2012 was an awesome year for Muay Thai in general, and at the Lumpini and Rajadamnern Stadiums there were tons of awesome fights and knockouts. Fortunately, we've already got a full compilation of the best knockouts of 2012 from Lumpini and Rajadamnern, via fimeu90. Check out the video and enjoy.
Daniel Ghita will be fighting in the Grand Slam heavyweight tournament at GLORY 4 Tokyo on December 31, but before that, Ghita wants everyone to see his project with Gabi Cazan about how he fights for and supports the homeless and poor of Romania. Ghita wants to raise awareness for the support that these people need. Here's the description of the two-part video, including how you can help.
"Daniel Ghita is a famous kickboxer. In the ring he fights for pride, honor and glory. And to be the best in what he does! Outside the ring Daniel fights for those who cannot. He fights for the poor and homeless children in Romania. He fights for health care, clothes and a place to stay for the people who needed it the most! Daniel donates a lot of his fightmoney to this projects but that's not enough. And that's why he needs your help! Your help so that the children have something to live for! Daniel visits the orphan-houses on a regular base and he wants to make a change and a diffence together with the local people who helps this project. These volunteers take care with lots of love and goodwill, but they have many material needs as beds, kitchen stuff, bicycles, books of education, writing material and many more. This to integrate the children in the society and prepare them for their future.
Ways That You Can make a change One obvious way is to make a donation, which will go straight to helping our project. It's an easy process and you can give whatever amount you want -- it all helps. Please donate and make a change for those who cannot fight for themselves!
You can make your donation on account: With the text: "Yes, I can make a change" Accountnumber: 674807774 IBAN: NL81INGB0674807774 BIC: INGBNL2A"
Look, we were watching live and we know that a lot of you guys might have missed the K-1 World MAX tournament this weekend, but that is alright. We have you covered because you'll want to see this event. Sure, the marketing leading up to it was kind of lackluster, but the event itself was pretty awesome. So thanks to our buddy ZombieProphet, there is the whole event in all of its glory for all to watch.
SuperKombat's final event of the year takes place on this Saturday, December 22, and SuperKomat's partnership with K-1 has resulted in "K-1 presents SuperKombat World Grand Prix 2012 Final." The event takes place in Bucharest, Romania at the Polyvalent Hall and features some SuperKombat's year-end four man, one night tournament with Ismael Londt, Sebastian Ciobanu, Benjamin Adegbuyi and Pavel Zhuravlev. As well as the tournament, there are three super fights and one fight for SuperKombat's new 95kg world title, with Andrei Stoica fighting Arnold Oborotov. Full fight card here.
As you can see in the event's official promo video, the partnership with K-1 is displayed front and center.
Yokkao Extreme 2013 takes place on January 26 in Milan, Italy with a stacked cards featuring the likes of Saenchai PKSaenchaimuaythaigym vs. Diesellek Aoodonmuang, Dzhabar Askerov vs. Andy Souwer and Kem Sitsongpeenong vs. Jordan Watson. Much like last year, the card will also feature a number of fighters that qualified from the Yokkao Extreme Selections that take place across Italy.
Today's Yokkao Extreme 2013 Selection Finals take palce in Rimini, Italy and will be streaming live on Muay Thai Combat TV. At 65kg, Calogero Palmeri faces the battle tested veteran Angelo Campoli, who's faced the likes of Liam Harrison and Andrei Kulebin. At 70kg, Gabriele Nanosetti fights Diego Santuccio. All winners will qualify to fight at Yokkao Extreme 2013. There's also one semi-final left at 72.5kg where Bruno Franchi fights Davide Cattaneo, with the winner fighting Andrea Mesini in the future to qualify for Yokkao Extreme 2013.