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Glory World Series Final 16/Schilt vs. Zimmerman Live Results

GLORY is back today with a huge card featuring the Final 16 of their 70kg tournament with the likes of Giorgio Petrosyan, Robin van Roosmalen, Albert Kraus, Yoshihiro Sato and more. Along with the 70kg tournament, there's also the main event which has Semmy Schilt fighting Errol Zimmerman for the GLORY Heavyweight World Title. Gokhan Saki also makes his return, against Carter Williams. That's just a few things I've mentioned and there's a lot more great fights on the card.

The event starts at 12:30 PM EST/9:30 AM PST in North America and 18:30 GMT +2 in Europe. You can watch the event live, here on LiverKick for $15. By buying the stream from LiverKick, you're also supporting our site, as well as watching some awesome kickboxing action. You can also view the full, stacked fight card here. If you need help or want play by play of the event follow us on twitter at @rianscalia and @LiverKickdotcom.

MMA: Jason Jones def. Dritan Bartamaj by Submission (Armbar) in Round 1.

MMA: Ilir Latifi def. Tony Lopez by unanimous decision.

70kg Final 16:

Shemsi Beqiri def. Yoshihiro Sato by split decision. Awesome, action packed fight.

Tim Thomas def. Dennis Schneidmiller by unanimous decision.

Robin van Roosmalen def. Dzhabar Askerov by unanimous decision. Another insane fight.

David Kyria def. Kem Sitsongpeenong by unanimous decision. Should've gone to an extra round.

Ky Hollenbeck def. Michael Corley by TKO (Ref Stoppage) in Round 1.

Sanny Dahlbeck def. Warren Stevelmans by unanimous decision. Another action packed, crazy fight.

Albert Kraus def. Mohammed El Mir by unanimous decision.

Giorgio Petrosyan def. Fabio Pinca by unanimous decision. Very good, tactital fight. Pinca was competitive.

-76kg Super Fight:

Nieky Holzken def. Alex Harris by TKO (3 Knockdowns/Liver shots). Harris was winning but Holzken found the mark with a liver shot, dropping Harris and then did it twice more to get the TKO.

HW Super Fight:

Gokhan Saki def. Carter Williams by KO (Left Hook). Williams was hurt from a previous accidental low blow but was definitely hurt from the punch.

GLORY Heavyweight Title Fight:

Semmy Schilt def. Errol Zimmerman by TKO (Corner Threw In Towel) in Round 3. Semmy dominated Errol for the whole fight.

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Johann Fauveau Defeats Jordan Watson, Yetkin Ozkul Defeats Thomas Adamandopoulos In France

Today in Marseille, France, a big kickboxing event went down at Le Dome de Marseille, which holds 8 500 people and from all indications, it was a full house. Originally, Andy Souwer was scheduled to fight Johann Fauveau but Souwer pulled out due to K-1's return. As a result, Jordan Watson stepped in for Souwer, leaving Fauveau with a very formidable opponent still.

In the main event, two of the top kickboxers in the world around the weight of 61kg met for the ISKA World Title at -62.3kg under K-1 rules, as Yetkin Ozkul fought the hometown former champion, Thomas Adamandopoulos. Although Adamandopoulos lost this title to Karim Bennoui back in November via split decision, Bennoui must've had the title stripped or vacated it himself. Yetkin Ozkul has been on a roll lately, and he continued that today, surprisingly stopping Adamandopoulos in the fourth round via TKO. Adamandopoulos had only been stopped once previously years ago but Ozkul has really heavy hands that have lead to two first round knockouts of Ilias El Hajoui. This win should cement Ozkul in the minds of many as one of the top kickboxers around 61kg, and I'd like to see him fight Karim Bennoui.

Another ISKA K-1 rules world title was on the line at 70kg, as the aforementioned match-up of Jordan Watson and Johann Fauveau took place. I highlighted both of these fighters in my post yesterday as two who should definitely be in one of the big kickboxing tournaments for K-1 or Glory. Fauveau won a decision in what sounds like a great fight. Watson's team, Bad Company Gym, said that he won the first three rounds but got tired after, also saying that Fauveau was really tough. This win should definitely open some eyes of the higher-ups in the kickboxing game and hopefully we can see him, and even Watson on the big shows.

A few up and comers of the kickboxing scene fought as well. Bruce Codron, who has made the move over from full contact much like Andrew Tate, defeated Nizar Gallas in a 70kg fight by decision in a rematch of their fight in February, which he also won by decision. At 86kg, Halim Chibani defeated Nicolas Atmani by decision. Full results below:

Yetkin Ozkul def. Thomas Adamandopoulos by TKO in Round 4. (ISKA World Title -62.3kg K-1 Rules)

Johann Fauveau def. Jordan Watson by decision. (ISKA World Title -70kg K-1 Rules)

HW: Nordine Mohiedine def. Noel Cadet by KO in Round 1.

Amel Dehby def. Bernise Alldiss (Women's ISKA World Title -60kg)

-70kg: Bruce Codron def. Nizar Gallas by decision.

-86kg: Halim Chibani def. Nicolas Atmani by decision.

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SuperKombat 2012 World Grand Prix II Results

SuperKombat held their second event of the year today in Cluj Napoca, Romania. It featured a four man tournament of heavyweights to qualify for the year end World Grand Prix show and also a fight for the inaugural SuperKombat 91kg World Title.

The heavyweight tournament featured some SuperKombat veterans, Raul Catinas, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Daniel Sam and Sam Tevette. In the first semi-final, Raul Catinas knocked Jairzinho Rozenstruik out in the second round. Daniel Sam also knocked out Sam Tevette in the second semi-final.

Catinas and Sam met in the final, where Sam was winning the fight with his kicks and size advantage up until the second round. Then in the second, Catinas just went into berserker mode and spammed vicious left hooks to the body, dropping Sam. Sam would get up and then get dropped by a right uppercut to the chin. Sam was dropped again twice in the third round and Catinas picked up the win, winning the tournament and advancing to SuperKombat's year end World Grand Prix show.

For SuperKombat's inaugural 91kg World Title, Bogdan Stoica dominated Ivan Stanic, dropping him multiple times. Stanic really had nothing for Stoica, who scored a knockdown with a flying knee/punch combo in the first, two knockdowns from punches and another knockdown from a flying knee throughout rounds two and three. Stanic was getting hurt from every clean punch Stoica landed.

I didn't get to see the whole show so I won't comment on the other fights until I've seen them. Here are the full results:

Semi-Final 1: Raul Catinas def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by KO in Round 2.

Semi-Final 2: Daniel Sam def. Sam Tevette by KO.

Heavyweight: Benny Adegbuyi def. Patrick Liedert by KO in Round 3.

-95kg: Sebastian Ciobanu def. Redouan Cairo by TKO in Round 2.

-95kg: Andrei Stoica def. Rodney Glunder by decision.

Heavyweight: Alexandru Lungu def. Wieslaw Kwaniewski by split decision.

-91kg World Title: Bogdan Stoica def. Ivan Stanic by unanimous decision.

Final: Raul Catinas def. Daniel Sam by unanimous decision.

 

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It's Showtime 56 Live Results + How To Watch

It's Showtime returns today for their second event of the year, this time in Kortrijk, Belgium. The card is headlined by Daniel Ghita vs. Brian Douwes and also features a very interesting It's Showtime 85MAX World Title fight between the champion Sahak Parparyan and challenger Andrew Tate from England.

The event starts at 2:45 PM ET/11:45 AM PT in North America, or 20:45 CET in Europe. You can buy the live stream for 10 Euros at www.showtimefights.com. If you're in Canada, you can watch it live on The Fight Network. I'll be talking about the event on Twitter at @rianscalia.

Cheick Sidibe def. Jason Wilnis by unanimous decision. Great fight.

Sonny Dagraed def. Eric Denis by unanimous decision. One way traffic for Dagraed.

Sergei Lascenko def. Salahdine Kandoussi by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1.

Sahak Parparyan def. Andrew Tate by unanimous decision and retains his It's Showtime 85MAX World Title. Very close fight though, a draw would've been ok.

Rustemi Kreshnik def. Michael Duut by TKO (3 Knockdowns) in Round 1. That's the best Kreshnik has ever looked.

Daniel Ghita def. Brian Douwes by KO (Left Hook) in Round 2. Beautiful counter left hook laid Brian Douwes out.

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Fight Code Minsk Results: Allazov, Bessmertny, Shakuta Win

Fight Code returned yesterday, this time in Minsk, Belarus and a bunch of hometown talent was on hand in both the Dragons 72.5kg tournament and prestige fights.

The Dragons 72.5kg tournament continued with four fights, most notably featuring Fight Code Dragons 2011 winner Yury Bessmertny, who defeated Edvin Erik Kibus by decision. Tatneft 80kg competitor Vitaly Nikiforov made the drop to 72.5kg and defeated Evgeni Telitsa by decision. In two other Dragons tournament fights, Dmitry Baranov defeated Maxim Smirnov by decision and Farhat Ahmedjanov defeated Tadas Jonkus by decision. All four winners move on to the Final 16 round that already includes Mustapha Haida and Enriko Gogokhia.

In prestige fights, Chingiz Allazov and Dmitry Shakuta both fought. Allazov is a rising star and Shakuta has been around for a long time at 77-81kg. Allazov is slowly moving up in weight and this fight against Dmitry Rudenko was at 69kg and Allazov ended up winning by decision. Shakuta's fight was at 81kg against Igor Ljapin and he scored a rare knockout, with a high kick in the third round.

Full results below:

Dragons 72.5kg tournament:

Yury Bessmertny def. Edvin Erik Kibus by decision.

Vitaly Nikiforov def. Evgeni Telitsa by decision.

Dmitry Baranov def. Maxim Smirnov by decision.

Farhat Ahmedjanov def. Tadas Jonkus by decision.

Prestige fights:

69kg: Chingiz Allazov def. Dmitry Rudenko by decision.

81kg: Dmitry Shakuta def. Igor Ljapin KO (High Kick) in Round 3.

Michal Krcmar def. Mansur Azerbiev by decision.

Valentin Slavikovsky def. Oleg Primachev by KO (High Kick) in Round 1.

 

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Abraham Roqueñi Beats Albert Kraus In Spain + Video

Yesterday in Torrelavega, Spain, two fighters from opposing tournament faced off in a 70kg contest. Abraham Roqueñi will be in the K-1 MAX Final 16 on May 27 and Albert Kraus will be in the Glory World Series Final 16 on May 26.

Roqueñi's hometown advantage was crucial in him getting the decision, as it was pretty controversial. I had Roqueni winning the first round but in the second round, a questionable knockdown was called on Roqueñi. If it wasn't for the knockdown, I probably would've scored the second for Roqueñi. Kraus took the third as he caught up to Roqueñi with his pressure. So yes, Kraus probably should've won with a 10-8 second round and a 10-9 third because of that knockdown that was scored. Of course, it was on Roqueñi's home turf and the event was organized by people with affiliations to him so he got the decision.

Also on the card, It's Showtime veteran Loren Javier Jorge defeated Vando Cabral of Portugal by decision. Loren will be fighting Amir Zeyada on July 21 for It's Showtime in Tenerife. Another It's Showtime veteran, Zeben Diaz, defeated Hichem Menaouine by decision. Like Loren, Zeben will be fighting on the same It's Showtime card, against Andy Souwer.

Full results below:

Abraham Roqueñi def. Albert Kraus by decision.

Loren Javier Jorge def. Vando Cabral by decision.

Zeben Diaz def. Hicham Menaouine by decision.

Fran Palenzuela def. Borja Pacheco.

Jonay Risco def. Jairo Diaz by decision.

Adrian Tabuenca def. Mourat Quatirou.

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Dzhabar Askerov Wins For Third Time In Less Than A Month At Tatneft

The Tatneft Cup's final event of the 1/8 qualification stage took place in Kazan, Russia today. The participants were vying for the final spots left in the next round of the Tatneft Cup, the quarter finals. Some good fighters have advanced so far and that continued at today's event.

Most notably, at 70kg, Dzhabar Askerov knocked out Antoine Mandela in the second round to advance to the next stage. This was Askerov's third win in less than a month's time, an extremely tough task. He defeated Jeremy Sportouch on March 8, Maxim Vorovsky on the 23rd and now today's victory. Askerov has won the Tatneft Cup at 70kg for the past two years and is the favorite to three-peat.

Liverkick.com's #3 ranked light heavyweight, Hicham El Gaoui returned to the ring and took on Konstantin Gorokhov, a replacement for Dario Kadic. El Gaoui scored a rare stoppage win for himself, as Gorokhov did not come out for the third round. Also at 80kg, Amir El Mansouri defeated Parinya from Thailand by decision in an extra round.

At heavyweight, Martynas Knyzelis defeated late replacement Alexander Volobuev. In the second heavyweight fight, Saulo Cavalari, who qualified by winning the Tatneft Cup South America, knocked out Andrey Shmakov.

In another 70kg fight, Maxim Smirnov defeated Ravy Brunow in an extra round. Brunow also qualified by winning the Tatneft Cup South America. 

Full results:

70kg: Maxim Smirnov def. Ravy Brunow by extra round decision.

70kg: Dzhabar Askerov def. Antoine Mandela by KO in Round 2.

80kg: Samir El Mansouri def. Parinya by extra round decision.

80kg: Hicham El Gaoui def. Konstantin Gorokhov by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at the end of Round 2.

80kg+: Martynas Knyzelis def. Alexander Volobuev by extra round decision.

80kg+: Saulo Cavalari def. Andrey Shmakov by KO.

 

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Giorgio Petrosyan Masterfully Outclasses Artur Kyshenko

The first Fight Code event of the year just ended, and Giorgio Petrosyan beat Artur Kyshenko by unanimous decision.

They met in the main event of the event, Petrosyan being the number one fighter in all of kickboxing and Kyshenko a top five fighter in the 70kg division. Many thought this might be Giorgio's toughest test yet, as Kyshenko is a huge fighter for the 70kg weight class, often taking fights far above the weight limit. Kyshenko has been top 5 for some time now. He was one of the few top fighters that Giorgio had never faced.

Petrosyan simply outclassed Kyshenko, putting on a masterful performance. It was vintage Giorgio Petrosyan, living up to his moniker of "The Doctor." Giorgio's counter punches threw Kyshenko off for the whole fight, leaving the Ukrainian fighter based out of Mike's Gym clearly rattled at points. Even when the fight turned into clinch grappling, Giorgio still got the better of Kyshenko, who was much bigger and stronger and can bully opponents.

Easily the best part of Giorgio's performance was his movement. He had Kyshenko looking clueless at times, taking angles, moving in and out. Giorgio would out-manuevre Kyshenko to such a great extent a few times that he basically had Artur's back. He would move in, throw the straight left and move right back out before Kyshenko could even get a punch off, missing by miles at times.

I've seen a lot of people say that they're "not impressed" by Giorgio's performance or thought he "didn't look good." I think that's crazy. Giorgio Petrosyan just completely shut down a top 5 fighter in the world and made him look lost for a large portion of the fight. It was truly a masterful display of technical skills to completely stifle Artur Kyshenko.

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Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Artur Kyshenko Live Results

The live broadcast of the Fight Code/Oktagon event featuring Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Artur Kyshenko has just started from Italy. Part of the card will be broadcast and we'll be providing all the live results. Full fight card here.

The event is being shown on Dolce Sport in Italy.

Results:

Chingiz Allazov def. Bovy Sor Udomson by KO in Round 1.

67kg: Iulian Imeri def. Filip Hryeniewicki by unanimous decision.

85kg: Yoann Kongolo def. Davide Mosca by TKO (Ref Stoppage) in Round 3.

72.5kg: Yury Bessmertny def. Cristian Milea by TKO (Corner Stoppage) in Round 3.

72.5k: Mustapha Haida def. Hunkar Kilic by unanimous decision.

70kg: Enriko Gogokhia def. Bruno Franchi by KO (Body Punches) in Round 1.

70kg: Giorgio Petrosyan def. Artur Kyshenko by unanimous decision.

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Glory World Series Live Results

The first Glory World Series event of the year takes place today in Moscow, Russia and it's a stacked card. With four MMA bouts and tons of good kickboxing action, you definitely don't want to miss this. Semmy Schilt returns to take on Brice Guidon, Errol Zimmerman fights Jerome Le Banner, Sergei Kharitonov fights Mark Miller and much more.

We'll be providing live results as they happen. For the full fight card, click here. For the guide on how to watch, click here. I'll be on Twitter at @rianscalia talking about the fights.

MMA:

Murad Machaev def. Cesario di Domenico by decision.

Gasan Umalatov def. Anatoly Safronov by Submission (Guillotine) in Round 1.

Ilir Latifi def. Denis Bogdanov by Submission (Americana) in Round 1.

Ruslan Magomedov def. Ricco Rodriguez by decision.

Kickboxing:

Nieky Holzken def. David Kyria by unanimous decision.

Dzhabar Askerov wins by split decision in an extra round.

Jamal Ben Saddik def. Vitaly Oparin by TKO in Round 1.

Ali Cenik def. Sergej Maslobojev by decision.

Zabit Samedov def. Igor Jurkovic by unanimous decision.

Semmy Schilt def. Brice Guidon by unanimous decision.

Sergei Kharitonov def. Mark Miller by KO (Right Straight) in Round 1.

Errol Zimmerman def. Jerome Le Banner by TKO (3 Knockdowns) in Round 1.

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