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3. mrt, 2021

WMC - World Muaythai Council: Yodsanklai Fairtex hangs up his gloves.

Some big news in the muaythai world yesterday as Yodsanklai took to Instagram to announce his retirement from muaythai much to the dismay of his many fans across the world.

Known as having the strongest kick in muaythai, Yodsanklai shot to international fame when he appeared on The Contender Asia, the award winning reality TV show sanctioned by the World Muaythai Council in which he for 15 weeks showed as much character as he did talent, beating John Wayne Parr in the final, wHe defended the WMC World Title twice and also represented Thailand at the IFMA World Combat Games in 2012 as well as becoming the King’s Cup Winner.

Yodsanklai took a year off from muaythai in 2016 due to a knee injury, making a return to the ring with a vengeance. After 4 fights he then had to make the decision to retire due to continued pain which he believed was preventing him from reaching his potential.inning 150,000 USD and becoming the WMC world champion.

This decision was a major shock for fans across the globe who were hoping to see him compete in one of the biggest fights of all time against another muaythai legend Buakaw.
Yodsanklai then decided to return to the ring in 2019 losing 3 fights consecutively and receiving his first loss in nearly 10 years.

After announcing his retirement on Instagram yesterday many fans took to social media to thank him for his inspiration, wishing him all the best in retirement. Messages from former-opponents turned friends such as John Wayne Parr and Artem Levin also wished the legend all the best.

From all at the WMC we wish you all the best in your retirement, Yodsanklai, you are the man!

2. mrt, 2021

One of the most recognizable champions in LION FIGHT history is ready for a return to where her stardom began.

LION FIGHT CEO Scott Kent announced today that Women’s World Welterweight champion Jorina Baars has agreed to new multi-fight exclusive contract. The Dutch sensation is expected back in action as early as the beginning of the summer. Baars is best-known for winning the LION FIGHT world title with a stunningly dominant performance against Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino at Lion Fight 14 under the bright lights of the Fremont Street Experience in Las Vegas.

“There is no bigger name in women’s Muay Thai than Jorina Baars and she is one of the best pound-for-pound female fighters of all time in any combat sport,” said Kent.

“We are extremely excited to welcome her back to LION FIGHT and there are some very intriguing matchups ahead for her.”

After defeating “Cyborg”, Baars, who hails from Den Helder, Holland, defended her title three times. Her first defense was a third-round TKO stoppage in a rematch against Chantal Ughi, before she went on earn unanimous decision victories over Martina Jindrova and Angela Whitley.

A two-time winner of Awakening Fighters’ Fight of the Year (vs. Justino and vs. Jindrova in 2015), Baars currently stands with a record of 39-1-3 – a mark she intends on improving inside the LION FIGHT ring.

“I am very happy to be back with LION FIGHT so I can defend my title and remain the queen of women’s Muay Thai,” said Baars.

In addition to bouts in the United States and her home country, Baars has fought in England, Germany, Australia, Hungary and

Next up for LION FIGHT is a March 12th date on UFC FIGHT PASS as Steve Walker defends his North American Super Cruiserweight title against Brian Collette in the main event of Lion Fight 64. The event will also feature the two semifinal matchups in the Lion Fight North American Heavyweight Title Tournament.

Please visit for news, information and event updates, and follow on Twitter @LIONFIGHT and on Instagram @LionFightofficial.

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26. feb, 2021

Ilias Ennahachi (SB Gym) still ONE FC Flyweight Kickboxing World Champion. (def. Superlek)

trainer Said El Badaoui (SB Gym): ''it was not an easy fight but Alhamdulilah still. up to the next! — with Ilias Ennahachi.

Ilias Ennahachi: 'Tonight I finally made my return to the ring, after a lay off of 1 year and 4 months. First off, I want to thank Allah🤲🏼, my team and my family for their support and patience.
It wasn’t my best fight.

The last few months were very challenging. Finding the right ways to train wasn’t easy due to covid, but I am grateful for retaining my belt. I am still the champion hamdolilah and I will work even harder to improve myself and put on a more exciting show the next time.

Hopefully I can stay active this time around. Thanks for your support. See you guys soon!🇲🇦🥇ONE Championship''

Chatri Sityodtong: 'Let me begin by saying that I was disappointed by the judging of the main event. Without a doubt, ONE Championship works with some of the world's best and most experienced judges, referees, and officials. I deeply respect their professional judgement, and I fully appreciate their excellence. However, I do not think that a fighter who runs away with minimal output deserves to win. In my opinion, Superlek clearly won the fight. I thought that Ennahachi started strong and won the first 2 rounds, but Superlek took over the fight in rounds 3-5. In the final round, it was clear that Ennahachi did not want to be in the fight anymore. I believe that an automatic rematch is the only fair and correct outcome here'

26. feb, 2021

It’s official, April 21, the dream match. Holzken VS Parr, Full Muay Thai rules + 4oz gloves! Let’s GOO!!🏆🔥 #teamholzken #thenatural #onechampionship

16. feb, 2021

Budokai Vleesenbeek (Dordrecht, Netherlands) has become an official member of the WKB (World Kyokushin Budokai)

Jan Vleesenbeek: ''With great joy in my heart I would like to announce that Budokai Vleesenbeek has become an official member the WKB(World Kyokushin Budokai) since January 2021, which is led by Kancho Ruiz and his right hand Shihan Daniel Sanchez. These two wonderful karatekas who pursue the authentic Kyokushin karate with a progressive look towards Budo. I met Shihan Daniel Sanchez 2,5 years ago in Zeeland and we hit it off straight away. Then I met Kancho Pedro Ruiz at a seminar hosted by Sensei Dennis Wor, where Shihan Scharrenberg and van Emmen took part. This meeting feel right from the start as well as our talks after the seminar. Kancho Ruiz and Shihan Sanchez are people with hearts at the right place. Transparent, honest and sincere. And seeing as I am a people person, it was clear that I felt drawn to them. Also in their way of teaching and this turned out to be mutual.

In February 2019 my own karate teacher Shihan Hollander passed away. This felt to me like I was in a black space. An authority had passed away. Everyone at the NKKO and KWF felt this too. Add some discontent to this, which had been there for quite some time amongst a number of important instructors of Budokai Vleesenbeek.. and this resulted into a meeting with our board and all of the black belts to see if we could realise a transfer. All but one agrees and thus it was decided in a democratic agreement.

The WKB in The Netherlands is represented by WKB Holland with country representative Dennis Wor. I have been asked to contribute as an international advisor and (dan-degree) examinator of the exam committee in The Netherlands. The latter is a task I have passionately done for 36 years at the NKKO. Sensei Ger Hoogeveen has been asked to be the head national coach of the Dutch selection team. Senpei Ecem Yukel has been asked to be the kataselecetion and katagroup coach. Once every 6 weeks there will be a central training from the WKB Holland.

Let’s hope that matters around COVID-19 will take a positive turn. Last but not least, I would like to thank many people at the NKKO/KWF for the wonderful years-long collaboration. Also Shihan Kern and Sensei Roka from KWF Hungary should not be forgotten. I have experienced many wonderful summer camps with them. A warm Budogreeting and a Big Osu to all! Shihan Jan Vleesenbeek 7th dan.''