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Andy Souwer Drops Decision to Tsukuru Midorikawa in Japan

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Today in Japan Andy Souwer made his return to the ring after his December bout with appendicitis that left him sidelined and forced to pull out of a few bouts. Souwer has been back at training for a few weeks and took a fight in Japan for the RIKIX "No Kick, No Life" event on February 11th. Souwer fought against Japan's Tsukuru Midorikawa in a bout that went all five rounds, with two of the judges scoring the fight for Midorikawa and one for Souwer.

Outside of some Japanese play-by-play there isn't much about the fight so it's unclear how it really went down, but one would have to say that this is a disappointing start to 2014 for Andy Souwer who maybe returned a bit too quickly after his surgery.

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Hero Legends 2014 Results

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The year 2014 has had a bit of an odd start, as the first scheduled GLORY event for February is no longer scheduled and we won't get our first GLORY fix until March in Croatia. K-1 holds an event on January 11th in Gran Canaria, Spain, although the card has come down in prominence a bit with the loss of the Maximo Suarez vs. Shane Campbell fight. Hero Legends went down on the 3rd of January in Jinan, China, including some big names.

  • Xu Yan (R3 - UD) Mike Zambidis
  • Artur Kyshenko (R1 - TKO) Shi Yanzi
  • Simon Marcus (R1 - TKO) Li Bei
  • Wong Chung Kong (R3 - UD) Sheng Pei Kangan
  • Liu Wei (R1 - TKO) Nicholas Lemenche

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Quick Results: Yokkao 6

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Yokkao 6 went down today in Thailand, with Yokkao pushing forward with their sixth numbered event which will hopefully be appearing on their YouTube channel some time soon. Here are the quick results from Pattaya, Thailand courtesy of Yokkao.

  • Sittichai Sitsongpeenong wins by points vs Wanchalerm Udduonmuang
  • Thongchai Sitsongpeenong lost by points vs Toby Smith
  • Apidej Sitsongpeenong wins by points vs Yacine Darkrim
  • Sinsamut Sor Klinmee lost by points vs Suedam Kauanjai
  • Imwiset Pornnarai wins by points vs Behzad Rafigh Doust
  • Ekapop Sor Klinmee wins by KO (2nd round) vs Aussie Sam
  • Mathias Gallo Cassarino wins by KO (2nd round) vs Chokdee Lappet Ubon
  • Eddie Martinez wins by TKO (2nd round) vs Rachid Bantla
  • Kom Kop Pechthroungrang lost by points vs Martin Tomascik Sitpholek

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Buakaw Banchamek and Shane Campbell Advance in K-1 World MAX Tournament

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Honestly I'm really not sure what happened here, but the official start time was listed on Epicentre.tv at 20:00 AEST, which is Australian time, which translated to 6am Eastern time. Then it was magically changed to 15:00 or so, which is significantly earlier so if you are like me, you missed a good chunk of this show. The big news from the portions that I didn't get to see as I had no clue that the show was airing was that Saenchai has apparently lost, but I'm not sure the means in which it happened.

The bigger news is of course the two K-1 World MAX Quarter Final bouts, where Buakaw Banchamek and Zhou Zhi Peng squared off and Shane Campbell met Christopher Mena from Colombia. The first bout to air was Buakaw Banchamek vs. Zhou Zhi Peng, which served as the main event on Thai and Chinese television as both men were very hyped up in the local markets, as they should be. It was a knock down, drag out affair that saw Zhou fight up to Buakaw's level and the referees deciding that it should go to an extra round. There was some controversy as Buakaw was potentially injured and couldn't go on, but he sucked it up and got back in the ring, only to suffer an accidental headbutt from Zhou that opened him up. Buakaw went into full beast mode after that and walked away with the decision and Angry Buakaw was a sight to behold. Props to Zhou for a great fight, though.

Then in the second Quarter Final Shane Campbell showed the world that he's perhaps the most slept-upon talent at 70kg in the world as he just made Christopher Mena look like an amateur with his strikes. Campbell's hands and kicks were just too much and the body shots did most of the damage. Campbell dropped Mena twice, once in round two and once in round threebefore the bout went to a decision with Campbell taking it.

  • Han Kai Hu (China) (R3 - Decision) Chengrob (Thailand)
  • Kong Hong Xing (China) (R3 - Decision) Saenchai (Thailand)
  • Zhang Kai Yin (China) (R2 - KO) Rachen (Thailand)
  • Li Ning (China) (R3 - TKO) Suthin (Thailand)
  • Xie Lei (China) (R3 - Decision) Pasol (Philippines)

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