WGP Kickboxing-Heavyweight Title Fight and Four Woman Tournament Saturday
Brazil based WGP is the biggest kickboxing promotion in Latin America. The organization has promoted a number of events over the years. WGP Kickboxing returns with WGP #45: Micheletti vs. Galaz Saturday night in Sorocaba, Brazil. The main event is the WGP Heavyweight Title clash between Felipe Micheletti of Brazil and Ivan “The Terrible” Galaz of Chile.
Also on the card is a four woman tournament, and a pair of Brazil vs. Argentina superfights. Here is the fight card (as always subject to change).
Felipe Micheletti (BRA) v. Ivan Galaz (CHI)-WGP Heavyweight Title
Challenger GP Final-Winner Semifinal 1 versus Winner Semifinal 2
Lucas Almeida (BRA) v. Damian Segovia (ARG)-71.8 kg
Gustavo Piacentini (BRA) v. Leo Corrales (ARG)-60 kg
Challenger GP Semifinal 2: Brena Cardozo (BRA) v. Daiana Torquato (BRA)-56kg
Challenger GP Semifinal 1: Aline Pereira (BRA) v. Elaine Lopes (BRA)
Rebels Muay Thai Results
Rebels Muay Thai held their latest event Friday at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. The card featured two title fights and some super fights conducted under WPMF and Rebels rules. Eri Ogasawara won the WPMF World Super Bantamweight title in the main event. A couple of the bouts are already available on the Rebels Kickboxing Promotion YouTube channel.
Eri Osagawara TKO3 Dausacon (Wins WPMF World Super Bantamweight Title)
King Kousuke TKO1 Kouma (Wins Rebels Super Bantamweight Title)
Pascal Costar KO1 Ryotaro (Lightweights, WPMF rules)
Shinji Suzuki TKO1 Satoru Hashimoto (Super lightweights, WPMF rules)
Harumi Yasumoto KO2 Cat Hamamoto (57kg, WPMF rules)
Masashi Hirono D3 Caz Janjira (Welterweights, WPMF rules)
Takanobu Enoshima UD3 Takumi Hamada (Super flyweights, WPMF rules)
Jiro MD3 Takuya Hasunuma Super flyweights, WPMF rules)
Ryoji Hashimoto KO1 Seiya (60kg, Rebels rules)
Suzuki Space Tree TKO1 Satoru Shimizu (58kg, Rebels rules)
Sho Miura TKO1 Harashima Yuji (Featherweight, WPMF rules)
Holzken Picks Up Another Boxing Win
Former GLORY Welterweight champion Nieky Holzken picked up another boxing win over the weekend. The Dutch fighter improved his professional boxing record to 14-1 with 11 knockouts. Holzken stopped Bernard Donfack on a card in Offenburg, Germany. The 34-year-old Holzken has only one boxing loss-a points defeat to top contender Callum Smith. Holzken hasn’t competed in kickboxing since losing a decision to Alim Nabiyev last December.
Rizin Fight Card Features Kickboxing Matches
Japanese MMA promotion Rizin released the fight card for this upcoming weekend’s event Fukouka, Japan. There are three kickboxing matches scheduled for the event, which features a bout between UFC veterans Kyoji Horiguchi and Ian McCall at the top of the bill. Here are the match ups.
Yusaku Nakumura v. Tenshin Nasukawa-58kg
Issei Ishii v. Daishin Sakai-51.5kg
Tomohiro Kitai v. Kurogi Darvish-63kg