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NJ Mac Defeats Rob Gonzales for the Interim 147lb USMTA/WC Title at Warriors Cup 28against Rob Gonzales
Another exceptional night of Muaythai with 12 good fights at Warriors Cup 28. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE FIGHTS AND HIGHLIGHTS.
Main Event: NJ Mac of Rebel Thaiboxing wins The Interim 147lb USMTA/WC title against Rob Gonzales of the Wat. NJ can now fight either Nick Grant for his WC title or Rematch Chanon Kuldraree for his USMTA title.
Co-Main: Remi Singh of Sitan Gym NY wins the WC 160lb Title against John Esposito of the Institute.
Co-Main: Raquel Harris of Evolution Muaythai retains her USMTA 105lb Title against Nicole Richiusa of The Institute.
Akio Nakasone of The Wat wins a Decision against Scott Copenhaver of Chok Sabai Gym.
Beau Bradley of Five Points Academy wins a decision against Alex Chang of The Wat.
Quinn Pakdeteeva of Rebel Thaiboxing wins a dec against Clifford Francois of Chok Sabai Gym.
Juan Sosa of Rami Elite wins a dec against Josh Santos of Stockade Martial Arts.
Andrew Beckles of Rebel Muaythai wins a Dec against Slawek Gubernat of Valiant Muaythai.
John Marino of Animals MMA and Elvin Johnson of Rajasi Muaythai fight to a draw.
Roman Aguila of North Jersey Muaythai wins a dec against Adam Carlson of Weapons 9 Gym.
Dionys Dume of Rajasi Muaythai wins a Dec against Jamal Kataw of AMA Fight Club.
Brian Douglas of Five Points wins a dec against Alex Vinarsky of Valiant Muaythai.
In the headline bout NJ Mac takes on Rob Gonzales for the Interim 147lb USMTA / WC Title, with the winner meeting the 147lb Champ Chanon Kuldraree in their next bout. These 2 fighters are both experienced Muay Thai fighters, though they have contrasting styles. NJ Mac has impressive footwork and mobility which he will need in defending the aggressive attacking style of his opponent, Rob Gonzales.
These two fighters come from competing schools, which ads to the rivalry and interest in this bout. Rob Gonzales trains at The Wat in Downtown NYC, whilst NJ Mac trains at Rebel Thaiboxing on Long Island. Full Rules Muay Thai requires a physical and mental discipline unlike other combat sports as the risk of injury is great. The sport is known as “the art of eight limbs” because it is characterized by the combined use of fists, elbows, knees, shins and feet. I have seen a spinning elbow that was so fast that at 60 frames per second the camera did not capture the contact between the elbow and the fighters chin. This fight has the making of a great battle between two experience and disciplined fighters.
Bout of Note: Another fight of note is the Womans’ USMTA title fight between defending champion Raquel Harris against Nicole Richiusa. Raquel had cleaned house in the 105lb division beating many of the best females in this weight class. Nicole comes as a legit contender looking to dethrone Raquel for her USMTA title.
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