Your current favorite MuayThai/Kickboxing fighters?

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  1. Enriko davidson

    Enriko davidson Banned Banned

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    Looking for some fighters to look up. I don't necessarily care about who's the most exciting. Just your favorites and the reason why you like them.
     
  2. Julius_Caesar

    Julius_Caesar Brown Belt

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    Thongchai Sitsongpeenong.
    I really like this guy at the moment. I think he has big potential. And its not just his style. Its more the idea of a Thai who has decent stadium experience moving up in weight to the point that he can naturally fight as high as 78KG and is knocking guys out left right and center. He has 4 KO wins in a row and I think he can keep it up as long as he stays motivated.

    Superlek Kiatmoo9.
    Superlek is solid and I love his intensity in the ring. Very explosive, strong in the clinch, can hurt you but at the same time he has the skill and ring IQ that fighters like Panpayak have without being as passive.

    Sittichai Sitsongpeenong.
    Been watching Sittichai from the start and have watched him develop into a great fighter. Was a little disappointed with his last performance against Van Roosmalen. He gassed towards the end which I dont think I've ever seeing before. I think it might be his gym concentrating to much on strength training and not enough on repetitive drills. To me over the last few fights he seems a lot more stiff and less fluid and agile.

    Yodsanklai Fairtex.
    Since his fight with Kem in 2012 Yodsanklai has been looking beastly. Just destroying guys. Its almost like he's hit his prime. He made Marat look like an amateur and Marat gives everyone problems in kickboxing including sittichai.

    Petpanomrung Kiatmoo9.
    I love how skillful and smooth he is. He doesn't look as good now as he did a few years ago but still he can make great fighters look like fools.

    Yodwicha and Superbon are a couple others I've started to like recently.

    I'm also obsessed with this guy at the moment:

     
  3. Kanka

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    I like Sangmanee
     
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    I assume by current you mean active?

    Tun Tun Min and Yodsanklai
    The brutal destroyers who leave their opponents in a heap on the floor.

    Kaew Fairtex
    The perfect blend of attacks with punches, kicks and knees.

    Yodwicha and Saen
    Clinchers I love to watch crush people.

    Petpanomrung
    Young beast tearing up the stadium scene.

    Saiyok
    Old beast with badass sak yant and aggressive style.

    Qiu Jianliang
    King of the Chinese.

    Toby Smith
    King of the Whites.

    Sylvie
    Queen of the Whites.

    Singdam
    Joe Rogan lookalike and he is pretty good too.
     
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    Seksan
     
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    AbeRudder Green Belt

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    Ole Kiatoneway

    Karuhat

    Saenchai

    Somrak

    Muangthai

    Chatchai aka samart 2

    Veeraphol

    Samart

    Thaksinlek

    Panpayak
     
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  7. Tayski

    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    3 of my favourite kickboxers in the same video:


    pressure fighters with great boxing and combos
     
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  8. Julius_Caesar

    Julius_Caesar Brown Belt

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    LOL
     
  9. TheWaxMurderer

    TheWaxMurderer Purple Belt

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    I've just been watching some Mohammed Jaraya fights. He's only 19 but an animal
     
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  10. Kanka

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    Saeksan, Sangmanee, Kaew, Samkor,
     
  11. Mafanofe

    Mafanofe Black Belt

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    FW: Hideaki Yamazaki,Noiri,Kaew

    LW:petro,Marat,Pasphorin,Superbon,Allazov,Khamal

    WW:Kyshenko(if you count him as WW),Harut,Kongolo,De Bonte(he is back)

    MW:Levin,Wilnis,Pereira,Verlinden

    LHW:Saki(hasnt fought for an era but ok),Bouzidi,Vakhitov,Ilunga


    HW:big Wilnis,Kryklia,Verhoeven,Samedov,Braddok,Gerges,Zhuravlev
     
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  12. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    I think he's over 20 by now but not the point...have you seen his fight against Nordin Ben Moh? Literally one of the best fights ever.

    I rarely hear about him in this forum I was wondering what is folk's opinion about the guy? definitely not elite level but one of the most exciting fighters these days.
     
  13. Shadess

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    Needs to fight some known higher level guys. So far been in this Enfusion circle jerk and makes it harder to gauge his actual level.

    Was scheduled to fight Moiseev and dropped out of that which was a shame.
     
  14. jtwarwagon4life

    jtwarwagon4life Green Belt

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    Well, he did at least beat Ozcan the one time and Ozcan's turned out to be a good fighter. He's definitely done more to justify his hype than Bulaid has who at this point I'm tempted to regard as a complete hype job.
     
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    Thing with Ozcan too is he is good but how good is he? He beat Kiria sure but he was on a losing streak and not necessarily looked his best. Ozcan also got KO'd right after his big win by a younger and less experienced Wu Xuesong.

    This was a funny fight to follow on social media. Dutchies went nuts posting about the win and then exactly 0 of them that I saw posted about him losing right after via faceplant KO :)

    You can only really make comparisons of the Enfusion fighters against other Enfusion fighters and that's the problem - they haven't faced enough legit outsiders.

    Bulaid has done pretty well outside of Enfusion and looks like he will keep facing good non-Enfusion talent.
     
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    jtwarwagon4life Green Belt

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    Well, I don't mean to say that he's a top 5 guy or anything but a win versus Kiria is still a good win. Kiria was on a losing streak but all of his losses came to the division's elite. And Ozcan was beating Xuesong pretty soundly prior to the knockdown.

    There are certain people in the kickboxing community who, because of the Netherland's history in the sport, when they see a dutch guy string together a few wins are quick to crown him the next big thing. Look at people's reactions to Zougary after the S cup, then he goes out and loses to a lifelong journeyman.

    Who has Bulaid beaten outside of Enfusion, Yamazaki? He should of lost that fight in the distance. Hell, Bulaid even struggled to get started vs Taito who isn't even a player in the Japanese scene.
     
  17. Kanka

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    Meh, great comeback and perhaps an exiting fight but i don't think this kid is anything special skill wise.
     
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    Marco Tentori.

    Exciting, aggressive dude.
     
  19. UWanaPlayDaGame

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    you mean Jaraya vs. Ben Moh?

    "perhaps" an exiting fight?? I'm not claiming the skill level there was elite but it was as exciting as a fight can be within a reasonable skill level.
     
  20. Kanka

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    I thought it was an exiting fight but not near "the most exiting fight ever".
     
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