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Why Muay Thai Defeated Karate in the UFC | The Power of Lineage

Anthony Pettis used Muay Thai history to defeat Thompson's Karate last night. Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it. Those who learn from history are destined to conquer it. Pettis moved up to the welterweight and defeated Stephen Thompson, the greatest American Karate style fighter to compete in the UFC. Pettis is coached by Duke Roufus, the man who gave the famous "low kick speech" after seeing his brother get stretchered out by Changpuek Kiatsongrit. This fight would change most American fighters' thoughts on how to stand in order to defend against the low kick. By combining what they learned in this fight with what Rick Roufus did best in the fight (the superman punch / hook that broke Changpuek's jaw, Anthony Pettis scored a phenomenal KO victory. Learn your history, and then make history. Congrats to Duke and Pettis to a phenomenal win. I talk about this fight in detail in my upcoming book which you can preview that chapter for free:





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