|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
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If you were watching today's Fight Code Rhinos Final, you saw some great fights full of action. If you were listening though, you would've heard that Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Artur Kyshenko is set for March 24th in Milan. The details at the moment are very little, but it sounded like the fight might be on a Fight Code card. That wouldn't be surprising, as Petrosyan's manager, Carlo di Blasi, is the owner of Fight Code.
This fight has been long awaited and for the last few years, many fans have speculated what would happen in a match-up between the two. Petrosyan is the undisputed number one fighter in kickboxing and Kyshenko is right near the top. Kyshenko redeemed himself from a loss to Robin van Roosmalen in the finals of the It's Showtime Fast & Furious 70MAX tournament with a win over Yodsanklai Fairtex today. The win is a huge one for Kyshenko, and will have him moving forward with even more confidence.
Before the two fighters meet on March 24, both of them will be fighting in Italy in months prior. Petrosyan will fight Abraham Roqueni at Yokkao Extreme 2012 on January 21 in Milan. Kyshenko will be fighting Roberto Cocco at Thai Boxe Mania on February 5 in Turin.Add a comment
Fight Code wraps up their Rhinos heavyweight tournament series today in Geneva, Switzerland. Competitors have won their way into the final and four of them remain. The four: Vitali Akhramenko, Freddy Kemayo, Pacome Assi and Yuksel Ayaydin will battle it out in a one night tournament to determine the winner of the Fight Code Rhinos Tournament. Also on the card, two rematches form the last Fight Code event take place. Armen Petrosyan and Yuri Bessmurtny rematch, as well as Abdallah Mabel and Xu Yan.
You can watch the event live for free on www.livefightcode.tv. All you have to do is sign up.
Fight Code Rhinos Semi-Final #1:
Vitali Akhramenko def. Pacome Assi by Unanimous Decision. Very close fight. Akhramenko dominated the first round but Assi came back in rounds 2 and 3 and there could be a case made for him winning. Akhramenko's conditioning in this fight was very bad. Assi has improved immensely over the course of the year.
Fight Code Rhinos Semi-Final #2:
Freddy Kemayo def. Yuksel Ayaydin by Unanimous Decision. Great fight, non-stop action throughout. Pretty close and could've gone to an extra round.
Yoann Kongolo def. Hicham Zentari by TKO (Body Kick) in Round 2. Zentari had a granite chin but Kongolo got around that and finished him to the body. Kongolo is a beast.
Fight Code Dragons Final 8:
Yuri Bessmertny def. Armen Petrosyan by KO (Right Hook). Armen came out strong and looked like he hurt Bessmertny. Armen came at Yuri with full on offense and Yuri landed a counter hook, knocking him down. Armen got up and went at Yuri again, this time Yuri landed a vicious right hook. Armen got up but the referee waved off the fight.
Fight Code Dragons Final 8:
Abdallah Mabel def. Xu Yan by Unanimous Decision. Commentator is making a fuss about the decision just because Xu Yan was better in the third round and disregards anything that happened in the two rounds before.
Fight Code Rhinos Final:
Vitali Akhramenko def. Freddy Kemayo by decision. He wins $80 000 US.
Back on Wednesday RISE held RISE 85 which featured their heavyweight tournament, two title fights and two super fights featuring promotional champions. Usually I add a brief analysis with the results post, but I didn't want to make that post extraordinarily long. In the heavyweight GP, Singh "Heart" Jaideep won in the finals by KO over Makoto Uehara while Stefan Leko, Fabiano Cyclone and Mighty Mo were the victims of upsets in the opening round of the tournament. RENA managed to defeat Erika Kamimura in a very close fight, Kenji Kubo bested Dyki for the vacant Bantamweight title and RISE champions Kosuke Komiyama and Koji Yoshimoto picked up big wins over Sergio Wielzen and Son Hyun Lee, respectively.
Rumble of the Kings returns tomorrow for their annual event, and it's a stacked card. The card will host MMA, K-1 rules and Muay Thai bouts featuring veterans and top fighters.
In the main event, one of the most anticipated fights of this year takes place as Artur Kyshenko fights Yodsanklai Fairtex. With Yod looking shaky as of late in his August loss and Kyshenko looking in top form at Mike's Gym, the fight provides a very interesting clash of fighters at somewhat of a crossroads. Despite getting dropped twice en route to a decision loss in August against, Yod competed in the Final Toyota Marathon last month and won two fights, before reportedly getting robbed against the promoter's fighter in the final. Kyshenko ran through the It's Showtime Fast & Furious 70MAX tournament before being stopped in the finals by Robin van Roosmalen. Both fighters are coming off a loss, and both of them are fighting to get back on track.
Another guaranteed barn burner between Dzhabar Askerov and Chahid Oulad El Hadj is on the card. It's surprising to see Chahid back so soon after getting his jaw broken two months ago. Askerov looked great in his last fight, stopping Maxim Smirnov. Both of these fighters throw bombs but Askerov has been fighting more calm and technically as of late. Don't be surprised if he reverts to slugging it out when Chahid's haymakers are coming his way.
In other action on the card, Yoshihiro Sato returns after a win over Albert Kraus in June to face the Swede fighter Alex Tobiasson Harris. The fight is at 75kg and it should be interesting to see how Sato does at a higher weight. There's also a four man, one night tournament on the card featuring four up and comign Scandinavian fighters looking to make a name for themselves.
The fight can be viewed via live stream for 10 Euros ($13.38 US) at http://www.rumbleplay.com/
Full fight card below:
Kickboxing: -72.6kg Artur Kyshenko vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex
MMA: Bruno Carvalho vs. Marius Zaromskis
Kickboxing: -75kg Yoshihiro Sato vs. Alex Tobiasson Harris
MMA: Yusuke Kawaguchi vs. Jorgen Kruth
Kickboxing: -70kg Chahid Oulad El Hadj vs. Dzhabar Askerov
Kickboxing: -81kg David Onufer vs. Abbe Joof
WMC NORDIC WELTER WEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL 2:
Pasi Luukanen vs. Sanny Dahlbeck
WMC NORDIC WELTER WEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL 1:
Rassan Muhareb vs. Martin Akhtar
WMC NORDIC WELTER WEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI FINAL 2:
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On a rainy and windy Thursday afternoon kickboxing fans gathered at the River Rock Casino & Resort in Richmond (a suburb of Vancouver), BC Canada for the iTalk BB 1st Annual Canada vs. China Muay Thai Fighting Championships press conference and weigh-ins for tomorrow’s anticipated event between the two countries best stand up fighters. An exciting display of world class kickboxing will be showcased Friday night live from the River Rock Casino Theatre at 6:30PM PST and will be aired live on GFL.tv as well for those of you out of town (iPPV costs $14.99 US). This is a must see event for all stand up fighting enthusiasts! Here are the weigh-in results for tomorrow’s fights.
187lbs/85kg: Adam Blanchette (186.8lbs / 84.7kg) vs. Yang Yuanfei (188.6lbs / 85.5kg)
121lbs/55kg: Jessica Gladstone (121.4lbs / 55kg) vs. Li Hui (126.6lbs / 57.4kg*)
176lbs / 80kg: Mitch Fowler (175lbs / 79.3kg) vs. Fu Gaofeng (179.2lbs / 81.3kg)
132lbs / 60kg: Nicci Soutiere (133.6lbs / 60.6kg) vs. Bai Jing (133.6lbs / 60.6kg)
143lbs / 65kg: Nate Smandych (142.2lbs / 64.5kg) vs. Xioa Jie (147.8lbs / 67kg**)
145lbs / 65kg: Hakeem Dawodu (144.6lbs / 65.6kg) vs. Feng Jie (146lbs / 66.2kg)
165lbs / 75kg: Mukai Maromo (165lbs / 75kg) vs. Cao Yaomin (161lbs / 73kg)
*Li Hui lost three pounds during the time this article was written (123.6lbs / 56kg)
**Xioa Jie lost four pounds during the time this article was written (143.8lbs / 65.2kg)
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