Rumble of the Kings 2011 on this Saturday !
Final fight card
The theme is 100% forward and the match-maker has handpicked spot on fighters for the task as the card is filled with offensive superstars like, Jörgen Kruth, Marius Zaromskis, Dzhabar Askerov, Chahid Oulad, Yusuke Kawaguchi and many more. Bouts will be contested in MMA, K-1 / Muay Thai and boxing. Also on the card is the match-up spoken of as "The biggest middleweight fight of the year" in other words - Artur Kyshenko Vs Yodsanklai Fairtex.
ARTUR KYSHENKOVs YODSANKLAI FAIRTEX
One of the main fights of the evening is the monumental match-up spoken of as "the biggest Muay Thai middleweight contest of the year!" The huge stars Artur Kyshenko and Yodsenklai Fairtex has both been in orbit around the Worlds biggest events and best fighters for a long time but they have actually never before been on collision course with each other. Now when it happens they will be entering the square shaped ring in -72,6 kilograms, 3 rounds with K-1 rules. It is a fight that fans across the globe has been longing for and it is likewise a fight that both men in the spotlight are eager to engage.
CHAHID OULAD EL HADJ Vs DZHABAR ASKEROV
The globetrotting and widely experienced fighters Askerov and Oulad is expected to turn their meeting in the ring into a vicious slugfest and this is what you could call a classic, "don't blink match-up". In common for them both is the passion for tough fights and neither one of them bends for pain. Their fights are usually fought in a frenetic pace with none or very little thoughts on defence and knockouts is more general then rare so sit tight when these men enters the ring cause it will in all probability be a wild one!
ALEX TOBIASSON HARRIS Vs YOSHIHIRO SATO
Japanese star and two time K-1 MAX Japan Champion Yoshihiro Sato will move up from the -70kg Division to take on the 2 time Swedish Muay Thai Champion Alex T Harris at -75 kg. This will be huge test for the less experienced Swede steeping in as an obvious underdog to this fight. On the other hand a win here would definitely give the Swede a big push towards a international breakthrough. For the K-1 MAX veteran Sato this as an opportunity for him to prove that he is a name to be reckoned with even in weight classes above the MAX Division and also a good chance to establish himself on the European scene.
YUSUKE KAWAGUCHI Vs JÖRGEN KRUTH
The Swedish superstar, fan favourite and former Muay Thai World Champion Jörgen Kruth was set to clash with the K-1 legend Ray Sefo but with short notice Sefo pulled out of the fight and is now instead replaced by the Judo black belt and former DEEP Heavyweight Champion Yusuke Kawaguchi of Japan. Kawaguchi has competed at several big events and his record reads 13 wins 4 losses and 6 KO:s making him the most experienced MMA fighter that Kruth ever been put up against. It is curtain that the crowd will be on their feet supporting their native hero when the action starts but it remains to bee seen if the Muay Thai Swede has the keys required to unlock Kawaguchi's strong grappling.
MARIUS ZAROMSKIS Vs BRUNO CARVALHO
100% forward could be an alternative nickname for the "Whitemare" Marius Zaromskis. The brutal Lithuanian striker who captured the first ever DREAM middleweight title in 2009 is known for his unorthodox techniques, vicious kicks and knockout power. He is now paired up against the BJJ and Judo black belt Bruno Carvalho who has eight straight wins in his backpack. Sherdog.com has listed this battle as one of the 10 biggest fights outside of the UFC this month and it is indeed a highly interesting contest between two fighters that usually don't take fights to the scorecards.
ABBE JOOF Vs DAVID ONUFER
At -81 Kilograms Abbe Joof and David Onufer will compose the heaviest Muay Thai match up on the card. Both men are equal in terms of experience but they have been schooled differently in the art of Muay Thai. Joof is a methodical and technical hard worker who likes to combine high-speed kicks, knees and strikes in order gain supremacy over his adversary. Onufer who is a training partner of the World Champions Jiri Zak and Ondrej Hutnik is more powerful in his techniques and favours hard one-two's with his hands but also posses firm kicks that he occasionally surprises his opponents with. This is a most important battle for both men as a win is most necessary to be able to advance on the rankings and also attract more fights at big events.
WMC NORDIC WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
Four fighters will be competing for the right to call himself WMC Nordic Welterweight Champion 2011 at the end of the night. This will be decided by a tournament and the selected fighters are, Pasi Lukkhanen, Sanny Dahlbeck, Rassan Muhareb and Martin Akhtar. Every one of them are recent or current national Thai boxing Champions and they all have high level international experience. The rules will be full Muay Thai with elbows but modified with less clinching to reach as much action as possible. When considering the fact that all four men are naturally aggressive in the ring you can quickly come to the conclusion that this will be a most enjoyable part of the event.