TUESDAY, September 31st, 2014, AT 4:20 PM/ PST
Results From Mr. Pete Foley's
FRIDAY, September 26th, 2014, AT 3:10 PM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF EVENTS...
Mr. Pete Foley Presents
"IKF International Fight Night"
Menlo Park, Ireland
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
K-Star Promotions Presents
"Tear Up At The Tower"
Pro MTR (Mod) English Middleweight Title
(Birmingham, England, 6-2, 75kg, 6'0", 06-04-81, Steve Logan, 00447866365963)
(Manchester, England, 7-1, 75kg, 5'9", 08-25-86, Panicos Yusef, 00447824996443
Plus Full Supporting Bill
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Evolution Promotions Presents
"WARRIOR FIGHT NIGHT 5"
Pro MTR (Mod) English Light Middleweight Title
(Birmingham, England, 6-0)
(Woking England, 6-5)
Plus Full Supporting Bill
THURSDAY, September 25th, 2014, AT 10:30 PM/ PST
For all you fighters who keep asking
Origionally scheduled for October 10th, 11th and 12th in Dillon, South Carolina, the tournament will now only be two days! Registration and weigh-ins will take place on Friday, October 10th. Elimination and Championships will be on Saturday October 11th. After careful consideration of all the aspects of the event, AK Promotions President Johnny Davis (Right, The host of the event) noted,
"Last year we had about 15 fights a day and each day was done like an individual show with music and fighter walkouts. The fans loved it! However, we finished early each day and had a lot of down time. This year, fighters and fans can get back on road the same day or at least early Sunday morning and with school and job obligations, this can only be a good thing. It is our mission to give fighters a nice and safe platform to compete, while giving fight fans a great show. I feel this move will do both!"
Additionally though, if registration goes beyond expectations, we can always add another Ring to expedite the event.
Looking at the pace of registration, this year will be similar participation as last year, which will make an exciting event but can be done in two day as oppose to three. Fighters will register on Friday starting at noon and should be prepared to fight their elimination early on Saturday morning and their Championship bout on Saturday afternoon/evening.
Fighting twice on the first day and once or twice in some cases on the next day is actually the design of these tournaments but is normally only needed when the brackets have 5 or more people in them. Of course in larger tournaments like the IKF World Classic, competitors may fight up to three or possibly even 4 times through the event weekend before being crowned Champion. this of course can be an awesome task. As always, full safety gear and the upmost care will be available for fighters including Doctors and ALS Transport unit etc. However, if a doctor feels that one is not able to compete in a second bout, the appropriate decision will be made and the injured fighter will be pulled from the event.
Additionally, having the elimination and finals on the same day will also give a full day of travel time on Sunday. It will allow fight fans to know they are only giving up one day as oppose to giving up their entire weekend and not knowing what day their fighter will be up which could complicate travel plans. Moreover, dropping the 3rd day of the event will also help save some $$ on rooms nights needed at the hotel, additional food etc. It just seems like a win, win for everyone.
Now, dropping the third day will also limit how many fighters
can sign up in a division which will be a maximum of 4!
However AK Promotions is open to creating a new division if needed for additional fighters.
However they will have to register by this Friday, September 12
However again, that's only if there are more than 4 people in a division and others sign up for the newly created division. Otherwise, the extra fighter will have the following choices:
Fighters should be
reminded that they can register all the way up to October 6th
IKF East Coast Muay Thai Kickboxing Classic Full Contact Event
but that depends on availability for divisions and their willingness to pay the late registration fee.
- October 6th Is The Absolute Final Deadline! -
Dillon Wellness / Sports Complex, Dillon, South Carolina, USA
In the coming years as Johnny Davis and his AK Promotions staff continue to grow the tournament, they look forward to having many more competitors and levels of competition that those around the globe will want to attend. However in the mean time, they hope their decision of making this just a 2-day event is helpful to those that plan to attend this year. Like last year we are sure that Davis and his staff will once again provide all the fighters and trainers as well as their family, friends and fight fans with a great event and do all they can to make this year's IKF East Coast Classic Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament a positive and memorable experience!
Don't wait to book your Hotel room as the Hotel is filling up FAST! Make your hotel reservations today!
Reminder, all fighters living outside of 45 miles from venue must stay at Host Hotel, The Red Roof Inn, 810 Radford Blvd. Dillon, South Carolina, 29536 to get the discounted entry fee. You need to call in for your reservation TO (843) 774-4137. The Special Rate for this event is only $79 per night! Mention IKF East Coast Classic Muay Thai Kickboxing Tournament for this special rate when booking your room.
FOR HOTEL INFO
For more info please contact Johnny
Davis of AK
at (843) 773-1005 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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IS THE MAIN EVENT UFC TITLE BOUT
On This Weekends
BUT HE'S NOT THE ONLY IKF CHAMPION...
It's hasn't been uncommon to see IKF and ISCF Champions who made a name for themselves appearing on the big stage promotions of the World. There are those who few knew such as Cariaso and Thompson who one day brought home some IKF Gold and within a blink of an eye, they were the focus of fight fans around the world on some of the biggest stages of the world.
As an example, just this past summer on June 21st, 2014 in Inglewood, California, USA, the Mega Kickboxing Promotion known as Glory came to California and hosted their GLORY 17, "LAST MAN STANDING" event. The event was regulated by the IKF and of course the California State Athletic Commission. The event featured former 2009 IKF World Classic Champion, Joseph Valtellini of Scarboraugh, Ontario, Canada fighting for the Glory Welterweight title. In the end, Valtellini defeated Marc de Bonte by unanimous decision to become the new Glory Champion.
Valtellini isn't the only Amateur or Pro Fighter who took home IKF Gold on his way to the top. MANY more can be found among the results of the past IKF Tournaments as well on the Past IKF Champions Pages or in the as the IKF World Rankings.
This Saturday night, we will get to see two fighters in action who together took home plenty of gold, and some of their Gold just so happens to be from the IKF and the ISCF.
At this Saturday's UFC 178 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Main Event will feature Number 1 ISCF MMA Ranked and current UFC Champion Demetrious Johnson of Kirkland, Washington, USA (20-2-1) take on current ISCF Pro MMA Bantamweight world champion Chris "Kamikaze" Cariaso of San Francisco, California, USA. ( 17-5, KB/MT: 17-3/2, TRAINER: Bunkerd Faphiamai, Fight and Fitness)
Chris won his ISCF MMA World Title on October 24th, 2009 in Richmond, California, USA on the Paco/LTD Productions' "RUMBLE IN RICHMOND" event when he defeated Rolando Velasco by TKO at 3:17 of round 2 due to strikes.
However, that's not the only Gold Chris took home
from under the umbrella of
Prior to becoming a Pro MMA fighter Chris also won the IKF Amateur San Shou Rules United States Super Lightweight title when he defeated Ed Carpio of San Jose, California by Split Decision on July 24th, 2004 in San Jose, California.
This will be the first time an "ISCF" World Champion has fought for a Major MMA Promotions title and since it's a UFC Title, it just doesn't get any bigger than that. However, Chris is not the only IKF Champion fighting on a UFC event or fighting for a UFC Title. Both Chuck Liddell (IKF Amateur USA Champion) and Cung Le (IKF Pro World Champion) have not only done so, but as everyone knows, won their titles and went on to be major stars in the fight world.
On that same UFC 178 fight card we will also get to see multiple time IKF Champion Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson of Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA (9-1, Pro KB: 12-0/7, Pro Team: 6-0/3, AKB: 33-0/18) take on Patrick Cote (20-8) in Thompson's 3rd UFC appearance. Thompson went through his entire Amateur and Pro Kickboxing career undefeated, and might still be if not for the work of another ISCF Pro MMA Champion, Matt "The Immortal" Brown of Xenia, Ohio, USA (P: 18-11, A: 2-0)
Prior to meeting up with Thompson, Brown won his ISCF Pro East Coast Welterweight Title over current Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima by referee stoppage due to strikes at 2:50 of the second round on February 9th, 2007 in Kennesaw, (Atlanta) Georgia, USA.
Brown and Thompson met up on UFC 145 on April 21st, 2012. After the smoke cleared after 3 rounds, Brown won the judges over with a unanimous decision victory. It was Thompson's first loss of his fighting career.
Since then, Thompson has come back with three straight wins in the UFC Octagon. After Brown he came back and defeated Nah-Shon Burrell at UFC 160 on May 25th, 2013 by unanimous decision. He next defeated Chris Clements at UFC 165 last year on September 21st, 2013 by TKO at 1:27 of round 2. And then he defeated Robert Whittaker at UFC 170 this past February 22nd, 2014 by TKO at 3:43 of round 1. To say he's on a mission to re-gain his familiar top ranking position is an understatement.
However Brown hasn't been quiet either. Since defeating Thompson he's rattled off 6 straight UFC wins before being beat by Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 12 on July 26, 2014.
Needless to say, Thompson is eager to get back in the cage yet again and more eager to hit someone in the face... But will it be with his hands which have been a major weapon of choice in most of his MMA fights, or by one of his devastating head kicks that made him a World Champion in Kickboxing and also took him to an impressive Head Kick KO Victory in his UFC debut, who knows.
All we can say is us IKF and ISCF Fight fans will have plenty to root for this Saturday night. Of course we're hoping for big wins for both Cariaso and Thompson. However, just getting to where they are in their fight careers is alone something we are proud of them accomplishing. We're just blessed to have wrapped some IKF and ISCF Gold around these athletes along the way.
Good Luck This Weekend Gentlemen... We'll be Watching...
MONDAY, September 22nd, 2014, AT 11:15 PM/ PST
Results From Master Shawn Shilati's
September 21st, 2014 - City Of Industry/La Puente, California, USA
FRIDAY, September 19th, 2014, AT 11:00 AM/ PST
THIS WEEKENDS IKF EVENTS...
Master Shawn Shilati Presents
Van Nuys, California, USA
MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...
Brentwood Police Athletic League Presents
"IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing"
Liberty, California, USA
MONDAY, September 15th, 2014, AT 6:00 PM/ PST
Results From TKO Promotions'
September 7th, 2014 - Rochester, England
The latest KOMBAT ZONE event has been called by many present the best ever held in the series, which is something considering they have been running for nearly 20 years now. Tyler Oxford took the IKF European Junior title at 64.5 kilos whilst at the same weight but in the seniors Liam Wells and James Dunphy from Ireland engaged in one of the best fights staged for many years. A fight that has already had over 2000 views on the internet! The promoters would like to thank everyone for their support of the event especially our friends from Ireland and France who came to the event and were a pleasure to work with.
FRIDAY, September 12th, 2014, AT 5:00 PM/ PST
Mr. James Bowman Presents
IKF Point Kickboxing & Combat Jiu Jitsu
Thai Boxing, Inc. Presents
THURSDAY, September 11th, 2014, AT 5:30 PM/ PST
Results From South Georgia Fighting Championships'
The heat, humidity, and other weather could not keep the IKF action from returning to southern Georgia this past weekend thanks to the South Georgia Fighting Championship promotion. Promoter Scott Harper brought forth another great event featuring IKF Kickboxing as well as grappling and MMA action.
A great time was had by all as "Border Wars" was enacted at the scenic open air Wiregrass Arena in Nicholls, Georgia. Over 1,500 spectators were present with over 70 VIP tables packed surrounding the cage. In the later matches of the event, the open venue was pelleted with a heavy rain shower, thankfully cooling things down, but made for deafening noise on the roof of the venue. Dauntless, the fighters, officials, and spectators carried on to make this event spectacular.
The theme of "Border Wars" highlighted fighters from the various communities in south Georgia. The emcee, for example, would begin matches with, "The next Border Wars match will feature Alma versus Waycross ," and the fighters would come forth and fight for the honor of their friends and neighbors in that community.
Below are the nights IKF Kickboxing results...
South Georgia Fighting Championships Presents
TKO Promotions Presents
Junior Amateur FCR Light Welterweight European Title