Ahead of the official announcement of Badr Hari’s opponent for the upcoming It’s Showtime Amsterdam ArenA event May 29th, rumors are that negotiations are taking place with Hesdy Gerges (30-7-2). Hesdy Gerges is professional Dutch-Egyptian Heavyweight kickboxer and martial artist, fighting out of Chakuriki Pancration Gym in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He is the current holder of the WFCA World (K-1 rules) Super Heavyweight (+95 kg) title. One thing of interest is that Gerges is currently scheduled to meet Daniel Ghita on the May 29th card.
It’s being reported that Beast of the East in cooperation with Pitbull West Coast, will visit Gdynia Poland on June 12th, 2010. So far only one fight is being announced between top ranked Polish Heavyweight Michal Kita (9-3-0) and the undefeated second Polish ranked Damian Grabowski (11-0-0).
Michael “Cipao” Materla (13-3-0)
Maciej Jewtuszko (5-0-0)
Michael “Barbell” Fijałka (6-0-0)
Grzegorz Tredowski (11-8-2)
Borys Mankowski (9-1-0)
Jedrzej Kubski (15-8-0)
Rafal Dabrowski (5-1-0)
Michael “Barbell” Fijałka (6-0-0)
Michal Kita vs Alexei Oleinik – Tournament Finals – IAFC – Mayor’s Cup 2009 – 28th November 2009 (Novosibirsk Russia)
Damian Grabowski Vs Kiril Handzhiyski – FX3 ‘Rough Justice’ – 13th June 2009 (London)
The K-1 World Grand Prix in Warsaw takes place on March 28th, 2010. Fightsport.pl is reporting that Australian/Polish fighter Paul Slowinski (75-16-1) will meet Latvian Konstantin Gluhov (25-9-1) in a Super Fight.
Paul Slowinski was the 2009 International Kickboxer Super Heavyweight (+95kg) Champion and 2009 WMC Super Heavyweight World Champion. He also won the 2007 K-1 World GP in Amsterdam. He’s trained with the legendary K-1 fighter Ernesto Hoost. Last June in Jamaica, at the “Champions of Champions II” event he defeated Patrice Quarteron (33-5-3) for the WMC Super Heavyweight World Title (Quarteron would later go on to defeat Bob Sapp via KO at the A1 World Combat Cup in November). Slowinski is coming off back-to-back losses as he suffered defeats at the hands of Thor Hoopman (Nov.09) and most recently to Hesdy Gerges (30-7-2) (Jan.2010).
Konstantin Gluhov was the runner up in the 2009 WBKF World Tournament (+93 kg) and on November 22, 2008 Glukhov won the K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Riga tournament by three consecutive knockouts over Marco Della Ricca, Pacome Assi and Mindaugas Sakalauskas. He’s also an accomplish MMA praticioner with a 6-4-0 record, winning his last MMA fight against Daniel Omielanczuk at “KSW 12 – Najman vs. Pudzianowski” last December.
Paul Slowinski vs. Mighty Mo – K-1 WGP 2007 -FINAL- (Reserve) – 8th December, 2007 (Yokohama Arena, Japan)
Konstantin Gluhov (Latvia) K-1 Riga WORLD GP 2008 winner
Braulio Estima is a Ze Radiola black belt and world champion in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He received his black belt on January 4, 2003. His highest achievements include winning the CBJJ World Championship in 2004, 2006, and 2009, Absolute World Cup Champion 2006, European CBJJ Absolute Champion 2006 and 2009 and ADCC 2007 silver medalist.
Braulio is the head instructor and owner of the Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in Birmingham, England.
He could make his debut as early as this spring in the new promotion, Sh1ne Fights. They held two events in the United States last year (Columbus/Miami) and are looking to run a show possibly in April. Sh1ne includes the likes of Yves Edwards, Luiz Firmino, Brian Foster and Antwain Britt and contracts signed with Din Thomas, Renan Barao, Murilo Rua and former WBA and WBO champion Ricardo Mayorga.
Braulio Estima Highlights
2009 World Pro BJJ Cup Absolute Semi-Final between Braulio Estima and Marcelo Garcia. Garcia is considered possibly the best pound for pound submission grappler (for no-gi) in the world.
Sh1ne Fights Video Package
Shooto: Gig North Vol. 5
Place: Zepp Sapporo
Date: February 14th, 2010
[ ★ Bantamweight – 2010 Rookie of the Year Tournament ~ Round 1 ★ 2R x 5min ]
Isao Yoshida (1-0-0) vs. Yusuke Honma
Nick Diaz vs Marius Zaromskis – Strikeforce Miami (Main Event)
Robbie Lawler vs Melvin Manhoef – Strikeforce Miami
Bobby Lashley vs Wes Sims – Strikeforce Miami
The first FILA Wrestling Golden Grand Prix of the season for freestyle and female wrestling and took place in Krasnoyarsk (RUS) on 29-31 January 2010. The Ivan Yariguin Grand Prix has become a major event in the FILA calendar, attracting an increasing number of participants. 250 wrestlers from 22 countries are now competitin in Krasnoyarsk. European Junior Champion 2008 Yuri Belonovskaya won the 96 kg weight category and the Absolute Ivan Yarygin Cup much to the delight of local fans of Krasnoyarsk.
Absolute Cup Ivan Yarygin
1. Yuri Belonovskaya (Russia)
2. Alex Shemarov (Belarus)
3. Fatih Chakyroglu (Turkey)
4. George Keto (Rosiya)
Up to 120 kg.
1. Aleksey Shemarov (Belarus)
2. Fatih Chakyroglu (Turkey)
3. Alan Dzampaev & Cyril Gotovtsev (both – Russia)
Up to 96 kg.
1. Yuri Belonovskaya
2. Shamil Akhmedov
3. George Keto and Aslanbek Aliyev (all – Russia)
Up to 84 kg.
1. Abdusalam Gadisov
2. Anzor Urishev
3. Soslan Ktsoev and George Ruban (all – Russia)
Up to 74 kg.
1. Denis Tsargush
2. Alexander Gostev
3. Anuar Guesde and Kamal Malikov (all – Russia)
Up to 66 kg.
1. Magomedmurad Hajiyev
2. Adam Batirov
3. Hasan Magomedov (all – Russia) and Andrei Stadnik (Ukraine)
Up to 60 kg.
1. Vasily Fedorishin (Ukraine)
2. Hiroyuki Oda (Japan)
3. Victor Banzaraktsaev (Russia) and Noriyuki Takatsuka (Japan)
Up to 55 kg.
1. Yang Chung-Il (North Korea)
2. Nariman Israpilov
3. Viktor Lebedev (both – Russia) and Hidenori Taoka (Japan)