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Never Underestimate Anderson 'Braddock' Silva

When you ask kickboxing fans about the fight that they are most excited for the answer is almost inevitable; Badr Hari making his GLORY debut against reigning GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven. It's the biggest kickboxing fight at heavyweight since the fall of FEG's K-1 back in 2010, a battle between the man who was primed to become the king of the heavyweight division and the man who actually became that top fighter.

Yet, at GLORY 33 New Jersey Rico Verhoeven takes possibly the biggest gamble that he's taken in his professional career, months out from the biggest fight of his life and of GLORY's tenure thus far. At GLORY 33 Rico Verhoeven will defend the GLORY Heavyweight Championship against Anderson "Braddock" Silva. Silva, who has been fighting at heavyweight for years, proving himself to be a name and a guy who has always been knocking at the door of the top ten or traversing it without finding his way to the top. His shot comes with question marks attached, like where is Ismael Londt, the man who earned a shot against Verhoeven? Braddock perhaps deserved a shot a while ago, but now there are contenders for Verhoeven.

To many, the conclusion has been that Braddock is simply a "warm up" fight. The last time that someone viewed Braddock as merely a speed bump was Remy Bonjasky, who was looking to prove that his career was not over yet, only for Braddock to push the pace and pick up the victory over the K-1 legend.

In the same vein, at GLORY 16 Denver Braddock was facing off against Sergei Kharitonov, a man that had a bigger contract with GLORY thanks to his previous accomplishments only for Braddock to soundly defeat him. While Braddock may not have ever held those big, impressive championships, Braddock has been a spoiler within the division, the guy that serves as the gatekeeper to becoming elite, or the man who would defeat would-be contenders and send them back to the end of the line. 

He's a dangerous fight for any heavyweight, especially for someone like Rico Verhoeven, who when proven to be distracted in the past has lost a fight that many thought he'd handily win.

Plus, let's never forget one of the best heavyweight head kick knock outs in kickboxing history courtesy of Braddock. 


Kunlun Fight 49 x Rebels.45 Results

Kunlun Fight 49 X REBELS.45 took place last night in Tokyo Japan. Seems as though it was a little bit of China vs Japan where china made sure to bring up that they won 4-2. The fight I was most interested about was Albert Kraus vs HINATA, Hinata won a Unanimous decision and Kraus really did not look good, I can't help but think age and all the wars hes been in is taking its toll.

Full Results

Hinata Watanabe def. Albert Kraus by unanimous decision

Tenshin Nasukawa def. Lin Bin by TKO Rd 1 (punches)

65-kg tournament qualifier - Wei Ninghui def. Yosuke Mizuochi by KO Rd 2 (right hook)

65-kg tournament qualifier - Petchtanong def. Tetsuya Yamato by decision

Danilo Zanolini def. Gu Hui by unanimous decision

Li Zhuangzhuang def. Takuma Konishi by majority decision

Keijiro Miyakoshi def. Naruto Banchamek by extra round decision- WBC Muay Thai international lightweight title


Mohammed Mezouari def. David Ruiz by KO Rd 2 (head kick) BLADE 70 kg Title

65-kg tournament qualifier - Craig Dickson def. Bai Lishuai by unanimous decision


65-kg tournament qualifier - Buray Bozaryilmaz vs. Kim Dongsu by TKO (punches)


SuperKombat WGP IV Results: Ionut Iftimoaie Retires In Front Of Record-Breaking Crowd

SuperKombat held their WGP IV event in Comanesti, Romania on Saturday evening in a night that will go down in the history books for the promotion. Ionut Iftimoaie picked up a decision victory over Jorge Loren after being plagued by injuries throughout his career, picking up the SuperKombat Super Cruiserweight Championship as well as the WKN Championship, then announced his retirement in front of a huge crowd in Romania.

The crowd was 34,000 people, setting a record for European kickboxing events. The previous record was held by K-1 in 2007 for an event in Amsterdam that drew 25,000.

World Grand Prix (21:00 CET)

6. World title - Super Cruiserweight division (-95 kg)

Ionuț Iftimoaie (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Jorge Loren (Spain)

5. Super Fight - Light weight division (-65 kg)

Cristi Spetcu (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Mo Abdourahman (South Africa)

4. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight division (-81 kg)

Bogdan Năstase (Romania) (R2 - Technical Decision) Dani Traore (Germany) 

3. Super Fight - Cruiser weight division (-95 kg)

Lucian Danilencu (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Vlad Grigore (Romania) 

2. Super Fight – Cruiser weight division (-95 kg)

Antonio Plazibat (Croatia) (R3 - Decision) Dănuţ Hurduc (Romania)

1. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight Plus division (-86 kg)

Badr Traore (Germany) (R3 - Decision) Daniel Alexandru (Romania)



Xavier Vigney and Chi Lewis-Parry Clash Again at GLORY 33 SuperFight Series

At the GLORY 33 SuperFight Series in New Jersey on September 9th GLORY has added a big heavyweight showdown between Chi Lewis-Parry and Xavier Vigney. The two met last at GLORY 21 San Diego where the trash talk was tremendous heading into a heavyweight tournament, with both men clashing in the finals and a barrage of right hands from Vigney put Parry away. Since then Parry has picked up a big, knockout victory and is looking for revenge on the huge American heavyweight.

This fight will round out the SuperFight Series that already features a GLORY Middleweight World title bout between champion Simon Marcus and challenger Jason Wilnis. 

GLORY 33 SuperFight Series

Middleweight World Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus vs. Jason Wilnis

Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. Xavier Vigney

Super Bantamweight Grand Prix Quarterfinal Bout: Zoila Frausto vs. Daniela Graf

Welterweight Bout: Francois Ambang vs. Daniel Morales

Catchweight (140 lb) Bout: Rami Ibrahim vs. David Moore


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