18.05.2013 – WFMC German Open Championship 2013 – Germany
18.05.2013 – Peter THE DUTCH LUMBERJACK Aerts – Belgium
Workshop with the 3 times winner of K-1
18.05.2013 – Fighting Talents 4 – Germany
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June 1st 2013 at Schuetzen Park in North Bergen NJ Weapons 9 and Dead Serious Promotions are proud to bring you the 17th show stacked with high quality Muaythai. The main event will be between former Bellator Champ Lyman Good going against a dangerous and experienced Kickboxer in Strahinja Ivanovic. This will be an awesome bout between contrasting style fighters. The undercard is no joke with the first ever Women’s Full Rules Title bout with 2 of the best female A-class fighters in the east coast going for Warriors Cup Gold. Don’t miss this show if you’re a fight fan. Please go to www.warriorscup.com for ticket and info
OGNJEN TOPIC INKS EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT DEAL
WITH LION FIGHT, AMERICA’S PREMIER MUAY THAI ORGANIZATION
LAS VEGAS – Ognjen Topic today became the latest athlete to ink an exclusive multi-fight deal with Lion Fight promotions and join the list of world class fighters currently topping the premier Muay Thai organization’s roster. Topic, who now fights only for Lion Fight, will take on Coke Chunhawat at Lion Fight 10 Friday, July 26 live on AXS TV and from inside the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
“Ognjen Topic is regarded as one of the rising stars in American Muay Thai and proved that with his impressive knockout of Thai champion Paowarit Sasiprapa at Lion Fight 9,” said Scott Kent, Lion Fight CEO. “Ognjen Topic is a fan favorite and has powerful boxing skills and riveting kicks. He returns to Lion Fight on July 26 to fight another Thai Champion in Coke Chunhawat in what promises to be an action-packed stand up war.”
“It’s great that the best promotion in the business, Lion Fight, has signed me exclusively, and I make this promise to fight fans that they will see me perform only at the highest level against the most elite fighters,” said Topic. “Muay Thai is a beautiful sport, and I’m honored that Scott Kent puts on these great events and that AXS TV is presenting them live across America. I look forward to July 26, to defeating Coke Chunhawat, and to continuing to make a name for myself in Muay Thai.”
Ognjen was born in Jajce, Bosnia and during the war his family moved to Serbia. Finally, they moved and settled in America while Ognjen was still in grade school, and as he grew older, he developed a love and passion for boxing. His family allowed him to train in Tae Kwon Do, and after receiving his black belt he started training in the art of Muay Thai. Ognjen soon became one of the top amateurs on the east coast. After he turned pro, he began racking up titles and credentials and quickly proved himself among the best of the best in Muay Thai.
He holds a professional fight record of 7-2 with a 13-5-2 amateur record. He is ranked as the 2011 North American Professional Rookie of the year by the Muay Thai Authority website, as well as the 2011 United States Breakthrough Fighter of the Year by the Muay Thai Is Life website. The World Kickboxing Association (WKA) named Topic its December 2011 Professional Fighter of the Month.
Topic joins Malaipet Sasiprapa, Kevin Ross and Tiffany Van Soest as the latest fighter to be signed to an exclusive contract with Lion Fight. Kent is signing more top-ranked Muay Thai fighters to his organization and will continue making those announcements as they happen.
NEW YORK KO ARTIST WAYNE BARRETT TO MAKE
GLORY KICKBOXING DEBUT AGAINST
TOURNAMENT CHAMP MIKE LEMAIRE
AT MANHATTAN’S HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22
NEW YORK, N.Y. (May 14, 2013) – Hard-hitting upstart Wayne Barrett (1-0, 1 KO) of Queens, N.Y. will compete on the biggest stage of his young professional fight career when he faces off with fellow undefeated Muay Thai stylist Mike Lemaire (9-0, 3 KOs) of San Diego, Calif. in a middleweight (187 pounds/85 kilograms) Superfight contest at the first-ever GLORY championship series kickboxing event in the U.S. at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, N.Y. on Saturday, June 22.
The 27-year-old Barrett, a former Georgia State Golden Gloves amateur boxing champion and martial artist since the age of 10, has become a dangerous force in the ring with his thorough mix of striking skills and ability to read his opponents while splitting his training camps between Brooklyn, N.Y. where he works under boxing mentor Kelly Richardson, and Atlanta, Ga. where he trains alongside the likes of fellow GLORY competitor Eddie “Showtime” Walker and other world-class fighters.
After amassing a near-perfect amateur kickboxing and Muay Thai record of 19-1, with 15 of his wins coming by way of (T)KO, Barrett made his professional debut in Queens, N.Y. on Feb. 22 against Strahinja Ivanovic, a fighter with 12 professional fights under his belt. Barrett quickly overcame Ivanovic’s experience advantage, landing a right hook to the head that sent Ivanovic to the canvas for the 10-count at the 2:43 mark of the bout’s second round.
Lemaire, a 26-year-old protégé of retired, former world Muay Thai champion Melchor Menor, burst onto the national fight scene on Feb. 9 when he defeated three consecutive opponents in one night to capture the developmental Road To GLORY USA middleweight tournament championship and earn a multi-year contract with GLORY. Lemaire scored KOs on two of his three tournament opponents, including championship round adversary Walker.
A native of France, Lemaire began studying Judo at age 4 and later transitioned to Karate and kickboxing after he reached the age of 12. It was in 2007, the year he moved to the U.S. that Lemaire became immersed in Muay Thai.
Tickets for GLORY 9 New York, priced from $48 (plus handling fees), are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 800-745-3000.
The event will be headlined by a star-studded, eight-man tournament featuring a lineup of top light heavyweight (209 pounds/95 kilograms) martial arts fighters. Slated for action in the one-night, single-elimination contest is world champion Tyrone “King of the Ring” Spong (69-6-1 43 KOs) of Boca Raton, Fla. via Suriname; KO artist Brian Collette (19-1, 16 KOs) of Norfolk, Va.; developmental Road To GLORY USA light heavyweight tournament winner Dustin Jacoby (9-3, 7 KOs) of Arenzville, Illin.; four-time world champion Danyo Ilunga (51-4, 41 KOs) of Germany; Muay Thai sensation Filip Verlinden (40-9-1, 16 KOs) of Belgium; Aerts-protégé Mourad “The Silent Power” Bouzidi (75-20-2, 34 KOs) of Tunisia; world Muay Thai and Karate champion Steve McKinnon (42-5, 29 KOs) of Australia; and Michael Duut (38-3, 17 KOs) of The Netherlands.
The GLORY 9 New York light heavyweight tournament’s quarterfinal stage matchups will be announced soon.
In one of several other Superfights scheduled for the event, heavyweight superstar and former secret service agent Daniel “The Savage Samurai” Ghita (46-9, 35 KOs) of Romania will face Muay Thai champion Brice Guidon (28-8, 13 KOs) of France.
Hard-hitting “Bazooka” Joseph Valtellini (8-1, 7 KOs) of Toronto, Ontario Canada will square off with fellow rising star Francois Ambang (9-2, 4 KOs) of Mechanicsville, Va. in a welterweight (170 pounds/77 kilograms) Superfight.
Valtellini has earned six of his eight professional career victories in New York. Ambang emerged the winner of the development, eight-man, developmental Road To GLORY USA tournament, created to identify new talent and potential future champions for GLORY’s championship series, at New York City’s Capitale on March 22.
Phil Nurse protégé Brett Hlavacek (8-1, 3 KOs) of New York, N.Y., the runner-up in the developmental Road To GLORY USA tournament on March 22, will face three-time Muay Thai titlist Paul Marfort (10-5, 4 KOs) of Orlando, Fla. at welterweight.
Additional Superfights will be announced soon.
Doors at Hammerstein Ballroom will open at 5 p.m. EST and the first preliminary bout will begin at 6 p.m.
BRUCE Buffer–THE official “Voice of the Octagon” FOR OVER 16 YEARS–takes readers on a behind-the-scenes,
DEEPLY PERSONAL LOOK AT the world of THE UFC WHILE SHARING THE DETAILS OF his extraordinary LIFE STORY AND RISE TO FAME
My 360° View of the UFC
By BRUCE BUFFER
The Voice of the Octagon
If you’ve ever tuned into an Ultimate Fighting Championship event on TV, then you know Bruce Buffer. The official “Voice of the Octagon” for the UFC since 1997, Buffer has been an integral part of the world of Mixed Martial Arts as it has grown from a grassroots phenomenon to mainstream, billion dollar industry and media powerhouse. He’s seen every big personality rise to fame, and he’s had Octagon-side seating for every fight— even some of those that have taken place out of the cage.
Now with IT’S TIME!: My 360° View of the UFC (Crown Archetype; May 14, 2013), Buffer delivers a view of the UFC as no book has before. He shows us the UFC as only he can, telling never-before-told stories about its most famous figures—Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Chuck Liddell, B.J. Penn, and Jon ‘Bones’ Jones, among others—revealing details behind its most controversial fights, and giving readers a glimpse at UFC’s rise as the fastest growing sport in history. Along the way, Buffer shares his own remarkable life story as well as anecdotes and insights even the biggest Buffer fans may not know including:
· How Bruce’s larger than life father—a former Marine drill sergeant—instilled in him the passion that he credits for driving his successful career (he also taught Bruce how to play poker and blackjack at age eight and field-strip a Luger while blindfolded by age 10).
· What it’s like to party—and brawls that took place when you least expect it outside the Octagon, including details of Bruce’s friendly elevator scuffle with Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg and the beach fight he’s never discussed plus incidents involving Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz, Tank Abbott and BJ Penn and others.
· How Bruce discovered late in life that he had a celebrity brother he never knew existed.
· How Bruce turned Michael Buffer’s catchphrase into a $400 million retail sales empire.
· What happened at Bruce’s first-ever meeting with UFC President Dana White.
· The time Bruce spotted a UFO—and lived to tell about it.
Buffer even shares his life-tested tips for surviving a street brawl, mastering poker, starting your own business, being a good wingman, and more! IT’S TIME offers Octagon-side insights into one of the fastest growing sports in America, as only Buffer can provide and will be a must have for the millions of UFC and fight fans across the country.
RESULT + 14 VIDEO ONLINE (DRESSING ROOM / WARM UP / FIGHT)
Ali Günyar vs. Grega Smole
Robbie Hageman vs. Ramal Aslanovl
Ismael Lazaar vs. Ali Cenik
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MORRISTOWN, NJ – MAY 2013 – Experts in sports medicine and combat sports came together on Friday, May 3, for the 2nd Annual Combative Sports Medicine Symposium, hosted by Atlantic Sports Health and the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Atlantic Health System.The program, developed by Damion Martins, MD, director of Atlantic Sports Health, and Sheryl Wulkan, MD, lead Mixed Martial Arts physician and medical chair for the Association of Boxing Commissions, included remarks by New Jersey state athletic officials as well as several physicians in sports health.
Opening remarks were made by Aaron Davis, commissioner of the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board and first vice president of the Association of Boxing Commissions.
The event also featured a presentation by Ultimate Fighting Championship Lightweight Fighter, and Sparta, NJ native, Jim Miller, and Mike Contstantino, coach and manager of UFC competitors. Miller and Constantino shared stories of both positive and negative cage-side interactions with ringside physicians and offered suggestions for improving the rapport between fight staff and medical staff, emphasizing that confidence and communication is key.
Deputy Attorney General for New Jersey Nicholas Lembo, whose numerous contributions to combat sports in New Jersey include formal drafting of the unified rules of mixed martial arts and advocating for uniform health and safety policy for all combat sports participants, spoke about the legal aspects of ringside medicine.
Other speakers throughout the day included Atlantic Sports Health physicians Dean Padavan, MD, Michael Kelly, DO, and Sheryl Wulkan, MD, as well as physicians Kenneth Remsen, MD, Howard Taylor, MD, Bruce Zagelbaum, MD, Charles J. Prestigiacomo, MD and Steven Oxler, MD.
The day concluded with an audience participation activity entitled, “Ringside Acuity: Fight Clips with Discussion.” Wulkan presented video clips of fights to the audience and put them in the role of a ringside physician, asking them how they would treat the injured fighter.