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THURSDAY, October 27th, 2011, AT 7:10 PM/ PST


Results From Britannia Kickboxing's
"IKF AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING"
October 23rd, 2011 - Essex, England



  1. IKF AMATEUR SOUTHERN AREA FCR TITLE
    Lewis Miles (Minster, England, 6-0-1, 5'10", 7-30-90, Mark White, 07974733782)
    defeated Shane Bernhauser (Watford, England, 5-6, 5'10", 8-22-88, Nick Morris, 07813877967) by referees stoppage round two.
    SHANE BERNHAUSER RECEIVES A 30 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.

  2. IKF PROFESSIONAL K1 KICKBOXING
    Reece Watson (Hemel Hempstead, England, 9-3-1, 6', 6-3-76, Denniston Sutherland, 07771532307)
    drew with Steve Dossett (Camberley, England, 14-3-1, 5'9", 2-12-74, ) unanimous draw 28-28, 28-28, 28-28.

  3. IKF PROFESSIONAL FCR KICKBOXING
    Steve Cooke (Aylesbury, England, 6-3, 5'4", 3-12-88, Michael Graham, 07831836661)
    defeated Sam Ward (Chesham, England, RECORD?, 5'8", 5-24-85, Ash Gettings, 07796671616) by unanimous decision 59-54, 60-53, 60-53.

  4. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Anthony Thomas (St.Albans, England, 1-0, 5'8", 5-13-90, Kingsley Morgan, 07903008639)
    defeated Zak Bowman (Kings Langley, England, 0-1, 5'11", 1-1-89, Nick Morrish, 07813877967) by unanimous decision 30-28, 30-26, 30-26.

  5. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Samantha Ryan (London, England, 9-1-1, 5'5", 1-13-95, Jason Stevens, 07957540921)
    defeated Eleanor Thomson (Chesham, England, 0-1, 5'10", 9-30-80, Ash Gettings, 07796671616) by referees stoppage round one.
    ELEANOR THOMSON RECEIVES A 30 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.

  6. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Terry Finnell (Kings Langley, England, 1-0-0, 6'3", 8-15-89, Nick Morrish, 07813877967)
    defeated Nick Garner (Hemel Hempstead, England, 0-1, 6'5", Kingsley Morgan, 07903008639) by KO round one.
    NICK GARNER RECEIVES A 45 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION.

  7. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Martin Fitzgerald (Aylesbury, England, 1-4, 5'11", 4-14-88, Steve Cook 07966789224)
    defeated Walter Gibbs (Berkhampstead, England, 3-2-1, 5'11", 3-6-78, Nick Morrish, 07813877967) by referees stoppage round two.
    WALLY GIBBS RECEIVES A 30 DAY MEDICAL SUSPENSION

  8. IKF AMATEUR FCR KICKBOXING
    Gavin Strutt (Stevenage, England, 2-2-0, 5'8", 1-5-83, Trevor Spencer, 07940715717)
    defeated Steve Walker (Chesham, England, 0-2, 5'8", 11-19-81, Ash Gettings, 07796671616) by majority decision 29-28, 28-28, 29-28





TUESDAY, October 25th, 2011, AT 7:40 PM/ PST

The Importance of the Dream…Finding Reality
"Great Moments Are Born With Great Opportunity."
Preparing for the IKF West Coast International Kickboxing Classic - November 25th, 26th and 27th - Radisson Hotel, Sacramento, California, USA



Our society often uses the word dream.
Webster's Dictionary describes it as
"a strongly desired goal or purpose or something that fully satisfies a wish."

For YEARS, the IKF has dreamed of the day when the IKF West Coast Classic would become reality. With hard work and dedication, the tournament is no longer a delusion but rapidly becoming one of the most anticipated kickboxing events in California's history!

One can only imagine the dreams of the many fighters around world who are preparing for California's first and Largest Muay Thai / Kickboxing event! Moms and dads are starting to realize that perhaps the years of paying tuition to coaches and providing equipment for their sons or daughters is about to really mean something! Trainers are looking closely at each of their fighters entered into the IKF West Coast Classic Tournament, wondering if their pupil will be able to stand tall in this event and prove they have what it takes to be the next great champion.

With only a few weeks remaining, fighters will be pushed to the limit. Fighters who are taking this tournament seriously (and everyone should) know all too well the importance of winning such a prestigious event as many of them have already heard about the success of yet another IKF Tournament (IKF World Classic) over the past thirteen years in other parts of the country. This "Golden Glove" like event has already established many careers in kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

Fighters who have competed in similar IKF tournaments in other states know that the best fighters travel from around the world to compete. It's a take no prisoner's event that only the strong will survive. They know that whomever is honored enough to win a championship belt on November 27th will be recognized as one to contend with in the future of the sport as well as they will forever bear the moniker CHAMPION…a title every fighter wants associated with their name!

Men, women and junior fighters alike understand the importance of dreaming success, visualizing themselves with arms raised and that brass around their waist in victory. However, they also realize that it will take more than a dream to make this feat a reality.

Fighters and trainers know that they will have to push themselves like they have never pushed before, Run…like never before…Box…like never before…Kick, Knee and Elbow…like never before…but most of all- they must BELIEVE in themselves like never before! Ultimately, it will be the 'knowing and believing of self' that will be the true barometer for success. When they get in the abyss of a match with an opponent who's as eager, they will have to call on all of their being for that true heart of a champion to appear. It will be then and there… that belief in themselves…whether lesser or superior… that will be the greatest determining factor for their future namesake…Contender or CHAMPION!

For a true fighter, there is no greater feeling than to dream for years and make it a reality! For a true fighter, there is no greater feeling to look a challenger in the face and overcome them and for a true fighter there is no greater feeling than to win a championship!

So, Moms and Dads, trainers, fans and fighters, its ok to dream.
It's ok to use the power of your hearts and minds to visualize as well as propel you or yours to work hard for the next few weeks and bring your best to the tournament!

Fight fans are equally excited as they know they will have the opportunity to witness some of the best fights in the history of the sport all in one weekend! Some are close friends and family members, some distance acquaintances but all of them dream of a victorious weekend to kickoff the holiday season and a bright new year!

With strong registrations thus far and more to arrive, with so many dreaming of winning a championship belt that weekend, there are sure to be many disappointments. However, those who enter the tournament should remember, they decided not to stand on the outside and criticize but instead, they chose to get on the inside and stand-up for who and what they believe in…themselves and the sport! Therefore, those who fall a little short on this weekend in November will be champions by another name…COURAGEOUS!

The IKF realized the importance of dreaming and more importantly made a dream a reality and now for years to come the weekend following Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento at the Radisson Hotel will be the weekend for believers. Because of the IKF's dream, the real winners will be everyone who has put on a pair of gloves shorts or pants and threw kickboxing techniques or who just admired the sport from afar! This weekend will be for those that have lingered with their passion for the sport for years attempting to find a reason to make sense of all the hard work, blood sweat and tears… This weekend will be a huge win for the sport of Muay Thai & Kickboxing and all who profess to be a follower of its assorted styles!

Thanks to those who BELIEVE, the Sport of Muay Thai / Kickboxing will never be the same in the Golden State!
California welcomes the rest of the world to compete against some of the best on the West Coast! Bring Your A-Game or your dream will not come true!
Forward March and Never Stop Dreaming!

Hotel Rooms are Filling Fast
Additionally, you do not want to wait to get your hotel room reserved at the Radisson in Sacramento... Remember there is a limited block at the discounted rate and an "EXTRA" registration fee if you don't have your room there ($100.00).. Your support to the hotel for staying there help us keep YOUR cost down for this event and other IKF Tournaments, and you WILL be checked for room confirmation at the event registrations on Friday. If living inside of 50 miles of the hotel you are not required to stay there, however, to prove this, you will need to show us your drivers license for proof or your parents drivers license with the local address on it. All those living outside that 50 mile circle will need to stay at the Radisson. Book your room as soon as possible because if you don't get your room reserved before the hotel cut-off date, (November 9th, 2011) your rate will go up, IF there are any rooms left, and if not, you will have the added registration fee.
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MONDAY, October 24th, 2011, AT 11:55 PM/ PST


ALL SHOOK UP!


LOYALTY
Runs DEEP Here At the IKF, ISCF And IAB!

Lots of News coming this week here on the IKF News page.
However...Probably the biggest story for us here at the IKF though is the decision of
Joe Taylor (R) to depart as acting President at Ringside and Combat Sports!

There's a lot to tell with this story...
A lot about the workings of Ringside and Combat Sports we have kept to ourselves and probably will continue to do so. However, our loyalty has always been, and will continue to remain with the man who made the IKF Amateur Championship Tournaments a reality, the man who saved the martial arts/kickboxing market for Ringside as their director of marketing years ago and more importantly in today's market, the man who not only came up with the idea, the creative concept, the name and the creation of the first company to "Strongly" market MMA gear, Combat Sports International (CSI) Joe Taylor.

There has been a long and honored relationship with Taylor and the IKF. When Taylor (Then Marketing Chief at Ringside) and the IKF Teamed up in May of 1998, it turned out to be "one of the the best financial moves that Ringside would ever make". The relationship was a success from the start. The first event they worked together on was the IKF Sanctioned event promoted by IKF Promoter Master Tat Mau Wong. Wong's "Mega" Amateur Kickboxing Event was held at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco, California. Taylor had talked Ringside founder/owner John Brown into letting him supply the event with Ringside Fight Gloves. Wong's event had always been the largest amateur event on the West Coast and this time was no different as over 3,000 excited fight fans packed the house to witness 5 IKF Amateur Title bouts and 8 undercard matches. The event was a great success and the IKF/Ringside relationship was off to a great future.

Probably the best move coming from the IKF/Ringside connection was the creation of the IKF Amateur Championship Tournaments. At the time, Ringside currently held such a tournament for boxing that features the best amateur boxers in the United States. Taylor and several associates of the IKF wanted to do the same for kickboxing which had never been done before. For those who may not know, it was Taylor along with a few others here at the IKF that made the IKF Amateur Championship Tournaments a reality.

It was through his persistence to motivate, if you may, John Brown to support both Pro and Amateur Kickboxing through the IKF. The IKF/Ringside connection included re-designing of various equipment for kickboxing that IKF Champions and Trainers helped with. Ringside featured IKF Champions in all their catalogs giving faces to the sport for the first time ever. They also created special "Trainer/Gym Pricing" for IKF associate gyms, trainers and promoters. From this point forward, nearly every IKF Sanctioned event saw all the fighters wearing Ringside fight gloves and the fight rings were decorated with Ringside corner dressings, ring canvas' and even rings. Kickboxers were now even wearing Ringside fighter apparel for the first time.


Joe Taylor places the
IKF Tournament
Title Belt on
Michael Ross of
Detroit, Michigan in
2000.

What many of you don't know is that this relationship was no easy task to keep working for Taylor and IKF President Steve Fossum. What many reading this don't know is that Brown literally "Hated" Kickboxing and Muay Thai. He was pure BOXING and the only reason he carried any equipment at all for kickboxing was because of a friend of his who was in the sport, Bob "Thunder" Thurman. Regardless of Brown's personal feelings about the sport, the IKF/Ringside relationship kept moving forward because of the work of Taylor and Fossum who would continue to take the ideas of others in the sport and make them a reality. "From the marketing ideas to the Tournament itself, it was a Team effort." says Fossum. "The ideas that came out of the relationship of those associated with the IKF during that time were the ideas of many, and from them, Joe and I pushed to make them a reality for everyone in the sport."

Prior to the IKF/Ringside relationship, sales for Ringside's kickboxing and martial arts gear were rock bottom. probably the only person even using Ringside gear during that time was Thurman himself in his gym. There were few, if any promoters and fighters using the gear during events. It was as if no one at Ringside even cared about anything outside of Boxing so no one was even looking at the Kickboxing market. They didn't even have a market share in the sports equipment business to speak about. When Taylor made the decision to exclusively work with the IKF in marketing Ringside's kickbozxing gear and eventually, partner up with the IKF on a National Tournament idea, even he had no idea of the growth the move would bring to Ringside. Within a short time, Taylor and the IKF took Ringside's martial arts sales from mid 5 figures to well over 7 figures. It was a shock to Brown and was unappreciated as well.

Soon after the explosion in growth (And financial income Brown was benefiting from), Taylor wanted to expand the martial arts side of the company to include the new sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). This was due to the addition of the IKF's decision to expand into sanctioning MMA. In 1999 the first ever MMA Sanctioning body was formed by the IKF and the International Sport Combat Federation (ISCF - www.ISCFMMA.com)) started sanctioning and regulating MMA, well before the first State Athletic/Boxing Commission ever approved it as a legit sport to regulate. However, it was a reach that Brown found himself selling Kickboxing gear and the thought of selling Ringside branded equipment for the new and non regulated sport of MMA was a major "NO" for him.

It wasn't long after this that Taylor left Ringside the first time, attaining employment elsewhere but still keeping his Combat Sports Company dream within him. It didn't take long for Brown to feel the loss of Taylor and the phone started to ring. However, Taylor would only come back if Brown agreed to let him start and run his own company for Kickboxing, Muay Thai and of course, MMA. It took some time but in the end, Brown knew Taylor's value and agreed to let him build his company while running marketing at Ringside. Some here may not know this but both Ringside and Combat Sports International operate out of the same building, which made it easy for Taylor to build both companies. Don't be fooled by who was behind the creative drive for CSI and it's emergence into MMA. All along it was Taylor's hard work that lead CSI to a company that met and exceeded all expectations Brown ever had of it in a sport he despised, MMA. Within those few short years, MMA as a sport "Exploded" and the income grew even more and despite his bitterness towards the sport, the income kept coming in, and even Brown had to like this...

Seeing the massive growth and the money come in, Brown made some decisions during the height of the economy that would ultimately stress Ringside down the line. Due to these decisions, over the next 5-7 years funds got tighter and Taylor's ability to make relationships and work with people as he had done with the IKF and eventually the ISCF were slowly but surly being pulled away. The same principles that made both companies a success were now the first thing being taken away by Brown. Taylor found himself being held back from making moves that he thought would be best for both CSI and Ringside. Finally, some of it became personal and with it, Joe departed.

There are many additional details related to the end of Taylor's relationship with Ringside but we will spare you the details. As for now, what we can tell you is Joe Taylor has some big plans for the future of Fight Sports. As for us, we here at the IKF, ISCF and the newly formed addition to the International Fight Sports - www.IFightSports.com company, the IAB - International Association of Boxing and International Amateur Boxing - www.IABBoxing.com would be proud to be a part of Taylor's "NEXT BIG THING!"

As we move forward, the IKF as well as the ISCF and IAB will be making a decision as to what equipment company we will give our endorsement(s) to. The answer to this will be announced soon as we review companies such as Everlast, Wendy, Fighters Inc., Century, Title, just to name a few. Regardless, as we said,

"Our Loyalty was always with JOE TAYLOR, and NOT Ringside or Combat Sports and NOT to someone who hates Kickboxing and MMA!"

If Joe's a part of something, we will surly want to be a part of it with him...


"The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group,
and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals."

Rensis Likert





THURSDAY, October 20th, 2011, AT 7:30 PM/ PST




THIS WEEKENDS IKF ACTION...





Dennis Warner - In Sync Productions, Inc. With Henan TV Network and the WulinFeng Fight Group Presents
"ULTIMATE CONQUEST" - USA VS CHINA
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA


SPECIAL MAIN EVENT

IKF PRO
SUPER HEAVYWEIGHT "LEGENDS" TITLE




Rick"The Jet" Roufus
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
63-9-1/42
Pro BX: 13-5-1/11, Pro MMA: 5-6

Former 2 Time IKF World Champion
Former K-1 USA Champion





"Mighty Mo" Siligia
Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA
16-15/12
Pro MMA: 3-2, Pro BX: 2-1

Former K-1 USA Champion
K-1 World Grand Prix Champion





The 2011 WCK event will also celebrate the organization's 10th year anniversary.
The first WCK event was held in Las Vegas at The Palms Hotel & Casino in December of 2001 and was the first ever "Full Rules" Muay Thai fight event in Nevada's history.
Ticket prices for the show are $100 ringside, $50 stage and $40 general.
To purchase tickets, please log on to www.lvhilton.com or call 1-800-222-5361.
There will be a special hotel rate for fight fans to stay at the Las Vegas Hilton for the weekend.
Fans can go to www.wckmuaythai.com or the WCK facebook page for more information.




MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Pat Rockett Presents
"IKF Fight Night
Wexford, Ireland





MORE IKF ACTION THIS WEEKEND...



Britannia Kickboxing Presents
"IKF AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL KICKBOXING"
Essex, England



VACANT
IKF SOUTHERN AREA AMATEUR FCR SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Shane Bernhauser (Britannia KB) VS Lewis Miles (Falcons)




IKF PRO FCR LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Steve Cook (Pegasus) VS Sam Ward (Bullring)





MORE IKF NEWS...




Results From PAK Fight Promotions'
PAK 3 - "Stand Up And Fight!"
October 16th, 2011 - Fresno, California, USA


  1. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Terrence Cortez (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 158, 5'9", 8-29-80, James Contreras, (559) 347-7371) VS Joe Sayarath (Fresno, California, USA, 1-0, 150, 5'6", 8-22-92, Soneluck Sayarath, (559) 341-3668 )
    WINNER: Joe Sayarath by unanimous decision.

  2. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MMTR KICKBOXING
    Farron Tarr (Hanford, California, USA, 0-1, 185, 5'7", 2-12-87, Keo Sychanthavong, (559) 355-2622) VS Kristine Rendon (Fresno, California, USA, 1-0, 179, 5'10", 12-27-89, James Contreras, (559) 347-7371 )
    WINNER: Kristine Rendon by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  3. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Aaron Partin (Exteter, California, USA, 0-1, 165, 5'8", 9-22-81, Scott Harper & Kenny Ento, (559) 280-0794) VS Andrew Nguyen (Fresno, California, USA, 1-1/1, 163, 5'10", 3-5-90, Enn, (415) 722-1353)
    WINNER: Andrew Nguyen by TKO at :40 seconds of round 2.

  4. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Richard Holland (Fresno, California, USA, 0-1, 164, 5'9", 8-11-80, Michael Corea & JR Corea, (559) 916-2925) VS Maximilliano ( Max ) Portillo (Fresno, California, USA, 1-1, 163, NEED HEIGHT, 8-23-75, James Contreras, (559) 347-7371 )
    WINNER: Max Portillo by unanimous decision, 30-26 on all 3 judges cards.

  5. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Jerome Puente (Pinedalo, California, USA, 1-0, 211, 6', 5-9-87, Larry Heredis Quans, (559) 304-3287) VS Evan Solario (Caruthers, California, USA, 0-1, 196, 5'10", 6-9-90, Jason VonFive, (805) 431-7376 )
    WINNER: Jerome Puente by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  6. IKF AMATEUR MMTR KICKBOXING
    Harley Maldonado (Fresno, California, USA, 2-0/0, 160, 6', 7-9-93, James Contreras, (559) 347-7371) VS Gabriel Moran (Selma, California, USA, 0-1, 159, 5'10", 3-24-86, Soneluck Sayarath, (559) 341-3668)
    WINNER: Harley Maldonado by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 29-28.

  7. IKF AMATEUR MMTR KICKBOXING
    Carlos Grijalva (Fresno, California, USA, 1-1/0, 144, 5'9", 4-13-81, Keo Sychantavong, (559) 355-2622) VS Cameron Ramirez (Visialia, California, USA, 1-0/0, 146, 5'10", 12-22-92, Doug Marshall, (559) 308-6645)
    WINNER: Cameron Ramirez by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  8. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S IR KICKBOXING
    Cat Feeley (San Fransico, California, USA, 2-0/2, 123, 5'7", 3-13-80, Jongsanan, (415) 516-6224) VS Nicole Boardman (San Luis Opisbo, California, USA, 0-3, 123, 5'6", 9-20-90, Albert Malatambam, (805) 534-4157)
    WINNER: Cat Feeley by TKO at 1:08 of round 1.

  9. IKF AMATEUR MMTR KICKBOXING
    Diego Rivera (Fresno, California, USA, 1-1/0, 185, 5'11", 5-31-85, Larry Heredia, (559) 304-3287) VS Tanner Marlowe (Bakersfield, California, USA, 2-1, AMMA: 3-0, 185, 6'1", Eric Nolan, (661) 619-9208)
    WINNER: Tanner Marlowe by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  10. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Jonathan Wadkins (Exeter, California, USA, 0-1, 173, 5'11", 4-21-91, Scott Harper, (559) 280-0794) VS Abraham Tellez (Bakersfield, California, USA, 1-1/0, 178, 6', 10-3-91, Raul Rodriguez, (661) 378-8354)
    WINNER: Abraham Tellez by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  11. IKF AMATEUR IR KICKBOXING
    Matt Salazar ( Visila, California, USA, 0-2, 166, 5'9", 8-24-86, Doug Marshall, (559) 308-6645) VS Chase Gulstrom (Merced, California, USA, 1-1/1, 168, 5'8", 8-1-91, Chris Abrescy, (209) 617-1684)
    WINNER: Chase Gulstrom by "HEAD KICK" KO at 1:59 of round 1.

  12. IKF AMATEUR MMTR KICKBOXING
    Orvaude Underwood (Sacramento, California, USA, 3-1/0, 151, 5'8", 6-17-78, Jeff Baca, (916) 281-7006) VS Nick Renardo (Santa Maria, California, USA, 4-0/1, 151, 5'7", 7-25-76, Albert Malatambam, (805) 534-4157)
    WINNER: Nick Renardo by split decision, 29-28, 29-28 & 28-29.

  13. IKF AMATEUR MMTR KICKBOXING
    Frank Tapia (Fresno, California, USA, 1-2-1/0, 194, 5'11", 6-19-77, James Contreras, (559) 974-5032) VS Antyon James (Bakersfield, California, USA, 1-1, AMMA: 1-0, 195, 6'1", 2-4-85, Eric Nolan, (661) 619-9208)
    WINNER: Frank Tapia by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.





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Results From Steve Coury and Golden Cobra Center of Fitness Inc.'s
"Stampede Smackdown II"
October 15th, 2011 - Camp Verde, Arizona, USA



  1. AMATEUR BOXING: 110 - 13-14
    Saxon Vaughan (Golden Cobra Center, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA) VS Rosario Real (Hard Knock Gym, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
    WINNER: Saxon Vaughan Win by Decision.

  2. AMATEUR BOXING
    Rudy Galavez (Impact Center, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA) VS Marcos Angulo (Hard Knocks Gym, Phoenix, Arizona, USA)
    WINNER: Marcos Angulo Win by Decision.

  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI: 85
    J.T. Hicks (Power M.M.A/ G.C. Phoenix, Arizona, USA) VS Tyler Brown (Champs Gym, Camp Verde, Arizona, USA)
    WINNER: Tyler Brown Win by Kick TKO at .23 seconds of round -?-

  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI: 150
    Phil Gage (Blended Arts Dojo/ G.C. Suprize, Arizona, USA) VS Antony Espino (Wolf Pack, Indio, California, USA)
    WINNER: Phil Gage Win by Decision.

  5. AMATEUR BOXING
    Shawn Rojas (Golden Cobra Center, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA) VS Nick Andrano (Impact Center, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA)
    WINNER: Nick Andrano Win by Decision.

  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI: 190
    Anthony Rojas (Golden Cobra Center, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA) VS James Currin-Hubbard (Wolf Pack, Indio, California, USA)
    WINNER: Anthony Rojas Win by Decision.

  7. IKF AMATEUR INTERNATIONAL RULES: 200
    Joe Gomez (Golden Cobra Center, Cottonwood, Arizona, USA) VS Tyler Donald (One-on -One, Mesa, Arizona, USA)
    WINNER: Tyler Donald Win by Decision.

  8. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT UNITED STATES TITLE

    Cecil Tudor (Blue Collar Gym/G.C., Glendale, Arizona, USA) VS Frank (Lone Wolf) Bamford (Wolf Pack, Indio, California, USA)
    1. Round 1
      Both came out trying to set each other up for some openings. They knew what each other were doing because they have fought each other two times before, with one win each. Tudor started to land some good leg kicks and body punches. Then Tudor came with a leg kick and Bamford caught Tudor coming in with a straight right to the head and down went Tudor. Tudor stayed down on his back till the count of 8 then got up. Tudor fought back hard not letting Bamford take advantage of the knock down. 10-8 round for Bamford
    2. Round 2
      Tudor came back in this round with good hand and feet combos. Bamford was just looking for a shot that he didn't take. 10-9 round for Tudor.
    3. Round 3
      Tudor starting to control the fight with good leg kicks and hand combos. Bamford did a little better this round but Tudor won the round 10-9.
    4. Round 4
      Now the fight is all tied up on the score card. It's time to see who wanted the title more. Tudor did the same by controlling the match, but Bamford tried to come back but didn't do enough to take the round but Tudor did more. Tudor win the round 10-9.
    5. Round 5
      Tudor was not going to give Bamford any chance to get back into the fight. Tudor kept Bamford at bay with good hand and feet combos. Tudor wins the round 10-9.
      • The final score on all score cards 48 - 46 for Cecil Tudor
        Cecil Tudor becomes the New IKF Light Heavyweight United States Muay Thai Champion!

This was a very good fight card put on by Richard Williams, Steve Coury and Golden Cobra Center. It was great to work the event with Dan Stell, the fighters, trainers, event promoters and the great fans. Looking forward to the next event that is going to be in December. I am proud to be the Arizona Rep for the IKF, because I get to be part of great events like this.
Thanks, Clement Vierra.










FRIDAY, October 14th, 2011, AT 2:00 PM/ PST




Steve Coury and Golden Cobra Center of Fitness Inc. Present
"Stampede Smackdown II"
Camp Verde, Arizona, USA



Doors Open At 5:PM - First Fight Starts At 6:PM
Adults $12.00 - Ages 12 - 6 $7.00 - 5 And Under Free


IKF AMATEUR MODIFIED MUAY THAI
UNITED STATES LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE



Cecil Tudor
Cottonwood, Arizona, USA
15-10-0/8

Light Heavyweight
Southwest Regional Champion





Frank "LoneWolf" Bamford
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
11-3-1

Cruiserweight
Southwest Regional Champion








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PMA Training Academy Presents
"IKF Point Kickboxing"
Hollywood, Florida, USA







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Steve Kerridge Presents
"FIGHTMAX 3"
Essex, England




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Tommy Delaney Presents
"IKF Junior Light Contact Tournament"
Laois, Ireland




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PAK Fight Promotions Presents
PAK 3 - "Stand Up And Fight!"
Fresno, California, USA


Doors Open At 1:PM - Fights Begin At 2:PM

Weigh-ins- 8:AM - 10:AM

Tickets: $25 & $40 Advance - $35 & $50 At The Door




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ROUFUS VS MIGHTY MO
To Fight For New
IKF LEGENDS TITLE!

Next Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kickboxing Legend Rick "The Jet" Roufus and top K-1 Contender "Mighty Mo" will meet face to face for not 1 but "TWO" Kickboxing Titles! On the line will be the WCK World Heavyweight Title as well as the newly created "IKF LEGENDS" Title!

For the third consecutive year, Dennis Warner and In Sync Productions, Inc. has partnered with Henan TV Network and the WulinFeng fight group to bring the best martial arts fighters from China to the U.S. to face the WCK (Warner's World Championship Kickboxing) fight team. The main event features a Heavyweight World Title bout between K-1 legend Rick "The Jet" Roufus and top K-1 contender Siala-Mou "Mighty Mo" Siliga. The WCK event will take place on Saturday, October 22 at the Las Vegas Hilton. Rick "The Jet" Roufus and 'Mighty Mo' Siliga are both iconic world class fighters that are well-known and respected in the K-1 arena. Their dynamic and aggressive fight styles helped propel the K-1 USA fight shows to must see events. Although both legendary fighters are known for dominating the K-1 world, they have never faced each other, until now, making this one of the most highly anticipated K-1 fights in the U.S this year! Which is also why WCK Promoter Dennis Warner and IKF President Steve Fossum thought it would be the best place to launch the new IKF LEGENDS Title! This bout will be just one of many exciting match-ups on the card!

"The new IKF Legends Title is only available to fighters who have achieved great things in their career." Stated Fossum. "It's a title for the seasoned Elite Fighter who is looking to add sort of a 'Champion among Champions' title to their trophy case and we are proud and excited to have two such fighting legends facing off for the inaugural IKF Legends Title!"

Currently living in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, Rick "The Jet" Roufus (KB: 63-9-1 with 42 wins by way of knockout) is one of the most revered and feared kick boxer's in the United States. The six time full contact kick-boxing world champion claimed two different weight class titles under the IKF, (International Kickboxing Federation. - IKF Pro Full Contact Rules Light Heavyweight World Champion & IKF Pro International Rules World Heavyweight World Champion.)

Although Roufus is best known for his unrivaled skills in the K-1 arena, he has also competed in boxing (Pro Boxing: 13-5-1/11,) and the mixed martial arts (Pro MMA: 5-6,) arena. As a boxer, Roufus clinched the WBC's Continental Americas Cruiserweight title.

His opponent 'Mighty Mo', with a K-1 record of 16-15 (12 wins by way of knock out), is also well known and respected in the K-1 arena. 'Mighty Mo' became the K-1 World Grand Prix champion in 2004 at the Las Vegas II event and in 2001 claimed the K-1 World Grand Prix Tournament Championship title. Like Roufus, 'Mighty Mo' has also competed in boxing and in the mixed martial arts arena.

On Saturday, October 22, the two K-1 Legends will collide, and only one will emerge as the WCK World Heavyweight Champion and the new IKF LEGENDS Champion. Fight fans will not want to miss this iconic K-1 battle! The WCK Team (USA) is looking to turn the tables on the competition in 2011, having been defeated by Wulinfeng (China) 5-3-1 at the Harrah's Las Vegas event last year. This year WCK is Confident that they have an edge. In addition to having K-1 legend, Rick "The Jet" Roufus, on the team, the newly appointed team captain, Dewey Cooper, plans to lead the WCK team to victory. Cooper has been to China as a fighter and coach many times for the WCK and he will provide tremendous insight into the abilities of China's fight team. Fans can expect nothing less than a dominant performance.

According to promoter Dennis Warner, "This year's WCK card is stacked with must see fights. Words cannot express how thrilled we are to have K-1 rivals Rick "The Jet" Roufus and "Mighty Mo headline the event. This year's event will also feature many international superstars including Mr. Lightening Lerdsilla of Thailand, who will square off against Li Ning of China, Ukrainian female sensation Lena Ovchynnikova and many others."

Warner concluded with, "The Vegas fight scene is highly competitive and fight fans can select from any number of fight events …but I can assure you, THIS is the event to see! From the historic main event K-1 bout between Roufus and 'Might Mo', to female and team fighting, fans can expect nothing less than non-stop fight action of epic proportions!"

*Official Fight Card

*Fight card subject to change.

The 2011 WCK event will also celebrate the organization's 10th year anniversary.
The first WCK event was held in Las Vegas at The Palms Hotel & Casino in December of 2001 and was the first ever "Full Rules" Muay Thai fight event in Nevada's history.
Ticket prices for the show are $100 ringside, $50 stage and $40 general.
To purchase tickets, please log on to www.lvhilton.com or call 1-800-222-5361.
There will be a special hotel rate for fight fans to stay at the Las Vegas Hilton for the weekend.
Fans can go to www.wckmuaythai.com or the WCK facebook page for more information.





THURSDAY, October 13th, 2011, AT 7:30 PM/ PST


Results From First Coast Full Contact's
"IKF Kickboxing & ISCF MMA"
October 8th, 2011 - Jacksonville, Florida, USA



  1. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING

    Brian Lugo, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 157, 5'9", 5-11-94, Torres and Linds Mixed Martial Arts, (904) 624-9182) VS Morgan Sullenger, (Green Cove Springs Florida, USA, 0-1, 156, 5'6", 6-18-95, First Coast Full Contact, (904) 644-6999)
    Winner: Brian Lugo by Split Decision 29-27, 29-27, 28-29.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  2. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Seth Dowdy, (Waycross Georgia, USA, 1-1, 173, 5'11", 10-5-83, Brunswick Boxing and MMA, (912) 282-6887) VS Paul Mauro, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-2, 179, 6', 7-1-78, Joseph Harmon, (904) 520-1548)
    Winner: Seth Dowdy by Arm Bar at 1:08 of round 1.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  3. IKF AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING

    Timothy Batan, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-0, 139, 6', 10-4-90, First Coast Full Contact, (904) 644-7999) VS John Smithmyer, (Gainesville Florida, USA, 0-1, 6'1", 1-19-85, Mike Lindenmuth, (352) 371-1007)
    Winner Tim Batan by Unanimous Decision 30-26,29-26, 29-26
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  4. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING

    Colby Eads, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 3-0, 135, 6', 8-29-95, First Coast Full Contact, (904) 644-7999) VS Darius Coakley, (Orange Park Florida USA, 1-1, 135, 5'8", 8-26-95, James Smiley, (904) 644-7571)
    Winner: Colby Eads by Majority Decision, 29-27, 29-27, 28-28.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges
  5. IKF AMATEUR
    MUAY THAI RULES KICKBOXING

    Caleb Robinson, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-0, 160, 5'11", 7-10-92, Dean Grant and Kurt Curly 520-2201) VS Hector Romero Hernandez, (Brunswick, Georgia, USA, 1-2, 157, 5'7", Josh Szasz, (912) 230-9267)
    Winner Caleb Robinson by Split Decision, 29-28, 29-28, 28-29.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Frank Apel, (Green Cove Springs, Florida, USA, 1-0, 137, 5'3", 9-16-90, First Coast Full Contact, (904)644-6999) VS Josh Lott, (Middleburg, Florida, USA, 0-1, 138, 5'5", 9-21-93, Joseph Harmon, (904) 252-8134)
    Winner: Frank Apel by Split Decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges
  7. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR
    MUAY THAI RULES KICKBOXING

    Alec Eaton, (Brunswick Georgia, USA, 0-0, 281, 6', 3-19-86, Josef Szasz, (912) 230-9767) VS Steve Small, (Orlando Florida, USA, 0-1, 248, 6'5", LA Boxing (321) 356-0149)
    Winner: Alec Eaton by Corner Stoppage at the end of round 1.
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  8. IKF AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING

    Justin Snyder, (Orange Park, Florida, USA, 2-0, 169, 5'11", 8-23-86, First Coast Full Contact, (904) 644-6999) VS David Kranson, (Gainesville, Florida, USA, 0-1, 169, 5'10", 8-5-80, Mike Lindenmuth, (480) 227-6202)
    Winner: Justin Snyder by Unanimous Decision :29-27, 29-27, 29-27
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Brandon Ryals, (Brunswick, Georgia, USA, 5-3, 138, 5'6", 3-15-85, Joseph Szasz (912)230-9267) VS Keith Strachan, (Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-2, 138, 5'8", 5-15-91, Jamie Harrison, (904) 682-3400)
    Winner: Brandon Ryals by Split Decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Corey Wilson, (Palatka, Florida, USA, 2-0, 159, 5'11", 12-12-88, Self, (386) 538-0229) VS Justin Eubanks, (Hollister, Florida, USA, 0-1, 159, 5'11", 3-12-90, Pete Santiago, (352) 214-8144)
    Winner: Corey Wilson Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    Robert Derek Humphreys, (Keystone Heights, Florida, USA, 1-0, 242, 5'10"., 8-24-79, Pete Santiago, (352) 214-8144) VS Danny Dustin, (Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 0-2, 242, 6', 5-29-82, Self, (904) 284-9225)
    Winner: Derek Humphrey Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-37
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges

  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA
    **Christian Erkelens, (St Augustine, Florida, USA, 2-1, 149, 6', 8-23-91, John Mahlow, (904) 449-3560) VS **Robert Gillon (Orlando Florida, USA, 2-1, 146, 5'9" Self, (229) 506-0333)
    Winner Christian Erkelens Submission Rear Naked Choke 2:29 of round 3
    Referee- Daniel Benaitis
    Judges-Ray Dillman, Marcus Fulinara, Jack Hodges



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Results From Deadgame Fight School's
"RUMBLE IN THE ANCIENT CITY"
October 8th, 2011 - St. Augustine, Florida, USA


  1. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 155
    Jacob Brunelle, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 3-0, 155, 5'8", 10-2-77, J.D. Fight System (904) 338-8197 VS Chris Geores, St Augustine Florida, USA, 1-1, 160, 5'6", 12-4-89, John Mahlow (904) 449-3560.
    Winner Jacob Brunelle: Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  2. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING: 95

    Joshua Rutgers Jr, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 96, 5' 12-13-99, Josh Rutgers (904) 982-0099 VS Mason Moore, St Cloud Florida, USA, 95, 4'11", 1-7-00, Anthony Falotico (321) 624-1691.
    Winner Josh Rutgers Jr.: Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 150
    Justin Manke, St. Johns, Florida, USA, 1-0, 146, 5'9", 9-4-84, Bulldog Boxing, (904) 982-0063 VS Joseph Derek, St John, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 0-2, 153, 5'9", 4-10-87, Edwin Ladley, (904) 814-4500.
    Winner Justin Manke: Corner Stoppage at the end of round 1.

  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 175
    Ronald Frazier, Lake City, Florida, USA, 1-0, 179, 5'11", 10-1-69, Team Arsenal (904) 333-3183 VS Kenneth McKinney, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 0-1, 175, 5'9", 2-19-80, Don Justice, Josh Rutgers, (904) 982-0099.
    Winner Ronald Frazier: 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  5. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI RULES: 170
    Chris Tillem, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 1-1, 172, 5'10", 1-9-87, J D (716) 860-4414 VS Jason Schutt, Ormond Beach Florida, USA, 0-1, 172, 6', 8-7-80, Rich Crunkilton (386) 679-7479.
    Winner Chris Tillem: TKO at 1:40 of round 2.
  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 155
    Amar Cox, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 5-0, 155, 6', 2-6-78, Josh Rutgers, (904) 982-0099 VS Thomas Manning, St Augustine Florida, USA, 4-4, 155, 5'10", 1-27-88, John Mahlow (904) 414-3560.
    Winner Amar Cox: KO 37 seconds of round 1.
  7. IKF AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING: 155

    Todd Hudson, St Augustine Florida, USA, 5-0, 152, 5'11", 12-10-91, Todd Hudson (904) 315-2872 VS Joshua Millwood, Perry Georgia, USA, 6-2, 152, 5'10", 12-14-89, GSU Dexter (478) 397-2665.
    Winner Todd Hudson: Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 155
    Bradley Stratton, St Augustine Florida, USA, 1-0, 151, 5'10", 5-13-85, Kevin Taylor (904) 814-6032 VS Kyle Good, St Augustine Florida, USA, 0-1, 151, 5'8", 12-12-92, Michael Plott (904) 599-9988.
    Winner: Bradley Stratton KO at 21 seconds of round 1.
  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 170
    Trey Dudley, Lake City, Florida, USA, 3-0, 167, 5'1", 7-19-93, Team Arsenal, (386) 955-3552 VS Kenneth Daniel Worley, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 1-1, 174, 5'11", 9-27-84, Kevin Taylor, (904) 814-6032.
    Winner Trey Dudley: Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 135
    Justin Kerlin, Edgewater Florida, USA, 4-0, 134, 5'8", 8-22-89, Mike Vazquez, (386) 690-9403 VS Rock Dodler Myrthil, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 4-3, 134, 5'10", 3-19-92, Bulldog Boxing, (904) 982-0063.
    Winner Justin Kerlin Submission Arm Bar 1:53 round 2.

  11. IKF AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING: 155

    Donald Halliday, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 6-1, 148, 6', 10-31-84, Josh Rutgers, (904)982-0099 VS Famon Dunbar, Lake City Florida, USA, 8-1, 154, 6', 6-14-80, North Florida Martial Arts Ronnie Frazier, (904) 333-3183.
    Winner: Donald Halliday TKO at 1:12 of round 3.
  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 215
    Timothy Russell, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 4-0, 215, 5'11", 3-20-92, Todd Raven (904) 814-6032 VS Cortez Reed, BlackShear, Georgia, USA, 3-1, 209, 6'3", 11-7-82, Bulldog Boxing (904) 982-0063.
    Winner Timothy Russell Submission Rear Naked Choke at 1:38 of round 1.
  13. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 185
    Brandon Scofield, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 1-0, 192, 5'11", 11-10-80, Self, (904) 392-0812, VS Dustin Hitchcock, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 1-3, 195, 5'9", 8-6-89, Self, (904) 377-6962.
    Winner Brandon Scofield: Submission at 1:51 of round 1.
  14. IKF JUNIOR AMATEUR
    INTERNATIONAL RULES KICKBOXING: 130

    Dalton Edwards, St Cloud Florida, USA, 1-0, 126, 5'11", 5-2-96, Anthony Falotico (321) 624-1691 VS Suleyman Iznurov, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 0-1, 130, 5'11", 12-6-95, Josh Rutgers, (904) 982-0099.
    Winner: Dalton Edwards Split Decision 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.

  15. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 170
    Lee Payne Jr, Jacksonville Florida, USA, 1-1, 169, 5'11", 9-14-88, Self, (904) 236-9844 VS Charles Figueroa, Hialeah Gardens, Florida, USA, 0-1, 172, 5'10, 1-17-85, J.D. Fight Systems, (716) 860-4414
    Winner Lee Payne- Rear Naked Choke .27 seconds of round 1.
  16. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 270
    Colter Masters, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 1-0, 274, 6', 9-6-86, Kevin Taylor, (904) 814-6032 VS John Zink, St Augustine, Florida, USA, 0-1, 279, 6'1", 10-30-88, Derek St John, (904) 392-5025.
    Winner Colter Masters- Submission Guillotine Choke at 1:14 of round 2.

  17. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 210
    Cody Thayer, Palatka, Florida, USA, 2-1, 212, 5'10", 12-26-92, Stephanie Matos, (386) 325-2110 VS Dennis Burdett, Orlando, Florida, USA, 0-2, 203, 6'2", 5-19-79, Jeff Roberts, (352)516-3119.
    Winner Cody Thayer Unanimous Decision -30-27, 30-27, 30-27.

  18. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 160
    Matthew Ferraiolo, St Cloud, Florida, USA, 1-0, 159, 5'9", 12-17-87, Anthony Falotico, (321) 624-1691 VS Christopher Stewart, Elkton, Florida, USA, 0-1, 162, 5'8', 6-12-93, Self, (904) 806-2628.
    Winner Matthew Ferraiolo-Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 30-27.

  19. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 150
    Dallas Byrd, Palatka, Florida, USA, 1-1, 150, 5'11", Stephanie Matos, (386) 937-3959 VS Dean Craft, Jacksonville, Florida, USA, 0-4, 149, 5'6", 8-27-73, Self, (904) 616-8061.
    Winner Dallas Byrd -Submission Rear Naked Choke 1:30 of round 2.

  20. ISCF AMATEUR MMA 185
    Justin Sumter, Statesboro, Georgia, USA, 1-0-1D, 185, 6'2", 11-16-89, Colin Smith, (770) 490-2578 VS Jerome Buchanan, Muskigon, Michigan, USA, 3-0-1D, 185, 6', 7-12-86, Bulldog Boxing, (904) 982-0063.
    This match was scored a draw due to point deduction from elbow to face while on ground.
    All 3 judges scored the bout, 28-28, 28-28, 28-28.



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Results From True Fight Fan L.L.C.'s
"CLASH IN THE CAGE"
October 7th, 2011 - Grain Valley, Missouri, USA


  1. ISCF AMATEUR SUBMISSION GRAPPLING: WELTERWEIGHT
    Lance Nave, Independence, Missouri, USA, (12-6-0, 151, 5'6", 06-14-89, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087) VS Jesse Elliott, Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA, (0-1-0, 159, 5'10", 1-5-83, Self,(816) 316-3533).
    WINNER: Lance Nave by Unanimous Decision 30-26, 30-26, 30-26.

  2. IKF AMATEUR KICKBOXING
    INTERNATIONAL RULES BANTAMWEIGHT

    Tyvaughn Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, (6-1-0, 136, 5'8", 7-30-94, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087) VS Dustin Kramer, Lenexa, Kansas, USA, (1-0-0, AMMA: 3-3, 134, 5'7", 10-6-83, Dave Hughes, (000) 000-0000)
    WINNER: Dustin Kramer by Knock Out (KO) Strikes at 1:48 of Round 2.
  3. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Rolland Commack, Olathe, Kansas, USA, (4-0-0, 199, 6'0", 12-12-91, Brian Davidson, (000) 000-0000) VS Colby Reach, Pleasanton, Kansas, USA, (1-1-0, 202, 6'0", 6-22-87, Jina Cole, (000) 000-0000)
    WINNER: Roland Commack by Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-38, 30-27.
  4. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Chris Kemerling, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA (1-0-0, 206, 6'3", 8-26-90, Self,(816) 447-2132) VS Levi Hammond, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, USA, (0-1-0, 201, 6'2", 9-26-85, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087)
    WINNER: Chris Kemerling by Technical Knock Out (TKO) strikes at 1:13 of Round 1.
  5. ISCF AMATEUR SUBMISSION GRAPPLING: LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Jason Followell Osage Beach, Missouri, USA, (1-4-0, 188, 6'2", 11-28-83, Robert Butcher, (573) 302-7355) VS Cory Risseeuw, Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA, (1-0-0, 205, 5'11", 1-29-73, Self, (816) 359-8619)
    WINNER: Cory Risseeuw by Technical Knock Out (TKO) Strikes at :27 of Round 2.
  6. ISCF AMATEUR MMA MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Joey Fischer, Excelsior Springs, Missouri, USA, ( 1-5-0, 185, 6'6", 9-20-76, Self, (816) 756-7072) VS Jaime Gutierrez, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, (*4-0-0, 175, 5'10", 1-7-82, Brian Davidson, (000) 000-0000)
    WINNER: Jaime Gutierrez by Verbal Submission at :01 of Round 2

  7. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHTWEIGHT
    Chris Otterstene, Olathe, Kansas, USA, (2-2-0, 155, 5'11", 12-22-88, David Hughes, (000) 000-0000) VS Javon Newman, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, (1-1-0, 150, 5'8", 3-14-87, Self, (816) 249-4654)
    WINNER: Chris Otterstene by Tap Out Rear Naked Choke at 2:03 of Round 1
  8. ISCF AMATEUR MMA WELTERWEIGHT
    Thomas Nyugen, Independence, Missouri, USA, (0-1-0, 170, 5'10", 5-2-92, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087) VS Matt Fueston, Bates City, Missouri, USA, (6-2-0, 170, 5'10", 2-27-85, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087)
    WINNER: Matt Fueston by Tap Out Rear Naked Choke at :56 of Round 1

  9. ISCF AMATEUR MMA FEATHERWEIGHT
    Eric Coward, Independence, Missouri, USA, (2-4-0, 150, 5'6", 12-19-79, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087) VS Josh Garner, Lexington, Missouri, USA, (2-1-0, 142, 5'9", 11-29-90, Self, (660-232-0567)
    WINNER: Eric Coward by Tap Out Rear Naked Choke at :46 of Round 1.
  10. ISCF AMATEUR MMA FEATHERWEIGHT
    Brian Martin, Odessa, Missouri, USA, (0-1-0, 146, 5'6", 10-3-82, Self, (816) 694-2772) VS Justin Danforth, Independence, Missouri, USA, (1-0-0, 139, 5'10", 6-25-93, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087)
    WINNER: Justin Danforth by Technical Knock Out (TKO) Strikes at 1:42 of Round 1.
  11. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHTWEIGHT
    Robert Mitchell, Emporia, Kansas, USA, (0-2-0, 144, 5'10", 3-20-88, Darion Terry, (785) 806-6122) VS Vincent Jimenez, Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA, (5-3-0, 150, 5'6", 3-11-77, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087)
    WINNER: Vincent Jimenez by Verbal Submission Arm Bar at 2:20 of Round 1

  12. ISCF AMATEUR MMA MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Mark Powell, Grandview, Missouri, USA, (1-1-0, 169, 5'10", 10-8-91, Self, (260) 243-8065) VS Sean Johnston, Olathe, Kansas, USA, (1-0-0, 179, 6'1", 5-16-88, Steve Crawford, (913) 000-0000)
    WINNER: Sean Johnston by Technical Knock Out (TKO) Strikes at 1:44 of Round 1.
  13. ISCF AMATEUR MMA LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Troy DePriest, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, (3-8-0, 197, 6'0", 7-11-87, Self, (816) 372-1662) VS Elijah Lindstedt, Independence, Missouri, USA, (8-5-0, 202, 6'2", 4-16-92, Phil Jones, (816) 651-5087)
    WINNER: Elijah Lindstedt by Tap Out Leg Triange at 1:53 of Round 1

  14. ISCF AMATEUR MMA MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Chiefy Bills, Kansas City, Missouri, USA, (2-3-0, 186, 5'11", 3-12-91, Self, (816) 822-4016) VS Austin Kateusz, Raymore, Missouri, USA, (4-0-0, 185, 6'2", 3-18-81, Self ,(816) 729-8747)
    WINNER: Austin Kateusz by Tap Out Strikes at 2:36 of Round 1.






MONDAY, October 10th, 2011, AT 6:00 PM/ PST



Results From AK Promotions'
"IKF Championship Muay Thai Kickboxing"
October 8th, 2011 - Oakland, California, USA



EVENT RESULTS


  1. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 142.1-147
    Manuel Engberson, (Sacramento, California, USA, 1-0-1, 146, 5'9", MTL)
    defeated Paul Sweeny, (Costa Mesa, California, USA, 0-1, 5'9", 146, Franky Chavez) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 30-27 & 30-26.

  2. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 159.1-165
    Aaron Dudum, (Daly City, California, USA, 1-0, 5'10", 164, Taylor Mc.)
    defeated Kalyn Beery, (Oakland, California, USA, 0-2, 5'10, 164, John Morrison) by unanimous decision, 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  3. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 195.1-215
    Brandon Horton, (Ceres, California, USA, 2-0, 2-2 MMA, 5'10, 208, Mike Duran)
    defeated Steve Ladd, (Fairfield, California, USA, 0-2, 5'10", 208, BBDC) by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27 & 29-28.

  4. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 137.1-142
    Carlos Galvan, (Concord, California, USA, *2-0, 141, 5'10, Brandon Banda)
    defeated Andrew Capurro, (Oakland, California, USA, 2-2, 141, 5'8", Mike Reigner) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

  5. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 132.1-137
    Jesus Sosa, (San Leandro, California, USA, 7-3, 136, 5'6", Ivan Ramos)
    defeated Tyler Cronin, (Concord, California, USA, 9-4, 5'9", Dan Black) by FORFEIT.
  6. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    California Lightweight Title: 127.1-132

    Dee Alhadi, (San Jose, California, USA, 5-0/0, 131, 5'6", Derek Yuen)
    defeated Nemo Vier, (Fairfield, California, USA, 5-3/0, 131, 5'9", BBDC) by unanimous decision 49-46 on all 3 judges cards.



  7. IKF "JUNIOR" AMATEUR MUAY THAI 117.1-122
    Roman Nava, (San Leandro, California, USA, 3-0, 120, 5'5", Ivan Ramos)
    defeated **Dakota Huizar, (Concord, California, USA, 0-2, 120, 5'10, Brandon Banda) by split decision.
    Judge Tate scored the bout 29-28 Nava. Judge Morrow scored the bout 29-28 Huizar. Judge Walker scored the bout 29-28 Nava.
  8. IKF AMATEUR WOMEN'S MUAY THAI 127.1 - 132
    Jennifer Julianus, (San Jose, California, USA, 1-0, 131, Jane Estioko/Lee)
    defeated Ryan Gombita, (Costa Mesa, California, USA, 0-1, 131, Frankly Chavez) by unanimous decision 30-27 on all 3 judges cards.

  9. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI
    California Bantamweight Title: 117.1-122

    Bell Tran, (San Leandro, California, USA, 6-1, 121, 5'3", Ivan Ramos)
    defeated Ron Jacildo, (Vallejo, California, USA, 3-2, 121, 5'6", Trey Howard) by unanimous decision.
    Judge Tate scored the bout 48-47. Judge Morrow scored the bout 48-47. Judge Walker scored the bout 49-46.



  10. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 142.1-147
    Quincy Shoemann, (Oakdale, California, USA, 6-2, 146, 5'5", Tom Theo)
    defeated Bounthong Syvanthong, (Oakland, California, USA, 5-6, 146, 5'7', Dek Wat- Lynda) by TKO due to cut from punch that dropped Syvanthong who received an 8 count. Bout stopped by Doctor at 1:34 of round 1.

  11. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 137.1-142
    Rod Marisol, (Daly City, California, USA, 1-0, 141, 5'8", Taylor Mc)
    defeated Andre Pratama, (Costa Mesa, California, USA, 0-1, 141, 5'6", Frankly Chavez) by unanimous decision.
    Judge Tate scored the bout 30-27. Judge Morrow scored the bout 30-27. Judge Walker scored the bout 29-28.

  12. IKF AMATEUR MMTR SUPER WELTERWEIGHT
    WORLD TITLE *DEFENSE: 147.1-153

    Skylr Pena, (San Francisco, California, USA, 10-0, 151, 6', Kru Sam)
    defeated *Jon Pryor, (Sacramento, California, USA, 8-4, 151, 5'6", Cedric Robinson) by unanimous decision.
    Judge Tate scored the bout 48-47. Judge Morrow scored the bout 49-46. Judge Walker scored the bout 49-46.



  13. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 165.1-172
    Kris Williams, (Vacaville, California, USA, 2-1, 169, 6'1", Dan Black)
    defeated Jon Nelson, (Oakland, California, USA, 0-1, 171, 5'9", Billy Olsen) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

  14. IKF AMATEUR MUAY THAI 117.1-122
    Ritchie Mercado (Daly City, California, USA, 121, Taylor Mc)
    defeated Jeremy Dang, (Oakland, California, USA, 0-2, 121, Dek Wat- Lynda) by unanimous decision, 29-28 on all 3 judges cards.

  15. IKF AMATEUR (MMTR) LIGHT WELTERWEIGHT
    WORLD TITLE: 137.1- 142

    T.J. Arcangle, (San Francisco, California, USA, 12-1, 140, 5'8", Kru Sam)
    defeated John Hamm, (Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 17-11, 140, 5'9", Trevor Smandych) by unanimous decision.
    Judge Tate scored the bout 50-44. Judge Morrow scored the bout 49-45. Judge Walker scored the bout 49-45.






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WEDNESDAY, October 5th, 2011, AT 11:10 PM/ PST






SPECIAL NOTICE
Well Everyone, it appears the FIRST ANNUAL IKF WEST COAST CLASSIC has surpassed even our own expectations for enrollment...
We apologize for not having the updates completed since last week. However, for those interested, what we can tell you is that since last Friday, we have added "53" Fighters to our total. As of 11:10 PM/PST Tonight, this makes our total number of registered fighters the 89 already on the registered fighters page plus this recent 53 which brings us to

142 REGISTERED FIGHTERS!!!

Keep in mind, we STILL have SEVERAL DEADLINES yet so it's not too late! At the World Classic every year, more than half the fighters register AFTER The first deadline. The next deadline is 5:00 PM/PST THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7th! See all the deadlines by clicking HERE!

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TUESDAY, October 4th, 2011, AT 3:40 PM/ PST

Results From Showdown Promotions'
"Showdown in the Downtown"
October 1st, 2011 - London, Ontario, Canada


Many here have fought on a Kickboxing and or Muay Thai event. However, few may ever get the opportunity to fight on a "WORLD CLASS SHOW" like we experienced this past Saturday night! Two weeks ago we were in Winnepeg, Ontario Canada and thought we had seen the classiest event in Canada. However, not to be outdone, IKF Promoter Dr. Amer Mustafa and his Show Down In The Downtown Promotional Team came up to that level of prestige former IKF Pro World Champion Giuseppe DeNatale and his Canadian Fighting Championship's (CFC 7) Promotional Team hosted up this past September 10th at the Winnipeg Convention Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

These were without a doubt the two BEST Events we have had the privilege of being a part of in Canada and may be the two best events we have attended this year, yet they were vastly different in their goals. At the CFC 7 event, DeNatale and company welcomed around 3,100 spectators. However, at Dr. Mustafa's event, the 20,000 sq ft. venue was limited to around 700 "Special - Black Tie" guests.

We are often told a certain promotion is a "Charity Event" and we have been to many of these. However, this was much more... A LOT MORE! Dr. Mustafa's event 'Showdown In The Downtown' was a formal affair that raised much needed funds in support of The Matthew Mailing Centre for Translational Transplant Studies, The Kidney Clinical Research Unit and The Kaitlin Vanderhoek Guardian Angel Fund in support of Childcan. Funds raised are directed towards research that will help fight kidney disease and improve patient outcomes after solid organ transplantation.

The event had a huge backing of top level sponsors that included The Champion "Title Sponsor" Novartis Canada, along with Heavyweight Sponsors, Janssen, Pfizer Canada, - Fresenius Medical Care North America, - Abbott Canada and Gambro Canada. These were the top Sponsors, yet there were many more involved here including each of the guests paying between $2,500.00 for a table for 10 up to a $5,000.00 for a Ringside table for 10. Admission for these generous guests included a fabulous menu with liquid libations for all.

That should give everyone a pretty good idea as to what the atmosphere was like at this World Class event, so now lets get to the nights Kickboxing Action!

Here is a rundown of the action in reverse order...
Fight records are records AFTER this night and fight weights are weigh-in weights for this event.

IKF PRO FCR LIGHT MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE *DEFENSE
*Muzammal Nawaz, Burlington, Ontario, Canada 22-7-2/12, AK: Over 100 Bouts, 158, 5'10", 10-5-68
VS
Shannon Hudson, Greenville, South Carolina, USA, Overall KB: 32-13/ 13, Pro Boxing: 4-1/4, AB: 6-2/3, 155, 5'8"", 10-11-79
WINNER: Shannon Hudson by TKO at end of round 6.

This was suppose to be a massive battle that was sure to go the distance as it had before. Years back, these two warriors battled it out for 10 rounds in a non title bout with Muzammal Nawaz coming up with a split decision victory. However on this night, Challenger Shannon Hudson had no plans on leaving it in the judges hands. Hudson started this bout with an explosive kick count pace as he tallied 20 first round kicks to Nawaz's 10. However the judges were mixed as to what they saw as 2 gave round 1 to Hudson and the other to Muzammal Nawaz. The surprise that came in round 2 and continued throughout the remainder of the fight was that Hudson backed off his kicks and went to work on his boxing. After a blistering 20 kicks in round 1, Hudson never threw over 10 for the next 4 rounds. Nawaz slowed his kicks a bit as well from 10 in round 1 to 9 in round 2, 8, 8, 9 and only 7 in round 5. Unfortunately for Nawaz, even the one judge who gave him round 1 was swayed over to Hudson for rounds 2 and 3. Entering round 5 it was still a close fight with Hudson up on 2 of the judges cards 40-36, 39-37 and even at 38-38 on the other.

Round 6 is where this bout woke up. It started when Hudson dropped Nawaz with a flurry. Nawaz took the 8 count and was back on his feet when seconds later Hudson dropped him again, this time with a head kick. You could tell Nawaz's eyes told the story... He just wasn't there. The two knockdown blows took their tole on the 43 year old veteran champion and things were only looking up for Hudson. When round 6 came to an end, Hudson had thrown 11 kicks and plenty of hand combinations while Nawaz only threw 1 kick. While in the corner, Nawaz and his trainer made the right call to stop the bout.

While Hudson was being awarded his IKF World Title Belt, the rest of us knew this was a special moment. It was the end for a multi time World Champion who had fought around the world and sacrificed a lot to accomplish what he had. One could say, it's sad he went out on a loss... To them, we strongly disagree... Those who think this are not true fighters. Muzammal Nawaz was not one to walk away with his belt into retirement. As always, once a warrior, ALWAYS a Warrior. Muzammal Nawaz went down with his sword in his hand, the only honorable way to leave this sport. Those of us who have fought in the arena know this to be the ONLY way any true Gladiator would want to end it. To many in the world of professional kickboxing he has always been known as the 'Warrior of a 1000 battles' having established an outstanding record of over one hundred bouts. With those victories came numerous Titles including 4 Pro World titles. He went out on his own terms, his own way, and in the end, he summed it up to everyone there, "I'm actually going to be at ringside for Shannon's next fight cheering him on," Nawaz said. "He is the world champion for right now and he deserves that."

While Muzammal Nawaz's career was ending, it was the rebirth of Hudson's.
To the IKF, Hudson has always been known for "The BEST Tournament fighter that never won the Tournament title."
However, it's not like Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson never won. In fact, his trophy case is plenty full. His IKF Gold includes

April 12th, 2002, BATTLE AT THE BREWERY, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules South East Super Middleweight Champion

March 1st, 2003, Augusta, Georgia, USA
IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules South East Light Middleweight Champion

May 15th, 2004 in Simpsonville, South Carolina, USA
IKF Amateur FCR East Coast Light Middleweight Champion

Hudson has plenty of other collections in his trophy case, but the one he wanted most, as all Amateur Fighters do, was the IKF Tournament Title. However, for whatever reasons, Hudson came up short on every try and he didn't come up short to any "Chumps" either... Take a look at his competitions fight records!

  • 2001 IKF/RINGSIDE USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships
    Holiday Inn, Olathe/Kansas City, Kansas, USA, September 7th, 8th & 9th, 2001.
    • Entering the tournament with a 2-1 record, Hudson lost in the prelim round to eventual Champion Danny Griffin of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA (4-1/3) by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28 & 30-27. The next day,

  • 2002 IKF USA National Amateur Kickboxing Championships
    River Center, Davenport, Iowa, USA, august 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2002
    • After advancing to the Championship bout, Hudson lost to Kevin Engle of St Louis, Missouri, USA (14-3/8) by unanimous decision 29-28, 30-27 & 30-27. Engle went on to be a 2 time IKF Tournament Champion, later fighting for the IKF Amateur World title and lost to Stephen Thompson.

  • 2002 IKF North American Amateur FCR Championships
    Simpsonville, South Carolina, November 16th, 2002
    • WOW What a WAR! In the end, Peyton Russell of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA (26-4/6) defeated Hudson by 5 round decision. We can't tell you what bout one judge was watching who gave Russell all 5 rounds scoring it 50-45, but the other two judges saw the fight we saw. One judge gave them each 2 rounds and couldn't come to an answer in round 3 giving them both 10 for an ending score of 48-48. The third judge forced himself to a decision and it was the small difference that gave the bout to Russell by majority decision with a score of 48-47 Russell. Russell was a 2 time IKF Tournament Champion and went on to become a Pro IKF USA Champion.

  • 2003 IKF/TKO USA National Amateur Championship Tournament
    US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, August 15th, 16th & 17th, 2003
    • Again after advancing to the Championship bout, Hudson lost to Anthony McGaughey of Norman, Oklahoma, USA (26-1-1/16) as McGaughey successfully defended his 2002 title defeating Hudson by unanimous decision, 30-27, 29-28, 30-27 in a bout that was closer than the scores sound. This was McGaughey's 4th IKF National Tournament Title. In 2005 McGaughey won the IKF Amateur Full Contact Rules Amateur Light Middleweight World title and eventually retired in 2008.

  • 2003 IKF North American Amateur FCR Championships
    Greenville, South Carolina, USA, November 15th, 2003
    • All of the IKF North American Title bouts were scheduled for 5 rounds. However, try telling that to Shannon Hudson and Marcelo Bezon of (Wavonda, Illinois, USA, 7-1/0). These two ended 5 with a majority draw which forced a 6th round. This still wasn't enough as this round ended in a split decision draw. Finally in the 7th round, or second sudden death round, Bezon took the win and the title. This was the first ever IKF North American tournament overtime victory and STILL to this day, the longest Amateur bout in IKF history! Bezon later turned pro and fought on the Miami Force kickboxing team of the now defunct World Combat league.

  • 2004 IKF/TKO NORTH AMERICAN CLASSIC Amateur Kickboxing Championships
    Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa In The Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida, USA, August 13th, 14th & 15th, 2004.
    • In what would be Shannon's last IKF Tournament appearance, and after winning his two prelim bouts by TKO and unanimous decision, he fell short again this time by the "Madman" Mike Morello of Santa Barbara, California, USA (8-5-1/2) by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28 & 30-27. Morello won several amateur titles with the IKF before turning pro. You will read more about Mike below.

Like many kickboxers Shannon was hesitant on turning pro. With little pro action happening in kickboxing, it was a risky decision. How long would it be between bouts was probably his biggest worry. To fill the void, Shannon thought he would also include pro boxing in his fight sports. Having been successful as an amateur boxer with a record of 6-2, he stepped into his first pro boxing bout on June 1st, 2006. However, the 4 round majority decision loss was not what "The Cannon" had hoped for. As always, he vowed to redeem himself and did. Four months later he was back in the pro boxing ring again winning the first of 4 straight bouts, all by TKO or KO and only 1 of them lasting more than 1 round. His last of those 4 was in January of 2008.

Today though Shannon can look at his past and say that
"Everything, win or lose, had prepared him for this moment."

A moment he took full advantage of. It was his opportunity to prove to everyone as we have always believed, that he is "The Best" despite his loses. As Muzammal Nawaz went out with his sword in his hand, Shannon took the title from one of the best! As Nawaz said it for us all after the fight, and it's all that needs to be said right now, Shannon "The Cannon Hudson is the world champion for right now and he deserves that!" More so than any of you may ever know. Congratulations CANNON!

From The London Community News PRESS: The main event of the black-tie charity affair saw Burlington native Muzammal Nawaz put his light middleweight belt (153-159 pounds) on the line against Shannon Hudson (29-1). The fight was a rematch from two years ago when Nawaz defeated Hudson in a split decision victory. The 31-year-old Shannon proved to be too much for his 42-year-old opponent the second time around though, in what Nawaz said was his final match. Nawaz fought with mostly power, bull rushing his opponent with a barrage of punches and willing to take a few in the attacks until the sixth round when Shannon's fists of fury caught up to Nawaz leaving him a bloody nose. A series of hooks to the head and body dropped Nawaz twice at the midway point of the 12-round fight, leaving the champion exhausted and falling on his own in the final 30 seconds of the round. Nawaz failed to come out for the seventh round handing the light middleweight crown to his South Carolina opponent. "I'm actually going to be at ringside for Shannon's next fight cheering him on," Nawaz said. "He is the world champion for right now and he deserves that."




IKF PRO FCR SUPER WELTERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE *DEFENSE
Brad Fowler, London, Ontario, Canada 14-6/9, A: 2-1/1, 152, 5'8", 2-11-69
VS
Mike Morello, Santa Barbara, California, USA, C: 13-7-1/2, 152, 5'10", 5-29-72.
WINNER: Brad Fowler by unanimous decision, 115-113, 117-111 & 116-112.

The super welterweight (147-153 pounds) championship was also on the table, with Brad Fowler defending his crown against Mike Morello in a bout that had the crowd at the London Convention Centre on their feet from start to finish. Fowler had the London crowd behind him, in his first fight in his hometown, but it didn't seem to discourage Morello, as the two seemed content with standing their ground and trading punches- testing the others chin. Both opponents abandoned their kickboxing for large portions of the fight, using their boxing skills to throw heavy punches that dazed their opponent but it was a battle of heart as neither men were willing to go down by the end of the 12 rounds. The hometown hero came out with the victory in a unanimous decision and after the fight announced his retirement. "I knew it was going to be a good fight, I knew there's was going to be times when I would have to box and throw a couple hard shots here and there and that's what I did," Fowler said.

Canada's Brad Fowler has waited two years to erase his bitter sweet title victory from his mind. it was back on October 17th, 2009 in Ontario, Canada, when Fowler was suppose to prove to the world he was a true WORLD CHAMPION! However, Fowler never even got the chance to throw one punch let along any kicks. At weigh-ins, his scheduled opponent Fernando Calleros of New Mexico came in "18 lbs. overweight and the bout was scratched. Fowler won the title on the scales, but not at all how any true Champion want's to win the Gold. This being said, Fowler has waited TWO YEARS to try and redeem himself. Finally the opportunity came as Fowler would find himself in a bout much more than he probably expected against "The Madman", Mike Morello.

Toe to toe these two seemed to match up pretty evenly. Neither threw more than 14 kicks a round and both pretty much stayed at the 9-10 kicks per round range. Although the ring canvas was extremely slippery, it seemed to play a bigger part in this bout than the other bouts. Both these guys wanted to kick more but the slippery canvas just wouldn't allow it. In one of the opening rounds Morello caught Fowler with a good shot. Some could have called it a knockdown while others saw Fowler be the victim of the slippery canvas, unable to keep himself on his feet after the shot.

What we were most surprised about was the lack of power shots in this bout. Neither fighter seemed to ever have the other in trouble so in turn, it became more of a point game. Morello kept the pressure on throughout most the fight however, when close, he never seemed to land the shots. Fowler on the other hand, seemed to counter pretty effectively from his heels most the fight. We kept thinking of an old trainers lesson, "DON'T charge into the house to just look around, you have to take something from your opponent and get out quick!" Well, Morello seemed to move in with his head down, which became an easy target for Fowler, and once inside, Morello never unloaded like a true "Madman!" Choosing to play the conservative fight game, Morello seemed as though he was pacing himself for a 12 round battle. Midway through the fight it was still anyone's fight. After the midway point of 6 rounds the judges had it 58-56 Fowler, 59-55 Fowler and 57-57 even.

By round 10 though the gap had opened. Fowler had already figured out how to counter Morello's head first approach, and now he was just adding to his options of what to do when Morello cornered him. Morello had loads of chances to open up with a "Madman's" barrage but sadly, he never did as he continued to be conservative. Don't get us wrong here, these two threw some HEAT! Both took some shots but due to their toughness, they just brushed them off. It's just that when they did land the big one, neither fighter followed it up. It was almost like they both either feared or respected their opponents ability to counter with a knockout blow.

At the end of 10 the judges scores were 97-93 Fowler, 98-92 Fowler and 96-94 Fowler. The judges seemed to be all over the board in the final two rounds. One gave each of the final two rounds to Morello 10-9, the other gave both rounds to Fowler 10-9 and the 3rd judge split them at 10-9 for Morello in the 11th and 10-9 for Fowler in the 12th.

In the end Fowler got the win 115-113, 117-111 and 116-112. This was an awkward bout to score. Neither fighter stood out yet neither backed off either. Morello seemed to be tired from the travel from California but in talking with him after the bout, he said he was fine. However, the short warm-up he had could have caused him to come out a little soft. We really wanted to see an explosive war here, but what we saw was more of a technical point battle. This is not a bad thing, it's just what it was. Congratulations to Brad Fowler for attaining his IKF Gold the way a real fighter wants to, in the ring against a strong opponent. As for Morello though, it appears Fowler has announced his retirement which means we may see the "MADMAN" back in the ring for another chance at his much desired IKF Gold before you can blink an eye. All he needs now is a promoter willing to host it.

From The London Community News PRESS: The super welterweight (147-153 pounds) championship was also on the table, with Brad Fowler defending his crown against Mike Morello in a bout that had the crowd at the London Convention Centre on their feet from start to finish. Fowler had the London crowd behind him, in his first fight in his hometown, but it didn't seem to discourage Morello, as the two seemed content with standing their ground and trading punches- testing the others chin. Both opponents abandoned their kickboxing for large portions of the fight, using their boxing skills to throw heavy punches that dazed their opponent but it was a battle of heart as neither men were willing to go down by the end of the 12 rounds. The hometown hero came out with the victory in a unanimous decision and after the fight announced his retirement. "I knew it was going to be a good fight, I knew there's was going to be times when I would have to box and throw a couple hard shots here and there and that's what I did," Fowler said.





Here is how the other two bouts went on the night
As told by the London Community News

Jesse Ronson, London, Ontario, Canada, P: 2-0/0, PMMA: 7-2/4, AKB: 23-1/17, AMMA: 3-0/3, AB: 5-1/4, 156, 5'10", 12-24-85, Leo Loucks, (519) 238-8669
VS
Troy Sheridan, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada, 1-0/0, AKB: 14-1/7, 156, 6', 11-1-86, Paul Minhas, (416) 289-9997.
WINNER: Jesse Ronson by unanimous decision, 39-37, 39-37 & 40-36.

From The London Community News PRESS:Fowler wasn't the only one showing off his fighting skills in front of the home crowd, as London's middleweight (159-165 pounds) Jesse Ronson was put on the undercard against Troy Sheridan, making his professional debut. Sheridan put up a good fight but Ronson showed his years of comfort in the professional spotlight, gliding around the ring and having his rookie opponent swinging for air. Ronson countered time and time again, leaving Sheridan with a bloody nose by the fourth and final round of the fight. The hometown favorite took home the victory with a unanimous win.

Theodora Pistolis, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1-1/0, 124, 5'5", 2-1-72, Jim Marinon, (647) 284-0470
VS
Anna Shearer, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 1-0/0, 10-2/0, 127, 5'4", 10-15-81, Jason Mancini, (705) 749-9056.
WINNER: Anna Shearer by unanimous decision, 40-36 on all 3 judges cards.

From The London Community News PRESS: To open the show, Theodora Pistolis was taking her second test in the professional ring against Peterborough's Anna Shearer in a featherweight (125-130 pounds) matchup. It may have been Shearer's first fight as a professional but it barely looked like it as she went the four-round distance against Pistolis, winning every round on all three judges scorecard to pick up her first win.





Congratulations to the Promoters for a great night of Pro IKF Kickboxing.
Now if we can only get more and more of these events, we may see that next horizon for not just Pro Kickboxers but a place that all the great amateur kickboxers can go!




MORE IKF NEWS...





CHALLENGES OF REGULATING AND
THE SUCCESS OF THE WORD
"POINT" IN
IKF POINT KICKBOXING



About a month ago we posted this article on the IKF Point Kickboxing news page. The response from it was vast from fighters and trainers explaining to us how they are aware of one promoter here in California who has outright "Stolen" the term "POINT" Kickboxing and not only tried to claim it for themselves, but also make the claim that "THEY" actually invented the "NAME" - "POINT" Kickboxing. Other trainers and fighters informed us of yet another promoter who has taken the actual "RULES" of IKF Point Kickboxing and just changed the name and claimed to have created their own sport. However, it seems many that read the IKF News page here missed this article on the IKF Point Kickboxing News page so we thought we would re-post it and add a little more to it where needed since the last posting.

As with any new concept, the IKF has experienced some imitators out there that have been illegal using the copyrighted name "POINT" in front of the word "Kickboxing". (meaning all styles of kickboxing) in their tournaments. Kickboxing of course is NOT copyrighted. However, when used together, "POINT KICKBOXING" IS!

This illegal use of placing the word "POINT" in front of either KICKBOXING or MUAY THAI does not mean the same for these other events. For many, the term "SEMI" contact goes out the door and the bouts become "Whatever the referee feels like" instead of the well controlled bouts of IKF Point Kickboxing.

The IKF brand has clearly been the leading force in pushing this great concept across the United States and abroad. European countries have had semi contact kickboxing with a similar concept as in the United States for quite some time now, and the concept is becoming more and more popular here in the USA. There is no doubt that if done correctly, semi contact Kickboxing and in particular, IKF Point Kickboxing, is a great means for fighters to start, develop, as well as enhance their stand up fighting techniques. Unfortunately, some who are doing these so-called semi contact events are not adhering to the semi contact...no knockout rules.

Because of their action, State Regulators for fight sports (California State Athletic Commission) are getting closer and closer to closing down these "Imitated" Semi Contact Kickboxing events. The other big difference here is that the IKF received direct acceptance and approval from the California State Athletic Commission, to sanction and regulate the IKF Point Kickboxing / Muay Thai bouts and events, something NO OTHER promoter of semi contact Kickboxing or Muay Thai has ever done.

The IKF is adamant about the contact levels and strictly enforces the matches not turning into full contact bouts. Full contact bouts are illegal in states like California without the oversight of the California State Athletic Commission.

The difficult part in this scenario is to educate trainers, fighters and fans to what they are getting into before they enter these events. Those that improperly using the "copyrighted" Point Kickboxing term for their events as a cliché when in fact it's not just a cliché. This name was included in an entire copyrighted Kickboxing manual (The Art of Kickboxing) many years ago by Johnny Davis (A former two time world champion and author of the manual) that copyrights the name "Point" Kickboxing which is clear and precise.

Through this manual and years before on popular websites like the IKF's, IKF Point Kickboxing was introduced to the United States and the "Point" Kickboxing" term blanketed the world as it made sense to the concept of the sport and the intent of its participants. Davis is now the IKF Point Kickboxing World President.

Additionally, there have been many appointments of leadership for IKF Point Kickboxing. People such as IKF Chief Official Dan Stell and his wife Valinda Stell were recently appointed as as IKF Point Muay Thai / Kickboxing Coordinators. Along with having great knowledge of the rules and regulations of IKF PKB, Dan is also a top official and referee for the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) He understands the rules and the difference between contact levels. As a former fighter and Kickboxing Champion, Dan has a vast knowledge in an assortment of fighting styles and has refereed thousands of matches. Moreover, he has been involved with IKF Point Kickboxing since the inaugural event in San Jose, California, held at Evergreen Community College over twelve years ago. Dan and his wife's role will be to increase IKF Point Kickboxing events in the state as well as abroad...working with potential promoters to assure their events are run fairly and smoothly and adhering to the IKF Point Kickboxing guidelines. He can be contacted at (707) 372-0882 or by email at Bambamstell@aol.com

Others involved with IKF Point Kickboxing include Daniel "Hitman" Hodges, who is a two time IKF Kickboxing Champion who now lives in San Diego, California. He has also been appointed as an IKF PKB Representative in the San Diego, California area. Hodges will be organizing with potential promoters and clubs in that area to expand IKF Point Kickboxing even more. He can be contacted at (916) 761-6998 or by email at dhodges0331@gmail.com

To see others appointed to IKF Point Kickboxing leadership positions click HERE.




The Graveyard of Cut and Paste

We here at the IKF are familiar with people taking things from us and calling them their own. From the basic cut and paste of our rules pages on here as well as our ISCF MMA site to how we run our IKF Tournaments. As they say,

"Imitation Is The Best Form Of Flattery."

However, after awhile it just gets old and for those involved... SAD...

With our ISCF Organization, we have had them not just cut and paste the rules and regulations, and leave other ISCFMMA.com page links in their cut and paste, but also, a promoter out of Idaho actually went one step further when he completely copied the ISCF logo and just changed the name. This act was probably the most bold move we have seen over the years.

We can name quite a few other trainers and promoters who were not satisfied with being a part of the IKF or ISCF because of reasons like,
*They wanted their own friends or family members to be officials for their own fighters on their own events.
*They wanted their fighters to fight for world titles against an unknown guy down the street who didn't qualify for a title.
*They wanted to give out titles like it was Halloween in hopes of making loads of money.
*They were not happy with the title such as director or representative... They wanted to be called "PRESIDENT".

These individuals wanted to be trainer, promoter and sanctioning body president and offer their own fighter title fights with unqualified contenders. However, HOW can you have an actual "CONTENDER" if you don't have any "RANKINGS" to include them in to be called "CONTENDERS" in the first place?

Of course, ALL of them claimed they were going to have their own detailed ranking system to list their "Contenders" in... But they never got around to doing such a thing... They ALL planned to have an active news page with all kinds of Kickboxing and Muay Thai news. Some even started doing news... which ended within a few months because they either didn't have anything to write about, didn't do enough events, or, just not be able to write in the first place... ALL of them vowed to their followers that they were going to have a complete and detailed upcoming events page... However, we have yet to ever see one giving all the information we do for events. Most of the time, if anything, they post up a poster that the promoter sends to them. There have been all kinds of other vowed promises such as fighter pensions, fighter medical insurance, and the one that many seem to bite on all the time is "We are the only sanctioning body that will get you into the OLYMPICS!"..... OK, we've heard it all, and NO ONE has done anything they promised unless they received one thing in return... MONEY!

If it doesn't make them money, THEY DROP THE IDEA! Funny thing though is the reason the IKF as well as the ISCF are the successful organizations they are is because we do all these things, EVEN the ones that DON'T make us loads of Money! WHY? Because as another saying goes, "If not now, when? If not us, WHO?"

Everyone reading this page now knows, and can be assured, "The IKF (as well as the ISCF) will never forget you nor will we let others forget you."

Promises, Promises... Easy to make, hard to keep.. the IKF has committed to you and the fight sports since 1992. Every year we step it up more and more, while still keeping your costs down. For example, the IKF Tournament Registration Fee of $55 has been the same since 2002! Yet we give out more gifts and awards than ANY other Amateur Championship Tournament in the World! IKF Sanctioning Fees have been the same since 2005! Yet we continue to improve things like the IKF Title Belts and offer everyone more and more exposure for their events!

Still, these individuals who were not proud enough to be good trainers or good promoters wanted to be more. They wanted more power over more people so they simply went off and started their own sanctioning body...again... with the help of the "Cut and Paste" technique. Surly you know some of these individuals, and may have even fought for them, and maybe still do... IF they are still in business or still promoting that is.

Here in California alone, the "Graveyard of Cut and Past" number is "11". What is our "Graveyard of Cut and Paste" number? Since the IKF was created in 1992, this is how many individuals or promoters wanted to have their own titles. Sure, they all started out with big dreams of being the biggest and the best sanctioning body in the world... Until they found out how much work it was to even keep existing, let along be successful as well as credible. For whatever their reasons, they wanted to create their own Kickboxing or Muay Thai Titles. Sadly, for not just them, but the fighters who won these titles, the word "Graveyard" was added because "ALL" but 1 of them are dead now and the only reason the lone one exists is because he's a Promoter and owns the sanctioning body... And you guessed it, on his events is the only place you will find titles from his sanctioning body...

The Champions who won their titles from these defunct sanctioning bodies now have no where to refer people to if someone wants to confirm their accomplishments and assure they are credible, let alone prove to someone they were once a true Champion. If you were one of them, you may want to think about adding the IKF Gold to your trophy case.

Thankfully, all the IKF Champions are still in place...
Right here on the IKF web pages, where you will always be...


The IKF has always been, and will always be here FOR YOU!
From experience we discovered that there are 5 things that make an organization successful. These 5 things have always been the focus of organizational growth for the IKF World TEAM. Everyday, the IKF World Team continues to work to create an organization that gives pride and recognition to all 5 of these things;
Fighters, Trainers, Officials, Event Promoters and Sponsors.
HOWEVER, let us add 3 more... Don't forget the Friends, Family & FANS who make the sport worth it all, The Great Sports of

MUAY THAI & KICKBOXING!!!!!




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