Tag: kickboxing

GLORY 52 Loses Its Tournament, Sees Match Shuffling Galore

Who knew that all it took to send an event into chaos was one of the tournament fights suffering a concussion? It was reported by GLORY today that Robert Thomas suffered a concussion in training and had to be pulled from the GLORY 52 middleweight tournament. Instead of finding a replacement, GLORY opted to scrap the tournament altogether and here we are with the entire GLORY 52 and SuperFight Series re-ordered. Simon Marcus now fights Zack Wells on the main card, Mike Lemaire vs. Chris Camozzi and Stoyan Koprivlenski vs. Josh Jauncey is on the main card, while Meksen vs. [read more]

GLORY 51 Rotterdam Weigh-in Video and Results

Tomorrow marks the return of Badr Hari to a major organization not just as a freelancer, but as a fighter under contract when Badr Hari heads to GLORY for GLORY 51 Rotterdam against Hesdy Gerges. This is a rematch from their 2010 bout that ended in disqualification and will help settle old wagers for long-time kickboxing fans. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 Rotterdam will be carried live tomorrow on ESPN3 at 3:30 p.m. ET / 12:30 p.m. PT, with a replay on ESPN2 on Saturday, March 17 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 SuperFight Series will stream live and [read more]

GLORY 52 Adds Meksen and Zhuravlev Non-Title Bouts, Jauncey and More

Originally-slated to feature a lightweight title elimination bout between Stoyan Koprivlenski and Marat Grigorian, we’ve got a whole slew of changes to the GLORY 52 SuperFight Series and main card, as Anissa Meksen vs. Ashley Nichols will have a rematch on this card at a catchweight of 53kg — not for Meksen’s title — and a lot of movement on the SuperFight Series. The SuperFight Series is now headlined by Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Myron Dennis in a non-title affair. Former UFC fighter Chris Camozzi steps up in competition against Mike Lemaire, while Stoyan Koprivlenski will no longer fight an injured [read more]

Steven Wright Does It Again With the 2017 Year in Kickfighting Video

Every year our good pal, kickboxing enthusiast and coach to the stars (now also talent ops!) Steven Wright puts together what he calls the Year in Kickfighting video. His video takes a look at all of the biggest, coolest and most noteworthy moments of each year and breaks them down in beautiful fashion. This year the video weighs in at a hefty 19:11 long, but never stops delivering on the action, thrills and awesome moments. Looking back, 2017 was a pretty cool year, huh?

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]

Hesdy Gerges and the No-Lose Badr Hari Rematch at GLORY 51

For Hesdy Gerges, it’s safe to say that his place in the heavyweight kickboxing pantheon is a bit hard to nail down. He’s a talented fighter with some impressive wins in his career, but perhaps all of his most memorable fights have been losses to bigger name fighters where he did his damnedest. His recent GLORY run has been marred by a few decisions that probably should have gone his way, then punctuated by a head kick loss in round one to Mladen Brestovac. That isn’t to say there isn’t a win in there — because he did beat Tomas [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 ACB Kickboxing 13: From Paris With War

On February 24th ACB Kickboxing presents From Paris With War, headlined by Freddy Kemayo against Igor Bugaenko. Kemayo has been a solid gatekeeper and name at heavyweight for a great deal of years, having many wars with some of the biggest names in the sport. There are a host of solid fights on this card, including Sichtman vs. Benzaquen, Ehouo vs. Bessmertny and more. Igor Bugaenko vs. Freddy Kemayo Samy Sana vs. Rachid Salikhov Tamerlan Bashirov vs. Zakaria Tijarti Johane Beausejour vs. PErviz Abdullaev Mikhail Chalykh vs. Arel Ignat Darryl Sichtman vs. Cryil Benzaquen Djbril Ehouo vs. Yuri Bessmertny Mohammed [read more]

Chingiz Allazov Signs Chinese-Exclusive Deal with EM Legend for 2018

When discussing some of the best 70kg fighters in the world it’s hard not to talk about Chingiz Allazov. The current, reigning K-1 Super Middleweight Champion and who has been on a complete tear with a record that has been unblemished since 2014. LiverKick has heard that heading into EM Legend’s 2018 season that Chingiz Allazov has signed on exclusively with the promotion, which is sure to send some shockwaves throughout the kickboxing community. He has been competing in China under the Wu Lin Feng banner previously but will now be tied up exclusively with EM Legend moving forward. This [read more]

ONE Championship Launching Kickboxing Show in April, Petrosyan vs. Nattawut Headlines

Interesting news coming out of Asia, as MMA promotion ONE Championship (nee OneFC) is going to be launching a professional kickboxing promotion starting on April 20th in Manila. The affair, which will be branded “ONE Championship Kickboxing,” will be a part of the show ONE: Heroes of Honor at the Mall of Asia Arena and will be headlined by Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Jo Nattawut. The list of talent secured thus far is impressive, with the names including: Petchboonchu FA Group, Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Yodsaenklai Fairtex, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Singtongnoi Por Telakun, Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke, Sagetdao Petpayathai, Kwankhao Mor. Rattanabandit, Yodcherry Sityodtong, Giorgio Petrosyan, [read more]