Brad Riddell too strong for John Wayne Parr at Caged Muay Thai 8

Too fast, too strong. Brad Riddell has come away with a unanimous decision victory over Aussie Muay Thai Legend John Wayne Parr overnight in the Caged Muay Thai 8 main event.

From the outset Riddell dominated the fight dropping Parr twice in the first round with devastating left hooks. Parr was forced to answer the standing eight count a further two times both in rounds three and four.

Riddell came into the rematch in phenomenal shape and looked spectacular in a fight that he never looked like losing. Parr, however, showed once again his warrior spirit and a never-say-die attitude. While he lost all rounds on the judges’ scorecards, he continued to fight hard right to the final bell showing why he is such a legend of the sport.

With the impressive victory, the Kiwi avenges a decision loss he suffered at the hands of the Aussie great back in 2013.

CMT 8 took place at the Logan Metro Sports Centre in Crestmead, Queensland. In addition to the super fight main event, the show also featured three title fights.

Results (Unofficial):

  • Brad Riddell def John Wayne Parr via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Jorina Baars def Steph Glew via Decision (Unanimous) – 70 kg Women’s Middleweight Title
  • Michael Badato def Jason Scerri via KO, Rd 1 1.13 – 76 kg Super Middleweight Title
  • Elliot Compton def Sholey Staunch via Decision (Unanimous) – 72.2 Middleweight Title
  • Rob Ferguson def Nick Rundlevia via Decision (Split)
  • Tim Hartmann def Emiliano ‘Noodles’ Rivera via KO, Rd 1, 1.55
  • Jun Lee def Nick Trask via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Rozi Komlos def Kat Simpson via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Brad Davies def Jimmy Killick via Decision (Unanimous)
  • Branton Termine def Kyle Walsh via KO, Rd 1, 1.11
  • Demi McNamara def Kaysey Warner via KO, Rd 1, 2.50
  • Holmes def Corey Crittenten via TKO, Rd 2, 1.57

* Image courtesy of Sharon Richards Photographics (Facebook)

My earliest combat sports memory is watching David Tua knock people out with his left hook.  I am extremely passionate about combat sports in Australia and my home country of New Zealand and I endeavour to grow the profile of martial arts and its athletes in both countries. Persistent Brazilian jiu-jitsu battler.