|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)|
Shoot Boxing Battle Summit Ground Zero Tokyo 2013 went down in Japan today, crowning a 2013 65kg S-Cup Champion while also pitting Andy Souwer against Australian Steve Moxon. There were a number of bigger fights on the card, including Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima against Shoot Boxing legend Hirooki Shishido, Hiroyuki Takaya vs. Toby Imada in a special attraction MMA rules bout, a retirement ceremony for Satoru Suzuki, Ai Takahashi and RENA were also in action.
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After the last minute change of not only venues but continents, Muay Thai Mania Yokkao 5 went down without a hitch yesterday in Thailand. The event would have been considered a success even if it wasn't moved on one week's notice, but it really is amazing to look at how they had to move the entire event from Europe to Thailand that quickly and that everything went smoothly. The main event saw a bout between Saenchai and Singdam with both guys trying to win the KO bonus, but Saenchai was just overwhelming and won by points.
Well, just like we all predicted, Lion Fight 12 made a big impression on AXS TV with some really entertaining fights tonight. We saw a Welterweight Champion crowned, we got to see Tiffany Van Soest once again show why she's one of the best female fighters we've ever seen and hell, we even got to see an elbow KO. Elbow KOs are a thing of beauty and somewhat unique to the sport of Muay Thai, which makes it a thing of beauty when it happens.
So here are the quick and dirty results as well as a highlight from AXS TV.
Final Fight Championship 8 went down over the weekend in Croatia, the promotion of Orsat Zovko. You might remember the name from such Cro Cop-oriented events as Final Fight (which the MMA media thought was his retirement, lolz) as well as this year's K-1 World Grand Prix Finals. Since then they've been going full blast in Croatia, pumping out quality Kickboxing events and drawing solid crowds for them. FFC8 got a little messy, though, as LEGEND 2: Invasion is coming up which forced both Sergei Laschenko and Pavel Zhuravlev to withdraw from this event. Let's be honest here, it is all about money.
Anyway, Thomas Hron stepped in at last minute and put on the performance of the show, which is admirable. Here are the results from Fight Channel.
Man, this has really been a crazy weekend that I'm still recovering from. This is a good thing for Kickboxing fans, though, as things have really been hitting on all cylinders of late. SUPERKOMBAT is of course in the midst of their World Grand Prix series, which continued this weekend in Romania. Bogdan Stoica earned a victory over Amir Zeyada, who has not fought in over two years and it showed. James Wilson and Damian Garcia fought in a battle of wills that went into an extension round before Garcia picked up the victory and Sebastian Ciobanu found himself knocked out in the third round against Reduoan Cairo in what looked to be a fun fight.
To top things off Jegish Yegoian secured his spot in the Super Kombat WGP tournament with a win here. Full results follow.
GLORY 11 Chicago goes down tonight, live on Spike TV at 9pm Eastern in the United States, or you can watch the PPV stream live on LiverKick if you are out of the US! This is a huge deal for Kickboxing and a huge card to go along with the occasion. Essentially, this is not something that you want to miss. So join us tonight at 9pm Eastern time to watch GLORY 11 live. I'll be tweeting from @LiverKickdotcom and will be updating Facebook as well, but feel free to discuss the event within the comments section as well.
The GLORY 11 undercard will NOT be airing live, but instead GLORY will be posting it in two weeks to their website for free, much like they did with GLORY 10.
MAX Muay Thai IV: Sendai went down over the span of last night in Japan in a night that promised some big action with Buakaw facing his stiffest challenge in years by the way of Yoshihiro Sato. They have met three times previous, with Buakaw holding two victories and Sato holding one. That one victory that Sato held was a third round knockout over Banchamek, which made this rematch all the more enticing for fans. Sato showed flashes of brilliance in the first round, but after Banchamek got warmed up he took control over the fight, with Sato not having an answer for Buakaw's sweeps and throws throughout. For many fans, this was an important fight for Banchamek, as his last loss was to Andy Souwer in 2009, but since then the level of competition has been called into question for his fights in Thai Fight and MAX Muay Thai. With Sato being a benchmark it is clear that Banchamek is still in top form against a solid opponent.
Jingreedtong walked away as the victor in the one-night tournament, as well as Aikpracha and HIROYA picking up big wins as well.
MAX Muay Thai IV: Sendai
Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Decision) Yoshihiro Sato
Final: Jingreedtong (R3 - Decision) Dylan Salvador
Aikpracha Meenayothin (R3 - Decision) Tomoaki Makino
HIROYA (R3 - Decision) Sapanpetch Sit-Itisukato
Semi-Final: Jingreedtong (R3 - Decision) Alessandro Campagna
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This weekend was a good weekend to be a Kickboxing fan, as not only did we have GLORY 10 Los Angeles, but in the heart of Romania SUPERKOMBAT continued with their SUPERKOMBAT WGP series in 2013 with the SUPERKOMBAT WGP Botsani event, featuring another four-man, one-night tournament that will see one man enter into the SUPERKOMBAT WGP tournament. On top of that some of your favorite SUPERKOMBAT mainstays were involved in Super Fights on the card, including Benjamin Adegbuyi and Andrei Stoica!
So without further ado, here are the results;
Tonight is the big night! GLORY 10 Los Angeles goes down tonight, starting at 9:30 Eastern time with three free fights on GLORY's Facebook page. LiverKick will not only be providing live coverage, but if want to check it out live, why not order the PPV directly from us for $20? You get to watch all of the action go down live and get to support GLORY as well as LiverKick. So don't forget to tune in live with us.
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Forgive me for not posting results last night, but, you know, this was GTA V week and I do have a fiance who enjoys my company once in a while. These are the things that happen in life, alright? Last night did play host to Lion Fight 11, live from Las Vegas on AXS TV and saw a solid night of action with a few strange caveats here and there. As always, Lion Fight delivers in the end, but I might suggest that I understand that they want to include fighters from Thailand, but next time, be more selective. Nampon is a fine fighter, but last night was a pretty awful display and all for a fighter who has virtually no hype surrounding him.
The fight that most of us were looking forward to, Kevin Ross vs. Tetsuya Yamato delivered just like we thought it would, as they went all-out for the entire fight before the judges were forced to come to a decision and chose Yamato. I can see the arguments for Ross winning the fight, as he looked strong early and finished strong, but the rest of the fight saw Yamato really turn up the heat and deliver the better blows. It's hard to say that Ross walks away a "loser" in this one because he put his all into the fight and looked strong, although some fans might not know just how good Tetsuya Yamato really is. Yamato is really good, there is no shame in putting on a close fight with him.
Cosmo vs. Nampon was very much of a fight that was just "there" and that saw Nampon just show nothing of real value against Cosmo. The other feature bout of the evening saw Cris "Cyborg" Justino (formerly Santos) run roughshod over Jennifer Colomb, who filled in on late notice. Colomb is a tough fighter, but short notice is short notice.