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Category: Kickboxing

EM Legend 30 Results: Anvar Boynazarov Wins One-Night Tournament

On April 21st EM Legend at Emei Station saw Anvar Boynazarov win a four-man one-night tournament at 65kg, with a decision victory over Pan Jiayun and a KO victory over Meng Guodong in the finals with body shots to pick up the tournament victory. EM Legend 30 – Emei Station April 21st, 2018 Sun Ao (CHN) defeated Zhang Peimian (CHN) by decision – 54 kg Anvar Boynazarov (UZB) defeated Pan Jiayun (CHN) by decision – 65 kg Meng Guodong (CHN) defeated Kubo Masaya (JAP) by KO – 65 kg Nicola Maria Barke (GBR) defeated Zhang Ye (CHN) by decision – [read more]

Artem Vakhitov on a Potential Challenge From Pavel Zhuravlev: “Good Luck”

In case you missed it, shots were fired following Glory 52: Los Angeles.  The sniper? Pavel Zhuralev.  During media events surrounding his bout against Myron Dennis, Zhuralev made his aspirations clear, a shot at Artem Vakhitov. Vakhitov was gracious enough to speak with me regarding this as well as give an update on his injury rehabilitation. Regarding Zhuralev, he stated: “Pavel is a worthy fighter, and I understand his desire to fight me as a division champion. Many fans are waiting for our fight, and probably if nothing happens to Pavel, he will be my next rival. His statement that [read more]

Yokkao Fighter Saenchai Heads to Canada For Three-Day Seminar Event

International muay thai mega-star Saenchai is known as one of the most daring, creative and dangerous strikers in the world today, earning his stripes not just in the stadiums of Thailand, but by taking his act on the road and fighting anyone, anywhere at any time. He’s truly a superstar and fans in Canada will now have the opportunity to learn from one of the all-time greats at the end of this month as Yokkao is bringing Saenchai to Canada on April 28, 29th and 30th. The events take place at Budo Canada in Toronto and Sherbatov MMA in Laval [read more]

ONE Championship Hereos of Honor Results: Petrosyan Victorious in Debut

ONE Championship made the debut of their kickboxing and muay thai fights in the ONE Super Series in Manilla tonight, as the show moved into a ring for both the striking and MMA fights. The kickboxing main event was the ONE debut of Giorgio Petrosyan taking on the very tough Jo Nattawut, with the Doctor performing his usual, high-level-style of fight against Nattawut. Nattawut was unable to overcome Petrosyan’s slick counters, slips and parries before the decision was rendered for Petrosyan. World Champion Giorgio Petrosyan stepped into the ONE ring and put on a striking clinic befitting his legendary status, [read more]

Lion Fight 42 Fight Card: Shevchenko vs. Baxter Main Events

This Saturday, April 21st, Lion Fight returns to the US with Lion Fight 42. The event is headlined by a Lion Fight Women’s World Lightweight Championship bout between Antonina Shevchenko vs. Claire Baxter, plus the Lion Fight North American Middleweight Championship is on the line between Amadeu Cristiano and Eddie Abasolo, the MTGP World Super Lightweight Championship is on the line between Carlon Lieu and Jafar Toshev, plus the Lion Fight North American Super Cruiserweight Championship is on the line between Steve Walker and Olivier Fairtex. That’s a pretty stacked, title-filled event, which will air live on FloSports at 6pm [read more]

GLORY Returns to the UK with GLORY 54 Featuring Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac

The UK has always been considered one of the hot bed markets for stand up fighting, which makes GLORY’s absence felt all-the-more by the residents of the area that have been hungry for combat sports. The UK has a thriving MMA, muay thai and kickboxing scene and after a five year absence GLORY will once again run the UK on Saturday, June 2nd with GLORY 54. The card that they have lined up thus far is a doozy, as well, with Rico Verhoeven facing off with Mladen Brestovac in a rematch from 2016 that saw Brestovac challenger Verhoeven for the [read more]

ONE Holds Press Conference Hyping Up ONE Super Series Kickboxing Debut

Today in Manila, ONE Championship hyped up their upcoming event, ONE: Heroes of Honor, which takes place on April 20th, featuring Kevin Belingon vs. Andrew Leone as the main event in MMA, but also the debut of the ONE Super Series, their kickboxing and muay thai fights. The big ONE Super Series feature bout is Giorgio Petrosyan taking on “Smokin” Jo Nattawut in a bout that should be a scorcher. ONE President and CEO Chatri Sityodong talked about the historic event. “It’s an open invitation to the greatest strikers in the world,” said Sityodtong. “Fans will witness the absolute elite in [read more]

EM Legend 30 Fight Card

On April 21st EM Legend will come roaring back to their home at Emei Station in China with a huge card, featuring Pan Jianyun vs. Anvar Boynazarov, Rungrawee vs. Sosefo Falekaono. EM Legend 30 Emei Station April 21st, 2018 Zhang Yiqiang (CHN) vs Wang Jun (CHN) – 60 kg Li Xiaomao (CHN) vs Liu Xiaoping (CHN) – 60 kg Huang Shijie (CHN) vs Huang Dongbo (CHN) – 60 kg Lv Ruilei (CHN) vs Liu Xu (CHN) – 65 kg Li Shenshen (CHN) vs Hao Yang (CHN) – 66 kg Shen Zebao (CHN) vs Wu Guoping (CHN) – 67 kg Chen [read more]

Kunlun Fight 72 Results: Tuinov and Toutouh Advance in 70kg Tournament

Kunlun Fight 72 happened this weekend with more 70kg Clash of the Titans qualifying tournaments, this time featuring Vlad Tuinov slicing through Yassin Baitar and then Tomoyuki Nishikawa, while Marouan Toutouh won a tight decision over Nayanesh Ayman before defeating Milan Pales via TKO in R3. Full Results of KLF 72 65kg Rookie Fight: Luo Jie (China) def Aratunan Albert (Russia) via R3 Decision 66kg Super Fight: Yuma Matsui (Japan) def Bai Lishuai (China) via R3 Decision 2018 Clash of Titans Reserve Fight: Zhu Baotong (China) def Takafumi Morita (Japan) via R3 Decision 2018 Clash of Titans Group E Semifinals: [read more]

GLORY 53 SuperFight Series: Thongchai Replaces an Injured Danenberg

When it comes to professional kickboxing fans have become accustomed to fights falling apart and replaced. GLORY 53’s SuperFight Series will be no different as Eyevan Danenberg was originally slated to face off against former GLORY Welterweight Champion Cedric Doumbe, but due to an injury, will be forced to drop out. Replacing him will be the man that Danenberg defeated in a contender tournament, Thongchai Sitsongpeenong. Thongchai still has a solid month to prepare for Doumbe, meaning that this is last-minute but not exactly last-minute and should have a solid camp leading into this fight and ample time to prepare [read more]