|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)|
You could make a pretty good argument for Paul Daley to turn some heads within the GLORY organization with this weekend's bout with one of the top Welterweights within the organization at Siam Warriors in Cork, Ireland. It was Paul Daley's second Muay Thai/Kickboxing bout of the year and his second win, but this one is pretty huge as it was over #3 ranked (in GLORY) Alexander Stetsurenko in just fifteen seconds, which is a huge, huge win.
I'm not sure that it'll be enough for GLORY to overlook his inability to fight in the United States at the moment, but he'd make for a solid attraction for European events, right? ZProphet has the video.Add a comment
Friday Night Fights bid February farewell last night with a card that featured a highly anticipated match between two well known professional female fighters. The main event of the evening, Ashley Nichols versus Angela Hill, highlighted the distinctive fighting styles of both women to full effect, and showed why both have struck such a strong chord within the North American Muay Thai community. For the first three rounds, Hill demonstrated the aggressive punching and clinching style that inspired her fight name of “Overkill.” The beautiful technique of Nichols was more visible in rounds four and five, when she used front push kicks and long knees to keep Hill from closing in as much, but it was too little too late. Hill won a split decision victory over Nichols, maintaining her undefeated record and winning the WKA North American Flyweight title.
The other pro fight of the evening featured another Canadian from MAS Academy, Robert “White Dragon” Thomas, versus Tarek Rached, the Lebanese Tiger. The powerful Rached bullied his much taller opponent until Thomas gained control of the distance in round two and three. Rached was rocked by a knee and saved by the bell in round two, but not before getting an 8-count. Another crisp right knee from Thomas ended the fight 59 seconds into round three, giving him the win by TKO.
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Today is the day, with that day being the one in which we find out what the K-1 World MAX Finals will look like. The Final Four is Buakaw Banchamek vs. Sung-Hyun Lee and Shane Campbell vs. Enriko Kehl in a winner takes all environment. The event kicks off at 11am Eastern time/8am Pacific and can be watched here on LiverKick entirely for free. So join me in waking up extremely early to watch some K-1 action on this fine Sunday morning (afternoon or evening to those of you beyond the Western hemisphere).
Ruslan Kobzev (R3 - Decision) Dennis Ippema
Zakaria Zougarry (R2 - TKO) Amil Shakhmarzade
Miodrag Olar (R3 - Decision) Babek Rustamov
Cedric Manhoef (R3 - Decision) Ismat Agazade
Alim Nabiev (R3 - Split Decision) Chad Sugden
Ziya Bayramov (R3 - TKO) Omar el Amrani
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Sung-Hyun Lee
K-1 World MAX Final Four: Enriko Kehl (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Shane Campbell
Tural Bayramov (R3 - Unanimous Decision) Marco Groh
Samet Keser (R3 - Decision) Daniel Lazar
George Colin (R1 - TKO) Samir KazimovAdd a comment
Yokkao 7 went down yesterday in Pattaya, Thailand in what looks to be an exciting card from top to bottom in one of the bigger cards this February. In the main event Saenchai battled Victor Ngabe to a decision victory, rebounding from a loss earlier this month to Petboonchu at Lumpinee Stadium. The co-main saw Suedam in a tough battle with Uzbekistan's Naimjon Tuhktoboev. Hopefully video footage will be available soon!
This past weekend in California the WCK promoted a big Muay Thai event which was aired on local television, once again proving that Southern California's Muay Thai scene has a lot of things figured out. The card featured many local fighters, some of which are local legends, with perhaps the biggest impact coming by the way of Zoila Frausto, former Bellator 115lbs Women's Tournament Champion, who made her successful debut with a second round stoppage.
Full results courtesy of WCK.
Today in Japan Andy Souwer made his return to the ring after his December bout with appendicitis that left him sidelined and forced to pull out of a few bouts. Souwer has been back at training for a few weeks and took a fight in Japan for the RIKIX "No Kick, No Life" event on February 11th. Souwer fought against Japan's Tsukuru Midorikawa in a bout that went all five rounds, with two of the judges scoring the fight for Midorikawa and one for Souwer.
Outside of some Japanese play-by-play there isn't much about the fight so it's unclear how it really went down, but one would have to say that this is a disappointing start to 2014 for Andy Souwer who maybe returned a bit too quickly after his surgery.Add a comment
Lion Fight 13 went down tonight in Las Vegas in a night of some hard-hitting action that saw some shocking moments unfold through some very close fights. Don't be fooled by the amount of decisions on the card, as each fight had their own appeal and saw lots of action. Kevin Ross found his way to the win column again and while he wanted to avoid any decisions in 2014 he found himself scoring a Split Decision over Matt Embree in an incredible, entertaining and close bout with Matt Embree. Both men should be applauded for their efforts in that fight.
The main event saw Australian Caley Reece take the fight to Lion Fight Women's Featherweight Champion Tiffany Van Soest. Van Soest was the favorite going into the fight but Reece's use of the clinch and sweeps was what was able to separate her from Van Soest in the close fight. The fight was difficult to score, depending on how you saw rounds one and five, but Reece looked strong in round three, Van Soest in round four. It was a great fight from both women and saw a new champion crowned.
Lion Fight also announced that Lion Fight 14 will take place on March 28th from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, with Cris "Cyborg" Justino vs. Jorina Baars for the Lion Fight Women's Welterweight Championship, Gregory Choplin vs. Marco Pique and Malaipet vs. Shane Oblonsky.
Enfusion Live ran their first event of the year today in the Netherlands, featuring a -54kgs Women's World Title fight between Ilona Wijmans (defending champion) and Denise Kiel Holtz. The fight went the distance with Ilona Wijmans proving any of the doubters wrong with a big win.
We are live! K-1 World MAX 2013 Quarter Final 2 in Gran Canaria is airing right now. Head over to the main page and check out up top where you'll find a link to watch the event live. As always, we'll be providing you with live results from the event, so stay tuned.
The year 2014 has had a bit of an odd start, as the first scheduled GLORY event for February is no longer scheduled and we won't get our first GLORY fix until March in Croatia. K-1 holds an event on January 11th in Gran Canaria, Spain, although the card has come down in prominence a bit with the loss of the Maximo Suarez vs. Shane Campbell fight. Hero Legends went down on the 3rd of January in Jinan, China, including some big names.