The Thunder’s upset win over an undefeated champion

One of the Wheatbelt’s most prolific local fighters has caused a major upset defeating a previously undefeated Australian champion during a rematch last weekend.

Tajlon “Thunder” Mead (17yrs – 67kg) convincingly beat Emmanuel Basiliote in their rematch in Morley on Sunday, September 23.

The Thunder who was fighting in his fourth Muay Thai fight relentlessly attacked the far more experienced Champion from bell to bell.

He kept his opponent on the back foot for every second of the three two-minute rounds maintaining a high work rate to continually pursue him around the ring.

Tajlon utilised his cardio conditioning to apply nonstop pressure in a fantastic performance which had the crowd roaring their approval from beginning to end.

STRYKA Fight Team head coach Guy Mead said the upset has further cemented the Thunder’s reputation as a likely future champion on the world Mixed Martial Arts stage. 

Tajlon will be taking a short break from the muay thai arena as he will be refocusing on boxing and Brazilian Jujitsu for the next few months.

Coach Mead said it was an amazing result.

“This amazing result from Tajlon has certainly brought STRYKA Fight Team to the attention of the Combat sport scene as a whole both at the State and national level and will certainly be a major contributing factor in our growth moving forward,” he said.

“Because of Talon’s exceptional example of what can be achieved through hard work and commitment STRYKA’s fan base has expanded to well over a thousand social media followers.

“It has further raised community understanding of the fact that we are the only combat sports club that charges absolutely no fees whatsoever but rather relies purely on sponsorships, fundraising activities and donations for providing local fighters with the coaching, mentorship, support and resources required to pursue their dreams of competing in the combat sport of their choosing.”