|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
Man, as if Cris "Cyborg" Justino fighting in Lion Fight wasn't weird enough, now her original opponent, Martina Jindrova, has pulled out of the fight this Friday due to an injury and Lion Fight has had to find a late replacement by the way of Jennifer Colomb. Here's the skinny from the statement they issued today;
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Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent stated, “Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg. We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai Champions.”
“I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up,” said Cris “Cyborg”. “Nothing changes - I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night.”
30-year old Jennifer Colomb has an incredible record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The 5’9” French Muay Thai Champion trains with the renowned team Kan-Kra out of Bordeaux, France and is known for her aggression, strength and crushing KOs. Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time ever that Colomb has fought in America.
“It is short notice but I am ready and very excited to take this opportunity and fight for Lion Fight Muay Thai in America against one of the best female fighters in the world,” said Colomb.
So SUPERKOMBAT's Eduard Irimia has decided to pay some homage to the world of traditional martial arts with this year's Festival dell'Oriente in Italy. Think of this festival as, well, a huge martial arts festival that will have over 5,000 martial artists from 113 countries competing for a world championship. How SUPERKOMBAT fits in is that on the third day of the festival they will host SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes: Asia vs. the Rest of the World.
The entire Festival dell'Oriente event is based around amateur competition and SUPERKOMBAT is looking to establish itself not only as a professional sports league, but one that is in tune with culture, martial arts and history. SUPERKOMBAT's New Heroes event will also be the only professional sporting event held at the Festival dell'Oriente and will be broadcast to all of SUPERKOMBAT's media partners around the world.
It's an interesting concept and it's cool to see SUPERKOMBAT being involved with something that is connected with the roots of the sport like that.Add a comment
Today is the day! The K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 goes down live from Palma de Mallorca, Spain live at 3:00PM Eastern time here in the United States. The event is the Final 16 of this year's K-1 World MAX tournament, which means eight tournament bouts are set for the card, featuring Andy Souwer vs. Yasuhiro Kido, Buakaw Banchamek vs. David Calvo, Enrico Kehl vs. Henri Van Opstal and more! Tune in live, right here on LiverKick or via Epicentre.tv. Either way you do it, the event is absolutely free of charge!
We'll be bringing you live updates from the event so keep refreshing LiverKick!
K-1 MAX Reserve Bout: Christopher Mena (R3 - Dec.) Chad Sugden - They were closely matched up throughout the first two rounds, but Mena scored a knockdown in the third round which secured the decision for him.
Final 16: Maximo Suarez (R3 - Dec.) Miodrag Olar - Damn, this was just an all-out war. Olar fought very hard, with super heavy hands but Suarez had technique on his side.
Final 16: Buakaw Banchamek (R1 - TKO) David Calvo - What a demolition! Buakaw knocked Calvo down early with a devastating punch to the liver, only for Calvo to stand back up, then get hit with another and was unable to answer the ref!
Final 16: Lee Sung-Hyun (R3 - Dec.) Charles Francois - Lee got a solid knockdown in the first round which helped to dictate the pace of the fight. Francois had a stronger second round, but Lee took the third round easily.
Final 16: Shane Campbell (R1 - KO) Wallace Lopes - Wow, Shane Campbell. Wallace Lopes missed weight and was docked a point but it didn't matter as a kick to the liver (YEAH!) put Lopes down and kept him down.
Final 16: Enriko Kehl (R3 - Dec.) Henri van Opstal - Close, competitive fight. Van Opstal took the first round, but Kehl came back in the second round with the body shots that did some damage, following up with the same stuff in round three for the win.
Final 16: Zhou ZhiPeng (R3 - Dec.) Joey Pagluiso - One of those down and dirty fights that saw a lot of clinching from both sides. Pagliuso was given a yellow card in round three which made it clear that the fight would go in the way of Zhou.
Final 16: Elam Ngor (R3 - KO) Ismat Aghazade - Another ugly fight with Aghazade getting a yellow card for clinching. Ngor landed a body punch and low kick that put Ismat down, with him unable to answer the ref's count in time.
Final 16: Andy Souwer (R3 - Dec.) Yasuhiro Kido - This fight was a lot closer than most would have expected, with Souwer being in control most of the bout but Kido landing some really clean shots. A cut was open over Souwer's eye and it was inspected, but he was cleared to finish the bout.
K-1 World Grand Prix Qualifier: Frank Munoz (R3 - Dec.) Damien Garcia - God, this fight was AWFUL.Add a comment
When it comes to Kickboxing, there is nothing hotter right now that GLORY Sports International, best know for the GLORY Kickboxing events. GLORY houses some of the Kickboxing world’s greatest talents and have been putting on some of the best shows in the sport for over a year now. GLORY began when Pierre Andurand and Marcus Luer teamed up with Golden Glory, who had some success with their own Ultimate Glory and Glory World Series events, to make the promotion that we know now, and since then it has been growing rapidly into one of the top combat sports leagues in the world.
LiverKick sat down with GLORY Sports International’s CEO, Andrew Whitaker, to discuss all things GLORY and what is in store for the promotion in the near and far future. Whitaker initially served on the board of directors for GLORY Sports International before transitioning to the CEO position this January and it has been an interesting transition for him, coming from a background in entertainment and sports entertainment, previously working at Kings Highway Media and most notably for WWE. His career within the WWE spanned many years and many positions, placing him in a rather unique position when it comes to producing sports entertainment television and expanding a business on an international scale.
The transition for Whitaker was one that forced him to get down and really learn about the business before he took the reins of the company this year. “Obviously there was a period of immersion to all things GLORY kickboxing. As you know, I obviously worked in entertainment for many years, albeit working with the sports business as well with my former employer. It was more the sports and entertainment businesses, as it was more efficient to do so. In that sense, the licensing people in sports, the live events people in sports on a global basis, the media rights people in sports on a global basis are all people that I’ve been working with for a very, very long time. While I come from what is a very successful entertainment brand and helped grow a global entertainment brand, the transition for me to sports was more about me learning about the specific sport of kickboxing than it is on a business-to-business basis, or a business-to-consumer basis that we have here in America and globally.”Add a comment
Well, god damn, tomorrow is a big day for K-1, as they are holding the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 event in Mallorca, Spain. The event will feature Buakaw Banchamek, Andy Souwer, Henri Van Opstal, Yasuhiro Kido, Enrico Kehl and many others in one of K-1's biggest events of this year. There has been a lot of movement on the K-1 front over the past few days. As we've already gone over before, the event will be streamed live tomorrow in the afternoon here in the United States. You can watch the event live here on LiverKick!
There was a press conference yesterday afternoon live in Mallorca, featuring what fighters had arrived already. There is also a video posted from The Fight Network in Canada of Kru Alin from K-1 giving a preview of the event from before he left for Mallorca.
For those looking to bet on the event, you are in luck as K-1 has forged a deal with TopBetta.com so that you can place bets directly on the fights! They use the European betting system, so if you are like me, American, and used to -140, etc., well, get used to it? We'll hopefully have footage from the weigh-ins shortly, but there are photos on K-1's Facebook and it looks like there are a ton of people there, which bodes well for tomorrow's event.Add a comment