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Japanese Fighter Knocks Out Muay Thai Champion with Amazing Kick

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Every once in a while you see a fight that completely blows your mind. This fight between Tenshin and Wanchalong showcased a talented Japanese fighter vs. the Lumpinee champion. Known for his aggression, this was a fight that I expected Wanchalong to take from the start.

Tenshin vs. Wanchalong – Skip to 9 minute mark for KO

Thanks to Himemoto Kakeru for posting the fight

Thoughts on the fight:

This may be the first time I’ve seen a Lumpinee Champion being knocked out by a foreigner. I know there are a lot of retired and ex champions who are past their prime who lose to foreigners all the time, but a Thai fighter in his prime is very rare.

That was probably the best spinning back kick I have ever seen. That speed and precision of the kick was next level. There was no time to react to the kick. It was simply back luck on the part of Wanchalong.

While you may be tempted to start training your spinning kicks after watching that fight, the reality is that Japanese fighter probably spent about 20 years perfecting that kick. So don’t expect to be able to replicate it over night.

It is never good seeing a fighter hurt in a fight. I hope Wanchalong has a speedy recovery and doesn’t suffer any long term effects from the knockout. It was a very hard shot.

 

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In 2011, Stephen decided to move to Thailand in search of 'real' Muay Thai. After training MMA for 5 years, he wanted to focus solely on his standup striking. After gaining a few years of experience in the ring, he decided to start Muay Thai Pros with his brother Ben, to share their experiences from the land of Muay Thai. You can follow Stephen on Instagram or read about his Muay Thai journey HERE.

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  1. pablo17contreras@gmail.com'

    The set up of the kick is amazing, Tenshin launch a Front kick and down their left hand, second later, launch a low kick and down again their hand,and the magic start, dawn first the left hand, Wanchalong fall into the feint and atempt a Right hook,but Tenshin throw a perfect timming spinning back kick

    Forgive my bad english

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