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Promotors and Promotions to Watch: Vinnie McWilliams

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Hello all, in my continued attempts to get the sport of Muay Thai and kickboxing to the masses, I decided to do a segment called promoters and promotions to watch. My goal; to introduce the kickboxing public to new talent and ways to watch them, to encourage fighters, managers, and gyms to contact the promoter in hopes of creating opportunities for their athletes to compete, and finally, I hope to introduce the back bone to the sport, which is the local shows. Long before Giorgio Petrosyan, Jordan Watson, Andy Ristie, and Gohkan Saki were watched on Glory and K-1 cards, there were local promoters that gave them the opportunity to develop there skill set. I hope to tell people about such promoters and give them a forum to get their product out. First up, Vinnie McWilliams of the UK .


Trailer for Enfusion Season 2

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If you are one of the lucky few to get Fight Now! TV in the US, you will be treated to being able to watch the second season of Enfusion. This season focuses on the 95MAX division as they train at Super Pro Samui bootcamp in Thailand with weekly fights that see one fighter eliminated. Looks like it'll be airing Tuesdays at 8pm Eastern time, so if you get it, watch it!


Enfusion Live #19 Full Fight Card

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Enfusion Live #19 will be taking place this Sunday, June 29th from London, England. This card includes well known names like Daniel Sam, and Wendell Roche who will both be fighting for Enfusion world titles for the two main events.

HeavyWeight Enfusion World Title: Daniel Sam (England) vs (5x3) Ismael Lazaar (Morocco)

90kg Enfusion World Title: Andrew Tate (USA) vs (5x3) Wendell Roche (The Netherlands)

Ilias Bulaid (Morocco) vs (3x3) Regis Sugden (England) 65kg

Sheena Widdershoven (The Netherlands) vs (3x3) Lauran Huxley (Wales) 66kg 

Simon Santana (Spain) vs (3x3) Jose Varela (Portugal) 63kg

Ervin Wongsodimedjo (Indonesia) vs (3x3) Charlie Peters (England) 65kg


Watch Ilona Wijmans vs. Denise Kielhotlz

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This past weekend in the Netherlands Enfusion Live held their first event of the year. This event featured a -57kgs World Title fight between Champion Ilona Wijmans and Denise Kielhotlz that ended with Wijmans winning the bout via a controversial decision. Many fans who witnessed it believed that the fight should be a draw and yesterday Kielholtz filed a formal appeal to have the decision overturned.

Now it's your turn to decide, as Enfusion Live has put the fight up on YouTube for all to view and decide for themselves. Go ahead and watch it, then let us know.


Enfusion Live 24 Results

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Today in Eindhoven, The Netherlands Enfusion held their 24th event that featured a Heavyweight Championship between Ismael Lazaar and Thomas Vanneste. Lazaar walked out of the building still holding onto his championship and it was only a matter of when throughout the bout with Lazaar dominating most of the fight. The other fight of note was Mohammed Jaraya against Tayfun Ozcan, the action spilling over into an extra round before Jaraya walked away victorious.

The event can be caught on if you missed it. Here are the results courtesy of Enfusion.

Enfusion Live #24, Eindhoven The Netherlands Saturday 07.02.2015.
1. 3X3
Melvin Wassing (Indonesia) Vs Mohammed Hamicha (Morocco)
Winner -- Mohammed Hamicha (Morocco)
Melvin Wassing retired after the first round
2. 3X3
Sheena Widdershoven(The Netherlands) Vs Marieke Post (The Netherlands)
Winner Points-- Marieke Post (The Netherlands)
3. 3X3
Dennis Stolzenbach (The Netherlands) Vs Jegish Yegoian (Armenia)
Winner Points-- Jegish Yegoian (Armenia)
4. 3X3
Kamil Jenel (Poland) Vs Khalid El Bakouri (Morocco)
Winner Points after a 4th Round-- Khalid El Bakouri (Morocco)
5. 3X3
Mohammed Jaraya (Morocco) Vs Tayfun Ozcan (Turkey)
Winner Extra fourth Round-- Mohammed Jaraya (Morocco)
6. 5X3
Ismael Lazaar (Morocco) Vs Thomas Vanneste (Belgium)
Enfusion World Title
Winner and still the Enfusion Heavyweight Champion--Ismael Lazaar (Morocco)

Enfusion Live 26 Results

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Enfusion Live #26 at The Hague, Netherlands took place today. It was the start of their 16 man tournament at 70kgs. Nordin Ben Moh won both his fights so he is the first finalist in the tournament.

Enfusion Live #26 Results

1. 3X3 70Kg - Walid Hamid (Morocco) Vs Dennis Kabbedijk (The Netherlands)

WINNER Walid Hamid (Morocco)  2nd TKO

2. 3X3 70Kg  Tournament Semi Final - Nordin Ben Moh (Morocco) Vs Paul Jansen (The Netherlands)

WINNER Nordin Ben Moh (Morocco) 1st Rd TKO

3. 3X3 70Kg  Tournament Semi Final - Hafid El Boustati (Morocco) Vs Edson Fortes (Cape Verde)

WINNER Edson Fortes (Cape Verde) Points

4. 3X3 64Kg Shana Lammers  (Indonesia)  Vs Manal Arrad (The Netherlands)

WINNER Shana Lammers  (Indonesia)  Points

5. 3X3 Heavyweight - Brice Guidon (France) Vs Hicham Achalhi (Morocco)

WINNER Hicham Achalhi (Morocco) 2nd Rd TKO

6. 3X3 70KG Tournament Final - Nordin Ben Moh (Morocco) Vs Edson Fortes (Cape Verde)

WINNER Nordin Ben Moh (Morocco) Points

7. 5X3 60Kg - Tommy Dieckmann (The Netherlands) Vs Ali Zubai (The Netherlands)

Enfusion World Title -60Kg WINNER Ali Zubai (The Netherlands) 3rd Rd TKO

Kickboxing Talents 7 Results

1. 3X3 85Kg Jeffrey Ijdo (The Netherlands) Vs Mohamed Demirel (Turkey)  

WINNER Jeffrey Ijdo (The Netherlands) Points

2. 3X3 80Kg - Delano Holman (The Netherlands) Vs Sergio Eckhart (Indonesia)  

WINNER Delano Holman (The Netherlands)  Points

3. 3X3 85 Kg - Yousri Belgaroui (Tunisia) Vs Tagir Bokov (Chechnya)

WINNER Yousri Belgaroui (Tunisia) TKO Rd 2

4. 3X3 70Kg - Jan Julius Humme (The Netherlands) Vs Jaouad Abarnous (Morocco)

WINNER Jan Julius Humme (The Netherlands) TKO Rd 2

5. 3X3 Heavyweight - Hatim Bouchiba (Morocco) Vs Mark Bourti (The Netherlands)  

WINNER Hatim Bouchiba (Morocco)  Points

6. 3X3 75Kg - Marouan Toutouh (Morocco) Vs Redouan Laarkoubi (Morocco)

WINNER Marouan Toutouh (Morocco)  Points

7. 3X3 85Kg Ibrahim El Boustati (Morocco) Vs Iwan Pang (Curacao)

WINNER Ibrahim El Boustati (Morocco)  TKO Rd 2


Enfusion Live Streaming Free Tomorrow

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This is an exciting time to be a fan of Kickboxing and Muay Thai. The internet is finally taking off as a medium to deliver fights to fans directly without worrying about television deals getting in the way, which means that the fans get the content directly. Enfusion is currently a leader in delivering live, streaming content to fans through their website, Tomorrow at 21:00 Amsterdam time/3:00PM Eastern time Enfusion Live will present a live event, Enfusion Live #16 from the Hague, Holland. The event is preceded by a new show by Enfusion called "Kickboxing Talents," which begins at 18:30 Amsterdam time/12:30pm Eastern.

Here is a look at the fight card for Enfusion Live 16.

  • 1. Reda Narain ( Surinam ) vs Paolo Renna ( France ) -63 kg
  • 2. Kristy Ooms ( Indonesia ) vs Marieke Post ( The Netherlands ) -64 kg
  • 3. Ismael Benali ( Morocco ) vs Kevin Miruka ( Kenya ) -70 k
  • 4. Andrii Panov ui Ukraine vs Hicham El Gaoui (Morocco) -85 kg
  • 5. Mohamed Boubkari ( Morocco ) vs Sam Tevette ( Senegal ) open weight
  • 6. Mohammed Jaraya ( Morocco ) vs Mohamed Galaoui ( France ) Enfusion world title -67kg


Weekend Results: Enfusion Live May 25th

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(C) Ben Pontier

Enfusion Live continued forth with their 2014 season by promoting yet another event in the Netherlands this past weekend. This one emanated from Amsterdam and, well, you'd know it from the fact that one of the sponsors on the mat was for a whore house in the red light district. It's no wonder Amsterdam has such a weird international reputation with Kickboxing. Anyway, here are the results from the event as well as highlights!

Aziz Kallah (R3 - Dec.) hicham Boubkai
Anke Van Gestel (R3 - Dec.) Lindsay Scheer
Marcello Adriaansz (R1 - TKO) Gurghan Degirmenci
Walid Hamid (R3 - Dec.) Mohammed Jaraya
Othman Allach (R1 - KO) Kevin Hessling
Hamza Essalih (R3 - Dec.) Maik redan
Khalid Chabrani (R1 - KO) Omar Hanafy


Enfusion Live 27 Results

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Enfusion Live #27 in Tenerife earlier today. The card had some great match ups and quite a few upsets. I'd say the biggest one being the Jonay Risco's extra round win over Andy Souwer. The fight was close with Souwer pushing the pace and landing the more powerful strikes but Risco was countering with fast combos that didn't seem to have much steam on them, suppose it all depended on what the judges liked. Also Amansio "The Viking" Paraschiv dropped a 3 round decision to Elam Ngor who was probably Paraschiv's biggest test.

Full Results

1. Ricardo Costa (Portugal) Vs Maikel Garcia (Spain)

WINNER POINTS Maikel Garcia (Spain)

2. Anissa Meksen (France) Vs Eva Naranjo (Spain)

WINNER POINTS Anissa Meksen (France)

3. Amansio Paraschiv (Romania) Vs Elam NGor (Senegal)

WINNER POINTS Elam NGor (Senegal)

4. Rafael Llodra (France) Vs Maximo Suarez (Spain)

WINNER POINTS Rafael Llodra (France)

5. Andy Souwer (The Netherlands) Vs Jonay Risco (Spain)

WINNER POINTS AFTER A 4th RD Jonay Risco (Spain)

6. Mohamed Boubkari (Morocco) Vs Moises Baute (Spain)

WINNER AND STILL 95kg Enfusion World Title Mohamed Boubkari


August 2015 LiverKick Rankings Update

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(C) GLORY Sports International/James Law

It's August heading into September and the time felt right to give the Official LiverKick Rankings an overhaul. There has been movement in quite a few weight classes while some of the others (Light Heavyweight and most of Featherweight) have seen no real movement at all. The first thing to mention is that there was a bit of housecleaning on the rankings, which happens when fighters have been inactive for over 12 months. The two big omissions this round are Daniel Ghita at #3 in Heavyweight and Joseph Valtellini at #2 at Welterweight. Both have been inactive for a year and we were forced to drop them from the rankings. 

For them to be re-included in said rankings can be a long road. That means beating someone else on the top ten or winning a tournament featuring top ten fighters to get back near the top. 

So let's get down to some of these changes then, shall we? Heavyweight has seen some movement, some of which was the removing of Ghita, the rest of due to stuff happening. Jamal Ben Saddik returned from his suspension with a win earlier this year, but not a top ten win. Beating Braddock Silva, though? That's huge and secures him the #4 spot. Jahfarr Wilnis makes his way to the Heavyweight top ten with his Kunlun tournament victory, the win over Gerges front and center. Gerges beat Gerasmichuk, which bumps those two around. Sergei Kharitonov is no longer with GLORY and seems focused on MMA. It hasn't been a year yet but it seems safe to remove him for now. 

No movement at Light Heavyweight for now. Saki was a tough call, but simply leaving GLORY does not disqualify him from the rankings. He had one fight this year which was at Heavyweight, but he's still active. If he plans a full-time move to Heavyweight then he will leave the Light Heavyweight rankings. Middleweight saw very little movement. Sahak Parparyan's poor performance in the A1 World Cup pushed him out in lieu of others and Dmitry Valent makes his debut on the rankings in a tough decision. This is a very tough division to rank and Valent has faced some of the top names in the division and just barely fallen short while picking up wins over everyone else. Bogdan Stoica was considered, but losses to unranked competition sent him to the back of the line. 

Welterweight saw a new GLORY Champion crowned in Nieky Holzken, but he was already the top ranked fighter. Hicham El Gaoui returns after a long absence on the LiverKick rankings with a win over Karapetyan and Bai Jinbin from China earned his way into the number eight slot with a crazy win in Kunlun over Stetsurenko. There was some movement at Lightweight, but most of it makes a lot of sense. Sitthichai won the contender tournament, bumping him up further while everyone else dropped down to accommodate that. Petrosyan might still be the most talented, but neither wins over Varol or Kehl were going to push him up any further. Yodsanklai decides to confuse us even further by competing in Kunlun under kickboxing rules, making him a must-rank fighter. Oh yeah, and Dzhabar Askerov is back after a win over Kehl. Big congratulations go to newcomer to the world rankings in Josh Jauncey for his performance in the GLORY contender tournament.

Featherweight only saw movement within the top three thanks to K-1 Japan's awesome shows. Kaew is back to being king again and Soda drops down to a more comfortable 3. 

Heavyweight (Per 8/15)

1 Rico Verhoeven
2 Errol Zimmerman
3 Benjamin Adegbuyi
4 Jamal Ben Saddik
5 Anderson Silva
6 Jahfarr Wilnis
7 Hesdy Gerges
8 Andrei Gerasmichuk
9 Zabit Samedov
10 Ismael Londt


Heavyweight (Per 8/15)

1 Gokhan Saki
2 Saulo Cavalari
3 Danyo Ilunga
4 Artem Vakhitov
5 Mourad Bouzidi
6 Igor Jukovic
7 Michael Duut
8 Andrei Stoica
9 Zack Mwekassa
10 Reduon Cairo
Middleweight (Per 8/15)

1 Artem Levin
2 Simon Marcus
3 Joe Schilling
4 Filip Verlinden
5 Jason Wilnis
6 Alex Pereira
7 Wayne Barrett
8 Israel Adesanya
9 Fang Bian
10 Dmitry Valent
Welterweight (Per 8/15)

1 Nieky Holzken
2 Artur Kyshenko
3 Hicham El Gaoui
4 Karapet Karapetyan
5 Raymond Daniels
6 Karim Ghajji
7 Paul Daley
8 Bai Jinbin
9 Alexander Stetsurenko
10 Jonatan Oliveira
Lightweight (Per 8/15)

1 Robin van Roosmalen
2 Sitthichai
3 Davit Kiria
4 Andy Ristie
5 Giorgio Petrosyan
6 Yodsanklai Fairtex
7 Marat Grigorian
8 Dzhabar Askerov
9 Enriko Kehl
10 Josh Jauncey
Featherweight (Per 8/15)

1 Kaew Fairtex
2 Minoru Kimura
3 Yasuomi Soda
4 Massaro Glunder
5 Masaaki Noiri
6 Yuta Kubo
7 Gabriel Varga
8 Mosab Amrani
9 Hiroaki Suzuki
10 Zakaria Zouggari
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