|Heavyweight (Per 4/15)|
|Light HW (per 4/15)|
|Middleweight (per 4/15)|
|Welterweight (per 4/15)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 4/15)|
|3.||Robin van Roosmalen|
|65kg (per 1/20)|
It seems that 2014 is going to be the year where Kickboxing organizations are on the hunt for great, young talent, as we've seen K-1, SuperKombat and now Final Fight based out of Croatia push forward with initiatives to discover the next great Kickboxing superstar. For Final Fight's effort they will be calling it "FFC Futures."FFC Futures will be a series of four events held in the tourist city of Opatija, Croatia and heavily feature up-and-coming talents in both MMA and Kickboxing, with cash, prizes and even contracts to fight on bigger Final Fight cards given out.
These events will also be headlined by fights from bigger name fighters under the FFC banner, meaning that the shows will have appeal beyond just finding new talent. The first event is scheduled for March 1st in Opatija and there will be a press conference in Croatia on the 22nd with more details.Add a comment
GLORY 14 Zagreb is still a ways away, taking place on March 8th in Zagreb, Croatia, being headlined by Mirko "Cro Cop" Filiipovic vs. Remy Bonjasky, but it is the first big GLORY event of the year and should be an exciting one. Much of the card is still veiled in mystery, but then again, we have a month and a half before the event happens, which is a lot of time. What we do know is that there will be a Middleweight Contender tournament on the card.
Our good friend Steven "The Warman" Wright has once again put together a highlight for the past year, this time it is a 25-minute epic that shows all of the great action that happened in 2013. So go ahead and relive some of the best moments from Kickboxing and Muay Thai, but be prepared to spend some time on this one, as it's as long as a television show.Add a comment
Yokkao 6 was the first big event of this year and is safely in the books right now. For those that have been itching to see the video footage of it, while you might have to wait a while longer, never fear, as there is some highlight footage available (below). It's a lot to take in, yes, but it's a great nine minutes of muay thai action.
To top it off, we're hearing that Yokkao 7 is scheduled for February 7th in the Pattaya World Boxing Stadium. While there is very little else available to go on right now, word is on the street that the legendary Saenchai will be fighting on the card in what looks to be his first fight of the year, coming off of a very controversial loss at the K-1 World MAX event in Foshan, China on December 28th. If the past few Yokkao events are any indicator they'll be working on putting together a great card for February.Add a comment
It's Saturday, January 11th which means that K-1 will be holding their K-1 World MAX Quarter Final in Gran Canaria event today at 21:30 GMT time. As always you'll be able to catch all of the action here live on LiverKick.com. You can check out the full event card here. Oh yeah, it's free.
On January 12th Enfusion Live will present their first event of the year, including a -57kg Women's World Title fight. Here is a breakdown of the card;
This weekend in Gran Canaria, Spain, K-1 is set to put forth their second K-1 World MAX 2013 Quarter Final event. This event will feature two additional Quarter Final bouts leading up to the K-1 World MAX 2013 Finals in February. The event will be free on Epicentre.tv thanks to TopBetta.com this time out and is set to start at 21:30 GMT time on Saturday.
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SuperKombat's 2013 came to a close after their last SuperKombat WGP event that saw new champions crowned in many divisions, including a SuperKombat WGP Champion for the third year running. As SuperKombat looks ahead into 2014 they have decided to begin licensing out the brand to interested promoters to help to bring SuperKombat to more cities than they alone could do. It's an interesting idea that we've seen other promotions do, namely K-1 over the past year with their K-1 World Tour events, which can make everyone happy.
SuperKombat gets money from licensing out the brand, as well as finds new talent from these promoters, while the promoters get to promote a larger brand with their own local stars. Fighters also get experience on a show with a solid name brand and can leverage that for more opportunities in the future. It's a win-win for everyone.
“Those kind of events are not organized by SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship but the promoters can get the license to host the elimination bouts. The winners of these qualification fights will have their places in SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship’s events, including the New Heroes and the World Grand Prix series. On the other hand, all the events and qualification fights included in other events will be announced exclusively on SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship’s website at www.superkombat.com," added Eduard Irimia.
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This Friday, January 3rd, at the PAttaya World Boxing Stadium in Thailand Yokkao will present their sixth major event, their first of this year. We've been hearing about it for a while and now we have the full matchmaking for Friday's event, including a few interesting fights! The main event between Sittichai and Wanchalerm also includes the carrot of a KO bonus for either man if they can knock the other one add, an added incentive for sure.
GLORY likes to wrap up events by posting videos showing what went down at them and GLORY 13 was no different. GLORY 13 saw Nieky Holzken hold onto his top spot in GLORY's Welterweight division as well as legends squaring off in the Heavyweight division. So watch the highlights of GLORY's last show for 2013 while you celebrate the new year.Add a comment