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Liam Harrison vs. Singdam Kiatmoo9 Scheduled for Yokkao 15

  • Published in Muay Thai

If you've been following muay thai and kickboxing for a while you definitely know the name Liam Harrison. Harrison, based out of the UK, has been one of the best non-Thai fighters to compete in the muay thai ring over the past few years and has built up quite a name for himself. Over that span of time he has fought a whopping 99 times and his 100th fight will not only be a big deal, it'll be a huge deal. At Yokkao 15 on October 10th he will face multiple-time Lumpinee champion Singdam Kiatmoo9.

Singdam is revered as one of the top fighters in the world at 135lbs, trading wins with the best fighters in the world over the past few years at Lumpinee Stadium, the mecca for muay thai. This headlining bout will be joining the other headlining bout from Yokkao 14 on the same night between Greg Wootton and Saenchai in what should be another crazy double header of a night for the fans in the UK.

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Watch Murat Direcki vs. Chris Ngimbi From It's Showtime!! 44

  • Published in Video

Kickboxing is like MMA in a way, where there are results that are disputed by fans when it comes to close fights. This past weekend's It's Showtime!! event flew under the radar due to falling on the same weekend as the K-1 World Grand Prix, but that doesn't mean that it did not have its share of exciting action. It's Showtime's 70kgs championship was on the line as Murat Direcki defending the title against Chris Ngimbi in the main event. It was a close bout, seeing Ngimbi pulling out the decision victory, but many fans, as well as the announce team, feel that Direcki deserved the nod. Who do you feel won the bout? Direcki is in the blue trunks, Ngimbi in the white.

 

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Check Out Can't Stop Crazy's Family Business Vol. 1

  • Published in Kickboxing

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Can't Stop Crazy isn't really a fight team, exactly, just like it isn't just a way of mind. Can't Stop Crazy is sort of a collective within the West Coast Muay Thai scene that features some of the best muay thai fighters in the country who are just friends with each other and look to help each other out. So when they all converged upon one location to help prepare for fights something cool happens, which was captured on video by Jeff Dojillo, and we will be happy to share with you on here.

Kevin Ross is preparing for a fight in Lion Fight come the end of September and Joe Schilling is preparing for the GLORY 10 Los Angeles Middleweight tournament, so both men will have their hands full come the end of September. Check out this video below.

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Daniel Ghita Rumored for Participating in K-1 World Grand Prix Final 16

  • Published in K-1

GhitaSo far a lot of the attention for K-1 has been focused with a laser-sharp precision on the K-1 Rising US GP in Los Angeles event, and of course with good reason, as it is the next event that K-1 is holding. The event, while getting a good deal of press and groaning from hardcore fans, is the US GP, though, a qualifier for the World Grand Prix and for the World MAX tournament for US fighters. For the actual K-1 World Grand Prix there has been little news outside of a date of October 14th in Tokyo outside of Cro Cop looking to participate in the Final 16.

Now it looks like one fighter who has been a hot topic of late, Daniel Ghita, has finally landed on one side for now, and that appears to be K-1. Daniel Ghita was one of the key fighters for either side to land, and as of last week when we spoke with Anil Dubar, Ghita's trainer, it seemed like a frustrating situation for all involved. They were not sure which contract was valid and who he would fight for, and it felt like Ghita, one of the best Heavyweights in the world, was being used as a pawn in a powerplay to gain headway in the Kickboxing world. Now today reports close to Ghita's camp are coming out that Daniel Ghita will fight in the Final 16 and the Final 8 before he most likely departs to fight for GLORY and test his skills in that tournament.

Ghita has always been quoted wanting to be the K-1 World Grand Prix Champion, and to many it feels like no matter who they get, K-1 will not be able to find a real challenge for him, especially with Badr Hari sitting in a Dutch prison.

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Take On Battle at Bally’s 3 Results and Recap

  • Published in Americas

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Take On Productions returned for a third time to Atlantic City, giving Muay Thai fighters and fans from all over a little taste of what it means to be “Jersey Strong” by bringing the fights back to Bally’s Hotel & Casino.  Highlights included several full-rules amateur bouts, particularly the first woman’s fight of the night, Jess Ng of Sitan Gym versus Kit Fung of Queens MMA.  After a full-rules, five round battle, Ng was the victor by Unanimous Decision, giving her her tenth consecutive win.  Dubious judging marred an otherwise great showing in the main event which featured Omar Estevez of Sitan Gym versus a very cocky Christopher Williams of  Pound 4 Pound MMA.  After some flagrant showboating in the first round, Williams fought a close fight with Estevez, and took a controversial win by Unanimous Decision, which was met with loud booing from the crowd.

Take On Muay Thai XXII

Ricardo Mixco (Crazy 88 Maryland) def Chris Berrocal (Impact Muay Thai) via UD

Nick Grant (The Wat) def Christian O’Bannon (Sitan Gym PA) via Split Decision

Vinnie Landolfo (Impact Muay Thai) def Dan Walls (Choice Martial Arts NJ) via Split Decision

Carl Gaeta (5 Points Muay Thai) def Matt Bonaventure (Pinpoint Muay Thai) via UD

Gerson Ochoa (Daddis Fight Camp) def Joe Laterra (Impact Muay Thai) via TKO RD 3

Jess Ng (Sitan Gym NY) def Kit Fung (Queens MMA) via UD

Keeman Diop (Crazy 88 Maryland) def Boya Gao (Cool Hearts Muay Thai) via TKO RD 1

Pete Bouton (Impact Muay Thai) def Derrick Garlington (BC MMA) via UD

Nicole Scimeme (Pride Fitness & MMA NY) def Bridget Mceleice (Daddis Fight Camp) via UD

Paul Banasiak (Thornton Muay Thai CT) def Jose Araujo (The Wat) via Split Decision

Georgui Smaguin (Pride Fitness & MMA NY) def Brian Hansen (5 Points Muay Thai) via UD

Christopher Williams (Pound 4 Pound MMA Canada) def Omar Estevez (Sitan Gym NY) via UD

Full event can be watched here:

https://www.gfl.tv/Events/Fight/MuayThai/Battle_at_Ballys_3__Takeon_Productions/2010

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Glory Moving Forward After GLORY 9 New York

  • Published in Glory

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If there is one reason why I will never leave the kickboxing sport, it is because the product rarely fails to deliver. This was accomplished once again in New York, as the best kickboxing promotion in the world made its way to the States for the first time. Glory 9 featured a 8-man Light Heavyweight tournament, bringing in a lot of the best 209 pound (95kgs) kick boxers from around the world. They also filled the super fights with top ten heavyweight competitors and a chance to look at several of the Road to Glory products on the biggest stage. The main Glory card used a representative from each US Road to Glory tournament, with the exception of the recent Super Heavyweight tournament done a week earlier.

As I mentioned in the opener, and despite the black eye left by the Ref decision in the last bout of the night, the product delivered. A fighter announced himself to the world, as Wayne Barrett, 1-0 into his pro career, took out middleweight Road to Glory winner Mike Lemaire. Wayne introduced an awkward style and exceptional athleticism, making himself one to watch moving forward. We got confirmation; Joseph Valtellini performing as advertised with his dominate low kick win, Rico Verhoeven overcoming a mental lapse to out-kickbox Errol Zimmerman, and Danya Illunga showing why he was so hittable, yet incredible in his run to the top of 95kgs. The stars performed, Daniel Ghita delivering a multi shot combo KO, just a few months removed from being on the other end of one. His win showed the crowd just what an elite top 3 fighter in the heavyweight class looks like. Finally, they had their moment, as tournament favorite and kickboxing super star Tyrone Spong was dropped ten second into the bout as a right hand caught him while he was firing an inside low kick. After seeing several "WTF" tweets dominate my twitter wall, Spong got up, measured with his left while loading up his right hand, then sent a bomb that dropped opponent Michael Dutt. Adding to the legend of the moment, Dutt got up, beating the count, but then feeling the concussion roll over him, returned to the mat. You couldn't have scripted a better opening moment.

So night complete, how does Glory move forward? As the event ended, a flood of ideas went through my head. Most of those thoughts were about the bad stoppage at the end of the final bought, but the other ones were solid to the subject of moving forward.

 

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Kunlun Books Sitthichai vs. Yodsanklai for December

  • Published in Kickboxing

Fans of Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong know that not only has Sitthichai been competing in the GLORY ring, but he's also been competing in China's premier kickboxing league in Kunlun. Under the Kunlun banner Sitthichai has wins over both Murthel Groenhart and Andy Souwer. While his last fight may have been disappointing against Robin van Roosmalen, his next fight is nothing short of a dream match for fans of kickboxing and muay thai.

That fight is against Yodsanklai Fairtex. 

While the big fight that everyone has wanted may be Buakaw Banchamek vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex, Buakaw's management and those in control of his career seem to be doing everything in their power to ensure that fight won't happen. At this point that is just a reality that fans will have to face. But Yodsanklai vs. Sitthichai? That's a big fight and one that fans should be over-the-moon about. 

Here's what the entire card looks like this far, from Kiksie.

Tournament Semifinal #1 - 80kg

Artur Kyshenko (Ukraine) vs. Dmitry Valent (Belarus)

Tournament Semifinal #2 - 80kg

Bai Jinbin (China) vs. Arthit Hanchana (Thailand)

Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #1 – 70kg

Kong Lingfeng (China) vs. Victor Nagbe (Australia)

Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #2 – 70kg

Zhang Chunyu (China) vs. Superbon Banchamek (Thailand)

Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #3 – 70kg

Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (Thailand) vs. Yodsanklai Fairtex (Thailand)

Middleweight World Championship Tournament Quarterfinal #4 – 70kg

Davit Kiria (Georgia) vs. Enriko Gogokhia (Ukraine)

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SuperKombat WGP IV Results: Ionut Iftimoaie Retires In Front Of Record-Breaking Crowd

  • Published in Europe

SuperKombat held their WGP IV event in Comanesti, Romania on Saturday evening in a night that will go down in the history books for the promotion. Ionut Iftimoaie picked up a decision victory over Jorge Loren after being plagued by injuries throughout his career, picking up the SuperKombat Super Cruiserweight Championship as well as the WKN Championship, then announced his retirement in front of a huge crowd in Romania.

The crowd was 34,000 people, setting a record for European kickboxing events. The previous record was held by K-1 in 2007 for an event in Amsterdam that drew 25,000.

World Grand Prix (21:00 CET)

6. World title - Super Cruiserweight division (-95 kg)

Ionuț Iftimoaie (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Jorge Loren (Spain)

5. Super Fight - Light weight division (-65 kg)

Cristi Spetcu (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Mo Abdourahman (South Africa)

4. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight division (-81 kg)

Bogdan Năstase (Romania) (R2 - Technical Decision) Dani Traore (Germany) 

3. Super Fight - Cruiser weight division (-95 kg)

Lucian Danilencu (Romania) (R3 - Decision) Vlad Grigore (Romania) 

2. Super Fight – Cruiser weight division (-95 kg)

Antonio Plazibat (Croatia) (R3 - Decision) Dănuţ Hurduc (Romania)

1. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight Plus division (-86 kg)

Badr Traore (Germany) (R3 - Decision) Daniel Alexandru (Romania)

 

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Qabala Fight Series #1 Full card Announced

  • Published in Kickboxing

The first Qabala Fight Series event on June 29th in Azerbaijan have announced their full fight card including super fights between Glory ranked fighters and an 8 man Lightweight tournament.

These fights will help the Glory fighters climb the ranks on the Glory ladder, and for all the fighters who have not fought in Glory yet, this is a great chance to impress and secure a place in the #1 kickboxing organization in the world.

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Peter Aerts Wants To Fight

  • Published in K-1

We haven't heard much from Peter Aerts since the 2010 K-1 World Grand Prix but that's not to say he hasn't been busy.

In this interview with FightStar TV, Peter talks about helping Andy Souwer open his new gym, Peter's own gym that is set to open next month, and the tragedy in Japan.

What I really found interesting is Mr. K-1's willingness to fight elsewhere in the world if K-1 won't be conducting their own shows. He is still clearly wanting to fight and has the passion to continue. As we saw in the semifinals of the WGP, Peter still has what it takes to compete at a high level.

Aerts also expresses his interest in fighting in Holland as it's been awhile since he's done so. According to WikiKick, Aerts last fought in Holland with a winning effort against Bob Sapp at the K-1 2007 Amsterdam WGP.

Can we say Peter Aerts fighting in Holland for It's Showtime in 2011? I'd love to see it!

Enjoy the video. It's always good to hear the booming voice of the Dutch Lumberjack, a true legend.


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