Video & Results – Lion Fight 18: Fairtex Defeats Khalifa

Muay Thai legend Yodsanklai Fairtex defended his middleweight title tonight, defeating UK fighter Salah Khalifa in the main event at AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 18 live from the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Full highlights and analysis are available here by AXS TV FIGHTS commentators UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich and “The Voice” Michael Schiavello.

FN Video: CircaFit & WAMTAC – Muay Thai: Honour and Glory

Fight Network gets a look at WAMTAC “Muay Thai: Honour and Glory” presented by CircaFit & Phady’s Muay Thai on August 23, 2014 in Georgetown, ON. and speaks with CircaFit’s Mike Large, WAMTAC director of operations Zubair Khan & Canadian MMA legend Carlos Newton.

K-1 Open World Amateur Championships Sept. 13-14 in London

Since announcing the inaugural K-1 Open World Amateur Championship, Martial Artist and Combat Sports athletes from almost 50 countries have applied to take part. The first official K-1 Open will be staged on the 13th and 14th September at the London Soccerdome as part of the SENI International Combat Sports show.

Jon J. Franklin Appointed GLORY CEO

GLORY Sports International and its board of directors today appointed Jon J. Franklin as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. In this role, Franklin will oversee management of the world’s premier kickboxing league, with coverage in over 170 global territories.

Since 2002, Franklin has been President of The Sports and Entertainment Company (Sports-EntCo), a sports and entertainment marketing firm that assisted with production, programming, sponsorship, and logistics for GLORY events in the United States.

Fight Card Set for K-1 World MAX Finals Oct. 11 in Thailand

On October 11th K-1 will present the K-1 World MAX Finals live in Pattaya, Thailand, from the Indoor Athletics Stadium. The K-1 World MAX Finals will crown a K-1 World MAX Champion between two of the best 70kg MAX fighters in the world; Buakaw Banchamek and Enriko Kehl. Buakaw Banchamek is a two-time K-1 World MAX Champion, looking to add a third to his trophy collection, as well as to become the reigning K-1 MAX Champion. Enriko Kehl has been a rising star for a while now, but this chance against Buakaw for the K-1 MAX Championship is the biggest opportunity of his young career.

Bautista, GSP Among Cast for ‘Kickboxer’ Film

Brian O’Shea, CEO of The Exchange, has announced and confirmed that in addition to having Dave Bautista, star of GUARDIANS OF THE GLAXY, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, and Alain Moussi of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, the 3D reboot of KICKBOXER will boast two additional action stars: Scott Adkins (THE BOURNE ULTIMATUM, ZERO DARK THIRTY) and martial arts legend Tony Jaa (ONG BAK trilogy, FAST & FURIOUS 7).

The high-octane KICKBOXER remake is directed by Stephen Fung (TAI CHI ZERO, TAI CHI HERO). It stars Alain Moussi (X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST),

Video – Lion Fight 17 Highlights: Malaipet Wins Rematch

In the highly anticipated rematch between Malaipet Sasiprapa and Justin Greskiweicz, Sasiprapa emerged victorious, winning by unanimous decision at AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 17 from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Earlier in the night, Cosmo Alexandre and Jo Nattawut faced off in the co-main event, with Nattawut defeating Alexandre via split decision.

Video – Lion Fight 11: Malaipet vs. Uruguai Full Fight

With over 170 career fights to his name, Malaipet is a scary fighter. Watch him take on Caio Uruguai in the “Fight of the Week” and see him fight in the main event at Lion Fight 17 Aug. 1 on AXS TV.

Fairtex, Baars to Return at Lion Fight 18 on Sept. 5

Scott Kent, CEO of Lion Fight, today announced that two reigning Lion Fight champions and two of the biggest stars in the sport, Yodsanklai Fairtex and Jorina Baars, will top the card for LION FIGHT 18 live from the Joint in Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas Friday, September 5.

K-1 World MAX Final Rescheduled for Oct. 4 in Thailand

The K-1 World MAX Finals event that was originally scheduled for July has been rescheduled to take place on October 4th in Pattaya, Thailand.

The event will be K-1’s first official event to happen in Thailand and will feature a main event for the K-1 World MAX Championship between Thai legend Buakaw Banchamek and Germany’s Enriko Kehl.

FN Video: Enfusion Live #20 Recap

Fight Network recaps Enfusion Live #20 from July 12, 2014 in Mallorca, Spain featuring Loren Jorge defeating Damian Garcia by unanimous decision after a last minute knockdown and Iman Barlow retaining her Enfusion fem. 54kg title after outpointing Iman Ghablou.

Enfusion LIVE: Vol. 20 Saturday @ 2:30p ET on Fight Network

Fight Network presents a live broadcast of Enfusion 20 from Mallorca, Spain this Saturday, July 12, at 2:30 p.m. ET, featuring some of Europe’s top kickboxing prospects.

Enfusion 20 will be aired live on Cablevision’s Optimum TV in the U.S. and nationwide in Canada.

Video – GLORY PPV: Marc de Bonte Post-Fight Interview

Marc de Bonte lost the welterweight championship to “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini in a five-round title fight after a controversial decision. Regardless of the outcome, there’s no doubt in anybody’s mind that de Bonte is the real deal, and a true threat in this weight class.

Video – Lion Fight 16 Highlights & Results: Ross Victorious

In celebration of AXS TV FIGHTS’ 250th broadcast, AXS TV FIGHTS: LION FIGHT 16 delivered an explosive fight card as headliner Kevin Ross defeated Michael Thompson for LION FIGHT’s inaugural super lightweight championship. The night’s action took place live from the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas and also featured former LION FIGHT featherweight champion Tiffany “Timebomb” Van Soest defeating Italy’s Sindy Huyer in the co-main event and Thailand’s Rungravee Sasiprapa defeating Adrian Morilla.

K-1 Global Announces First Open Amateur World Championships

The first official K-1 Open World Amateur Championships will take place at the London Soccerdome on the 13th & 14th September 2014 as part of the SENI the International Combat Sports show.

The K-1 World Amateur Championships will be open to all clubs, associations and organisations worldwide and will include divisions for men, women and children.

FN Video: Enfusion Live #19: London Recap

Fight Network recaps Enfusion Live #19 from June 29, 2014 in London, England featuring Ismael Lazaar devastating Daniel Sam becoming the new Enfusion heavyweight champion, Andrew “King Cobra” Tate walked away with the Enfusion 90kg title with his victory over Wendell Roche and Ilias Bulaid defeats Regis Sugden by unanimous decision for his 138th career win.

FN Video: GLORY 17 Los Angeles Prelims Recap

Fight Network recaps GLORY 17 Los Angeles preliminary action from June 21, 2014 in Inglewood, CA. featuring Gabriel Varga winning the 65kg contender tourney after dispatching Marcus Vinicius & Shane Oblonsky, Andy Ristie knocking out Ky Hollenbeck early and Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic taking a decision over Jarrell Miller in their heavyweight rematch.

Video – GLORY 17 Los Angeles Pre-Fight Press Conference

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic is one of the most well-known names in martial arts, and tonight, he faces Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller in a heavyweight rematch at GLORY 17 Los Angeles live on Fight Network.