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Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:17 pm
by marvin8
China's 'No.1 Kung Fu monk' is knocked out by Muay Thai boxer with ONE KICK after challenging the fighter to a duel, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4zGBRgW1M"
Tracy You For Mailonline on 7 November 2017 wrote:• Yi Long from China lost the game to Sitthichai from Thailand on November 4
• The Thai boxer had won a seven-month tournament in order to fight Yi Long
• Media called it 'humiliating' after Yi Long was knocked out in the second round
• Supporters of Yi Long, a celebrity in China, were disappointed by the result

A Kung Fu master from China has been shamed by a Muay Thai kickboxer after being knocked out with a kick during a highly anticipated fight.

Yi Long, who is billed as the 'No. 1 Kung Fu monk in China', had reportedly spent nearly a year preparing for the duel held on November 4 in Kunming, China.

The 30-year-old Kung Fu fighter has disappointed the Chinese public after losing the game to 26-year-old Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, a champion Muay Thai kickboxer from Thailand.

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Yi Long (middle), billed as the 'No. 1 Kung Fu monk in China', is a celebrity Kung Fu fighter

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He was knocked out by Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (pictured), a champion Muay Thai kickboxer

Yi Long, whose name is translated to 'One Dragon', is a celebrated Kung Fu fighter in China.

According to China.com, he rose to fame after winning the championship of the International Wing Chun Fighting Competition in Foshan in 2008.

Since then, Yi Long has been billed 'the most influential sports figure in China'.

However, it remains unclear whether or not Yi Long has been a monk or studied in Shaolin Temple, the renowned institute of Chinese Kung Fu.

The fight between Yi Long and Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong was apparently the final of a seven-month-long tournament organised by and named after the 30-year-old athlete.

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Their fight was held on November 4 after Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong had won a tournament

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Yi Long was knocked out by Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong just 70 seconds into the second round

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The game has been described as 'humiliating' by Chinese media and Yi Long was criticised

Sina.com reported that a total of eight top martial arts athletes from around the world had been invited to fight each other, including MMA fighter Regian Eersel, Muay Thai kickboxers Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong and Enriko Kehl as well as welterweight boxers Saiyok Pumpanmuang and Dzhabar Askerov.

Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong, the winner among the eight, was invited to have a duel with Yi Long for a one million yuan (£115,000) prize.

In what's been described as a 'humiliating game', Yi Long was knocked out by Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong just 70 seconds into the second round after being repeatedly beaten in the first round, reported Eastday.com.

A video of the fight shows the Muay Thai fighter giving Yi Long a heavy kick in the head, causing him to fall down and unable to get up again.

Sports fans are apparently so disappointed by Yi Long's performance they called him a 'fake' and 'liar' on the Chinese social media platforms.

MMA fighter wipes the floor with renowned Tai Chi practitioner

In an interview with Henan Satellite TV before the fight, Yi Long said he had declined many games and film contracts in order to prepare for the duel because he wanted to show the public the best side of him in his best years.

After the game, Yi Long said he had not been training properly because he had been distracted by other personal matters, according to Hxnews.com. He also thanked his fan for their support and apologised for letting them down.

Yi Long's game has been compared to another fight earlier this year in which a self-proclaimed Tai Chi master was defeated by an MMA fighter.

Xu Xiaodong, an MMA coach from Beijing, took down Tai Chi-practising Wei Lei in less than 10 seconds in front of shocked spectators on April 27 in Sichuan Province, south-east China.


Muay Thai Full HD
Published on Nov 4, 2017

4 November 2017

Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong vs Yi Long:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgANEfqiB4E

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:01 pm
by Strange
if the fight is not there anymore, you should not fight

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:09 pm
by KEND
I recall in the 70's the Thai boxers beat the best of Hong Kong fighters. The mainland came late into the game, fighting has been around for centuries in Thailand with contests against bare knuckle fighters from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, they are tough fighters from a country where every village has a training club. The WuShu is a performance art, superbly athletic but without the experience of the traditional arts of the pre communist era. They have to up their game

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:59 pm
by Trick
KEND wrote:I recall in the 70's the Thai boxers beat the best of Hong Kong fighters. The mainland came late into the game, fighting has been around for centuries in Thailand with contests against bare knuckle fighters from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, they are tough fighters from a country where every village has a training club. The WuShu is a performance art, superbly athletic but without the experience of the traditional arts of the pre communist era. They have to up their game

This is why Thai boxing/MMA gym's are popping up here and there in China nowadays. The young one's that want to study pugilistic arts have no faith in WuShu

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:38 pm
by Strange
the wushu or kungfu is no problem
as with many things in life, the problem is the human :)

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:10 am
by wayne hansen
Yes MMA is harvesting the best crops

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:27 am
by KurtRobbins
Entertaining first round. in the second, it looked
Like Yi Long either gassed or was hurt. Sitthichai targets some great kicks into Yi Long's abdomen which might of contributed to him gassing.

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:46 am
by windwalker
KEND wrote:I recall in the 70's the Thai boxers beat the best of Hong Kong fighters. The mainland came late into the game, fighting has been around for centuries in Thailand with contests against bare knuckle fighters from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, they are tough fighters from a country where every village has a training club. The WuShu is a performance art, superbly athletic but without the experience of the traditional arts of the pre communist era. They have to up their game


I remember this also, they said it was because of the gloves then went back with out the gloves
and still got killed. To be expected... :P

However there are some teachers that have been and are adapting CMA to the format....This was something that some of the people I trained under in the 70s understood and did....Not a big fan of the modifications but understood the need. To each his own. :-\


David Chin, has a stable of fighters and continues to modify his style and training to reflect the type of fighting they'll encounter.
He even has fighters come over to spar with his people so that they get the feeling of what they'll be up against

Some of his work,,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHxCvLG ... e=youtu.be

David Ross, another hop gar exponent also has modified his training specifically for the ring.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmQoecetk3c

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:57 am
by marvin8
I moved wayne's and willie's post here to reply, since I moved my post here.
wayne hansen wrote:Before he got defeated he was a fighting monk
After he was defeated he was a tai chi practicioner

The writer of the article in the OP mistakenly attached the title of one of their own website's articles to Yi Long. When actually, the video with that title was about Wei Lei, a tai chi practitioner. I am not aware of anyone calling Yi Long a tai chi practitioner after he lost.

China's 'No.1 Kung Fu monk' is knocked out by Muay Thai boxer with ONE KICK after challenging the fighter to a duel, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z4zGBRgW1M":
Tracy You For Mailonline on 7 November 2017 wrote:Sports fans are apparently so disappointed by Yi Long's performance they called him a 'fake' and 'liar' on the Chinese social media platforms.

MMA fighter wipes the floor with renowned Tai Chi practitioner

MMA fighter wipes the floor with renowned Tai Chi practitioner, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/v ... ioner.html:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk wrote:A mixed martial arts fighter has raised a public challenge to traditional martial masters across the nation after he wiped the floor with a renowned Tai Chi practitioner in an effort that he claimed aims to free the...


willie wrote:
wayne hansen wrote:Before he got defeated he was a fighting monk
After he was defeated he was a tai chi practicioner

Now that's appropriate. About time. People who don't really understand what's going on seem to think that he lost because of a superior Style. That couldn't be further from the truth. He finally lost after a lot of wins 2 one of the best mauy thai champions ever. On that level it wasn't the style it was the man. Not to mention the rules favored the champion

Many of the fans like to support a CMA celebrity and have limited knowledge of superior fighting skills.

On that level, it may not be as much about the man. As much as, it is about how the man is trained in a martial art(s). Fighters look to their coaches for guidance in how to apply their martial art's principles, strategies and techniques to resistant opponents (at any range). Chen Jia Gou, the home of Chen Style Tai Chi, recognizes this by incorporating Sanda training (e.g., padwork, sparring, etc.) for their fighters. The author of an article at http://chentaijiquanworld.blogspot.com/ ... -chen.html, commented "Some of the Chen guys are very experienced fighters. Chen Ziqiang has been preparing them for quite a long time, sending his teams out to get experience fighting sanda guys in China."

Regarding Wu Lin Feng rules, they favor CMA over Muay Thai by limiting clinching, knees and elbows:
• Attacking the other party using the head, elbows or any action by reversing joints is prohibited.
• Knee attacks are allowed once at a time only; continuous use of such is not allowed.

@ 1:58 and @ 2:50 the referee warns Sitthichai of the knees.

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:36 am
by Steve James
No shame in getting knocked out from a head kick. It happens to Muay Thai fighters too. Someone can train to take knees, elbows, and low kicks, and still get knocked out cold by a good shot.

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:52 am
by marvin8
KurtRobbins wrote:Entertaining first round. in the second, it looked
Like Yi Long either gassed or was hurt. Sitthichai targets some great kicks into Yi Long's abdomen which might of contributed to him gassing.

People speak about CMA power generation. However, in this fight you can see the power generation of Sitthichai was a lot more effective, than Yi Long's.
Steve James wrote:No shame in getting knocked out from a head kick. It happens to Muay Thai fighters too. Someone can train to take knees, elbows, and low kicks, and still get knocked out cold by a good shot.

A quick KO or submission may not be representative of a fighter's overall skill. Case in point: Ronda Rousey.
KEND wrote:I recall in the 70's the Thai boxers beat the best of Hong Kong fighters. The mainland came late into the game, fighting has been around for centuries in Thailand with contests against bare knuckle fighters from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, they are tough fighters from a country where every village has a training club. The WuShu is a performance art, superbly athletic but without the experience of the traditional arts of the pre communist era. They have to up their game

This Saturday UFC Fight Night 122 from Shanghai will include a record eight Chinese fighters on the card. I believe most Chinese fighters appearing in the UFC have a Sanda and/or wrestling background.

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 7 a.m. ET)
• Michael Bisping vs. Kelvin Gastelum
• Li Jingliang vs. Zak Ottow
• Alex Caceres vs. Wang Guan
• Alex Garcia vs. Muslim Salikhov

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Night, 3:45 a.m. ET)
• Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Sheymon Moraes
• Bobby Nash vs. Song Kenan
• Kailin Curran vs. Yan Xiaonan
• Bharat Kandare vs. Song Yadong
• Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Chase Sherman
• Gina Mazany vs. Wu Yanan
• Wuliji Buren vs. Rolando Dy
• Cyril Asker vs. Hu Yaozong

Li Jingliang who will be in the co-main event.

Elite Fight Club
Published on Jul 6, 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_YLH6Uh82I

Also on main card Muslim Salikhov.

Jetli_Com
Published on Nov 17, 2017

Muslim Salikhov, Dagestan's legendary 5-time sanda world champion and King of Sanda, is about to break out in his UFC debut and take the MMA world by storm:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RhJ6-uswIs

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:23 pm
by aamc
Feel for Yi Long a little. He was KO'd in his previous fight as well. I kind of expected it really. His shtick was that he could take punch, but IMHO his boxing skill isn't really there. He can throw a decent combination, but his footwork is not so great and he just isn't able to put people on the defensive. As the skill level of his opponents goes up, he isn't going to be able to ride the punches. Especially opponents that can take a few punches and come back with change.

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:47 pm
by kenneth fish
I agree with aamc - Yi Long does not have much in the way of actual boxing skills. I would love to see him go up against a professional boxer in the same weight class - it would be a very short fight IMO.

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:59 pm
by windwalker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-WKGSFJhMg

I belive hes trained in "iron shirt" it seems to be something he feels is effective and demos it in some of his matches.

no he would not survive with a boxer of the same weight class using this skill as he does.
The skill set seems to have influenced his strategies not avoiding or covering for the shots he takes
feeling that his "iron shirt" protects him....This might work for some or most people until he starts to get into
those who have proven skill....then it might become a liability.....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs-ax3EMsoQ

Re: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong KOs Yi Long in 2 Rounds

PostPosted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:43 am
by oragami_itto
After that first kick to the head when he was following up the heel kick that surprised them both, it was pretty much over, IMHO. He got a couple shots in, but he was severely rattled. Anybody who DIDN'T train taking a lot of trauma to the head would probably have been down there easy.

All in all, a fighter lost a fight. Everybody loses eventually unless they just stop fighting first. Part of why it's so pointless.