Caverly wins world title war against Oishi

Battle Collossal 12, November 5 saw a spectacular event with three WBC Muaythai titles on the line. The headline of the event was Australian featherweight champion Tiana Caverly taking on Japanese featherweight champion for the WBC Muaythai Female Bantamweight World Title as well as Super Heavyweight Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne taking on New Zealand's Paulo Lakai in a Professional Boxing bout.

The face off between two nation champions began fiercely with Cavery using her reach and experience to advantage with a range of body kicks and push kicks keeping the advancing Oishi at bay who consistently pushed forward looking for an opening to land some heavy punch combinations and leg kick attacks. It was in round two that Oishi found her mark landing a left hooks that sent Caverly back on rubber legs, but it was the sound of the bell that saved her from the Japanese onslaught. In round three Oishi desperately attempted to find the knockout shot but the taller Aussie managed to weather the storm with some good grappling that slowed the Japanese champion and also found her cut to the left brow from a Caverly elbow. In the fourth Oishi once again come out with guns blazing and Caverly was caught with yet another barrage of punches, but it was owed to Caverly's experience and reach that allowed her to land some accurate kicks and punches of her own. In the fifth it was Caverly who looked the better but with credit to Oishi, battered and swollen, never stopped coming forward in a desperate attempt searching for the knockout blow. At the final bell it was Perth's Tiana Caverly who was cawarded the win with the judges scoring it 50-46 50-45 50-45 and crowning her the new WBC Muaythai Female Bantamweight World Champion.

In the Super Lightweight National Title Catchweight War former lighweight national champion Oley Sakonpetch scored a flawless victory over welterweight national champion Mark Sarracino. Landing thumping left body kicks and push kicks early in round one, Oley slapped Sarracino with a text book head kick that sent the Queenslander swaying and in desperate trouble before a great display of sportsmanship by Oley catching Sarracino before landing backwards allowed referee Brad Vocale to apply a standing eight count. Sarracino showed heart and bravery taking the fight to Oley in the rounds thereafter only to find himself out skilled and out kicked, with Oley choosing not to further inflict any further damage that had already been done, at the final bell it was Oley Sakonpetch who was announced the winner and new WBC Muaythai Super Lightweight Champion. 

The WBC Muaythai Middleweight State title saw an all out war between two of Western Australia's best middleweights Jamie Lunghitano and Jon Dowding. In round one and two Lunghitano found his mark with some good sweeps and boxing combinations and a barrage of punches that saw Dowing in trouble. In round three Lunghitano's round two attack had seemed to tire him and the tough robot-like Dowding came back with some good grappling, punches and elbows. In round four the two went toe to toe, Dowding had been cut from an elbow and Lunghitano raised his glove to celebrate prematurely, although the fight continued excitingly right the way through round five and to the final bell. At the announcement it was Lunghitano who was crowned the WBC Muaythai Middleweight Champion. 

In the WBC Muaythai Welterweight Preliminary State Title bout between James Bertolami and David Andrews the match was stopped prematurely in round three by the ring doctor with James Bertolami cut on the forehead. Before the unfortunate stoppage Andrews landed some crafty uppercut elbows with Bertolami looking unstoppable dominating in the grapple and punishing with vicious leg kicks. 

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