French-Moroccan fighter, Azize Hlali intended to KO Charlie BOY’ Peters when they both clashed at Phoenix Fighting Championship 3 tonight; and (despite losing the decision) is confident of becoming a Muay Thai legend in years to come. Hlali weighs-in on just how good UK Muay Thai is compared to the rest of the world and how he believes he can cement his legacy with Phoenix and much more. Phoenix CEO, Chahe Yerevanian, translates the Q&A’s.
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Former GLORY Kickboxing champion Saulo Cavalari & MMA legend ‘CYBORG’ aka. Evangelista Santos discuss:
- Cyborg is now coaching Saulo
- Cavalari’s MMA debut (the night before) at Phoenix Fighting Championship 3
- Saulo willing to fight Gökhan Saki ‘anytime, any place’ in MMA & Kickboxing
- And, Cyborg is planning to fight again in 2018!!👀🔥
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Anissa Haddaoui is the current Kunlun Fight & WFL world champion and is set to fight Antonina Shevchenko in what will be the (joint) second MMA fight for both female fighters at, Phoenix Fighting Championship 3 in London on September 22, 2017.
Haddaoui is a late replacement for Shevchenko after Kerry Hughes pulled-out for undisclosed reasons (at the time). Antonina Shevchenko is the 2017 WMC & Phoenix FC world Muay Thai champion and the older sister of UFC fighter, Valentina...
On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, we analyse the rapid resurgence of Dutch Kickboxing, both domestically and globally with, Dutch sports journalist and radio presenter, Kris Dekker. As well as some of the biggest scandals & controversies in kickboxing including, Enfusion’s contempt for Mohammed Jaraya’s 2 year ban from kickboxing and much more:
4:56 How Kris Dekker became a MMA & Kickboxing journalist
11:02 From K-1 to GLORY Kickboxing and mainstream attention for kickboxing via Ziggo...
Andrew Tate is a multiple world kickboxing champion who, has recently been (and still is) making controversial comments on social media about: depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mocking transgenders.
Tate is no stranger to controversy especially for tweeting his strong opinions on Twitter; and on this occasion, not only was he reported by national news outlets (again); he also received mass condemnation (and surprising support) for offending countless people about...
Tyjani Beztati is a 19 year old Dutch lightweight kickboxer and was the youngest fighter to fight for GLORY Kickboxing on his first three main card outings for the world’s leading kickboxing promotion. Beztati is of both Moroccan and Surinamese descent but was born and grew up in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam
“The Wonderboy” trains out of Weerbaarheids Academie The Colosseum (also known as The Colosseum Gym) in Utrecht, Holland and recounts how his journey in kickboxing started by accident...
Martijn de Jong is a former Dutch MMA fighter who, would become one of the pioneers of Dutch kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Over the decades, Martijn was heavily involved with the legendary Golden Glory Gym; and, was one of the original co-founders of, GLORY Kickboxing.
Now head coach of Tatsujin MMA with gyms in the Netherlands, Indonesia and Malaysia, de Jong is now managing and coaching various international fighters in major promotions such as: ONE Championship and the...
Dean James is a 33 year old British Muay Thai fighter and multiple world champion with titles including: the ISKA Bantamweight, WMA (MAD) and WRSA world championships.
James had remarkably overcome colon cancer in his early adulthood and had found Muay Thai during that incredibly tough time in his life which, helped him with fighting cancer and the overall recovery process.
Over the years, Dean has become not only one of the best UK Muay Thai fighters, he’s also developed a career as a...
Dan McGowan is a 21 year old British Muay Thai fighter from Luton, England with a strong reputation for a young fighter and very much respected throughout world Muay Thai.
McGowan joins The K1Anoop Show ahead of his next fight on August 26, 2017 against, Ireland’s Ryan Sheehan at the Science of 8 event in Birmingham and discusses:
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Kevin Ross and Gina Carano guest on The K1Anoop Show following on from the recent announcement that Ross will be fighting, Domenico Lomurno, for Bellator Kickboxing’s inaugural featherweight title at, Bellator Kickboxing 7 on September 23, 2017.
Other talking points discussed with Kevin Ross include:
- His technical analysis of Lomurno and what he expects in the ring come September;
- The real reasons why there has been such a delay in him returning to action for Bellator Kickboxing;
Nicola Kaye is a European and British ISKA Muay Thai champion and fights out of Science of 8 Gym in Birmingham, under the coaching of British Thai boxing legend, Andy Howson.
Kaye will be rematching Portugese Thaiboxer, Filipa Correia, after recently losing a decision under controversial circumstances over in Portugal but this time they will be fighting at the, Science of 8 promotions event in England on August 26, 2017.
On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Nicola Kaye reflects on her...
Nate Richardson is a Liberian kickboxer and MMA fighter who, emigrated to the USA at, the age of 10 as a child refugee when civil war broke out in Liberia in the early 1990s. Richardson will be making his GLORY Kickboxing debut against Polish fighter, Rafal Dudek at GLORY 44 Chicago on, the SuperFight Series fight card.
We get to know more about this exciting prospect who, has experience of winning an 8-man kickboxing tournament. Richardson tells of how he turned away from American...
Oli Thompson is a British MMA fighter, former Britain’s Strongest Man in 2006 and was recently fighting for Bellator MMA until a controversial parting of ways. Thompson is due to return to action on October 14, 2017 but in a 4-man heavyweight kickboxing tournament for Victory Fights at Brighton Racecourse.
On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Oli Thompson opens-up about the future direction of his fighting career including:
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Murthel Groenhart is a Dutch kickboxer and former K-1 MAX champion who, fights for GLORY Kickboxing.
On this episode of The K1Anoop Show, Murthel Groenhart talks about:
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Robin van Roosmalen is a Dutch kickboxer and MMA fighter who, became the first two-weight world champion in GLORY Kickboxing; and is a former It’s Showtime 70MAX tournament champion.
On this episode of the The K1Anoop Show, Robin van Roosmalen recounts the influence of growing up in a family of fighters and his journey so far from:
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Giga Chikadze is a Georgian kickboxer, now living in the USA and fights out of Kings MMA. This podcast was recorded with Chikadze leading up-to him competing in the featherweight contender tournament at GLORY 43 New York which, happened at the historic Madison Square Garden on July 14, 2017. Interviewed by Anoop Hothi.
1:42 Why Giga Chikadze moved to the USA
2:49 That old loss to Enfusion champion, Tayfun Ozcan
4:29 Cross training in different martial arts
5:33 Georgia’s kickboxing...
Ben Hodge and Iman Barlow join The K1Anoop Show ahead of their upcoming bouts. Barlow will be defending her Enfusion Live championship against Canada’s Ashley Nichols at Enfusion Live 51 on July 8, 2017 and Hodge will be fighting Jake Purdy at, Muay Thai Grand Prix 9 on, July 15 in a much anticipated battle for, the MTGP world middleweight title.
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Murthel Groenhart rematches Harut Grigorian at GLORY 42 Paris in the co-main event. The winner will secure a title-shot against the winer of Cedric Doumbe vs. Nieky Holzken which, headlines GLORY 42. Groenhart and Grigorian were initially matched-up for GLORY 41 but Harut withdrew due to a reported broken toe which, Murthel questions the integrity of and much more.
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Since the 90s, Michael Schiavello is the most famous voice in word kickboxing and Muay Thai. Originally from Australia but living in the USA for the last eight years, Schiavello’s love for combat sports would lead to a brilliant career in sports commentary that has taken him around the world, covering the ‘Golden era’ of kickboxing in Japan for K-1; DREAM; The Contender Asia; Invicta FC; and many other promotions including, Lion Fight and broadcaster, AXS TV in the USA.
Stuart Tomlinson is the founder of the ‘Warrior Collective’ which, is a free online resource of, martial arts knowledge and tutorial videos featuring, world class fighters and coaches showing, how to practice and apply technical skills and techniques from, a variety of disciplines including: Kickboxing, Muay Thai, MMA, BJJ, boxing, Sambo, weapons fighting and much more.
Interviewed by Anoop Hothi.