Pictures and Results from ISKA Amateur World Championship in Jamaica

ISKA WORLDS 2018 TATAMI SPORTS Montego Bay Convention Centre, Jamaica Day 1 Opening Ceremony, Junior and Cadet divisions Day 2 Seniors, Veterans and Masters divisions Day 3 Evening Gala event, televised live by CVMTV featuring Men’s Finals plus Boys & Girls Cadets and Seniors Team matches with special guest, former undisputed World Heavyweight Boxing Champion…

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Karate Combat ONE WORLD Event Comes to NYC on September 27

WATCH FREE – KARATE.COM – THURSDAY, 9-27-18 AT 7PM/4PM ET/PT Karate Combat is a global sport featuring professional full-contact karate filmed in a cinematic style in our patent-pending Karate Combat Pit, offering unobstructed views of our combatants. We’ve signed more than 100 of the world’s best Karatekas and feature live events from exotic locales around the world…

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Sitthichai Defends Title at GLORY 57 Shenzen

  Shenzhen, China. 25th August Glory Lightweight Champion Sitthichai successfully defended his title against Marat Grigorian winning a points decision. Liu Xu wins eight man lightweight tournament. Broadcast on UFC Fight Pass and ESPN 2/3 sanctioned and regulated by the ISKA. GLORY 57 Shenzhen Glory Lightweight Title: Sitthichai Sitsongpeenong def. Marat Grigorian Pts. Cedric de…

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Bellator 204 Caldwell vs. Lahat Fight Night Results and Photos

Photos by Lucas Noonan, Courtesy of Bellator Complete Bellator 204 Main Card: Featherweight Main Event: Darrion Caldwell (13-1) def. Noad Lahat (12-4) via TKO (punches) at 2:46 of round two *Caldwell’s bantamweight title was not on the line Welterweight Co-Main Event: Logan Storley (9-0) def. A.J. Matthews (9-8) via TKO (punches) at 3:56 of round…

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ISKA China Amateur Division Hosts Event in Association With CITY FIGHTING

ISKA China Beijing, China 21st & 22nd July 2018, ISKA China Amateur Division headed by Jutao Zhang staged a two day Amateur event in association with CITY FIGHTING China’s largest Amateur Combat Sports circuit. Over 200 athletes including male and female juniors, cadets and seniors competed under Amateur Kickboxing and MMA rules. Trophies and Medals…

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ABC Annual Conference An Unprecedented Success!

ABC Approves KickRec as the Official Database for Kickboxing The Association of Boxing and Combat Sports Commission has approved an official database for tracking fighters, fighter records, events, event results and most importantly fighter suspensions. This is a critical juncture for the sport of kickboxing under the jurisdiction of the ABC and world-wide. As currently…

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Fedor vs. Sonnen Headlines Bellator’s Long Island Debut on Saturday, Oct. 13

LOS ANGELES – The greatest heavyweight of all time Fedor Emelianenko (37-5, 1 NC) will battle the trash-talking Chael Sonnen (31-15-1) in the second semifinal of Bellator’s Heavyweight World Grand Prix. The highly anticipated matchup will emanate from NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., a mere 24 hours after…

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Pereira Starches Belgaroui, Retains Middleweight Title at GLORY 55 New York

By Rob Tatum (courtesy of GLORY Kickboxing) The GLORY 55 main event from Madison Square Garden in New York featured a rubber match with the middleweight title on the line as Brazilian champion Alex Pereira (27-6, 17 KO’s) squared off with Tunisian challenger Yousri Belgaroui (24-4, 12 KO’s). The pair met previously at GLORY 40…

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Results from Bellator 203 and Bellator Kickboxing 10

Bellator 203 Official Results: Patricio “Pitbull” (27-4) def. Daniel Weichel (39-10) via split decision (49-46, 48-47, 47-48) *“Pitbull” retains Bellator featherweight world championship Alessio Sakara (20-12, 2 NC) def. Jamie Sloane (8-5, 1 NC) via TKO (strikes) at 1:19 of round one Andrey Koreshkov (21-2) def. Vaso Bakocevic (33-18-1) via KO at 1:06 of round…

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New World Champion Breakers Crowned at the 2018 US Open

It was a wonderful event filled with spectacular performances. The highlight video shown at the Night of Champions was very well received and demonstrated to an appreciative audience the level of elite combat sport athletes each of you are. Once again, congratulations to all of our breaking teams! Your martial skills, athleticism and sheer toughness…

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2018 US Open Night of Champions Results

Saturday, July 7th Orlando, FL – The 2018 US Open ISKA World Martial Arts Championship came to a thrilling end on Saturday night after two intense days of competition. As always, the finals took place on stage and in front of the world at the spectacular Night of Champions featuring the ISKA World Championship, which…

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Adam Bailey Captures Vacant ISKA Muay Thai World Middleweight Title

ISKA Australia
Perth, Australia 16th June 2018 FNWA (Fight Night Western Australia) presented an ISKA World Muaythai title fight. Adam Bailey (Australia) defeated Rattaphong (Thailand) by a head kick KO in the third round to capture the vacant ISKA World Middleweight title 75kg MT.

Results from K-1 World Grand Prix in Japan

K-1 Japan WGP 57.5kg Results Tokyo, Japan 17th June 2018 Saitama Arena K-1 Featherweight WGP Quarter-finals Jorge Varela def. Ozawa Kaito TKO R1 Yuta Murakoshi def. Elias Mahmoudi Pts. Ex R Ryusei Ashizawa def. Silviu Vitez KO R1 Nishikyo Haruma def. Hiroki Asaku Pts. K-1 Featherweight WGP Semi-finals Yuta Murakoshi def. Jorge Varela Pts. Nishikyo…

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New ISKA European Champion Crowned in Sweden

June 16, 2018
After five rounds of full action in Muay Thai, Elna Nilsson from Sweden is new ISKA European Champion in Muay Thai 57 kg. Congratulations to Elna and big thanks to Toni and his team for another great show and big thanks to Alan Kermorvan from ISKA France.

ISKA Rules Director Paul Nicholls

ISKA Europe appoint Paul Nicholls as Rules Director

UK Referee Paul Nicholls has been appointed Rules Director for ISKA Europe, the new role will include editing and updating the ISKA European rules and regulations, organising seminars and courses for referees and officials across Europe and liaising with National governing bodies for combat sports to insure ISKA sanctioned events are regulated legally and within…

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ISKA’s Action-Packed May Included Eight World Title Fights & More!

ISKA UK London, England 29th April 2018 KTMMA in association with The Big Fight UK presented an ISKA World title fight at the Clapham Grand, Jon Durrant (England) defeated Bruno Barreto (Spain) by unanimous points decision to win the vacant ISKA World Light-heavyweight Kickboxing title 81.5kg FC ISKA Spain Santa Cruz, Tenerife 5th May 2018…

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Verhoeven Dominates Brestovac for Five Rounds, Retains Heavyweight Title

Sunday, Jun 03 2018 by Rob Tatum The sport’s most dominant heavyweight returned to action in the main event of GLORY 54, as Rico “The King of Kickboxing” Verhoeven (53-10, 16 KO) put his belt on the line for a seventh time against a familiar face, Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac (56-12-1, 35 KO).  Verhoeven…

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Glory 54 Broadcast on ESPNews

GLORY 54 Birmingham to Air on ESPNews This Saturday

DENVER – GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced that GLORY 54 Birmingham will be broadcast live on television in the United States. Originally slated to stream on ESPN3, fans will now be able to watch the stacked four-fight card on ESPNews this Saturday, June 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET. Check local listings…

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Jamaica ISKA AMA World Championships

ISKA Amateur Members Association World Championships 2018 Tatami Sports Montego Bay Jamaica

ISKA Worlds 2018 Tatami Sports 10th to 15th September 2018 Montego Bay Convention Centre Jamaica Please contact Coordinator Tashauna Grannum For help with bookings or general information For 2018 the ISKA Amateur Members Association World Championships will be split into two separate events. Tatami Sports, Semi-contact, Light-contact, K-1 Light and Forms/Kata will be staged in Jamaica…

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Save 20% on US Open Registration Through May 31st

During this three day weekend, finalize your 2018 US Open Planning and SAVE through May 31st! Save 20% off your 2018 US Open ISKA Registration using discount code SUNSHINE at check out. This discount code expires on May 31st. Log back into your existing account and add divisions at a discount of 20% with code…

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Bellator 200 Results

Main card (Paramount at 9 p.m. ET) Gegard Mousasi def. Rafael Carvalho via TKO (strikes) at 3:35 of R1 Michael Page def. David Rickels via submission (verbal) at 0:42 of R2 Aaron Chalmers def. Ash Griffiths via submission (guillotine) at 1:55 of R1 Mike Shipman def. Carl Noon via TKO (strikes) at 0:11 of R1…

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ISKA Japan World Title

ISKA World Title Fight in Japan

ISKA Japan
Nagoya, Japan 20th May 2018 HOOST CUP Kings Nagoya 4 featured an ISKA World Championship fight. Shirou Matsumoto (Japan) successfully defended his ISKA World Bantamweight Muaythai title 55kg, defeating challenger Gonzalo Tebar (Spain) by KO in the second round.

GLORY 54 Birmingham June 2

GLORY Returns to the UK With a Heavyweight Championship Match

GLORY returns to the UK with a heavyweight Championship match on the 2nd June at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. Heavyweight World Champion Rico Verhoeven will defend his crown against Mladen Brestovac. Welterweight World Champion Harut Grigorian will defend his title against Alim Nabiyev. Sanctioned and regulated by the ISKA, get your tickets here.   GLORY…

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How to Support the Retired Fighter Charity

To Whom It May Concern: For those who are not familiar with The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) let me take a moment to introduce our organization. The ABC is a 501c3 tax exempt entity whose mission is to help create rules, regulations and suggestions to state legislatures to help protect the health and welfare…

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ISKA Egypt The Legend

ISKA Egypt and Egyptian Kung Fu Federation to Put on Joint Event

Following discussions over the past two months, Mr. Hamada Adelghany, president of ISKA Egypt and Major General Mr. Mohamed Ashoor, president of the Egyptian Kung Fu Federation, have reached an agreement of cooperation, along with the Ministry of Youth and Sports. This cooperation will begin with an event on July 12th, 2018 – the Egyptian…

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2018 ISKA Amateur World Kickboxing Championships in Kiev, Ukraine a Spectacular Success

Amateur Kickboxers from around the globe turned out in force for the 2018 World Amateur Kickboxing Championships  hosted by ISKA Ukraine and the Ukrainian Kickboxing Federation.  Legendary Heavyweight Boxing Champion, former ISKA Kickboxer and Kiev mayor, Vitali Klitschko welcomed everyone to the event at a stunning opening ceremony that featured live musical performances, dance troupes…

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Bellator Goes to Rome July 14

All Roads Lead to Rome for Bellator on July 14th

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is primed for a summer return to Italy, this time in the country’s capital city of Rome at the Il Centrale Live Roma – Foro Italico on Saturday, July 14. In a double main event, the card sees a rematch between Patricio “Pitbull” (26-4) and Daniel Weichel (39-9) for the featherweight…

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Just Some of ISKA’s Upcoming Title Events

16th March 2018 Nice, France ISKA World Cruiserweight  title 88.5kg K-1 Rules Ibrahim Topyurek (Turkey) v Gregory Grossi (France)   17th March 2018 Wurzburg, Germany ISKA Challenger Semi-Pro World title 85kg K-1 Filip Topic (Croatia) v Dominik Santl (Germany)   24th March 2018 Munich, Germany ISKA Challenger Semi-Pro World title 65kg K-1 Yunus Korkmaz (Germany) v to be confirmed  …

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Tim Izli joins ISKA Europe as Vice President

                                          ISKA Europe are pleased to announce that Tim Izli has accepted the position of Vice President ISKA Europe. Tim brings a wealth of experience as a former ISKA Champion in a highly decorated kickboxing…

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ISKA Title Fights in Belgium, France, and Italy

ISKA Belgium Brussels, Belgium 10th February 2018, Mohamed Benyaich presented KING OF BRUSSELS at the Palais 12 Arena, Expo Brussels. The main event was an ISKA Muaythai World title fight, Rachid Boumalek (Morocco) was scheduled to face Moonmee Nattahan (Thailand) but he withdrew and was replaced at late notice by Louis John Ross (Cameroon). Mid-way…

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Cashmore Dominates in World Title Fight

Professional Thai Boxing Champion, Mat CA$HY Cashmore is now the new ISKA Light Welter Weight World Champion. On Saturday night in front of a sold out venue, Mat Cashmore (Aust) faced off against Ao Chuchuai, a skilled Thai veteran with 296 fights under his belt. Up for grabs was the ISKA Light Welter Weight World…

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GLORY 51 Results – Badr Hari Defeats Hesdy Gerges

On Saturday, March 3, GLORY hosted GLORY 51 Rotterdam and GLORY 51 SuperFight Series from Rotterdam Ahoy in the Netherlands. The five-fight card for GLORY 51 Rotterdam was carried live on ESPN3, with a replay airing on ESPN2 on Saturday, March 17 at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PT. The five-fight card for GLORY…

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Bellator 195 Results

BELLATOR 195 RESULTS MMA Fighting has Bellator 195 results for the Caldwell vs. Higo fight card Friday night at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. In the main event, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will put his belt on the line against Leandro Higo. Former Bellator champion Joe Warren squares off against Joe Taimanglo in the co-main event. Check out Bellator 195 results…

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Cashmore Aims for World Title

Wyong’s Professional Thai Boxing Champion, Mat CA$HY Cashmore is determined to become the Two Time World Light Welter Weight Thai Boxing Champion when he meets the veteran from Thailand, Ao Chuchuai. The 35 year-old has cut no corners in his preparation for this prestigious bout. His elimination bout leading into this World Title Challenge was…

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Bellator 194 Results

Bellator 194 took place Friday, February 16th, from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and was headlined by the next bout in the Heavyweight Grand Prix between Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson. The event was scheduled to broadcast in two parts, starting with a preliminary card on BellatorMMA.com followed by a five fight main…

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“Title win is karma” says welterweight champion Grigorian

Saturday, Feb 17 2018 by John O’Regan “Karma” is the word Harut Grigorian used to describe his first-round stoppage win over Murthel Groenhart in the GLORY 50 CHICAGO main event. The third fight between the two welterweight rivals was just as action-packed as the previous two installments, but in contrast to the preceding two bouts…

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ISKA Belgium Feb 4

ISKA World Titles Contested in France and Belgium

  ISKA France Conflans Saint Honorine, France 3rd February 2018, the first major ISKA title fight of 2018 featured ISKA World Champion John Kallenbach (Germany) defending his ISKA World Middleweight K-1 Rules title 75kg against Mickael Lopez Da Veiga (France). After tough battle Lopez Da Veiga won a points decision to take the title from…

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Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) defeated Fernando Gonzalez (27-14) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Pictures and Results from Bellator 193

Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) defeated Fernando Gonzalez (27-14) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Saad Awad (22-9) defeated J.J. Ambrose (28-7, 2 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) A.J. Matthews (9-7) defeated Kendall Grove (23-18, 1 NC) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) Jake Smith (7-2) defeated Steve Kozola (8-2) via KO (punches) at…

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Rico Verhoeven Fighter of the Year

GLORY Fighter of the Year 2017: Rico Verhoeven

by John O’Regan (courtesy of GLORY Kickboxing) One of the most coveted awards by every fighter is the ‘FIGHTER OF THE YEAR’ award. For the second year running, that honor goes to world heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven. ‘The King of Kickboxing’ spearheaded GLORY’s entry into the Chinese market in October when he headlined GLORY 46…

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GLORY 50 Heavyweight Kickboxing Tournament

GLORY 50 Chicago and GLORY 50 SuperFight Series Fight Preview

by John O’Regan (Courtesy of GLORY Kickboxing) GLORY 50 Chicago Preview Murthel Groenhart (67-22-3, 38 KO’s) vs. Harut Grigorian (46-11, 32 KO’s) Welterweight Championship Bout Welterweight champion Murthel ‘The Predator’ Groenhart is from Amsterdam, Netherlands but has made Chicago into something of a second home. It’s been a scene of success for him twice before:…

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ISKA Referee Seminar February 4

ISKA Referee and Judges Seminar February 4th in Northampton

Date: Sunday, February 4th from 10:30am to 2:30pm Place: Holiday Inn Express Northampton M1 Jct. 15 Loake Close, Grange Park, Northampton NN4 5EZ Seminar Fee: £50 The seminar is open to all. It will be presented by ISKA European President Paul Hennessy and ISKA International Class A Referee Paul Nicholls. The seminar will cover the latest…

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Hardy vs Julaton Bellator 194

Heather Hardy and Ana Julaton to Compete in MMA and Boxing Contests

Mixed Martial Arts Bout Set for Bellator 194 on February 16th LOS ANGELES – A flyweight feature fight pitting renowned boxing champions Heather Hardy (1-1) against Ana Julaton (2-3) has been added to the main card of Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione on Friday, February 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The event…

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GLORY Sports International

Marshall Zelaznik Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Glory Sports International

Seasoned sports media executive to lead global growth of international combat sports brand AMSTERDAM – Glory Sports International (GSI), parent company of GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat league, today announced the appointment of. Marshall Zelaznik as Chief Executive Officer, leading the company’s global operations. The appointment is effective immediately. “From the time I was…

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The Dangers of Dehydration

In late 2016 the BC Athletic Commission (BCAC) became aware that many of our combat sport contestants were engaging in extreme measures to cut weight for competition. BCAC subsequently worked with the University of Fraser Valley to undertake a scientific study for determination of both the short and long term health impacts of dehydration related…

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