Sunday in Japan, KNOCK OUT held their KING OF KNOCK OUT Finals to crown a Lightweight Championship. As per usual, there were a lot of knockouts on the show, with its hybrid rules. During the KING OF KNOCK OUT Tournament Finals Yosuke Morii was able to defeat Katsujii via TKO. Hikari Machida (R3 – TKO) Haruaki Otsuki Youta Shigemori (R5 – Dec) Maki Pinsa Yam Issei Ishii (R5 – Dec) Takuya Noto Yosuke Shimizu (R3 – TKO) Pornsanae Sitmonchai Fukashi (R5 – Dec) Masanori Kanehara Eisaku Ogasawara (R5 – Draw) Ryo Takahashi Rui Ebata (R5 – Dec) Keisuke Miyamoto KING [read more]
The culmination of GLORY’s big, year-end GLORY: Redemption event was a catharsis worth the wait when Rico Verhoeven, who was on his way to what was most likely a decision victory over Jamal Ben Saddik, was able to put away one of the few men with a win over the champion late in the fifth round, sealing off GLORY’s 2017 with a bang. pic.twitter.com/0gS6mgWqtM — Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) December 9, 2017 While Ben Saddik was looking strong early, having Rico hurt in round one, he began to lose steam in round two, with Verhoeven taking over by controlling the pace [read more]
This weekend at GLORY 49 Rotterdam/GLORY: Redemption, Nieky Holzken returns to action in a hotly-anticipated bout between Alim Nabiyev. The fight, originally scheduled for earlier this year, was pushed back after an injury to Holzken, but GLORY knew it was too good of a fight to tear down, them instead opting to move the fight back. Now this weekend at GLORY 49 Nieky Holzken returns to the ring against Alim Nabiyev, watch him prepare here, as well as his mindset heading into battle.
During last night’s broadcast of GLORY 48, it was announced that GLORY will return to Chicago — this time actually in the heart of Chicago — with GLORY 50. GLORY 50 is slated to be their open of the 2018 season and they are doing it with a bang. The event, which is scheduled for February 16th at the University of Illinois, UIC Pavillion, will be headlined by a GLORY Welterweight Championship bout between newly-crowned champion, Murthel Groenhart, and challenger Harut Grigorian. If that sounds familiar to you, it should be. Remember that? When Harut turned his back to Groenhart, [read more]
Tonight, starting at 7:30pm Eastern, the GLORY 48 SuperFight Series comes at you live on UFC Fight Pass, featuring Tiffany van Soest defending her Super Bantamweight Championship against Anissa Meksen. Starting at 10pm eastern on ESPN3 GLORY 48 brings you a middleweight tournament as well as Kevin VanNostrand competing against Anvar Boynazarov for the GLORY Interim Featherweight Championship. Follow us here on LiverKick for live results and updates. Follow us on Twitter, @LiverKickdotcom, @JayJauncey and @dvewlsh, or, on Facebook. GLORY 48 New York Interim Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Kevin VanNostrand def. Anvar Boynazarov by KO Rd 1 (knee to the liver) [read more]
On Friday, December 1st GLORY will return to New York City with GLORY 48. GLORY 48 is headlined by an Interim Featherweight Championship bout between Anvar Boynazarov and Kevin VanNostrand, while the GLORY SuperFight Series is headlined by the heavily-anticipated bout between challenger Anissa Meksen and GLORY SuperBantamweight Champion Tiffany van Soest. Here’s the official weigh-ins from today.
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]
For the longest time there have been questions about LiverKick’s rankings. Namely, that in the featherweight division GLORY is completely not a part of the equation anymore. That, in part, is because it’s a vastly more competitive division than most of the other divisions in kickboxing, talent-dense and, at the moment, Japan-centric. The other reason is interesting, in that GLORY at one point employed a few of the higher-level talents in their division, but then inexplicably cut them loose. By proxy of how rankings work, eventually the GLORY champion continued to drop while the division flourished outside of GLORY, with [read more]
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]
This coming weekend, at Sandu Station, EM Legend returns with EM Legend 25. There are a few interesting fights on the card, mainly the China vs. Thailand fights including Yokhunpol vs. Liu Lei, Kem vs. Guo Dongwang and Rungrawee against Iran’s Mohammed Ghaedibardeh. Zheng Kai (CHN) vs Lu Jun (CHN) – 65 kg Ji Duo Yi Bu (CHN) vs Gong Yuankun (CHN) – 60 kg Illana Gazquez (ESP) vs Eduard Mikhovich (BLR) – 61 kg Zhao Chuanlin (CHN) vs Kirill Smirnov (RUS) – 63 kg Xiao Yangyang (CHN) vs Maiken Aannerud (NOR) – 55 kg Zhang Chenglong (CHN) vs Maksum [read more]