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A-1 World Combat Cup 2014 Tournament Results

A-1 World Combat Cup tournament in Eindhoven took place this weekend, sadly Henri Van Opstal had to pull out due to his grandmothers passing, Liverkick wishes him and his family all the best, so Soufiane Benallal took his place against Steven Jonis. Otherwise the card seemed very exciting, with lots of knockouts for the Dutch crowd.

Tournament Results

Quarter Finals: Nordin Ben Moh def. Robbie Hageman (TKO)

Quarter Finals: Steven Jonis def. Soufiane Benallal (KO)

Quarter Finals: Harut Grigorian def. Nicky Lopez (decision)

Quarter Finals: Tayfun Özcan def. Mo Ben Nasser (KO)

Semi Final: Nordin Ben Moh def. Steven Jonis (decision)

Semi Final: Harut Grigorian def. Tayfun Özcan (decision)

Final: Harut Grigorian def. Nordin Ben Moh (KO)

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Lion Fight 18 Results and Highlights

Lion Fight 18 went down tonight in a night featuring Yodsanklai dominating yet again to secure his Lion Fight Middleweight Championship and move on to defend it another day. We apologize for the lack of live results but I recently switched cable providers and lo-and-behold, no AXS TV. Bummer. Anyway, here are the quick and dirty results from AXS TV along with video highlights. Lion Fight 19 takes place on November 21st at Foxwoods in Connecticut.

Yodsanklai Fairtex (R2 - TKO) Salah Khalifa 
Jason Andrada (R5 - Dec.) Stan Mancebo 
Nick Chasteen (R5 - Dec.) Jose Palacios 
Chris Culley (R5 - Dec.) Brian Del Rosario
Damien Earley (R2 - DQ) Eddie Abasolo 

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Hurricane Fight 2014 - A Night of Fireworks

The Hungarian Kickboxing Association has recently adopted a fresh view on organizing events and set up a format slightly different from what we could call traditional. The focus has shifted towards actively building a fan base, involving civil supporters, investors and emphasizing and embracing media relations a bit more than before. According to the plans they’ll hold 10 events like Hurricane this year at smaller venues where they can produce high quality shows with top fighters. Also they managed to sign a deal with a sport channel so that the event will air on numerous occasions. A big thing for fans who couldn’t make it. The night have seen 11 fights with top fighters from Hungary, Austria and Germany.

Slavisa Miodrag - Zoltán Nardelotti (right)

In 75kg (~165lbs) 17 years old Zoltán Nardelotti made a short work of Slavisa Miodrag and knocked him out with a knee to the body which he followed up with a beautiful right hook to the chin. Despite his young age he’s not new to the big stages at all – he was WAKO K1 National Champ twice, IFMA National Champ, came in at 2nd place at the European Championship under K1 rules but found success under other rulesets too.

Kristóf Fábián (left) - Raimund Müller

Another impressive showing was the 71kg (~156lbs) K1 fight between two times Austrian Champ Raimund Müller and Hungary’s 21 years old Kristóf Fábián. Kristóf has started training in 2011 and under four years he has managed to accomplish an impressive record under the tutelage of coach Zoltán Láng. Currently he sits at the 3rd place of the WAKO K1 adult rankings, while he’s #1 at the low kick category.

Round one has started with low kicks, inside leg kicks and Kristóf has managed to force his opponent to the ropes. He was more aggressive, moving forward and landing more. At the end of the first he sent Müller to the canvas with a left hook but he managed to get up and survive the count. Starting from the 2nd round you could see Kristóf being more relaxed, throwing a bit more, coming in with flying knees, using straight punches combined with hooks to the body. It was a dominant showing of skills, determination that left no question on the scorecards and Kristóf won a UD.

Marc Rabl - Róbert Géczei (right)

Next up was Róbert Géczei and Marc Rabl’s meeting at 67kg (~147lbs). Róbert started training in 2009 and amongst many other things he has won a Muay Thai and a full-contact National Championship. Rabl arrived as an IFMA Muay Thai champ (2014), two times Austrian Muay Thai champ and came to win for sure. They started a really intense back and forth and Róbert was coming forward with explosive low kicks, straight punches and with scary left hooks that seemed to miss not by many inches. Rabl tried to answer the attacks and take over controlling the tempo but Róbert was utilizing his jab, right straights, tried to sweep the legs and managed to get Rabl to the ropes. And then the left hook mentioned earlier has landed and Rabl’s lights went out. Apart from being very explosive it has to be clear now to everyone that Róbert Géczei has scary power in his left. It was a beautiful knockout to end the night’s K1 fights.

Anita Horváth (left) - Lilla Kuti

The night has also seen women fighting as Anita Horváth and Lilla Kuti clashed in 56kg (~123lbs) under K1 rules. Anita has managed to knock her opponent down in both the 1st and the 2nd round and stayed dominant through the bout which she won via UD.

Christin Fiedler - Bianka Balajti (right)

Also Bianka Balajti from Hungary met Austria’s Christin Fiedler at the same weight (56kg). Based on the tale of the tape Fiedler came in with an advantage – 7x Austrian Champ, IFMA 2012/2013 World Champ, WAKO 2013 World Champ and we could go on. She has a total of 47 fights and experience in K1, Muay Thai, full-contact kickboxing and boxing. On the other hand while Bianka is only 17 the 3 years of extremely hard work she put in with coaches Tamás Birics and György Rehák has paid off very well. She’s progressing by leaps and bounds. In 2014 she became WAKO junior K1 National Champ, won the IFMA Muay Thai National Championship and a Low-kick World Cup.

It was obvious from the very beginning that Bianka was more aggressive and seemed to be more hungry for the W as well. She was dominant throughout the whole bout and Fiedler really seemed surprised and a bit lost too. Bianka was controlling the pace, tempo and only seemed to miss clinching which wasn’t allowed. She won all three rounds and got the win via UD.

It was an impressive night of fights and maybe the beginning of something that can give hope to the fans of kickboxing in Hungary.

 

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Israel Adesanya wins King in the Ring Tournament and Video

The King of the Ring 86 kgs K-1 Rules 8-man tournament took place this weekend in Auckland, New Zealand. The Show was aired Live on Fuel TV Australia and Sky Sport 4 New Zealand. After a very entertaining night of fights and lots of knockouts Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya went home with the belt and an over sized Cheque for $10,000 by earning 1 unanimous decision and 2 knockout wins. We have been lucky enough to receive a small video of one of Adesanya's knockouts.

Full Results

Tournament Final: Israel Adesanya def. Jamie Eades (KO Round 1)

Tournament Semi-Final: Israel Adesanya def. Pati Afoa (KO)

Tournament Semi-Final: Jamie Eades def. Ty Williams

Tournament Quarter Final: Ty Williams def. Andrew Banham (KO Round 1)

Tournament Quarter Final: Jamie Eades def. Zane Hopman (Majority Decision)

Tournament Quarter Final: Israel Adesanya def. Slava Alexeichik (Unanimous Decision)

Tournament Quarter Final: Pati Afoa def. Zack Fatamaka (Split Decision)

Super Fight: Hamad Alloush def. Tafa Misipati  (TKO Round 2)

Super Fight: Antz Nansen def. Alofa Solitua (TKO Round 3)

 

 

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Dževad Poturak's Brutal KO Over Abderahman Coulibaly

Dževad Poturak came out of retirement this past weekend to win a WAKO Pro World Low Kick Championship in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the event No Limit 7. He knocked out Abdarhmane Coulibaly from France with a vicious overhand right once again showing us the power he has in his right hand.

Poturak retired last year after an exhibition bout with Mamoudou Keta at No Limit 1. He was on a three fight losing streak but it only took 8 months for the sport to pull him back in and I'm sure after this knockout he will be fighting again in the near future. Poturak landed a perfectly timed overhand right on Coulibaly's chin in the second round which caused his legs to go stiff as a board and just fall straight backwards. These type of knockouts are always very scary but the fans love them and this video has been getting a lot of attention.

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Buakaw Banchamek Vs Abdoul Touré Video

Here is the video from Buakaw's fight (if you can call it that) against Abdoul Touré from August 15th in Chiang Rai, Thailand for a WBC Muay Thai Diamond Championship. This is the second time these two have fought, the first time it wasn't a fairly matched fight and Buakaw won by KO with a body kick. Surprise surprise this fight was not much different and consisted of Buakaw repeatedly knocking down his french opponent with head kicks and elbows until the referee eventually stopped it. There is no doubt Buakaw looks like a beast as usual, but I was asking myself if this was even a fight, or was it fake. I really would like to see Buakaw against some opponents his level, as much as I enjoy a good Buakaw domination this was just too unfair for me, not to mention he didn't even look like he was trying. 

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Yokkao 6: Thongchai Sitsongpeenong vs Toby Smith Video

Yokkao has just released this fight between Thongchai Sitsongpeenong and Toby Smith from January 3rd of this year. I personally had not seen much of the Australian Toby Smith before I watched him look unstoppable against John Wayne Parr in June. He is a strong fighter that likes to walk his opponents down and land huge elbows, clinch up and smother while he knees them. Against Thongchai this strategy did not work quite as planned. Thongchai is only 17 years old in this fight and he already fights like a crafty Thai veteran by making Smith miss and keeping him off balance for most of the first two rounds. When Toby fought JWP he looked so strong that he couldn't even be moved backwards, but Thongchai had him moving back easily, I can't help but be very impressed with this 17 year old Thai.

The last round of this fight is just crazy, let us know what you think of the outcome of the fight, I found it a little surprising.

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Fight Night Saint-Tropez II 2014 Results

 Sadly Peter Aerts Lost again by TKO at the Saint Tropez Fight Night II this weeekend. Freddy Kemayo seemed like a bad match up for him after his last fight since Kemayo is younger and fresher than Dewey Cooper. On the other hand, Jerome Le Banner Won by KO over Colin George from Mike's Gym, Nicolas Wamba got back into the win column with a second round KO, and Filip Verlinden won by Decision. Now we just wait for the videos to be released.

Full Results

Jerome Le Banner wins by KO R2 vs Colin George

Nicolas Wamba wins by KO R2 vs Arnold Oborotov

Yoann Kongolo wins on points Nicola Gallo

Freddy Kemayo wins by TKO R2 vs Peter Aerts

Vladimir Mineev wins on points vs Mikahail Tuterev

Manneenoi Ekkarit wins by KO R1 vs Michel Texeira

Filip Verlinden wins on points Corentin Jallon

Samsamut Kietchongkao wins on points vs Kevin Eiderg

Taehiran Chommanee wins on points Irina Mazepa

Here is a Video it doesn't show much, but its something.

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Weekend Results: Shoot Boxing Girls' S-Cup

This weekend in Japan Shoot Boxing held their 2014 Girls S-Cup tournaments, which saw both a 50kg and 48kg tournament, the 50kg one being an eight-girl tournament, the 48kg one being four. In the 50kg division RENA walked away with her fourth Girls S-Cup Championship, which is quite a feat for the face of Shoot Boxing. In the 48kg division Yukari Yamaguchi picked up big wins over V.V Mei and Momi to take home the gold. 

Full event results follow, courtesy of CJ's Report.

50kg Girls S-Cup
RENA (R3 - Dec.) Simone Dommelen
Christina Jurjevic (R3 - Dec.) Kill Bee
Ticha (R3 - Dec.) Eduarda Lima
Jiwaen Lee (R3 - Split Dec.) Lorena Klijn
Semi-Finals: RENA (R3 - Dec.) Christina Jurjevic
Semi-Finals: Ticha (R3 - Dec.) Jiwaen Lee
Finals: RENA (R2 - TKO) Ticha

48kg Girls S-cup
Semi-Finals:
Yukai Yamaguchi (R3 - Majority Dec.) V.V Mei Yamaguchi
Semi-Finals: Mio (R3 - Dec.) Momi
Finals: Yukari Yamaguchi (R3 - Split Dec.) Mio

Ai Takahashi (R2 - KO) Nong Em
Union Akari (R3 - Majority Dec.) Yuki Kira
Michi Nakamura (R3 - Dec.) Tomomi Souda
Arisa (R2 - TKO) Maki Goto
Mai Iwata (R3 - Dec.) Bovy Okada

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SuperKombat WGP Results

So the SuperKombat show is starting right now 12:15pm PST.

Here are the Live Results:

1. Roman Palamar (Germany) vs. Alex Filip (Romania) - Alex Filip Wins (Amazing Rolling Thunder KO RD 1)

2. Alexandru Popescu (Romania) vs. Claudiu Badoi (Romania) - Claudiu Badoi Wins (Left Hook KO RD 2)

3. Madalin Craciunica (Romania) vs. Amansio Paraschiv (Romania) - Amansio Paraschiv Wins (Decision)

4. Nikolaj Falin (Germany) vs. Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania) - Sebastian Ciobanu Wins (Decision)

5. Cenik Cankurtaranoglu (Turkey) vs. Cristian Milea (Romania) - Cristian Milea Wins (Decision)

6. Anastasios Karagiannidis (Greece) vs. Vlad Grigore (Romania) - Anastasios Karagiannidis Wins (Decision)

7. Giannis Stoforidis (Greece) vs. Catalin Morosanu (Romania) - Catalin Morosanu Wins (Left Hook KO RD 2)

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