Legends Muay Thai Championship was held in San Francisco, California over the weekend (4/28) and was headlined by the main event featuring Ky Hollenbeck vs. Cyrus Washington and the co-main event starring Miriam Nakamoto vs. Sandra Bastian.
In the main event, Hollenbeck wasted absolutely no time showing Muay Thai fans worldwide that his first and only professional loss against Nieky Holzken in November was well behind him. Hollenbeck took under a minute to take out the always gritty Cyrus Washington in devastating fashion. Roughly 50 seconds into the bout Hollenbeck unleashed a spinning back fist that floored Washington immediately and prompted referee Vichai “Rex” Supkitpol to call an end to the bout. Hollenbeck thus earned himself the WMC Intercontinental Title with the quick win and now turns his sights to competing at the Glory World Series Tournament in Sweden on May 26th.
In the co-main event of the day, WBC World Champion Miriam Nakamoto faced off with Canada’s Sandra Bastian. Nakamoto spent most of her 2011 season nursing a knee injury and the subsequent surgery but looked in good form against her tough Canadian opponent. Nakamoto picked apart Bastian by waiting for opportunities to pounce with combinations of punches and elbows, utlimately stopping Bastian in Round 3 via TKO stoppage. Bastian fought well trying to put together combinations with both kicks and punches but never quite found her rhythm against the tough American. With the win, Nakamoto picked up yet another title in the form of the WMC World Title and now sets her sights on what will be, without a doubt, her toughest test to date as she faces 14x World Champion, “The Queen of Muay Thai” Julie Kitchen on August 18th.
Below are the rest of the events results:
Ky Hollenbeck def. Cyrus Washington by KO in Rd. 1
Miriam Nakamoto def. Sandra Bastian by TKO in Rd. 3
Megan Nazareno def. Jaclyn Ngan by TKO in Rd. 2
Dan Lemessurier def. Chrisente Joaquin by KO in Rd. 1
Eisrael Verduzco def. Andew Nguyen by Unanimous Decision
Keri Taylor def. Denise Jacobs by TKO (Dr. Stoppage) in Rd. 2
Marquis Ross def. Isean Hannon via KO in Rd. 1
Natalie Morgan def. Jennifer Julianus by Unanimous Decision
Peter Herschelman def. Daniel Nunez by Unanimous Decision
Maila Spanyol def. Cindy Cordero via TKO in Rd. 2