MMA Is Masato > Buakaw now in K-1?

Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Sammo, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2005
    Messages:
    43,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Canada
    I don't follow K-1 kickboxing so much..I know that Masato beat him in the quarter final of the MAX event in Oct. 2007, but is he considered to be better than Buakaw now?
     
  2. He's definitely improved from when Buakaw first beat the living fuck out of him. Buakaw hasn't fallen off though.

    He just looked frustrated in that fight. :dunno:

    Guess they'll have to fight again. :noes:
     
  3. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    rain street
    Last night my coach was teaching me elbow techniques Masato used to cut him when they fought :cool:
     
  4. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    18,204
    Likes Received:
    0
    wat

    K-1 doesn't allow elbows and Masato never uses elbows and I don't remember Buakaw being cut at all in that fight.
     
  5. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    buakaw is still # 1 , im excited for the rematch.
     
  6. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    18,204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Masato caught Buakaw with a down in the first round. Buakaw knew he was going to lose the fight if it went to Judge's decision because of biased Japanese judges so he tried to knock Masato down with his punches instead of sticking to his normal clinch, knees, and kicks.

    Buakaw lost the fight because he tried to outbox Masato and Masato has great boxing.

    They'll still the same level imo, its just who effectively implements their gameplan better than the other. But Buakaw was almost KO'd in 2nd fight against Sato, it shows he can be KO'd and thats never a good thing while Masato never has been KO'd or near KO'd.

    So who knows, next time they fight, we'll see.
     
  7. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    yea buakaw strengths are most definitely his kicks.
    Is it him or [kokolai koneissergg or what his name] that has shitty boxing?
     
  8. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2005
    Messages:
    18,204
    Likes Received:
    0
    Kaoklai has pretty bad boxing, Buakaw used to have bad boxing but he has improved tremendously over the past couple years.

    The shitty thing with Kaoklai is that he's too big for K-1 Max and is too small for regular K-1 so he's just screwed and left to fight people that outweigh him by 50-100lbs.
     
  9. Kuet

    Kuet New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    9,690
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    thought it was kaoklai. Thanks for clearing that up.
     
  10. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Messages:
    22,489
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    rain street
    it wasnt in K1. I am assuming it was in thailand since that is where my coach fought most of his fights. Maybe japan, i dunno.
     
  11. whup

    whup I wish you had children and.. so that I could step

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    1,603
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't think anyone considers Masato better than Buakaw now; he's there or thereabouts though and just fought a good fight.
     

Share This Page