An eventful night of Muay Thai from the Indigo O2, culminated with Salah Khalifa defeating Giannis Tsigkos to claim the MTGP Super-Welterweight title.
The Minotaurs fighter used his range well, bouncing in and out to carefully grind down Tsigkos for the win. The Grecian fighter put up a great effort, and showed short bursts of power throughout the fight.
However, it was Khalifa’s superior activity and his slick striking which allowed him to take the unanimous decision win and claim the MTGP Super-Welterweight title.
In the best fight of the night, Team Tieu’s Carlton Lieu defeated perennial Lion Fight Light-Welterweight contender Asa Ten Pow in a title eliminator bout.
Elsewhere, Muay Thai Grand Prix awarded Kerry Haynes with Fight of the Night honours.
The fighter from Milton Keynes was one of the most popular at MTGP 6, and enacted an emotional response from the crowd when she defeated Mina Lamoure to win the the ISKA English title. Haynes put a beating on Lamoure, completely overwhelming her from the onset.
Here are the full results from Muay Thai Grand Prix 6.
Muay Thai Grand Prix 6 Main Card
World MTGP Super-Welterweight Title-
Salah Khalifa (Minotaurs) def. Giannis Tsigkos (Greece) via Unanimous Decision
FTR – 69KG – 5×3
World MTGP Featherweight Title-
Bernise Alldis (Double K/Keddles) def. Elna Nilsson (Lund Sweden) via Unanimous Decision
FTR – 57KG – 5×3
Mateusz Duczmal (Bad Company) def. Adam Hart (Double K) via Unanimous Decision
K-1 – 94KG – 3×3
Main Event: Lion Fight Light-Welterweight Title Eliminator-
Carlton Lieu (Team Tieu) def. Asa Ten Pow (Florida Kickboxing Academy) via Unanimous Decision
FTR – 63.5KG – 5×3
Evan Jays (Team Tieu/Double K) def. Lauge Petersen (Fightworld Denmark) via Unanimous Decision
FTR – 51KG – 5×3
Ryan Li (Team Tieu) def. Pedro Luque (Spain) via KO (Round 1 – 2:08)
FTR – 80KG – 5×3
Pablo Ben (Boxing Factory) def. Paul Benson (Origin MMA Terra Squad) via Unanimous Decision
FTR – 70KG – 3×3
Ash Uddin (Bloodline Gym) def. Jamie Ahern (Team Braveheart) via KO (Round 1 – 0:56)
FTR – 48KG – 5×3
Michael Pham (Team Tieu) def. Brett Webster (BKK Gym) via Split Decision
FTR – 68KG – 5×3
ISKA English Title 52KG
Kelly Haynes (Total Dojo) def. Mina Lamoure (Team Tieu) via Unanimous Decision
K-1 – 52KG – 3×3
Ionut Radicanu (Boxing Factory) def. Alex Beck (Team Tieu) via Split Decision
FTR – 70KG – 5×3
Muay Thai Grand Prix 6 Prelims
Rory Crawford (Double K) def. Andy Turland (Champions Gym Bournemouth)
K-1 – 65KG – 3×3 via Unanimous Decision
Phil Casper (Bloodline Gym) def. Louis Marcoulias (Team Tieu) via Unanimous Decision
B-Class – 76KG – 5×2
Dean Black (Double K) def. Declan McCullough (Fight City) via Unanimous Decision
C-Class – 62KG – 5×1.5
Colin Conroy (Muay Thai Clinic) def. Joe Hassal (Double K) via Majority Decision
C-Class – 69KG – 5×1.5
Jamie McGuigan (Double K) def. Piotr Kaludzinski (Perun Gym) via Unanimous Decision
K-1 – 70KG – 3×3
Sarah Worsfold (Team Falcon) def. Ewelina Gorka (K-Star Legacy) via Unanimous Decision
K-1 (a) – 63KG – 3×2
Sevket Cerkez (Team Tieu) def. Luca Caputo (Diesel Gym) via KO (Round 3 – 2:20)
K-1 – 72KG – 3×3
Zuzana Borosova (Team Tieu) def. Claire Kirby (Jai Dee) via Unanimous Decision
K-1 (a) – 52KG – 3×2
Chantelle Tippett (Team Chaos) def. Orsi Farkas (Team Tieu) via Unanimous Decision
C-Class – 54KG – 5×1.5
Colin Chu (Team Tieu) def. Georgi Rodriguez (Nemisis) via TKO (Doctor’s stoppage) Round 3
K-1 – 62KG – 3×3