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LiverKick's Guide to This Weekend's Live Events

This weekend is huge, and we mean that in every way possible. Glory launches their revamped Glory World Series tournaments, starting off with the Final 16 for the 70kg tournament and putting on a slew of incredible Superfights. That is on Saturday, but on Sunday, K-1 Global marches forward with their first show, this one being the K-1 World MAX Final 16, and why not? Heavyweight Superfights on that show as well. Also on Sunday, if the stars align, you'll be able to watch Slamm!! 7: Holland vs. Thailand. That is, only if the stars align, and I'm not sure that they have just yet.

So are you curious as to what time these events start? Where you can view them? What to expect? That is why LiverKick is here.

Saturday, May 26th

Glory World Series - 70kg First 16

LIVE from Stockholm, Sweden

Fight Card | Weigh-ins

12:30pm Eastern Time/9:30am Pacific Time / 18:30 GMT+2

Live Stream on LiverKick, $15 USD, Live on the Fight Network in Canada


Sunday, May 27th

K-1 RISING 2012 ~ World MAX Final 16 ~

LIVE from Madrid, Spain

Fight Card | Weigh-ins (?)

20:00 CET / 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific

LIVE Stream on UStream, Free


Team Slamm!! Slamm 7: Netherlands vs. Thailand

Almere, the Netherlands

Fight Card | Weigh-Ins


Live Stream (Nothing Scheduled, Might Air Event, Might Not)


Glory World Series Press Conference and Weigh-Ins Video

If for some reason you were like me, that means that you were sleeping a few hours ago when the Glory World Series live presser went down. That is kind of a bummer, as it was live on YouTube for the whole world to watch, in English, and hosted by none other than Mauro Ranallo. Lucky for us who enjoy sleeping, the internet is a marvelous thing and it was archived. This means you can watch it at your leisure as you get hyped up for what is one of the biggest kickboxing weekends in a very long time.

What is important when watching this video is to note just how far Glory has come. This press conference was uber professional and exactly what you'd expect from a worldwide combat sports brand working its way to the top.

Don't forget to watch the Glory World Series live this Saturday morning at 10:00am Eastern time/7:00am Pacific time. If you are worried about where to watch it, well, never fear, as you don't have to leave the comfort of your chosen web browser or even leave this very site. Just load up this page right now and order the video by clicking on it and plonking down $15 USD. Seriously, if you don't have a problem buying multiple UFC PPVs a year to fund Dana White's Bruce Lee t-shirt collection, this should be no sweat. Help out Glory and help out LiverKick, by doing so you will help me expand my own Bruce Lee t-shirt collection, which as of right now is a lone shirt. I have to beat Dana White in this category guys, and you can help.


Maxim Vorovski Out, Warren Stevelmans In Against Sanny Dahlbeck At Glory Tomorrow

Just when I thought the fight card for tomorrow's Glory card was finalized, there's been another change.

Today, Maxim Vorovski declared he couldn't make weight so Warren Stevelmans stepped in to take his place. Stevelmans is just as good if not better than Vorovski and it seems he was ready to step in for anyone so I don't think the tournament got any worse.

Tomorrow's Glory World Series card features a Glory heavyweight title fight between Errol Zimmerman and Semmy Schilt, as well as Gokhan Saki making his return against Carter Williams. The Final 16 of the 70kg tournament gets kicked off also and includes names like Giorgio Petrosyan, Yoshihiro Sato, Fabio Pinca and a barn burner of a fight between Robin van Roosmalen and Dzhabar Askerov. You can watch the event live here on Liverkick.


Tetsuya Yamato vs Seiji Takahashi to Headline NJKF Kick to the Future 3

New Japan Kickboxing Federation has begun announcing fights for its third installment of the Kick to the Future series set for June 24th at Korakuen Hall, again featuring Tetsuya Yamato in a headlining bout. His opponent will be NJKF and WBC Japan Super Lightweight champion Seiji Takahashi, with the winner set to fight for the WBC International Super Lightweight title on September 22nd in Tokyo, which I believe is currently held by Sagetdao Petpayathai. Yamato (27-9-1, 21 KO) is coming off of a big win over Sergio Wielzen this past weekend at the Hoost Cup. Takahashi (11-6-0, 6 KO) won his WBC Japan title from Yuki Yamamoto back in 2010 and is currently riding a 2-fight win streak which saw him defend his WBC Japan title against Yusuke Sugawara and most recently win the NJKF Super Lightweight title against Ikki at Kick to the Future 1. His most recent loss was at the Thai Fight Extreme Japan event last year to Komphetlek Lukprabaht. Takahashi is a taekwondo specialist who has a wide variety of flashy kicks which is a fun clash of styles with the power of Yamato. This is Takahashi’s biggest name opponent and a win would give him his biggest scalp as well and if he is able to stay on the outside, he could outpoint Yamato. However, a 5 round fight does not bode well for Takahashi as Yamato is difficult to put away and has scored many of his knockouts in the 3rd round or later.

Also added to the card were a few New Japan Wars fights which are basically single-fight-based tournaments for each NJKF weight class to determine title challengers. At Super Featherweight, #1 ranked KEI takes on #4 Nobuhiro Iwai in one semifinal while #2 ranked Shoya Suzuki takes on #5 Takeshi Tsuruya in the other. At Super Lightweight, #1 ranked Ikki takes on #4 Kazushige Sugama. At Featherweight, #3 ranked Ayumu Sasara takes on #6 Daiki. Finally, at Welterweight, #8 ranked Tae-yong takes on #9 Masashi Aseishi.


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