|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
|Middleweight (per 1/20)|
|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
Man, as if Cris "Cyborg" Justino fighting in Lion Fight wasn't weird enough, now her original opponent, Martina Jindrova, has pulled out of the fight this Friday due to an injury and Lion Fight has had to find a late replacement by the way of Jennifer Colomb. Here's the skinny from the statement they issued today;
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Lion Fight CEO Scott Kent stated, “Martina Jindrova had to pull out on short notice due to injury, and fortunately we were able to sign Jennifer Colomb and get her to Las Vegas to take on Cyborg. We wish Martina well and hope she recovers quickly. We also thank Team Colomb for working with Lion Fight to give our fans this incredible fight Friday night between two female Muay Thai Champions.”
“I am disappointed that Martina got injured and had to withdraw, but I have trained very hard and am grateful that Jennifer Colomb has stepped up,” said Cris “Cyborg”. “Nothing changes - I am ready and will bring it to Colomb on Friday night.”
30-year old Jennifer Colomb has an incredible record of 10 wins with 10 knockouts and zero losses. The 5’9” French Muay Thai Champion trains with the renowned team Kan-Kra out of Bordeaux, France and is known for her aggression, strength and crushing KOs. Taking this fight with one week’s notice, Lion Fight 11 will mark the first time ever that Colomb has fought in America.
“It is short notice but I am ready and very excited to take this opportunity and fight for Lion Fight Muay Thai in America against one of the best female fighters in the world,” said Colomb.
So SUPERKOMBAT's Eduard Irimia has decided to pay some homage to the world of traditional martial arts with this year's Festival dell'Oriente in Italy. Think of this festival as, well, a huge martial arts festival that will have over 5,000 martial artists from 113 countries competing for a world championship. How SUPERKOMBAT fits in is that on the third day of the festival they will host SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes: Asia vs. the Rest of the World.
The entire Festival dell'Oriente event is based around amateur competition and SUPERKOMBAT is looking to establish itself not only as a professional sports league, but one that is in tune with culture, martial arts and history. SUPERKOMBAT's New Heroes event will also be the only professional sporting event held at the Festival dell'Oriente and will be broadcast to all of SUPERKOMBAT's media partners around the world.
It's an interesting concept and it's cool to see SUPERKOMBAT being involved with something that is connected with the roots of the sport like that.Add a comment
Well, god damn, tomorrow is a big day for K-1, as they are holding the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 event in Mallorca, Spain. The event will feature Buakaw Banchamek, Andy Souwer, Henri Van Opstal, Yasuhiro Kido, Enrico Kehl and many others in one of K-1's biggest events of this year. There has been a lot of movement on the K-1 front over the past few days. As we've already gone over before, the event will be streamed live tomorrow in the afternoon here in the United States. You can watch the event live here on LiverKick!
There was a press conference yesterday afternoon live in Mallorca, featuring what fighters had arrived already. There is also a video posted from The Fight Network in Canada of Kru Alin from K-1 giving a preview of the event from before he left for Mallorca.
For those looking to bet on the event, you are in luck as K-1 has forged a deal with TopBetta.com so that you can place bets directly on the fights! They use the European betting system, so if you are like me, American, and used to -140, etc., well, get used to it? We'll hopefully have footage from the weigh-ins shortly, but there are photos on K-1's Facebook and it looks like there are a ton of people there, which bodes well for tomorrow's event.Add a comment
Yokkao is one of the better-known gear companies within the world of Muay Thai and a lot of the time we end up with questions like; where can I get Yokkao gear in the United States. The answer was, to say the least, kind of frustrating. Yokkao gear was a bit tough to come by here stateside, but it looks like that is all changing as Yokkao announces their official US shop!
That means if you live in the United States you can finally get your own Yokkao gear direct! That means gloves, pads, shorts, t-shirts and more. There is now a Muay Thai Combat San Francisco, which will serve as the base of operations out there, with Stefania Picelli opening up the office just weeks ago now; “The project that I am starting in the US will give each and every US State the opportunity to sell Yokkao Boxing. All of what I am doing with Muay Thai Combat and Yokkao is being copied by the world round, but a copy is ONLY a copy and I am proud to be the original one and only with fresh ideas to keep our fans happy, impressed and wanting more .. so USA, Get Ready!”Add a comment
Yokkao are not only one of the top gear companies in the world, but with the cooperation of Stefania Picelli, they promote a few big muay thai events a year that have always been fan favorites. Their events have provided some of the most anticipated and talked-about Muay Thai fights for fans. Their next event is set to go down in March 2014 from the Muay Thai-rich country of England! Muay Thai Combat Mania England promises to be a great show, promoted by Brizo Calder of SuperShowDown in conjunction with Yokkao and Stefania Picelli.
They announced on their Facebook today that the event will be headlined by Liam Harrison vs. Damien Alamos in a Full Rules Muay Thai fight at 64kg, five rounds at three minutes apiece. We've also been informed by our friends at Yokkao of two other huge bouts set for the event.
Rungravee Sasiprapa vs. Dean James
Tim Thomas vs. Reece McAllister
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New York has long been one of the hotbeds for Muay Thai and Kickboxing in the United States and GLORY Sports International has taken a keen focus on New York as one of its home bases for the coming years -- for a good reason. GLORY has held a number of events in New York already, including GLORY 9 and smaller Road 2 Glory events with local promoter Lou Neglia at at the helm, but it looks like now that GLORY has an abundance of options, tapping into some of the other top promoters in the area.
GLORY announced today that they have forged new partnerships with popular promotions Friday Night Fights and TaKe-On Promotions based out of New York. For those who regularly read the site or follow NYC's scene these names will be very familiar for you, as they are two of the biggest and most popular promotions in New York. This means that their roster of promoters in New York is now up to three, which could mean more events in the area in the upcoming months.
GLORY's next event in New York is GLORY 12 NYC, which goes down at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 23rd.Add a comment
The K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 is just a matter of days away now and there are still some gears in motion in the K-1 machine. The big news from a few days ago was that K-1 has signed a deal with Thai Airways International, who will be sponsoring the event and have made it feasible for the stream, available here on LiverKick.com as well as Epicentre.tv, to be available free of charge to all. Of course, that all comes with a catch, as countries like Canada and Belgium, which have exclusive television deals in place, will not be able to view the stream. So everyone say thank you to Thai Airways International then, they just saved you $20!
The other news is that Mike Zambidis has pulled out of the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16. I won't lie, this was shaky from the start here, in part due to Zambo's management being the promoters from last year's tournament in Greece and some of the fallout from that. If you have been curious as to why everything like fighters and matches were announced so late, it was in part because Zambidis changed his mind just a few weeks away from the tournament and negotiated to get into the tournament again. Then there was talk of him not wanting to fight in the tournament anymore and being unhappy with drawing Elam Ngor. His pulling out is a disappointment, but it seems like getting Zambidis on board was too much of a hassle for K-1 at this point, anyway.
Replacing Zambidis will be Ismat Aghazade from the country of Azerbaijan.Add a comment
Can't Stop Crazy isn't really a fight team, exactly, just like it isn't just a way of mind. Can't Stop Crazy is sort of a collective within the West Coast Muay Thai scene that features some of the best muay thai fighters in the country who are just friends with each other and look to help each other out. So when they all converged upon one location to help prepare for fights something cool happens, which was captured on video by Jeff Dojillo, and we will be happy to share with you on here.
Kevin Ross is preparing for a fight in Lion Fight come the end of September and Joe Schilling is preparing for the GLORY 10 Los Angeles Middleweight tournament, so both men will have their hands full come the end of September. Check out this video below.Add a comment
Right in line with the rumors that we've been hearing, GLORY will be heading back to Japan for the end of the year once again, this time instead of on New Year's Eve it will be on December 21st at the Ariake Colosseum in a night featuring a Welterweight/77kg tournament. The only name announced for the tournament this so far is longtime Golden Glory member Nieky Holzken, who sits atop the GLORY rankings at 77kg/170lbs currently.
If I were to wager a guess as to who else will be involved, I'd look at GLORY 10's undercard fight between Alexander Stetsurenko and Karapet Karapetyan and GLORY 11's Joe Valtellini vs. Kharim Ghajji to complete the tournament spots, but that is just a [very] educated guess on my part. They also will be booking a series of Super Fights, for what they are calling a "SuperFight Series," which does make me curious as to what that exactly means. Once again, if I were to guess, I'd say that it had something to do with Spike TV.Add a comment
In the past LiverKick has been dedicated to bringing you some of the best and greatest Kickboxing events from all over the world, from GLORY, It's Showtime and SuperKombat and we look to continue that trend by becoming an official partner with K-1's broadcast partner, Epicentre, to bring to you, the best Kickboxing fans in the world, the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 live here on LiverKick. You can view the fight card here.
The event will be on September 14th at 1PM Eastern time here in the US, 6PM London time in the UK and will cost $19.99 USD. So we invite you to join us on September 14th for the K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 event live here on LiverKick. Remember that purchasing the PPV through the site helps to support LiverKick so we can continue to bring you the latest and greatest in Kickboxing coverage.
UPDATE: Thanks to K-1's sponsorship deal with Thai Airways International the stream will now be free!Add a comment