This was a pretty good weekend for Kickboxing fans across the world as there were events in all corners of the world for fans to get excited about. I feel as thought we've shown that GLORY 9 New York was the big event this weekend, but there were two other events of note this weekend, one being ShootBoxing in Japan and the other being K-1's World Qualifying Tour in Brazil event, which held a K-1 MAX Selection Brazil tournament to find a fighter to move on to the K-1 World MAX Final 16 later this year.
Shoot Boxing 2013 Act.3 - Tokyo, Japan - June 23, 2013
Andy Souwer (R1 - KO) Okazawa Hirota
Shisido Hiroki (R3 - Decision) Hayashi Genta
Suzuki Hiroaki (R3 - Decision) Simizu Shyunichi
Utagawa Akifumi (R2 - TKO) Kizaemon Saiga
Makino Tomoaki (R3 - Decision) Sakamoto Yuki
Hinata (R2 - KO) Kanai Kenji
Masaya (R1 - TKO) Syau Kraun
Lorena Klijn (R3 - Decision) V.V Mei
K-1 MAX Brazil results after the jump.
K-1 MAX Selection Brazil - Vila Velha, Brazil, June 22, 2013
Opening Round: Wellington Ton def. Luis Perez
Opening Round: Claudio Rios def. Alex Oller
Opening Round: Wallace Lopes def. William Lyrio
Opening Round: Tadeu San Martino def. Ederson Subtil
Semi-Finals: Claudio Rios def. Wellington Ton
Semi-Finals: Wallace Lopes def. Tadeu San Martino
Finals: Wallace Lopes def. Claudio Rios
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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