Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Yokkao 16 set for Argentina on November 13th

Yokkao 16 has been announced to take place on November 13th in Rosario, Argentina. The event will feature some of the fighters from Yokkao's UK team as well as fighters from Argentina and Brazil. 

There has been on official announcement as to which fighters will be fighting at the event, but Damian Bujan and Martin Velasco of Argentina are two fighters rumored to be competing at the event.

Yokkao seems to be making a push to South America as they recently opened a Yokkao Training Center in Rosario, Argentina. In the past Yokkao has shown that a tendency focus their promoting efforts in locations where a Yokkao Training Center is.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Venum Victory World Series Debrecen Results

Venum Victory World Series Debrecen took place this past weekend in Debrecen, Hungary. The event featured two 4-man tournaments at the event. 

In the night's 95 kg tournament Alexandru Burduja delivered the only two stoppage victories of the night. He knocked out Alexandru Burduja in the tournament semi-final and forced a doctor stoppage of Gokhan Gedik in the tournament final.

in the 72.5 kg tournament Mustpaha Haida won a unanimous decision over Benedek Zsolt in the tournament semi-final to punch his ticket to the tournament final. He won the tournament by taking a unanimous decision over Abdallah Mabel.

In non tournament bouts Gabor Görbics defeated Mehdi Zatout by unanimous decision  to win the Venum Victory World Series 67kg championship and Anissa Meksen defeated Sylwia Juskiewicz by unanimous decision to win the Venum Victory World Series Women's 54 kg championship.

Venum Victory World Series Debrecen Results:
Gabor Görbics def. Mehdi Zatout via Unanimous Decision
Anissa Meksen def. Sylwia Juskiewicz via Unanimous Decision

95 kg Tournament Semi-Finals
Gokhan Gedik def. Kryspin Kalski via Split Decision
Alexandru Burduja def. Mihalik György via KO in Rd. 2

95 kg Tournament Final
Alexandru Burduja def. Gokhan Gedik via (T)KO (Doctor Stoppage) in Rd. 1

72.5 kg Tournament Semi-Finals
Mustapha Haida def. Benedek Zsolt via Unanimous Decison
Abdallah Mabel def. Norbet Balogh via Unanimous Decision

72.5 kg Tournament Final
Mustapha Haida def. Abdallah Mabel via Extra Round Decision

Akhmat Fight Show Battle 6 Grozny Results

Akhmat Fight Show Battle 6 Grozny took place this past weekend in Grozny, Russia. The event featured a mix of Kickboxing, MMA and Boxing. The two kickboxing bouts featured Badr Hari vs. Ismael Londt and Zabit Samedov vs. Dzevad Poutrak.

The main event between Hari and Londt was exciting and lived up to expectations. It seemed that the bout would be over as soon as it started when 10 seconds into the bout a right from Hari dropped Londt. After recovering Londt did not seemed worried as he met Hari in the ring and the two exchanged strikes. With a 1:15 left in the round Londt was sent to the canvas for a second time after a right hand from Hari found its mark. Despite the two knockdowns, Londt did not back down from Hari and continued to meet him in the middle of the ring. 

The second round saw the tide swing when Londt connected with a counter right hand that dropped Hari. The crowd went silent as Hari dropped to his knees, but he was able to recover and continue. The momentum swing was short lived as 40 seconds later a right left combo by Hari knocked Londt down for a third time. 

Going into the third round you could see the wear and tear on each fighter. 40 seconds into the round Hari connected with a stiff right that sent Londt down for a fourth time. The bout was stopped because of the fourth knockdown and Hari was declared the winner by (T)KO. With the win Hari has now won five consecutive fights, four of those by (T)KO.

Akhmat Fight Show Battle 6 Grozny Results:
Badr Hari def. Ismael Londt via (T)KO (4 Knockdowns) at 0:32 of Rd. 3
Zabit Samedov def. Dzevad Poutrak via Unanimous Decision

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Artem Levin vs. Joe Schilling 3 set for Glory 24

Glory 24 is set for Denver, CO on October 9th. The night's main event will feature the rubber match between Glory Middleweight Champion Artem Levin and challenger Joe Schilling

The two fighters have split a pair of fights with both fights coming in tournament finals. Schilling won their first encounter in an extra round decision at Glory 10 in 2013. Levin won the second by unanimous decision in the Finals of the Glory 17 Last Man Standing Tournament in 2014.

Schilling has fought in Kickboxing only once since his last fight with Levin. He defeated Robert Thomas in a one sided unanimous decision at Glory 19 in February of this year. After his bout with Thomas, Schilling had two MMA bouts for Bellator. Schilling lost both bouts with his latest against Hisaki Kato ending in a highlight reel knockout that kept him from fighting in a Kickboxing bout at Bellator 142: Dynamite because of the medical suspension handed down to him.

Levin has had one fight since being crowned the Glory Middleweight Champion. He fought Simon Marcus at Glory 21 this past May. Levin was able to retain his middleweight title after the bout ended in a controversial draw. 

Their first two fights have been scheduled for three rounds, with the first going an extra round. The rubber match is scheduled for five rounds since it is for the Glory Middleweight Championship.

Fight Card:
Artem Levin vs. Joe Schilling for Glory Middleweight Championship

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Kunlun Fight 29 Results: Askerov wins tournament, KO's Kehl

Kunlun Fight 29 took place this past weekend in Soichi, Russia. The events main attraction was the Kulun Fight 29 Middleweight Tournament. The semi-final match ups featured Mingzhi Liu vs. Landon Simmons and Dzhabar Askerov vs. Enriko Kehl

Liu was able to out point the undefeated Simmons en route to a unanimous decision win and a trip to the tournament final. In the most anticipated bout of the event, Dzhabar Askerov scored a huge knockout victory over Kehl in the second round of their bout. Askerov knocked Kehl down with a big right and after Kehl recovered Askerov went on the attack. He blitzed Kehl and connected with some big punches in flurry that put Kehl down for the count. Askerov punched his ticket to the tournament final and secured his second career victory over Kehl.

In the tournament final it didn't take long for Askerov to be crowned the champion. He scored (T)KO over Liu less than a minute into the first round after knocking him down three times. The tournament win for Askerov is huge, especially with such a dominant win over a fighter of Enriko Kehl.

Kunlun Fight 29 Results:
Anatoly Moiseev def. Cristian Milea via Unanimous Decision
Jahfarr Wilnis def. Valentin Slavikovski via Unanimous Decision
Alim Nabiev def. Pavel Turuk via (T)KO in Rd. 2
Ruslan Tozliyan def. Li Shuaihu via Unanimous Decision
Surik Magakyan def. Bai Jin Bin via Unanimous Decision

Kunlun Fight 29 Middleweight Tournament Semi-Finals
Mingzhi Liu def. Landon Simmons via Unanimous Decision
Dzhabar Askerov def. Enriko Kehl via KO in Rd. 2

Kunlun Fight 29 Middleweight Tournament Final
Dzhabar Askerov def. Mingzhi Liu via (T)KO in Rd. 1

Monday, August 17, 2015

Friday Night Fights: Hlavacek vs. Clarke Results

Friday Night Fights took place this past weekend in New York, NY. The main event on the evening featured a WBC Muay Thai title fight between current WBC Muay Thai US National Super Middleweight champion Brett Hlavacek and challenger Elijah Clarke.

Hlavacek and Clarke fought five hard rounds, in the end Hlavacek walk away victorious with a unanimous decision. Clarke tasted defeat for the first time in his professional career and is now 4-1. 

In the night's co-main event Justin Greskiewicz scored a stoppage victory over New York fan favorite Joe Sampieri. The stoppage came in the third round after Greskiewicz connected with an uppercut. With the win Greskiewicz walked away with a WBC Muay Thai US National Welterweight Championship.

Brett Hlavacek def. Elijah Clarke via Unanimous Decision
Justin Greskiewicz def. Joe Sampieri via KO in Rd. 3

John Wayne Parr vs. Cosmo Alexandre and Jorina Baars vs. Martina Jindrova set for Lion Fight 25

Lion Fight 25 will take place October 23 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, CA. The night's main event will feature a rubber match between John Wayne Parr and Cosmo Alexandre and the co-main event will feature Jorina Baars vs. Martina Jindrova.

Parr and Alexandre have split a pair of fights. Their first fight took place in 2007 at Evolution 12 in Brisbane, Australia. Parr was able to out strike Alexandre in their first encounter and win a unanimous decision. Their second fight took place in 2009, once again under the Evolution banner. The promotion featured a one night 8-man tournament at Evolution 17, Parr and Alexandre met in the tournament semi-finals where Alexandre defeated Parr in the second round by (T)KO due to leg kicks. Alexandre also went on to win the Evolution 17 tournament that night. 

Parr will enter his third fight with Alexandre having won 9 out of his last 10 bouts. His only loss in that span has been to rising star Toby Smith in mid 2014. Alexandre will enter the bout on a three fight win streak. 

Jorina Baars gained notoriety in early 2014 by defeating MMA super star Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino in a one sided unanimous decision. She last competed for Lion Fight earlier this year when she defeated late replacement Chantal Ughi by (T)KO. On the line against Jindrova will be Baars Lion Fight Women's Welterweight Title.

Fight Card;
John Wayne Parr vs. Cosmo Alexandre
Jorina Baars vs. Martina Jindrova for Lion Fight Women's Welterweight Championship