Mike Zambidis returned to the ring yesterday in Cyprus and faced Danila Utenkov from Russia. This was Zambidis' first fight since getting stopped by John Wayne Parr and he was looking to get back on track before his showdown with Batu Khasikov on November 5th. It's a good decision for "Zambo" to get a tune-up fight in before next month. Watch the video below.
Mark Miller has been training his ass off since making his big comeback in May knocking out Nikolaj Falin in just under 9 seconds. It was one of those moments that was almost too perfect to sum up. Since then he has been training just as hard waiting for his next fight to come together, and this training also included making a special appearance at Rampage Jackson's training camp as a sparring partner and coach for Rampage in his upcoming fight. Regardless of the whole, ridiculous "spygate" non-scandal that has been talked about for Rampage's training camp, a lot of actual work was done and Mark helped push Rampage to his limits.
Since then he has been training using the Mass Suit, something almost out of a science fiction movie that was made to help athletes maximize their workouts by providing extra tension. This video is of Mark working out with the suit and they interview him for some background information as well. [source]
It's Monday, which means you should watch some kickboxing to cheer yourself up as you deal with the doldrums of the work week or the world of education. This highlight reel is by one of our favorite readers, Jill and it is full of a lot of lost gems. [source]
The Challenger Muay Thai debuts on AXN in Asia on September 15th. The show pits 16 Muay Thai fighters from around the world against each other, for the ultimate goal of winning The Challenger Muay Thai belt. Among the fighters featured are Marco Pique and the recently featured Vuyisile Colossa. The video briefly profiles each fighter and gives a nice preview of the show. It's not known if this will ever air in North America but if videos fo find their way online, we'll be sure to post them up.