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5 Fighters Announced For SuperKombat WGP 11 On October 20


SuperKombat's next event will be on October 20, and although there isn't an announced location yet, they did announce five fighters that will be participating at the event, titled SuperKombat World Grand Prix 11 - Qualification. This event will be the final qualification event, and like the other SuperKombat WGP events, it will have a tournament with the winner qualifying for the Final Elimination on November 10, joining names like Ismael Londt, Catalin Morosanu, Sergei Lascenko and Raul Catinas.

So far, the fighters that have been announced to be on this card are Andrei Stoica, Daniel Sam, Goran Radonjic, Sebastian Ciobanu and Alexandru Lungu. They are all for the most part SuperKombat regulars, with Radonjic being the lone one who's only fought once for the promotion, beating Frank Munoz back on February 25 in his home of Montenegro.

Head over to to see the five mini profiles they've written about the five fighters announced for October 20.


Badr Hari's Arrest Extended To 90 Days

Badr Hari has been held by the police in solitary confinement ever since he turned himself in on suspicions of his participation in an assault at the Sensation White at the Amsterdam ArenA, and another case where a night club owner accused him of assault. Now things have taken a turn for the worst for Badr, as he won't be getting out any time soon.

Badr's arrest was extended to 90 days today. 90 days is the maximum period that a remand can be extended to. In cases where there is not much evidence, usually a much shorter extension is given. This extension would indicate that there is probably some strong evidence against Hari.

He will continue to be held in solitary confinement. The court refused to lift the restrictions of his detention, but recently he was allowed to watch TV and read the newspaper.

To make it short, Badr Hari will not be fighting any time soon. Although he was supposed to be fighting on October 14 for K-1, the 90 day extension ends well ahead of that date, and that's not even counting if he gets sentenced. For now, Badr is being held for 90 days, but that could get much longer if he is sentenced. Things don't look good for Badr at all right now, as there are reports of even more people coming forward with accusations against him.


K-1 Veteran Ewerton Teixeira Wins MMA Debut

Ewerton Teixeira has been very quiet for what seems like a really long time now. He hasn't fought in kickboxing since the K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Final, where he defeated Errol Zimmerman by unanimous decision. Teixeira's been waiting around for someone to contact him about fighting kickboxing, and it hasn't happened, so he's switched his attention to MMA.

Teixeira fought on Saturday, August 4 and defeated his opponent, Raul Bazanes, by KO from a knee in the third round From all accounts, his opponent was very tough to last as he as he did.

Teixeira has been training with UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos' team since March. Originally, he just went to spar with Dos Santos, but as he has not been contacted with any kickboxing offers, he decided to go forward with MMA. He has not ruled out kickboxing but for the time being, it seems like he's going to keep going forward with MMA unless he gets an offer in kickboxing from a major player like Glory or K-1.

If anything, this should be a wake up call for major organizations to start pursuing Ewerton Teixeira, who's been waiting a very long time for that to happen.


Krush Announces 2012 Youth GP at 63kg and 70kg Featuring K. Urabe, Hiroya, Matsukura

After a successful youth tournament in 2011, Krush has expanded their 2012 youth tournament to two weight classes, 63kg and 70kg, and have announced the participants for both tournaments. The tournament will begin on September 9th with a day-night setup like last year's opening round, with the day portion featuring the 70kg tournament and the night portion featuring the 63kg tournament. The 70kg tournament only features four fighters, so it is likely that both the semifinals and finals will take place on the 9th, and with just an 8-man field at 63kg, as opposed to 16 last year, it is possible that the 63kg tournament could take place in one night as well, as opposed to a two-event tournament like last year. Either way, here are the fields for the two weight classes


Koya Urabe: 2011 Runner-up (20-4-0, 2 KO) // 22 years old

Hiroya: 2011 Semifinalist (11-5-0, 6 KO) // 20 years old

Daizo Sasaki: 2011 Quarterfinalist (6-7-1, 2 KO) // 21 years old

Kengo Sonoda: 2011 Quarterfinalist (3-3-1, 0 KO) // 20 years old

Hiroto Yamaguchi: DEEP*KICK 65kg Champion (8-1-0, 4 KO) // 20 years old

Minoru Kimura: MA Kick #2 Super Lightweight (8-1-1, 6 KO) // 18 years old

Yuya: 2011 K-1 Koshien Runner-up (6-1-0, 6 KO) // 18 years old

Hisaki Higashimoto: 2-time Shin Karate Champion (Pro debut) // 20 years old

For those wondering why Masaaki Noiri is not in the tournament, as the reigning champion, he will face the winner of the tournament to defend that title, unlike the K-1 style of a fresh tournament with a new champion each year. A notable fighter left out is 2011 quarterfinalist and 2011 K-1 Koshien champ Sho Ogawa, who holds a pro win over Minoru Kimura, a win in the finals of the Koshien tournament over Yuya and gave Hiroya all he could handle in the quarterfinals last year. Urabe and Hiroya have to be the favorites to earn a rematch with Noiri, but don't count out Yamaguchi and Kimura. Both just recently suffered their first pro losses and will be hungrier than ever coming into this tournament, while Urabe and Hiroya have been upset-prone as of late. If this is a one-night tournament, I would slightly favor Hiroya over Urabe. While both have major defensive deficiencies, Urabe tends to take more damage, especially from leg kicks, which could slow him down towards the finals.


Shintaro Matsukura: 2009 K-1 Koshien 70kg Champion (5-6-0, 4 KO) // 20 years old

JungleKoki: 2009 K-1 Koshien 70kg Runner-up (5-2-0, 2KO) // 20 years old

Taisei Kondo: DEEP*KICK 70kg Tournament Semifinalist (4-2-2, 2 KO) // 20 years old

Kazuya Akimoto: RISE 2011 KAMINARIMON 70kg Champion (2-0-0, 1 KO) // 22 years old

Matsukura has to be the heavy favorite here as he is the only person to face top competition on more than one occasion and holds a win over Yuya Yamamoto. Each man has recently fought in Krush at Krush-EX vol.4 or Krush.20, with Matsukura losing a close extension round decision to TOMOYUKI, Akimoto taking a decision win, JungleKoki losing by cut stoppage to Yu Hirono and Kondo scoring a KO of Fred Matos. 


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