There’s not a ton of top-line UFC talent fighting this fall. Mighty Mouse and Tony Ferguson are both fighting for titles (sort of) in October, but David Branch just co-headlined a card, and there’s not really that many fights that grab your attention until November’s bonkers Madison Square Garden card. Consider this…
KOLKATA, India—Sonia Das is three-fourths the height of her opponent, yet on a sweltering mid-morning at the APC Park in eastern Kolkata, she punched and kicked with all her might. The first-ever kickboxing championship for girls at the neighborhood level, the Meyeder Para Kickboxing Championship, was underway at…
There’s a reason the referee tells fighters to “protect yourselves at all times.”
If you played as Captain Falcon in Super Smash Bros, you could K.O. opponents with a wild jumping knee strike lovingly dubbed the “knee of justice.” I never thought I’d see someone pull it off in real life, but here we are.
Rico Verhoeven retained his Glory heavyweight kickboxing belt by thoroughly kicking an Anderson Silva’s ass tonight at Glory 33, held tonight in New Jersey and aired live on ESPN2.
The fighter in white was not prepared for this match, and got two feet delivered to her face.
We don’t know much about when or where this video was originally filmed, nor who it depicts, but we do know that this guy’s reaction to getting knocked clean out is absolutely hysterical. If fighting doesn’t work out for him, he probably can fall back on a career in hurdling.
NBA bust and actual crazy person Darko Milicic is a kickboxer now, and that sentence is less weird to type out than it probably should be. He just had his first official fight, and it did not go so well.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel went long this weekend on the death of Dennis Munson, a 24-year-old kickboxer who in March collapsed in the ring following his first amateur bout and died hours later. It's a harrowing read that catalogues a litany of errors that started well before the fight and continued during…
Things get bloody not long after the fight goes from technical battle to all-out brawl, and the former Hofstra wrestler and the kickboxer from Brooklyn up the tempo, mixing thudding kicks to the thigh with straight shots to the face. The venue—an event space in Chinatown called the Capitale—echoes with cheers. A…
Raymond Daniels knocked out Francois Ambang at 1:47 in the first round of a fight on a Glory card tonight, about 1o seconds after Ambang was knocked down from a flurry of punches and could barely pick himself up and stand upright.
From the Bronx Banter archives, check out Pat Jordan's 1989 Playboy story on Rorion Gracie:
Here's the Cage Potato description of what happens in this video: "Known as 'Beautiful Fighter' to her fans, South Korean kickboxing star Lim Su-Jeong has become something of a martyr in her home country after an appearance on the Japanese TV show 'Flames Sports Competition' turned ugly last month."
Here's a not-so-new video newly making the rounds. It's of a fight between Evgenij Alekseev and Vadim Masljanka that ends quickly. Alekseev lands the kind of kick we thought stopped working around the time Jean-Claude Van Damme stopped working. Guess not.
At a time when Steven Seagal has become an obese parody of himself on A&E, Jean-Claude Van Damme announces that he'll return to a kickboxing ring to evolve beyond a Hollywood life of drinking, "cocaine and all that shit."
A pretty exciting Muay Thai match becomes a whole different animal after the introduction of some garbage can lids. Then it becomes a regular match again, all the while the referee does nothing. Niche sports are fantastic sometimes. [The Spoiler]
Sunday in Orlando, Lindsay Scheer fought Adrienne Simmons in the Muay Thai lightweight women's final of the International Kickboxing Federation National Amateur Tournament. The two women were not evenly matched. Lindsay Scheer won the fight. Adrienne Simmons died.