|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)|
Funny how time tends to get away with us, especially during the holiday season, huh? This weekend is a huge weekend...Read more
MAX Muay Thai held their last big event on August 10th in China, where newly-signed K-1 fighter Buakaw Banchamek made his return to the ring in actual competition. MAX Muay Thai has picked up the mantle of Thai Fight by having Thailand vs. the World as a running theme and this show was no different, with the Thai fighters facing off against some formidable competition from far away lands. Of course, these fights were a bit more competitive, but the Thai fighters were able to walk away victorious in the end.
Fans might have wanted more fireworks or finishes, but these were some solid fights. You have to remember that Buakaw hasn't fought a real fight in a while now, consider this a tune-up fight.
67kg Tournament: Saketdao (R3 - Dec.) Liam Harrison
Kem Sitsongpeenong (R3 - KO) Maiki Karatanasis
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (R3 - Dec.) Jordan Watson
Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Dec.) Dong WenFei
Slamm held their last big event, Slamm!! Soema Na Basi IV yesterday in Suriname which featured a few fights of note, with the biggest being the main event between Slamm's Ismael Londt and Romania's Benjamin Adegbuyi. Adegbuyi has really burst onto the scene over the last few years, fighting some really legitimate competition and holding his own. This fight was no different, as this was arguably one of the biggest fights of his young career. Adegbuyi was the aggressor throughout the fight, landing a hard shot in the first round that had Londt reeling but the referee didn't count as a down. The third round was the real deciding factor, as a left hook sent Londt crashing to the canvas, proving to be the biggest shot of the fight. Londt fought hard, though, and was able to get up, but not able to score any significant blows before the fight ended.
The big win for Adegbuyi helps to propel his career even further now, with a win over a top ten Heavyweight. Here are more results from the event, courtesy of the MixFight forums.
1. A +95 kg 3x3 Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (Suriname) vs Benny Adegbuyi (Roemenië) WOP
2. MMA Pro 75 kg Victor “Tigri” Kuku (Angola) WOP vs Djamil Chan (China/Suriname)
3. A 70 kg 3x3 Cedric Manhoef (Suriname) WOP vs Mika Tahitu (Molukken)
4. A 82,5 kg 3x3 Darryl Sichtman (Suriname) WOP vs Fernando Groenhart (Nederland)
5. A 95 Kg 3x3 Dangelo Marshall (Suriname) WOP vs Nedd Evan (Aruba)
6. C 78 Kg 3x3 Valentino Brunswijk (Suriname) vs Marciano Bhoegwandas (Suriname) WOP
This announcement seems to coincide with the signing of Buakaw Banchamek by K-1 and serves more as a "see, we have some big stars" than an actual signing, as Andy Souwer was originally announced for the event. Andy Souwer was originally announced for the September 14th event in Mallorca, Spain, but then again, so was Mike Zambidis, whom we've heard might not be participating in the event after all.
That being said, the idea of Andy Souwer and Buakaw Banchamek stepping into the ring again is an awesome selling point for K-1's upcoming World MAX Final 16 and World MAX tournament as a whole. We've also heard that there might be some other surprises, but nothing is set in stone yet. The final card should be available within a few weeks now and will be packing a decent amount of star power to go along with talent, which is the important thing here. The addition of Henri Van Opstal is also a good choice as Van Opstal has been tearing up Shoot Boxing of late, even meeting Souwer in the Finals of the 2012 S-Cup.Add a comment
Today is a day that just keeps on giving for Kickboxing fans across the world and looks to do some more as SUPERKOMBAT has announced that their New Heroes series will return to Romania on August 30th in Targoviste, the city best known as the home of Vlad Tepes -- also known as Dracula. This is SUPERKOMBAT's first show back after a bit of a summer break, but they do note that they've already run a staggering ten events this year so far.
The participants announced so far are as follows; Amansio Paraschiv (Local Kombat champion -67 kg and two times WAKO amateur european champion), Cristian Milea (Local Kombat champion -71 kg), Danut Hurduc (Local Kombat champion – 91 kg), Claudiu Badoi (Superkombat challenger), Cristian Ristea, Ciprian Schiopu, Stefan Szomoru, Catalin Sacagiu, Flavius Boiciuc and Daniel Lazar.
SUPERKOMBAT will also kick off their World Grand Prix tournament series starting on September 28th.Add a comment
Today is a breakneck big news day, which we here at LiverKick are very okay with. The fight that we've been hearing for GLORY 11 Chicago for a while now has been Australian superstar Nathan Corbett vs. Tyrone Spong, and yes, it is official! On top of that there will also be the rumored Heavyweight Grand Slam Tournament, featuring Daniel Ghita, Anderson "Braddock" Silva, Rico Verhoeven and Gokhan Saki.
This one night, four man tournament will crown the king of the Heavyweight division (with Semmy Schilt retired) and will bring an incredible night of top level competition to the Chicago area. This will crown the new GLORY Heavyweight Champion and do so on US soil airing live on Spike TV! Stay tuned for more updates on GLORY 11, including the rest of the card.Add a comment