Mayhem II is a mixed martial arts fighting champions ship in Malaysia, sponsored by Muayfit in Selangor. On September 11, 2011, The Cambodian Bokator MMA team, consisting of Tun Serey, Kong Ravi, Say Tevin and Antonio Graceffo (The Brooklyn Monk) fought in the event. Antonio won his first fight, but lost his second. Tun Serey was the hero of the day, winning two bouts and earning a second place trophy for
Mayhem II MMA Tournament Part 1: Bokator Fighter, Tun Serey
(Cambodia): preliminary fight
Mayhem II MMA Tournament Part 2: Bokator Fighter, Kong Ravy (Cambodia) Vs. Raymond Tiew
Mayhem II MMA TournamentPart 3: Bokator Fighter, Say Tevin (Cambodia): preliminary fight
Mayhem II MMA TournamentPart 4: Bokator Fighter, Antonio Graceffo( USA via Cambodia): preliminary fight
Mayhem II MMA Tournament Part 5: Bokator Fighter, Tun Serey (Cambodia): semi-final
Mayhem II MMA Tournament: Bokator Fighter, Antonio Graceffo semi final
Mayhem II MMA Tournament Part 7: Bokator Fighter, Tun Serey (Cambodia) vs. Ahmurat
The event was highly significant because it was the first time the Cambodian Bokator team ever fought outside of Cambodia and the first time they ever participated in MMA. In Cambodia, they practice traditional Bokator which includes kick boxing and grappling, but the style had to be adjusted for MMA competition.
Antonio owes his victory to both, the years of Bokator training as well as a month of intensive modern MMA training, sponsored by K-1 Fight Factory Phnom Penh and Team Minetti.
Even participating was a great victory for the Khmer team as they were able to bring their art to the world. The whole team, including Antonio, plans to continue training and fighting MMA.
Antonio Graceffo is self-funded and needs donation to continue his writing and video work. To support the project you can donate through the paypal link on his website, www.speakingadventure.com
Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo is a martial arts and adventure author living in Asia. He is the author of the books, “Warrior Odyssey’ and “The Monk from Brooklyn.” He is also the host of the web TV show, “Martial Arts Odyssey,” which traces his ongoing journey through Asia, learning martial arts in various countries.
Warrior Odyssey, the book chronicling Antonio Graceffo’s first six years in Asia is available at amazon.com. The book contains stories about the war in Burma and the Shan State Army. The book is available at http://www.blackbeltmag.com/warrior_odyssey
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