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VIDEO: Sergei Kharitonov Scores TKO Victory Over Braddock Silva in Russia

So there is a lot going on in the world of punching and kicking today, including the W5 event in Russia that saw a rematch from GLORY 16 of Sergei Kharitonov vs. Anderson "Braddock" Silva. Braddock came into the fight looking bulked up from when we saw him previously and Kharitonov was ready for Braddock this time around. 

It was strikingly similar to the last time that the two met, with it being Braddock's fight to lose. It was, as the kids would say, #HeavyweightKickboxing. As round two wore on Kharitonov was taking more shots than he was blocking, but he was able to corner Braddock and strong arm him back into the ropes where he landed a shot that put him down, with the ref calling the fight.

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K-1 World MAX Finals Live Results

The K-1 World MAX Finals are live now, with K-1 airing four of the fights live right now. You can watch it right here on LiverKick. I am with headache, so be gentle. We'll be keeping you updated both here and on Twitter so stay tuned.

K-1 World MAX Final: Enriko Kehl (R4 - Forfeit) Buakaw Banchamek - This fight was close. Kehl was landing the clean shots while Buakaw was using his clinch to throw Kehl around. While that is all well and good, that doesn't score you points in K-1 rules. Buakaw should know that. When it was announced as a draw going into an extra round Buakaw literally walked out. Not kidding, he walked out. Probably some of the least professional behavior that we've seen in a long time, especially on this level. Enriko Kehl wins via forfeit. Wow.

Paul “Semtex” Daley (R3 - Dec.) Mohammad Ghaedibardeh - Ghaedibardeh is a tough, tough guy who took a ton of damage. His reach was pretty crazy and he was using his kicks to keep Daley pushed back. If you could give Ghaedibardeh round one, rounds two and three were all Daley, with Daley dropping him twice in R2 and once in R3. I mean, there was no question that Daley won, but you gotta give Ghaedibardeh credit for staying in the fight.

Maximo Suarez (R2 - TKO) Tural Bayramov - This fight started off strong with both guys looking for the knockout early on. Suarez dropped Tural early on in R1 and it looked like Tural injured his arm at some point. Tural came back for R2 but was unable to continue, giving Maximo the victory.

Andre “Dida” Amade (R3 - Dec.) Li Yankun - This served as Andre Dida's return to professional competition after a few years away from the ring. Needless to say he looked good, but there was some ring rust. Yankun is an up-and-coming Chinese fighter who showed a few flashes of brilliance, but ultimately fell short to Dida. 

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WGP 22 Results: Alex Pereira Wins Big

This Saturday in Brazil WGP held their 22nd event featuring GLORY star Alex Pereira in the main event against Canadian fighter Robert Thomas. The two fought a hard bout that saw Pereira outstrike Thomas and take the decision victory. There was a one-night 60kg GP that saw Paulo Tebar go on a tear, knocking out both of his opponents. Here are the official results.

Results WGP #22

Under Card

Fight 1 K1 Rules (58,2 Kg) Felipe Gheno defeated Bruno Cerutti by split decision.

Fight 2 K1 Rules (71,8 kg) Marcelo Dioníso defeated “Fabiano Mineiro” by KO.

Fight 3 K1 Rules (66,800 kg) – WAKO PRO Brazilan Title Bout Édipo Herbert defeated Valmir Theiss by unanimous decision.

Main Card

Fight 1 – GP Semifinal K1 Rules (60 kg) Ignacio Capllonch (ARG) defeated Rafael Spin (BRA) by unanimous decision.

Fight 2 – GP Semifinal K1 Rules (60 kg) Paulo Tebar defeated Rafael “Coruja” by KO.

Fight 3 – WAKO PRO Brazilan Title Bout  Low Kicks (69,100 kg) Bruno Gazani defeated Wellington Tom by unanimous decision.

Fight 4 – WAKO PRO Brazilan Title Bout Low Kicks (94,100 kg) Felipe Micheletti defeated Wallyson “Maguila” Carvalho by TKO.

Fight 5 – WAKO PRO Brazilan Title Bout Low Kicks (85 kg) Cesar Almeida defeated Francisco Araújo by KO.

Fight 6 – GP Final K1 Rules (60 kg) Paulo Tebar defeated Ignacio Capllonch by TKO.

Fight 7 – Super Fight K1 Rules (85 kg) Alex “Po Atan” Pereira (BRA) defeated Robert Thomas (CAN) by unanimous decision.

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SuperKombat WGP Almere Live Results

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal 1 – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg) - Gurhan Degermenci (Turkey) vs. Tarik Khbabez (Morocco) - Tarik Khbabez Wins by 1st Round KO (punches)

Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal 2 – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg) - Dexter Suisse (Netherlands) vs. Patrick Veenstra (Netherlands) - Dexter Suisse Wins by 1st Round KO (head kick)

Super Fight – Lightweight Bout (-63.5 kg) - Cristian Spetcu (Romania) vs. Hamza Soesie (Morocco) - Draw even after an extra round

Super Fight – Cruiserweight Bout (-92 kg) - Iwan Pang (Netherlands) vs. Clyde Brunswijk (Suriname) - Clyde Brunswijk Wins Unanimous Decision

Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg) - Marcello Adriaansz (Suriname) vs. Jegish Yegoian (Armenia) - Jegish Yegoian Wins Unanimous Decision

Super Fight – Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95 kg) - Ali Cenik (Turkey) vs. Redouan Cairo (Suriname) - Redouan Cairo WINS by KO (violent flying knee)

Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg) - Catalin Morosanu (Romania) vs. Brian Douwes (Netherlands) - Catalin Morosanu WINS by Unanimous Decision

Heavyweight Tournament Final – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg) - Tarik Khbabez vs. Dexter Suisse - Tarik Khbabez Wins Heavyweight Tournament Winner

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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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