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Ismael Lazaar Suspended For Four Years on Doping Violation

There was a time when I personally felt that drug testing athletes was imperative and that taking performance enhancing drugs was the largest sin possible in combat sports. The years have helped to erode those beliefs, especially when young, promising athletes, who often times are paid poorly for their sacrifices, are heavily fined and prevented from making a living for looking to science to help them prepare for their fights. Perhaps if there were common-sense punishments and oversight it would make a lot more sense, but there isn’t and to say that testing is inconsistent is to be kind. The [read more]

Fight Card For Enfusion 63 Featuring Buakaw vs. Risco

This Friday, live from Abu Dhabi, Enfusion returns with another big card, this time bringing out the big guns. Jonay Risco will fight Buakaw Banchamek with the winner taking home the Enfusion 70kg Championship. The main event sees Enfusion Heavyweight Champion Luis Tavares looking to defend his title against Fatih Ulusoy. The event will be streamed live on Fite.tv. Enfusion Talents #47 Abu Dhabi UAE 09.03.2018 Start time 16.30 (GMT Time 12.30) 1. 3X3 64Kg Catch weight Mohammed Boutasaa (Morocco) Vs Islem Hamech (France) 2. 3X3 56Kg FEMALE Amber Kitchen (England) Vs Catia Batista (Portugal) 3. 3X3 83Kg Catch weight [read more]

Get Familiar with Mohammed Jaraya Before His GLORY 51 Debut

To those who have been faithfully following Dutch kickboxing the last few years, the name Mohammed Jaraya is one that they know well. For everyone else? This weekend will be the GLORY debut of the former-Enfusion dynamo. The former -67kg champion in Enfusion before moving up in weight, Jaraya is known not just for his highlight-reel KOs, but for his thrilling wars with fighters like Nordin Ben Moh and Tayfun Ozcan. His arrival in GLORY comes after some controversy, but that professional GLORY shine and spotlight will perhaps help to propel this should-be star to the next level of worldwide [read more]

Enfusion 61 and 62 Results: Ozcan Knocks Out Souwer

Enfusion held Enfusion 61 and 62 over the weekend from the Netherlands in a stacked card featuring multiple title fights. Originally scheduled to feature three title fights, Ismael Lazaar reportedly failed a drug test, which canceled his fight with Luis Tavares for the Enfusion Heavyweight Championship. Redouan Laarkoubi defeated Nordin van Roosmalen for the 75kg championship while Tayfun Ozcan was able to defend his 72.5kg championship against the legend Andy Souwer via knockout. Results via CombatPress. 72.5kg Championship: Tayfun Ozcan (R4 – KO) Andy Souwer Nordin Ben Moh (R3 – Dec) Albert Kraus Soufiane Kaddouri (R3 – Dec) Baris Karabas [read more]

Fight Card for Enfusion 61 and 62 Featuring Andy Souwer vs. Tayfun Ozcan

This weekend Enfusion hits the Netherlands again with Enfusion 61 and 62. Enfusion 62 proves to be a solid card headlined by Ismael Lazaar looking to regain his Enfusion Heavyweight Championship from the current-champion Luis Tavares as well as Andy Souwer fighting one of the best in the world in Tayfun Ozcan. Enfusion #61, Eindhoven, The Netherlands Saturday 17.02.2018 Start 18.00 local time (17.00 GMT) 1. 3X3 FEMALE -67Kg Sheena Widdershoven (The Netherlands) Vs Djamara Vers (Suriname) 2. 3X3 -70Kg Yassine Ambari (Morocco) Vs Jhon Binkhorst (Colombia) 3. 3X3 HEAVYWEIGHT Mohammed Dadoo (Morocco) Vs Perry Reichling (The Netherlands) 4. 3X3 [read more]

Follow-Up on Enfusion Promoter’s Claims Against Badr Hari

Last week we learned that GLORY had secured the services of Badr Hari and that he’ll be fighting on March 3rd in Rotterdam. Today we learned that his opponent will be none other than Hesdy Gerges, a man that has a win over him via DQ back in 2010. But what about that claim from an Enfusion promoter that Enfusion had secured Badr Hari’s rights for a fight in May against Luis Tavares? He hasn’t forgotten. The latest on the case sounds like things are relatively hopeless for the Enfusion team, because they know they can’t stop him from fighting. [read more]

Enfusion 58 Results: Semeleer Bests Superbon to Claim Top Spot at Lightweight

This past weekend Enfusion held Enfusion 58, featuring a -72kg tournament with some of the best fighters in the world. The biggest shock of them all was that Superbon Banchamek lost in the finals to a very, very game Endy Semeleer. Superbon has been considered by many (including the LiverKick Rankings) to be the top lightweight in the world, especially after defeating Sitthichai in China. Now Semeleer, when given the chance to fight one of the best in the world, has proven himself and captured the crown in a great turn of events. RESULTS Enfusion #58, Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday [read more]

Enfusion Promoter Pursuing Legal Action Against Badr Hari, Claiming They Had An Agreement

The big news coming out of this past weekend was that elusive bad boy of the kickboxing world, Badr Hari, had finally put his name on the dotted line with GLORY kickboxing. For the 33-year-old fighter who has lost years off of the prime of his career by searching for money fights while spending time in and out of the courtrooms and prison cells, this was the most logical decision and the best way to cement his legacy. Kickboxing isn’t exactly a sport that a fighter can jump around from promoter to promoter and make a steady living like boxing [read more]

Enfusion #56 Results: Ibrahim el Boustati Immersed in Controversy Again

Kickboxing is a sport that tends to just chug along. Events happen, fights happen, fighters win, they lose and occasionally something weird happens. Sometimes something REALLY weird happens, and what’s really odd is when it doesn’t involve Buakaw or Badr Hari. For the second time this year Enfusion is grabbing headlines for the strange actions of their fighters, and for the second time in Ibrahim el Boustati’s career in Enfusion he’s been involved in a mind-boggling result. The first was his win over Filip Verlinden. Verlinden was originally announced as the winner of the fight, but el Boustati, a young [read more]

Enfusion #55 Results: Ozcan, Semeleer, Laarkoubi and Kallah Enter -72kg Tournament

Enfusion held Enfusion #55 in Amsterstam this past Saturday, featuring qualifiers for their -72kg 100,000euro tournament. Yassin Baitar defeated Paul Jansen in the reserve fight, while Endy Semeleer shocked the world by picking up a TKO victory over Jordon Watson in an extension round. Redouan Laarkoubi picked up a 4th round decision over Regilio van Den Ent while Aziz Kallah TKO’d Ludo Millet in the third round. Fan favorite Tayfun Ozcan beat Petchchaiyo via decision to earn his spot. RESULTS Enfusion #55, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Saturday 11.11.2017 1. 3X3 FEMALE 61Kg Chellina Chirino (Curacao) Vs Ruby Mesu (The Netherlands) WINNER: [read more]