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Category: Kickboxing

GLORY Finalizes GLORY 46 China Card

While the focus of GLORY 46 has been the SuperFight Series main event between Rico Verhoeven and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, but the promotion has shown its due diligence in assembling a card that appeals to Chinese fans, which GLORY China will look to be winning over with this card. The finalization of the card gives us a clearer vision of what to expect, including a professional sanda bout between Hongxing Kong and Yang Sun. The Featherweight tournament should bring some new life into the division while the rest of the card is full of prospects and fighters that GLORY is [read more]

Kickboxing: In Need of Heroes Featuring Bellator Kickboxing’s Joe Schilling, Kevin Ross and Raymond Daniels

Nine years ago I made a conscious decision, one that I’ve second-guessed and celebrated, one that has helped me to become known as an “expert” in a field while feeling simultaneously curious to what would have happened if I had taken a different path. That, in a nutshell, is the sport of kickboxing. There are ups and downs, with the extremes being just that: extremes. Nine years ago, after almost fifteen years of consuming everything that I could in the realm of martial arts, from pro wrestling to early MMA to kickboxing and muay thai, I made the decision that [read more]

K-1 World Grand Prix Japan -67.5kg Grand Prix Results: Yuta Kubo Victorious

K-1 Japan held their -67.5kg Grand Prix this morning in Japan in an event that saw a tournament that had its ups and downs, with early favorite Yuta Kubo taking the tournament after the other favorite, Melsik Baghdasarya, was forced out of the semifinals after suffering an injury earlier on in the night. Takeru defended his K-1 Featherweight Championship in the featured fight of the evening against Junguang Wang via decision. Taichi Furuta def NORI DEC (Majority, 30-29,29-29,30-29) Jin Harayama def Toshiki Watanabe KO 1R (Punch) K-1 College -55kg GP Final Nomura Yu Def Kanatsuka DEC (Unanimous 29-28,30-29,30-28) K-1 College -60kg [read more]

Results for W5 Legends Collide in Koper

W5 Kickboxing heads to Slovenia today with W5 Legends Collide in Koper, headlined by Dzevad Poturak against Miran Fabjan. You can follow all of the action live via their iPPV coverage, located here. The PPV costs about $10.15USD when all is said and done and W5 runs a pretty high quality stream, you can also check it out on Fite TV. As of 2:15 eastern time we’re still in the prelims, with the main card looking to start at about 3pm or so. Main Card Enver Sljivar (R3 – Dec) Igor Mihaljević Andrej Kedves (R3 – Split Dec) Orfan Sananzade [read more]

Weigh-In Results for W5 Legends Collide

Tomorrow, live from Koper in Slovenia, W5 Kickboxing presents W5 Legends Collide. The event will air live on W5kick.tv and features an action-packed card. The weigh-ins went down today and we have the results below as well as the video that was streamed live via their Facebook. Check out the full card here. Main Card: Fight 08 Igor Mihaljevic (104.8kg) vs. Enver Sljivar (99.3kg) Fight 09 Orfan Sananzade (64.8kg) vs. Andrej Kedves (64.3kg) Fight 10 Danilo Coda (94.9kg) vs. Jasmin Becirovic (93.2kg) Fight 11 Fahir Batjari (80.2kg) vs. Darryl Sichtman (80.0kg) Fight 12 Denis Marjanovic (85.3kg) vs. Franci Garjs (84.6kg) [read more]

Nieky Holzken Withdraws From GLORY 45 Co-Main Event

There she goes, my beautiful world. Just as quickly as we learned that Nieky Holzken would be fighting Alim Nabiyev, we learn that Nieky Holzken suffered an injury and has been forced to drop out of GLORY 45. This serves as not just a blow to the main card, but also a blow to the event as a whole, considering Holzken serves as a big draw, bussing in friends and family to cheer for him. Hesdy Gerges vs. Mladen Brestovac moves up from the SuperFight Series main event to the co-main for GLORY 45, leaving Wilnis vs. Belgaroui as the [read more]

Lion Fight Heading to London for MTGP Co-Promoted Lion Fight 39

On Saturday, November 18th Lion Fight Promotions heads to the UK to team up with Muay Thai Grand Prix for MTGP Presents Lion Fight 39. The co-promoted event will see Lion Fight head overseas to give international Lion Fight fans the fights that they’ve been hungry for. The event is set to go down in the historic O2 Arena in London and will be an all-hands-on-deck situation for both promotions to bring their A-games. Thus far two fights have been announced, both title fights that include some fan-favorites. Chip “The Surgeon” Moraza-Pollard vs. Jordan Smith – Lion Fight cruiserweight title [read more]

Fight Card for Serbia’s Newest Promotion, Collision Fighting League on Sept. 30th

Serbian promotion Collision Fighting League (CFL) has plans to bring the excitement of K-1 kickboxing and mixed martial arts (MMA) to the passionate Serbian fans, while introducing fans to battle-tested veterans fighters from Serbia as well as promising prospects. On September 30th CFL will run its first event, headlined by dual main events; one in MMA, the other in K-1 rules. MMA: Darko Stosic vs. Tomasz Czerwinski Rade Opacic vs. Dimitris Vakakis MMA: Vaso Bakocevic vs. Tonci Perusko Bojan Gajic vs. Ziya Bayramov Zoran Grozdanic vs. Michal Helbich Dusan Dzakic vs. Benchohra Sofiane Marina Spasic vs. Donatella Panu CFL will [read more]

Enfusion Consolidates Brands Into One Simple Name: Enfusion

For five years now, Enfusion has been bringing to the world its own brands of interesting events. Most of us in the kickboxing world have forgone their extraneous branding of Enfusion Live for their proper events, Enfusion Kickboxing Talents for their undercards, Enfusion Rookies for their up-and-comers and Enfusion Reality for their reality television series. Most of us just call everything “Enfusion” and let the rest be sorted out afterwards. As the promotion continues to run more and more events, acquiring bigger and better names in the world of kickboxing and hosting events in new and exciting venues, they’ve decided [read more]

GLORY 47 Lyon Sees the Return of Artem Vakhitov

If you know Jay and I here at LiverKick, you know that we want things to make sense in GLORY’s title pictures. A part of that is making good on the promises of Contender Tournaments. One of the big ones was Ariel Machado. The young, up-and-comer had proven himself ready for a title shot against one of the world’s best in Artem Vakhitov, but he had to wait. Vakhitov was out with an injury and we yet again have an Interim Champion, but Ariel Machado gets his time in the sun now at GLORY 47 Lyon against Artem Vakhitov on [read more]