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Topic:K1 Champ Andy Souwer Makes Phenomenal Mma Debut
Marco S
Posted: 2015-12-31 15:13:22
K1 champ Andy Souwer makes phenomenal mma debut

Brian Ritchee will probably have this moved to the dormant mma forum but in double quick time, but I feel it has it's place here.
Long time kickboxing and K1 veteran, made the leap in mma, and he looked sensational.

I've been a long term advocate of the Dutch style of striking, and in particular their training methods, and in my view, they offer the best fundamentals for striking when it comes to transitioning into mixed rules bouts.
And Andy Souwer put that on full display.

He seems to have become adept in the grappling area also, comfortably getting out of bottom position, maintaining top control, and landing some nasty knees.

Finished with a quick crisp striking display.

Excited to see what he can do with this next phase of his career, diversifying from pure striking, bringing those striking talents into the public spotlight, even more so.
Marco S
Posted: 2016-01-20 13:00:44
I tried to embed that vid, but it comes up blank.

Are the embed codes the same as before??

That's becoming one of my favorite bouts to watch.

Arguably some of the best striking skills, Andy Souwer having a hugely high fight IQ - again, I don't want to deviate this to a purely mma thread in a kickboxing forum.

But that's one of the most exciting things for me to watch - seeing an expert in his field, move into mixed rules.

Comparing him to how the likes of Malaipet performed in his mma endeavors, it just highlights to me - and I apologize for harping on this - but how effective that specific Dutch style is for a "more pure" fight, shall we say.

Seeing the success of other Dutch pure kickboxers who've moved into mma - Melvin Manhoef, Alistair Overeem, Tyrone Spong - I look forward to seeing great performances from Souwer also.
Brian Ritchie
Posted: 2016-01-26 19:18:23

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by RIZIN FF" it can't embed.
Marco S
Posted: 2016-04-14 18:03:57
Just a point to note.

Andy Souwer defeated Mohamad Khamal recently in a close K1 rules bout.

He's now retired from kickboxing, to focus entirely on mma.

I hope he makes the UFC.

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