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Jerome Le Banner, Arnold Oborotov and Stefan Leko in Action in France Next Month

JLB

Kickboxing news in the summer is always kind of at a lull. In the past we'd usually see a K-1 MAX show and maybe an It's Showtime event, but it looks like Glory 9 was the last big show for a while before things go back into full swing in September with K-1 putting on the K-1 World MAX Final 16 and GLORY 10 LA going down.

With that being said, Kickboxing never truly sleeps in Europe. On August 4th in France there will be a pretty cool card going down featuring Jerome Le Banner, Arnold Oborotov and Stefan Leko at Fight Night Saint-Tropez.

Fight Night Saint Tropez

Main event
+100 kg: Jerome Le Banner (Francja) vs James Smith (USA)

WKN World Championship
100 kg: Vladimir Mineev (Rosja) vs Thiago Beowulf (Brazylia)
95,8 kg: Emmanuel Payet (Francja) vs Arnold Oborotov (Litwa)

Superfight - 4 x 2 min
+100 kg: Stefan Leko (Niemcy) vs Nicolas Wamba (Francja) 
59,6 kg: Helene Loewinski (Szwecja) vs Alena Hola (Czechy)
+100 kg: Thomas Vanneste (Belgia) vs Vladymir Toksyatynov (Rosja/Niemcy)

Extrafight - 3 x 2 min 
92 kg: Antony Rea (Francja) vs Laurent Atriffi (Belgia)
70 kg: Philippe Salmon (Francja) vs Sansong Moua (Francja)
100 kg: Marc Vliger (Francja) vs Cédric Ameline (Francja)

Turniej - 82 kg
Yoann Koangolo (Szwajcaria)
Mourad Hosni (Francja)
Freddy Marius Bructer (Francja)
Eduard Andronache (Francja)

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Ben Edwards vs. Catalin Morosanu on Sept. 7th in Australia

Ben Edwards

Today we got word on a pretty big fight that will be going down in Australia this fall in their Kings of Kombat promotion, between two well-recognized and respected Heavyweights in the world of Kickboxing. Australia's own Ben Edwards is set to face off against SUPERKOMBAT's Romanian sensation Catalin Morosanu. This is set to go down in Melbourne, Australia on September 7th at Kings of Kombat.

We've also gotten word that Steve Moxon will be involved in a 70kg Super Fight on the same card. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in.

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Yuta Kubo and Masaaki Noiri Fight For Third Time at Krush.32

Yuta Kubo and Masaaki Noiri recently met in the finals of the first 65kg eight man tournament in GLORY, at GLORY 8 Tokyo on May 3. Kubo won a decision, in a fight that was plagued by a low blow after Noiri had already suffered on earlier in the event against Liam Harrison. It was the second time the two had fought, with Kubo having won their first encounter back in 2011.

Kubo and Noiri will fight for the third time, at Krush.32 on September 1 in Nagoya, Japan. This fight though will take place at the highest weight that the two will have fought each other, at 67kg and Yuta Kubo's 67kg Krush title that he won in January will be on the line. Their first fight was at 63kg, and their second fight, as aforementioned, was at 65kg.

So far the card also has two other fights set. At 70kg, Yoshihiro Sato looks to extend his win streak to four, against Shintaro Matsukura. At 55kg, Shota Takiya takes on Ryuma Tobe.

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Kickboxing Doesn't Need to Be Ashamed of Booking Shows in Casinos

Glory

There have been numerous rumors about the next GLORY event here in the United States, including possibly being in a city in California that doesn’t really lend itself to many sports arenas in the area. The first thing that I thought of was that maybe we’d see a GLORY event at an Indian casino, which is something that we still see for a lot of combat sports events. TaKe-On Productions in New York has built up a decent relationship with a local casino which seems to suit them well right now, and Muay Thai events in California and Las Vegas have long-been associated with casinos.

Most non-UFC MMA events tend to take place at casinos, as well, due to them housing smaller venues than traditional sports arenas, making it easier for a promoter to not lose a lot of money by booking an arena and only being able to fill it beyond half capacity, including free tickets. Even the UFC was taking place in casinos for quite a while, which was in part due to problems with State Athletic Commissions not recognizing the sport or refusing to regulate it.

There should be no shame seen in booking an event in a casino, as for someone like GLORY they might not want to just jump into booking larger arenas right away. Right now seems like a good time to consider it, as online poker went from being illegal to each state having their own unique laws regarding it. The popularity of stuff like WSoP, both online and offline, has made casinos come out of the smokey grey area that they resided in before and into being viewed as just another part of American culture again.

While we still don’t know exactly where GLORY is planning to organize their next event within the United States yet, the bump on Spike TV should absolutely help them to gain more attention, but they shouldn’t rush into a larger arena just assuming that they will be able to fill it up, as a half empty arena, no matter what camera tricks are done, can show through on live TV sometimes.

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