WCK: Full Rules Muaythai Recap
January 12, 2008
Las Vegas Hilton
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas…Sin City…The City that never sleeps…lights…action…sevens…come on seven…mama needs
some money to spend at the porn convention next door…
Damn…craps...oh well, maybe next time…
What’s the slogan…what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…they are right…my money stayed and I went
home…but I had fun losing...and if you happened to be in Vegas over the weekend, you definitely were a
winner if you attended Dennis Warner’s WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai event at the Las Vegas Hilton on
Saturday night. The sold-out venue played host to eight great fights – four of which were title bouts which
included the prestigious WBC Muay Thai Heavyweight Title.
Here is how it all went down:
able to connect with a beautiful uppercut and hooks to the face and ended the fourth round with consecutive
knees to the mid section - hurting Miura. Round five was all Medrano. Miura was hurt as he started the round
but showed a tremendous heart and didn’t give up. Medrano’s power punches to the face and body wore
Miura down throughout the fight giving Medrano the unanimous decision win and the IAMTF (Amateur) United
States Welterweight Title.
behind the look as he was clearly dominated. White took the obvious unanimous decision win with judges
scores of 40-36, 39-37 and 39-37.
with a left high kick - and later with a spinning back elbow and hooks to the body that just hurt Sarkissian.
Sarkissian got an eight count in round four due to the body shots but was able to continue…but not for long
as Smith came in strong on a still hurt Sarkissian and started punching away until finally the referee stepped
in to stop the bout. Smith took the TKO win at 2:22 of round four.
fight went on, the more tired Kongnapa looked. Kongnapa seemed to be grabbing defeat out of the jaws of
victory. En was able to counter with great powerful shots to the body and that slowed Kongnapa down. En’s
straight elbows connected well to the face, cutting Kongnapa around both eyes. En used that as a target
and connected with more strikes to the face. Kongnapa began to bleed from several cuts and just couldn’t
seem to be able to come back. En dominated the final rounds - connecting with combo punches to the face
and body. A bloody Kongnapa held on and took the punches as they came - gutsy performance. Then the
referee stepped in to have the Doctor look at Kongnapa’s cuts and it was determined that Kongnapa was
unable to continue due to the cuts. En gets the well-deserved win.
he continued although hurt. Lara then finished him off - working the legs again and it was just too
much for Leedy as he went down again in great pain. The referee came in to stop the fight at :40 of round
three giving Lara the win.
knee for an eight count. She continued but Yerlice got dropped a second time due to more strikes to the
face and body and the referee stepped in to stop the fight giving Shibata the TKO win at 2:38 of round two.
A hurt yet resilient Del Rosario continued…but once again, Vrede pressed and connected with a high kick
to the face that finished Del Rosario. It was over. Del Rosario was unable to stay on his feet - the referee
made a good call and stopped the fight at 2:24 of round one giving Vrede the win and the respect of the
crowd. The underdog winner dropped to the floor taking in the unbelievable moment.
In closing, I want to give a special thanks to Captain Richard Daniels for all his hospitality.
Until next time,
** It is with great sadness that we report that Mr. Vrede has passed away. Out thoughts and prayers are with
his family and friends. We conducted an interview with Mr. Vrede shortly after his big win - you can view it
through our tribute page to Mr. Vrede here: Post fight interview.