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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

Daily News

K-1

If you were one of the people who saw the January 11th K-1 event, which serves as one half of the K-1 World MAX Final 8, and were a bit disappointed by it, K-1's announcement today makes up for that tenfold. Today K-1 held a press conference in China to announce the K-1 World MAX 2013 Quarter Final event in Foshan, China which takes place on December 28th. The event will air live on Hunan TV in China as well as across the globe via Epicentre.tv (like last time).

While the card for the January 11th event might be a bit threadbare to the untrained eye, this event is pretty stacked with some big names on the card. Here is the full card;

  • K-1 World MAX Final 8: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Zhou Zhi Peng
  • K-1 World MAX Final 8: Andy Souwer vs. Enriko Kehl
  • Kong Hong Xing (China) vs. Saenchai (Thailand)
  • Li Ning (China) vs. Sutin (Thailand)
  • Han Kai Hu (China) vs. Chengrob (Thailand)
  • Zhang Kai Yin (China) vs. Rachen (Thailand)
  • Xie Lei (China) vs. Pasol (Philippines)

Saenchai is another huge win for K-1, especially after signing Buakaw Banchamek a few months ago, with this whole China show being a win. It is being viewed as the beginning of a new era for K-1 as they are looking to potentially make China their new home for their big events.

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SFS

As we are all well aware of, the GLORY 13 card is astonishingly stacked. I mean that in every which way. Not just the main card, either, as the undercard, which GLORY has branded the Super Fight Series, is on its on an incredible event. While the main card features the GLORY 13 Welterweight tournament as well as Peter Aerts vs. Rico Verhoeven, the Super Fight Series card is just as stacked. Here is the card so far;

  • Remy Bonjasky vs. Anderson Silva
  • Yuta Kubo vs. Mosab Amrani
  • Jerome Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov
  • Ewerton Teixeira vs. Hesdy Gerges
  • Karim Ghajji vs. Aleksandr Stetsurenko
  • Artur Kyshenko vs. Mr. Kenwood

So what is the good news? For those of you wishing to watch the event live, you'll be able to! Tokyo Super Fight Series will be airing live via internet PPV on GloryWorldSeries.com and LiverKick.com (link forthcoming) for $20. GLORY has gone out of their way to get permission from their international broadcast partners to air the Super Fight Series card live via PPV and you'll be able to see it live. The event starts at 1:30 am Eastern time on Saturday, Dec. 21st. Due to regional restrictions, the GLORY 12 portion of the card won't air live in the United States, as we'll have to wait for the Spike TV broadcast of the event.

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Glory

Trust us, we get it, the whole Super Fight Series thing is mildly confusing at times, as it is basically like old pro wrestling events where you go to a live show but before hand another show is taped, which will air at a later date, while the main show will air live. That is basically what happens at GLORY live events right now and can create some mild confusion when it comes to what actually constitutes a numbered GLORY event or not.

Anyway, we are almost two weeks past GLORY 12 and now this weekend we can expect to see the GLORY Super Fight Series from GLORY 12 on GloryWorldSeries.com. This means that the six undercard fights that you've been waiting for will be available starting this Saturday. Enjoy.

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K-1

K-1 issued a press statement today announcing what will be the first of two K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 8 events, as we previously had announced that they'd be splitting the Final 8 into two separate events. Oddly enough, the event announced today is actually the second of the two events, with the first event being rumored to be taking place on either December 28th or 30th in China featuring Buakaw Banchamek and Andy Souwer. Regardless, the event announced today will go down on January 11th and feature four of the participants of the Final 8 (which also tells us who'll be competing in December by process of elimination).

The K-1 World MAX 2013 Quarter Finals in Spain will happen on January 11th, 2014 from Gran Canaria, Spain and will once again be streamed live on Epicentre.tv. The event is again involving Street Culture as the promoter, which makes sense due to the locale, with the card as follows;

  • K-1 MAX Quarter Final: Elam Ngor vs. Lee Sung-Hyun
  • K-1 MAX Quarter Final: Maximo Suarez vs. Shane Campbell
  • David Calvo vs. Chad Sugden
  • Damian Garcia vs. Alcorac Caballero
  • Moises Baute vs. Razvan Floria
  • Alejandro Rodriguez vs. Tural Bayrmov
  • Aitor Alonso vs. TBA

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Glory

GLORY 13 is quickly approaching, as we'll have an amazing Welterweight tournament laid out before us on December 21st in Tokyo Japan as well as one of the most stacked cards of the year featuring legends of the sport. The (maybe sort of) Japanese retirement of Peter Aerts against Rico Verhoeven is an incredible fight that has Japanese fans talking already, as does a lot of the Super Fight Series card like Remy Bonjasky vs. Anderson Silva, Yuta Kubo vs. Mosab Amrani and Jerome Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov.

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Yokkao

Through a new video posted on YouTube, Yokkao has announced that Stefania Picelli has opened up a new Muay Thai Combat shop, this time Muay Thai Combat Cagliari in Cagliari, Italy. The shop will be home to Yokkao gear for the area and one of the hubs for Yokkao gear in Europe, as Muay Thai Combat is the exclusive retailer for Yokkao gear throughout Europe. Muay Thai Combat currently has shops in Cagliari, San Marino, Milan and Taranto with offices and distributors in Paris, San Francisco and Sao Paulo as well, helping to make Yokkao one of the biggest brands for muay thai gear in the world right now.

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Glory

Today is always an embarrassing day to be an American; the day after Thanksgiving. Yesterday was our holiday where everyone is supposed to spend time with loved ones, give "thanks" for all of the things that they have in their lives and relax. The day after has become the official start of the holiday shopping season, dubbed Black Friday. The term dates back to the 1960's when employees had started calling it that due to the high amounts of traffic and shoppers. Over the past few years big box retail outlets have embraced the term and thanks to technology we get to see the ugly side of the holiday for all of the world to gawk at.

But, alas, there is some light at the end of this tunnel right now, as GLORY has announced today that they will post the entirety of the GLORY 12 New York event on their website tomorrow for free. Yes, the whole event for free, which means the undercard which didn't air (but judging by those who were in attendance, it was wildly entertaining) as well as the main card which aired on Spike TV. That's a lot of fights for free and something to be thankful for. You don't even have to stampede anyone at an American Walmart for this, either.

They'll be posted here.

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Seeing as though Yokkao 5 has come and gone, there have been questions from fans as to when we can expect to actually see the fights and the answer has come to us directly from the source, with a rather satisfying answer at that. According to Yokkao there will soon be a bunch of post-fight interviews up on YouTube as well as some highlights, but the best is yet to come as by the end of December all of the fights will be up on their YouTube channel for free.

Yes, that means that you'll be able to catch up on the latest from Yokkao for free. In the meantime, watch this video documenting the leadup into the event.

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ristie

This weekend's GLORY 12 New York was a very important event for the partnership between GLORY and Spike TV, as the first event pulled in an average number that was just shy of 400,000 with a peak that was around 800,000 (coming in the first quarter hour, obviously from the COPS lead-in). That meant that they lost viewers who had left their television tuned into Spike after they got their fix of trashy, intoxicated people stumbling about while being arrested.

So how did GLORY 12 do? According to Spike TV there was an improvement for this show, with 476,000 viewers on average for GLORY 12 with a quarter hour peak of 665,000. According to Spike this is a 25% increase from the last event's average and they seem happy with it. It's not clear which quarter hour was the peak, but an educated guess will say that it was once again the first quarter hour, you know, the one that had the severe audio issues.

The numbers are at least better than Spike TV's "Rampage 4 Real" documentary created to hype up Rampage Jackson's Bellator debut, which is a good thing. GLORY 12 was probably a lot cheaper to produce.

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Ristie

We are all living in what we could call right now a post-GLORY hangover, as GLORY 12 is in the books and we've had a few divisions shaken to their very core as a result. It wasn't much different from GLORY 11 where Rico Verhoeven shook up the Heavyweight division, it just happened within two divisions in one night; Lightweight and Middleweight. So here are some various news and notes from the event;

 

  • -- Giorgio Petrosyan broke his left hand in the first round against Andy Ristie. Petrosyan's left hand has long plagued his career and been his one real weakness. Without taking anything away from Andy Ristie, without the ability to properly block with his left hand Petrosyan was in a precarious spot against a heavy-hitter like Andy Ristie.
  • -- Spike TV has been pushing for GLORY to do more events in New York after GLORY 12. Word is that the walk-up ticket sales for GLORY 12 were substantial and that Spike TV is urging for less international events on tape delay from GLORY and more live events from strong areas. Expect up to three events in New York in 2014 if all goes according to plan.
  • -- March 8th in Croatia seems to be a done deal, with Orsat Zovko (Mirko Cro Cop's manager and promoter of Final Fight and the K-1 World Grand Prix this year) as GLORY's co-promoter. This, of course means the long-standing rumors of Mirko Cro Cop vs. Remy Bonjasky are true as Zovko has finally announced that fight. This fight will most likely be serving as Remy Bonjasky's retirement fight.
  • -- Hats off to Andy Ristie who had some troubles within his camp leading into GLORY 12, including a rift with his longtime trainer, Lucien Carbin, as well as a few nagging injuries. He really made the best of a bad situation.
  • -- Ben Edwards had a myriad of troubles leading into the event as well, namely with getting a visa for the United States. He arrived later on in the week than he would have liked to due to this, then on arrival had his luggage lost, which meant he had to find all new gear. Jhonata Diniz was wearing Chicago Bulls basketball shorts on the undercard due to having his luggage lost as well.
  • -- Spike TV displayed a quote hyping up the event from the site and attributed it to "Liver Shot." This is my cross to bear.
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glory

My god, what else can you say about Andy Ristie other than he just had the night of his career in New York city. He now holds KO victories over Giorgio Petrosyan and Robin van Roosmalen. In one night. Seriously, that is just insanity. Andry Ristie was riding a wave of momentum coming off of the knockout of Giorgio Petrosyan and he did absolutely everything right against Robin van Roosmalen.

Ristie was able to drop Robin near the tail end of round one only for Robin to work his way back up to his feet. The second round he tried to play it a bit more conservatively but Ristie was able to land another incredible combination which put Robin van Roosmalen down and left him unable to respond to the count.

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