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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Watch Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima's Pro Wrestling Debut

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Wednesday, 01 June 2011 11:41
  • Written by Dave Walsh

Japan's kickboxing world is finally starting to kick back into gear it seems with It's Showtime Japan being announced and K-1 running their first show of the year next month. Of course, that show is at 63kg and the fighters who are loyal to K-1 are looking for work elsewhere. Jienotsu is not only one of the most interesting fighters in K-1's roster, but he tries to keep himself busy. In May he made his professional wrestling debut against former SHOOTO prospect turned pro wrestler Kohei Sato for Zero-One MAX. It is actually a very, very entertaining bout.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Ekapop Sor Klinmme vs Frederic Berbichon 2011

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Monday, 30 May 2011 21:41
  • Written by Dave Walsh

It's common for Thai boxers at the heavier weights above 60-65 kg to take fights in Europe. The pay, once converted to Thai baht, is substantial, and three rounds can be a nice change from five.

Ekapop fights at 72.5 kg, which is huge in Thailand. Most of the small handful of Thai nationals who have competed internationally at this weight are well known. Among them, Lamskongkram Chuwattana, Kaoklai Kaennorsing, Yodsenklai Fairtex, Pajunsuk Lukprabat, and Changpuek Kiatsongrit.

This fight was a semi-final bout in a four man tournament in Bagnolet, France. Where that is, I'm not sure. Google Maps tells me it's somewhere in France.

The fight is quite nice to watch, with the fighters having entertaining and well-matched styles. Ekapap wears black gloves, Frederich red.


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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Watch the Rest of "Profile: Badr Hari"

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Sunday, 29 May 2011 21:03
  • Written by Dave Walsh

You want to watch this. If you weren't afraid of what Badr Hari was capable before, you probably will be after this. Part two begins with his very candid retelling of a 2005 incident where his neighbors called the police to complain about the noise coming form Badr Hari's home and he went over and beat them. He talks about his self control -- or lack thereof and there is so much more in this. Wow.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Watch Part 1 of Badr Hari's "Profile" From Dutch TV

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Saturday, 28 May 2011 12:42
  • Written by Dave Walsh

When I heard about this "profile" show, I made sure to speak to one of the producers, and was sad to find out it would not be found anywhere anytime soon with english subtitles. Thankfully, someone out there (YouTube user Undubately) decided to do the dirty work and go through subtitling the interview. This is just part one of three, but the other parts will soon follow! This is really top notch stuff, so watch it already. [source]

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Mike Zambidis vs. John Wayne Parr 3 Video

  • Category: Video
  • Published: Friday, 27 May 2011 14:14
  • Written by Rian Scalia

Mike Zambidis and John Wayne Parr just fought today for the third time. Previously they were 1-1 and this served as the rubbermatch. JWP proved that even late in his career, he won't roll over for anyone and is still a major player. Check out the video below.

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