GLORY announces 16-Man Grand Slam heavyweight tournament for December


Japan’s premier stand-up fighting league, GLORY World Series, have announced a 16-Man Grand Slam heavyweight tournament set to take place in Tokyo, Japan in December. Today they revealed the names of the first 13 fighters who have accepted an invitation to compete in the tournament.

FieLDS K-1 World Grand Prix 2010 Yokohama – results and photos

YOKOHAMA, Japan – 10,153 fans packed into Yokohama Arena Saturday night to watch the FieLDS K-1 World Grand Prix 2010. The event featured a Super Heavyweight Title fight between champion Semmy Schilt and challenger Errol Zimmerman, as well as a Heavyweight Title fight between champion Kyotaro and challenger Peter Aerts. Both champions emerged victorious as … Read more

Melvin Manhoef replaces Jerome Le Banner at K-1 Dynamite!!

Dream’s official website is reporting that K-1 veteran, Jerome Le Banner is pulling out of his scheduled match up with Mark Hunt due to the flu. Stepping into the MMA rules fight will be middleweight, Melvin Manhoef.

Manhoef last donned his MMA gloves as a participant in Dream’s Middleweight Grand Prix back in September. After violently dispatching Pride veteran and Japanese fan favorite, Kazushi Sakuraba, he was defeated via triangle choke by the eventual champion, Gegard Mousasi.

After his defeat, rumors circulated that the Dutch muay thai fighter had retired. German website reported that Manhoef was retiring to spend more time with his family. This will be his first fight since the announcement. The former Cage Rage light heavyweight champion, who normally competes at middleweight, will be at a tremendous size disadvantage when he takes on Hunt.

Read more