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The 2017 LiverKick Awards: Knockout of the Year – Antonio Plazibat’s Flying Knee

There were a lot of really, really good knockouts in 2017. Usually there are a few real big standouts, but in 2017 there was a pretty dense selection of knockouts to choose from as the knockout of the year that it became difficult to narrow down the field to just one, defining moment. So, in a way, this year’s LiverKick Knockout of the Year is one that is overflowing with symbolism on top of the brutality. Because, at the core of it, that’s what knockouts are: brutality. Two fighters enter the ring and our job, as spectators, is to wish [read more]

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WATCH: Hinata vs. Hirono Yu From K-1 Survival Wars

This week saw K-1 Japan’s last show of the year with ramifications heading into K’Festa.01 in March. The K’Festa show is their biggest event to date, with the promotion looking to bring the K-1 name back into the limelight in the land of kakutougi and beyond. In the main event Hinata battled Hirono Yu for the chance to challenge K-1 Super Welterweight (70kg) Champion Chingiz Allazov in March. Now you can watch it here. As always, the entirety of the show has made its way to their YouTube channel.

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K-1 Japan Survival Wars 2017 Results: Hinata Wins the Right to Challenge Allazov

K-1 Japan capped off their successful 2017 with another edition of Survival Wars, where Hirono Yu and Hinata fought for the right to challenge Chingiz Allazov for the K-1 Japan 70kg title in March at K’Festa at the Saitama Super Arena. Hinata was able to pull off the big victory, meaning that we’re heading towards a Hinata/Allazov showdown on one of the most stacked cards that we’ve seen in years that goes down in March. 【K-1 WORLD GP】12.27(水)後楽園 スーパー・ウェルター級次期挑戦者決定戦日菜太(@hinata0826)vs廣野祐(@Yu__HIRONO)試合ハイライト📹https://t.co/yIaAknCgSP#AbemaTV#k1_wgp pic.twitter.com/vvZseM0mc0 — K-1/Krush/KHAOS【公式】 (@k1wgp_pr) December 27, 2017 Hinata (R3 – Majority Dec) Hirono Yu Tsubakihara Tatsuya (R3 – Majority Dec) Saikyo [read more]

K-1 Japan K-Festa.1 Fight Card From Saitama Super Arena

K-1 Japan has slowly but surely been building up their popularity after the brand took a hit in 2011 when FEG folded up shop and owed most of their fighters a lot of money. While many thought that K-1 was done for, K-1 Japan sprung up and has been keeping the K-1 name alive with some of the very best shows anywhere in the world. After a few years in operation they feel like it’s time to return to K-1’s spiritual home of the Saitama Super Arena on March 21st, 2018 and the card that they are presenting is perhaps [read more]

K-1 Japan Survival Wars 2017 Fight Card

On December 27th the K-1 tradition of Survival Wars lives on with yet another installation of the fan-favorite year-end event. This time out the show is headlined by the Super Welterweight Next Challenger Final between Hinata and Hirono Yu. The event takes place at the legendary Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. Fightcard Super Welterweight Next Challenger Final: Hinata vs. Hirono Yu Saikyo Haruma vs. Tsubakihara Tatsuya Gunji Taito vs. Oiwa Shota Ashizawa Ryusei vs. Murakoshi Yuta Yamazaki Yoichi vs. Wajima Hiromi Sugimoto Hitoshi vs. RUI Shinohara Yuto vs. Suzuki Hayato

Now’s The Time For Rico Verhoeven vs. Alistair Overeem

If you follow MMA, this past weekend was one marked by a somewhat unremarkable UFC 218, but most importantly, it featured former K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 champion Alistair Overeem against up-and-coming heavyweight crusher Francis Ngannou. Here we are, just days out, and Alistair Overeem, head cocked back by the force of Ngannou’s uppercut, has become a meme all while Ngannou is set to become the next dominant heavyweight in the UFC that looks unstoppable. If you are asking why this is pertinent to GLORY, the answer is simple: it’s been clear for the past few months that GLORY has [read more]

EA UFC 3 Beta Impressions: Perhaps the Best Striking System in a Combat Sports Game

If there’s one constant in combat sports videogames since their inception, it’s that striking tends to get the short end of the stick unless the game is solely focused on striking. For the longest time, K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 was the GOAT of striking games. Not just because it was from they heyday of K-1 and had an absolutely bonkers roster, but also because the striking felt rewarding. In that game you were able to block high, medium and low, while the early UFC and PRIDE games were fun, but shallow and not very rewarding when it came to [read more]

K-1 World Grand Prix Japan Heavyweight Grand Prix Results: Palizbat Victorious

K-1 World Grand Prix Japan was looking to return K-1 to its roots with a heavyweight tournament at year’s end this year. That is exactly what happened, although the question is if they were successful or not in recreating the magic of past K-1’s. The short answer is no, the long answer is that they are essentially starting over and it’ll take time. The pool of talent that they had to choose from wasn’t as robust as it was prior, due to exclusive contracts elsewhere, leading to a few recognizable names in the tournament, but not as many as fans [read more]

K-1 World Grand Prix Japan -67.5kg Grand Prix Results: Yuta Kubo Victorious

K-1 Japan held their -67.5kg Grand Prix this morning in Japan in an event that saw a tournament that had its ups and downs, with early favorite Yuta Kubo taking the tournament after the other favorite, Melsik Baghdasarya, was forced out of the semifinals after suffering an injury earlier on in the night. Takeru defended his K-1 Featherweight Championship in the featured fight of the evening against Junguang Wang via decision. Taichi Furuta def NORI DEC (Majority, 30-29,29-29,30-29) Jin Harayama def Toshiki Watanabe KO 1R (Punch) K-1 College -55kg GP Final Nomura Yu Def Kanatsuka DEC (Unanimous 29-28,30-29,30-28) K-1 College -60kg [read more]

Fight Card for K-1 World Grand Prix Japan 67kg Tournament

K-1 Japan returns for another one of their action-packed events on September 18th with their 67kg “Primary Welterweight” tournament. It features a bunch of solid names from Japan and abroad, with Yuta Kubo and Melsik Baghdasarvan being the early favorites in this particular tournament. And because K-1 always gives their fans just a little bit more there are also a slew of super fights featuring some of the biggest names that K-1 has, including the master of violence, Takeru, Taiga, HINATA, Hirotaka Urabe and Koptaro Shimano. Primary Welterweight Tournament Yuta Kubo vs. Minoru ‘Philip’ Kimura Hitoshi Tsukakoshi vs. Han Wenbao Kazuki [read more]