Give and Take (slug fests)

Thought I'd give making a FanPost a try. I've noticed (I'm sure everyone else has too) across the sbnation blogs that there isn't one dedicated to kickboxing or muay thai. Though the sports are touched on and the techniques are broken down by various writers, I still feel like there are many MMA fans that haven't warmed up to them quite like they have with the various grappling aspects. I've been wrong before probably as many time as I've been right (maybe more) so please be forgiving. My only goals are to help raise awareness of both muay thai and kickboxing and promote some of the same great discussions MMA receives. To start with I feel like introducing to some readers five incredibly entertaining bouts. For some of you these will be fights you've seen before, so I hope you don't mind re-watching them.

I've got no real commentary about these five bouts. Some of them end, some of them go to decision. All five are fairly recent bouts. There were so many to choose from, but I wanted to keep it to fights having still active athletes.

Number 5:

Mike Zambidis vs Chahid Oulad El Hadj (K-1 World 70MAX 2010 Final 16)
October 3, 2010 - Seoul, South Korea

Number 4:

Mohamed Khamal vs Mosab Amrani (It's Showtime 2010: Amsterdam)
May 29, 2010 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Number 3:

Takaaki Umeno vs Bovy Sor Udomson (Shootboxing 25th Anniversary: Ishin 2)
November 4, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan

Part 1:

Part 2:

Number 2:

Daniel Ghita vs Hesdy Gerges (It's Showtime Sporthallen Zuid)
March 6, 2011 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

Number 1:

Yuta Kubo vs Tetsuya Yamato (K-1 World 63MAX 2010 Final)
July 5, 2010 - Tokyo, Japan

There you have it five fun fights. I plan to do more FanPosts and do a better job at it, but I hope you all liked these.

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