|Heavyweight (Per 10/13)|
|1.||Semmy Schilt (?)|
|7.||Mirko Cro Cop|
|Light HW (per 10/13)|
|Middleweight (per 11/25)|
|Welterweight (per 10/13)|
|70kg (Per 11/25)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 10/6)|
Word has come down the pipe today that Stefania Picelli of Yokkao has had a successful meeting of Mr. Peter Wetzer of All Combat Sports (http://www.allcombatsports.eu/) which has brought Yokkao products into one of the hearts of the Kickboxing and Muay Thai world that is the BeNeLux region of Europe (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg). This partnership goes well beyond the scope of just having an exclusive, authorized Yokkao dealer within the BeNeLux region, though. There is also talk of more coming from the partnership in the future, with some immediate implications.
What are those immediate implications? Yokkao and All Combat Sports will be looking into building up a team of sponsored fighters from the region. Holland is known to be one of the hotbeds for some of the best gyms and fighters in the world and could possibly be the home of a new Yokkao Fight Team, if things pan out as we've heard. That is exciting news for fighters in the region, who are encouraged to head to http://www.allcombatsports.eu and use the contact form (on the right side of the page) to pass along their information. We know for sure that Stefania and Peter are going to be looking for the best new talents to proudly wear the Yokkao name into battle.
Since it is such a dense region of Europe chock full of talent there are some immediate questions we have, such as; which fighters will Yokkao choose to sponsor first? There are legends like Peter Aerts, Remy Bonjasky, Andy Souwer or even the Bad Boy, Badr Hari based out of Holland, just like there are newer stars like Andy Ristie, Davit Kiria, Henri Van Opstal and more. There is also the question of whether or not we'll see a Yokkao Extreme event in the near future in the area? With a new region opening up like this for Yokkao there seem to be limitless possibilities for them.
For further information check out the new http://www.allcombatsports.eu as well as http://www.yokkao.com, don't forget to follow @YokkaoBoxing or check them out on Facebook, as well as follow Stefania as she treks around the world.Add a comment
If you've paid attention to the Muay Thai world at all over the past year, you almost certainly know the name- Yodwicha Por Boonsit. This young dynamo has taken Muay Thai's best division by storm, virtually clearing house and making a name for himself off some of the most talented Thai fighters in the world. But just how high could Yodwicha go? How good is he really? For my money, Yodwicha is poised to become one of the biggest international superstars Thailand has produced since Buakaw, and here's my top 5 reasons why.
--1. He's Beaten The Best...Repeatedly
Muay Thai isn't a sport where you stay unbeaten for long. Different from other combat sports like MMA, Boxing, or even Kickboxing, where a single loss can devalue your standing in the eyes of an international audience, Thai boxers are accustomed to accruing several losses a year with little to no drop in popularity. This is mainly because the top class of Muay Thai (or the names most foreigners are familiar with) is like an exclusive club that only 5 star quality athletes are allowed into. For our American fans, imagine a pick-up game of basketball played between likes of Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, and Blake Griffin on opposing teams. It wouldn't be too difficult to imagine an 8 game series between the best players in the NBA being split 4-4.
Now imagine that out of those 8 games, one player in particular scored the most points, grabbed the most rebounds, and had the most assists...every single match. This is the equivalent of what Yodwicha Por Boonsit has done in his last eight fights.
With only two losses in nearly 20 bouts, Yodwicha has recently beaten Singdam twice, Petchboonchu twice, Saenchai, Wanchalerm, Kongsak, and Nong-O. If you don't know some or all of those names, trust me, it's like the Hall of Fame list for modern Muay Thai. And while a few of his fights have been won by razor thin margins, no one has been able to figure out or neutralize Yodwicha's imposing clinch.
While a rematch with the lanky Wanchalerm is on the way, most people are already writing it off as another 'W" for Thailand's newest prodigy. And although most would like to see the sensation from Por Boonsit rematch Saenchai, in what would undoubtedly be one of the biggest fights of 2013, the chances of this happening drop with every passing month. Why? Well....Add a comment
While most of the card for GLORY 10 Los Angeles has been floating around the internet for some time now, we finally get the full, finalized card from GLORY this afternoon, from the Main Card to the Undercard. As was originally announced, Sergei Kharitonov vs. Jerome Le Banner is the main event for the card, with there being a four-man Middleweight tournament featuring four of the best in the world. This will be the final event on their CBS Sports Network deal before joining Spike TV. The event goes down on September 28th.
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Jérôme Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov
Robin van Roosmalen vs. Shemsi Beqiri
Wayne Barrett vs. Kengo Shimizu
Joe Schilling vs. Stephen Wakeling
Artem Levin vs. Jason Wilnis
Davit Kiria vs. Murthel Groenhart
Brian Collette vs. Randy Blake
Brice Guidon vs. Jahfarr Wilnis
Andy Ristie vs. Sanny Dahlbeck
Aleksandr Stetcurenko vs. Karapet Karapetyan
Albert Kraus vs. Jordan Watson
Johann Fauveau vs. Hinata
Xavier Vigney vs. Hyunman Myung
Jacob Poss vs. Casey Greene
Jermaine Soto vs. Melisk Baghdasaryan
Ron Cruz vs. Francisco Garcia
Daniel Valdez vs. Brian Del Rosario
Charles Bisset vs. Matt Baker
Badr Hari always seems to be in some sort of trouble, always seems to be making some sort of headline across the world -- usually negative -- but even through all of that, he has some very, very dedicated fans in Morocco who will always love him and look at him as a hero. What better way to prove that than to see Badr work up a huge crowd at a music festival in Morocco? Seriously, get a look at how huge this crowd is and how they really seem into Badr Hari.Add a comment
SUPERKOMBAT have a huge double-header coming up next weekend in Romania, kicking off on the 30th with SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes in Targoviste, followed the next night by SUPERKOMBAT VIP in Bucharest, Romania. We finally have the full card for SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes and there are definitely some worth additions to the card on here, including fights from Bogdan and Andrei Stoica!
Main card SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes Targoviste:
Super-fight – 91 kg
Marsan Yohan (France) vs Bogdan Stoica (Romania)
Super-fight – 95 kg
Zinedine Hameur-Lain (Algeria) vs Andrei Stoica (Romania)
Super-fight -65 kg
Kostas Papedelis (Greece) vs Ionut Atodiresei (Romania)
Super-fight -95 de kg
Kay Bult (Holland) vs Dănuţ Hurduc (Romania)
Super-fight -71 kg
Claudiu Badoi (Romania) vs Cristian Milea (Romania)
Super-fight -85 kg
Ibrahim El Bouni (Marocco) vs Ciprian Schiopu (Romania)
Super-fight -91 kg
Stefan Szomoru (Romania) vs Cristian Ristea (Romania)
Super-fight -81 kg
Daniel Lazar (Romania) vs Flavius Boiciuc (Romania)
Superfight +95 kg
Catalin Sacagiu (Romania) vs Florin Niculae (Romania)