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Topic:Sittichai Robbed Vs Van Roosmalen - Glory Fight
Marco S
Posted: 2015-11-07 23:32:24

I mean, I love Roosmalen and, I wanted him to win but, woah.

Sittichai basically controlled him the whole fight, battered him with solid kicks and beautiful knees from the outside and held Van Roosmalens boxing flurries at bay with stiff jabs and front kicks, and followed up with some solid boxing of his own.

Roosmalen landed a few flurries, but nothing seemed to connect meaningfully.
Some low kicks also but, nothing seemed to remotely phase Sittichai.

I particularly enjoy watching Thai style Vs Dutch style and, truth be told, I root for the Dutch most of the time.

But on this occasion.... just woah.

Unanimous decision??

Glory isn't doing themselves any favors in terms of garnering credibility as a promotion with these kinds of results.
Posted: 2015-11-14 05:28:10
In glory kicks to the guard score zero points. Sittichai needs to improve his tactics if he wants to win on points.
Marco S
Posted: 2015-11-16 17:15:03
I read that as well but, even going on the strength of his knees and boxing that he landed himself, I think he racked up more on the score cards.

In my mind, he just looked better than Roosmalen in that fight.
His control, his aggression, use of techniques etc.
To me, he was clearly the dominant fighter.

Maybe them kicks were landing on Roosmalens guard but, RVR was obviously feeling every one of them.

Like I said, I'm a fan of the dutch style and normally, I'd be complaining against decisions that go against them.
When Mohammed Khamal fought that thai a couple months back for the dutch promotion title, I thought that was an obvious win for Khamal, though there was a lot of complaint that the thai should have got the nod.

But, on this occasion, it just looked so bad...
Posted: 2015-11-16 19:20:00
I thought it was a tricky one to score, and in my eyes it could've went either way. I certainly wouldn't say it was a robbery.

Sitichai was busier but landed a very high percentage on the guard which doesn't score. (I don't understand why they would). Also, what made it harder to score was that both fighter tended to counter the other almost immediately. I thought vrm landed the more harder shots, but enough to outscore the busier Sitichai? That's why I thought it was close.
Posted: 2015-11-21 15:48:49
if you was in muay thai fight and you kicked to the guard and showed effect by hurting your opponent or putting them off balance i believe the judges would add score for that
Posted: 2015-11-22 10:02:50
Yes, but it ain't Muay Thai. I think too many of the Thai community score kickboxing wrong.
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