|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)|
GLORY 10 Los Angeles is rapidly approaching and for those of you who don't want to miss any of the action, you'll be able to catch it live on LiverKick.com, which means getting access to the full event. The final card for the event has been released today, with some changes that we've been hearing about since this weekend. Apparently Steve Wakeling was unable to attain a work visa to enter the United States, which led to him having to pull out of the tournament. He will be replaced by Kengo Shimizu, while Wayne Barrett is still in a reserve bout, now fighting against Rob Plotkin.
Here is the full, updated fight card for Saturday.
GLORY 10 Los Angeles is quickly-approaching, which for Kickboxing fans is a very good thing. Of course, the only caveat for fans in the United States is that this is GLORY's last non-Spike TV event for a while, which means that it will be airing on CBS Sports Network, but that airtime is apparently 12:00am on Monday morning due to it being football season. For those of you that still want to watch GLORY 10 live, well, you aren't out of luck, you are in luck. Why? Because your favorite Kickboxing site, LiverKick.com, will be carrying the event live on internet PPV.
As always, purchasing the event not only supports your favorite fighters and the GLORY organization, but supports LiverKick.com as well. We know that watching events on a computer can sometimes be a bit of a bummer, but we've watched these through hooking up a HDMI cable to a TV and it really does turn out fantastic.
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|Kevin Harper (top right) with Vinny Shoreman|
So the whole Kickboxing and Muay Thai community around the world is a bit fractured and strange sometimes, but there are always good reasons to come together and bond and right now seems like one of those moments. I was talking earlier with a guy that most of you know pretty well, Vinny Shoreman, formerly the color commentator on It's Showtime and has also done work with K-1, Yokkao, LEGEND, Enfusion and more. Vinny is a guy that has been around the UK Kickboxing and Muay Thai scene and become an important figure and he's looking to do something good for the community, something which I completely support.
You might know the name of Kevin Harper, you might not, it depends on how much you've paid attention to the Kickboxing and Muay Thai scene out there. Harper has been doing some tremendous work over in the UK as a fighter, trainer and promoter, but things haven't been smooth sailing for Harper. Harper and his son, Oliver, have just gone through what has to be one of the worst nightmares imaginable, as Kevin's wife has lost her long battle to cancer. This leaves Kevin in an awful spot and Oliver without a mother, something that no child should have to endure.
Tyrone Spong has already offered up his gloves from his upcoming bout with Nathan Corbett to the highest bidder, with the proceeds going to Kevin.
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When it comes to fights that fans are dying to see, GLORY seems dead set on making those big fights happen to not only keep old fans happy, but to show newer fans just how exciting GLORY Kickboxing can be. That is definitely the case when it comes to GLORY 11's big showdown between Tyrone Spong and Nathan Corbett. The two first met in 2009 in Jamaica in a fight that resulted in a No Contest due to some late shots that Corbett fired off after it looked like Spong was done for. In Corbett's mind this is still a KO win for him, but for Spong, there is revenge on his mind.
Corbett very rarely goes outside of Muay Thai rules, as his elbows are two of his best tools in the ring and over the past few years he hasn't ventured very far from the Gold Coast of Australia, but that is all about to change. Corbett will enter the ring at GLORY 11 in Chicago against Tyrone Spong and he sure as hell seems ready to me, what do you think? Check out this interview from GLORY with Corbett.Add a comment
Lion Fight 11 goes down TONIGHT! Yes, that is 100% accurate; Lion Fight 11 goes down tonight, live on AXS TV at 10PM eastern time in what will be a huge night of Muay Thai action. The main event is Cosmo Alexandre vs. Nampon, while Kevin Ross vs. Tetsuya Yamato and Cris Cyborg vs. Jennifer Colomb. All of this goes down on free television here in the United States, so I don't want to hear a single complaint from anyone.
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Man, as soon as I heard about GLORY talking about buying K-1's archive footage I had a feeling that it wouldn't be the last that we hear about it. It turns out, it isn't. K-1 Global just issued a press release on their official website that claims that FEG has sold footage that FEG no longer has the rights to, basically. K-1 is essentially saying that FEG sold the "use rights" to GLORY Sports International even though they no longer had the ability to do so, also that GLORY paid $140,000 USD for said video library.
K-1 also seems prepared to go to war over this one.
After the deal with Mr. Ishii was finalized, FEG declared bankruptcy in Japan and a lawyer was appointed as a controller for the bankrupted company. This new controller of FEG insisted that FEG still had the copyrights of the K-1 archive footage in their control and sold the “Use Right” of the K-1 archives for an approximate amount of $140,000. K-1 Global had warned FEG’s new controller that K-1 Global does indeed own the rights to this library, but FEG’s new controller refused to listen and went through with the sale.
Now the bankrupted FEG has sold the “Use Right” for $140,000, much less than what K-1 Global initially paid for it, as a nuisance to K-1 Global and to publicly embarrass the company. Essentially, FEG has sold the footage twice now, although it was initially to K-1 Global for a much higher sum. At this time, the bankrupted FEG has sold footage that it no longer owns to GLORY Sports International. K-1 Global has no option right now but to bring this matter to court.Add a comment
Bad news for fans of legendary kickboxer Jerome Le Banner who was scheduled to fight Sergei Kharitonov at GLORY 10 Los Angeles on September 28th in Los Angeles, Califorina, as Le Banner has pulled out of the fight due to a neck injury. It was announced today by GLORY that the main event for GLORY 10 of Le Banner vs. Kharitonov is officially off due to Le Banner's injury and that Kharitonov will fight on a future GLORY event instead.
Due to this change, Robin Van Roosmalen vs. Shemsi Beqiri have been bumped up to serve as the event's Main Event fight, with the fight between Davit Kiria and Murthel Groenhart moving to the co-main event slot of the evening. We wish JLB a speedy recovery and hope to see him in the ring again soon.Add a comment
Well, I can't say that this isn't huge news. This has been kicked around for a while now, the whole "GLORY acquires the rights to K-1's TV library" for what feels like years now, starting back when it was though that Glory had purchased K-1, which never came to fruition. But, it seems like having powerful partners like Viacom does pay off for GLORY, even when they haven't started airing on Spike TV yet, as it was announced today that GLORY Sports International has come to a deal with Fuji TV in Japan to acquire Fuji TV's K-1 video library.
Now, before anyone hops on that GLORY has bought K-1 or is trying to acquire or merge K-1 with them, this deal was done through Fuji TV because of FEG's bankruptcy. FEG's bankruptcy essentially put this video library up on the chopping block, while GLORY saw the opportunity and swooped in. This deal includes K-1 events that aired on Fuji TV from 1993 - 2006 and brings the hours of footage under GLORY's control up to a staggering 3,000.Add a comment
Gokhan Saki is a guy that fans of Kickboxing have been high on for quite a while now, as he might be a bit undersized for the Heavyweight division but that has never stopped him from being one of the best in the world. Saki has carved out a space in the world for himself over the past few years with big wins over Tyrone Spong, Daniel Ghita and Anderson "Braddock" Silva. He also has shown a ton of heart in big fights against top names like Badr Hari and Semmy Schilt, which gave him a place in the hearts of fans across the world.
Apparently, Nike has been listening, at least Nike in Turkey, that is. Fans in Turkey are very proud of Gokhan Saki -- and they have every right to be -- and he has become a national hero accordingly. So it comes as no real surprise that Saki has been included in this Nike ad that is currently airing in Turkey that features some of the best Turkish athletes that are known the whole world over. Saki takes place in the GLORY 11 Chicago Heavyweight tournament this October, airing live on Spike TV.Add a comment
Man, as if Cris "Cyborg" Justino fighting in Lion Fight wasn't weird enough, now her original opponent, Martina Jindrova, has pulled out of the fight this Friday due to an injury and Lion Fight has had to find a late replacement by the way of Jennifer Colomb. Here's the skinny from the statement they issued today;
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Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent stated, “Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg. We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai Champions.”
“I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up,” said Cris “Cyborg”. “Nothing changes - I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night.”
30-year old Jennifer Colomb has an incredible record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The 5’9” French Muay Thai Champion trains with the renowned team Kan-Kra out of Bordeaux, France and is known for her aggression, strength and crushing KOs. Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time ever that Colomb has fought in America.
“It is short notice but I am ready and very excited to take this opportunity and fight for Lion Fight Muay Thai in America against one of the best female fighters in the world,” said Colomb.