Posts Tagged ‘Thailand’

Photo by Bob Fisher @Pugilpix.com

Malaysian Invasion League 7: Date January 6,2017

Location: The Paradigm Mall in Selangor, Malaysia

Co-founder, and head photographer John Walsh continues his travels through Asia documenting the world of combat sports. His most current assignment found him in Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia for the latest edition of MiMMA Malaysian Invasion. The unlikely location (at least for American fans), of The Paradigm Mall served as the backdrop as the 32 fight bout card that Tapology had scheduled, ended up only producing 9 fights, but they certainly entertained those navigating between Sephora and the Orange Julius (just kidding, I cannot confirm or deny the presence of such a relic).

Once the event started, and the cage door closed everything became familiar. Check out John Walsh’s gallery below. And make sure you follow his journey on Instagram: clinchpikz@instagram.com and follow his partner in crime Bob Fisher @pugilpix.com as well.

 

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American Natalie Morgan spreads her wings at the Muay Thai Angels tournament in Bangkok, Thailand.

Photos By: John Walsh

In the final four of the Muay Thai Angel’s tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, Yolanda Schmidt was able to emerge as champion after squeaking out a narrow decision over former champion Chommanee Taehiran. Schmidt was able to rely on her size and athleticism as Chommanee’s output waned her speed faded in the later rounds. The decision, albeit an unpopular one, earned Schmidt 1 Million Baht for her efforts, and a brand new car to carry her loot in case they paid her in change.

Although coming up short in two hotly contested decisions American Natalie Morgan proved by going the distance with eventual champion Yolanda Schmidt, and in her loss to Namtan Por that she belonged among the top fighters in the world. With less than a year of experience as a pro, Morgans stock is certainly on the rise.

Our very own John Walsh was on hand at the  Sports Authority of Thailand Stadium (การกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย) in Bangkok, Thailand. Below is the gallery.

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