The United Glory Kickboxing and MMA 2010/2011 World Series Tournament Round Two “Survival”, organized in cooperation with Shooto Belgium, was held on Saturday, March 19th in Charleroi, Belgium. This was the second of three events in the tourney where Kickboxing and MMA fighters are competing for a $150, 000 final prize for the winner of each final fight. The event featured the Heavyweight Kickboxing tourney and Welterweight MMA tourney semi-final fights as well as extra fights called Super Fights and Pre-Fights, both in MMA and Kickboxing.
The event had entertainment between the fights featuring dancing and music. The ever popular and very entertaining Bas Rutten was the announcer throughout the night of fights.
The event was supposed to be live streamed online, as was the first round of fights, however due to technical difficulties there was no live stream available. The results of the night’s fights are as follows.
MMA Shooto Welterweight (winners advance to finals):
John Alessio (USA) -vs- Siyar Bahadurzada (AFG) winner TKO by GNP at round 1, 1:55 min
Tommy Depret (BE) winner by armbar at round 1, 2:36 min -vs- Roan (Jucao) Carneiro (BRA)
Kickboxing Heavyweight (winners advance to finals):
Gokhan Saki (TUR) winner, decision -vs- Wendel Roche (NL)
Brice Guidon (FRA), winner by KO at round 1 -vs- Mourad Bouzidi (MAR)
MMA/SHOOTO Extra Fights:
Pierre Parmentier, winner by TKO by GNP at round 1, 3:55 min -vs- Denis Akao
Christophe Chapuis, winner by triangle choke at round 1, 1:20 min -vs-Damien Berteaux
Uriel Albamonte, winner by guillotine choke, at round 1, 0:45 min -vs- Nicky Covyn
Kriss Larcin, winner by TKO by GNP at round 1, 3:10 min -vs- Omar Samb
Sebastien Thirion, winner by knee bar, at round 1, 4:00 min -vs- Danny Covyn
Kickboxing Extra Fights:
Hidouche Lahoucine, winner by decision -vs- Allan Gozdizki
Robbie Hageman, winner by decision -vs- Peter Chobanov
Robin Van Roosmalen, winner by decision -vs- David Kyria
Filip Verlinden, winner by decision -vs- Frédéric Sinistra
Errol Zimmerman, winner by TKO at round 1-vs- Mohamed Benyaich
Nicolaj Falin, winner by decision -vs- Nathan vant Hof
Nieky Holzken, winner by KO at round 1-vs- Wendy Annonay
The night’s winners were predominantly Golden Glory fighters for both MMA and Kickboxing. The winners of the MMA semi-final bouts Siyar Bahadurzada and Tommy Depret are teammates who now have to face each other at the finals. Siyar Bahadurzada’s victory is his second over a UFC veteran. He previously defeated Derrick Noble from USA and is on a three year 4 fight winning streak. Gokhan Saki who also advanced to the finals had just come off of an injury. Saki is considered one of the best strikers in the world.
The next event will be held in Moscow, Russia in May, 2011. The United Glory World Series Round Two should be broadcast on HDNET on April 1, 2011. You may be able to find more information on this tournament for past an future events on www.unitedglory.nl website and possibly video fight recaps as well. Currently the site is under construction for updates.
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