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Heavyweight (Per 4/15)
1. Rico Verhoeven
2. Daniel Ghita
3. Gokhan Saki
4. Tyrone Spong
5. Peter Aerts
6. Errol Zimmerman up
7. Benjamin Adegbuyiup
8. Ismael Londt up
9. Hesdy Gerges up
10. Ben Edwards up

Light HW (per 4/15)
1. Gokhan Saki up
2. Tyrone Spong down
3. Danyo Ilunga
4. Nathan Corbett down
5. Saulo Cavalari

Middleweight (per 4/15)
1. Wayne Barrett
2. Joe Schilling
3. Artem Levin
4. Steven Wakeling
5. Franci Grajs

Welterweight (per 4/15)
1. Nieky Holzken 
2. Joseph Valtellini 
3. Simon Marcus
4. Marc de Bonte
5. Aussie Ouzgni

 

70kg (Per 4/15)
1. Davit Kiriaup
2. Andy Ristiedown
3. Robin van Roosmalendown
4. Giorgio Petrosyandown
5. Murthel Groenhart
6. Buakaw Banchamek
7. Dzhabar Askerov
8. Ky Hollenbeckup
9. Aikprachaup
10. Enriko Kehlup

65kg (per 1/20)
1. Masaaki Noiri
2. Mosab Amraniup
3. Yuta Kubo down
4. Sagetdao
5. Liam Harrison

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The MuayThai Premier League announced today that due to scheduling conflicts, Saenchai Sinbimuaythai would be out of the league format. His replacement will be none other than Saiyok Pumpanmuang. The MPL did mention though that Saenchai will still fight in Super Fights, just he's out of the league format.

Here's the official news release, from MPL's Facebook:

Changes to the MPL Roster...

Due to scheduling conflicts with his many upcoming fights, Saenchai SinbiMuayThai of Thailand has been withdrawn from the League portion of the MPL. We are extremely disappointed by this news. However, fans will still be able to see Saenchai at our events as he will be scheduled for Superfights. His first appearance will be on the Second MPL event. His replacement in the League will be Saiyok Pumpanmuang.

Thank you,

The addition of Saiyok Pumpanmuang now brings the MPL's roster at Welterweight (147lbs/66.67kg) to:

Andrei Kulebin

Denis Schneidmiller

Kevin Ross

Liam Harrison

Mehdi Zatout

Mohammed Khamal

Saiyok Pumpanmuang

There will be one more fighter added to the division, as Australia's Kurt Finlayson has had to withdraw because of an injury. The MPL is currently working on a replacement.

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Ben Edwards and Mighty Mo recently threw down in Canberra, Australia at Capital Punishment 4. The fighters went back and forth until Ben Edwards utilized one of the other weapons in his arsenal - the knee. Edwards is known for his punching prowess and when his knee came up out of nowhere, smashing Mighty Mo in the chin, it would be the end of Mo's night. Edwards picks up his second win of 2011 while Mo has been knocked out four times in a row. Check out the video of the KO here.

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After successful tournaments at 55kg, 60kg, 63kg and 70kg, K-1 affiliate Krush has announced yet another tournament for the end of 2011 which could end up featuring some of the top fighters at 63kg. Similar to the K-1 Youth tournaments, Krush is presenting an under-22 "Supernova" tournament, as opposed to K-1's under-18 Koshien tournaments, a 16-man tournament with the round of 16 and quarterfinals taking place in October (possibly the 10th) and the semis and finals taking place some time thereafter(all articles say Friday September 12th, but that is obviously before the qualifying rounds, as well as September 12th not being a Friday. My best guess would be Saturday November 12th).

This tournament presents some interesting possible match-ups as there are quite a few of the top Japanese fighters at 63kg who are products of the Koshien system and are eligible for this tournament. From what I've seen, there is no indication if Krush will be looking for lesser-known fighters or if they will allow more established fighters into the tournament, so after the break, I'll look at some of the notable fighters who are eligible for the tournament.

 

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Errol Zimmerman and Nicolaj Falin are set to face off in Spergau, Germany on August 28 at the 4th Merseberger Fight Night event. German website groundandpound.de reported the news.

Originally scheduled to be Stefan Leko taking on Nicolaj Falin, Leko was forced out of the bout with injuries sustained from his recent loss to Catalin Morosanu last month. Errol Zimmerman is stepping in to replace the injured Leko.  Zimmerman must be chomping at the bit to fight, as he is coming off a cancelled fight in June. Before that, Zimmerman had won two fights so far this year, topping Zinedane Hameur Lain and Mourad Bouzidi in fights where he dominated the opposition. Zimmerman has made 2011 a successful year so far, unlike 2010 where he lost 3 fights, including a rather lackluster showing against Ewerton Teixeira.

Nicolaj Falin is coming off a first round knockout loss to Mark Miller in May at the United Glory Finals. Falin would definitely like to get back in the win column and doing it with a win over a highly regarded opponent like Zimmerman would most likely open some doors for the German.

Also on the card will be a one night, 4 man tournament featuring Alban Ahmeti, Omar Tekin, Fernando Groenhart and Baker Barakat.

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Giorgio Petrosyan is out of the It's Showtime Fast & Furious 70MAX Tournament, recently having surgery on his hand. Today It's Showtime announced that Robin van Roosmalen would be filling in for Giorgio. van Roosmalen will be facing Chahid Oulad el Hadj in the quarter finals of the tournament. This will be the second time these men have met, with van Roosmalen winning a decision in their first match back in March.

Here's the official news release from It's Showtime's website:

 

Robin van Roosmalen will take over the empty spot which was left by the injured Giorgio Petrosyan in the IT'S SHOWTIME 'Fast & Furious 70 max' 8 man tournament on September 24 in Brussels, Belgium.

Just like the original scheduled quarter final between Petrosyan and Chahid Oulad El Hadj, also this fight will be a rematch. Van Roosmalen and Oulad El Hadj faced each other in Amsterdam at 'Fighting Stars presents IT'S SHOWTIME', March 6 of this year. It was Van Roosmalen who got the better of the fight, scoring a 4-1 judges' decision. The young talent is now 2-1 in his last 3 IT'S SHOWTIME battles, also scoring a KO victory over William Diender. On May 21, Robin van Roosmalen put on a very spectacular fight against Mohamed Khamal at 'Fightclub presents IT'S SHOWTIME', where Khamal took the decision win after an extra round.

For Chahid, this fight will be chance to take his revenge. However, this time Van Roosmalen won't 'just' be in Chahid's way to a victory, but also in his way to a chance to win the € 50.000 tournament jackpot. Two heavy sluggers with a good chin, great speed and stamina will make up for a beautiful rematch.

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Fresh off the news of Alistair Overeem being released from Strikeforce, Episode 5 of the second season of "The Reem" has been released. The new episode shows behind the scenes footage of Alistair's last fight against Fabricio Werdum, details why he was pulled from the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and shows the injuries he has acquired from the fight. As always, the production is top notch and has some great behind the scenes footage. Check it out.

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