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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Big John McCarthy

‘Big’ John McCarthy to Join Bellator Broadcast Team

‘Big’ John McCarthy’s Color Commentary to Debut at Bellator 192 on January 20th Chael Sonnen Also Signs Extension to Remain in the Broadcast Booth LOS ANGELES – Bellator is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with John McCarthy to serve as color commentator during broadcasts on the soon-to-launch Paramount Network, which…

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GLORY 50 Heavyweight Kickboxing Tournament

Heavyweight Tournament at GLORY 50 Chicago Highlighted by Top-Five Talent

GLORY 50 Chicago Contender Tournament to Feature Top-Ranked Heavyweights Benjamin Adegbuyi (#1), D’Angelo Marshall (#3), Guto Inocente (#5) and Junior Tafa DENVER – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league today announced the nearly finalized fight cards for GLORY 50 Chicago and GLORY 50 SuperFight Series, to be broadcast live from UIC Pavillion – located on…

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2017 ISKA Man of the Year

During the European National Leaders Conference held in Paris this past weekend, special guest, Japan’s ISKA National Director, Toshi Nakasaki was recognized as 2017 ISKA Man of the Year (pictured with ISKA Global President Cory Schafer).   Mr. Nakasaki’s success at developing productive relationships with Japan’s many different promotional organizations demonstrates not only remarkable leadership but…

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The 2017 ISKA European National Directors Conference

The 2017 ISKA European National Directors Conference was held this past weekend in Paris, France.  The event was well attended and very spirited in celebration of a banner year for ISKA’s European operation.  Each director met personally with ISKA World President Cory Schafer and European President Paul Hennessy.   The agenda included a review of the…

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