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Four Fighters Added to Girls S-Cup Including VV.Mei


With the 2012 Girls S-Cup just two weeks away, Shootboxing has almost finished rounding out the tournament field, adding four more competitors, leaving just one open spot remaining.

The four participants added include Valkyrie Featherweight champ VV.Mei, WMC World Flyweight champ Namtam Por. Muangpet from Thailand, WKF and ISKA Flyweight champion Olena Ovchynnikova from Ukraine and WPKL Flyweight champion Lorena Klijn from the Netherlands. As stated, Shootboxing chairman Caesar Takeshi wanted to bring in foreign talent and with just one spot open and three Japanese fighters already in the field, I assume he will reach out abroad to find the final competitor. My vote would be for American MMA fighter Jessica Penne who holds a win over 2-time S-Cup champ Rena. Of these four, VV.Mei is the only one to have competed under Shootboxing rules, taking part in the past two Girls S-Cups, making it to the finals in 2009 and the semifinals in 2010, losing to Rena and Ai Takahashi, respectively. These four join the previously announced Rena, Erika Kamimura and Seo Hee Ham and although this tournament lacks Shootboxing champion Ai Takahashi and buzz around a single competitor like Su Jeong Lim in 2009 and Hisae Watanabe in 2010, the possibility of rematches between Rena, Kamimura, Ham and Mei provides excitement of its own in what is sure to be a memorable tournament.

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5 Fighters Announced For SuperKombat WGP 11 On October 20

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SuperKombat's next event will be on October 20, and although there isn't an announced location yet, they did announce five fighters that will be participating at the event, titled SuperKombat World Grand Prix 11 - Qualification. This event will be the final qualification event, and like the other SuperKombat WGP events, it will have a tournament with the winner qualifying for the Final Elimination on November 10, joining names like Ismael Londt, Catalin Morosanu, Sergei Lascenko and Raul Catinas.

So far, the fighters that have been announced to be on this card are Andrei Stoica, Daniel Sam, Goran Radonjic, Sebastian Ciobanu and Alexandru Lungu. They are all for the most part SuperKombat regulars, with Radonjic being the lone one who's only fought once for the promotion, beating Frank Munoz back on February 25 in his home of Montenegro.

Head over to SuperKombat.com to see the five mini profiles they've written about the five fighters announced for October 20.

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Badr Hari's Arrest Extended To 90 Days

Badr Hari has been held by the police in solitary confinement ever since he turned himself in on suspicions of his participation in an assault at the Sensation White at the Amsterdam ArenA, and another case where a night club owner accused him of assault. Now things have taken a turn for the worst for Badr, as he won't be getting out any time soon.

Badr's arrest was extended to 90 days today. 90 days is the maximum period that a remand can be extended to. In cases where there is not much evidence, usually a much shorter extension is given. This extension would indicate that there is probably some strong evidence against Hari.

He will continue to be held in solitary confinement. The court refused to lift the restrictions of his detention, but recently he was allowed to watch TV and read the newspaper.

To make it short, Badr Hari will not be fighting any time soon. Although he was supposed to be fighting on October 14 for K-1, the 90 day extension ends well ahead of that date, and that's not even counting if he gets sentenced. For now, Badr is being held for 90 days, but that could get much longer if he is sentenced. Things don't look good for Badr at all right now, as there are reports of even more people coming forward with accusations against him.

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K-1 Veteran Ewerton Teixeira Wins MMA Debut

Ewerton Teixeira has been very quiet for what seems like a really long time now. He hasn't fought in kickboxing since the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final, where he defeated Errol Zimmerman by unanimous decision. Teixeira's been waiting around for someone to contact him about fighting kickboxing, and it hasn't happened, so he's switched his attention to MMA.

Teixeira fought on Saturday, August 4 and defeated his opponent, Raul Bazanes, by KO from a knee in the third round From all accounts, his opponent was very tough to last as he as he did.

Teixeira has been training with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos' team since March. Originally, he just went to spar with Dos Santos, but as he has not been contacted with any kickboxing offers, he decided to go forward with MMA. He has not ruled out kickboxing but for the time being, it seems like he's going to keep going forward with MMA unless he gets an offer in kickboxing from a major player like Glory or K-1.

If anything, this should be a wake up call for major organizations to start pursuing Ewerton Teixeira, who's been waiting a very long time for that to happen.

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