On July 27th ONE Championship heads to Manilla for Reign of Kings, featuring ONE SuperSeries bouts in kickboxing and muay thai. The big, feature bout is between Armen Petrosyan and Chris Ngimbi. Armen’s brother, Giorgio, has defeated Ngimbi in the past, making this an interesting, familial bout and another chance for Ngimbi to prove himself. Ngimbi is the former It’s Showtime 70kg champion and was, at a time, one of the best in the world at 70kg. He retired briefly in 2012, but has been active ever since, trotting the globe and fighting some of the best in the world. [read more]
Tomorrow night GLORY comes at you LIVE with GLORY 55 New York, featuring Alex Pereira vs. Yousri Belgaroui for the GLORY Middleweight Championship. Included are the weigh-in results from the event as well as the video that aired via YouTube. The five-fight GLORY 55 New York card will be carried live tomorrow on ESPNews at 9:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. PT, with a replay this Sunday, July 22 on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. The five-fight GLORY 55 SuperFight Series card will stream live and exclusively tomorrow on UFC FIGHT PASS at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT. GLORY 55 NEW YORK WEIGH-IN RESULTS Middleweight Title Headline Bout: [read more]
This Friday at GLORY 55 New York Yousri Belgaroui gets a crack at GLORY Middleweight Champion Alex Pereira, in a third fight between the two men. GLORY released a video that takes a look back on the triumphs of Yousri Belgaroui throughout his GLORY career leading up to this big title fight that takes place this Friday, live from New York City’s Hulu Theater at MSG.
MTGP 17 went down this weekend, featuring “The Battle of Britain” as Charlie Boy Peters and Liam Harrison met in full muay thai rules. The much-anticipated bout has seen Charlie Boy Peters prove himself worthy as one of Britain’s top talents now with a win over Harrison. Watch the video from MTGP below where they run through the results and provide some analysis.
ONE Championship headed back to the ring for ONE Championship: Battle For the Heavens to decide the ONE Championship Atomweight Kickboxing Championship between Kai Ting Chuang from China and Yodcherry Sityodtong from Thailand in the main event. It was a war between the two, with the contrasting styles highlighted throughout the fight. Chuang was able to dominate the ring with her push kick and punch flurries. Her hands are fast, accurate and she isn’t afraid to unload. The story of the fight was Yodcherry looking to methodically piece Kai Ting apart, only for Chuang to close the distance, lower Yodcherry’s [read more]
One of the more anticipated bouts at GLORY 55 would have to be GLORY Featherweight Champion Robin van Roosmalen squaring off against Petchpanomrung for the title in the main event. Sadly, that fight is no longer on the menu as GLORY announced this afternoon that Robin van Roosmalen has been forced to withdraw thanks to a shoulder injury while training. So once again an interim title will be set and once again Kevin Vannostrand will be involved, this time fighting Petchpanomrung for the Interim Featherweight Championship with the winner fighting van Roosmalen when he’s healthy again. This leaves Massaro Glunder [read more]
ONE Championship’s Spirit of a Warrior will definitely be the story of the MMA bout between Aung La N Sang and Ken Hasegawa for the ONE Middleweight Championship, the company continued its march into professional kickboxing and muay thai with three ONE SuperSeries fights on the card. Surprisingly enough, for a night when the kickboxing bouts took place inside of the MMA cage with MMA gloves, there were no stoppages. Instead what we saw was a lot of action and a lot of these guys trying to get used to this setting for kickboxing. Sorgraw and Samy Sana were the highlight [read more]
Tenshin Nasukawa is one of those rare talents to have captivated the world of combat sports at a young age with his undeniable skill, daring and natural aura. Throughout his relatively short career he’s scored a number of impressive knockout victories within the promotion KNOCK.OUT before heading to RIZIN FF where he’s competed not just in professional kickboxing, but also in MMA where he has a flawless record thus far, showcasing talent beyond his years as just a kickboxer and muay thai fighter. This weekend at RISE.125 he competed against Rodtang Jitmuangon, with RISE being affiliated with RIZIN, even holding [read more]
On July 5th Romanian superstar Catalin Morosanu will, for the first time, put on his promoter’s hat for Dynamite Fighting Show in Bucharest, Romania. While Eduard Irimia is focused on taking on Hollywood, Morosanu saw a gap created in the Romanian fight game and will be pushing forward with his own series of shows to keep the always-excited Romanian fans satiated with the best kickboxing action around. Morosanu will take on career-rival Freddy Kemayo in a rubber match between the two, with each man holding a victory over the other and this being presumably the final chapter in their tale. [read more]
When the name Eduard Irimia comes to mind it’s usually for his work as a fight promoter. His vision began with the Local Kombat promotion, then extended into working with K-1 Global before he ventured further into the deep end with SuperKombat. SuperKombat came out of the gates fighting with huge 2011 events featuring some of the biggest names in the sport mixed with high-end production values. Since then SuperKombat has worked to establish Romania as one of the kickboxing meccas of the world, with Irimia having a hand in cultivating talent such as Daniel Ghita, Catalin Morosanu, Benjamin Adegbuyi, [read more]