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Nathan "Carnage" Corbett Wins Decision Over Steve McKinnon In Rematch

Total Carnage II went down today in Gold Coast, Australia and featured a massive rematch between two of the world's best -95kg fighters under Muay Thai rules, Nathan "Carnage" Corbett and Steve McKinnon. The two met back in 2006 where Corbett won via controversial cut stoppage and the rematch has been a long time coming.

Corbett won again, this time getting the unanimous decision in a fight that everyone in Australia is saying lived up to the hype and then some. The fight apparently went at a torrid pace for heavyweights, with Corbett having the edge throughout most of the fight, being the agressor.

Also on the card, LiverKick #7 ranked middleweight Frank Giorgi took on late replacement, Rhyse Saliba, who stepped in for Nonsai. Giorgi controlled the whole fight and Rhyse didn't have much for him. Giorgi ended up winning a clear cut unanimous decision.

Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson took on the Thai fighter Kampan Santaweesok in what was by all accounts a very close fight. Kampan landed with hard kicks to the body and arms while Thompson landed most of his offense with punches. In the end, Thompson got the decision although I've seen people say that it should've gone Kampan's way.

Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp rematched Joe Concha, who replaced Flip Street. Concha stopped Beauchamp back in February in a fight that Dane was winning right up until the final seconds of the last round. After a feeling out process in the first round, Concha once again stopped Beauchamp with an elbow, this time in the second round. Full results below:

Nathan "Carnage" Corbett def. Steve McKinnon by unanimous decision.

Frank Giorgi def. Rhyse Saliba by unanimous decision.

Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson def. Kampan Santaweesok by decision.

Joe Concha def. Dane "Daddy Kool" Beauchamp by KO (Elbow) in Round 2.

Michael Badato def. Mark Lucchiari by TKO (Punches/Elbows) in Round 2.

Elliot Compton def. Mark Staiti by TKO (Referee Stoppage) in the corner after Round 3.

Henare Redden def. Paymaan Shahrokhey by unanimous decision.

Grant Sims def. Dave McDonald by unanimous decision. 


Nathan Corbett and Frank Giorgi Win in Australia

The first "Total Carnage" event took place a few hours ago in Australia and results are starting to come in. Of course, Nathan Corbett, who ws partly behind the card, fought in the main event against Stephane Susperregui of France, with Corbett's WKN World Title on the line. Another WKN World Title was on the line as Frank Giorgi fought Tobias Alexandersson of Sweden at -69.9kg.

Nathan Corbett won a decision over Stephane Susperregui but from the sounds of it, it was a very tough fight for the man known as "Carnage." One account of the fight says that Susperregui was very tough and threw everything at Corbett, slipping all of Carnage's big shots. He even managed to cut Corbett, apparently. I didn't give him much of a chance, so props to Stephane Susperregui for putting up a good fight against one of the best in the world.

Frank Giorgi won a decision over Tobias Alexandersson. It's a good win for Giorgi, who bounces back form his loss to Buakaw at the Thai Fight finals in December. He'll make a quick turn around, as he's scheduled to face Steve Moxon on April 28. Moxon and Giorgo are the top 70kg fighters in Australia, Giorgi at Muay Thai and Moxon at K-1 rules so it should be a great fight.

Another good fighter out of Australia, Kym Johnson won the WKN Australian middleweight title in his fight against Brett Witton.


Weekend Results

Fight NightA few noteworthy results from this weekend:

Kicking off the weekend was Kings of Kombat 3 in Australia.  The show was originally slated to be headlined by Paul Slowinski vs. Peter Graham, but Slowinski had to drop out due to injury and was replaced by Andre Meunier.  In the end, it was the K-1 veteran Graham who was victorious, stopping Meunier in the 3rd with leg kicks.  The semi-main event was another clash involving K-1 names, as 2010 Oceania GP champ Ben Edwards faced Carter Williams.  Edwards took the majority decision in a close fight.  One other result from this show - in a fight of great interest to local fans, Steve Moxon defeated Jordan Tai by majority decision in a fight that sounds like a must see.  At the show they also announced early details for Kings of Kombat 4 in August: headlining the event will be the rescheduled Slowinski vs. Graham fight, along with a rematch between Edwards and Williams, plus Errol Zimmerman vs. an opponent yet to be determined.

In France, the big event was Explosion Fight Night vol. 3.  When this show was announced some time ago, Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee was slated to appear as part of a 4 man tournament, however, Sudsakorn ended up not taking part in the event as the 71kg tournament was cut.  In the main event, Aiello Batonon defeated Nonsai Sor Sanyakorn via majority decision.  Also on the card, Xavier Bastard won over David Macintosh via unanimous decision, and Hocine Bennoui won a 4 man 65kg Muay Thai tournament.

Finally, a pair of MMA notes from the weekend.  In Strikeforce, K-1 veteran Scott Lighty took part in the latest Challengers event.  Best known to K-1 fans for his 2005 Vegas Grand Prix run, Lighty has put together impressive 6-1 record since making the switch from K-1 to MMA.  However, he hit a bump in the road here as the former kickboxer was soundly defeated by Lorenz Larkin.  And in Bellator, the man who upset Andy Souwer, 2010 Shootboxing S-Cup finalist Toby Imada was back to his MMA roots.  He was defeated by Patricky Freire via TKO in round 1.


GLORY 16 Live Results


Saturday, May 3rd at 9pm Eastern Time GLORY 16 Denver will be coming at you live on Spike TV here in the United States, available worldwide via a stream located here on, as well. GLORY 16 will see a Welterweight Champion crowned in a bout between Marc de Bonte and Karapet Karapetyan, as well as a GLORY Heavyweight Contender tournament featuring Errol Zimmerman, Sergei Kharitonov, Ben Edwards and Anderson Silva. The show also features Pat Barry’s GLORY debut!

The Spike TV broadcast begins at 9pm Eastern time, with the GLORY SuperFight Series beginning at 6:30 Eastern, so expect live coverage starting then.

  • GLORY 16
  • GLORY Heavyweight Tournament: Errol Zimmerman (R1 - TKO) Ben Edwards
  • GLORY Heavyweight Tournament: Anderson Silva (R3 - Dec) Sergei Kharitonov
  • . Zack Mwekassa (R1 - KO) Pat Barry
  • GLORY Welterweight Championship: Marc de Bonte (R5 - Dec). Karapet Karapetyan
  • GLORY Heavyweight Tournament Finals: Errol Zimmerman (R1 - TKO). Anderson Silva
  • GLORY SuperFight Series
  • Josh Jauncey (R4 - Dec) Warren Stevelmans
  • Raymond Daniels (R1 - KO) Francois Ambang
  • Artem Vakhitov (R3 - Dec) Igor Jurkovic
  • Jamal Ben Saddik (R2 - TKO). Nicolas Wamba
  • Artem Levin (R3 - Dec) Robert Thomas
  • Benjamin Adegbuyi (R1 - KO) Daniel Sam

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