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It's Showtime Champ Sahak Parparyan Beats Jason Wilnis Yesterday

Sahak Parparyan is the It's Showtime 85MAX World Champion, last defending it against Andrew Tate on May 12 in Belgium, where he won a five round unanimous decision. Sahak hasn't fought since then but he returned to the ring yesterday.

Yesterday in Alkmaar, Netherlands, Iron Ring took place where the biggest fight on the card was Sahak Parparyan vs. Jason Wilnis, an up and coming 21 year old Dutch fighter. Sahak ended up winning a decision and getting another win this year, advancing his record in 2012 to 5-0 after four wins in the first half of the year. It's still a good win for Sahak as he was able to get some ring time against a competent opponent after not fighting since May.

For Wilnis, he is just only 21 so he's still got a future ahead of him. He did lose to Cheick Sidibe on May 12 at It's Showtime but still has potential and it's way too early to write him off.

Also on the card was another up and coming Dutch prospect, Steve Poort, who is still fighting in the B Class. Poort actually lost a decision, surprisingly, to Regian Eersel but again, it's another case like Wilnis' where losses to young up and comers don't mean you can write them off. It's not unusual for a prospect to lose in the B Class and come back much better, just like the likes of Robin van Roosmalen have done.

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Merseburger Fight Night: Ilunga Wins Tournament, Drago Snaps Losing Streak

Aside from K-1's event yesterday in Los Angeles, there was some other notable kickboxing action in Merseburg, Germany at Merseburger Fight Night. Danyo Ilunga was among names featured in a one night, eight man heavyweight tournament and Gago Drago also returned to the ring to try and snap his eight fight losing streak.

Ilunga ended up winnin the heavyweight tournament but he only ended up having to fight twice. He defeated Wendell Roche in a rematch of their It's Showtime title fight back in December of 2010 by unanimous decision in the quarter finals. The other quarter final match-ups consisted of Slavo Polugic defeating Utley Meriana by unanimous decision, Senad Hadzic defeating Martin Jahn by corner stoppage in the second round and Uguz Ovgur took a decision over Vladimir Toktasynov.

In the first semi-final, Slavo Polugic pushed Senad Hadzic to the ground and soccer kicked him not once, but twice, resulting in a brawl in the ring between both camps. Both fighters were disqualified. Uguz Ovgur was injured so with Polugic and Hadzic disqualified, Ilunga ended up fighting Sergio Pique, who won his reserve bout over Jerry Otto via KO from a high kick, in the final.  Ilunga ended up overwhelming Pique in the first round, winning by TKO.

Gago Drago faced Baker Barakat and after a competitive first three rounds, the fight went to an extra round. In the extra round, Drago pressured Barakat a bit more to secure the win and snap his eight fight losing streak.

Max Baumert of Golden Glory Berlin met the grizzled veteran, Marco Pique and took a unanimous decision in a close fight.

Reserve Bouts:

Sergio Pique def. Jerry Otto by KO (High Kick) in Round 2.

Steven Kitzing def. Romano Romasco by unanimous decision.

Tournament Quarter Finals

Danyo Ilunga def. Wendell Roche by unanimous decision.

Slavo Polugic def. Utley Meriana by unanimous decision.

Senad Hadzic def. Martin Jahn by TKO (Corner Stoppage) in Round 2.

Uguz Ovgur def. Vladimir Toktasynov by unanimous decision.

Semi Final

Slavo Polugic and Senad Hadzic are both disqualified.

Final

Danyo Ilunga def. Sergio Pique by TKO in Round 1.

Super Fights

Gago Drago def. Baker Barakat by extra round decision.

Max Baumert def. Marco Pique by unanimous decision.

Alban Ahmeti def. Onur Karaoglan by unanimous decision.

Peter Chobanov def. Mikail Bajramov by TKO (Cut) in Round 1.

 

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Muay Thai Mania V: Aussie Defeats Nieky Holzken Again

Muay Thai Mania V went down yesterday in The Hague, Netherlands and the card was headlined by a rematch that was a long time in the making between L'houcine "Aussie" Ouzgni and Nieky Holzken.

In their first fight, Aussie quickly won in the first round with a flying knee back in 2010 at It's Showtime. Holzken had wanted this rematch for a long time, saying that he wasn't his best for the first fight. Well yesterday, Aussie won again, but this time by decision. It wasn't just a regular decision though, as the fight had to go to an extra round.

There were some other intriguing match-ups on the card, including the man who recently upset Robin van Roosmalen, Hafid el Boustati, who took on Shemsi Beqiri's brother, Hysni Beqiri. In another fight that had to go to an extra round, Hafid el Boustati won a decision.

Albert Kraus made his pro boxing debut and it was a success. His opponent from Romania, Valentin Cimpoero, could not continue after the third round so Kraus won by TKO. K-1 and SuperLeague veteran Aalviar Lima showed he still has some gas left in the tank as he stopped the Remy Bonjasky-trained Darryl Sichtman with a body shot. In other action, Fred Sikking defeated Hakan Aksoy by decision and Jason Wilnis defeated Louis Tavares, although the decision seems to have been hotly disputed. Thanks to FightStarTV for results.

25 A-Class Abdullaev (Team Super Pro) WOP vs Vahap Ozdemir (Dragon Gym)
26 A-Class Remon Bonte (Team Pasztjerik) vs Ismael Lazaar (Budokai Tilburg) WOP
27 A-Class Juan Baragan (Sportcentrum 010) vs Jacky Dings (Golden Glory Helmond) WOP
28 A-Class Hicham Achalhy (TB Den Haag) WOP vs Eddy Almeida (Team Pasztjerik)
29 A-Class Albert Kraus (Team Super Pro) WTKO vs Vali Cimponu (Roemenie)
30 A-Class Luis Tavares (Team Pasztjerik) vs Jason Wilnis (The Colosseum) WOP
31 A-Class Fred Sikking (The Coloseum) WOP vs Hakan Aksoy (Siam Gym)
32 A-Class Hafid el Boustati (Mousid Gym) WOP vs Hysni Beqiri (Team Super Pro)
33 A-Class Darryl Sichtman (Bonjasky Academy) vs Mandela Antone (Team Furious) WMI
34 A-Class Abdullaev (Team Super Pro) WOP vs Vahap Ozdemir (Dragon Gym)
35 A-Class Nieky Holzken (Golden Glory Helmond) vs L’houcine Aussie (Topteam Beverwijk) WOP
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Thai Fight England Results: Buakaw Returns With KO Win

Thai Fight held a show in Leicester, England today and featured a who's who of international Muay Thai fighters, from Thailand, France and England. Garnering the most attention was Buakaw of course, who returned to the ring for the first time since his legal debacle.

Buakaw faced Abdoul Toure, a French fighter who had a significant height advantage. Buakaw took the first round very slowly and allowed Toure to get some shots in, mostly knees to the body from the clinch but it was evident that all Buakaw had to do was turn it up a notch. He did just that in the second round where he dropped Toure with a vicious kick to the body, with Toure getting up but the fight being waved off by the referee. What was really impressive about the kick was that it wasn't even to the side that the liver was on, showcasing just how powerful it was.

Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, who always tries to put on a show did just that against Issam Reghi as he dominated the fight while playing around at the same time. Sudsakorn dropped Reghi in the third with an elbow to really seal the deal.

Also on the card was another international Muay Thai star, Saiyok Pumphanmuang who faced Craig Jose of England. Jose was game but Saiyok, who came out very aggressive with vicious kick counters, clearly had the edge. Jose showcased how tough he is by hanging in there the whole fight, but ultimately Saiyok won a decision.

In one of the closer fights, Houcine Bennoui surprised many by fighting well against Singmanee Kaewsamrit. Bennoui didn't fight at all this year until June and it seems to have done him well. Singmanee was able to land the cleaner knees and body kicks, along with controlling parts of the fight with his teep and that's what got him the victory. Bennoui landed more with punches and low kicks, and even dumped Singmanee a few times. Another close fight was between Dylan Salvador of France and Soloman Wickstead of England, who replaced Liam Harrison on very short notice. It was close, but I thought Wickstead was the sharper of the two. Salvador ended up getting the decision.

Armin Pumphanmuang scored a highlight reel finish over Abdallah Mabel, rocking him with a high kick and then charging in with downward elbows while Mabel was against the ropes, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Two fights also went untelevised. Jordan Watson of England beat Hamed Hassan of France by decision and by all accounts dominated the fight, dropping Hassan once. Crice Boussoukou of France defeated England's Michael Dicks by decision after dropping Dicks in the third round. Full results below:

67kg: Crice Boussoukou def. Michael Dicks by decision

70kg: Jordan Watson def. Hamed Hassan by decision.

70kg: Armin Pumphanmuang def. Abdallah Mabel by KO (High Kick and Elbows) in Round 2

67kg: Dylan Salvador def. Soloman Wickstead by decision

67kg: Singmanee Kaewsamrit def. Houcine Bennoui by decision

70kg: Saiyok Pumphanmuang def. Craig Jose by decision

72kg: Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee def. Issam Reghi by decision

70kg: Buakaw def. Abdoul Toure by KO (Body Kick) in Round 2

 

 

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