|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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Luckily for fight fans, some fights from this weekend's Shooto the Shoot card that took place on November 5th have started showing up online. Among the fights are Rumina Sato vs Nico Veressen, Junji Ikoma vs Mikihito Yamagami and BJ Kojima vs Kiyatoka Shimizu in MMA, as well as Junji "Sarumaru" Ito vs Kazuyuki Fushimi in Shootboxing.
Rumina Sato vs Nico Veressen
In order: Daisuke Ishizawa vs Akifumi Utagawa; Naguranchun Masa M16 vs Fumihiro Kitahara; Junji Ito vs Kazuyuki Fushimi
More MMA bouts after the break.
The second SuperShowDown event was held at Clydebank Playdome at the weekend and while LiverKick.com couldn’t be there, we have the results with thanks to Pete Spensley from muaythaiphotos.com. Outside of the 8-man tournament, the highlight of the show has to be 18 year old Jordan Calder winning by KO in under a minute of the first round to take his professional record to 17-0 with 9 KO victories.
The 8-man tournament was held at 59kg (130lbs) and the draw made before the fights started were:
1. Jonno Chipchase vs Jose Varela
2. Darren O’Conner vs Yetkin Ozkul
3. Loz Riley vs Keith McLachlan
4. Ilias el Hajoui vs Carl Copestake
First up was Jonno Chipchase vs Jose Varela which Valera took on points. Darren O’Conner vs Yetkin Ozkul ended in a ref stoppage for Ozkul. Loz Riley was up next against Keith McLachlan, who won by TKO in round 1. The final fight of the quarter finals seen Ilias el Hajoui stop Carl Copestake in round 2.
In the first match up of the semis, Ozkul took a points win over Varela and Ilias el Hajoui moved in to the final when McLachlan was unable to continue.
The final of the SuperShowDown 8 man tournament was Yetkin Ozkul vs Ilias el Hajoui. Clearly in a hurry to get his money and go out on the town, Ozkul knocked out el Hajoui at 1 minute 35 seconds of round 1.
Congratulations to Yetkin Ozkul, the SuperShowDown 56kg 8 man tournament champion.
The videos will soon be available on p4tv.com but for now we can only provide you with the results for the rest of the card, which were as follows:
Bartek Miasik def. Danny Crompton on points
John Stevens def. Alex Forman (boxing bout) on points
Kyle Stewart def. Mike Kelly on points
Timucin Yildirum def. Barry Mountfort on points
Gordon Smith def. Jamie Macrae on points
Jordan Calder def. Abdel Yalmani by KO at 50 seconds of round 1
Alan Weaver def. Aaron o’Callachan on points
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The MuayThai Premier League continued today with their third event, this time in The Hague, Holland. The event, like both of the MPL's previous two events featured some well known and top talent. Among the fighters featured on the event were the world's top fighter at 77-82kg, Artem Levin, Mohammed Khamal, It's Showtime 73MAX World Champion Yohan Lidon and Nieky Holzken.
As per usual so far, there was no available way to watch the event live. It's likely we'll have to wait a bit for the event to be broadcast on The Score in Canada. Other than that, maybe someone got some cell phone videos. Full results below. Thanks to AFAV and Muay Thai Authority.
Over the last 2 days, Shooto and Shootboxing held their two co-promotional events, with a rematch between Andy Souwer and Toby Imada, as well as Shootboxing vs MMA fights between Hiroki Shishido and "Lion" Takeshi Inoue, as well as Hiroaki Suzuki and "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura headlining the Shootboxing card, with a Flyweight title fight between reigning champion Junji Ikoma and Mikihito Yamagami headlining the MMA card.
In the main event of today's Shootboxing card, 2-time K-1 MAX champion and 3-time S-Cup champion Andy Souwer avenged a massive upset loss to MMA fighter Toby Imada from last year's S-Cup semifinals by unanimous decision on scores of 30-24 and 30-25(x2). I believe Souwer was able to score downs in rounds 1 and 2 while Imada was unable to score any throws on Souwer, which was the key to Imada's victory last November. The win is nice for Souwer who recently fell in the semifinals of the It's Showtime Fast and Furious tournament to Artur Kyshenko. Souwer doesn't currently have any fights set, though he could be an option for Dream's New Year's Eve event. For Imada, a rematch with Hiroki Shishido or an MMA fight in Bellator are options.
In the co-main event, former Shooto Lightweight champ "Lion" Takeshi Inoue scored an upset over Shootboxing star Hiroki Shishido by close majority decision on scores of 30-29(x2) and 29-29. Inoue scored a shoot point in the third round which ended up being the deciding factor. The win is Inoue's 4th straight as he was on a 3-fight win streak in MMA with consecutive TKO wins over Taiki Tsuchiya, Koichiro Matsumoto and Caol Uno. Up next for Inoue could be a fight with Tatsuya Kawajiri should Kawajiri not get an immediate shot at Hiroyuki Takaya or a possible rematch with Kazayuki Miyata. The loss is Shishido's second straight as he lost to Toby Imada back in June. Shishido has been a bit shaky as of late, going 4-5 in his last 9 fights and with back to back losses to MMA fighters, Shishido could see his relevancy, in terms of competition, be diminished, although as one of Shootboxing's biggest draws, he could continue to face top-level fighters.
The other major MMA vs Shootboxing fight that took place on the card was #1 ranked Shootboxing Super Featherweight Hiroaki Suzuki defeating Shooto and Dream veteran "Wicky" Akiyo Nishiura by unanimous decision on scores of 30-27(x3). Nishiura's unorthodox striking was not enough to overcome Suzuki, who is now on a 3-fight win streak and now has wins over 4 MMA fighters in his Shootboxing career. Suzuki's next fight could be a rubber match with Tomohiro Oikawa for the Shootboxing Super Featherweight title. The loss moves Nishiura to winless in his last 4 fights with losses to Caol Uno and Mitsuhiro Ishida in MMA and a draw to Tetsuya Yamato in K-1.
In the night's biggest upset, Shootboxing convert Bovy Sor Udomson took a clear cut decision win over It's Showtime and K-1 fighter Gago Drago on scores of 29-28 and 30-28(x2). Udomson is now on a 2-fight win streak after losing 4 straight, although he did not look very good in his last fight with Toby Imada. For Drago, it's a sixth straight loss in a career that has been characterized by extreme inconsistency. He has a fight with Hinata on January 28th at the big It's Showtime event.
Swiss-born Japanese transplant Christophe Pruvost managed to pick up a decision win over former boxer turned kickboxer Satoru Suzuki, Team Souwer's Henri Van Opstal picked up a win over Pride and UFC vet Akihiro Gono, MINA picked up a win over Emi Fujino and Rena's younger sister MIO picked up another win in Shootboxing.
In the Shooto portion of the event on Saturday, Shooto legend Rumina Sato was knocked out in the first round by Team Souwer's Nico Verresen. For Sato, it's a bit of a disappointment as this was only Verresen's second MMA fight.
In Shootboxing action, Kazuyuki Fushimi defeated Shooto fighter Junji Ito by decision and Shootboxing Japan Featherweight champion Naguranchun Masa M16 defeated Shooto fighter Fumihiro Kitahara by 1st round KO.Add a comment
Here is the video that has a lot of people talking of Iron Mike Zambidis in his most recent fight from this weekend where the fight stopped early on with Zambo clutching at his throat and taking a knee. Watch for yourself and figure out exactly why he was so freaked out. We know for sure that he broke the left side of his jaw, but it does appear that he was having problems breathing or that he was possibly choking on something here.
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