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Exclusive Liver Kick Interview with Nieky Holzken

Nieky Holzken has not only been an unstoppable force in Glory lately but also was a big part in the two most viewed Glory cards to date. So it seemed only natural that we should sit down and have a little talk with him about all his recent success.

LK: Hello Nieky, thank you for taking the time for this interview. How has everything been since we saw you last in Virginia?

NH: hello yeah I'm fine training is going well.

LK: Lets start from the beginning, what age did you start Kickboxing, where did you start and what made you start?

NH: i start when i was 10 because of the movie Kickboxer in a gym called Yamaneko.

LK: What are your Current fight stats height, weight, record, etc?

NH: im 183cm 77 kg 103fights/92/11/53ko's

LK: How and who gave you the Nickname "The Natural"?

NH: Mike Passenier from Mike's Gym after a fight in England.

LK: What do you like to do during your time away from the gym?

NH: gaming, watching movies

LK: Even though you had a few Pro boxing fights last year, and a kickboxing fight in December, you said you still felt a bit rusty against Stetsurenko can you explain this?

NH: yeah he was a strong guy and i keep in mind that i have to fight a final

LK: How nice did it feel to get back in the Glory ring after one year, not only once but twice in one night so you could totally knock off the ring rust?

NH: yeah it feel great, I did what I had to do.

LK: Give me your honest opinion, did Raymond Daniels get up from your knockdowns more times than you expected? Also how did you feel about the ref giving you an 8 count in that fight?

NH: yeah he has good heart to come up every, time respect for him. But I don't deserve the 8 count I slipped and stand up very fast and it didn't hurt me.

LK: I'm sure you heard that both the #1 and #2 most viewed Glory events are Tokyo, and Virginia which both included you, what do you think about this?

NH: its luck i'm guessing haha

LK: One thing i've been wondering lately about your career is what is the difference between the Nieky Holzken at 70kgs as opposed to 77kgs, I've always noticed you are much more dominant at the heavier weight, is it the weight cut?

NH: yeah its the weight cut that was my biggest fights

LK: We all know that your next Glory fight will be against Valtellini, we just aren't sure when yet. Do you have any other fights planned in the meantime?

NH: yeah two fights in boxing april 19 and 24 may

LK: Valtellini has been very outspoken about fighting you on social media since his close victory over Mark De Bonte even though you have already knocked him out. I spoke to some of your family about this in Virginia, but I think you should tell all the fans how you feel about Valtellini, don't hold back.

NH: yeah Valtelinni says hes the champ and that he expects more from the next time we meet so he will get more much more.

LK: How was training in America with the Blackzillians compared to training in Holland?

NH: yeah the same because I train only with my trainer.

LK: What does the future hold for "The Natural"? Possible Pro boxing career? have there actually been talks with Showtime signing you?

NH: I concentrate a lot on boxing. I didn't hear anything about showtime I wish haha.

LK: Last question is 4 questions I ask everyone, Hardest Puncher you've fought? 

NH: I don't now really i fought so much 

LK: Hardest Kicker you've fought? 

NH: Buakaw

LK: Hardest Fight? 

NH: It was a B class amatuer fight against Ali Mogtagari I won by KO but got two eight counts myself haha

LK: Your favourite fighter? 

NH: Ramon Dekker/Mike Tyson

LK: Thank you so Much Nieky for this interview is there anything else you would like to say to your fans, sponsors, etc?

NH: I want to thank all the fans for support, love you all and my family and sponsor they will keep me going ush.

LK: Well I can't begin to tell you how excited I am to watch your next fight for the Glory title and I wish you all the best for the future.

Exclusive Liver Kick Interview with Gabriel Varga

We caught up with Glory's #3 ranked featherweight Gabriel Varga after a sparring session at WKX with fellow Glory fighter Josh Jauncey. He is deep into his training camp for his Glory featherweight title fight against Mosab Amrani at Glory 20 in Dubai and is feeling great. Gabriel is always a man of few words and attracts all his fans with his exciting style in the ring but it was great to hear him open up to us more than usual.

Enfusion Live 25 Results and Stream

Enfusion Live 25 is taking place right now! Check the stream http://www.enfusionlive.com/. If for some reason you cannot watch, we have you covered with live results.

Results

80kgs Title - Hicham El Gaoui def. Karapet Karapetyan by Dec.

70kgs - Nordin Ben Moh def. William Diender by KO Rd 1 (left hook to the liver)

70kgs - Harut Grigorian def. Marco Pique by Dec.

70kgs - Robbie Hageman def. Engin Kutuk by KO Rd 1 (right hook)

54kgs - Anissa Meksen def. Isis Verbeek by Dec.

70kgs - Youssef Challouki def. Sidy Barry by Dec.

Video: Glory 20 Pre-fight Interviews with Mosab Amrani, Gabriel Varga, and Mourad Bouzidi

Glory has begun releasing the pre-fight interviews for Glory 20 in Dubai. First up is the Canadian Gabriel Varga, who also did an Exclusive Liverkick interview which will be coming soon. Naturally the next interview is with his opponent the Moroccan/Dutch Mosab Amrani. After listening to what they both had to say, I can't help but think of how exciting this fight is going to be, I always enjoy a clash of styles in a fight especially when it involves height as well. Only thing I wonder is who will the winner defend his belt against? I feel Glory will have to sign some new featherweights.

The latest interview is with Mourad Bouzidi who seems to have been in Dubai for quite a while already to prepare for this fight. There have been lots of videos posted of him training like a beast for this fight, I get the feeling he REALLY does not want to lose to Pat Barry.

SuperKombat Romania Live Results and Stream

SuperKombat is taking place in Ploiesti, Romania as we speak, and they have all the Romanian stars on it. It is live on Eurosport and the THIS STREAM, and we will also have the Live Results here.

RESULTS

92kgs - Clyde Brunswijk def. Cristian Ristea by Unanimous Dec.

HW - D’Angelo Marshall def. Michal Wlazlo by TKO Rd 1 (4 knockdowns)

92kgs - Ibrahim Giydirir def. Cosmin Ionescu by Unanimous Dec.

92kgs - Bogdan Stoica  def. Zinedine Hameur-Lain by KO Rd 1 (overhand right)

71kgs - Amansio Paraschiv def. Julian Imeri by Unanimous Dec.

95kgs - Andrei Stoica  def. Marcello Adriaansz by Unanimous Dec.

HW - Benjamin Adegbuyi def. Daniel Lentie by Unanimous Dec.

Video: Andy Souwer vs Hideya Tanaka

On February 11, 2015 Andy Souwer fought Hideya Tanaka on the No Kick No Life event in Japan.

It seems to me that Souwer doesn't age, in fact recently hes looking more like the Andy that won K-1 Max years ago. This head kick KO of Tanaka is so perfect it even surprised me watching, I can't imagine how Tanaka felt. Andy has a full schedule of fights for 2015, and he couldn't have asked for a better start than this.

Dutch Kickboxer Brian Douwes Wins Bloodsport-esque Tournament

Last night in Japan something we expect only in movies went down, the event was called Ganryujima and the idea is basically exactly like the Kumite in Bloodsport. It was a 1 night, 8 man tournament with each competitor having a different fighting style. They had a Capoeira guy, a Dutch Kickboxer, a Senegalese wrestler, a Sumo, and so on, I mean you get the idea all styles and RESULTS ARE HERE. Of course the Dutch Kickboxer Brian Douwes Knocked out all 3 opponents in the first round of each match, what else would we expect right?

Here is a picture of the weigh ins just to give an idea.

While we were promised a circular ring with no ropes and a MOAT... yes a body of water surrounding the ring where if you get pushed in 3 times in a round you lose. The pictures showed it was more like blue mats around the ring instead of the moat this time which disappointed  a little but the same rules applied about being pushed out of the ring, the rest of the rules were basically the same as most MMA fights.

I really was curious about this and was actually pretty upset that there was no way to watch this online even though I was sure Douwes would win (I may be a little bias). It would have been nice to see how the event worked out, lets keep our fingers crossed that we can watch the next one if it ever happens. No matter how silly and crazy it sounds, I feel it will still bring out the curiosity in everyone that enjoys Martial Arts and combat sports.

 

ShootBoxing 2015 Act.1 Results

Shootboxing Act.1 took place last weekend in Tokyo, Japan. It was great to see them bring back the young Zouggary who fought his heart out during the tournament last year. Shishido really didn't stand much of a chance against him, it was an dominant victory, now I just cant wait for a rematch between Zouggary and Suzuki.

Results

Zakaria Zouggary def. Hiroki Shishido by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-28)

Yuki Sakamoto def. Nagashima Yuichiro by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-27, 30-27)

Hiroki Naito def. Miyazaki by Unanimous Decision (30-29, 30-28, 30-28)

Kaito def. TASUKU by Unanimous Decision (30-29, 30-28, 30-29)

Iwashita Miyabi def. Ashitaka Ryo by TKO (low kicks) in Rd 3

MIO def. Miho by Unanimous Decision (30-28, 30-28, 30-28)

Sugawara Yutsugi def. Matsui Dai by Unanimous Decision (29-27, 30-26, 29-27)

Pmma Hiroaki def. Yuki Kitagawa by Ext. Rd Decision (10-8, 10-8, 10-8)

Kiyoaki Murata def. Taku Saito by Unanimous Decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)

Glory 21 Announcement

Glory 21 has officially been announced for May 8th at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Wikipedia tells us that the arena holds 16, 100 people for mixed martial arts events if the whole arena is used, so this could be a huge show.

Artem Levin will be defending his title against the winner of the tournament at Glory 20 in Dubai. So it could be Jason Wilnis, Alex Pereira, Wayne Barrett or Simon Marcus anyone one of them against Levin will be an exciting fight as they all bring something different to the ring.

There is also an all American heavyweight tournament which will grant the winner entry into the Glory heavyweight contender tournament where the winner will fight Rico Verhoeven for the belt. The American heavyweights have yet to be announced.

Of course this will all be Live on Spike TV on Friday, May 8th. I'm so happy to see Glory announcing events more than a month before the show now and giving us all a chance to get excited and also more time to buy tickets.  [source]

 

Lion Fight 20 Live Results

Here we go Live Results for Lion fights 20. We are excited to watch Jorina Baars defend her title tonight on AXS TV!

Lion Fight Welterweight Championship: Jorina Baars(C) def. Chantal Ughi by TKO Rd 3 (Ughi retired on the stool between rd 3 and 4)

Sittisak def. Chris Mauceri by Unanimous Dec

John Nofer def. Jason Andrada by TKO Rd 2 (3 knockdowns due to elbows)

Jo Nattawut def. Richard Abraham Unanimous Dec.

Gaston Bolanos def. Caleb Archer by TKO Rd 3 (spinning back elbow)

Julio Pena def. Tom Evans by KO Rd 1 (HUGE right hand, Hard KO)

 

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