|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
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If you follow MMA you know just how difficult it has been to create new stars in the MMA world in the past few years. It looks like someone finally has a new idea and that new idea comes from one of the UFC's co-creators, Campbell McLaren along with reality television show pioneers Bunim/Murray productions for Combate Americas. Combate Americas is a new reality television show to air on mun2 which is aimed at the Hispanic audience. The show will pit eight Hispanic American fighters and various others against each other in a reality show format.
What does this have to do with Kickboxing? Canadian GLORY star Joseph Valtellini will be a guest on the series, along with Royce Gracie and Bellator's Eddie Alvarez, to help guide the fighters along. This is a pretty big deal for Valtellini who is starting to get some name recognition from being a fighter in GLORY, especially after that fight of the year with Nieky Holzken. The show premieres tonight at 10pm Eastern on mun2 and will be broadcast in Spanish with English subtitles.Add a comment
Today is the day, with that day being the one in which we find out what the K-1 World MAX Finals will look like. The Final Four is Buakaw Banchamek vs. Sung-Hyun Lee and Shane Campbell vs. Enriko Kehl in a winner takes all environment. The event kicks off at 11am Eastern time/8am Pacific and can be watched here on LiverKick entirely for free. So join me in waking up extremely early to watch some K-1 action on this fine Sunday morning (afternoon or evening to those of you beyond the Western hemisphere).
Ruslan Kobzev (R3 - Decision) Dennis Ippema
Zakaria Zougarry (R2 - TKO) Amil Shakhmarzade
Miodrag Olar (R3 - Decision) Babek Rustamov
Cedric Manhoef (R3 - Decision) Ismat Agazade
Alim Nabiev (R3 - Split Decision) Chad Sugden
Ziya Bayramov (R3 - TKO) Omar el Amrani
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Sung-Hyun Lee
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Enriko Kehl (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Shane Campbell
Tural Bayramov (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Marco Groh
Samet Keser (R3 - Decision) Daniel Lazar
George Colin (R1 - TKO) Samir KazimovAdd a comment
Badr Hari's legal troubles have been the talk of the last few years, turning what was the most promising Kickboxing career into a circus sideshow. Badr Hari was just seconds away from being the best Heavyweight Kickboxer in the world multiple times, but something was brewing inside of him that would ensure that his Kickboxing career would get derailed in a big way; his temper. Badr Hari and assault were not uncommon, but the latest case about an assault on Koen Everink was enough to finally get everyone's attention.
Badr Hari spent seven months in prison already due to the case and it has plagued his last few years, making his career the means to pay for his legal fees, being very secondary to his courtroom worries. Today was Badr Hari's sentencing in the Netherlands and it looks like, at least in part, justice was served in the case as Badr Hari was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison, six suspended. Due to him already serving seven months in the lead up to the case this means that Badr Hari will have to serve at least five months of this sentence.
As for if he'll serve the sentence, that is another thing. There are already talks of appeals in the process and that Badr Hari won't serve his prison sentence just yet due to the immediate appeal being filed. So Badr will have his day in court yet again in the near future.Add a comment
This Sunday, February 23rd, K-1 will host the K-1 World MAX Final Four in Azerbaijan event. This event will feature the Final Four for the 2013 K-1 World MAX tournament, with the winners moving onto the Finals in May. The event will be streamed for free, live on http://www.k-1.tv on Sunday starting at 16:00 GMT time (we'll let you guys do your own time conversion, we usually mess it up). In the top two fights we'll see two-time K-1 World MAX Champion Buakaw Banchamek vie for a spot in the Finals against tough-as-nails Korean Lee Sung-Hyun and two up-and-comers in Enriko Kehl and Shane Campbell battle for the other spot.
On top of that there are a bunch of tremendous bouts between some of the top future stars in the sport.
Yokkao 7 went down yesterday in Pattaya, Thailand in what looks to be an exciting card from top to bottom in one of the bigger cards this February. In the main event Saenchai battled Victor Ngabe to a decision victory, rebounding from a loss earlier this month to Petboonchu at Lumpinee Stadium. The co-main saw Suedam in a tough battle with Uzbekistan's Naimjon Tuhktoboev. Hopefully video footage will be available soon!