28 Feb Triumphant 3 Recap
Triumphant 3 took place this past Sunday, February 25, 2017, at the Oakland Marriott in Oakland, California.
It was an electric night, the sold-out crowd witnessed some of the best Muay Thai action there has been in 2018. In the main event, Genah Fabian and Charmaine Tweet fought for the WMC 165 lb women’s title. It was a technical fight, with Fabian establishing herself as the dominant fighter early. It didn’t take long for lightning to strike, in the second round a head kick from Fabian rocked Tweet and she finished the job with follow up strikes. Tweet could not answer the referee’s count and Fabian was declared the winner by second round KO.
In the co-main event, UFC and Muay Thai veteran Anthony Njokuani faced up and coming Sonny Singh. It was a technical fight from the opening bell and Njokunai used his experience to outwork Singh. Despite a valiant effort by Singh, Njokuani’s experience proved to be too much in the end as he took home a unanimous decision.
In what was arguably the fight of the night at an event that had several amazing fights, Asa Ten Pow and Nick Chasteen went toe-to-toe. Ten Pow was the smaller of the two fighters, but that didn’t deter him from setting the pace. He used his speed to outstrike Chasteen early, even scoring a knockdown in the second round. Chasteen rallied late as he started using his size to try and walk down Ten Pow, but despite the late effort, it wasn’t enough as Ten Pow was quick on his feet and was able to avoid any significant damage. When it was said and done Ten Pow took home a unanimous decision win.
In another highly anticipated fight, the Bay Area’s Eric Luna put on a great technical performance against the very explosive and dangerous Joseph Gogo. From the start of the fight, Luna was able to stifle Gogo’s aggression by mixing punches and kicks to the legs and body. It was a great strategy as it paid off early because Gogo seemed tired at the start of the second round. Luna took home a unanimous decision after four rounds.
Yumiko Kawano and Janet Todd made their pro debut’s against one another in a highly anticipated bout. It was a rematch of an amateur bout they had last year. Despite a year going by the result was not much different. It was a technical fight and Kawano was able to edge it out on the judge’s scorecards.
In other action, Zach Bunnell scored a unanimous decision win over Chris Burgett and fans were treated to an early trio of TKO’s at the start of the event. Sean Climaco scored a second round KO over Diego Paez, Darren Uyenoyama scored a second-round TKO over Rajesh Narine, and Jamie Pheap scored a first round KO over Nick Kaluza.
Triumphant 3 Results:
Genah Fabian def. Charmaine Tweet via KO (Head Kick) in Rd. 2 – Wins WMC Women’s 165 lb World Championship
Anthony Njokuani def. Sonny Singh via Unanimous Decision – Wins Triumphant Middleweight Championship
Asa Ten Pow def. Nick Chasteen via Unanimous Decision
Eric Luna def. Joseph Gogo via Unanimous Decision
Zach Bunnell def. Chris Burgett via Unanimous Decision
Yumiko Kawano def. Janet Todd via Split Decision
Sean Climaco def. Diego Paez via KO in Rd. 2
Darren Uyenoyama def. Rajesh Narine via TKO (Didn’t come out for 3rd round) in Rd. 2
Jamie Pheap def. Nick Kaluza via KO in Rd. 1