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|4.||Marc de Bonte|
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|3.||Robin van Roosmalen|
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Today is the day! The K-1 World MAX 2013 Final 16 goes down live from Palma de Mallorca, Spain live at 3:00PM Eastern time here in the United States. The event is the Final 16 of this year's K-1 World MAX tournament, which means eight tournament bouts are set for the card, featuring Andy Souwer vs. Yasuhiro Kido, Buakaw Banchamek vs. David Calvo, Enrico Kehl vs. Henri Van Opstal and more! Tune in live, right here on LiverKick or via Epicentre.tv. Either way you do it, the event is absolutely free of charge!
We'll be bringing you live updates from the event so keep refreshing LiverKick!
K-1 MAX Reserve Bout: Christopher Mena (R3 - Dec.) Chad Sugden - They were closely matched up throughout the first two rounds, but Mena scored a knockdown in the third round which secured the decision for him.
Final 16: Maximo Suarez (R3 - Dec.) Miodrag Olar - Damn, this was just an all-out war. Olar fought very hard, with super heavy hands but Suarez had technique on his side.
Final 16: Buakaw Banchamek (R1 - TKO) David Calvo - What a demolition! Buakaw knocked Calvo down early with a devastating punch to the liver, only for Calvo to stand back up, then get hit with another and was unable to answer the ref!
Final 16: Lee Sung-Hyun (R3 - Dec.) Charles Francois - Lee got a solid knockdown in the first round which helped to dictate the pace of the fight. Francois had a stronger second round, but Lee took the third round easily.
Final 16: Shane Campbell (R1 - KO) Wallace Lopes - Wow, Shane Campbell. Wallace Lopes missed weight and was docked a point but it didn't matter as a kick to the liver (YEAH!) put Lopes down and kept him down.
Final 16: Enriko Kehl (R3 - Dec.) Henri van Opstal - Close, competitive fight. Van Opstal took the first round, but Kehl came back in the second round with the body shots that did some damage, following up with the same stuff in round three for the win.
Final 16: Zhou ZhiPeng (R3 - Dec.) Joey Pagluiso - One of those down and dirty fights that saw a lot of clinching from both sides. Pagliuso was given a yellow card in round three which made it clear that the fight would go in the way of Zhou.
Final 16: Elam Ngor (R3 - KO) Ismat Aghazade - Another ugly fight with Aghazade getting a yellow card for clinching. Ngor landed a body punch and low kick that put Ismat down, with him unable to answer the ref's count in time.
Final 16: Andy Souwer (R3 - Dec.) Yasuhiro Kido - This fight was a lot closer than most would have expected, with Souwer being in control most of the bout but Kido landing some really clean shots. A cut was open over Souwer's eye and it was inspected, but he was cleared to finish the bout.
K-1 World Grand Prix Qualifier: Frank Munoz (R3 - Dec.) Damien Garcia - God, this fight was AWFUL.Add a comment
This weekend might have been a bit slow when it comes to Kickboxing news, but in Australia there was a battle between two big name Heavyweights by the way of Catalin Morosanu from Romania squaring off against Australia's own Ben Edwards. The two were competing for the Kings of Kombat Heavyweight Championship, but I think most importantly, for standing in the Heavyweight division across the world. Morosanu has been trying to make his way into the elite for a while now, somewhere that Edwards has had experience.
It turned into a slugfest early on, according to reports that we've received, with Morosanu fighting the way that we all know he fights; heavy hands, looking for the knockout blow. Edwards, on the other hand, who hasn't always been known as a technician, fought a smarter fight by going after Morosanu's legs throughout the bout. Morosanu was focused on knocking Ben's head off, which meant that he was not of the mind to check the leg kicks, which was his undoing when it came time for the judges to deliberate.
Edwards won the Majority decision over Morosanu, but it sounds like it was a very entertaining and exciting fight.Add a comment
This weekend was a double shot of SUPERKOMBAT, with the first event being of the SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes persuasion, while the second night was a bigger event by the way of SUPERKOMBAT VIP Edition, featuring Mike Zambidis in a SUPERKOMBAT Championship fight. It was a big weekend for the SUPERKOMBAT crew as they announce that they are on Fight Now TV here in the United States as well as the signing of K-1 Heavyweight Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller, as well as crowning Mike Zambidis as their 71kg Championship.
Here are the results from SUPERKOMBAT VIP Edition;
If there are two names on the SUPERKOMBAT roster I wouldn't mind seeing a lot more of, it would certainly be the high-flying Stoica brothers, Andrei and Bogdan.
Some of the most talented Romanian kickboxers in the game, the brothers competed side-by-side on SUPERKOMBAT's latest "New Heroes" event in Târgoviște. Easily the biggest and most technically skilled names on the card, Bogdan and Andrei took on Marsan Yohan and Zinedine Hameur Lain, respectively.
Bogdan made short work of his opponent, cutting Yohan with a flying knee only seconds into the first round. The ref called a stop to the fight moments later.
Andrei's fight lasted longer, but was equally one sided. The older Stoica brother abused Hameur Lain for 2 and half rounds, dropping his opponent with a nasty body shot in the second and pounding his arm with blistering left kicks throughout. Just when it looked like the Romanian would be content to coast to a unanimous decision victory, Andrei unleashed a brutal right hand that put Hameur Lain down and out for good.
I'd like both Andrei and Bogdan to face a step-up in competition in the near future, considering they've been absolutely plowing through mostly everyone SUPERKOMBAT has put in front of them. While Bogdan no doubt needed a warm-up fight or two after coming back from a nearly career ending moto accident, it's relatively clear he's leagues above the level of talent he's been facing.
You can check out the two finishes below, and expect ful results from Targoviste later in the day.
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Friday Night Fights was back at the Broad Street Ballroom Friday night with a short but sweet card of great fights. The action started with a scrappy, rock ‘em sock ‘em bout with very little kicking but a lot of punching, followed by a fight that had all the clinching, kneeing, and kicking that the first fight lacked.
The next two JR. Middleweight fights were very exciting, with Mike Koufalis kicking off a night of victories for Renzo Gracie NYC. The southpaw used beautiful technique and striking combinations to break the three fight win streak of Weapons 9’s formerly undefeated Sean McCardle. McCardle was rocked twice in round 2 and failed to answer the bell for round 3, giving Koufalis the win by TKO. After that, N.J. McLaughlin made short work of Eric Broullet with a TKO 1 minute 22 seconds in round 1. Then Jafar “Cookie Monster” Toshev won the crowd over with packs of cookies as well as the fight against Chris Tapia. Tapia looked very powerful, but couldn’t seem to capitalize on most of their striking exchanges or in the clinch, while Toshev utilized a very nasty face teep and low kick and eventually took the win by UD.
The Main Event was a full rules pro bout between Joe Sampieri and James Martinez. Martinez swept Sampieri immediately but Sampieri bounced right up and spent the rest of the round in beast mode and made Martinez pay; he dumped Martinez on the ground repeatedly and was very aggressive. Martinez was visibly rocked at the end of the round, got an eight count and was only narrowly saved by the bell. Sampieri continued to dominate in round two, dropping Martinez with a right head kick that gave him the win by TKO at 46 seconds into the round.
The next fight was a full rules five round bout between amateur featherweight fighters with hair statements, Joe ‘Mustache’ Mueller and Rudy ‘Flat Top’ Felix (not their actual fight names). Both fighters started slowly but rapidly proceeded to flashier techniques and flying strikes, which were a pleasure to watch. Felix dominated the first half of the fight but seemed to lose speed in the later rounds, which allowed Mueller to come back in the clinch.
Following was the only title fight of the night, a full rules five round fight for the JR. Middleweight Title Belt between Sean Fagan and Chris Williams. Williams, who fought just a few weeks ago in New Jersey, controlled the fight and outmuscled Fagan in the clinch. Fagan was very gritty and managed to cut Williams in round one, but couldn’t seem to get anything else started until round four, when his right cross started landing. Williams continued to dominate but was docked a point in round five for an illegal knee, and judges opted to give the win to hometown favorite, Fagan, by UD.
The final Co-Main event fight was a full rules pro bout between Elijah Clarke and Michael Stevens. Clarke had the reach advantage but Stevens was able to get in and force the fight into the clinch, and was not shy about throwing elbows either. There was some confusion about the actual length of the fight, whether it was to be three rounds or five rounds, and while both fighters looked game to keep it going, much to everyone’s disappointment the fight was called at the end of three rounds. Clarke got the final win of the night for Renzo Gracie NYC by split decision.
Friday Night Fights August 16th Results
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MAX Muay Thai held their last big event on August 10th in China, where newly-signed K-1 fighter Buakaw Banchamek made his return to the ring in actual competition. MAX Muay Thai has picked up the mantle of Thai Fight by having Thailand vs. the World as a running theme and this show was no different, with the Thai fighters facing off against some formidable competition from far away lands. Of course, these fights were a bit more competitive, but the Thai fighters were able to walk away victorious in the end.
Fans might have wanted more fireworks or finishes, but these were some solid fights. You have to remember that Buakaw hasn't fought a real fight in a while now, consider this a tune-up fight.
67kg Tournament: Saketdao (R3 - Dec.) Liam Harrison
Kem Sitsongpeenong (R3 - KO) Maiki Karatanasis
Sittichai Sitsongpeenong (R3 - Dec.) Jordan Watson
Buakaw Banchamek (R3 - Dec.) Dong WenFei
Slamm held their last big event, Slamm!! Soema Na Basi IV yesterday in Suriname which featured a few fights of note, with the biggest being the main event between Slamm's Ismael Londt and Romania's Benjamin Adegbuyi. Adegbuyi has really burst onto the scene over the last few years, fighting some really legitimate competition and holding his own. This fight was no different, as this was arguably one of the biggest fights of his young career. Adegbuyi was the aggressor throughout the fight, landing a hard shot in the first round that had Londt reeling but the referee didn't count as a down. The third round was the real deciding factor, as a left hook sent Londt crashing to the canvas, proving to be the biggest shot of the fight. Londt fought hard, though, and was able to get up, but not able to score any significant blows before the fight ended.
The big win for Adegbuyi helps to propel his career even further now, with a win over a top ten Heavyweight. Here are more results from the event, courtesy of the MixFight forums.
1. A +95 kg 3x3 Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt (Suriname) vs Benny Adegbuyi (Roemenië) WOP
2. MMA Pro 75 kg Victor “Tigri” Kuku (Angola) WOP vs Djamil Chan (China/Suriname)
3. A 70 kg 3x3 Cedric Manhoef (Suriname) WOP vs Mika Tahitu (Molukken)
4. A 82,5 kg 3x3 Darryl Sichtman (Suriname) WOP vs Fernando Groenhart (Nederland)
5. A 95 Kg 3x3 Dangelo Marshall (Suriname) WOP vs Nedd Evan (Aruba)
6. C 78 Kg 3x3 Valentino Brunswijk (Suriname) vs Marciano Bhoegwandas (Suriname) WOP
This weekend Jerome Le Banner continued his march of dominance over moderately decent competition as he fought against the promising up-and-comer that is Vitaly Akhramenko in France at Fight Night San Tropez. The fight was for the WKN Super Heavyweight Championship, which saw Le Banner stop Akhramenko in the second round in a fight that had a lot of fight fans interested. Akhramenko was a step up from some of the other competition that we've seen Le Banner against and this is a fantastic warm-up for his fight against Sergei Kharitonov at GLORY 10 Los Angeles.
The event also saw Emmanuel Payet defeating Arnold Oborotov by decision for the WKN Light Heavyweight World Title, Vladimir Mineev defeated Thiago Beowulf for the WKN Heavyweight World title and Nicolas Wambas stopping former K-1 great Stefan Leko in the fourth round in a Super Fight. Another highlight for the event was that Sylvester Stallone was in attendance at the event, most likely checking out what Jerome Le Banner does best in his home of France.Add a comment
Take On Productions returned for a third time to Atlantic City, giving Muay Thai fighters and fans from all over a little taste of what it means to be “Jersey Strong” by bringing the fights back to Bally’s Hotel & Casino. Highlights included several full-rules amateur bouts, particularly the first woman’s fight of the night, Jess Ng of Sitan Gym versus Kit Fung of Queens MMA. After a full-rules, five round battle, Ng was the victor by Unanimous Decision, giving her her tenth consecutive win. Dubious judging marred an otherwise great showing in the main event which featured Omar Estevez of Sitan Gym versus a very cocky Christopher Williams of Pound 4 Pound MMA. After some flagrant showboating in the first round, Williams fought a close fight with Estevez, and took a controversial win by Unanimous Decision, which was met with loud booing from the crowd.
Take On Muay Thai XXII
Ricardo Mixco (Crazy 88 Maryland) def Chris Berrocal (Impact Muay Thai) via UD
Nick Grant (The Wat) def Christian O’Bannon (Sitan Gym PA) via Split Decision
Vinnie Landolfo (Impact Muay Thai) def Dan Walls (Choice Martial Arts NJ) via Split Decision
Carl Gaeta (5 Points Muay Thai) def Matt Bonaventure (Pinpoint Muay Thai) via UD
Gerson Ochoa (Daddis Fight Camp) def Joe Laterra (Impact Muay Thai) via TKO RD 3
Jess Ng (Sitan Gym NY) def Kit Fung (Queens MMA) via UD
Keeman Diop (Crazy 88 Maryland) def Boya Gao (Cool Hearts Muay Thai) via TKO RD 1
Pete Bouton (Impact Muay Thai) def Derrick Garlington (BC MMA) via UD
Nicole Scimeme (Pride Fitness & MMA NY) def Bridget Mceleice (Daddis Fight Camp) via UD
Paul Banasiak (Thornton Muay Thai CT) def Jose Araujo (The Wat) via Split Decision
Georgui Smaguin (Pride Fitness & MMA NY) def Brian Hansen (5 Points Muay Thai) via UD
Christopher Williams (Pound 4 Pound MMA Canada) def Omar Estevez (Sitan Gym NY) via UD
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So, I'm well aware that Lion Fight 10 went down last night, but where was the live coverage? Albuquerque has been in the middle of monsoon season, which means crazy storms, tons of lightning, flash flooding and everything else in the book outside of biblical plagues. For some reason my satellite never went down last night, but my internet was spotty at best, so here are the Lion Fight 10 results kind of late, but better than never.
The main event saw Yodsanklai batter and bruise Chike Lindsay, who had a good first round but then felt the full power of Yodsanklai and was unable to do much. The co-main event saw Matt Embree and Kevin Ross square off in a decision that is hotly-contested, but if you watch the fight closely, Embree was indeed the winner. Ross was applying a lot of pressure throughout the fight, but Embree was landing the cleaner strikes and counters. Ross rallied near the end, but it wasn't enough in the judges eyes to give him the W.
Tiffany Van Soest lived up to her hype in capturing the Lion Fight Women's Featherweight Championship against a tough Lucy Payne via a first round stoppage. A few well placed punches followed up by some brutal elbows was all that the ref needed to see before he stepped in to call the fight. Sean Kearney came in on late notice against a man he knows very well in Malaipet Sasiprapa and once again Malaipet was able to get the better of him, just working him over the whole fight with his kicks and clinchwork.
Ognjen Topic and Coke Chunhawat put on what was arguably the most entertaining fight of the night, as Ognjen was strong earlier on in the fight, but Coke was able to surge later in the fight thanks to the local fans cheering him on. It was a classic battle of Ognjen being stronger from the outside and Coke feeling more comfortable in close with the clinch. The opening fight saw two less experienced fighters in Jason Andrada and JP Cole square off in what was a good scrap and saw Andrada take the W.
Yodsanklai Fairtex (R5 - UD) Chike Lindsay
Matt Embree (R5 - UD) Kevin Ross
Tiffany Van Soest (R1 - TKO) Lucy Payne
Malaipet Sasiprapa (R5 - Dec.) Sean Kearney
Ognjen Topic (R5 - SD) Coke Chunhawat
Jason Andrada (R5 - UD) JP ColeAdd a comment