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No major surprises at today’s show, other than Jerome Le Banner putting on quite the show in more ways than one.
Bad judging struck again, this time in the Bellator 115-pound women’s tournament semi-finals.
Andrei Arlovski is now officially fighting for K-1.
K-1 has a stacked line-up for their September 26th rally in Seoul, South Korea.
HDNet buys out the IFL’s assets, Stephane Patry has left the TKO promotion, and WEC’s November 5th Florida event has a great line-up on the card. Plus: Satoshi Ishii to announce his entry into MMA officially and Yoshihiro Akiyama wins a Style Icon Award.
Report by Yeo Jong-Hoon
K-1 aired live at XTM & TVN this past weekend.
PM 4:00 ~ 9:40. almost 5 hours.
XTM & TVN are popular cable tv channels. CJ Media owns both channels.
XTM rating = 3.39% (share 14.79%) No.1 at that time on cable.
Peak: Choi Hong-Man vs Badr Hari 3 round’s last 1 minute = 7.40% (rating [...]
All match results here. Claimed attendance was 15,729. This site has videos of the Seoul fights.
12/6 Yokohama Arena (final eight) GP card line-up: Peter Aerts vs. Badr Hari, Ewerton Teixeira vs. Errol Zimmerman, Gokhan Saki vs. Ruslan Karaev, and Remy Bonjasky vs. Jerome Le Banner.
Assist in reporting from Yeo Jong-Hoon
According to a report at Sports Seoul, there is growing criticism about FEG delaying or not giving fighters money that they owed. “Fighter A” claimed in the article that he didn’t receive money for his last two fights, and “Fighter B” who is preparing for an upcoming fight also [...]
The headline of the day is K-1 announcing Semmy Schilt vs. Peter Aerts for their 9/27 Seoul, South Korea World GP 2008 event.
The flood of media coverage for UFC 86 is starting today…
Nikkan Sports published a story today claiming that Choi Hong-Man had a successful operation to remove the tumor in his pituitary gland that caused him to be blocked from fighting in California at the LA Coliseum last year. Hong-Man is expected to be in the hospital for about a week in recovery and may [...]
NHK recently did a profile of Josh Barnett. His favorite word? Fight.
The Fightworks Podcast: Your turn to interview Xande Ribeiro, BJJ world champion
USA Today: Jeff Monson pulled off of this Saturday’s Adrenaline MMA event
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat (CA): There will be blood… and when there is, fight doctor Gary Furness [...]
From Yeo Jong-Hoon
News story and interview.
It appears that Choi Hong-Man will head to the Korean army training center on April 21st. He decided to head to the army and not postpone because he could have been in trouble with South Korea’s military laws. It is very difficult to get a visa for him. [...]
Jan “The Giant” Nortje makes quick work of Bob Sapp
For those of you in the Reno area, supposedly there is going to be an MMA event at the Grand Sierra Resort on April 5th. The promoter is High Roller Productions. Anyone have details on this show?