LiverKick

Switch to desktop Register Login

LiverKick - LiverKick

LEGEND Fighting's Second Event Scheduled for November Featuring Cro Cop vs. Aleks Emelianenko

Cro Cop/Aleks

The first LEGEND Fighting event was a bit of a mixed bag, but a success in many regards as it featured a solid 72kg Kickboxing tournament on top of the now infamous battle between Badr Hari and Zabit Samedov, where Samedov was able to do the impossible and toppled Badr Hari. It also appealed with the freakshow factor by putting Aleksander Elemianenko up against Bob Sapp, with the local hero making short work of the sham of a fighter known as Bob Sapp.

The second LEGEND Fighting event is scheduled for November now and is set to feature the rematch that is almost ten years in the making between Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic against Aleksander Emelianenko in Russia. This will be contested under MMA rules, where Emelianenko is more comfortable and where Cro Cop has not ventured since his release from the UFC in October, 2011, save for the IGF New Year's Even event against professional wrestler/former sumo Wakakirin Shinichi.

Here's hoping that they once again feature some bigger Kickboxing bouts on this card as well, as the last event turned out to be quite entertaining.

Read more...

Final Fight 07: Poturak to Face Leko in Retirement Bout

Poturak

A few days ago Dzevad Poturak announced that he would be retiring come this September at Final Fight 07 in Sarajevo, although there was no opponent chosen yet. That has changed today as we find out that Poturak's final opponent will be Stefan "Blitz" Leko. This is an interesting fight for both men as Poturak has undoubtedly had better results over the past few years, while Leko has fallen upon hard times, having a hot and cold career since 2005 or so.

This makes Leko a perfect last opponent for Poturak, as a win over Leko will help to put a good bookend on his career, but a loss to Leko will not be seen as any sort of disgrace, either, as Leko still shows flashes of brilliance when he is motivated.

Read more...

Dzevad Poturak Announces Retirement

Poturak

Bosnian Heavyweight Kickboxer Dzevad Poturak has released a statement today announcing his retirement from the sport of Kickboxing at the age of 35. Poturak, who has competed in K-1, It's Showtime, SuperKombat and most recently Final Fight, will fight one last time at Final Fight 07, which is scheduled for September. Poturak's record currently stands at 50-22-1-1, with notable wins over Sergei Laschenko, Wendel Roche and Daniel Ghita under his belt.

Poturak had a strong showing at the K-1 World Grand Prix in March where he defeated Laschenko in a reserve bout and was called to fill in for an injured Badr Hari. Poturak was actually injured himself at the time, but opted to head to the ring and fight, putting forth a valiant effort against Ismael Londt. His most recent bout was at Final Fight 06 where he lost to Igor Jurkovic.

His retirement bout is slated for September 6th in Sarajevo under the Final Fight banner. Everyone here at LiverKick wishes Poturak well in his retirement.

Read more...

Copyright 2010 - 2014 LiverKick.com. All Rights Reserved.

Top Desktop version