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Not long for Long La to win

Ismail Vorajee / Khmer Times Share:
Long La took no prisoners on his Full Metal Dojo debut Saturday. Courtesy Singaporemaven

Cambodia’s Long La took just 22 seconds to defeat his opponent at Saturday nights’ Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Full Metal Dojo 16: Big Trouble in Little Bangkok spectacle in Thailand.

Representing Phnom Penh-based fight squad Cambodian Top Team, La was out of the gate quickest and instantly delivered a quick left right flurry to down Thailand’s Chinnakit Manolai. The 23-yeard old Bantamweight then proceeded to ground and pound his rival until the referee waved away the contest with just 22 seconds on the clock.

In the main event of the evening, Finland’s Glenn Sparv claimed the inaugural Full Metal Dojo middleweight sword with a second round TKO over Iranian wrestler Mehdi Bagheri.

The finish came in the second round when Bagheri attempted to take the fight to the ground. However, Sparv countered and brought about a spectacular finish landing a devastating knee to the head of his backtracking opponent.

The women’s atomweight championship co-main event, Thailand’s jiu-jitsu gold medallist Suwanan Boonsorn defeat Loma Lookboonmee through submission via armbar in the very first round.

Ukrainian Stan Tskitishvili, making his amateur debut, made light work of Malaysian Azreel Izzat with a quick TKO in the night’s opening salvo, while later in the evening, Javier Trujillo locked in a rear naked choke to force Vinod Grewal to tap out.

Kumite 3000, FMD’s nation vs nation contest, captivated the crowd as Myanmar’s O Kay Gyi mounted and pounded out Thailand’s Visarut Numnoi, while Thailand’s Jaktan Tangjan succumbed to inferior cardio as Myanmar’s Aung Kyaw Kyaw outlasted the hometown favourite.

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