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GLORY SPORTS INTERNATIONAL (GSI), the owner and rights holder of the GLORY World Series championship kickboxing promotion and other related businesses, has agreed to terms with Dutch-based competitor, ‘It’s Showtime,’ led by the renowned European fight manager and kickboxing promoter Simon Rutz.
The landmark deal will effectively place all of the world’s top kickboxers, or stand-up fighters, under the same promotional umbrella. GSI will absorb other assets from and take over management of ‘It’s Showtime.’
GLORY will soon announce a new series of events and a modernized tournament format for the rest of the year and for 2013.
Kickboxers have had the option to work for K-1 or Glory but not both. It’s Showtime was working together with K-1. With Glory purchasing It’s Showtime you can expect to see there fighters no longer fighting in K-1. This will likely mean the end of the new K-1. Several talented kickboxers were fighting at It’s Showtime 58 today. Andy Ristie, Andy Souwer, Chris Ngimbi, and Daniel Ghita all fought on the card. This is a huge deal for the Kickboxing sport. I have recently gotten into watching it and really enjoyed K-1 Rising 2012.
Here’s the Results from what could be the last It’s Showtime event.
Duoli Chen def. Vahap Ozdemir via decision
Robbie Hageman def. Mandela Antoine via decision
Marat Grigorian def. Aziz Kallah via decision
Rico Verhoeven def. Hesdy Gerges via decision
Mourad Bouzidi def. Rustemi Kreshnik via KO, Round 2
Andy Souwer def. Chris Ngimbi via decision to become the new It’s Showtime (Glory?) 70kg World Champion.
Andy Ristie def. Samir Djabba via KO, Round 1
Sonny Dagraed def. Fatih Ozkan via decision
Danyo Ilunga def. Filip Verlinden via decision to retain his It’s Showtime 95kg World Title
Hafid el Boustati def. Robin van Roosmalen via cut stoppage, Round 2
Daniel Ghita def. Dzevad Poturak via KO, Round 2
Tyrone Spong def. Peter Aerts via KO, Round 3
K-1 Rising 2012 Fight Card
World Max 2012 Final 16 Fights:
Mike Zambidis (Knockout) vs. Chahid Oulad El Hadj
Andy Souwer (Decision) vs. Abraham Roqueni
Artur Kyshenko (Knockout) vs. Su Hwan Lee
Xu Yan vs. Yasuhiro Kido (Knockout)
Gago Drago vs. Andy Ristie (Decision)
Yuji Nashiro vs. Reece McAllister (Decision)
Harut Grigorian vs. Murthel Groenhart (Knockout)
Chain Superpro Samui vs. Chris Ngimbi (Decision)
Badr Hari (Decision) vs. Anderson “Braddock” Silva
Mirko Cro Cop (Knockout) vs. Loren Javier Jorge
Daniel Ghita (Corner Stoppage) vs. Wendall Reche
Rico Verhoeven vs. Sergei Lascenko(Decision)
Jeffrey Earnhardt the Grandson of the late Dale Earnhardt is a 22 year old race Car Driver. He hopes to one day race in Nascar like others in his family have. Jeffrey races in the Nascar Nationwide Series.
He also will become a two sport athlete on Tuesday when he makes his debut at the event Fight Lab 25 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He will fight as a Bantamweight. He started training in Jui-Jitsu and later boxing. He uses MMA to stay in great shape he needs to be in for racing. Earnhardt wrestled in high school and two roomates got him started with training in MMA.
“I’ve never been in this kind of shape in my entire life, and that includes back when I was wrestling in high school,” he said. “It’s real intense, it’s a lot of fun. I’ve really enjoyed it ever since I started. I like being fit and prepared for these races, especially in the summer when it’s really hot out. It’s definitely going to come in handy.”
He has no plans to make it big in MMA since he has known from the time he was a teenager what he and anyone with the name earnhardt wanted to do. Drive in the the top level of Nascar Racing Series.
“Racing is my priority,” he said. “I’m going to keep pushing in that. I love MMA, but it’s only going to be in my spare time. They’re both a lot of fun, but I’m definitely keeping my day job.”
He will fight Chris Failson in an amatuer bout which will be available for purchase on his website.
“A lot of people don’t see race car athletes as true athletes,” he said. “They don’t think we’re capable of doing anything other than sitting in a car and driving in a circle. A lot of people don’t understand the reality of it. This is an opportunity to prove to people that race car drivers are athletes. It’s a lot harder than people realize. Hopefully this MMA fight will help people realize that, and that we can hold our own as athletes.”
Takeshi Inoue def. Caol Uno via KO (head kick) – Rd 1 4:17
Yan Cabral def. Kazushi Sakuraba via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Rd 1 2:42
Satoru Kitaoka def. Willamy Freire via Split Decision
Gerald Harris def. Kazuhiro Nakamura via Split Decision
Ikuhisa Minowa def. Baru Harn via submission (scarf-hold armbar) – Rd 1 4:39
Bantamweight World GP Quarterfinal Bouts
Antonio Banuelos def. Hideo Tokoro via Split Decision
Bibiano Fernandes def. Takafumi Otuska via submission (rear-naked choke) – Rd 1 0:41
Masakazu Imanari def. Abel Cullum via submission (armbar) – Rd 3 0:46
Rodolfo Marques def. Yusup Saadulaev via Unanimous Decision
Live from Kansas City Titan Fighting Championships features Brett Rogers vs Eddie Sanchez and the Main Event Jamie Varner vs Dakota Cochrane. Let’s get to our first bout of the night.
Laramie Shaffer (4-2-1) vs Andrew Whitney (4-1-0)
First fight of the night is a 145 pound fight. Whitney is the favorite according to the Vegas Odds. Shaffer is a All American wrestler. The fight quickly goes to clinch against the cage. Whitney tags him with a nice hook and follows nit with a head kick. Shaffer looking to wrestle. He is hurt. Both fighters exchange some blows. Whitney is a former Golden Gloves boxer. Shaffer takes fight to the ground and has half guard. He is looking to ground and pound. Nice elbows from Shaffer. Whitney looked great early but is now being manhandled by Shaffer on the ground. Shaffer landing some monstrous left hands Continues to pound Whitney as the round ends.
Score: Shaffer 10-9
Whitney gets a nice double arm take down. May have surprised Shaffer since Whitney has no wrestling background. Whitney is in half guard and has Shaffer’s back but Shaffer scrambles and is on top with north south position. I’m very impressed with Shaffer’s wrestling. He works the ground and pound again and may get Whitney’s back again. Lands rights, lefts, and elbows from the top. Whitney makes it back to his feet and pushes forward with aggression. Has guillotine in but it isn’t tight yet. Shaffer gains position on the ground again. Hammer fists from Laramie Shaffer. Whitney lands a reverse elbow. Round ends.
Score: Shaffer 10-9
Shaffer looks to have a 20-18 lead heading into the final round. Shaffer misses with big hook Out of no where Whitney goes for broke and hits Shaffer with a flying knee for the knockout. What a finish! Shaffer is still down on the canvas as Whitney celebrates his win.
Winner by Knockout 21 seconds into 3rd round Andrew Whitney (5-1).
Justin Riley (3-2-0) vs Alex Huddleston (1-0-0)
Next fight is in the heavyweight division. Huddleston is 6’7″ and is fighting in only his second fight. Very good sportsmanship from the fighters. Doubt we will see that in UFC 2135 main event. Riley swinging wildly and gets hit and pushed against the cage by Huddleston. Riley works knees but dropped with an uppercut as he gets in Riley’s guard. Riley is out of guard and lands some shots.Riley is swinging wildly and missing but you have to like the pace he is setting. Uppercuts are being landed with ease by Huddleston and he pounds on Riley some more as he goes to full mount. He is looking for an arm bar. Riley is out and gets side control with some hammer fists. Huddleston has Kimura but can’t get it locked in. Riley very sloppy from full mount. Riley lands elbow as round ends.
Score: Huddleston 10-9
Close round but Riley comes out swinging and really tags Huddleston. He has side control. Riley now landing some nice shots. Could keep full mount after gaining position. Fighters are scrambling on ground. Riley is much more aggressive fighter but may be getting tired. Vicious elbows from Riley. Huddleston is cut under the eye. Hammer fists from Riley. Riley is controlling the fight as Huddleston gives up his back and is now mounted. Hammer fists and elbows to the temple of Huddleston. He is being pummeled. He isn’t defending himself while Riley lands elbows and punches. Referee stops the fight.
Winner by TKO Justin “With The Y” Riley (4-2-0)
Sean Wilson (30-15-0) vs James Krause (13-4-0)
Krause has a 7 inch reach advantage but will have to look out for Wilson’s deadly submissions. Wilson is on a 4 fight win streak. Bells rings as Krause looking to jab. Misses with a wild kick.Wilson pushes him against the cage but nothing happening so far. Front kick landed by Krause but no real damage done.Wilson went for take down but ends up on bottom after failed choke. Krause has a guillotine. It’s deep and the fight is over.
Winner by Submission via Guillotine Choke James Krause (14-4-0)
Promo on Brett Rogers is airing. He was a tire changer at Sam’s Club. He was 10-0 and knocked out Andrei Arlovski but suffered 3 straight fights. In June he was arrested for domestic dispute. Him and his wife deny any violence. I’ve always been a fan of Rogers. He needs to evolve as a fighter though. I doubt Eddie Sanchez stands and bangs with him.
Shane Hutchinson (4-10-0) vs Anthony Gutierrez (3-0-0)
145 pound bout up next. Hutchinsoin has never fought in a fight longer than 2:36 of first round. He looks like a real scrub. Bell rings and we are under way. Announcers say Hutchinson wants to stop fight with a Perubian Necktie. Good luck. I wonder if the bum even knows how to do it. Gutierrez looks to be going for guillotine. He spins and has a choke. The fight is over.
Winner by Tapout via Guillotine Choke Anthony “Shark Bait” Gutierrez (4-0-0)
I have to say I think an old lady could have beat Hutchinson. Up next is Brett Roger fight. Promo on Jamie Varner is airing. Varner is attending medical school at Seton Hall. So far the fight have been pretty solid despite lacking star power.
Brett Rogers has called Eddie Sanchez a stepping stone to the UFC. Rogers has a 80% knockout ratio. Heavy hands but no ground game whats so ever. Bad news against a great wrestler like Sanchez
Eddie Sanchez (12-5) vs Brett Rogers (11-4-0)
I like Rogers in this fight. He has an 81.5″ reach. Rogers came out to Kanye West and Jay-Z H.A.M. for his entrance. Rogers has won 1 of his last 5 fights. He has fought 4 Top 10 Heavyweights. Rogers looked focused. Feeling each other out with occasional kick. Rogers bullies Sanchez against the cage. Lands a few punches. Backs off now and wants to stand with Sanchez. Rogers punches have bad intentions written all over them. Against the cage again. Uses a foot stomp. he looks to be in great shape for this fight. Sanchez throws a few punches but eats a big shot for his effort. Rogers getting aggressive and has Sanchez against cage again. Both fighters swing on the break. Sanchez showing some good kicks. Knees by Rogers and back against the cage. Round is over. Not many saw this going past the first round.
Score: Brett Rogers 10-9
Fight goes against the cage again. Been the story of the fight so far. Sanchez lands some shots but no damage is done. Sanchez just looks awful. You can see he is frustrated. He gets the fight to the ground and this could be trouble for Rogers. Rogers wrapping up Sanchez and scrambles out and gets on his feet again. Not bad for a guy Frank Trigg said is a 1 rating on ground. Sanchez firing off leg kicks. Landing with ease. More kicks from Sanchez as he wins the round.
Score: Sanchez 10-9
Final round is under way. Rogers swinging for the fences with jabs and hay makers. Sanchez continues with the leg kicks. Rogers with a tie up for what reason I don’t know. He has to get busy or he will lose this fight. Sanchez bleeding bad from his leg. More kicks from Sanchez. Knees from Rogers. Back against the cage. Been a rather boring fight. Two minutes left. Knee to the ribs of Rogers. Announcers begging for Rogers to work. Rogers moves forward and gets tagged. Rogers with a take down and pounds on Sanchez. Looking for mount as the fight ends. May have won fight for Rogers.
Score: Sanchez 10-9
Winner via Split Decision (30-27 Sanchez, 29-28 Rogers, 30-27 Sanchez)
Not sure how the hell a judge can score all three rounds for Sanchez. Leg kicks are what won him the fight. It’s time for the Main Event. Former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner is in action.
Dakota Cochrane (10-1-0) vs Jamie Varner (17-6-1)
I’m a big fan of Varner. Has win over UFC Fighter Donald Cerrone. Cochrane said he doesn’t watch film on his opponents. This fight will decide if Varner continues to fight full time. He said if he can’t win he doesn’t deserve to fight. Could be a great chance for Cochrane to get his name out there. Cochrane starts it off with a right hand and very nice front kick. Varner is on the move.Cochrane landing kicks and pounces with some strikes against the cage. Varner looks very uncomfortable. Nice hook by Varner. Cochrane is really landing the front kick. Varner low blowed. Great round by Cochrane so far. Knees by both fighters. Varner has under hooks and is working to get the take down. Picks up Cochrane and gets takedown. Cochrane up quickly though. Fight is back to the ground. Varner has full mount and he is laying the hammer down. Time runs out though. That mount won Varner the round. Gave him control along with the take downs.
Score: Varner 10-9
Frank Trigg scored the round for Varner. Cochrane drops Varner with a front kick. Has control with a choke but fight is back to feet. Varner looking for double. Varner looks tired as his take down attempts are looking lazy. Hammer fists by Cochrane.Body shots and head kick from Cochrane. Varner wrestling with Cochrane now. Varner has Cochrane’s back and looking for choke. Cochrane ends up on top. Elbows landing from Cochrane. Escapes kneebar with spinning hammer fist. Varner is tagged with a sharp jab. Jumping knee misses from Cochrane. Round ends with Cochrane taking that one. Varner is tired.
Score: Cochrane 10-9
Final round of the main event. Missed front kicks from Cochrane. Varner needs to do something. He is losing this fight. Head kick right to the teeth to Varner. Take down by Varner as he looks to pass guard and succeeds. Varner ground and pounding. Nearly mounts Cochrane. Scrambling and Cochrane is on top now. What a fight. Varner almost has choke in. Varner’s lip is cut after elbow strike. Another elbow as Varner is beat up. He is gassed. Varner jumps and almost has Triangle. Cochrane gets on top and time runs out. Fight of the night hands down.
Score: Cochrane: 10-9
Winner by Decision Dakota Cochrane (11-1-0)
Varner looked like a beaten and battered fighter in his corner with his eyes shut and bleeding from lip, eye, and ear. Cochrane said he won’t fight Alonzo Martinez since they are teammates. One thing I despise about MMA. Grow a set and man up. Forget the being on the same team bullshit.
Good fight on HDNet comes to a close. Be sure to check back here tommorow night during UFC 135.