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Badr Hari vs. Hesdy Gerges II Headlines GLORY 51 Rotterdam

The Bad Boy is back. While there might be some promoters claiming legal agreements with Badr and his team, GLORY feels confident moving forward and Badr Hari will be competing on March 3rd in Rotterdam and GLORY has picked an opponent from his past. Who, exactly? One of the few men with a win over Badr Hari, Hesdy Gerges. If you remember back to 2010, it was a different time for kickboxing and for both men. Hesdy Gerges was on the rise and Badr Hari was unstoppable. We got a glimpse of Badr’s awful temper in this fight, with him [read more]

Lion Fight 40 Headlined By Three Title Fights

On Saturday, February 3rd, Lion Fight returns in 2018 with Lion Fight 40 live from the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut. The show is headlined by three big title fights, including the introduction of the Lion Fight North American Light Heavyweight Championship, with the deciding bout being between Elijah Clarke and long-time New York favorite Brett Hlavacek. Lerdsilla PhuketTopTeam will look to continue wowing muay thai fans across the world in a Lion Fight World Lightweight Championship bout with Alexi Serepisos. The main event of the show sees Chip Moraza-Pollard looking to defend his Lion Fight World Cruiserweight Championship [read more]

Rico Verhoeven is the Champion that Kickboxing Needs

After letting the action from GLORY: Redemption settle into the ether for a week, there are a few things that have people in the kickboxing world talking, namely the return of Badr Hari in March and who he should fight. There are other stories as well, like where does Nieky Holzken go from here, but they haven’t found as much traction. What’s perhaps been the most interesting story is one of the more subtle ones, which is the story of Rico Verhoeven once again cementing his place at the top of the kickboxing world. At GLORY: Redemption Rico Verhoeven was [read more]

Kunlun Fight 68 Streaming Live on Elite-Boxing iPPV

After becoming notoriously difficult to watch in the west, Kunlun Fight has heard the gripes of fight fans and have branched out to make their events more-readily available starting this Sunday with Kunlun Fight 68. Kunlun Fight 68, featuring the Mulan Legend tournament and the 100+kg tournament quarterfinal, is set to air on Sunday, with a start time of 3:00am on the east coast. The event will air live on Elite-Boxing for $9.99.

Enfusion 58 Results: Semeleer Bests Superbon to Claim Top Spot at Lightweight

This past weekend Enfusion held Enfusion 58, featuring a -72kg tournament with some of the best fighters in the world. The biggest shock of them all was that Superbon Banchamek lost in the finals to a very, very game Endy Semeleer. Superbon has been considered by many (including the LiverKick Rankings) to be the top lightweight in the world, especially after defeating Sitthichai in China. Now Semeleer, when given the chance to fight one of the best in the world, has proven himself and captured the crown in a great turn of events. RESULTS Enfusion #58, Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday [read more]

Enfusion Promoter Pursuing Legal Action Against Badr Hari, Claiming They Had An Agreement

The big news coming out of this past weekend was that elusive bad boy of the kickboxing world, Badr Hari, had finally put his name on the dotted line with GLORY kickboxing. For the 33-year-old fighter who has lost years off of the prime of his career by searching for money fights while spending time in and out of the courtrooms and prison cells, this was the most logical decision and the best way to cement his legacy. Kickboxing isn’t exactly a sport that a fighter can jump around from promoter to promoter and make a steady living like boxing [read more]

KING OF KNOCK OUT Finals: Yosuke Morii Crowned KNOCK OUT Lightweight Champion

Sunday in Japan, KNOCK OUT held their KING OF KNOCK OUT Finals to crown a Lightweight Championship. As per usual, there were a lot of knockouts on the show, with its hybrid rules. During the KING OF KNOCK OUT Tournament Finals Yosuke Morii was able to defeat Katsujii via TKO. Hikari Machida (R3 – TKO) Haruaki Otsuki Youta Shigemori (R5 – Dec) Maki Pinsa Yam Issei Ishii (R5 – Dec) Takuya Noto Yosuke Shimizu (R3 – TKO) Pornsanae Sitmonchai Fukashi (R5 – Dec) Masanori Kanehara Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – Draw) Ryo Takahashi Rui Ebata (R5 – Dec) Keisuke Miyamoto KING [read more]

Bellator Kickboxing 8 Results: Schilling Defeats Verlinden, Varga Back on Winning Track

Bellator Kickboxing held their 8th event tonight, piggybacking off of Bellator MMA 190, in Florence, Italy. The card was packed with fan-favorite fighters who mostly did what they went out to do by picking up big wins, with the one anomaly being Kevin Ross losing via split decision to Hamza Imane. Gabriel Varga got back on the winning track with a TKO win over Roberto Gheorghita, after refocusing himself on the sport of kickboxing. Here’s a look at Varga. KO 🇨🇦! @GVargaOfficial #BellatorKB8 pic.twitter.com/Xx5vK7KyW2 — Bellator Kickboxing (@BellatorKB) December 10, 2017 While here’s Joe Schilling vs. Verlinden. .@JoeSchilling187 & @@Filip_Verlinden [read more]

Rico Verhoeven Stops Jamal Ben Saddik in Fifth Round at GLORY: Redemption

The culmination of GLORY’s big, year-end GLORY: Redemption event was a catharsis worth the wait when Rico Verhoeven, who was on his way to what was most likely a decision victory over Jamal Ben Saddik, was able to put away one of the few men with a win over the champion late in the fifth round, sealing off GLORY’s 2017 with a bang. pic.twitter.com/0gS6mgWqtM — Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) December 9, 2017 While Ben Saddik was looking strong early, having Rico hurt in round one, he began to lose steam in round two, with Verhoeven taking over by controlling the pace [read more]

GLORY Announces the Return of Badr Hari at GLORY 51 Rotterdam

In perhaps one of the biggest signings that GLORY has made in years now, GLORY announced today during the GLORY: Redemption broadcast that Badr Hari has signed a multi-fight, long-term contract with GLORY that will bear fruit on March 3rd at GLORY 51 Rotterdam. Hari, last seen at GLORY: Collision last December, has had his share of legal problems and has mulled over retiring from the sport for years now, but with his legal problems seemingly behind him, GLORY was able to lure the biggest free agent in kickboxing to sign and compete in the heavyweight division. While his opponent [read more]