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Year: 2017

Bellator Kickboxing Returns to Florence for Bellator Kickboxing 8

On Saturday, December 9th Bellator Kickboxing returns with Bellator Kickboxing 8, featuring a stacked card. They’re pulling out all of the stops to get their biggest names active on this card, with Bellator Welterweight Champion Raymond Daniels headlining the card against Giannis Boukis in a non-title bout. The co-headliner is a fight that both men have wanted for a long time in Joe Schilling against Filip Verlinden. John Wayne Parr continues to defy father time in another outing for Bellator with Piergiulio Paolucci as his opponent. Bellator Featherweight Champion Kevin Ross is fighting at Lightweight against Hamza Imane. Gabriel Varga [read more]

MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39 Results: Moraza-Pollard Now a Double Champion

Lion Fight headed to the UK for the first time in a clash between promotions with Muay Thai Grand Prix. The event saw multiple titles on the line, including in the main event where the Lion Fight Cruiserweight Champion, Chip Moraza-Pollard defended his title against the UK’s Jordan Smith while the vacant MTGP Cruiserweight title was up for grabs, sending Moraza-Pollard home with two world titles now. Jose Varela defended his MTGP Super Featherweight Championship against Amine Ballafrikh while James Benal won the vacant MTGP Light Heavyweight Championship against Ryan Li. Lion Fight and MTGP Cruiserweight Championship: Chip Moraza-Pollard (R5 [read more]

Enfusion #56 Results: Ibrahim el Boustati Immersed in Controversy Again

Kickboxing is a sport that tends to just chug along. Events happen, fights happen, fighters win, they lose and occasionally something weird happens. Sometimes something REALLY weird happens, and what’s really odd is when it doesn’t involve Buakaw or Badr Hari. For the second time this year Enfusion is grabbing headlines for the strange actions of their fighters, and for the second time in Ibrahim el Boustati’s career in Enfusion he’s been involved in a mind-boggling result. The first was his win over Filip Verlinden. Verlinden was originally announced as the winner of the fight, but el Boustati, a young [read more]

WATCH: MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39 Weigh-Ins

Tomorrow Muay Thai Grand Prix and Lion Fight make their first joint venture into the realm of promoting with MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The event, which airs on BoxNation in the UK and FloSports worldwide, is set to be a clash of international muay thai styles with an exciting, title-fight-laden card. Below you can watch the weigh-ins from MTGP’s Facebook page. Keith McLachlan and Dean James did not make weight, forcing last-minute changes to the card. Jose Varela will now defend his MTGP belt against Amine Bellafriekh.

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]