Malaipet Sitprapom

Report: Malaipet-Douglas Signed for ShoXC


Malaipet Team Diamond vs. Kaleo Kwan. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

A lightweight bout between Muay Thai expert Malaipet Team Diamond and budding prospect David Douglas will reportedly take place at the latest edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series, which will take place at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California on September 26th.

Sam Caplan of Five Ounces of Pain has confirmed the matchup with EliteXC VP Jared Shaw. The two were originally slated to compete in a non-televised preliminary bout at EliteXC’s “Unfinished Business” event on July 26, but Malaipet was forced to withdraw from the fight after sustaining an injury during the week prior to the bout.

Malaipet won an unanimous decision over Kaleo Kwan last October before being disqualified in a controversial bout against King of the Cage veteran Thomas Denny in March. Malaipet illegally struck Denny in the back of the neck with elbows and Denny was eventually deemed unable to continue.

Douglas has fought twice in the last month. He stopped replacement opponent Marlon Matias with strikes in the first round of their July 26 bout and followed that performance up with a first-round TKO of William Jacobson at a ShoXC event on August 15.

Denny Hurting After DQ Win at ShoXC


Thomas Denny won by first-round disqualification over Malaipet Sitprapom Friday on ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series on Showtime. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

Although Thomas Denny’s advantage on the ground gave him a clear path to earn an easy win over talented Muay Thai champion Malaipet Sitprapom last night, it was a trio of illegal elbows by Sitprapom that earned him a first-round disqualification in the main event of the latest edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series.

With his opponent having superior skills on the feet, Denny decided to take Sitprapom down to the canvas just seconds after unleashing a quick flurry of punches in the opening moments of the fight. Sitprapom immediately tried to stand back up but ended up giving Denny his back.

The King of the Cage veteran looked to have the fight in the bag with a deep rear naked choke but Sitprapom was amazingly able to escape the hold. Turning his back to the mat, Sitprapom then found himself trapped in a Denny arm-triangle but was able to work his way out of that submission as well. With his counterpart squirming to get back up, Denny started to rain down a mix of punches and elbows.

Denny’s ground and pound assault proved effective until the final thirty seconds of the round, when Sitprapom (3-2) was finally able to stand back up. After a very brief exchange on the feet, Denny (26-16) shot back down for a takedown.

From there Sitprapom landed three downward-pointed elbows to the back of Denny’s head, stunning him and sending him crumpling to the ground in pain. The bout was halted and after a few moments of deliberation, the ring-side doctor announced that Denny would be unable to continue, making him the victor by way of disqualification.

“I’m sorry because I came here to fight, but this is MMA and you have to follow the rules,’’ Denny said after the fight. “I may have been dazed but I wasn’t knocked out. One thing I could not do, however, was move my neck. Malaipet was tough because I thought I had him with the rear naked choke. But I will definitely fight him again. I was totally dominating.’’

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ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series Weigh-In Results


Malaipet Sitprapom (left) and Thomas Denny square off after Thursday’s weigh-in in Santa Ynez, Calif. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

Longtime mixed martial arts veteran Thomas Denny will collide with talented Muay Thai champion Malaipet Sitprapom in the main event of the next edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series later tonight.

The event will take place at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California and will air live on Showtime starting at 11 PM ET.

Malaipet has won three of out of his four professional bouts, including his last two. He made his EliteXC debut in October, winning a unanimous decision over Kaleo Kwan. The Team Diamond founder holds an unheard of 136-26 record in Muay Thai.

“I think Thomas Denny has a lot of skill in the ground, but I’m not scared,” Sitprapom said during yesterday’s weigh-ins. “If something happens, it happens. I have been working on my ground work, but I am interested in defending submissions, not trying to apply them. If I get taken to the ground, I will try and take the fight back to standing up.”

Denny, who has fought the majority of his career inside the confines of King of the Cage, was knocked out by Joe Camacho back in January. This fight will be the second of a three-fight deal Denny currently has with EliteXC.

“I plan to punch him on his face, put him on his head and submit him,” Denny said. “I think a lot of people give Malaipet too much respect for his Muay Thai game. You need to attack him. His conditioning is questionable, so I will to push him hard. I need to keep coming forward and keep punishing him with punches.”

Complete weigh-in results are below:

Malaipet Sitprapom (154 lbs) vs. Thomas Denny (160 lbs)
Marlon Mathias (159 lbs) vs. Conor Heun (159 lbs)
Aaron Rosa (203 lbs) vs. Jaime Fletcher (205 lbs)
Shane Del Rosario (231 lbs) vs. Analu Brash (256 lbs)
Mark Oshiro (138 lbs) vs. Chris Cariaso (139 lbs)
Devin Howard (172 lbs) vs. Mark Kempthorne (170 lbs)
Vince Guzman (161 lbs) vs. Lyle Beerbohm (160 lbs)
Brandon Tarn (250 lbs) vs. Jason Williams (257 lbs)
Kenny Johnson (170 lbs) vs. Michael Penafiel (168 lbs)
Steve Gable (169 lbs) vs. Eric Jones (168 lbs)

Malaipet, Denny Headline ShoXC on March 21


Malaipet Sitprapom hits Kaleo Kwan with a left hand. Photo by Tom Casino/EliteXC.

Longtime mixed martial arts veteran Thomas Denny will collide with talented Muay Thai champion Malaipet Sitprapom in the main event of the upcoming next edition of ShoXC: Elite Challenger Series on March 21st.

The fight was officially announced this past weekend during the television broadcast of Cage Rage 25. Elite Xtreme Combat parent company ProElite owns Cage Rage.

The event is currently scheduled to take place at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, California and will air live on Showtime starting at 11 PM ET.

Malaipet has won three of out of his four professional bouts, including his last two. He made his EliteXC debut in October, winning a unanimous decision over Kaleo Kwan. The Team Diamond founder holds an unheard of 136-26 record in Muay Thai.

Denny, who has fought the majority of his career inside the confines of King of the Cage, was knocked out by Joe Camacho back in January. This fight will be the second of a three-fight deal Denny currently has with EliteXC.

While EliteXC has not announced any other additional bouts for the card as of yet, MMA on Tap has been able to confirm that bantamweight prospect Mark Oshiro will likely compete at the event.