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Superstar Actor Idris Elba to Fight in Kickboxing For Reality Series

One of the biggest stories that amounted to nothing for the kickboxing world was Jean-Claude Van Damme's desire to fight Somluck Kamsing in a kickboxing fight. The fight was teased for years, with the revival of JCVD's acting career getting in the way of his dream to prove to the world that his fighting credentials were for real and that he was an actual tough guy. The last we heard of this was JCVD jumping into the ring during one of Kamsing's fights in Thailand where he found himself in trouble, with Van Damme jumping into the ring in between rounds and attempting to fan his would-be challenger in an attempt to help him. Instead, Kamsing was disqualified. 

That was it for JCVD's big fight and perhaps we'll never hear about it again, but now an even bigger name has made a commitment to kickboxing; Idris Elba. Elba, the man who went from being Stringer Bell in The Wire to Luther on BBC to being a Hollywood leading man with everyone calling for him to portray James Bond, is probably at his peak popularity right now. His most recent role was as the main villain in Star Trek: Beyond with a lot more on the horizon.

But at age 43 he's following a dream of his, which is to fight professionally. During his 20's he trained kickboxing to keep himself in shape and considered fighting, but instead he found himself landing steady acting gigs, leaving his dream behind. Now, thanks to a partnership with Discovery Networks, he's back in training to be a kickboxer and the whole thing will be recorded and presented for audiences. 

The show is called Idris Elba: Fighter and will follow Elba throughout the span of a year, documenting his training across the world as well as his fight. Who he will be training with and who the fight will be against are a mystery, but the whole thing is said to air in early 2017.


Akhmat Fight Show: Samedov vs Morosanu Results

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Akhmat's kickboxing show is underway in Grozny with stars like Nieky Holzken, Semmy Schilt and Remy Bonjasky in attendance. The event is airing live in Russia on Match TV Fights for the undercard and Match TV for the maincard. Join us live on twitter @Liverkickdotcom and @KiksieDB.

Live Results


Donegi Abena (Netherlands) def. Dzhobir Tashmatov (Uzbekistan) by Unanimous Decision

Buvaysar Paskhaev (Russia) def. Sorin Tanasie (Croatia) by TKO in Round 1

Jakub Bersanukaev (Russia) def. Rustam Kurbanov (Estonia) by Decision

Salamu Dzhamalkhanov (Russia) def. Robert Stoica (Romania) by Unanimous Decision

Muay Thai - 67kg
Arbi Emiev (Russia) def. Zahid Zairov (Netherlands) by Unanimous Decision

Khasan Khaliev (Russia) def. Maxim Spodarenko (Belarus) by Decision

Gordon Callaghan (Netherlands) def. Umar Paskhaev (Russia) by KO in Round 1


Roman Kryklia (Belarus) def. Colin George (Netherlands) by KO  in Round 1

Turpal Tоkaev (Russia) def. Sergey Gur (Belarus) by KO in Round 2

Boxing - 76,6kg
Umar Salamov (Russia) def. Norbert Nemesapati (Hungary) by Unanimous Decision

Zabit Samedov (Azerbaijan) def. Catalin Morosanu (Romania) by KO in Round 1


Krush 68 Results

Krush 68 took place last night in Nagoya, Japan. Masaaki Noiri scored a first round KO and Kaew vs Takeru ended up being a proper gentleman's exhibition sadly they didn't get carried away.


Kuroudo def Shun Kato KO 2R (punches)

Takuma Kawaguchi def Daiki Shimizu KO 2R (punch)

Seiya Ueda def Kazuyuki Yamashita DEC Unanimous (30-28)

Kentaro Miyachi def Syun Kentoshi DEC Majority (29-27,29-27,28-28)

Daisuke Fujimara def Kazunari Kimura DEC Unanimous 

Hiroyuki def Keisuke Nakamura DRAW (28-29,29-28,29-29)

Hiroto Iwasaki  def Ryukiya DEC (Extra Round 9-10,10-9,10-9)

Ryuji Horio def Masafumi Kurasaki KO 3R (head kick)

Exhibition match - Kaew vs Takeru (2R, was good both guys let loose but I felt that this was a sportsmen's exhibition)

Hisaki Higashimoto def Taito KO 2R (Punches , 3 knockdowns)

Masaaki Noiri def Pengfei Wang KO 1R (liver kicks)

Krush 58kg Title Match - Kaito Ozawa def Tatsuya Oiwa DEC (Extra Round Unanimous)


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