|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)|
TakeOn Productions returned to the Resorts World Casino for its 21st show last night with another great event for the New York fans. Several of the fights, including two of the three professional bouts, ended by TKO.
Jason Van Oijen (Dogen Gym NY) vs Georgui Smaguin (Pride Fitness & MMA NY)
An anticipated rematch after their first fight ended in a draw, both men came out hard, with Van Oijen, who had the distinct height advantage, getting the best of most of the exchanges, particularly in the clinch. After setting a very aggressive pace in the first two rounds, both men slowed considerably going into the latter half of the fight. Smaguin rallied in the 3rd round and threw several punches that sent the sweat spraying, but Van Oijen began unloading with kicks and hard combinations to the body in rounds 4 and 5, giving Van Oijen the win by UD as well as the 175 lbs TakeOn title.
Jay Matias (Sitan Gym NY) vs John Vargas (Valor Muay Thai, San Diego, CA)
The comain event showcased a beautiful technical performance by fan favorite, Jay Matias. Matias started slowly and looked very relaxed, holding most of his arsenal in check and striking mostly with his left side in Round 1. He unloaded with more power shots from his right side and increasingly complex combinations as the fight continued.
While the use of elbows in full rules Muay Thai bouts was only very recently legalized in New York, you wouldn’t know it from the way that Matias put them to work on Vargas, particularly a vicious lunging lead elbow that penetrated Vargas’s defense at will. Those watching closely may have recognized Monlit Sitpodaing in Matias’s corner, who is probably in no small part responsible for the evolution in Matias style. To give Vargas credit, he showed incredible heart and was in the fight pushing forward and hitting back up until the moment that Matias ended it with a spinning back elbow that opened Vargas’ forehead and prompted the guy sitting next to me to say, “Jay Matias wins by destruction.” The fight was stopped at 2:35 in Round 4, with Matias taking the victory by TKO.
Cyrus Washington (Sitan Gym NY) vs J. R. Hines (Unlimited MMA KY)
Many fans were looking forward to watching Washington fight again in New York after catching his last TakeOn fight at MSG against Chike Lindsay. Sadly, it was over very quickly, as someone forgot to warn Hines that Washington has a really nasty spinning back kick. It’s only all over his highlight reels, and last night we saw it again, landing flush on Hines’ liver, ending the fight by TKO in Round 1.
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Enfusion Live held another event in London, England today, with some more of their English talent on the card. The maine vent saw an Enfusion title on the line between Rittijack Kaewsamrit and Amine Kacem.
The main event went the full five round distance, with Rittijack getting a unanimous decision win. Rittijack clearly controlled the whole fight and didn't seem to have any trouble at all. Kacem was warned multiple times for throwing elbows and had two points deducted over the course of the fight.
After a number of opponent changes, Michael Wakeling faced Yassine Metiri and won quickly with a stoppage in the first round. Wakeling overwhelmed Metiri with punches, forcing two standing eight counts and finally knocking the Frenchman down to end the fight.
A grudge match between Andrew Tate and Marlon Hunt took place on the card at 85kg, with Tate controlling the whole fight, including scoring a knockdown in the first round and forcing a standing eight count in the second round.
60kg: Rittijack Kaewsamrit def. Amine Kacem by unanimous decision.
75kg: Michael Wakeling def. Yassine Metiri by TKO in Round 1.
85kg: Andrew Tate def. Marlon Hunt by unanimous decision.
70kg: Charlie Peters def. Abdel Bechiri by unanimous decision.
Denise Kielholtz def. Christi Brereton by unanimous decision.
95kg: Adam Hart def. Remi Reblys by TKO in Round 1.Add a comment
This was a pretty good weekend for Kickboxing fans across the world as there were events in all corners of the world for fans to get excited about. I feel as thought we've shown that GLORY 9 New York was the big event this weekend, but there were two other events of note this weekend, one being ShootBoxing in Japan and the other being K-1's World Qualifying Tour in Brazil event, which held a K-1 MAX Selection Brazil tournament to find a fighter to move on to the K-1 World MAX Final 16 later this year.
Shoot Boxing 2013 Act.3 - Tokyo, Japan - June 23, 2013
Andy Souwer (R1 - KO) Okazawa Hirota
Shisido Hiroki (R3 - Decision) Hayashi Genta
Suzuki Hiroaki (R3 - Decision) Simizu Shyunichi
Utagawa Akifumi (R2 - TKO) Kizaemon Saiga
Makino Tomoaki (R3 - Decision) Sakamoto Yuki
Hinata (R2 - KO) Kanai Kenji
Masaya (R1 - TKO) Syau Kraun
Lorena Klijn (R3 - Decision) V.V Mei
K-1 MAX Brazil results after the jump.
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Glory 9 New York is finally upon us! Tonight in New York City the best Light Heavyweights in GLORY will descend upon New York City for a one night, eight man tournament that is promising to deliver a lot of action. On top of that there are a lot of superb Super Fights for Glory's first outing in the United States, including Daniel Ghita vs. Brice Guidon, Errol Zimmerman vs. Rico Verhoeven and more!
The action starts at 6PM Eastern with the undercard and continues into the main card at 7:30PM Eastern. Join us here at LiverKick.com for all of the updates and don't forget to purchase your live stream from us, as the only place in the United States that you'll be able to see GLORY 9 live is online. We'll be live tweeting the event (@LiverKickdotcom / @RianScalia) and updating on Facebook as well (Facebook.com/LiverKick).
Reserve Fight - Randy Blake (R3 - Decision) Koichi Wanatabe
Reserve Fight - Artem Vakhitov (R1 - KO) Luis Tavares
Super Fight - Anderson Silva (Re - Decision) Daniel Sam
Tournament - Danyo Ilunga (R3 - Decision) Mourad Bouzidi
Tournament - Dustin Jacoby (R3 - Decision) Brian Collette
Tournament - Filip Verlinden (R3 - Decision) Steve McKinnon
Tournament - Tyrone Spong (R1 - KO) Michael Duut
Super Fight - Joseph Valtellini (R3 - KO - Leg Kicks) Francois Ambang
Super Fight - Daniel Ghita (R1 - KO) Brice Guidon
Semi-Finals - Danyo Ilunga (R3 - Decision) Dustin Jacoby
Semi-Finals - Tyrone Spong (R3 - Decision) Filip Verlinden
Super Fight - Wayne Barrett (R2 - TKO) Mike LeMaire
Super Fight - Rico Verhoeven (R3 - Decision) Errol Zimmerman
Finals - Tyrone Spong (R1 - KO) Danyo IlungaAdd a comment
The Hoost Cup went down this weekend, featuring a few interesting fights, namely Saenchai's first "Kickboxing" fight, which has sparked all sorts of speculation as to what his future might be and if he might be headed to K-1 as his sponsor Yokkao has insinuated at on Twitter. It doesn't hurt that K-1 head Mr. Kim has been seen visiting with Stefania, the mastermind behind Yokkao Extreme, either.
The results are as follows;
Yoshihiro Sato (R3 - Dec.) Yuichiro "Jienotsu" Nagashima
Saenchai (R3 - Dec.) Yosuke Mizuochi
Souta Ichinohe (R1 - TKO) Ryuya Kusakabe
Shu Ogawa (R3 - Dec.) Hiroki
Hukashi (R3 - Dec.) Yuto Tsujide
Satoko Sasaki (R3 - Dec.) Maria Pantazi
Now, as for Saenchai and K-1, it is no secret that K-1 is looking to re-establish itself with a new set of stars, and who better than one of the most famous Thai fighters alive today in Saenchai? Saenchai's flashy style has won him tons of fans all over the world and it would make for a perfect and entertaining fit for K-1. Seeing as though Saenchai's natural weight class is around 60kg and his tendency to fight up in weight it wouldn't shock me to see him at 65kgs.
As for Saenchai's relationship with K-1 right now it is still too early to predict what will happen, but LiverKick has been able to confirm that there have been preliminary talks between the two parties, although it is not clear how far these talks have gone.Add a comment
There was yet another Road 2 GLORY USA event last night, this one featuring a Heavyweight tournament and a few familiar faces from last year's K-1 RISING in Los Angeles event, including James Wilson, Xavier Vigney and others. There were a few last minute changes in the tournament, but at the end of the night there was still one man standing, with that man being the relatively inexperienced Xavier Vigney who made his professional debut last year at K-1 RISING 2012.
Julian Walters (R3 - Dec.) Brian McVae
Xavier Vigney (R1 - KO) Jack May
Maurice Green (R1 - KO) Jerry Watterson
James Wilson (R1 - TKO) Steven Banks*
Semi-Finals: Xavier Vigney (R1 - TKO) Julian Waters
Semi-Finals: Maurice Green (R3 - Dec.) James Wilson
Finals: Xavier Vigney (R1 - KO) Maurice Green
*Banks was pushed over the top rope and out of the ring by Wilson, OSAC ruled it a TKO for Wilson as Banks was taken away in an ambulance.Add a comment
Former French K-1 fighter Jerome Le Banner continues to fight past the age of 40 and continues to have success by carefully choosing his opponents, which for a fighter of his level and age is no shame, really. I don't want to see Jerome Le Banner fight against Daniel Ghita or Gokhan Saki at this point, I want to see Jerome Le Banner go out and put on a good show, which most people seem to agree with.
That isn't to say that his opponent yesterday, Roman Kleibl, is a "can" by any stretch of the imagination, but he's simply not experienced or big enough to really stand much of a chance against a fighter like Le Banner. It was a rough start for JLB in the first round, but some of his signature kicks were able to turn the tide during the second round, possibly breaking Roman Kleibl's arm and leading to a stoppage, giving JLB yet another victory.
The rest of the card saw Kharim Ghajji and Yury Bessmeryny go to a three round war with Ghajji taking the decision victory.Add a comment
Final Fight 06 went down today in Croatia featuring a few big Heavyweight Kickboxing bouts, some of the bigger bouts that we'll see for a while it looks like, featuring Hesdy Gerges vs. Pavel Zhuravlev and Igor Jurkovic vs. Dzevad Poturak. This is on top of the whole rest of the card and we have your results for you. Hesdy Gerges picks up a decision victory over Zhuravlev in what was said to be a close contest that saw Gerges use his kicks to keep distance while Zhuravlev looked for the big knockout blow. Gerges walks away with the much-needed victory here.
The main event saw Igor Jurkovic live up to the hype that he's had behind him against a very tough Dzevad Poturak. Poturak, one of the better Heavyweights in the world, put up a valiant effort against Jurkovic, but Jurkovic cut off the ring and was able to dictate the pacing and control the fight, leading to the victory. Thanks to slash on Kakutougi.
Igor Jurković (CRO) (R3 - Dec.) Dževad Poturak (BiH)
Hesdy Gerges (EGP) (R3 - Dec.) Pavel Zhuravlev (UKR)
Laszlo Senyei (HUN) (R3 - Dec.) Ivica Trušček (CRO)
Miran Fabjan (SLO) (R3 - Dec.) Ivan Bilić (CRO), KB -81kg
Mladen Kujundžić (CRO) (R3 - Dec.) Nikola Dimkovski (SER)
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Earlier today at Differ Ariake RISE held RISE 93, headlined by a 61kg matchup between 60kg champ Kosuke Komiyama and former 63kg champ Yuki. Also on the card was a matchup between Krush's Yukimitsu Takahashi and RISE #3 Lightweight Yuto Watanabe.
In the main event, Kosuke Komiyama was able to keep his distance and outpoint LiverKick #5 Lightweight Yuki en route to a 3rd round majority decision on scores of 30-28, 29-28 and 29-29. Yuki was unable to get inside and use his power while Komiyama exploited Yuki's weaknesses. This win is the biggest of Komiyama's career and could earn him a shot in a GLORY qualifying tournament next year, though I'm not so sure he'd want to move up to 65kg. Another intriguing matchup would be with Krush champion Hirotaka Urabe or SHIGERU, but he'll probably get an easier matchup as he is expected to fight again at RISE 94 on July 20th. Yuki was unable to bounce back from a one-sided loss to Masaaki Noiri, but put in a good effort here. He may not be a top 10 fighter for much longer due to his struggles against more technical fighters, but he'll continue to be a staple in the Lightweight division due to his power and heart.
In the co-main event, Krush veteran Yukimitsu Takahashi scored an upset just 16 seconds into the fight as he knocked out Yuto Watanabe with a head kick. Known for his flashy style, Takahashi had been more of a point fighter that put on entertaining brawls that rarely ended in finishes. However he picks up his biggest career win in impressive fashion, bouncing back from a loss to Shunsuke Oishi in a fight for the vacant J-Network title. Should he choose to fight for RISE again, I don't see why they wouldn't put him in a title match against Sun Hyun Lee or a #1 contender bout against Yuki. Watanabe had been on a tear lately, with the only blemishes on his record coming in a title fight against Yuki in which Yuki needed a huge comeback to win and against current 63kg champ Sun Hyun Lee, a fight that Watanabe lost in an extension round. This is a big step back for Watanabe, who expected a rematch with Lee if he had won this fight.
At 55kg, DEEP*KICK champ Seiya Rokukawa picked up a decision win over Masayosi Kunimoto. At Heavyweight, Hiromi Amada scored a decision over Kazuki Nojiri. At 60kg, 2012 RISING ROOKIES Cup winner Masanobu Goshu kept his undefeated record with a majority decision over KING. At 70kg, J-Network Super Welterweight champ Ichiro Morimoto knocked out Krush veteran Hareruya in the 1st round. At 55kg Hiroaki Mizuhara returned from a nearly year-long absence and was upset by Yu Kinjo, who scored a 2nd round knockdown and won a unanimous decision. At 63kg, Shohei Asahara snapped a 5-fight losing streak against 2012 RISING ROOKIES Cup winner Yuya Fujita. Finally, 2012 RISING ROOKIES Cup winners Yuta Murakoshi and Keisuke Niwa won their fights against Hikaru Fujikashi and Shunji Miyata, respectively.
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The big LEGEND Fighting event went down today in Russia, featuring a return bout between Badr Hari, Aleksander Emelienanko vs. Bob Sapp in a MMA contest and a four-man, one night elimination tournament at 71kg featuring some truly great fighters.
Results are as follows.
Reserve: Alim Nabiev (R3 - Decision) Vyacheslav Borschev
MMA: Eduard Vartanyan (R2 - TKO) Sergei Khandozhko
Semifinal: Dzhabar Askerov (R2 - KO) Enrico Gogokhia
Semifinal: Artur Kyshenko (Ext.R - Decision) Yury Bessmertny
MMA: Alexei Nazarov (R3 - Decision) Mindaugas Verbickas
Superfight: Zabit Samedov (R2 - TKO) Badr Hari
Finals: Dzhabar Askerov (R3 - TKO) Alim Nabiev*
*Artur Kyshenko had to drop out due to injury
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