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Category: Kickboxing

KRUSH.79 Results: Masaaki Noiri and Tetsuya Yamato Knockout the Competition

This morning in Japan, K-1 Japan Group presented KRUSH.79, featuring a few of their bigger stars from K-1 Japan as well as other kickboxing stars under their banner. The highlight of the event would have to be Masaaki Noiri scoring a round two knockout win over Diego Freitas. Also in action was Tetsuya Yamato, who also scored a knockout win and KANA. Atsushi Yamato (R1 – KO) Kuroudo Aoshi (R2 – KO) Koki Masafumi Kurasaki (R3 – Dec) Taishi Yamada Kazuma Sone (R1 – KO) Hideaki Hiromi Wajima (R1 – KO) Tanaka Striek Yuki Yuto Shinohara (R1 – KO) Kensei [read more]

KNOCK OUT vol. 4 Results: Nasukawa’s Warpath Continues

In their fifth official event, Japanese kickboxing promotion KNOCK OUT saw another night filled with stoppages, once again living up to their name. The highlight of the event was, fresh off of his 19th birthday, muay thai, kickboxing and MMA superstar Tenshin Nasukawa scoring another stoppage win, this time in round three via TKO due to a cut. Tenshin Nasukawa (R3 – TKO) Wisanlek King of KNOCK OUT Tournament: Katsuji Takahashi (R5 – TKO) Taison Maeguchi Yosuke Morli (R3 – TKO) Gi Hoon Joo Soichiro Miyakoshi (R5 – Dec) Tsukuru Midorikawa Yota Shigemori (R4 – TKO) Hirotoshi Murata Fukashi Mizutani (R4 [read more]

GLORY 46 Guangzhou Announced: Rico Verhoeven vs. Bigfoot Silva

On Saturday, October 14th GLORY makes their way to mainland China with GLORY 36 Guangzhou. The event, which features a solid roster of Chinese fighters, is headlined by a precarious fight that we’ve heard rumored for a few months now in Rico Verhoeven against former UFC and Strikeforce fighter Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. Silva, known for his win over Fedor Emelianenko and his war with Mark Hunt, leaves MMA after a string of knock out losses, but will make his way into the GLORY ring to fight the best heavyweight in the world. This is a non-title bout. That’s the headliner [read more]

GLORY 46 China Card to Be Announced on Friday

After months of discussion about the upcoming debut of GLORY kickboxing in China, we’ll finally have further details on GLORY 46 China on Friday, August 18th when they hold a press conference to formally announce the event and the fight card. On top of that, Rico Verhoeven is scheduled to have his next fight at GLORY 46 and will be at the press conference to announce said fight. All of the details that we’ve gathered in the last few months since this has been rumored are that it will not be a championship fight and that he will not be [read more]

Jorina Baars vs. Anke Van Gestel Set for Bellator Kickboxing 7

The fight card for the upcoming Bellator Kickboxing 7 is starting to come together now as we already know that Kevin Ross is set to square off with Domenico Lomurno for the vacant Featherweight Championship and the main event sees a fight years in the making as Raymond Daniels challenges Karim Ghajji for the Bellator Welterweight Championship. Now, Bellator has announced that muay thai standout and Steven Wright’s #3 pound-for-pound female fighter Jorina Baars will fight his #14 in Anke Van Gestel on the event. Jorina Baars is perhaps best known for her decimation of current UFC Featherweight Champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ [read more]

Lion Fight 38 Card Announced

On September 29th Lion Fight returns with Lion Fight 38, featuring a showdown for the Lion Fight Super Lightweight Title in the main event between former Lumpinee and Channel 7 champion Tong Anucha against up-and-comer Saemapetch Fairtex. Familiar face to muay thai and kickboxing fans Brett Hlavacek takes on Timothy Woods, who is making his debut for Lion Fight in this fight. Also featured on the card will be Jafar Toshev, Steve Walker and Brian Bogue, with their fights to be announced at a later date. UPDATE 8/18: Additional bouts added Tong “Tukkatong” Anucha vs. Saemapetch Fairtex – Lion Fight [read more]

VIDEO: Remember That Catalin Morosanu is a Big Star in Romania

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that someone like Romanian kickboxer Catalin Morosanu is essentially a living legend in his home of Romania. Yet, he is. While kickboxing has had its recent struggles in Asia, Europe and has failed to really catch on in North America, in the Southeastern European nation of Romania it has a huge following. One of the many reasons why is Romanian kickboxing legend Catalin Morosanu. He’s known for his crazy, balls-to-the-wall fighting style, his never-say-die attitude and while he might look like the kind of guy you’d see guarding a drug kingpin in a superhero movie, [read more]

Chris Camozzi Sounds Off on His Signing with GLORY Kickboxing

You’ve probably already heard that 30-year-old, 11-year MMA veteran, Chris Camozzi is making the switch from UFC to GLORY kickboxing. But there is an underlying question that needs to be asked and answered: Will more UFC fighters follow suit and make the switch as well? “I’m not leaving MMA, but I am going to make a little bit of a switch to GLORY kickboxing. I’m pretty excited about that. I’ve always been a huge fan of kickboxing. I’ve been a big fan of GLORY. Anybody that follows me knows that I go to a ton of their shows. So, we [read more]

Fight Card for Kunlun Fight 65 Featuring 70kg and 66kg Final 16s

On August 27th Kunlun Fight will present the next stage in two of their massive tournaments with Kunlun Fight 65. These two tournaments are their 70kg tournament and their 66kg tournament. Their 70kg is obviously the one to watch for most fans, featuring many established names within the division as well as newer, rising stars. Superbon is absolutely the man to beat in this tournament, but will it be Ayman that scores the upset? The finals for each tournament will happen at a card in the future. Card via Kiksie. 70kg Tournament Reserve Fight Abdollah Anizh (Iran) vs. Chu Han [read more]

Kunlun Fight 70kg Tournament’s 16 Competitors

On August 27th Kunlun will push forward with their massive, sixteen-man 70kg tournament and they have released the list of competitors who have made it this far into the tournament. They are as follows. Superbon Banchamek Jomthong Chuwattana Marat Grigorian Davit Kiria Dzianis Zuev Mohamed Mezouari Artem Pashporin Andrei Kulebin Nayanesh Ayman Nikola Cimesa Yohann Drai Li Shiyuan Marouan Toutouh Sergii Kuliaba Feng Xingli Zhang Dezheng These are the final 16 competitors in their huge, super-massive 70kg tournament which should be wrapping up this summer and crowning a new top fighter in the 70kg division.