|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
Jesus christ this show. I don't even know what to say about LEGEND at this point. If you've been watching this, you know what I'm saying, as they've apparently spent over $3 million in making this show happen, yet they are publicly sharing links to Firstrow.eu to watch the event. This is the conundrum of LEGEND, which makes this whole thing just fascinating to watch. This show features a one-night tournament as well as Badr Hari because why not?
*Zabit Samedov was pulled from the tournament finals due to a cut.
When I first started doing this whole writing about Kickboxing and Muay Thai thing years ago part of what made it so frustrating is that a lot of the events that I'd be writing about just wouldn't be viewable to most of the audience reading the site -- including myself. It's been the biggest bummer, but over the last few years the internet has really been helping to reshape this. With better internet connections available in more places this has led to streams becoming a more normal thing, allowing for fans all over the world to catch their favorite fighters in action.
One of those fighters who has been hard for us Westerners to catch has been John Wayne Parr. JWP, as we lovingly call him, has been around for a while now and is without dispute one of the best fighters in the world at 75kg fighting in Muay Thai internationally. He fights tonight in Australia and thanks to Epicentre.tv you can watch it live! It goes down at 4am Eastern time tonight and will set you back $14.95, but that's the price for watching some solid action.
The main event is JWP vs. Brad Riddell after Cosmo Alexandre failed to apply for a visa in time for the fight. Bummer.Add a comment
Man, there really has been a lot going on over the last few days and SuperKombat has been keeping rather busy as well. Over the weekend they held their New Heroes 6 event in Italy and this coming weekend plays host to bigger and better things by the way of their SuperKombat WGP Final Elimination event. So without further ado, here is the card for this weekend's event, which will be aired on Epicentre.tv for $9.95 starting at 3PM Eastern.
1. SUPERKOMBAT® New Heroes Middleweight Title Eliminator – Middleweight Bout (-71.00kg)
Amansio Paraschiv (Romania) vs. Mohamed Ben Ali (Morocco)
2. Final Elimination / Spot 1 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
Mathieu Kongolo (Belgium) vs. Giannis Stoforidis (Greece)
3. Final Elimination / Spot 2 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
Muamer Tufekcic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) vs. Frank Munoz (Spain)
4. Final Elimination / Spot 3 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
Jegish Yegoian (Armenia) vs. Redouan Cairo (Suriname)
5. Final Elimination / Spot 4 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
D’Angelo Marshall (Suriname) vs. Pacome Assi (Cote D’Ivoire)
6. SUPERKOMBAT® Super Cruiserweight Title Eliminator / Spot 2 – Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95.00kg)
Massinissa Hamaili (France) vs. Ondrej Hutnik (Czech Republic)
7. SUPERKOMBAT® Cruiserweight Title Eliminator – Cruiserweight Bout (-92.00kg)
Igor Bugaenko (Belarus) vs. Jorge Loren (Spain)
8. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
Ricardo Van Den Bos (Netherlands) vs. Raul Catinas (Romania)
9. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00kg)
Daniel Lentie (Cameroon) vs. Catalin Morosanu (Romania)
Now here are the results from this weekend's New Heroes 6 event in Italy. Add a comment
If you would have told me in 2006 that Peter Graham would be fighting in MMA regularly and that he'd not only do okay, but do pretty well, I'd probably not believe you. Not because Peter Graham isn't an awesome fighter, but because I just couldn't imagine the man behind the Rolling Thunder navigating the waters of wrestling and jiu-jitsu. Peter has always been known as an exciting, no-nonsense fighter who isn't afraid to pull out all of the stops.
Well, here we are in 2013 and the 38 year old Graham is making a serious go at Heavyweight MMA as he'll fight his second fight under the Bellator banner this Friday night against none other than Cheick Kongo. Kongo is himself known for being an exciting striker with a Kickboxing past, but then again, he doesn't have a KO win over Badr Hari with a Rolling Thunder, now does he? Graham's hard work and dedication to MMA have shown in his recent MMA outings, with him picking up a decision victory over Eric Prindle in his Bellator debut. He also isn't at all deterred from Kongo's size or reputation.
"I know who Cheick Kongo is but I haven't followed his career. He's been a great athlete for a long time. He's got a bit of kickboxing and wrestling skill. It'll be a good fight and I'm ready to go. I hope he doesn't underestimate me. I know he's been famous and had a big name for a while and, when it comes to MMA, I'm somewhat of a newcomer. I've come from the worst record to one of the best heavyweight win streaks there's been. I went from going 1-6 to 9 wins a row with 8 of them being KO's over some really good fighters. I want to get to the top and I'm not there yet, but I'm relentless. He needs to bring his A-game, which I'm sure he will. He's got that inner strength to keep going but I have it more than ever and I've worked harder than ever to make every performance better than the last."
Now if only we could see a Rolling Thunder in the Bellator cage, I'd be a happy, happy man.Add a comment
If you weren't already super stoked for Muay Thai Combat Mania Yokkao 5 on the 15th of November, things only get better with Saenchai vs. Singdam headlining in a 3x3 fight. If you are saying that it might not be enough time for both men to work their magic and put on an exciting fight, Yokkao has tossed in a special KO Bonus, giving incentive for the fighters to give it their all and get an extra pay day out of the fight.Add a comment