Sitthichai Declares It’s ‘Game Over’ for Marat Grigorian Rivalry

This past weekend in China Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defeated Marat Grigorian for a fourth and what he declares a final time. While the fight was close and there is a subset of fans that felt that Marat was given a raw deal by the judges, for Sitthichai he feels like their feud is over after a fourth victory over Grigorian. It seems difficult to argue at this point, as four fights and four victories for Sitthichai seems like the final nail in the coffin of that feud. In the video below Sitthichai explains that he had to fight carefully because he [read more]

GLORY 57 Results: Sitthichai Defeats Marat Grigorian For a Fourth Time

The GLORY 57 results are in and it proved to be an interesting show for the Chinese market.  GLORY 57 Shenzhen went down today in China, seeing Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship in his fourth and perhaps final meeting with Marat Grigorian, where he was able to defeat Marat for the fourth time. Marat put up a good fight and has grown a lot since their last meeting, but it still wasn’t enough to defeat the renowned top lightweight. GLORY 57 Results GLORY Lightweight Championship: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong (R5 – Split Decision) Marat Grigorian Cedric de Keirsmaeker (R3 – [read more]

GLORY 57 Shenzhen Weigh-in Results and Video

GLORY 57 Shenzhen goes down tomorrow, as Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong will look to defend his GLORY Lightweight Championship against Marat Grigorian in their fourth meeting, this time on Chinese soil. Also featured will be a number of superfights, an 8-man lightweight tournament and a whole lot more. The five-fight GLORY 57 Shenzhen card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 8:30 a.m. ET / 5:30 a.m. PT. The five-fight GLORY 57 SuperFight Series card will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 6 a.m. ET / 3 a.m. PT. The GLORY 57 prelims will stream live tomorrow on the GLORY YouTube channel, as [read more]

ONE Championship 2019 Event Schedule Announced at Tokyo Press Conference

In a press conference in Japan yesterday, ONE Championship announced their 2019 line-up, chock full of events. How many events, exactly? The ONE Championship 2019 season is looking to have at least 24 shows, with that many released yesterday. If you’ve been following ONE Championship this year it’ll make sense, as they’ve been putting on a lot of events thus far, which seems like a tall task but their roster and scope has expanded dramatically. While the main focus of the presser was on upcoming MMA fights, the ONE Super Series kickboxing and muay thai realms were definitely represented as [read more]

Rico Verhoeven vs. Guto Inocente Headlines GLORY 59 Amsterdam

GLORY’s most ambitious Dutch show to date could quietly be GLORY 59 Amsterdam on September 29th, which takes place in the heart of Amsterdam at the Johann Cruijff Arena (formerly the Amsterdam ArenA) with another show headlined by the pairing of Rico Verhoeven and Robin van Roosmalen. The main event has been announced as Rico Verhoeven will square off against contender Guto Inocente. It is, if anything, a fresh match up for the King of Kickboxing, in a world where the top contenders have all essentially been foes from his recent and distant past. Robin van Roosmalen will square off [read more]

GLORY 58 Chicago Adds Alex Pereira vs. Simon Marcus

GLORY 58 Chicago on September 14th has added a blockbuster main event to the show, as Simon Marcus will get another crack at the GLORY Middleweight Championship against Alex Pereira after a recent victory over Jason Wilnis. This is in addition to Adegbuyi vs. Jahfarr Wilnis and other announced bouts. The two men last met in October of last year when Pereira won the championship against Marcus in a five-round war. Since then Pereira has defeated Yousri Belgaroui twice to defend the championship. GLORY 58 Chicago Middleweight Title Headline Bout: Alex Pereira (c) vs. Simon Marcus Heavyweight Bout: Benjamin Adegbuyi vs. Jahfarr [read more]

Kunlun Fight 76 Fight Card: Superbon vs. Nayanesh Ayman on Sept. 9

Kunlun Fight 76 goes down on September 9th with the much-anticipated Superbon Banchamek vs. Nayanesh Ayman fight from the Kunlun Fight 70kg World Championship Tournament go down. Superbon was forced to pull out of KLF 75 and, instead, Nayanesh fought in a super fight to keep himself warmed up. This time we’ll finally get to see what the final 8 of their huge 70kg tournament looks like after this fight is through. In addition, Kunlun will be holding the KLF 60kg Mulan Legend tournament quarterfinals featuring Anissa Haddoui vs. Shi Lijang, Vinnikova Svetlana vs. Zhu Mengjia, Block Nili vs. Li [read more]

Lion Fight Talent Appearing on Siam Warriors on October 13th

American muay thai promotion Lion Fight continues to search for new ways to promote muay thai and their brand outside of just running their own shows in the United States. Coming up on October 13th is Siam Warriors in Cork, Ireland, alongside the ISKA and Muay Thai Grand Prix. The main event of this show will be a Lion Fight/Siam Warriors super fight between Wayne Cambridge and Lion Fight star Eddie Abasolo. [source] Lion Fight Superfight/ Siam Warriors Cork Wayne Cambridge  V  Eddie Abasolo LIONFIGHT BANTAM WORLD TITLE A CLASS Ryan Sheehan V Thepnimit Sitmonchai LIONFIGHT SUPERFIGHT LIGHTWELTER Seán Clancy [read more]

GLORY 58 Chicago to Highlight Welterweights

The Summer of GLORY continues into the dog days when GLORY heads to Chicago for GLORY 58 on Friday, September 14th. The show will be heavily focusing on the welterweight division, with the card thus far featuring five out of eight of the the announced fights happening within the welterweight division. On the SuperFight Series we get our first taste with a welterweight tournament featuring Casey Greene vs. Troy Jones and Mike Lemaire vs. Omar Moreno. Then, featured on the main card, will be Alan Scheinson vs. Malik Watson-Smith as well as hometown hero Ricahrd Abraham against Omari Boyd. The [read more]