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Heavyweight (Per 4/15)
1. Rico Verhoeven
2. Daniel Ghita
3. Gokhan Saki
4. Tyrone Spong
5. Peter Aerts
6. Errol Zimmerman up
7. Benjamin Adegbuyiup
8. Ismael Londt up
9. Hesdy Gerges up
10. Ben Edwards up

Light HW (per 4/15)
1. Gokhan Saki up
2. Tyrone Spong down
3. Danyo Ilunga
4. Nathan Corbett down
5. Saulo Cavalari

Middleweight (per 4/15)
1. Wayne Barrett
2. Joe Schilling
3. Artem Levin
4. Steven Wakeling
5. Franci Grajs

Welterweight (per 4/15)
1. Nieky Holzken 
2. Joseph Valtellini 
3. Simon Marcus
4. Marc de Bonte
5. Aussie Ouzgni

 

70kg (Per 4/15)
1. Davit Kiriaup
2. Andy Ristiedown
3. Robin van Roosmalendown
4. Giorgio Petrosyandown
5. Murthel Groenhart
6. Buakaw Banchamek
7. Dzhabar Askerov
8. Ky Hollenbeckup
9. Aikprachaup
10. Enriko Kehlup

65kg (per 1/20)
1. Masaaki Noiri
2. Mosab Amraniup
3. Yuta Kubo down
4. Sagetdao
5. Liam Harrison

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Yesterday, SuperKombat held their final installment of their qualifying World Grand Prix series in Piatra Neamt, Romania. All four shows in the series have been in different Romanian cities, setting up the final World Grand Prix event in Darmstadt, Germany. The winners of each tournament of the World Grand Prix series face off in a one night, four man tournament at the SuperKombat World Grand Prix Final.

The two main names in the tournament, Wendell Roche and Erhan Deniz had little trouble dispatchnig their semi final opponents and met in the final. In what at times was a bit of a stinker, Deniz managed to get a decision victory over Roche. His kicks probably won him the fight, as he'd throw body kicks in succession that really looked great for the judges.

Bogdan Stoica returned after his injury suffered against Hakan Aksoy in July. He faced Leon Miedema and was in control of most of the fight, landing the much more significant offense, getting him a unanimous decision. The fight was at 92kg which is pretty high for Stoica to be fighting at. It leads me to believe he put on a bit of weight while he was injured and although he didn't look out of shape at all, he looked a tad softer than usual. I'd expect Stoica's next fight to be somewhere between 85 and 90kgs.

In other fights, Catalin Morosanu picked up a unanimous decision over late replacement Ibrahim Aarab and Sebastian Ciobanu picked up a split decision over Ali Cenik. Check out the full results below:

Reserve Fight: Jantje Siersema def. Lucian Danilencu by Split Decision in an Extra Round.

Semi Final 1: Erhan Deniz def. Angelis Konstantinos by KO (Punches) in Round 2.

Semi Final 2: Wendell Roche def. Marian Baryla by TKO (Low Kicks) in Round 3.

Bogdan Stoica def. Leon Miedema by Unanimous Decision.

Diogo Neves def. Ionut Atodiresei by Unanimous Decision.

Sebastian Ciobanu def. Ali Cenik by Split Decision.

Ionut Iftimoaie def. Luca Panto by Unanimous Decision.

Catalin Morosanu def. Ibrahim Aarab by Unanimous Decision.

Alexandru Lungu def. Bob Sapp by KO (Left Hook) in Round 1.

Final: Erhan Deniz def. Wendell Roche by decision.

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K-1 Final 16This week has been a rollercoaster for K-1 Final 16 news. It's Showtime's Simon Rutz set multiple deadlines for FEG to pay the money owed to It's Showtime and their fighters, with the final deadline set for Friday by end of business. LiverKick.com has been in close contact with It's Showtime officials regarding this news and as of this afternoon there was no word regarding payments. This of course was a worst case scenario for the K-1 Final 16, set to happen in just two weeks now, an event that had yet to secure any substantial sponsors and that fighters had yet to receive finalized contracts for.

There was another rumor this week about FEG offering a contract to fighters who were owed substantial sums of money that would ensure their future fighting for K-1 but would only pay 50% of the money that was owed to them, with the fighter effectively waiving the other 50% and FEG no longer liable for that.

The first word of the show "not happening" came from Anil Dubar, Daniel Ghita's coach by way of the Dutch blog of Daniel Dee. Dubar claims that the event has been cancelled, that October 29th is off.

Of course this is not final, as there has been no official word from K-1 on any of this, and there are reports coming from Japan that FEG is still in meetings with potential investors for K-1, but as the October 29th date draws closer and closer and It's Showtime possibly pulling out a majority of the promised fighters for the Final 16 things are beginning to look truly bleak.

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Fight Code hosts their Dragons Series Final 8 card today and Liverkick.com will be here to keep you up to date with live results. The event starts at 4:15 PM EST/1:15 PM PST on www.livefightcode.tv. All you have to do is register and you'll be able to watch a great stream for free. We'll be discussing the event on Twitter at @Liverkickdotcom and @rianscalia.

Dragons Final 8

Norbert Balogh def. Bruno Franchi by DQ (Illegal Knee) in Round 2. Franchi hit Balogh with a knee right as the referee told them to break and Balogh couldn't continue. I thought the end result was a bit stupid and Franchi could've been awarded a TKO.

Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee def. Halim Issaoui by TKO (Referee Stoppage/Punches) in Round 3. Sudsakorn low kicked the shit out of Issaoui and at one point in Round 2during a referee count, Issaoui ran over and tried to strike Sudsakorn, almost resulting in things getting out of control. Sudsakorn finished Issaoui off in Round 3 with punches.

Yuri Bessmertny def. Armen Petrosyan by Split Decision.

Abdallah Mabel def. Xu Yan by Split Decision.

Super Fights

Chingiz Allazov def. Raouf Beliouz by TKO (Referee Stoppage). One sided ass kicking here.

Cedric Castagna def. Soufiane Derdaga by decision.

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Warman Kickfighting Show

I've once again cemented my status as a regular on Steven "Warman" Wright's podcast, Warman's Kickfighting Show. In episode 56 we go ahead and preview this weekend's Fight Code event, which is shaping up to be a can't miss show. We also discuss some of the recent Muay Thai stadium shows and what the hell is going on with K-1. On top of that we take a rather frank look at the Muay Thai Premier Leagues latest event and how they are marketing the events and how there is some clarity needed on their rules after some decisions have upset fans across the world.

You can access the show from this blog, or just download it here directly (Note: Embedded Player might not always work. If not, go to the blog to download it).

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It's Showtime will host the Kickboxing retirement fight of the young Badr Hari. Badr Hari is a sensational fighter with a very troubled past who has decided to move on to the Boxing world, at least for now. Watch the promo package put together by It's Showtime for Badr Hari.

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On November 14th at National Stadium in Bangkok, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai is set to defend his WBC Flyweight title in a boxing match against former WBA Super Flyweight champion Nobuo Nashiro. However, a big Muay Thai fight has just been announced and it is between Rajadamnern Stadium Super Featherweight champion Jomthong Chuwattana and former AJKF Featherweight champion Hiromasa Masuda. Jomthong is coming off of a dominating performance over Tetsuya Yamato earlier this month, taking a unanimous decision win. He is currently 8-1 on the year and has back to back wins over Nong-O Sit Or. Masuda has had a rough couple of years and is currently on a 4-fight winless streak with his most recent loss being to WBC Muay Thai Japan champ Rashata on the same card that Jomthong defeated Yamato. It's a bit of a strange matchup considering they are going in somewhat opposite directions and Jomthong is coming off a win while Masuda is coming off a loss. While a win is unlikely for the struggling Masuda, an upset could possibly rejuvenate the 38 year old's career.

Another bout announced for the event is Kaimookdum(?) Chuwattana taking on former NJKF Bantamweight and Featherweight champion Takashi Fujiwara aka Kunitaka. WBC Muay Thai currently has Kunitaka ranked 10th at Super Bantamweight and Kaimookdum 4th at Bantamweight and with a vacant Super Bantamweight title, the winner could find themselves in prime position to challenge for the vacant title.

For those interested in the boxing main event, Suriyan Sor Rungvisai came out of nowhere last year, losing a close, yet clear and entertaining decision to Flyweight kingpin Pongsaklek Wonjongkam. Since, he won a couple of stay busy fights before taking the WBC Super Flyweight title off of Tomas Rojas in August. Nashiro held the WBA Super Flyweight title before losing it to Hugo Fidel Cazares, going 0-1-1 against Cazares with a split draw and unanimous decision loss. In his first fight this year he lost a unanimous decision to the aforementioned Rojas and won a tune up fight against Ray Perez.

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