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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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It seems like It's Showtime keeps growing and expanding, with 2011 being their breakout year. They've already put on a slew of great shows, with another coming up this weekend, but that wasn't their big news that Simon Rutz alluded to yesterday. Yesterday Rutz told people that this morning he'd make a big announcement, and it turns out the big announcement is that It's Showtime is in the process of working with a Swiss Investment bank to acquire funding to create another, possibly bigger company. This company will apparently not be in the Netherlands, but Rutz says will be great for kickboxing.

We are very proud to announce that IT’S SHOWTIME is at the point of signing the biggest financial deal ever to be made in the sport of kickboxing.
A Swiss investment company (which will be revealed soon) and IT’S SHOWTIME will collaborate and because of this collaboration, a company will exist which will change the history of worldwide kickboxing.

The new company which is to be founded from this collaboration will have its home ground in another country than The Netherlands. The next months will be used to decide the strategy that this company will follow. Details about this, not only for the kickboxing scene, megadeal will later be revealed during a press conference.

The reason to announce this deal already is the fact that several journalists already knew about these sensational developments, and also we thought that the combat sports fans deserved some positive news.

This deal will have only positive consequences, not only for IT’S SHOWTIME, but also for the fighters and the fans.

For the latest news, download our free IT’S SHOWTIME app on your smartphone or visitwww.fight.nl


Kind regards,

Simon Rutz
IT'S SHOWTIME

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STJIt's Showtime Japan held a press conference today, where they formally announced It's Showtime Japan's "Countdown" show schedules, the shows will be split with REBELS Muay Thai events as well as M-1 shows in Japan. The schedule looks as such

July 18 (Mon) REBELS Differ Ariake

August 28 (Sunday) Festival Shinzyuku Huziwara FACE

September 11 (Sun) M-1 Differ Ariake

Oct 23 (Sun) REBELS Differ Ariake

November 13 (Sun) M-1 Differ Ariake

Dec. 23 (Fri.) Huziwara Korakuen Hall Festival

On top of that, two feature bouts for the first event on July 18th have been announced, which is headlined by Giorgio Petrosyan vs. HINATA at 70kgs.

65kg It's Showtime Championship Challenger Bout: Mosab Amrani vs. Chi-Bin Lim.

61kg It's Showtime Rules: Genki Yamamoto vs. Kan Itabashi

We'll have more on It's Showtime Japan as the Countdown-1 event approaches. [source]

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It's Monday morning, and you are probably at work, preparing for work or dreading work. So you might as well watch some kickboxing to kick off your week, right? This is an awesome highlight of the legendary Ivan Hippolyte made by our good friend Jill.

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lebannerToday in Geneva, Switzerland two legends of kickboxing fought it out for the ISKA Kickboxing World Super Heavyweight Title. The two had fought before in 2001 with JLB taking a unanimous decision over 5 rounds.

Today was no different, as Le Banner won a decision over 5 rounds to become the new ISKA Kickboxing World Super Heavyweight Champion. One notable difference in this fight was that the rounds were only 2 minutes. It's still a good win for Le Banner, who could seemingly retire at any moment. Leko is past his prime but 2 wins over him is very good for his already wide resume.

Also on the card, Frank Munoz took on Nicolas Wamba and lost a 5 round decision.

Thanks to FightNews for the results.

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It's Showtime Warsaw is set to go down today and we'll be providing live, up to the minute results here on Liverkick.com. It's set to be an action packed card. You don't want to miss this. It starts live at 3PM EST/12 PM PST on www.showtimefights.com where you can purchase it. Canadians can watch on The Fight Network at the same time. For live play by play, I'll be doing it on at @rianscalia.

-77kg: Errol Koning vs. Murthel Groenhart:

Murthel Groenhart wins by Majority Decision (4-1). Groenhart's hands and pressure were the difference in the fight. In the 3rd round he took over, backing Koning up and solidifying the win.

-95kg: Marco Vlieger vs. Revanho Blokland:

Revanho Blokland wins by Unanimous Decision. Blokland outworked Vlieger the whole fight. Vlieger just didn't open up enough and went into a shell for large portions of the fight.

-73kg: Hafid el Boustati vs. Piotr Woznicki:

Hafid el Boustati wins by Unanimous Decision. Complete domination.

-95kg: Danyo Ilunga vs. Nenad Pagonis (It's Showtime 95MAX World Title Fight):

Danyo Ilunga wins by TKO (Referee Stoppage) in Round 4. Ilunga dropped Pagonis with a huge right hand. Pagonis got up but was noticeably out on his feet and Ilunga swarmed him, forcing Pagonis to get a standing count and the fight was waved off.

-70kg: Rafal Dudek vs. Michal Glogowski:

Rafal Dudek wins by Majority Decision (4-1) in an Extra Round. Great fight, Glogowski controlled round 1, Dudek got round 2. Round 3 was even and it went to an extra round where Dudek edged it out in the last minute.

Heavyweight: Daniel Ghita vs. Erhan Deniz:

Daniel Ghita wins by KO (Left Hook to the Body) in Round 2. The first round was surprisingly close as both men went back and forth. Ghita was given a count from what looked like an accidental headbutt so all of a sudden Ghita was actually down on the scorecards. By the second round, Deniz was worn down and Ghita came out and punished him to the body, dropping him with a left hook to the liver and a high kick while Deniz was on the way down that caused a huge cut.



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