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Discussion in 'Muay Thai and Kickboxing' started by Shadess, Apr 24, 2016.
Hiroya lost to Kittisak Noiwibon in sweden
Video of Tenshin's latest fight vs Ignacio Capllonch
Sick doma washi kaiten geri
beautiful counters from Koya
I just finished watching the HW Tournament start to finish and I gotta say that was pretty damn entertaining. Tons of KO's and it wasn't a complete bumswing slop fest. K-1 just manages to always deliver fun fights.
Man were my thoughts different
Yeah, finished watching as well. Not the most competitive HW tournament but it was fun, fast and had good action. Rest of the fights as well.
Genji vs Inzeetong from last nights rebel show.
It wasn't a top shelf Kickboxing display but how often do we ever get that at HW these days? Saw a lot of action, knockouts, heart. It was better than a lot of the HW fights Glory puts on outside of its top 5 guys, and even they deliver duds. I was compelled watching the tournament straight through in order.
Another nice win for Genji outside of thailand.....
It seems I should know of Inseethong, but nothing comes to my mind when I think of this fighter.
No clue who Inseethong/Inzeetong/Inditon is
Good but not great fighter, fights at 135 in the stadiums. Beat Grandprixnoi twice and has some nice jumping knees. Genji has had better wins but the fact that he finished with Inzeetong with a nicely timed elbow is pretty impressive.
Say what you want about KNOCK OUT (they have set themselves up for failure by doing their next event in a 10K seat stadium when they won't have Tenshin on the cards, not to mention that they're struggling to sell seats as it is), but they got two things down. 1. Casting voodoo magic that ensures that 90% of its fights end in knock outs 2. Getting hot ring girls
Apparently their next new ring girl is going to be Toeda Rina.
My best guess for the March K-1 event is that its going to be a champion carnival type deal. Expecting...
- Chingiz Allazov vs winner of Hinata vs Hirono
- Kubo Yuta vs Kimura Phillip Minoru II (I would prefer Melsik Badazarian)
- Kaew WSR vs Hiramoto Ren
- Noiri Masaaki vs Yamato Tetsuya
- Wei Rui vs Koya Urabe
- Taiga vs Komiyama Kosuke (should have been Stauros)
- Takeru vs winner of Saikyo Haruma vs Otaki?? (Takeru vs Taiga III was expected till Taiga got KTFO'd, not sure atm)
- Takei vs Terado
Incidentally Takei is on fire. I've mentioned this everywhere but I think he can beat both Takeru and Tenshin. If K-1 was smart, they would send him out to RIZIN to fight Tenshin. Little reputation risk if he loses and a decent chance he wins and shuts Tenshin up.
I still think they eff'd up by stretching to 8 divisions instead of keeping it at 3. Back when they were doing 3 events, they could afford to do an annual tournament for each division along with fillers like Japan tournaments and Survival Wars to build divisions.
Now we have 8 divisions vs. 5-6 events per year. That means
1. Almost half of the divisions won't be getting an annual tournament
2. At 6 superfights (excl. tournaments) per event, there's only 30-40 superfights per year across those 8 divisions. That's hardly enough to build the divisions, especially since most of those are going to be title bouts
K-1 needs to push itself to do 10 events per year or dramatically up the level of Krush to handle divisional sorting for its K-1 roster.
Ozawa Kaito has been spending the last few days just "liking" every post that mentions that he would be a good opponent for Tenshin.
Some dude took an informal twitter poll asking who would be the best opponent for Tenshin. It now has +1200 votes and Ozawa is in the lead with the majority. Koji follows with ~30% then Naito and Murakoshi (both RISE fighters).
Politically I don't see it happening, but it would be a great fight for both.
March 21st K-1 Saitama Super Arena Main Arena.
60kg title match: Taiga vs Takeru III
62.5kg title match: Wei Rui vs Koya Urabe
65kg title match: Noiri Masaaki vs Yamato Tetsuya
67.5kg title match: Kubo Yuta vs Melsik Baghdasaryan
65kg Superfight: Kaew Weerasakrek vs Hiramoto Ren
Confirmed. Expect Allazov and Takei fights to follow.
Disappointed by the lack of Mohan Dragon.
Kimura was gunning for the Kubo fight, but then tweeted that he would put it up to a fan vote to decide who he needs to beat before he gets the title shot. Presumably that means its Mohan Dragon vs Phillip Kimura time.
Not allowed before they do Mohan Dragon vs. Yi Long Dragon in China goddamn it!