice post.

    I think every and any martial art has value but, in a point system, you must adapt it to fit the style it is intended for. This goes for Akido, Wing Chun or whatever we see come up in the future. It must be adapted.

    I think Bruce Lee could use JKD in MMA. I think he would have won fights in MMA but, I think he would have lost too. I think he was onto the right mindset with the best system being no system.

    If you look at Machida, he adapted Karate to ideally fit and work in MMA but, he had Wing Chun (saw sticky hands in the video), he had Karate, Sumo, boxing/kick boxing etc. Now, people will say he was figured out but, he slowed and was older for winning the belt. Imagine if he got to UFC when much younger?
     
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