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GLORY Completes GLORY 47 Lyon Fight Card

As we pointed out in the latest edition of the LiverKick Podcast, there were a few glaring omissions on the GLORY 47 fight card with just two weeks left, which thankfully GLORY has released the final few fights to fill in those blanks for us. The GLORY 47 card is shaping up with Vakhitov defending the Light Heavyweight belt against Ariel Machado, Cedric Doumbe vs. Yohan Lidon, then the featherweight tournament featuring Azize Hliali vs. Abdella Ezbiri and Fabio Pinca vs. Anvar Boynazarov. The SuperFight Series is now completely with a French headliner between Florent Kaouachi vs. Abdarhmane Coulibaly, Dylan [read more]

Giorgio Petrosyan Scores 100th Career Victory Over Chris Ngimbi

This past weekend at a Giorgio Petrosyan-promoted event, Petrosyanmania, Giorgio Petrosyan scored his 100th professional career win over former It’s Showtime Lightweight Champion Chris Ngimbi. Ngimbi had initially announced his shocking retirement in 2012, only to rescind on that where he’s continued to compete on the fringes of the top of the 70kg heap. Needless to say, Giorgio Petrosyan was perhaps too strong of a challenge for him at this point, although he put forth a valiant effort. The match, which was a rematch from 2008 where Petrosyan defeated Ngimbi, saw Petrosyan once again have his hand raised.

Yokkao 27 and 28 Results: Harrison and Watson Prove UK Domination With Twin Stoppages

Sunday in Bolton, UK, Yokkao returned with another blockbuster doubleheader that has had the UK fight scene buzzing yet again. This time it was for Yokkao 27 and 28, featuring two huge world title fights featuring UK stars Jordan Watson and Liam Harrison. In the Yokkao 27 main event Harrison stopped German challenger Kevin Burmester in the second round via TKO to retain his -65kg championship. In the main event of the Yokkao 28 portion Jordan Watson retaining his -70kg championship against Thailand and Yokkao Fight Team’s own Pongsiri PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym via a knockout. ** YOKKAO 28 Results ** YOKKAO World [read more]

LiverKick Podcast October 16, 2017: GLORY 45 and 46 Extravaganza

With GLORY pumping out big events in rapid-succession we decided to hold off on covering GLORY 45 via podcast until GLORY 46 happened to give everyone a one-two-punch. Plus Jay may have been sick and without much of a voice for a week. Maybe. Anyway, a lot has been going on in the world of kickboxing, from Sitthichai’s WLF tournament win to challenge Yi Long, a new Enfusion Heavyweight Champion and of course the two big GLORY events. That left us with a lot to talk about, although we tried to not go on too long. Because while I’m sure [read more]

Weigh-In Results For Yokkao 27 & 28

Tomorrow at Macron Stadium in Bolton, Yokkao returns to the UK with yet another huge event. The UK fans have been spoiled with the high-quality events that Yokkao has been providing them with and this one is shaping up to be no different. They held the weigh-ins today, which went by without a hitch. For those of us outside of the UK, check out Yokkao’s shop for their world-famous muay thai gear (use the discount code “LiverKick” for 30% off) and follow all of the updates on their Facebook page, which usually gets all of the photos, videos and news [read more]

GLORY 46 Results: Verhoeven Destroys Bigfoot, Pereira Bests Marcus

GLORY’s Chinese debut with GLORY 46 has came and went now, with their first big GLORY China event in the books that saw a lot of questions answered and a lot more new questions arise. On the SuperFight Series fans were treated to a host of fights, which have been archived — for free — via YouTube by UFC Fight Pass, including Pascal Schroth winning a tight split decision over Qinghao Meng, Petchpanomrung edging out Lei Xie, Jia Liu and Zaza Sor. Aree going to a no contest via an unintentional elbow that opened up a nasty cut. Alan Scheinson [read more]

WATCH: GLORY 46 and GLORY 46 SuperFight Series Weigh-Ins

On Saturday GLORY makes its mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, featuring a blockbuster card on both the SuperFight Series and GLORY 46 events featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of the SuperFight Series and GLORY Middlweight Champion Simon Marcus looking to defend against game challenger Alex Pereira. The SuperFight Series starts at 6am eastern time on UFC Fight Pass while GLORY 46 airs at 9am eastern on ESPN3.   GLORY 46 CHINA WEIGH-IN RESULTS Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Simon Marcus (185.6 lb / 84.2 kg) vs. Alex Pereira (186.1 lb / 84.4 kg) [read more]

Fight Cards for Yokkao 27 and Yokkao 28

On Sunday, October 15th, Yokkao returns to the UK with their brand of top-level muay thai that has been driving fans in the UK nuts with another double-header in Yokkao 27 and 28. Each card has its own stacked card, making a 12-fight overall card featuring some of the best from the UK, Thailand and more. Yokkao 27 is headlined by Yokkao -65kg World Champion Liam Harrison taking on Kevin Burnmaster, while Yokkao 28 sees Yokkao -70kg World Champion Jordan Watson against Pongsiri PKSaenchaiMuayThaiGym. ** Supershowdown presents YOKKAO 28 ** YOKKAO World Title -70kg YOKKAO World Champion vs YOKKAO Fight [read more]

GLORY’s Scott Rudmann Talks GLORY 46 and Building GLORY China

When analyzing the modern sport of kickboxing it is virtually impossible to do so without considering the impact that China has been able to make in a rather short period of time. China went from the closed off home of Wushu and Sanda to one of the epicenters for the sports of kickboxing and MMA almost overnight. For western fight organizations China is the last frontier for them; the lone holdout and a burgeoning market, brimming with potential to be the largest market in the world for the sport. The problem is that most western companies have failed in moving [read more]

Go Inside GLORY 46 China’s Fight Week Featuring Rico, Bigfoot and More

We’re just a few days away from GLORY’s mainland China debut with GLORY 46 China, which features a Chinese-heavy card that is set to not only make Chinese fans happy, but wow fans across the world by showcasing these new stars from China. Of course, western fans are hung up on the one big fight being showcased on the GLORY SuperFight Series: Rico Verhoeven vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Bigfoot Silva is known for his massive wins over guys like Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski, Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem within the MMA cage, but when it comes to kickboxing he’ll be [read more]