|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
My god, what else can you say about Andy Ristie other than he just had the night of his career in New York city. He now holds KO victories over Giorgio Petrosyan and Robin van Roosmalen. In one night. Seriously, that is just insanity. Andry Ristie was riding a wave of momentum coming off of the knockout of Giorgio Petrosyan and he did absolutely everything right against Robin van Roosmalen.
Ristie was able to drop Robin near the tail end of round one only for Robin to work his way back up to his feet. The second round he tried to play it a bit more conservatively but Ristie was able to land another incredible combination which put Robin van Roosmalen down and left him unable to respond to the count.
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If there was an improbability it was for Giorgio Petrosyan to lose. If there was something that was nearly impossible it was Giorgio Petrosyan losing via Knockout, yet, yet... Here we are and Giorgio Petrosyan has been knocked out in Round 3 by Andy Ristie. Andy Ristie was applying lots of pressure in the first round with Petrosyan not able to find his rhythm until the very end. The second round saw a lot of the same with Petrosyan in control, but not able to find his rhythm.
Round three was do or die for Ristie and Andy Ristie just rushed out there like a bat out of hell but it wasn't enough to put Petrosyan down. Then Ristie landed a huge right hand that had Petrosyan stunned only for him to follow it up with a combination of a right, left and another left that finished it. Petrosyan went down and Andy Ristie had done the impossible.
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GLORY 12 New York is this Saturday evening, live from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. For us who live here in the United States the event will be broadcast live on Spike TV, but for those abroad you'll have to find your access elsewhere, so why not here on LiverKick? Purchasing a stream through LiverKick not only helps GLORY, but it helps LiverKick as well.
The stream will feature the main card and is not available within the United States or ex-YU countries.Add a comment
We have known that GLORY was going to go all-out for GLORY 13 for a while now, but with the impending not-so-retirement of Peter Aerts coming up they are really going heavy on the advertisements. How much so? How about a GIANT ad in the Shibuya Train Station? Yeah, because that is exactly what they did, with it measuring 30 meters long and having some crazy Aerts imagery. You've really got to see the whole thing.Add a comment
Yokkao 5 is rapidly approaching, which means that it is time for the final preparations for the event that was moved from Europe to Thailand. There is a new episode of Muay Thai Combat TV featuring Saenchai at Lumpinee stadium in Thailand which is a must watch for fans, giving some interesting insights into the fight game in Thailand. Also the weigh-ins for the undercard went down today, with the headline bouts weighing in tomorrow.
Our friends at GLORY have given us a sneak peak at a video interview that they are going to be releasing later on in the week from GLORY 12 New York headliner Wayne Barrett. Barrett will have the unenviable task of squaring off against GLORY 10 Middleweight Champion Joe Schilling in what is definitely the fight of his young career thus far. Barrett seems focused and like he's done everything that he can to prepare for Schilling, but we won't know what that means until fight day.
So fine LiverKick.com readers, check out this video which you can view exclusively on LiverKick until, you know, it's released to the public.Add a comment
GLORY 13 has really been shaping up for being the card of the year thus far, with big fights from Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Daniel Ghita, etc. I mean, there is just so much going on for GLORY 13 as it is and they went and just made it a bigger deal with two new fights signed for the event. Those fights, you might ask (and neglected to read the headline)?
First thing is first, this marks the return of Brazilian K-1 star Ewerton Teixeira who has not been seen in a Kickboxing ring since the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010. For a lot of fans they might see him as a more conservative fighter, or the guy that guy kneed to death by Alistair Overeem, but Teixeira is an incredibly skilled fighter and a great name to have involved in their Heavyweight division. A fight against Gerges is a perfect test for him. The bout between Amrani and Kubo will prove to be an important fight for the 65kg division as Kubo won the GLORY 65kg tournament this year, while Amrani lost to the runner up, Masaaki Noiri.Add a comment
SuperKombat continued their deluge of events with this weekends SuperKombat World Grand Prix Final Elimination event in Romania. This event saw four spots for SuperKombat's World Grand Prix tournament solidified as winners of tournaments past squared off for a spot in the SuperKombat World Grand Prix Finals. Of course it wouldn't be a big SuperKombat event without some big Romanian names thrown into the mix, with both Raul Catinas and Catalin Morosanu in action, picking up solid wins.
This weekend's LEGEND 2: Invasion was a great example of a promotion that shows a lot of promise but still needs to work out the kinks in their production. Crazy T-100 NFL rappers with cheerleaders is cool and all, but having such things happen in between what felt like every fight tends to make everything drag on a bit too much. That's just me, though, maybe that is what Russian fans are really into, my finger isn't on the pulse of the Russian people.
Anyway, Jon Jones was paid a lot of money to fly out to LEGEND 2: Invasion, put on a seminar at the owner's gym and then basically hang out for a week. This resulted in Jon Jones photobombs of all kinds including this one of Jon Jones awkwardly dancing to help Badr Hari celebrate his victory with the Mike's Gym crew post-fight. If I were a young, inebriated UFC Light Heavyweight Champion I'd probably be doing the same thing.Add a comment
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.