On Friday, April 6th Bellator Kickboxing returns with Bellator Kickboxing 9. The card has yet to be fully filled-out yet, but what has been officially announced is interesting, to say the least. The main event sees Raymond Daniels looking to defend the Bellator Welterweight Championship against Djibril Ehouo. Jorina Baars is also in action against Julie Burton. Perhaps the most interesting part of the whole card is the inclusion of heavyweight Alexey Ignashov. Ignashov has a storied career of ups and downs, mostly downs, sadly. Yet he’s still a fan favorite for the hardcore fans from yesteryear because of just [read more]
Bellator Kickboxing held their 8th event tonight, piggybacking off of Bellator MMA 190, in Florence, Italy. The card was packed with fan-favorite fighters who mostly did what they went out to do by picking up big wins, with the one anomaly being Kevin Ross losing via split decision to Hamza Imane. Gabriel Varga got back on the winning track with a TKO win over Roberto Gheorghita, after refocusing himself on the sport of kickboxing. Here’s a look at Varga. KO 🇨🇦! @GVargaOfficial #BellatorKB8 pic.twitter.com/Xx5vK7KyW2 — Bellator Kickboxing (@BellatorKB) December 10, 2017 While here’s Joe Schilling vs. Verlinden. .@JoeSchilling187 & @@Filip_Verlinden [read more]
For Filip Verlinden, it felt like his big break was never really going to happen. The Belgian fighter has fought wherever he was needed, from middleweight to heavyweight and everywhere in between, racking up wins and losses that never quite equated much of a streak in the bigger leagues, but was enough to keep him in the conversation as one of the elite fighters in kickboxing. After a few disappointing showings at light heavyweight, he finally made the drop to middleweight in 2014 and saw an interesting thing happen: he wasn’t just winning, he was beating some of the best [read more]
This Friday night Bellator Kickboxing will air their latest event, taped two weeks ago, featuring Joe Schilling, Raymond Daniels, Karim Ghajji, Kevin Ross and more. One of the main attractions is Kevin Ross fighting for the Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship. Watch Ross prepare for his fight at CSA Gym while talking about how he came up, his mentality on the fight game and what kind of preparation he does for specific opponents.
Nine years ago I made a conscious decision, one that I’ve second-guessed and celebrated, one that has helped me to become known as an “expert” in a field while feeling simultaneously curious to what would have happened if I had taken a different path. That, in a nutshell, is the sport of kickboxing. There are ups and downs, with the extremes being just that: extremes. Nine years ago, after almost fifteen years of consuming everything that I could in the realm of martial arts, from pro wrestling to early MMA to kickboxing and muay thai, I made the decision that [read more]
On December 9th in Florence Bellator Kickboxing will be returning to Europe and once again working with European promoter Carlo di Blasi’s Oktagon. Yes, that means we get another Giorgio Petrosyan fight, this time for the Bellator Kickboxing 70kg Championship against Yodwicha, the former Omnoi, Lumpinee and Thai Fight champion. This happens during what will be a bigger event that spans multiple days, the K-1 World OPEN Amateur Championships that spans from December 7th to 10th, where amateur kickboxers from across the globe will compete and put forth their best efforts to catch the eye of the kickboxing elite to [read more]
The fight card for the upcoming Bellator Kickboxing 7 is starting to come together now as we already know that Kevin Ross is set to square off with Domenico Lomurno for the vacant Featherweight Championship and the main event sees a fight years in the making as Raymond Daniels challenges Karim Ghajji for the Bellator Welterweight Championship. Now, Bellator has announced that muay thai standout and Steven Wright’s #3 pound-for-pound female fighter Jorina Baars will fight his #14 in Anke Van Gestel on the event. Jorina Baars is perhaps best known for her decimation of current UFC Featherweight Champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ [read more]
On Saturday, September 23rd Bellator Kickboxing will hold Bellator Kickboxing 7, featuring Raymond Daniels challenging Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Champion Karim Ghajji in what should be a crazy fight. In addition to that, Bellator revealed to us this afternoon that internationally renowned muay thai and kickboxing star Kevin Ross will vie for the vacant Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship against Domenico Lomurno. This bout will crown the inagural Featherweight Champion for Bellator and help to establish a division that features Gabriel Varga as well as Gabor Gorbics, who just shocked the world by defeating the former GLORY champion in his debut for [read more]