Loma Lookboonmee is a Muay Thai specialist out of Thailand. She has recently gained recognition for improving ground game. At the age of 27, she was awarded her purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by her coaches at Bang Tao Muay Thai, following her first submission win against Elise Reed at UFC 284.
Earning her blue belt in August 2019 while training at Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket, Loma had yet to make her UFC debut and had already suffered a submission loss on a Full Metal Dojo card.
Four years later, she has since become the sole Thai representative on the UFC roster and has established herself as a well-rounded fighter, winning five out of her seven UFC bouts.
Loma’s Striking Skills and Ground Game Improvements
Loma Lookboonmee is renowned for her striking skills, having won several titles as a professional and amateur before transitioning to MMA. However, with her recent submission win, she has proved her ground game has significantly improved.
As opponents are aware of her Muay Thai background, they have to take caution when facing Loma in the octagon, as she is highly dangerous with her knees and kicks. Nevertheless, they must also be aware of her grappling skills as Loma has shown she can finish fights on the ground.
Loma Lookboonmee: The Next Challenge
With back-to-back wins, Loma Lookboonmee has yet to break into the top 15 in the highly competitive UFC strawweight division. However, one more win should be enough to earn her a spot in the rankings.
The newly awarded BJJ purple belt has only just begun to showcase her submission skills, and it’s highly likely she will continue to make strides in her ground game. Loma Lookboonmee has come a long way in her MMA journey, and she is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the UFC.
Del Hewlett is a beats writer who has made a name for himself in the world of combat sports journalism. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, thanks to his family’s constant traveling he has been immersed in the world of BJJ since he was a child.
After studying journalism at university, Jackson started his career as a sports writer for a local newspaper, covering everything from soccer to MMA. However, his passion for BJJ soon led him to start writing about the sport exclusively, and he quickly gained a reputation for his insightful and well-researched articles.