Muay Thai Throwback: Nathan Corbett vs Steve McKinnon II

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Heavyweight muaythai fighters Nathan Corbett and Steve Mckinnon met for the second time in 2012.

The bout was arguably the most anticipated muaythai rematch in Australia ever. Their 2006 battle at Sydney entertainment centre went in favor of Nathan Corbett. The doctor stopped the, proclaimed “bloodbath”, contest in Round 4. Steve McKinnon believed he was “undone”, and it was his only second elbow fight. The “Elbow Master” wanted to prove he was the king in the division.

The six years in a making rematch between Nathan “Carnage” Corbett of Queensland and Steve “The Smashing Machine” McKinnon of New South Wales headlined the second edition of “Total Carnage”. The fight night held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition centre on the 1st of September 2012, followed the debut of an outstanding gala in April, when Corbett faced off Stephane Susperregui of France in defense of his WKN world title.

Lastly, Australia’s ranked No.1 and ranked No.2 went head to head. The heavyweights battled out during the whole five rounds. Consequently, the verdict was in the hands of judges. As a result, Nathan Corbett earned a unanimous decision. He has also cemented his name as the number one heavyweight muaythai fighter out of Australia.

In addition, a number of prominent national fighters took park in the event. The fight card included Frank Giorgi, Michael Thompson, Michael Badato, among others.

The organization behind the show was Cross Promotions. The muaythai promoter was Ed Zouroudis of Project Evolt. The referee on the night was Brian Murphy.

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Misagh Norouzi
Misagh Norouzi is a Muay Thai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is training and fighting under the patronage of a prominent Thai master Top Sangmorakot. Norouzi is an author and reporter at FIGHTMAG. He covers local and national news.

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