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Fight Breakdowns

ELIJAH CLARKE: Head-Kick KO

Fight Breakdown | Renzo Gracie Academy

March 20, 2015

Pro Muay Thai fighter, Elijah Clarke, out of Renzo Gracie Academy in New York, walks us through how he set-up a vicious head-kick KO that won him his 5th amateur fight – and ultimately retired his opponent. Check it out!

NICK CHASTEEN: Rear Leg Kick

Fight Breakdown | Best Muay Thai

April 2, 2015

Nick Chasteen of Best Muay Thai – a signed fighter with Lion Fight – walks us through how to attack a south paw with a brutal rear leg-kick. As Nick explains, he has used this technique to great effect in the ring. Enjoy!

Fighter Profiles

Daniel Tavares: BJJ

Fighter Profile | Philadelphia, PA

April 24, 2015

Daniel Tavares is a seasoned competitor in both BJJ and MMA as well as an accomplished official for the IBJJF. He has competed against some of the most accomplished Black Belts in the world, including holding a notable win over Gary Tonon. Daniel shares his thoughts about BJJ, his personal style and training.

MARK VIVES: Training BJJ

Fighter Profile | New Breed Academy

April 15, 2015

Mark Vives is the head instructor at New Breed Academy just outside of Chicago, IL. Mark is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and instructor. He has won or placed in multiple events, including IBJJF, Pan, and NAGA tournaments. In this CombatReel feature, Mark tells us his story and talks about the BJJ community, his approach to training, and his love of competition.

CHRIS MAUCERI: Training Muay Thai

Fighter Profile | Stockade Martial Arts

March 17, 2015

Learn more about the up-and-coming professional fighter, Chris Mauceri, who hails from Kingston, NY. In this short film, you will hear directly from Chris and see him training at his gym, Stockade Martial Arts. See why Muay Thai is such a beautiful and powerful art!

Nick (“the Golden Boy”) Chasteen

Fighter Profile | Best Muay Thai

March 14, 2015

Watch professional Muay Thai fighter, Nick Chasteen, training for Lion Fight 21! Hear Nick talk about his love of the sport, his style, and what motivates him as a fighter. Coach, Master Bob Karmel, also gives us insight into Nick and what we can expect to see from him.

Fighter Interviews

Podcast Episode 2 – David Hayrikyan

Interview | Boston, MA

January 6, 2017

We talk to David “Maccabee” Hayrikyan about his upcoming championship fight at No Boundary Muay Thai against Phil DaSilva. Dave promises us a scrap and talks about his two biggest challenges to date … Greg Rowe’s knee and trying to convince his mom to come see him fight.  Enjoy!

Podcast Episode 1 – Phil DaSilva

Interview | Boston, MA

December 28, 2016

We talk to Boston fighter, Phil DaSilva, about his upcoming championship fight at No Boundary Muay Thai. Phil shares his secret “ninja” plan to get the w, and tells us about his aspirations in the sport … hint it involves a belt for each day of the week. Enjoy! 

RICHARD ABRAHAM: Pre Lion Fight 20

Interview | Maximus Muay Thai

February 12, 2015

CombatReel interviewed Richard Abraham to discuss his upcoming fight against Jo Nattawut at Lion Fight 20. He talks to us about the hard work he put in to get where he is today –what he calls “the grind.” Richard has come a long way since this interview.  Today he is undefeated at Glory and may even get a title shot!

BRETT HLAVACEK: Title Defense

Interview | The Wat Gym, NYC

August 11, 2015

CombatReel interviewed Brett Hlavacek to discuss his upcoming title defense against Elijah Clarke at Friday Night Fights. He talks to us about his training, his love of Muay Thai, and his plans for the future. Brett also wants to thank his trainer, Master Phil Nurse, at the Wat NYC.

Elijah Clarke

Interview | Renzo Gracie Academy

February 24, 2015

CombatReel interviewed Elijah Clarke to discuss his title fight against Brett Hlavacek on Friday Night Fights in NYC. Elijah talks to us about how he got into the sport, what keeps him going, and what fans should expect in the future.