Capoeira vs Wushu: the UFC 251 confrontation between the two styles

At the upcoming UFC 251 gathering, the crowd will have the chance to see a rare encounter between two beautiful fighting styles: Capoeira and Wushu. 

Opening a series of four events at Fight Island in July, the UFC 251 blockbuster gained the focus of three big belt fights. Recently, Jorge Masvidal’s presence in the main match, replacing Gilbert Burns, has gained a lot of interest from the crowd.

However, three title matches are not the only highlight of the UFC 251. Since there is also a “form vs.” contest between the Prelims tournaments. Quite extraordinary style “about two world champions: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Muslim Salikhov-a clash between Capoeira and Kungfu.” 

As champion of the Jungle Battle tournament in Brazil, few people know that Zaleski has been practicing Capoeira since childhood-a martial art with stunning transformative kicks. While he soon moved to MMA at the age of 20 and gained some popularity in the synthetic arena, the style of the Brazilian boxer still looks like this martial art.

Joining UFC in 2015, Zaleski had a string of seven straight wins and was ranked as a possible boxer in the Welterweight list. However in a deciding match against Chinese boxer Li Jingliang, Zaleski has sadly lost a late KO in the third half. 

Returning with a win over Alexey Kunchenko, Zaleski Dos Santos will face World Prime Minister Muslim Salikhov at UFC 251. Zaleski is very patient the second time he sees a Wushu warrior before a significant UFC 251 match.

Muslim Salikhov -The next rival of Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will be the 5-time world champion

In UFC 251, both Salikhov and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos are rated as “old” boxers who possess strong knockout skills. In fact, they both expect that the two boxers will carry the forte of the two martial arts that have made their names.

Khabib had just retired, McGregor had declared his return to UFC

After Khabib Nurmagomedov had parted with the UFC, Conor McGregor had vowed to play in the light weight of this arena.

Conor McGregor is committed to returning the UFC light fixture

Conor McGregor confirmed in a Twitter issue that he will return to play in UFC lightweight in 2021. McGregor declared his “retirement” in June, but apparently changed his mind and played against Dustin Poirier in January 2021.

McGregor also said that he was in better form than ever

We have to go to a happier place sometimes in life in order to simplify our lives. He is excited now and looks forward to the game.  McGregor wrote like that.

The UFC has kept Khabib in the light belt 

While Khabib Nurmagomedov declared his abandonment of the UFC light championship title after the UFC 254 event, UFC President Dana White said he will still encourage the Russian boxer to continue with the title, adding that he hopes that Khabib’s decision to break up with UFC is only temporary.

Mayweather’s followers won the WBA Championship

Gervonta Davis, a 25-year-old American boxer who holds an undefeated record and is controlled by Floyd Mayweather, became the new champion in the WBA Super Weight division after crushing Leo Santa Cruz. This is the match that Davis joined as a lightweight WBA champion, while Santa Cruz retained the world championship in four different weight divisions.

Santa Cruz has a lot of experience in the game, but Davis is both young and smart in the style of fighting. The turning point of the match occurred in the 6th half when Davis was left behind when Santa Cruz had an opportunity to catch the left hook really hard as Santa Cruz hit the floor. This is Davis’ 24th career victory, including 23 knockout victories, and he still has to lose.

Capoeira – The death dance of Brazil

The Brazilian martial art of Capoeira is a subtle camouflage in which the dancers are real fighters. 

Capoeira-Brazil ‘s death dance-is an incredibly strange martial style, with a striking combination of classical Brazilian dance and African battle techniques. 

Being created from a blend and a synthesis of several different traditions, Capoeira ‘s techniques are often very diverse. In this martial art, there is a mixture of body rebound, aerobatic skills, running footsteps to dance, and fast strikes … Born in the ban on Portuguese colonialism, over a time of continuous resistance, Capoeira is now a cultural legacy of the people of Brazil.

In the 17th century, the trade in African slavery was strongly carried out in Brazil by Portuguese colonization. African slaves in Brazil primarily come from the tribes of West and Central Africa, who trade and combine cultural traditions with each other. When the ancient martial arts culture of African slaves was uncovered, they slyly fused it with Brazilian folk dance to form Capoeira (a name granted to the art of Indians in Brazil). 

While the birth and growth of Capoeira were then banned and violently suppressed, Capoeira and her practitioners have endured and struggled through the years. To this day, Capoeira has become a special cultural legacy in Brazil and was recognised as a national sport in 1937.

Capoeira is now drawing a huge number of people from all around the world to join

From the famous to the upper class, they could not resist the mesmerizing appeal of this Brazilian death dance. Capoeira, in particular, is very common in Latin America thanks to its unique versatility and strength. 

As other martial arts, Capoeira often has belts (belts are woven from thin ropes), with red being the highest belt, and only a trained instructor wears this red belt. 

Batizado is conducted once a year, with differing ranks and colors according to the criteria and relevant laws of each group.

Saenchai: King of Muay Thai with his special talent

Athletes like Muhammad Ali, Michael Jordan, Pelé and Michael Phelps are only a handful of athletes who have crossed the borders of their sport to become legends. 

In the Muay Thai community, many past and present fans and punchers will contend with the Suphachai Saenpong, also known as Saenchai Sor. Kingstar, it was the fighter who totally transformed the face of Muay Thai and placed his name on the list of legends.

At the age of 39, Saenchai has been battling for much of his life as a seasoned Muay Thai boxer for almost 35 years, with more than 20 of those 30 years competing in the top professional arenas in Thailand and around the world.

During his nearly 35-year career as a professional boxer, Saenchai has amassed more than 300 matches for one of the best victory percentages in the history of the sport. 

The unforgettable name that Saenchai beat is: Thongchai Tor Silachai, Neungsiam Fairtex, Singdam Kiatmoo, Nopparat Kiatkamtorn, Kongsak Sitboonmee, …

From those wins, he captured four Lumpinee Stadium championships in four different weight classes, various Muay Thai World Championship championships in different weight classes, several Thai championship titles. His name was Thai Sports Writer of the Year twice, and also Saenchai retains the National Championship title in boxing where he is still undefeated.

What distinguishes Saenchai, however, is the talent, the ability to obtain items, and the fearlessness he possesses to be able to execute exceedingly unusual techniques unlike a Muay Thai warrior who dares to do so in the ring. 

This technique is definitely not going to be performed again in the current age of this ferocious sport except Saenchai

Saenchai was able to dominate the giants in both weight and height by mastering the attacks and defenses of Muay Thai, and by doing so with ease, pleasure, and always.

Capoeira – The martial arts or the acrobatics?

Capoeira is an art that puts together a lot of other disciplines. It’s an acrobatic game, both music and poetry, where people write poems, create musical instruments, and discover special methods of struggle.

Is a martial art that originated in Brazil, but of African origin, secretly adopted and disseminated by black slaves, dressed as dances during religious ceremonies. The name Capoeira was granted to the Indians of Brazil. It means “the dust that grows back after being sliced,” which is also where the blacks live. It can be said that Capoeira today has a mysterious appeal, has traveled the globe, conquering all walks of life, from the common to the upper class, who are passionate about practicing.

Africans have very good endurance, and their acrobatic skills are also extremely strong. Capoeira is focused solely on these variables. Is a sect with a beautiful style of action and attack, featuring a lot of acrobatic movements before striking, often foot hits. Looks like Capoeira ‘s youth hip-hop dances have a scary fighting influence. The force of the blow is resonated by the rotating of the body like a ball kick combined with the rebounding of the African muscles, so it is very powerful.

Capoeira’s discipline is as strong as other subjects 

Capoeira is a martial discipline that we can exercise and learn all the time. The Capoeira beginner must perform the song first before anyone else. During this introduction ceremony, several masters will attend and beginners will “fight” one of them. To earn favors and send a nickname, the fighter must successfully execute a dencao, which is a footstroke that moves the opponent backwards. When the opponent’s ass hits the ground, he scores and becomes the Capoeirist.

In reality, the senior Kapoira disciple must be nude, but if you are a female, or a novice, you should still wear a top. Capoeira is a slightly heavy performance school (antagonism is not widely available) so often it looks a little like Hip-Hop.

What made Muay Thai so popular at MMA

Anderson Silva, Jose Aldo, and Jon Jones are among the major names in MMA who make good use of Muay Thai moves in the octagon.

What makes Muay Thai so appealing to boxers?

1. There are a lot of threats to combat 

Muay Thai has attacks that use both arms and legs, as well as elbows and knees for effective attacks. The “clinch” move is a maneuver that is commonly used by many boxers. 

Clinch (somewhat translated as “holding in a standing position”) is one of the special techniques that gives Muay Thai a difference. If the boxing boxers have to avoid fighting and correct their places for each step of the opponent’s hug, Muay Thai also helps the boxers to continue attacking.

2. Efficient in vertical warfare 

Muay Thai is very successful in mixing various strategies that you can use before it forces the enemy to crash to the pit. From strong strikes to punches with your feet, Muay Thai can also be a successful way to beat your enemies.

3. It’s easy to understand 

Muay Thai is renowned for its versatility and authenticity, making it a perfect martial art in the MMA warrior training curriculum.

4. This is one of the pillars of MMA training

Many of the world’s most successful boxers use Muay Thai as part of their repertoire, and because of its flexibility, this is part of the fundamental mixed martial arts preparation. That any warrior has to go through before he starts.

5. Strong defence 

Very few martial arts are useful in actual self-defense situations. Muay Thai is one of the few subjects chosen, not only teaches how to strike vulnerable points in the body, but also locks, squeezes, and uses the power of the enemy to defeat them. Since MMA has fewer rules and it is difficult to foresee the martial art the enemy will use, learning how to react to a “real” challenge is a valuable skill, and Muay Thai has taught it. It’s really healthy.