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]
In what is shaping up to be one of Bellator Kickboxing’s biggest events to date, Bellator Kickboxing 7, we’ve got two additional bouts added to the three already announced fights. Those two fights are muay thai legend Malaipet against Jose Palacios and Joe Schilling taking on Najib Idali. These two fights are in addition to Jorina Baars vs. Anke van Gestel and the two title fights already announced. Those two title fights are for the Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship between Kevin Ross and Domenico Lomurno and Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Champion Karim Ghajji looking to defend against Raymond Daniels. These fights [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]
After Bellator’s last round of kickboxing fights in April, the promotion will once again be giving Bellator Kickboxing their star treatment with Bellator Kickboxing 7. Bellator Kickboxing 7, which will happen in San Jose on September 23rd at Bellator 183, will finally see karate legend Raymond Daniels get his shot at the Bellator Welterweight Championship, currently held by Karim Ghajji. The Bellator Welterweight Championship is Bellator’s only established kickboxing title thus far outside of the Women’s Flyweight Championship. The title, established in April of 2016, was won by Ghajji against Mustapha Haida, before he lost it to Zoltan Laszak in [read more]
With GLORY 40 just on the horizon and Bellator Kickboxing coming off of two big shows it felt like the right time for the SS LiverKick Podcast to set sail again. This time we got it done more than a day before the show we were previewing, truly a herculean feat if there ever was one. So join myself and Jay Jauncey as we run down the GLORY 40 card, spend less time complaining about four-men tournaments than we’ve ever done before and perhaps even get some insight into what went into Josh Jauncey’s preparation for his upcoming fight seeing [read more]