Ky Hollenbeck

Lion Fight 28 – RESULTS + PHOTOS

Lion Fight promotions continued their track record of putting on some truly enjoyable and exciting Muay Thai shows with Lion Fight 28 at the Foxwoods Hotel & Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut this past Friday, February 26th. The main card that aired on AXS TV featured a total of 6 fights. Out of the 6 fights, 5 fights ended up with a KO or TKO and every fight did not disappoint in the excitement factor. If the only complaint from fans about the Lion Fight 27 card in January was that every fight ended in a decision, Lion Fight 28 surely made it up to them.

In the co-main event, the light weight title switched hands as Sergio Wielzen stopped Ognjen Topic in Rd. 3 with a brutal flying knee that opened up a huge gash over Topic’s left eye. The doctor as called in to assess the damage and decided to call the fight thus declaring Sergio Wielzen the new Lion Fight Lightweight World Champion by TKO.

In the main event “Smokin'” Jo Nattawut faced Cedric Manhoef (the nephew of Kickboxing and MMA veteran Melvin Manhoef) who stepped in as a replacement for Kem Sitsongpeenong. Jo Nattawut pretty much did what Jo Nattawut does and put on a Muay Thai clinic complete with hard body kicks and effective teeps that gave Manhoef little opportunity for mounting any sort of offense.

Our very own official TSC photographer Victor Alvarez was on hand to cover all the action so check out his awesome pictures belows as well as the full results from the evenings action.

FULL RESULTS:
Jo Nattawut def. Cedric Manhoef by Unanimous Decision
Sergio Wielzen def. Ognjen Topic by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in Rd. 3
Ky Hollenbeck def Justin Greskiewicz by TKO (elbows) in Rd. 2
Chris Mauceri def. Nick Chasteen by KO (elbows) in Rd. 1
Bryce Lawrence def. Yeison Berdugo by KO (strikes) in Rd. 1
Asa Tenpow def. Turan Hasanov by TKO (doctor’s stoppage) in Rd. 3

AMATEUR UNDERCARD:
Stergos Mikkios def. Niko Qirjazo by Unanimous Decision
Mike Triana def. Kyle Benner by Unanimous Decision
Maria Kritikos def. Brandy Young by Unanimous Decision
Julian Nguyen def. Jimmy McDonald by Unanimous Decision
Doug Holland def. Greg Muldrow by Unanimous Decision
Andrew Murray def. John Nelson by Unanimous Decision

Episode 29 – Justin Greskiewicz Pt. 2

As promised here is Part 2 of our interview with Stay Fly Muay Thai’s, Justin Greskiewicz! In this episode of The Striking Corner we continue our conversation with Justin and we discuss the scary injury he suffered during the Muay Thai in America show a few years back, his fight to get the promoter to help cover the cost of his recovery, and we also talk about his upcoming bout with Ky Hollenbeck at Lion Fight 29! Check it out!

Relive Glory 17 & Last Man Standing – PHOTOS

Our very own Muay Thai is Life photographer Chad Hill was on hand at was without a doubt the biggest kickboxing event in US history, Glory 17 and the Last Man Standing 8-man middleweight tournament. The night included some crazy knockouts, redemption, upsets and more! Enjoy!

Glory 12 – Full Fight Card Announced

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight card for GLORY 12 NEW YORK, featuring a one-night, four-man Lightweight World Championship Tournament and a headline match-up between two rising American stars, broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 23rd.

The world’s top-ranked Lightweights will square off in GLORY’s World Championship Tournament that pits #1 ranked Dutch powerhouse Robin van Roosmalen (30-5-0, 19 KOs) against karate stylist and world #3 Davit Kiria (21-8-0, 6 KOs). On the other side of the bracket, #2 ranked technical stylist Giorgio Petrosyan (78-1-1, 35 KOs), considered one of kickboxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters, will face exciting and unorthodox Andy Ristie (39-3-1, 19 KOs), who currently occupies the #4 spot in GLORY’s rankings. The winner of the one-night tournament will be crowned GLORY Lightweight World Champion and claim a cash prize of $150,000, while the runner-up will receive $30,000.

GLORY 12 NEW YORK is headlined by a bi-coastal clash between GLORY Middleweight World Champion Joe ‘Stitch ‘Em Up’ Schilling (16-4-0, 10 KOs) of California and New York’s own, knockout artist Wayne Barrett (3-0-0, 3 KOs).

The evening’s co-headline bout features Heavyweight finishers in action, as Morocco’s Jamal ‘The Goliath’ Ben Saddik (24-3-0, 20 KOs) faces Australian puncher Ben ‘The Guvner’ Edwards (35-9-3, 31 KOs).

Full card below:

GLORY 12 NEW YORK
Wayne Barrett vs. Joe Schilling
Ben Edwards vs. Jamal Ben Saddik
Shemsi Beqiri vs. Ky Hollenbeck
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Andy Ristie
Robin van Roosmalen vs. Davit Kiria

GLORY SUPERFIGHT SERIES
Artem Vakhitov vs. Nenad Pagonis
Dustin Jacoby vs. Makoto Uehara
Brian Collette vs. Warren Thompson
Igor Jurkovic vs. Jhonata Diniz
Francois Ambang vs. Eddie Walker
Paul Marfort vs. Thiago Michel

UNDERCARD
Nick Pace vs. Niko Tsigaras
Mohamed Fanzy vs. Alexy Filyakov
Jeff Brown vs. Mike Fischetti
Anna Shearer vs. Andrea D’Angelo

GLORY 12 NEW YORK will air live on SPIKE TV from the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, November 23rd at 9:00 p.m. ET / 8:00 p.m. CT.

Tickets for GLORY 12 NEW YORK are available at the Madison Square Garden box office and ticketmaster.com, starting at $35.

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. ET, with the first match beginning at 5:15 p.m. ET.

For more information, visit gloryworldseries.com.

Relive the Action from Glory 10 – Pictures by Chad Hill

MTiL’s new West Coast photographer Chad Hill was ringside at the Glory 10 event this past Saturday, September 28th at the Citizens Bank Arena in Los Angeles, California. Aside from getting the opportunity to photograph and rub elbows with some of the world’s greatest kickboxers, this was a particularly special night for Chad because when he isn’t busy with a fashion photoshoot or shooting for Muay Thai is Life, Chad trains at LA’s The Yard. The Lincoln Heights (Los Angeles) gym that now Glory Middleweight Champion Joe Schilling calls home. So in what was without a doubt a big night for American kickboxers, Chad was on hand to catch all the excitement when Schilling defeated Levin and took home 150,000 dollars and the Glory Middlewight tournament crown! Check out the pics below!

Family Business Vol. 1 by Jeff Dojillo

Can’t Stop Crazy is a clothing brand, website, and team put together by 7 of the top fighters in the U.S.: Joe Schilling, Kevin Ross, Chaz Mulkey, Tiffany Van Soest, Romie Adanza, Miriam Nakamoto, and Ky Hollenbeck. Their goal? Promote American Muay Thai and it’s fighters using their own unique and straight forward voice. No fear. No nonsense. A fighters brand, for fighters by fighters. Recently, the Can’t Stop Crazy family got together to train at CSA Gym in Dublin, California to help Kevin Ross and Joe Schilling prepare for their Lion Fight 11 and Glory 10 fights respectively. This is a look into that training session brought you by “Inside the Fight” creator and Can’t Stop Crazy photographer/videographer Jeff Dojillo. A behind the scenes look and interview with some of the best fighters in the U.S.