|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)|
Whenever the name Buakaw comes up people want to know if and when he'll sign with GLORY, when the reality is that his life is far more complicated than just signing a new contract now, and has been for a while. Buakaw Banchamek, formerly Buakaw Por. Pramuk, has had his life become very public over the last year or so, with his struggles against former camp Por. Pramuk and then with former promoter in Thai Fight. Now he is fighting for MAX Muay Thai, although he hasn't been able to "fight" due to a court case against Thai Fight.
Buakaw has instead been fighting demo fights, which means just exhibitions that don't count as legitimate fights towards his record, but still have him involved in the show to put butts in the seats. In a way it is kind of brilliant, if not kind of obnoxious.
Well, according to this photo from MAX Muay Thai's Facebook page, Buakaw can now fight for them, possibly on the August event in China.Add a comment
Enfusion Live is back with another event tomorrow, in Tenerife, Spain. There's been some changes to the original fight card, with Andy Souwer no longer fighting. He was originally scheduled to fight Maximo Suarez.
Suarez will end up facing Duoli Chen. Souwer will be at the event, but for a different reason. His teammate Josh Jauncey will be taking on Enfusion's 70kg champion David Calvo. Also at 70kg will be Abraham Roqueni once again in action, against hometown fighter Elam Ngor.
Enfusion Live is also putting one of their world titles on the line at 90kg, between Wendell Roche and Moises Ruibal.
70kg: David Calvo vs. Josh Jauncey
70kg: Abraham Roqueni vs. Elam Ngor
HW: Moises Baute vs. Luis Morais
54kg: Iman Barlow vs. Eva Naranja
70kg: Maximo Suarez vs. Duoli Chen
90kg: Wendell Roche vs. Moises RuibalAdd a comment
Muay Thai and Kickboxing living legend John Wayne Parr not only picked up an impressive recent win inside of a cage wearing MMA gloves, but he's apparently been tapped to head to Montreal to train with UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, helping GSP prepare for his upcoming title bout against Johny Hendricks. This also means that we'll see John Wayne Parr cageside at UFC 167 to help corner Georges St. Pierre.
Here is the statement from JWP via his Facebook today.
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"Received another email off Firas, looks like I am going to Tristar in Canada early August for 2 weeks for the sole purpose of training George St Pierre with his striking. The best part is the boys will be flying me to Vegas to be part of the corner in November when GSP takes on Johnny Hendricks.
This is without doubt the biggest opportunity of my life. Thank you Firas & GSP!"
Kickboxing news in the summer is always kind of at a lull. In the past we'd usually see a K-1 MAX show and maybe an It's Showtime event, but it looks like Glory 9 was the last big show for a while before things go back into full swing in September with K-1 putting on the K-1 World MAX Final 16 and GLORY 10 LA going down.
With that being said, Kickboxing never truly sleeps in Europe. On August 4th in France there will be a pretty cool card going down featuring Jerome Le Banner, Arnold Oborotov and Stefan Leko at Fight Night Saint-Tropez.
Fight Night Saint Tropez
+100 kg: Jerome Le Banner (Francja) vs James Smith (USA)
WKN World Championship
100 kg: Vladimir Mineev (Rosja) vs Thiago Beowulf (Brazylia)
95,8 kg: Emmanuel Payet (Francja) vs Arnold Oborotov (Litwa)
Superfight - 4 x 2 min
+100 kg: Stefan Leko (Niemcy) vs Nicolas Wamba (Francja)
59,6 kg: Helene Loewinski (Szwecja) vs Alena Hola (Czechy)
+100 kg: Thomas Vanneste (Belgia) vs Vladymir Toksyatynov (Rosja/Niemcy)
Extrafight - 3 x 2 min
92 kg: Antony Rea (Francja) vs Laurent Atriffi (Belgia)
70 kg: Philippe Salmon (Francja) vs Sansong Moua (Francja)
100 kg: Marc Vliger (Francja) vs Cédric Ameline (Francja)
Turniej - 82 kg
Yoann Koangolo (Szwajcaria)
Mourad Hosni (Francja)
Freddy Marius Bructer (Francja)
Eduard Andronache (Francja)
Nathan "Carnage" Corbett has been one of the most sought after fighters by fans to make the jump over to kickboxing and fight big names, and it looks like it's finally going to happen. Today it was announced by Mark "The Hammer" Castagnini on the Hammer Time Fight Show that Corbett had signed a two fight deal with GLORY.
Demand for Corbett in GLORY had been high prior to the signing, with rumors going back of the promotion pursuing the Australian fighter for quite some time now. Corbett is of course the best heavier weight Muay Thai fighter in the world, and one of the main reasons why he's held in such high regard is his fight with Tyrone Spong in 2009, where Corbett knocked Spong out but ended up with a no contest to show for it. He's mainly stuck to fighting in Muay Thai with a kickboxing bout here and there.
Corbett fights at 95kg, the weight where Tyrone Spong just won the eight man light heavyweight tournament. It seems like they're destined to fight again, now that they're in the same promotion. According to Castagnini, Corbett will debut with GLORY in October in Chicago.
Corbett's last fight came in April, where he knocked out Kamil Sokolowski in the first round. In 2012, he defeated fellow GLORY fighters Steve McKinnon (for the second time) and Stephane Susperregui.Add a comment
Most of us Americans know Joe Schilling pretty well. Honestly, he's one of the most popular Muay Thai fighters that we have, as we've seen from his fights at Lion Fight which have caused crazy arguments throughout the internet. Joe has the unique ability to polarize people through his personality and how he talks leading up to fights, but no matter what your opinion is of Joe promoting his fights, there is no doubt that he brings it when he steps into the ring.
Check out this interview with Schilling that Glory posted on their official site.Add a comment
It feels like a great weight lifted off of my shoulders that GLORY have finally gone ahead and announced that GLORY 10 will be in Los Angeles, California (or at least in the area of Los Angeles). GLORY 10 will feature a one-night, four man Middleweight tournament with four of the best in the business going toe-to-toe. It is Joe Schilling, Artem Levin, Steven Wakeling and Jason Wilnis competing for being called the GLORY Middleweight Champion.
On top of that is the main event which is Jerome Le Banner vs. Sergei Kharitonov as well as a Super Fight between Robin Van Roosmalen and Shemsi Beqiri. There will be much more announced soon for the card.
It takes place September 28th at the Citizen's Bank Arena in Ontario, California.Add a comment
Today we got word on a pretty big fight that will be going down in Australia this fall in their Kings of Kombat promotion, between two well-recognized and respected Heavyweights in the world of Kickboxing. Australia's own Ben Edwards is set to face off against SUPERKOMBAT's Romanian sensation Catalin Morosanu. This is set to go down in Melbourne, Australia on September 7th at Kings of Kombat.
We've also gotten word that Steve Moxon will be involved in a 70kg Super Fight on the same card. Stay tuned for more information as it comes in.Add a comment
Yuta Kubo and Masaaki Noiri recently met in the finals of the first 65kg eight man tournament in GLORY, at GLORY 8 Tokyo on May 3. Kubo won a decision, in a fight that was plagued by a low blow after Noiri had already suffered on earlier in the event against Liam Harrison. It was the second time the two had fought, with Kubo having won their first encounter back in 2011.
Kubo and Noiri will fight for the third time, at Krush.32 on September 1 in Nagoya, Japan. This fight though will take place at the highest weight that the two will have fought each other, at 67kg and Yuta Kubo's 67kg Krush title that he won in January will be on the line. Their first fight was at 63kg, and their second fight, as aforementioned, was at 65kg.
So far the card also has two other fights set. At 70kg, Yoshihiro Sato looks to extend his win streak to four, against Shintaro Matsukura. At 55kg, Shota Takiya takes on Ryuma Tobe.Add a comment
GLORY is planning something big for their Spike TV debut. Originally the bout which was set for the fall was Semmy Schilt vs. Gokhan Saki, with Saki challenging for Schilt's Heavyweight Championship, but as we now know, Schilt showing up is a long shot at best. Glory have been pushing for Schilt to continue fighting, but with Bas Rutten's announcement on Monday it seems like everyone is admitting that Semmy Schilt is probably not going to continue fighting.
The rumored headlining bout for the GLORY Spike TV debut is none other than Gokhan Saki against Tyrone Spong, which makes a lot of sense as both men are more popular among American audiences and are the top fighters in Glory's rankings (of course Daniel Ghita sits in between them, but it happens). Tyrone Spong was the headliner for GLORY's American debut in New York City, winning the Light Heavyweight Slam tournament.
The two met in 2009 in K-1, with Gokhan Saki defeating Spong via TKO in an Extension Round.Add a comment