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XFS and Enfusion to Merge to Form Enfusion Live UK

EnfusionIf you've been reading LiverKick for years you are a liar, because LiverKick really hasn't existed for years, as it is pushing two years in December. I guess I can give you a pass if you came over from HeadKickLegend and a bigger pass if you remember my old site, K-1 Legend. My point is, if you've been a reader for a while, you'll know that our goal is to not only pimp out the latest and greatest of the big leagues, but everything else as well. I'm not saying that a lot of you wouldn't know about It's Showtime without these sites, but c'mon, right?

Anyway, there is more to Kickboxing and Muay Thai than K-1, Glory and Lumpini Stadium, and the UK scene has been pumping out quality fights and fighters for a long time now. Today we got word from Dorian Wright of Starbilling that the long-running Enfusion series has merged with Kieran Keddle's XFS to form Enfusion Live UK with their first show in March. This means Kieran, Steve of Semtex Gym and Edwin Van Os all working together on a new fight series for the next year.

Full press release follows.



Danyo Ilunga Fights On Saturday, November 3 In Germany

Danyo Ilunga is the It's Showtime 95kg World Champion and recently made his debut in GLORY on October 6 in Brussels, where he picked up a decision win over Ali Cenik. When Ilunga isn't fighting in the big shows, he's consistently staying active, fighting in his home of Germany.

Ilunga will fight in Germany again on this Saturday, November 3 when he faces fellow German fighter Florian Ogunade. The event takes place in Hamburg and is titled Get In The Ring.

Ilunga already has four wins in Germany this year, with the last two being in a one night tournament on September 18 where he defeated Wendell Roche and Sergio Pique. It's good that Ilunga always stays active. He generally dominates when he fights in Germany and this fight should be more of the same. Although he wins a lot, performance-wise he's inconsistent and these types of fights at least help him improve.


Kizaemon Saiga vs MASAYA Added to Shootboxing S-Cup

Shootboxing has announced the first fight for its S-Cup card on November 17th and it is a 63kg matchup between the flashy Kizaemon Saiga and 19 year old prospect MASAYA. Saiga (10-5-1, 2 KO) is 5-1 in his last 6 fights, losing only to Koya Urabe in a close fight while picking up wins over Krush 60kg tournament finalists Fumiya Osawa and Katsuya Goto, as well as stopping then WPMF World Lightweight champion Arita Tsukahara back in May. He most recently took a decision against Tatsuya Inaishi at REBELS.12. MASAYA currently holds the #1 ranking in Shootboxing at Super Lightweight, going 7-1 in the promotion and currently riding an 8 fight win streak in all kickfighting competition. Among those 8 wins are Hiroshi Mizumachi, Yu Sugawara, MMA fighters Tenkei Oda and Kensaku Nakamura and most recently, Naoki. A win over Saiga would be the highest profile win for the young prospect and would without a doubt earn him a shot at current SB Super Lightweight champ Hiroaki Suzuki.

SuperKombat Final Elimination, November 10: Fight Card

SuperKombat returns on November 10 in Craiova, Romania with an event featuring their Final Elimination. 

The Final Elimination consists of fighters that were selected and ones that qualified by winning SuperKombat tournaments. Among the Final Elimination participants that quaified through tournaments are Sergei Lascenko, Ismael Londt and Pavel Zhuravlev who made up last year's Final 4, and Benjamin Adegbuyi and Roman Kleibl, who won qualifying tournaments this year. Sebastian Ciobanu defeated Dzevad Poturak on October 20 to qualify, while Freddy Kemayo and Alexey Ignashov were selections.

For the Final Elimination match-ups, Sergei Lascenko will fight Ismael Londt in a rematch of last year's SuperKombat World Grand Prix Final, which saw Lascenko come back from a knockdown to knock out Londt in the first round. Pavel Zhuravlev, coming off a win at the K-1 Final 16 event, fights Freddy Kemayo. Roman Kleibl fights Sebastian Ciobanu and Benjamin Adegbuyi fights Alexey Ignashov, who comes off two wins in a week, over Zinedine Hameur-Lain and Tomas Hron respectively. The winners of these match-ups advance to SuperKombat's World Grand Prix Final in December.

The event also features five super fights. Three Americans are being brought over to fight, as James Wilson fights Ionut Iftimoae, Carter Williams fights Catalin Morosanu, and Radu Spinghel, an actor who has made appearances in movies like The Pink Panther, fights Petr Vondracek.

In addition, the two other super fights see Dzevad Poturak fight Ibrahim Aarab and Dmitri Bezus fighting Tomas Hron.

As usual, the event will air live on Eurosport, at 21:00 CET.

Super Fight (+96 kg)
1.Dimitry Bezus (Russia) vs Tomas Hron (Czech Republic)

Super Fight (+96 kg)
2. Ibrahim Aarab (Marocco) vs Dzevad Poturak (Bosnia Herzegovina)

Final Elimination (+96 kg)
3. Sergey Lascenko (Ukraine) vs Ismael Londt (Suriname)

Final Elimination (+96 kg)
4. Pavel Zhuravlev (Ukraine) vs Freddy Kemayo (France)

Final Elimination (+96 kg)
5. Roman Kleibl (Czech Republic) vs Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania)

Final Elimination (+96 kg)
6. Benjamin Adegbuyi (Romania) vs Alexey Ignashov (Belarus)

Super Fight (+96 kg)
7. Petr Vondracek (Czech Republic) vs Radu Spinghel (USA/Romania)

Super Fight (+96 kg)
8. James Wilson (USA) vs Ionuţ Iftimoaie (Romania)

Super Fight (+96 kg)
9. Carter Williams (USA) vs Catalin Morosanu (Romania)


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