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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

Video

Hopefully if you weren't immersed in the world of Shoot Boxing before, you've caught up with the recent Shoot the Shooto show and are sold on Shoot Boxing. It is kind of a sport to itself, but still has its roots deep in the world of Kickboxing. Shoot Boxing is one of the most unique sub-sports imaginable, with Judo throws being a huge part of what makes Shoot Boxing special. In Muay Thai there are sweeps that can earn points, but in Shoot Boxing a full on Ippon is what they are looking for. To help celebrate this, our friend Jill has made a pretty awesome video highlighting the awesome art of the throw and can help explain why Judo has always been my favorite grappling art.

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A busy weekend for fights means that fight videos soon follow. Everyone's favorite 70kg Muay Thai fighter and former K-1 World MAX Champion Buakaw Por. Pramuk was in action again, this time for Thai Fight. His opponent this weekend was Mickael Piscitello to see who moves into the Thai Fight Extreme Finals for 70kg. Seeing as though Kickboxing fans have been chomping at the bit for Buakaw Por. Pramuk to return to Kickboxing action and Thai Fight is winding down, let us know who you want to see Buakaw fight if he does indeed return to the Kickboxing realm from being treated like a god by Thai Fight.

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We all knew going into this weekend that there was going to be fireworks, but sometimes fights go above and beyond what you expect, and Yodsaenklai vs. Kyshenko from Rumble of the Kings did just that. Both men absolutely went to war on Saturday and we have the video evidence to prove it. This is not a fight that you want to miss by any stretch of the imagination.

Big thanks to Zombie Prophet at IFI.

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This fight against Kamel Mayouf is from Jean Charles Skarbowsy's time on the European circuits. He's significantly trimmer and younger here than in his famous TUF appearance as GSP's Muay Thai coach. He's also a bit raw here compared to, say, his appearances on the King's Cup tournaments in Bangkok, but his distinctive loose, powerful style is already quite apparent.

France has produced some amazing Muay Thai champions and Skarbowsky is up there in the top three from France. (The most famous French boxer would have to be Dany Bill.)

Jean Charles has beaten some very famous Thai names like Orono por Muang Ubon, Suriya Sor Ploenchit, and Lamsongkram Chuwattana. The last is a remarkable feat on size difference alone.

The video is short and the fight offers a graceful, rather atypical finish. Jean Charles is in the blue gloves and Kamel the red.

The upload is by CHOKDEEVIDEO, the Dayman himself.



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Part of the fun of running a site dedicated to the art of Kickboxing is that sometimes in Mixed Martial Arts there will be moments where a fighter will go for something that seems so out-of-nowhere and unique, but it has been done before in Kickboxing. Part of the fun is pointing these classics out to fans, which either means introducing them to a part of fight history or giving a gentle reminder of just how awesome Kickboxing can be.

The buzz today is focused on Marius Zaromskis landing a somersault kick, leading to a big KO at Rumble of the Kings. You can check that out here and see it for yourself. A truly spectacular move, but it did not connect flush and needed a lot of follow-up to finish the fight. Immediately upon seeing that, I was reminded of Peter Graham's crowning moment in K-1 history, which took place in 2006 against none other than Badr Hari. Hari was still young, skinny and not yet able to truly harness his potential (you could make an argument that he has yet to do this, but that is for another post) yet, and Graham had a lot to prove on the K-1 circuit.

It was a good, competitive fight with both men looking great, but if you skip ahead to about eleven minutes in something truly spectacular happens; Rolling Thunder. This is a Knockout that K-1 fans have been talking about ever since and one that will always be in the record books. While the techniques are different, Peter Graham's kick is proof that throwing some fancy all-or-nothing kick can connect and can do damage.

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