Podcast Subscribe

Follow on Twitter

LiverKick.com Rankings


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

Interviews

You've already listened to the exclusive interview that Steven Wright had with MPL's Clifton Brown, which is of course timely as we've been discussing over the past few weeks some serious issues with MPL, but have you listened to Warman's Kickfighting show featuring both myself and Steven? We go over the Fight Code Rhinos series, M-One Muay Thai from Los Angeles, including a look at American's in Muay Thai and we talk about a whole lot of other great stuff, including Ismael Londt.

As always, you have many ways of listening to it; the first and easiest is on iTunes to search for it (keyword: LordGaul), or to listen to it on the dedicated blog, or of course just listen to it on here.

Add a comment

This week on Steven "The Warman" Wright's Kickboxing Podcast, MPL president and former fighter Clifton Brown sat down for an interview to discuss the MuayThai Premier League. Among the many topics discussed were production, availability and scoring. Clifton gave some great insight on the ongoings of the promotion and answered some great questions posed by Steven. This is a must-listen for fans of kickfighting as there are some great breakdowns and information given by Clifton Brown.

As always, the show can be downloaded on iTunes (search: LordGaul) or on the PodBean site. Here's a direct link to listen also.

Add a comment

Another week and another episode of Warman's Kickfighting show where I join Steven Wright to discuss the goings on of the worlds of kickboxing and muay thai. This week we look at the results from this past weekend's Fight Code event as well as the fallout from it, including Fight Code organizing two rematches from the show and the one disqualification being overturned. We also go into depth on SuperKombat's last GP event which did not feature the same level of talent as per the last few shows but still delivered on a few different levels, as well as their business model going forward and why it is vital for them to get their act together.

And of course, you can't talk about the last week in the Kickboxing world without talking about K-1. This means talk about the show being cancelled, possibly postponed and the news finally being released that there are many potential buyers for the company but Master Ishii seems to be the lone force holding the company back. As always, the show can be downloaded on iTunes (search: LordGaul) or on the PodBean site. As always, I'm going to embed it, but there does seem to be a timeout with these files, so if it isn't working make sure to go and download it yourself.

Add a comment

podcast

In episode 54 of the Warman Kickfighting Show I once again join Steven Wright to discuss the happenings of the Kickboxing and Muay Thai worlds. As Steven was in attendance at the UFC event over the weekend cornering Shane Roller of Team Takedown, which meant travel, this show which was supposed to be up sooner took a little bit longer, but it was worth it. We work out any technical issues we had the first time around and take a look at the recent K-1 MAX, It's Showtime and Thai Fight events, as well as SuperKombat and Mike Zambidis having a successful comeback fight after the loss to JWP.

It was a lot to cover and we did so in the course of an hour, with a look at how stars are made within the tournament format and how there are a lot of bright spots coming up in the kickboxing world, especially at 70kg. (Direct Download)

There is a whole lot to cover and we do our best, which leads us into the next episode! The next episode we take a long, hard look at the loss of Badr Hari, Gokhan Saki and possibly Tyrone Spong from the kickboxing world and just what that means. We also look at how Hari and Saki would potentially make a Boxing career work and what impact they could really have. There has been a lot of negative stuff going around focusing on lack of depth of talent and a lot of that simply is not true, as we go into depth on these issues and more. (Direct Download)

To subscribe to the Warman Kickfighting show search for "Lordgaul" on iTunes or head over to this blog.

Add a comment

Vuyisile Colossa is one of the top Muay Thai fighters on the planet but he will be turning his attention to MMA this September to take part in ONE Fighting Championship's inaugural show. The Hong Kong based South African is still a very active Muay Thai fighter who regularly faces world class opposition. He is about to return to MMA, where he boasts a 3-1 record, after a six month absence but is still recovering from the disappointment of seeing a fight with Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr cancelled at late notice,

"I was very disappointed with the situation because fighting JWP in his home country was a great thing for my Muay Thai career and I had never fought in Australia. Training for that fight and for The Challenger has been very hard but there is no substitute for the experience that comes from world class Muay Thai training. I am already in great shape and to adjust for the up and coming fight I need only to spend time on the mat and I will be ready to go," he said.

vuyisile

Results from The Challenger, which is effectively season two of Contender Asia, have not been released yet because the TV series has yet to hit our screens. Colossa holds a victory over the original Contender Asia winner Yodsaenklai Fairtex and has won numerous world titles in Muay Thai. He probably has better stand up credentials than just about any active fighter in the world of MMA today,

"I think people appreciate the fact that a world class Muay Thai fighter is making a stand in MMA. I know for a fact my stand up skills are far better than any other MMA fighters out there and I am always looking for that knockout because I don't want to leave decisions in the hands of the judges," he said.

This is perhaps a thinly veiled reference to his fight with highly experienced Filipino Eduard Folayang last year when Colossa lost a controversial decision. Round three was an extremely one sided affair as Colossa chased the URCC Welterweight champion all around the cage dominating him in the stand up department. Folayang, who is probably the top fighter to emerge from the Philippines scene, managed to survive the round and was awarded the fight by all three judges courtesy of securing repeated takedowns in the opening two rounds. Many cageside spectators felt that Colossa had done enough to win the final round 10-8 and he still believes he won that fight,

"I was very suprised when they gave him the win because he only did eight takedowns in the whole fight and he didn't even control me on the ground. I was the aggressor and he was back peddling the entire fight, how can one win like that?"

Vuyisile_Colossa_vs_Eduard_Folayang_red_shorts

Folayang's reward for defeating Colossa is a marquee fight against Ole Laursen in the main event at ONE Fighting Championship while the South African has had to settle for a place on what is admittedly a star studded undercard. Colossa has to get past Chinese Sanda champion Wang Ya Gi first but assuming he does he would relish the prospect of facing the winner of the contest between Folayang and Laursen,

"I think everyone would like to see the rematch with Folayang and I would also love to fight Laursen. Maybe we could fight for the ONE C lightweight belt? It would be a battle between two world class stand up fighters: Colossa vs Laursen, I like the sound of that."

One FC's lightweight division already looks set to be extremely competitive and Colossa will be keeping a close eye on Eddie Ng and Zorobabel Moreira Jnr who will both be in action on September 3rd. Ng's fight is of particular interest because Colossa has been based in Hong Kong for several years and Ng is being billed as the best fighter to ever emerge from his adopted home,

"I had never heard of him before because he had been living in England but since it got announced that he would be fighting for One FC a lot of people in Hong Kong have been talking about this fighter who is supposed to be the best fighter from Hong Kong. I hope I get to watch his fight because I want to see if he is as good as everyone says he is."

Mixed martial arts in Hong Kong is still a little way behind other places in South Asia such as the Philippines, Thailand and Singapore where there are numerous MMA camps and regular competitions. Colossa is currently without a full time training camp and has been forced to travel around in order to find suitable sparring partners but he has been making the most of a difficult situation,

"Since my gym closed up last month, it's been very hard to get in a routine. Luckliy I have guys like Irshaad Sayeed and Quinton Arendse at Versus gym who are both from South Africa and also Rodrigo Coporal and Andrew Wonkie at JAB MMA and Douglas Pieterse. All these guys have been very helpful with my MMA training and I would like to say thank you to them."

vuyisila_colossa_black_shorts

Colossa has won world titles in Muay Thai, kickboxing and Wu Ling Feng and with world class stand up skills and a rapidly evolving ground game many feel that is is only a matter of time until he adds MMA to the list. Audiences love to see a truly elite striker inside the cage and Colossa knows that September 3rd could be a truly defining moment for his career,

"I feel like this is the biggest fight of my life because not only will there be 12,000 people there but it is being shown on domestic TV in Singapore and will also be broadcast all over Asia so everyone in Hong Kong will be watching. It's a fantastic opportunity for me and I am looking forward to showcasing my Muay Thai skills in MMA."

For more information about One Fighting Championship visit: www.onefc.com.

Add a comment