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Glory 18 Results

Glory 18 returned after a long absence and featured a main event title fight between Davit Kiria and Robin van Roosmalen. Read about the event and all the results here.

Lion Fight 19 set for Nov. 21

Two Lion Fight world titles will be on the line at Lion Fight 19. Champions Fabio Pinca and Caley Reece will be looking to defend their titles for the first time.

Lion Fight 17 Results and Recap

Lion Fight 17 took place in Connecticut and it feature six pro fights. The main event was a re-match between Malaipet Sasiprapa and Justin Greskiewicz, reall all the results here.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lion Fight 19 Results

LION FIGHT 19, live from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. - See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpu
Lion Fight Promotions held their 19th event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut, headlined by Jo Nattawut vs. Sean Kearney. Kearney was originally set to face Fabio Pinca, but due to illness, Pinca stepped down from the bout to be replaced by Nattawut who would outscore Kearney.



Results:
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Unanimous Decision
Chajmaa Bellahkal def. Jeri Sitzes via Split Decision
Ognjen Topic def. Rungravee Sasiprapa via Unanimous Decision
Rungrat Sasiprapa def. Pedro Gonzales via TKO
Chris Mauceri def. Coke Chunhawat via Unanimous Decision
Julio Pena def. Matt Doherty via Unanimous Decision
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5 - See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5 - See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5 - See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Bout 1
Julio Pena def. Matt Doherty via Decision (Unanimous) [49-46, 48-47, 48-47] 3:00 R5
Bout 2
Chris Mauceri Def. Coke Chunhawat via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Bout 3
Rungrat Sasiprapa def. Pedro Gonzalez via TKO (Kicks and knees to Body) 2:42 R4
Bout 4
Ognjen Topic def. Rungravee Sasiprapa via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Co-Main Event
Chajmaa Bellakhal def. Jeri Sitzes via Decision (Split) [48-47, 50-45, 46-49] 3:00 R5
Main Event
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
- See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Bout 1
Julio Pena def. Matt Doherty via Decision (Unanimous) [49-46, 48-47, 48-47] 3:00 R5
Bout 2
Chris Mauceri Def. Coke Chunhawat via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Bout 3
Rungrat Sasiprapa def. Pedro Gonzalez via TKO (Kicks and knees to Body) 2:42 R4
Bout 4
Ognjen Topic def. Rungravee Sasiprapa via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Co-Main Event
Chajmaa Bellakhal def. Jeri Sitzes via Decision (Split) [48-47, 50-45, 46-49] 3:00 R5
Main Event
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
- See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Bout 1
Julio Pena def. Matt Doherty via Decision (Unanimous) [49-46, 48-47, 48-47] 3:00 R5
Bout 2
Chris Mauceri Def. Coke Chunhawat via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Bout 3
Rungrat Sasiprapa def. Pedro Gonzalez via TKO (Kicks and knees to Body) 2:42 R4
Bout 4
Ognjen Topic def. Rungravee Sasiprapa via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Co-Main Event
Chajmaa Bellakhal def. Jeri Sitzes via Decision (Split) [48-47, 50-45, 46-49] 3:00 R5
Main Event
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
- See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf
Bout 1
Julio Pena def. Matt Doherty via Decision (Unanimous) [49-46, 48-47, 48-47] 3:00 R5
Bout 2
Chris Mauceri Def. Coke Chunhawat via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Bout 3
Rungrat Sasiprapa def. Pedro Gonzalez via TKO (Kicks and knees to Body) 2:42 R4
Bout 4
Ognjen Topic def. Rungravee Sasiprapa via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
Co-Main Event
Chajmaa Bellakhal def. Jeri Sitzes via Decision (Split) [48-47, 50-45, 46-49] 3:00 R5
Main Event
Jo Nattawut def. Sean Kearney via Decision (Unanimous) [No Scores Announced] 3:00 R5
- See more at: http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/11/middleweight-fighter-jo-nattawut-52-10-2-defeated-sean-kearney-29-11-1-lion-fight-19/#sthash.N8pgMrxT.dpuf

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Ognjen Topic talks Lion Fight 19 on Everything Martial Arts

Ognjen Topic has a huge fight coming up at Lion Fight 19 against Rungravee Sasiprapa. Phoenix Carnevale recently caught up with Topic on her show Everything Martial Arts . Check out the interview at the link below. Definitely worth a listen and make sure to check out Lion Fight 19 this Friday. If you can't make it out to the event you can watch live on AXS TV.

Make sure to follow Phoenix Carnevale @microphonephoen on Twitter & Instagram

Monday, November 17, 2014

KO of the Week: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Steve Moxon

Buakaw returned to action at Top King World Series II - TK2 France this past weekend against Steve Moxon. It was Buakaw's first fight since his controversial loss in the finals of the K-1 Max tournament last month. Buakaw was definitely in beast mode this fight as he out classed Moxon throughout the fight before finishing him with an elbow in the third round.

Moxon is one of Australia's top fighters but this fight shows how dangerous Buakaw is in the ring.  Check it out and enjoy this fight and the finish.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lion Fight signs multi-fight deal with Pechanga Resort and Casino

Lion Fight Promotions continues its growth through the United States. This year the promotion made its east coast debut with shows in Connecticut and now they have announced they will be making the move to California as well. 

Lion Fight has signed a multi-fight deal with Pechanga Resort and Casino which is located in Temecula, CA. The first event of their deal is expected to take place on March 27, 2015.

You can read the full press release about the newely signed deal between Lion Fight and Pechanga Resort and Casino below.

LION FIGHT AND PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO SIGN MULTI-FIGHT DEAL, ANNOUNCE FIRST MUAY THAI EVENT FOR MARCH 27, 2015

Las Vegas, NV – Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight Promotions, today announced that he has closed a multi-fight deal with Pechanga Resort & Casino, the largest casino in the state of California, to host LION FIGHT professional Muay Thai fights starting in March 2015.

Appearing on AXS TV’s Inside MMA, Kent stated the first event will take place Friday, March 27 and that the card’s main and co-main event matchups will be revealed soon.

“I’m pleased to announce that Lion Fight and Pechanga Resort & Casino have teamed up to bring Lion Fight’s world class Muay Thai events to fight fans in Southern California,” said Kent. “I would like to thank everyone at the Pechanga for working with me on this deal and especially all of our west coast Muay Thai fans. We’re going to put together an amazing card, and as always, it will be packed with the biggest American and International stars of the sport.”

“We’re excited about our partnership with Lion Fight and look forward to some thrilling events in our 2,000-seat Grand Ballroom,” said Lee Torres, Vice President of Marketing at Pechanga Resort & Casino. “Our live-action sports events are always highly anticipated by guests. As Muay Thai’s popularity grows in the United States, we hope more fans get exposed to the sport by coming to Lion Fight bouts at Pechanga.”

This March 27th LION FIGHT event at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., will air live on AXS TV starting at10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The broadcast will feature play-by-play and color commentary by UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich alongside renowned sports commentator “The Voice” Michael Schiavello.

Next up on the busy schedule is LION FIGHT 19 Friday, November 21 at Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut.

Please visit LIONFIGHT.com for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT.

Top King World Series France Results: Buakaw scores KO win

The second installment of Top King World Series took place last night in France. Four fights of the 154lb tournament as well a some super fights featuring some big names in Muay Thai. 

In the tournament Marat Grigorian, Niclas Larsen, Marcin Parcheta, and Reece McAllister all advanced with their wins. Grigorian scored a decision over Abraham Roqueni while Larsen, Parcheta and McAllister all scored knockouts to advance.

In the super fights Buakaw Banchamek dismantled Steve Moxon. Buakaw was in full control of this fight as he knocked Moxon down several times before finishing him in the third round with an elbow. Thongchai Sistonpeenong was also victorious on the night after out pointing Djime Coulibaly to win a decision.

Results:

154lb Tournament 
Marat Grigorian def. Abraham Roqueni via Decision
Niclas Larsen def. Vladmir Konsky via KO in Rd. 1
Marcin Parcheta def. Azize Hlali via KO in Rd. 3
Reece McAllister def. Crice Boussoukou via KO (Knee) in Rd. 1

Super Fights
Buakaw Banchamek def. Steve Moxon via KO (Elbow) in Rd. 3
Thongchai Sitsongpeenong def. Djime Coulibaly via Decision
Sansatan Sor Suradech vs Dylan Salvador ruled a Draw
Pakorn PKMuaythaiGym def. Jimmy Vienot via KO in Rd. 1

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fight of the Week: Gokhan Saki vs. Tyrone Spong

Tyrone Spong and Gokhan Saki fought for the first time in 2009 under the K-1 banner. In what was a back and forth fight the judges ruled it a draw and an extra round was declared. In the extra round things seemed pretty even between Saki and Spong until Saki landed a monster right hand that put Spong down. Despite Spong's efforts to get up the fight was called as he was on wobbly legs. It was a great finish to a great fight as both fighters threw heavy right hands, but Saki was able to narrowly duck under Spong's punch as he connected with his.

Check the fight out and give your thoughts on it.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

5 ways to stay lean and healthy while working out less

by James Bee

What an awesome year of martial arts it’s been.  So many great fights, so much action – combat sports just gets better every year.  I hope your year has been full of great training and achievements and you’re going to finish off on a high note.

I say this because now as the year is quickly coming to an end, it is around this time when there are less fight shows on so most gyms will start to relax a bit more.

Coincidentally, it’s also the same time of year when things like McDonalds and ice-cream become an essential macronutrient for some people. I’m not going to lie to you. I definitely confess to eating my fair share of junk food over the holidays, but trust me, the last thing you want to do is waste a whole year’s hard training and dieting by blowing it all in the last few months of the year.

If you want to be one of the smarter more proactive people, you need to make sure you’re cutting fat now. But don’t worry; it’s not as complex as most people make it out to be. Just follow these simple guidelines for a leaner lifestyle.

1.Protein intake
The truth is, when it comes to protein intake, you don’t have to be a pro bodybuilder to benefit. Experts recommended that 0.7gm of protein per lbs of body weight is sufficient to support muscle mass and metabolic rate. When it comes to the ladies, they are often worried about putting on bulk with increased protein but it’s not the case. Putting on size requires a special resistance training program and lots of testosterone so don’t worry, it’s not going to happen. If anything increasing protein will help weight loss for men and women.

2. Focus on fruits and veggies
Don’t underestimate the power of fruits and veggies. They are alkaline producing, which can help to preserve bone mass and muscle tissue. Plus, they are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre, healthy fats, and phytonutrients. When deciding which veggies are best – look for perky bright coloured or dark leaves. When it comes to fruit, choose mainly berries or pick fruits that feel heavy for their size. 






3. Include healthy fats
Then add some healthy fats. Research tells us that good fats can have a big impact on your overall health and performance. Things like increased brain and cell function are just the beginning of a long list of benefits. One of the best bang for buck high sources of good fats is fish oil. I recommend fish oil to all my clients. Some other healthy fat sources are eggs, fish, beef, nuts, flax, and coconut oil.


4. Eat unprocessed carbohydrates
When it comes to carb sources, you can’t beat potatoes, quinoa, and brown rice. The carbs you want to avoid over indulging in are the refined carbohydrates like breads and pasta. This can cause many problems from digestive issues, insulin resistance, to higher than usual joint inflammation. 

Until next time,




5. Drink adequate water
Let’s quickly discuss water intake. No matter if your goal is muscle gain, weight loss or both. Water balance is going to play a big part in your outcome. You need to drink at least 2-3 litres per day. Considering around 1ltr comes from your food, consuming around 2.5ltrs of water each day will set you on the right on track. When you are training, make sure you’re topping up with 250ml water every 15 mins of activity.



James Bee is an Aussie fitness and nutrition coach who specializes in weight cut management for pro muaythai fighters. If you would like to learn tips, tricks, and awesome information for fighters and like-minded athletes, check out his website JB Fitness Systems and follow his Facebook page. You can also download his brand new 8 week cutting guide Here.