USA VS China: Wu Lin Fen May 1, 2010
By Mike LNg
Some quick results from May 1st, 2010 Wu Lin Fen event.
US athletes won with a score of 4:3 over their Chinese competition. Most of the American athletes were more proficient in Muay Thai and most of Chinese fighters couldn’t get into the groove of Muay Thai and weren’t good at fighting with knees . Martin Hensch has fought in Muay Thai, Kickboxing and MMA. In Muay Thai Hensch won thirteen of sixteen bouts and MMA won two of three bouts, he was the IKKC California champion and IMTO American champion.
Luis Bio who has also practiced Chinese Wushu for seven years and a North American IBTO champion won over Chinese competitor Chen Qian.
Miriam Nakamoto beat Gao Xing by quite a wide margin and appears to be quite a hit in China. Nakamoto won the champion of 2007, 2008 and 2009 Muay Thai King Cup and WPMO and WPMF Muay Thai. Nakamoto ranked first in US in World Muay Thai Federation and second in the world.
Shawn Oblonsky, a champion of American UKKA and IKKC. His opponent, Yang Zhuo would lose by decision.
China’s Zou Dongdong defeated Eric Faria by narrow decision.
It seems Dewey Cooper didn’t fight at all but merely served as coach for his protege David Hayes. Hayes also is a bouncer in Las Vegas hot spots. Hayes would face an actual Shaolin Monk in the form of Yi Long. Yi Long came to the ring complete with orange monk’s rob and pants. Yi long would beat David Hayes on points.
Ky Hollenback is among the most decorated among multi fight sport competitors. In Muay Thai Hollenback has won 25 fights, KO 17 in thirty bouts and was the champion of USMF, MMA world champion, IMOT California champion and won IKKC gold belt. Ky would fight Zhang Xijie and lost a narrow decision. The USA faction performed far better than what I expected. I can only imagine this event will lead to more matchups in the future.