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It's Showtime 56 Live Results + How To Watch

It's Showtime returns today for their second event of the year, this time in Kortrijk, Belgium. The card is headlined by Daniel Ghita vs. Brian Douwes and also features a very interesting It's Showtime 85MAX World Title fight between the champion Sahak Parparyan and challenger Andrew Tate from England.

The event starts at 2:45 PM ET/11:45 AM PT in North America, or 20:45 CET in Europe. You can buy the live stream for 10 Euros at www.showtimefights.com. If you're in Canada, you can watch it live on The Fight Network. I'll be talking about the event on Twitter at @rianscalia.

Cheick Sidibe def. Jason Wilnis by unanimous decision. Great fight.

Sonny Dagraed def. Eric Denis by unanimous decision. One way traffic for Dagraed.

Sergei Lascenko def. Salahdine Kandoussi by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1.

Sahak Parparyan def. Andrew Tate by unanimous decision and retains his It's Showtime 85MAX World Title. Very close fight though, a draw would've been ok.

Rustemi Kreshnik def. Michael Duut by TKO (3 Knockdowns) in Round 1. That's the best Kreshnik has ever looked.

Daniel Ghita def. Brian Douwes by KO (Left Hook) in Round 2. Beautiful counter left hook laid Brian Douwes out.

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Fight Code Minsk Results: Allazov, Bessmertny, Shakuta Win

Fight Code returned yesterday, this time in Minsk, Belarus and a bunch of hometown talent was on hand in both the Dragons 72.5kg tournament and prestige fights.

The Dragons 72.5kg tournament continued with four fights, most notably featuring Fight Code Dragons 2011 winner Yury Bessmertny, who defeated Edvin Erik Kibus by decision. Tatneft 80kg competitor Vitaly Nikiforov made the drop to 72.5kg and defeated Evgeni Telitsa by decision. In two other Dragons tournament fights, Dmitry Baranov defeated Maxim Smirnov by decision and Farhat Ahmedjanov defeated Tadas Jonkus by decision. All four winners move on to the Final 16 round that already includes Mustapha Haida and Enriko Gogokhia.

In prestige fights, Chingiz Allazov and Dmitry Shakuta both fought. Allazov is a rising star and Shakuta has been around for a long time at 77-81kg. Allazov is slowly moving up in weight and this fight against Dmitry Rudenko was at 69kg and Allazov ended up winning by decision. Shakuta's fight was at 81kg against Igor Ljapin and he scored a rare knockout, with a high kick in the third round.

Full results below:

Dragons 72.5kg tournament:

Yury Bessmertny def. Edvin Erik Kibus by decision.

Vitaly Nikiforov def. Evgeni Telitsa by decision.

Dmitry Baranov def. Maxim Smirnov by decision.

Farhat Ahmedjanov def. Tadas Jonkus by decision.

Prestige fights:

69kg: Chingiz Allazov def. Dmitry Rudenko by decision.

81kg: Dmitry Shakuta def. Igor Ljapin KO (High Kick) in Round 3.

Michal Krcmar def. Mansur Azerbiev by decision.

Valentin Slavikovsky def. Oleg Primachev by KO (High Kick) in Round 1.

 

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Abraham Roqueñi Beats Albert Kraus In Spain + Video

Yesterday in Torrelavega, Spain, two fighters from opposing tournament faced off in a 70kg contest. Abraham Roqueñi will be in the K-1 MAX Final 16 on May 27 and Albert Kraus will be in the Glory World Series Final 16 on May 26.

Roqueñi's hometown advantage was crucial in him getting the decision, as it was pretty controversial. I had Roqueni winning the first round but in the second round, a questionable knockdown was called on Roqueñi. If it wasn't for the knockdown, I probably would've scored the second for Roqueñi. Kraus took the third as he caught up to Roqueñi with his pressure. So yes, Kraus probably should've won with a 10-8 second round and a 10-9 third because of that knockdown that was scored. Of course, it was on Roqueñi's home turf and the event was organized by people with affiliations to him so he got the decision.

Also on the card, It's Showtime veteran Loren Javier Jorge defeated Vando Cabral of Portugal by decision. Loren will be fighting Amir Zeyada on July 21 for It's Showtime in Tenerife. Another It's Showtime veteran, Zeben Diaz, defeated Hichem Menaouine by decision. Like Loren, Zeben will be fighting on the same It's Showtime card, against Andy Souwer.

Full results below:

Abraham Roqueñi def. Albert Kraus by decision.

Loren Javier Jorge def. Vando Cabral by decision.

Zeben Diaz def. Hicham Menaouine by decision.

Fran Palenzuela def. Borja Pacheco.

Jonay Risco def. Jairo Diaz by decision.

Adrian Tabuenca def. Mourat Quatirou.

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Dzhabar Askerov Wins For Third Time In Less Than A Month At Tatneft

The Tatneft Cup's final event of the 1/8 qualification stage took place in Kazan, Russia today. The participants were vying for the final spots left in the next round of the Tatneft Cup, the quarter finals. Some good fighters have advanced so far and that continued at today's event.

Most notably, at 70kg, Dzhabar Askerov knocked out Antoine Mandela in the second round to advance to the next stage. This was Askerov's third win in less than a month's time, an extremely tough task. He defeated Jeremy Sportouch on March 8, Maxim Vorovsky on the 23rd and now today's victory. Askerov has won the Tatneft Cup at 70kg for the past two years and is the favorite to three-peat.

Liverkick.com's #3 ranked light heavyweight, Hicham El Gaoui returned to the ring and took on Konstantin Gorokhov, a replacement for Dario Kadic. El Gaoui scored a rare stoppage win for himself, as Gorokhov did not come out for the third round. Also at 80kg, Amir El Mansouri defeated Parinya from Thailand by decision in an extra round.

At heavyweight, Martynas Knyzelis defeated late replacement Alexander Volobuev. In the second heavyweight fight, Saulo Cavalari, who qualified by winning the Tatneft Cup South America, knocked out Andrey Shmakov.

In another 70kg fight, Maxim Smirnov defeated Ravy Brunow in an extra round. Brunow also qualified by winning the Tatneft Cup South America. 

Full results:

70kg: Maxim Smirnov def. Ravy Brunow by extra round decision.

70kg: Dzhabar Askerov def. Antoine Mandela by KO in Round 2.

80kg: Samir El Mansouri def. Parinya by extra round decision.

80kg: Hicham El Gaoui def. Konstantin Gorokhov by TKO (Corner Stoppage) at the end of Round 2.

80kg+: Martynas Knyzelis def. Alexander Volobuev by extra round decision.

80kg+: Saulo Cavalari def. Andrey Shmakov by KO.

 

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