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Saki on Badr Hari: "Sometimes He Makes a Mistake Because he Fights Too Aggressive."

The showdown between Badr Hari and Gokhan Saki is just two days away now, with things reaching a critical mass for both fighters. At this point both men are done training and are simply wading through the final preparations before the big fight. In an interesting interview with Fighters Only, Gokhan Saki interrupted his training earlier in the week to discuss the upcoming bout with Badr Hari as well as a bunch of other issues. One of the big topics was K-1, and he says that he knows "many things" about K-1, but that he can't talk about them right now. This goes along with a lot of the rumblings we've been hearing behind the scenes.

When asked about MMA and if he is interested, his answer is simply, "Yes, of course, I'm a fighter, you know?" Saki mentioned maybe MMA, maybe Boxing, that he has been training in both, but that his "thing is K-1" and that is his main focus for right now. [source]

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Check Out Sanny Dahlbeck vs. Jordan Watson from Yokkao 12

  • Published in Muay Thai

Yokkao's most recent blockbuster double header might have been a few weeks ago but that doesn't mean that it's a distant memory. Yokkao has gone ahead and released the full fight video from Yokkao 12 for the Yokkao 70kg World title bout between Jordan Watson and Sanny Dahlbeck. It was quite a war and now you can watch it and see how exciting the fight really was for yourself.

Of course, the question now is when the rematch will be. It's difficult to watch this fight and not hope to see these two clash again. Agreed?

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Quick Results: Yokkao 6

  • Published in Asia

Yokkao

Yokkao 6 went down today in Thailand, with Yokkao pushing forward with their sixth numbered event which will hopefully be appearing on their YouTube channel some time soon. Here are the quick results from Pattaya, Thailand courtesy of Yokkao.

  • Sittichai Sitsongpeenong wins by points vs Wanchalerm Udduonmuang
  • Thongchai Sitsongpeenong lost by points vs Toby Smith
  • Apidej Sitsongpeenong wins by points vs Yacine Darkrim
  • Sinsamut Sor Klinmee lost by points vs Suedam Kauanjai
  • Imwiset Pornnarai wins by points vs Behzad Rafigh Doust
  • Ekapop Sor Klinmee wins by KO (2nd round) vs Aussie Sam
  • Mathias Gallo Cassarino wins by KO (2nd round) vs Chokdee Lappet Ubon
  • Eddie Martinez wins by TKO (2nd round) vs Rachid Bantla
  • Kom Kop Pechthroungrang lost by points vs Martin Tomascik Sitpholek

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King in the Ring 8-man Cruiserweight Tournament Stream and Live Results

  • Published in Australia

The King in the Ring 8-man Cruiserweight tournament will be starting in just a few hours at 12:00AM PST/ 3:00AM CST. If anyone is interested in watching live it will be streamed on their site http://www.kinginthering.co.nz/ Otherwise if you feel like just staying up all night I will be posting Live Results and Tweeting @JayJauncey

Full Results

86kgs Tournament

Final - Israel Adesanya def. Pati Afoa (Simon Maait Injured) by TKO Rd 1 (head kick)

Semi-Final - Israel Adesanya def. Mark Timms by KO Rd 2 (left knee to the body)

Semi-Final - Simon Maait def. Zane Hopman by Unanimous Dec

Quarter final - Mark Timms def. Pati Afoa by Unanimous Dec EX Rd.

Quarter final - Israel Adesanya def. Kim Loudon by TKO Rd 3 (ref stoppage)

Quarter final - Simon Maait def. Zack Fatamaka by Unanimous Dec

Quarter final - Zane Hopman  def. Kurt Pegoraro by Unanimous Dec

Superfights

Middleweight - Mike “Blood” Diamond def. “Dirty” Sanchez by TKO Rd 2 (Referee Stoppage)

Lightweight - Sone ‘Arch Angel’ Vannathy def. Pumipi ‘Caezar’ Ngaronoa by TKO Rd 2 (referee stoppage)

Heavyweight - Nato ‘Hard Knox’ Laauli  def. Pane ‘The Punisher’ Haraki by Unanimous Dec

Middleweight - Chris ‘Cobra’ Eades def. Jordan ‘Sniper’ Syme by Unanimous Dec

 

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SuperKombat WGP Final in Galati Fight Card

  • Published in Kickboxing

SK

SuperKombat's 2013 World Grand Prix season will come to its natural climax this weekend as the SuperKombat World Grand Prix Final in Galati is this Saturday, December 21st. SuperKombat will hold the final tournament of their World Grand Prix featuring four Heavyweights, there will be two Champions crowned for both Cruiserweight and Super Cruiserweight with a Stoica brother in each fight. Also on the card will be some SuperKombat mainstays, such as a Super Heavyweight bout featuring Alexandru Lungu as well as two very interesting Heavyweight bouts; Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Pavel Zhuravlev and Raul Catinas vs. Paul Slowinski.

The event starts at 3PM Eastern time and can be viewed outside of Europe via Epicentre.tv.

  • Fight Card:
  • 1. Opening Fight – Ligh Heavyweight Bout (-85.00 kg)
  • Alexandru Nedelcu (Romania) vs. Mohammed El Boulahiati (Morocco)
  • 2. Heavyweight Tournament / Semifinal 1 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
  • Redouan Cairo (Suriname) vs. Giannis Stoforidis (Greece)
  • 3. Heavyweight Tournament / Semifinal 2 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
  • Frank Munoz (Spain) vs. D’Angelo Marshall (Curacao)
  • 4. SUPERKOMBAT® Super Cruiserweight Title – Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95.00 kg)
  • Ondrej Hutnik (Czech Republic) vs. Andrei Stoica (Romania)
  • 5. Entertainment Fight – Super Heavyweight Bout (+135.00 kg)
  • Mike Bourke (United States of America) vs. Alexandru Lungu (Romania)
  • 6. SUPERKOMBAT® Cruiserweight Title – Cruiserweight Bout (-92.00 kg)
  • Igor Bugaenko (Belarus) vs. Bogdan Stoica (Romania)
  • 7. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
  • Pavel Zhuravlev (Ukraine) vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi (Romania)
  • 8. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
  • Paul Slowinski (Australia) vs. Raul Catinas (Romania)
  • 9. Heavyweight Tournament / Final – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
  • Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2

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Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym Scores Lucrative Toyota Marathon Win in Bangkok

  • Published in Asia

Nong-O Kaiyanghadaogym is now the proud owner of a Toyota Hilux Vigo worth 730,000 Baht as well as the Toyota Marathon belt after beating two separate opponents in Bangkok this afternoon.

At the upscale Asiatique three fighters who had already won Toyota Marathons entered a four man tournament to decide the overall winner which also had 300,000 baht in prize money on the line.

Nong-O, Singdam Kiatmuu9 and Petboonchu F.A.Group were the previous winners and they were joined by a Japanese fighter called Sato Sota in an event promoted by Petyindee.

Singdam and Petboonchu faced off in the first semi final in a battle which saw the recently crowned Lumpinee 140 lbs champion take on his Rajadamnern counterpart.

It was the taller figher who prevailed as Petboonchu was able to neutralize Singdam's right kick by repeatedly catching it and scoring with sweeps, giving him a comfortable lead at the end of the second which he easily defended in the third.

Nong-O would have been happy with the draw as he faced the unfancied, albeit much larger, Sota in the opening round and, as expected, the Thai won comfortably, although he had to cover up and defend himself from some left elbows which could have jeapordized his involvement in the final.

After a brief break for a boxing match the two fighters returned to the ring for the final and in the opening round Nong-O was able to successfuly disrupt Petboonchu's rhythm with a mixture of switch kicks, teeps and sweeps.

In the second round Nong-O, who tends to get the better of Petboonchu, manged to sweep him again before catching a kick and kicking away his opponent's standing leg to take a clear lead into the final round.

Petboonchu started the final round aggressively but never looked like turning the fight around as Nong-O was able to evade all his attacks and counter effectively to win the fight and take home the belt, cash and car.

In other Muay Thai action Kem Sitsongpeenong, Phetmorakot Wor.Sungprapai and Berneung Topkingboxing all stopped overmatched Westerners.

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VIDEO: Mike Zambidis Victorious Against Steve Moxon in Retirement Bout

  • Published in Kickboxing

Well damn. Sometimes the good comes with the bad. This weekend was the retirement of one of the all-time greats in the sport of kickboxing in Iron Mike Zambidis. Zambidis had endeared himself to fans all across the world with his explosive and exciting fighting style and never-say-die attitude, but it was time for him to hang up the gloves. Zambidis had to make the tough decision but in pure Mike Zambidis fashion he decided to go out on his own terms. Most fighters would have fought in front of their hometown against someone that would be a pushover to create a memorable last victory. Zambidis is not that guy. 

Oh no, Mike Zambidis wanted to fight a top-ranked Steve Moxon who had laid out a challenge to him last year. It was a title vs. title affair and it was Mike Zambidis's retirement. How did it go? Well, Zambidis goes out with a huge victory and you can watch the fight here.

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Watch Yuichiro Nagashima Celebrate Post-Fight at Dynamite!!

  • Published in K-1

We all love honesty when it comes in our favorite fighters; a straight-forward attitude, humility and admittance that they are indeed mortal just like you and me. They get scared. Well, most fighters do, not everybody is Alistair Overeem, who knows when he is walking to the ring that it will just be a matter of time before someone lays in a pool of their own blood before him. Going into his Mixed Rules bout at Dynamite!! against Shinya Aoki, Yuichiro Nagashima knew what he had to do; he had to get out there and knock Aoki out in the first round. Aoki used his brain to avoid contact with Nagashima all throughout the K-1 rules round, which lead into the MMA rules portion of the bout, where Nagashima was in deep, deep water against one of the best MMA grapplers in the world. After the boisterous, over-the-top entrance from Nagashima, to lose would be a shame, but when you saw the look on his face and the concern of his trainers going into the second round, you saw a defeated man.

The flying knee that connected not only shocked Aoki, but it shocked Nagashima as well. Watch this video of Nagashima as he heads to the back after the bout and watch him coming down from his adrenaline rush and just how lucky he knows he was for scoring that knockout. He even vows to never, ever do MMA again and that he was "so scared!"

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Weekend Results: SuperKombat WGP Riseta

  • Published in Europe

SK

SuperKombat held their World Grand Prix in Resita event yesterday afternoon, which saw a Light Heavyweight tournament (85kg) with Poland's Dawid Kasperski walking away victorious. The event also saw some big names involved in some Super Fights, including Sebastian Ciobanu picking up a win over Enver Slijvar, Catalin Morosanu picking up a win over Mohamed Karim and Raul Catinas knocking out Brice Guidon.

  • Superkombat World Grand Prix – Resita: Official Results
  • 1. Reserve Fight – Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
  • Ibrahim El Bouni (Morocco) won by Unanimous Decision against Uros Bogojevic (Serbia)
  • 2. Semifinal 1 – Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
  • Dawid Kasperski (Poland) won by Unanimous Decision against Ciprian Schiopu (Romania)
  • 3. Semifinal 2 – Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
  • Errol Koning (Suriname) won by KO in the first round against Noureddine Echiguer (Morocco)
  • 4. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
  • Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania) won by Unanimous Decision against Enver Slijvar (Bosnia & Herzegovina)
  • 5. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
  • Catalin Morosanu (Romania) won by Unanimous Decision against Mohamed Karim (Egypt)
  • 6. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
  • Raul Catinas (Romania) won by KO in the second round against Brice Guidon (France)
  • 7. Final – Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
  • Dawid Kasperski (Poland) won by Split Decision against Errol Koning (Suriname)

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