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*RESULTS* RUMBLE OF THE KINGS 2011

There was some really good fights and hope there will be vids out soon. Cheers to all fightfans around the world!


This is the official fightreport written by Daniel for the Rumble Of The Kings. It´s a great report as usal and I recommend you to read the whole story and watch the HQ pics by clicking here: www.rumbleofthekings.com Enjoy!

The annual Rumble Of The Kings event in Stockholm is always a greatly awaited happening by fight fans across the globe. Today's event was no different and the crowd at the Hovet Arena was treated to an absolutely amazing evening of supreme action.

With the exhilarating pre-event fights in the bag the show continued with the official opening ceremony that contained music performance by the Rock Band Fatal Smile and more shouting from the thrilled audience. Opening the events main card was the preliminary semi-final of the WMC Nordic Welterweight 4-men tournament.

WMC NORDIC WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL 1

Rhassan Muhareb Vs Martin Akhtar
First to Te off in the Nordic WMC 4-men tournament was the aggressive and active fighters Rhassan Muhareb of Denmark and Martin Akhtar from Sweden who turned their meeting in the ring into a bloody battle. Martin took the initiative early on and pressed Rhassan who in return countered swiftly with fast and hard kicks. In the second and third there was a significant increase of clinching and also elbowing leading to big cuts in the head of both men. The high speed action withstood the entire fight even though both fighters looked very tired in the end. The unanimous decision was awarded to the more precise Martin Akhtar who now had about an hour to recover for the final.

WMC NORDIC WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT SEMI-FINAL 2

Pasi Lukkanen Vs Sanny Dahlbeck
Sanny Dahlbeck posses an extremely solid left hand and he introduced it to Pasi Lukkhanen midway past the first round scoring a knockdown with it. Back on his feet Pasi seemed shaken but he managed to regain his composure and made it thru the round. The second began with each fighter throwing and audibly connecting with more force and also exchanging hard knees in clinch. Coming out in to the third Sanny unleashed several rigid techniques and 30 seconds in to the round he connected with an absolutely fantastic spinning elbow that got the job done sending Pasi crawling on the canvas, this time unable to recover. With this impressive performance done Sanny Dahlbeck headed back to the dressing room preparing for the upcoming final against the fellow Swede Martin Akhtar.

 

K-1 RULES SUPERFIGHT
David Onufer Vs Abbe Joof
Subsequent to a short feeling out process both fighters started to throw big punches and kicks at each other and the sound of bone crashing in to bone was heard loudly in the arena. The fight continued in same pattern over the second and third round but with Abbe connecting with allot of firm strikes to Onufer's midsection taking out its toll on the Czech fighter who lost his pace as a result of it. The Swede Abbe ended the fight with a one minute long bombardment of strikes and kicks apparently looking for the knockout but Onufer kept his hands high and withstood the hard beating. After three active and well fought rounds the judges proclaimed Abbe Joof as the winner by 3-0.

 

K-1 RULERS SUPERFIGHT -70Kg
Chahid Oulad El Hadj Vs Dzhabar Askerov
As expected the two hard hitting Muay Thai veterans Chahid and Askerov wasted little time before engaging each other with wild striking combinations and kicks. Shots were traded between them with Askerov as the aggressor controlling the centre of the ring and Chadid countering with combinations. Two minutes in to the fight Askerov accidently kicked Chahid in the groin making the Marrocon fighter twist in agony on the canvass. When three minutes consisting of Chahid crawling on the mat had passed the referee gave Chahid a verbal warning that it was time to get up and fight but this only made Chahid twist and grunt even worse and so the referee started to count him out. Chahid did not stand up which resulted in an unsatisfactory TKO win for Dzhabar Askerov.

 

MMA HEAVYWEIGHT SUPERFIGHT -105 Kg
Yusuke Kawaguchi Vs Jörgen Kruth
The native Hero Jörgen Kruth received standing ovations from the supportive and thrilled home crowd while entering the ring and he thanked them by throwing his shirt in to the masses. Yusuke Kawaguchi also seemed thrilled to see Kruth and showed it by running straight at him from the bell throwing big punches. Kruth avoided most of them and promptly countered with knees from clinch and strikes of his own. Yusuke then used his Judo skills and superior weight to get the Swede on the ground and he also obtained Kruths back for a brief moment. Back up on their feet's they traded large strikes resulting with Kruth landing a left elbow that sent Yusuke falling to the floor. Not letting the opportunity slip away Kruth was quick to ground and pound the downed Japanese warrior resulting in to Jörgen Kruths fifth consecutive win in MMA, all fights ended in the first round.

 

NORDIC WMC WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT FINAL

Martin Akhtar Vs Sanny Dahlbeck
In the all Swedish WMC tournament final the taller, heavier and ten years younger Sanny Dahlbeck took the early initiative throwing a 10 strike elbow combination from clinch, Martin Akhtar looked tensed after this and Sanny use his reach advantage to the fullest and secured the first round. In the second Martin came out more active again looking to close gap to be able to connect with his powerful hands but he ran in to allot of well aimed counters from Sanny by doing so. The final minute of the round saw both fighters going all in with power shots hopeful of a quick end of the fight. The third started like the second ended and more big blows were traded between the two, this time with Sanny getting out the most of each trade. Hurt and completely exhausted Akhtar bravely kept on going in to striking duels with Sanny but with little success as Sanny had more gas in the tank and out powered him. After three absolutely stunning and prominent rounds the decision 3-0 came in support for an utterly happy Sanny Dahlbeck who now can ad Nordic WMC Welterweight Champion to this list of titles.

 

K-1 RULES SUPERFIGHT – 75Kg
Alex Tobiasson Harris Vs Yoshihiro Sato
The fight began with both fighters sizing each other up, connecting with jabs and sharing hard kicks over the block. Alex quickly figured out that he had much success with his one two punch combination and in the second round he used it over and over again combined with solid knees making Sato look frustrated and out of rhythm. Sato came out swinging in the third well aware that he was behind on the scorecards but no matter how hard the two time Japanese K-1 MAX Champion tried he was still unable to figure out the movement pattern of the nonstop striking Swede which resulted in Sato suffering more punches to the face and knees to the body. With big ovations from the crowd Alex Tobiasson Harris got his hand raised by the referee after an absolutely amazing performance made by the pre fight underdog.

 

MMA MIDDELWEIGHT SUPERFIGHT – 77Kg
Marius Zaromskis Vs Bruno Carvalho
The former heavyweight fighter Bruno Carvalho looked huge in comparison with the 175cm tall Lithuanian striker Zaromskis as they faced off in the events MMA middleweight super fight. At the bell big hooks came flying from both men with the BJJ black belt Bruno Carvalho eager to show that he is much more than a grappler. After some clinching and glove problems the fight continued with a four minute standing and striking showdown between the two. In the dying seconds of the first round Marius executed a highlight material rolling thunder flip kick that connected to the temple of the Brazilian Carvalho resulting in a knockdown. The Dream Champion Zarmomskis was not late to follow up with a shower of strikes on the ground securing a much spectacular first round TKO.

 

K-1 SUPERFIGHT -72,5KG
Yodsaenklai Fairtex Vs Artur Kyshenko
The most spoken of match up prior to the event was the massive Mauy Thai contest between the two superstar fighters Yodsenklai Fairtex from Thailand and Artur Kyshenko from the Ukraine. Both men received standing ovations from the expectant audience as they made their way in to the ring and the tension in the Hovet arena was thick as glue as the fight began. With a considerable height advantage Kyshenko initially tried his best to stay outside of reach of Yodsaenklai's powerful left hook. "Yod" however managed to close the gap and while trading punches Kyshenko connected with a firm left hook of his own and moments later he landed it again visibly shaking "Yod" who impressively managed to withstand the following beating at the end of the round. The second looked like a clip from a Hollywood movie with rigid punches and kicks being thrown constantly both ways resulting in a mutually giving and receiving of rock solid attacks. The ring war continued in the third seeing both warriors in it unleashing more huge kicks and punches and in the last minute of the round a tired and unsteady "Yod" dropped his hands and let Kyshenko beat him immensely in hopes of finding a opportunity to land a knockout punch of his own. When the final bell rang the crowed once again stood up cheering and showing their appreciation for the absolutely spectacular fight. The unanimous decision came in favour for Artur Kyshenko who loudly and clearly relived shouted out "I am the best!"

To summit the event it can with ease be said that it was a fantastic night of first class action that lived up to all expectations and its theme "100 % forward". A new Champion has been crowned, talent have prevailed over experience and stars have fought each other in battles that already has become classics. In other Words, it was a Rumble Of Kings!

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Daniel Hol
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2011-11-26




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Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-26 at: 11:58
happy
It was a great event and you will love the Arthur vs Yod fight!
torazulu (580 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 04:37
glad
Thanks for posting Kim! I look forward to Yod and Zaromskis fight, that guy is crazy!
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 08:32
whats up with Chahid??? ITs the second time it happens with him also had this with the Petrosyan fight..... has anyone seen this fight who could comment on this? I m sorry it wasnt a better fight
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 08:32
And i m happy for Kyshenko but as i read he got gassed out a bit too early...
Kim, Editor (1548 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 02:18
Updated the fightreport with our old "superstar" member Daniel´s view from this spectacular event.

@torazulu: Zaromski suprised us all. In the post fight interview the reporter asked Zaromski what the name of the kick was and he answered: Kick-ass kick! That was hilarious. Crazy fighter indeed =)

@szanpan: My guess is that Chahid got a little bit surprised over the agressive power Dzhabar started the fight with. Dzhabar looked really hungry and well prepared for a win and that may have hurt Chahid´s balls even more.
torazulu (580 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 03:55
@szanpan

Chahid was heavily promoted by Showtime, and apart from being aggressive, I never see anything spectacular with him.On the other hand Askerov was always solid, and he keeps improving, so I expected him to win.It would be a surprise if he didnt.
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 08:39
yes Torazulu i think you are right the other thing is that luck was never on his side really. Its his second fight where he has this accident somehow... I was prepared for a good fight on their behalf i always seen their fighting style similar. Yes Chahid was heavily pushed, IMO he was pushed more that he could really bare with his talent which needs improving
szanpan (2088 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-27 at: 08:48
I just seem that headkick of Zaromkis so it was an MMA fight :)
... (736 posts)
Posted: 2011-11-28 at: 10:42
kychenko is doing well at mikes gym! he grew from a boy, to a man! only needs to work his cardio a bit more i guess yes!
D-rop, Video editor (2420 posts)
Posted: 2011-12-01 at: 06:42
Great fightreport by 'our' Daniel. Hmmm, I miss the guy here.

I've been away for a short time (moved), I have some catching-up to do
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