|Heavyweight (Per 1/20)|
|6.||Mirko Cro Cop
|Light HW (per 1/20)|
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|Welterweight (per 1/20)|
|4.||Marc de Bonte|
|70kg (Per 1/20)|
|2.||Robin van Roosmalen|
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Local Kombat Onesti went down today in Onesti, Romania with a bunch of up and coming Romanian fighters and some SuperKombat veterans in front of a sold out crowd of 2000 people.
The 30 year old SuperKombat and Local Kombat veteran Ionut Atodiresei won the WAKO K-1 rules world title from Spain's Aitor Eguzkiza with a five round decision.
Other SuperKombat veterans on the card included Adrian Mitu, who defeated Yasin El Hana by unanimous decision and Miodrag Olar, who lost by unanimous decision to Philippe Salmon.
SuperKombat's final event of the year will be on December 22 in Bucharest. The event will feature the finals of this year's SuperKombat WGP tournament with Benjamin Adegbuyi, Pavel Zhuravlev, Ismael Londt and Sebastian Ciobanu.
60kg: Marius Graunte def. Florin Lupu by majority decision.
69kg: Amansio Paraschiv def. Alin Span by TKO in Round 2.
72kg: Cristian Milea def. Claudiu Badoi by KO in Round 1.
85kg: Cristian Ristea def. Alexandru Nedelcu by split decision.
95kg: Danut Harduc def. Gabriel Flutur by unanimous decision.
72.5kg: Adrian Mitu def. Yasin El Hana by unanimous decision.
75kg: Philippe Salmon def. Miodrag Olar by unanimous decision.
64kg WAKO Title: Ionut Atodiresei def. Aitor Eguzkiza by unanimous decision.
MMA: Zsolt Balla def. Adrian Stoiti by KO.
MMA: Steve Banks and Alexandru Lungu fight to a no contest.
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Here at LiverKick, we try to bring you as much content and fight results as we can. Unfortunately, the Japanese scene has so many kickboxing outlets that sometimes some of the smaller shows don’t receive any attention and the results are simply skipped over. To help compensate for that, I am going to start doing a monthly recap of the smaller shows that feature relevant fighters and even bigger shows that I simply didn’t have time to do a results post for at the time. This month, we have shows from MA Kick, NJKF, SNKA, M-1MC, J-Network, DEEP*KICK and the return of the Hoost Cup.
11/4 – NJKF: Kick to the Future 8
The big draw here was former NJKF and WBC champion Kunitaka rematching Ekdat Mor Krongthepthonburee, with the winner earning a spot in the top 10 of the Rajadamnern Stadium Featherweight rankings. In another close fight, Kunitaka eked out a split decision on scores of 50-49(x2) and 49-50. The big news coming out of this just recently emerged and that is that Kunitaka will receive a shot at Rajadamnern Stadium Featherweight champion Kaimookdam Aikbangzai on February 17th at Korakuen Hall. Kunitaka will look to become the 5th Japanese Rajadamnern Stadium champion, following in the footsteps of Toshio Fujiwara, Kozo Takeda, Hitoshi Ogasawara and current Super Lightweight champion Hiroki Ishii.
MA Kick: Break 31 ~Absolute~
Top ranked Flyweight Sazanami Satsutama picked up a solid win over Tatsuya Rose in a strange 4 round bout, with scores of 40-38 and 40-39(x2)
11/11 – M-1 Sutt Yod MuayThai vol.4
The two-part card had a myriad of notable fighters in action on both the men’s and women’s side. In the main event, Kaew Fairtex scored a 2nd round KO of J-Network Super Lightweight champion Yusuke Sugawara. Kaew apparently came out dancing to “Gangnam Style” and carried that confidence into the fight. He followed this up with a 12 second KO at RISE/M-1 Infinity. Naoki Samukawa became the first WPMF Japan Light Heavyweight champion with a one-sided decision win over SHOHEI, scoring a knockdown in the 3rd round and cruising. At Super Lightweight, Buakaw WSR and Shunsuke Oishi fought to a majority draw, which is a bit surprising as Oishi had recently lost to Hidekazu Tanaka, who Buakaw stopped in 3 rounds. In the last major men’s bout, J-Network Flyweight champion Yuki moved up to Bantamweight to face #1 ranked J-Network Bantamweight Kenta. Yuki needed an extension round, but showed he could beat top fighters in two weight classes, winning all three judges’ scorecards in the extension round.
On the women’s side of things, WPMF World Featherweight champion Sawsing Sor. Sopis defended her title with a unanimous decision, defeating AZUMA, who she defeated back in March to win the title. In a fight for the WPMF World Pinweight title, champion Chiharu picked up her third win over Little Tiger to defend her title. Although Little Tiger has had more success outside of their rivalry, Chiharu just seems to have her number. This fight, like their other two, was very close, so a fourth fight seems like a possibility.
The main draw for this card was the retirement match for former MA Kick Bantamweight and Featherweight champion RIOT, rematching the last man to defeat him, Hikaru Machida.
MA Kick/Yamanashi Kickboxing Association 11
In a Featherweight headliner, former MA Kick Featherweight champion Hiroki Fujisawa dropped a decision to #4 ranked RYOTA.
11/17 – NKB: KU Differ Ariake
In an upset, NKB Lightweight champion Yasuyuki scored a 3rd round KO of former WPMF World Lightweight champion Kanongsuk WSR. Kanongsuk has had a disastrous fall from grace over the course of the past year. After consecutive victories over Genki Yamamoto, Rashata and Seiji Takahashi, Kanongsuk was knocked out in a defense of his WPMF title in a comeback effort by Arita Tsukahara, then dropped a pair of fights to Sualek Rukukamai, with a loss to Yuya Yamato coming in between. After a draw with Hikaru Machida and a win over Yoshito Kajita, Kanongsuk drops another fight here. Yasuyuki now has two big wins on his record, with a win over Sualek from last year and is definitely someone to look out for in the future.
Results from the second half of the month after the break
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Although most of the focus was on RISE/M-1's Infinity card, the Taniyama Gym put together a good card for Big Bang 11, headlined by a Featherweight showdown between WBC Japan and MA Kick Featherweight champion Hiroki Akimoto and former MA Kick Featherweight champion Shunta Ito. Also on the card were Hiromi Amada, HIROYA, Yuji Takeuchi and Toshiki Taniyama.
In the main event, Hiroki Akimoto remained unbeaten in his pro career, winning a unanimous decision over Shunta Ito, with all 3 judges scoring the bout 49-48. Akimoto (18-0-0, 8 KO) was coming into this fight off of the biggest win of his young career, defeating Yosuke Morii, and solidifies his place as the top Featherweight in Japan with another big win here. After the win, Akimoto declared that, after defeating the two men he felt were the best Featherweights in Japan, he would like to face an international opponent or even make a run at a Rajadamnern or Lumpini Stadium title. Ito (25-11-4, 8 KO) takes his first loss to a Japanese fighter since 2006, with his only losses in that stretch coming to Thais. Ito has fought on all but 2 Big Bang cards, so expect him to be back in action at Big Bang 12.
In other action, WPMF Japan Super Featherweight champion SHIGERU announced himself to the Lightweight world with a unanimous decision over "Kyoken" Yuji Takeuchi on scores of 30-28 and 30-29(x2). SHIGERU (9-0-1) started his career 5-0-0 and earning a shot at the vacant WPMF Japan Super Featherweight title, where he drew Takahito Fujimaki. A rematch victory over Fujimaki followed by wins over Hiroto Yamaguchi and a title defense against Tomoaki Suehiro now have SHIGERU on a 4 fight win streak and scoring the biggest win of his young career. A good next fight for him would be either recently crowned WPMF World Lightweight champion Yosuke Mizuochi or a top-ranked RISE 60kg fighter like Chang Hyun Lee or Motochika Hanada at RISE/M-1 Infinity.II in January, if M-1 chooses to put him on the card. Takeuchi (22-8-2, 13 KO) had won 2 in a row since a 10-month layoff and looked like he was on his way to possibly earning a shot at the Krush 60kg title, but this fight is a bit of a setback for the hard-hitting crowd pleaser. He is scheduled to fight in Krush on January 14th, likely against Kan Itabashi.
At 65kg, former K-1 Koshien champ HIROYA moved up in weight, dispatching of Chonden Chuwattana 30 seconds into the 2nd round with low kicks. The win for HIROYA here is big as he was on a 1-4 skid that saw him drop fights to Masaaki Noiri, Ryuji Kajiwara, Naoki and most recently, Hisaki Higashimoto in the Krush Youth GP. I'm not sure if the move to 65kg is permanent, but it might be a good opportunity for a fresh start. Chonden was coming off of a split decision win over Yosuke Mizuochi in August.
In other action, Hiromi Amada scored an 18 second KO against Tomohiko Hashimoto while Toshiki Taniyama picked up a unanimous decision win.
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Earlier today, RISE and M-1 Muay Thai Challenge held their first joint show titled Infinity, with top Japanese fighters Masahiro Yamamoto and Koji Yoshimoto taking on Beverwijk Top Team prospects Mansour Yaqubi and Raz Sarkisjan. Also on the show were RISE mainstays Sun Hyun Lee and Dyki, as well as two WPMF World title fights featuring Yosuke Mizuochi and Erika Kamimura.
In the main event, RISE 65kg champion Koji Yoshimoto handed Raz Sarkisjan a second straight loss with a unanimous decision, with all 3 judges scoring it 29-28. Sarkisjan looked to use his power and seems to have landed on Yoshimoto pretty well, but Yoshimoto seems to have turned in on in the 3rd round, securing a victory. Yoshimoto pushes his win streak to five and could see himself rematching Yasuomi Soda in another title defense. Though he is past his physical prime, Yoshimoto, much like Ryuji Kajiwara, seems to have settled into himself quite well and finds ways to win fights. Sarkisjan drops two straight after a big upset win over Masaaki Noiri in May. While he certainly has good power, Sarkisjan will have to work on other aspects of his game if he wants to make an impact in GLORY, though I believe he is only 20 years old, meaning he has plenty of time to improve.
In the co-main event, It’s Showtime 61kg champion Masahiro Yamamoto scored a 3rd round TKO of Mansour Yaqubi, scoring 3 knockdowns in the final round. Yamamoto rode the momentum of his win against Javier Hernandez, coming out aggressive, but I believe he was dropped at the beginning of the 3rd round. Despite that, Yamamoto stormed back with 3 knockdowns of his own to stop the fight. Yamamoto has now won 6 straight. His international future is sort of in limbo right now with Glory’s purchase of It’s Showtime, but with Glory setting up a
At 55kg, Shooto Flyweight champion Mikihito Yamagami came up short in RISE once again, dropping a majority decision to #1 ranked Dyki on scores of 27-26(x2) and 27-27. Dyki has now won 4 in a row and could see himself in a fight for the vacant RISE 55kg title in the future, possibly rematching Ryuma Tobe. Yamagami gives another top Super Bantamweight a tough test, but ends up on the losing side once again. If he were to focus his efforts entirely on kickboxing, he could be a force in the 55kg division, but for now he looks like he has a long reign as Shooto champion in his future, already holding his title for a year and defending it once.
In the night’s lone RISE vs M-1 fight, Sun Hyun Lee scored a 1st round KO of Buakaw WSR at 2:58. Lee improves to 4-1 in RISE and 5-2 in
In a fight for the vacant WPMF World Lightweight title, WPMF Japan and WBC Japan champion Yosuke Mizouchi defeated Nong’an Sasiprapa by 2nd round KO to claim the title. Since an up and down start to his career, Mizuochi has emerged as one of the top Lightweights in Japan over the last 2 years, going 10-1 with wins over Yoshinori Nakasuka, Keiji Ozaki, Ikki, Keijiro Miyakoshi and now Nong’an, claiming the WPMF Japan, WBC Japan and now WPMF World Lightweight titles. This fight could set up a title defense against another top ranked Thai, but the last two fighters to hold this belt had it taken from them before being able to defend it, so who knows if Mizuochi will be able to do anything with it.
In the night’s other WPMF World title fight, Erika Kamimura reclaimed the WPMF Women’s World Mini Flyweight title with a 3rd round KO of Loma Lookboonmee. Kamimura reclaims the belt that she gave up without defending and showed the power she is famous for in doing so. A rematch with RENA set for some time in the future will be crucial for her, as a loss would mean dropping to 0-2 against her rival and possibly fighting in the shadow of RENA until she got another chance at redemption.
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Enfusion's third season comes to an end today with two tournaments. At 85kg for the men, Sahak Parparyan, Andrew Tate, Franci Grajs and Ritchie Hocking all advanced to the finals on the show and are in a four man, one night tournament. The women's tournament is the same format, and features Denise Kielholtz, Lindsay Scheer, Chajmaa Bellakhal and Lucy Payne.
The event starts live at 1:00PM ET/10:00 AM PT in North America, or 19:00 CET in Europe. Fight Network will be airing the event live in Canada and the United States while it'll be on Orange Sport in Europe. I'll be doing live play by play of the event on twitter at @rianscalia. Full fight card here.
75kg: Miljan Vidovic def. Grega Smole by unanimous decision.
88kg: Tadej Toplak def. Ivan Stanic by unanimous decision.
71kg: Mirko Vorkapic def. Luke Whelan by unanimous decision.
Women's semi final: Lucy Payne def. Chajmaa Bellakhal by unanimous decision.
Women's semi final: Denise Kielholtz def. Lindsay Scheer by unanimous decision.
Men's 85kg semi final: Andrew Tate def. Ritchie Hocking by KO (Punches) in Round 1.
Men's 85kg semi final: Franci Grajs def. Sahak Parparyan by unanimous decision.
95kg: Jasmin Becirovic def. Wendell Roche by unanimous decision.
Women's semi final: Denise Kielholtz def. Lucy Payne by majority decision.
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The new season of the Tatneft Cup tournaments kicked off this week, with events taking place in its home of Kazan, Russia on November 29 and today. In total, there were four 70kg fights, four 80kg fights and four heavyweight fights, split between the two events.
We'll start off with the November 29 event, which as of now, all the videos are up on Tatneft's Youtube channel. The 70kg fights resulted in a pair of knockouts, as Tadas Jonkus stopped former Buakaw opponent Abdoul Toure in the first round, while Farkhad Ahmenjanov defeated Russia's Artur Alimirzoev with a series of liver shots in the second round.
At 80kg, Cheick Sidibe stopped Alexandros Chatzichronoglou in the fourth round after a sustained attack of knees to the body over the course of the entire fight, forcing Chatzichronoglou's corner to throw in the towel. In the other fight at the weight, Tatneft veteran Stanislaw Zaniewski took a decision against Rinat Akhmetov over four rounds.
Both heavyweight fights ended in decision, with Hicham Achalhi defeating late replacement Khanif Mirzamagomedov and Mikhail Tyuterev beating Elmir Mehic.
70kg: Tadas Jonkus def. Abdoul Toure by KO in Round 1.
70kg: Farkhad Ahmenjanov def. Artur Alimirzoev by KO in Round 2.
80kg: Cheick Sidibe def. Alexandros Chatzichronoglou by TKO (Towel) in Round 4.
80kg: Stanislaw Zaniewski def. Rinat Akhmetov by decision.
Today's event also saw its fair share of knockouts. At 70kg, Slovenia's Samo Petje scored a fourth round KO over Thailand's Robert "The Terminator" (formerly Kaennorsing). The other 70kg fight saw an under the radar upset, as Vyacheslav Borschev knocked out Ait Said in the fourth round.
80kg saw another Slovenian win, as Miran Fabjan scored a knockdown over Leonildo Evora to get a decision win. Another KO took place at 80kg, as Marino Schouten knocked out Ekapop Sor Klinmee in the first round.
Two first round knockouts took place at heavyweight, as Igor Bugaenko beat Eduardo Maiorino and Turpal Tokaev defeated Mantas Rimdeika.
70kg: Samo Petje def. Robert The Terminator by KO in Round 4.
70kg: Vyacheslav Borschev def. Ait Said by KO in Round 4.
80kg: Miran Fabjan def. Leonildo Evora by decision.
80kg: Marino Schouten def. Ekapop Sor Klinmee by decision.
HW: Igor Bugaenko def. Eduardo Maiorino by KO in Round 1.
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Earlier today, NJKF held the 9th installment of its Kick to the Future series and it was, on paper, one of their best cards to date, featuring two title fights, three NEW JAPAN WARS 2012 finals and two of the promotion's champions in non-title action against Thai opponents.
In the main event, NJKF Super Welterweight champion Kenta defended his title for the first time against NEW JAPAN WARS Super Welterweight winner Takenaka Shirakami via unanimous decision on scores of 50-47 and 49-48(x2). Kenta picks up a much-needed win after 3 losses this year to Yasuhiro Kido, TOMOYUKI and Soichiro Miyakoshi. Going forward, we can probably expect to see Kenta back in Krush, possibly attempting to earn his way back to the title. Another possible option would be claiming the final position in the 67kg tournament as he isn't the biggest 70kg fighter. Shirakami had a 2-fight winning streak coming into this fight, but has that snapped.
In the co-main event, Daichi Yamato defeated KEI by 5th round KO to win the NEW JAPAN WARS Super Featherweight tournament and claim the vacant NJKF Super Featherweight title. Yamato has now won 5 in a row and 11 of his last 12, establishing himself as the top Super Featherweight in NJKF and possibly opening up some chances for himself in RISE or Krush at 60kg, should he want to fight under that ruleset. If not, he could make a run at the WPMF or WBC Japan titles currently held by SHIGERU and Yoshinori Nakasuka, respectively. KEI was just 1-1 on the year, defeating Nobuhiro Iwai at Kick to the Future 3, but losing his most recent fight.
In the NEW JAPAN WARS Welterweight finals, WBC Japan Super Welterweight champ Soichiro Miyakoshi defeated Tae-yeon by majority decision to earn a rematch with current NJKF Welterweight champion Yuya Yamato. Since losing their first fight and his WBC Japan Welterweight title to Yamato, Miyakoshi is 4-1 earning the WBC Japan Super Welterweight title and defending it once, handing Masato Otake his first loss and now earning a rematch with Yamato. Miyakoshi seems to be fighting much better since their first fight while Yamato has since had his world rocked by Yuta Kubo. The fight will be a tossup. Tae-yeon made it to the finals with a win over Baku Saenchaigym, but came up short here.
In the last NEW JAPAN WARS final at Super Lightweight, Kazushige Sugama scored a 1st round KO of Marimo to earn a shot at current champ Seiji Takahashi. This fight was a rematch of a 2011 fight which ended with Marimo scoring a TKO of his own. Sugama picks up his second straight win via KO and has some momentum heading into his title fight with Takahashi, which he will certainly need.
NJKF Super Lightweight champ Seiji Takahashi and Lightweight champ Keijiro Miyakoshi both took on Thai opposition, with different outcomes. Takahashi was scheduled to fight Naoki, but he pulled out and was replaced by Dejpanom Senchaigym, who Takahashi stopped via cut in the 3rd round. Takahashi improves to 3-1 on the year and has a date with Sugama set for the future. In the other Japan vs Thailand fight, Keijiro Miyakoshi took another hit to his bubble as he dropped a split decision to Mongkoldet Sithubon on scores of 30-29, 29-28 and 29-30. After winning the NJKF and WBC Japan Lightweight titles to end 2011, Miyakoshi fought fellow prospect Hikaru Machida to a draw before scoring the biggest win of his career, a majority decision over Koya Urabe. Now he has lost 2 in a row, losing his WBC Japan title to Yosuke Mizuochi and dropping the split decision here. He'll need some big wins in the future to climb back into the picture at 60-63kg.
Finally, in a NEW JAPAN WARS Flyweight semifinal, prospect Nemo picked up another big win with a unanimous decision win over former WBC Japan Flyweight champion Naoki Otsuki. Nemo is now 6-0-2 (2 KO) in his young career, but has two big wins at 51kg over Shuichi Wentz and Otsuki. While both of those fighters had been struggling of late at Flyweight and had fallen from the top of the division, they are still two good, experienced fighters and being able to put together back to back wins against them is very impressive at this stage in his career. It's impossible to know who he will fight for the vacant NJKF Flyweight title as these were the only two fighters ranked by NJKF at Flyweight, but matchups with top Flyweights Ryuji Kato, Kiminori Matsuzaki, Hiroyuki Yamano and Sazanami Satsutama are all possible and should do well in determining if Nemo is a fringe contender or the real deal.
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Krush held the 6th installment of their 2012 Krush-EX series, headlined by the promotion’s inaugural 67kg fight as well as a fight between 63kg prospects Hiroto Yamaguchi and Atsushi Ogata.
In the main event, Makihira Keita earned a unanimous decision over RISE product Koetsu on scores of 30-28 and 30-29(x2) to win the first 67kg Krush fight. Keita is now 2-1-1 on the year, most recently losing to Masaaki Noiri. With the win, Keita will likely get placed into 67kg tournament that is set to start in January, however that’s not the best news for him as the tournament already boasts stars Yuta Kubo, Yuji Nashiro, Yuya Yamamoto and Shintaro Matsukura.
In the co-main event, DEEP*KICK 65kg champ and 2012 Youth GP semifinalist Hiroto Yamaguchi scored a 1st round KO of Atsushi Ogata, scoring 3 knockdowns and forcing a referee stoppage. Yamaguchi improves to 5-2 on the year with the losses coming to SHIGERU and Koya Urabe, while he has managed to pick up wins over fellow prospects Minoru Kimura, Taito and now Ogata. Since scoring an upset KO of Toshiki Taniyama back in July, Ogata has now lost two in a row by KO, most recently losing to Seiji Takahashi in September.
Also on this card was Hiroya’s younger brother Taiga making his pro debut and scoring a 3rd round KO of Ryota. The fight took place at 55kg, but Taiga is only 16, so expect him to continue to move up in weight as he grows. He will probably settle around 60-63kg in a couple years, so hopefully he has the same offensive talent as his brother and can be another addition to a stacked, young Lightweight division.
Krush returns on December 14th with the big Team Dragon 10th anniversary card featuring a 60kg title fight between Hirotaka Urabe and Naoki Ishikawa, Koya Urabe vs Karim Bennoui and Ryuji Kajiwara vs Ikki.
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Headed into yesterday, the former It's Showtime 61kg champion Javier Hernandez was coming off two losses in a row. He had lost his title to Masahiro Yamamoto in July and then just three weeks ago, lost to Yuki in Japan. Yesterday at Heroes IV in his hometown of Cordoba, Spain, he faced France's Michael Peynaud, another formidable fighter, at 61kg.
Hernandez was able to get back in the win column, as he won a three round decision over Peynaud in the main event in front of a home crowd of 3500 people. It was a very important win for him, as Peynaud is a strong opponent, and also because it ensures that he doesn't drop out of the LiverKick rankings, which will be updated at Lightweight in about a week.
Also on the card Hernandez's teammates from the RR Team were largely successful on the night. Another up and coming fighter out of the team, Jose Carlos Crespo defeated Belgium's Jean Pierre Habimana by decision, also at 61kg. At 70kg, RR Team's Miguel Repiso scored a TKO win over Nikos Taramas, who came from the Vos Gym in Holland. At 60kg, Jesus Branco Gallardo, also just known as "Pony," scored a TKO win over Vardan Mnatsakanyan.
RR Team has a lot of promising up and coming fighters, and with more events and more planned big fights coming to Cordoba next year, be on the lookout for more of their fighters to be getting some bigger name fights.Add a comment
Steve Moxon returned to the ring today in Melbourne, Australia at Brute Force 21, after his fight last month against Fadi Merza was cancelled.
Moxon faced Giannis Mixalopoulos, a fighter who came all the way from Greece, and also who is fighting at the K-1 MAX Final in Greece next month. Moxon cruised to a unanimous decision victory, dropping Mixalopoulos in the third round.
For Moxon, he has one fight left on the year, taking place at Kings of Kombat 8 in Australia on December 8. From the sounds of it, he'll face Mostafa Abdollahi there.
Moxon signed with GLORY this year and will make his debut for the promotion in 2013.Add a comment