February, 2012, in Kuala Lumpur. Aaron Lim wanted revenge for losing to Brooklyn Monk, Antonio Graceffo in Mayhem II MMA tournament, the previous year. This fight was Antonio’s first MMA fight in a ring, rather than a cage.
Watch: Antonio Graceffo MMA Fight vs. Aaron Lim Re-Match
Unfortunately, the last thirty seconds of the fight are missing. You just have to take Antonio’s word that he won. For third party verification, see Antonio’s MMA fight record on Sherdog
This fight was significant because it came at the end of two months of Antonio living and training in the Ultimate MMA Academy in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and was the first of several fights, where Antonio represented the academy. At the academy, coach Melvin Yeoh spent a lot of time teaching Antonio the MMA and Thai clinch, to utilize in fights where he had difficulty taking the opponent to the ground. Although Antonio can take Aaron down, he practices his clinch in this fight, to prepare for his next fight against a much bigger and stronger opponent.
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
See Antonio’s Destinations video series and find out about his column on http://www.blackbeltmag.com
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