Year: 2017

Van Soest vs. Meksen is a Clash of American Muay Thai and European Kickboxing

On the GLORY 48 SuperFight Series GLORY Super Bantamweight Champion Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest is set to clash with international kickboxing sensation Anissa Meksen in a highly-anticipated bout. The two women have built themselves up over the years, each with reputations within their own, respective sports: Van Soest in the American muay thai community and Meksen in the European kickboxing scene. This fight is not only a styles clash, but one of culture, as well. Tiffany van Soest has become a force of nature in America, with her muay thai fights gaining her popularity beyond the rather insular muay thai community and into [read more]

Jamal Ben Saddik Fined By GLORY Following GLORY: Redemption Face-Off with Verhoeven

The hotly-anticipated rematch between GLORY Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven and challenger Jamal Ben Saddik heated up yesterday when both men stared down at the official GLORY: Redemption press conference event in the Netherlands. The two men squared off for the press when Ben Saddik spat on Verhoeven, causing a near-brawl that officials had to diffuse. Verhoeven remained calm. Verhoeven posted via Instagram after the event that Ben Saddik had “cracked” under the pressure. Let's say it was a dirty press conference this afternoon. Listen carefully and you can hear somebody crack under pressure! Pathetic behaviour! #gloryredemption #december9th #linkinbio #lasttickets #worldtitlefight [read more]

EM Legend 25 Fight Card

This coming weekend, at Sandu Station, EM Legend returns with EM Legend 25. There are a few interesting fights on the card, mainly the China vs. Thailand fights including Yokhunpol vs. Liu Lei, Kem vs. Guo Dongwang and Rungrawee against Iran’s Mohammed Ghaedibardeh. Zheng Kai (CHN) vs Lu Jun (CHN) – 65 kg Ji Duo Yi Bu (CHN) vs Gong Yuankun (CHN) – 60 kg Illana Gazquez (ESP) vs Eduard Mikhovich (BLR) – 61 kg Zhao Chuanlin (CHN) vs Kirill Smirnov (RUS) – 63 kg Xiao Yangyang (CHN) vs Maiken Aannerud (NOR) – 55 kg Zhang Chenglong (CHN) vs Maksum [read more]

Kevin VanNostrand vs. Anvar Boynazarov Official For GLORY 48

GLORY has finalized the GLORY 48 New York card that happens on December 1st, featuring an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin VanNostrand with the champion, Robin van Roosmalen, out with an injury. This will make for the second division to get an interim title, with the winner going on to face a healthy Robin van Roosmalen in the near future. The rest of the GLORY 48 and SuperFight Series cards are finalized as well. GLORY 48 New York Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand vs. Anvar Boynazarov Middleweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner [read more]

WATCH: The Rico Verhoeven and Jamal Ben Saddik Pull-Apart Staredown

GLORY: Redemption happens in December, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too early to get hyped for it. Yesterday in the Netherlands GLORY held a press conference for their big, year-end PPV event and it involved a customary staredown between the two headliners for their GLORY World Heavyweight Championship bout. Things got heated, exacerbated by Ben Saddik apparently spitting on Verhoeven during their staredown and officials needing to keep both men restrained. Of course, Rico, being the consummate professional that he is, was a bit more collected. If you want to check out the full video, you can do so [read more]

Enfusion #55 Results: Ozcan, Semeleer, Laarkoubi and Kallah Enter -72kg Tournament

Enfusion held Enfusion #55 in Amsterstam this past Saturday, featuring qualifiers for their -72kg 100,000euro tournament. Yassin Baitar defeated Paul Jansen in the reserve fight, while Endy Semeleer shocked the world by picking up a TKO victory over Jordon Watson in an extension round. Redouan Laarkoubi picked up a 4th round decision over Regilio van Den Ent while Aziz Kallah TKO’d Ludo Millet in the third round. Fan favorite Tayfun Ozcan beat Petchchaiyo via decision to earn his spot. RESULTS Enfusion #55, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Saturday 11.11.2017 1. 3X3 FEMALE 61Kg Chellina Chirino (Curacao) Vs Ruby Mesu (The Netherlands) WINNER: [read more]

Kunlun Fight 67 Results: Yang Zhuo Takes 66kg Crown, Kuliaba, Zuev, Marat and Superbon Move On

Kunlun Fight ran their much-anticipated Kunlun Fight 67 event today in China, running the entirety of their 66kg tournament and the Final 8 of their 70kg tournament. The biggest heartbreak was that Ilias Bulaid was forced to drop out after his victory over Petchtanong in the tournament, with Singdam facing reserve fighter Pan Jiayun instead. The finals were Singdam and Zhuo, with Zhuo picking up the decision victory and the crown. On the 70kg front  Sergii Kuliaba, Dzianis Zuev, Marat Grigorian and Superbon Banchamek picked up decisions over their competition and move on to the next leg of the 70kg [read more]

W5 Fortune Favors the Brave Results: Hutnik Claims Light Heavyweight European Championship

W5 Kickboxing held their European League 42 event at the Rebuys Casino today, titled “Fortune Favors the Brave,” in a night of fast-paced kickboxing action that saw few knockouts and more fighters going to war within three rounds. Daniel Gallardo was able to claim the W5 Welterweight European Championship with a big win over Andrej Kedves. In the co-main, American Omari Boyd continued to make his home country proud with a close win over Bruno Nincevic. The main event saw Ondrej Hutnik claim the Light Heavyweight European Championship by downright bullying the always-game Miran Fabjan, including at one point pushing [read more]

MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39 Hype: Abasolo vs. Pinto

On November 18th MTGP in the UK welcomes Lion Fight abroad with Lion Fight’s first international outing with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The card is stacked full of international showdowns, with enough titles on the line to drive record-keepers crazy. One of the fights featured on this card is UK’s Jersey Pinto against the USA’s Eddie Abasolo. MTGP and Lion Fight have thrown together these quick hype videos leading up to November 18th.