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Thai Fight England Results: Buakaw Returns With KO Win

Thai Fight held a show in Leicester, England today and featured a who's who of international Muay Thai fighters, from Thailand, France and England. Garnering the most attention was Buakaw of course, who returned to the ring for the first time since his legal debacle.

Buakaw faced Abdoul Toure, a French fighter who had a significant height advantage. Buakaw took the first round very slowly and allowed Toure to get some shots in, mostly knees to the body from the clinch but it was evident that all Buakaw had to do was turn it up a notch. He did just that in the second round where he dropped Toure with a vicious kick to the body, with Toure getting up but the fight being waved off by the referee. What was really impressive about the kick was that it wasn't even to the side that the liver was on, showcasing just how powerful it was.

Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, who always tries to put on a show did just that against Issam Reghi as he dominated the fight while playing around at the same time. Sudsakorn dropped Reghi in the third with an elbow to really seal the deal.

Also on the card was another international Muay Thai star, Saiyok Pumphanmuang who faced Craig Jose of England. Jose was game but Saiyok, who came out very aggressive with vicious kick counters, clearly had the edge. Jose showcased how tough he is by hanging in there the whole fight, but ultimately Saiyok won a decision.

In one of the closer fights, Houcine Bennoui surprised many by fighting well against Singmanee Kaewsamrit. Bennoui didn't fight at all this year until June and it seems to have done him well. Singmanee was able to land the cleaner knees and body kicks, along with controlling parts of the fight with his teep and that's what got him the victory. Bennoui landed more with punches and low kicks, and even dumped Singmanee a few times. Another close fight was between Dylan Salvador of France and Soloman Wickstead of England, who replaced Liam Harrison on very short notice. It was close, but I thought Wickstead was the sharper of the two. Salvador ended up getting the decision.

Armin Pumphanmuang scored a highlight reel finish over Abdallah Mabel, rocking him with a high kick and then charging in with downward elbows while Mabel was against the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Two fights also went untelevised. Jordan Watson of England beat Hamed Hassan of France by decision and by all accounts dominated the fight, dropping Hassan once. Crice Boussoukou of France defeated England's Michael Dicks by decision after dropping Dicks in the third round. Full results below:

67kg: Crice Boussoukou def. Michael Dicks by decision

70kg: Jordan Watson def. Hamed Hassan by decision.

70kg: Armin Pumphanmuang def. Abdallah Mabel by KO (High Kick and Elbows) in Round 2

67kg: Dylan Salvador def. Soloman Wickstead by decision

67kg: Singmanee Kaewsamrit def. Houcine Bennoui by decision

70kg: Saiyok Pumphanmuang def. Craig Jose by decision

72kg: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee def. Issam Reghi by decision

70kg: Buakaw def. Abdoul Toure by KO (Body Kick) in Round 2

 

 

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It's Showtime 59 in Tenerife Live Results

It's Showtime

It's Showtime 59 is live from Tenerife, Spain in just a few moments here with a stacked card featuring fighters like Andy Souwer, Sergei Laschenko, Andy Ristie, Javier Hernandez and more. The event can be purchased from showtimefights.com for just 10 euros (about $12.50 USD). I will be live tweeting results at @liverkickdotcom as well.

Andy Ristie (R1 - KO) David Calvo - A brutal knee by Ristie that came up the middle put Calvo down very early in the first round and he was unable to answer the count. Props to Calvo for stepping in on late notice, but wow.

Amir Zeyada (Decision) Moises Ruibal - I have no clue what happened in this fight. Major technical difficulties.

Sergei Laschenko (R1 - KO) Danny Garcia

They now bring out Moises Ruibal and announce that the judges score cards were not rendered correctly, and that he is the rightful winner of the bout with Amir Zeyada.

Murthel Groenhert (R2 - Cut Stoppage) Maximo Suarez - Murthel looked a bit rough in R1, but was able to pull it together for the second round and open a nasty cut on Suarez for the finish.

61kg Championship: Masahiro Yamamoto (R5 - Decision) Sergio Hernandez - Masahiro Yamamoto was completely on point throughout the fight. His knees were doing a lot of damage and keeping Hernandez off balance while his hands did a bulk of the work.

Andy Souwer (R3 - Decision) Zeben Diaz - Diaz put up a really great fight, almost a dead even fight with Souwer, but the third round was truly a deciding factor for both men. Souwer rocked Diaz with a right hand which more or less sealed the fate of the bout. Diaz is really a legitimately good fighter.

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SuperKombat World Grand Prix III Live Results

SuperKombat's third World Grand Prix event of this year is taking place today and we've got you fully covered with live results.

The card features a four man tournameant with Benny Adegbuyi fighting Mladen Brestovac on one side and Tsotne Rogava fighting Kostadin Kostov on the other. Ismael Londt fights Freddy Kemayo for the new and vacant SuperKombat Heavyweight title. Also, the usual SuperKombat stars are back with Andrei Stoica, Raul Catinas and Catalin Morosanu all in action.

The event starts at 21:00 CET in Europe and in North America it's at 3PM ET/12PM PT. It's airing live on Eurosport. I'll be providing live results on Twitter, on @rianscalia. For the full fight card, click here.

HW Semi-Final: Benny Adegbuyi def. Mladen Brestovac by unanimous decision.

HW Semi-Final: Kostadin Kostov def. Tsotne Rogava by split decision.

-95kg: Andrei Stoica def. Hakan Aksoy by TKO (3 Knockdowns).

HW: Raul Catinas def. Domogoj Ostojic by TKO (Referee Stoppage).

HW: Alexey Ignashov def. Corneliu Rus by unanimous decision.

HW: Catalin Morosanu def. Rick Cheek by TKO in Round 2.

SuperKombat HW Title: Ismael Londt def. Freddy Kemayo by split decision.

HW Final: Benny Adegbuyi def. Kostadin Kostov by KO (Overhand Right).

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It's Showtime 57/58: Aerts vs. Spong Live Results

It's Showtime's huge event being headlined by Peter Aerts vs. Tyrone Spong is finally here, and so are we with live results of the event which features the likes of Daniel Ghita, Robin van Roosmalen, Danyo Ilunga and Andy Souwer, as well as the aforementioned Peter Aerts vs. Tyrone Spong fight.

The event starts at 12PM ET/9AM PT in North America and 18:00 CEST in Europe. The second part of the event starts at 3PM ET/12 PM PT in North America and 21:00 CEST in Europe. You can buy the full live stream for €15, which features all 12 fights or you can also just buy the second part of the event, featuring Peter Aerts vs. Tyrone Spong for €10 by clicking here, or just by clicking on one of the banners on the site.

For a complete list of ways to watch the event, click here. The full fight card can also be viewed at the stream link or here

If you would like to follow along with results, play by play and the like, follow us on twitter at @rianscalia and @Liverkickdotcom.

Part 1

Duoli Chen def. Vahap Ozdemir by decision.

Robbie Hageman def. Mandela Antoine by decision.

Marat Grigorian def. Aziz Kallah by unanimous decision.

Rico Verhoeven def. Hesdy Gerges by unanimous decision.

Mourad Bouzidi def. Rustemi Kreshnik by KO (Knee) in Round 2.

Andy Souwer def. Chris Ngimbi by majority decision (4 for Souwer, 1 draw) and becomes new It's Showtime 70MAX World Champion.

Part 2

Andy Ristie def. Samir Djabba by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1.

Sonny Dagraed def. Fatih Ozkan by unanimous decision.

Danyo Ilunga wins by majority decision (4-1) and retains his It's Showtime 95MAX World Title.

Hafid el Boustati def. Robin van Roosmalen by TKO (Cut) in Round 2.

Daniel Ghita def. Dzevad Poturak by KO (Liver Kick) in Round 2.

Tyrone Spong def. Peter Aerts by TKO in Round 3.

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