Quick results from this past weekend's K-1 MAX Madrid show.
In the main event, local fighter Rafi Zouheir defeated tournament favorite Warren Stevelmans to claim the tournament victory. Good win for Zouheir over a solid name, although some live reports indicate Zouheir may have received some beneficial judging throughout the night.
The other notable name in the tournament, Rachid Belaini, was knocked out in the 1st round of his quarter-final match with Nicky Beljaards. Check the full article for rough footage of Beljaards's impressive KO.
Daniel Montesdoeca vs. Fran Palenzuela, won by decision
Zeben Diaz vs. Simon Santana, won by decision
Mar Rodriguez vs. Orinta van der Zee, won by decision
Nicky Beljaards VS Rachid Belayni. won by ko round 1
Rafi Zouheir VS Aydin Tuncay. won by decision
Alex Asumu VS Rafa del Toro,won by decision
Jonay Risco VS Warren Stevelmans,won by decision
Rafi Zouheir vs Nicky Beljaards, won by decision with an extraround
Rafa del Toro vs Warren Stevelmans, won by decision
Rafi Zouheir vs Warren Stevelmans,won by decision
Rachid Belaini (blue) vs. Nicky Beljaards (red)
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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