AFL Muay Thai concludes its ACT 3 event September, 30th 2022
The event was honored with 14 gyms from the Tri-State area. Promotional debuts include the likes of Rose Muay Thai, Evolution Muay Thai, and 5 Points Academy. For fans new to the Muay Thai community wanting to train, names of participating gyms are with the full results below. Reach out and see you at the next show.
Featuring AFL’s Co-main event. Elmer Recinos wins via unanimous decision vs Jesse Boragad. Speaking to announcer Adam Crist, Recinos in full respect for his opponent, noted on Jesse’s grit to step up for the rematch. “He didn’t have to take this fight, he already beat me last time”. With this win Elmer moves to 1-1 against Jesse Boragad
As for the main event of the evening, with precision and style Jason Melendez wins his 3rd straight under the AFL banner.
Post fight Jason announced to the crowd know his aspirations of becoming a professional fighter. “He really wants to become pro” that already shows with everything he does. Say Nida Taylor President of Global Operations
“He works hard and it shows. It’s not even about the win streak, it’s the little things in between. He’s respectful, he promotes himself well, he trains with multiple gyms, he comes to the show in a suit and he walks out like he’s already been doing this for years”.
Additional highlights of the night included an opening act between two 11 year olds that left the crowd high spirits. Preacher Lawson graced the crowd with our TKO of the night. Corner stoppage. Closing the night, Sean Hinds Head Matchmaker had this to say
“A fun night, we saw families, new faces, and other fighters in the crowd. We had stand outs Makim of Lil Bomb. Taylor Bell from Chops and Chops and Julia Howe. The list goes on with who we’d like to see back in the ring under AFL banner, even in defeat we were impressed with everyone performance” Sean Hinds Head Matchmaker
Aaron Mendoza Hinds Combat defeats Ricardo Cesar Gutierrez Sitan Gym
Ahmed Abdo Sitan defeats Daniel Roque 140lbs Pharaoh’s
Anthony Lebron 5-Points Jerry Dragon Kings WillyB
Francis Basilio Hinds Combat defeats Erik Cordova Rose MT at 135lbs
Maksim Tsybulka Lil Bomb defeats Edward Emile Eustace, Evolution MT
Taylor Bell at 110lbs defeats Julia Howe 5-Points Academy
Eric Gaspar Rose MT defeats Gregory Yang Hinds Combat at 135lbs
Brandon Phan at 125lbs Church Street defeats James Villa Two Bridges Muay Thai
Preacher Lawson at 175lbs Camilo Hernandez RGA Bayside via TKO
Richard Vasquez Church Street at 135lbs defeats Pawel Filipkowski Rose MT
Elmer Recinos Lil Bomb Academy defeats Jesse Bogorad Diamondheart at 145lbs
Jason Melendez, Bucctown defeats Willard Klein Two Bridges Muay Thai