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ACB Kickboxing Releases First Part of New Documentary, 'Homeland'

Right now is an interesting time for the world of kickboxing, with there being more promotions than ever before that are vying for the top fighters and for the worldwide kickboxing audience. There is a lot of talent out there, but there is also a lot of talent considering the more lucrative sport of MMA. ACB Kickboxing is one of those promotions vying for international renown and have decided to piece together a documentary series called Homeland on YouTube. The first episode is up now and is pretty interesting.

The doc features famous trainers Lucien Carbin and Dennis Krauweel talking about the sport, the fighters and the future. What I found most interesting was Lucien Carbin's section in the beginning, where he spoke about the sport and where it stands. Something that I've been harping on for years is that kickboxing should move away from the K-1 rules more. The whole three rounds thing was decided upon for tournament settings and somehow stuck, then you have rules like the clinch rule that was instated because of fighters like Buakaw and Sem Schilt winning fights that frankly, old K-1 didn't want them to win. Carbin talks about how these rules are ridiculous, as well as how many were opposed to women fighting, but that he's seen something special in a lot of the female fighters that have been coming up, including a drive unlike he's ever seen and technical acumen.

It's an interesting watch.

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Zakaria Zouggary Takes Shoot Boxing S-Cup Crown in Japan

Shootboxing continued in the great Japanese kickboxing tradition of the S-Cup with the 2016 S-Cup this weekend, seeing Zakaria Zouggary once again prove himself to be one of the best kickboxers in the world by marching through his competition and into the finals where he beat MASAYA up, downing him three times before a flying knee secured him the title. From start-to-finish there was high drama, as there always is, including Hiroaki Suzuki defeating Hideki only to suffer a broken orbital bone, sending Hideki into the semi-finals only to lose. Crazy Horse made an appearance and MASAYA just brutalized him.

Andy Souwer, RENA and MIO also picked up big wins in single fights on the card, but he story should absolutely be Zouggary, though. Zouggary, who has put forth incredible performances under the S-Cup banner, walked away with two KOs and a decision to take the title.

S-Cup Tournament: Suzuki Hiroaki (Ext.R - Dec) Hideki 

S-Cup Tournament: MASAYA (R2 - TKO) Charles Benett 

S-Cup Tournament: Zakaria Zouggary (R1 - TKO) Yamaguchi Yuuto 

S-Cup Tournament: Taplon Hadesworkout (R2 - KO) Mizuochi Yosuke 

S-Cup Semi Finals: MASAYA (R1 - TKO) Hideki 

S-Cup Semi Finals: Zakaria Zouggary (R3 - Dec) Taplon Hadesworkout

S-Cup Finals: Zakaria Zouggary (R2 - TKO) MASAYA 

Murata Makiaka (R3 - Dec) Nakamasa Yoshihiko

MIO (R6 - Dec) UnionSyuri 

Naito Daiki (R3 - KO) Seiki Ueyama 

Andy Souwer (R3 - Dec) Miyakoshi Souichiro 

RENA (R3 - Dec) Kinberly Novaes 

 

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SuperKombat Crowns Three New Champions at Year-End Event

In a show that was an end of an era in European kickboxing with Eurosport broadcasting their last live kickboxing event SuperKombat put forth an entertaining year-end show that crowned three new champions and provided a lot of thrills. Marija Malencia of Croatia defeated Ania Fucz of Germany to take home the SuperKombat Bantamweight Championship. In a rematch from the last event, Chris Ngimbi looked to defend the SuperKombat Middleweight Championship, but Amansio Paraschiv was simply too much to handle on this night and they crowned a local hero as the new champion. The main event saw Cristian Spetcu take home the SuperKombat Lightweight Championship in a battle against Norway's Simon Santana.

To close the show, Eduard Irimia thanked Eurosport for their years of partnership, as well as promised news about their United States expansion in 2017.

“First of all, I want to say thank Eurosport in the name of Superkombat. It was a great cooperation, Eurosport was the biggest contributors for the development of Superkombat. From 2017 we will start a new era, soon we will announce the new deals about television and also the details about US expansion."

NEW HEROES

1. Super Fight - Super Middleweight division (-77 kg)

Cristian Stoica (Romania) defeated Cristian Rotar(Romania) by Unanimous Decision

2.Super Fight - Light Heavyweight plus division (-86 kg)

Cosmin Ionescu (Romania) defeated Claudiu Alexe (Romania) by TKO in Round 2 (throwing towel)

3.Super Fight - Light Heavyweight division (-81 kg)

Adelin Mihaila(Romania) defeated Panagiotis Papadopoulos (Greece) by KO in Round 1 (high kick)

4.Super Fight - Heavyweight division (+96 kg)

Valentin Bordianu(Romania) defeated Michail Karamousketas (Greece) in Round 1 (Liver Kick)

5.Super Fight - Cruiserweight division (-91 kg)

Razvan Tiru (Romania) defeated Giannis Marinos (Greece) by Unanimous Decision (Marinos counted once in Round 3 – liver kick)

6. Super Fight - MMA Rules - Heavyweight division (+96 kg)

Hatef Moeil (Germany) defeated Boban Danov (Macedonia) by KO in Round 1 (punches)

WORLD GRAND PRIX

1. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight division (-81 kg)

Daniel Stefanovski (Switzerland) defeated Bogdan Nastase(Romania) by Unanimous Decision

2.Super Fight - Super Middleweight division (-77 kg)

Victor Garulo (Spain) defeated Alex Filip (Romania) by Unanimous Decision

3. World Title Fight - Female Division - Bantamweight division (-56 kg)

Marija Malenica (Croatia) defeated Ania Fucz (Germany) by Unanimous Decision

4. Super Fight - Middleweight division (-72.5 kg)

Eduard Chelariu(Romania) defeated Mervin Rozenstruik (Suriname) by Unanimous Decision

5.World Title Fight - Middleweight division (-72,5 kg)

Amansio Paraschiv (Romania) defeated Chris Ngimbi (Congo) by Unanimous Decision

6.Super Fight - Super Cruiserweight division (-95 kg)

Sebastian Cozmanca (Romania) defeated Damian Garcia (Spain) by KO in Round 1 (right hook)

7. World Title fight - Lightweight division (-63,5 kg)

Cristian Spetcu (Romania) defeated Simon Santana (Norway) by Unanimous Decision

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Brackets Released For K-1 World Grand Prix Europe -85kg Tournament

After the success of the K-1 World Grand Prix Euro -95kg tournament K-1 Global is looking to take full advantage of this momentum by announcing their next tournament, the K-1 World Grand Prix Euro -85kg tournament. It features a mix of recognizable names as well as hot prospect newcomers and will look to provide the same kind of entertainment that we've come to know and want from the K-1 name. 

Here's the card thus far:

World Grand Prix Euro -85kg Tournament

David Radeff (France) vs. Nikola Noveski (Serbia)

Igor Emkic (BiH) vs. Guiseppe de Domenico (Italy)

Agron Preteni (Croatia) vs. Radoslaw Packuski (Poland)

Timu Aylyarov (Russia) vs. Vasil Ducar (Czech Republic)

Super Fights

Mesud Selimovic (BiH) vs. Imanol Rodriguez (Spain)

Giannis Skordilis (Greece) vs. Maycon Oller (Brazil)

Broslav Vujanovic (BiH) vs. Aundre Groce (England)

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