Lion Fight 34: Main card on February 3, 2017

Regian Eersel vs. Samy Sana headlines Lion Fight 34 on, February 3 at the Tropicana Resort Casino, Las Vegas. In the co-main event of the evening, Iman Barlow defends her super-bantamweight championship against Meryem Uslu – a rematch six years in the making with Uslu looking to avenge a decision loss in their previous fight.

Lion Fight 34 will be televised on AXS TV in the USA and will commence from 1800 hours Pacific Time (PT) / 2100 hours Eastern Time (ET).

Lion Fight 34 – Promotional video


Lion Fight 34 – Main Card:

Regian Eersel vs. Samy Sana – Lion Fight Super Middleweight Title

Iman Barlow vs. Meryem Uslu – Lion Fight Women’s Super Bantamweight Title

Anthony Njokuani vs. Chris Harrington – Super Middleweight

Kronphet Phetrachapat vs. Kevin Burmester – Welterweight

Gabriel Mazzetti vs. Nick Chasteen – Middleweight

Diego Llamas vs. River Daz – Welterweight

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Lion Fight 34: Iman Barlow vs Meryem Uslu

Iman Barlow defends her 55kg Lion Fight women’s world championship against Germany’s Meryem Uslu at Lion Fight 34 on February 3 at the Tropicana Resort Casino, Las Vegas. The bout will be a rematch six years in the making with Barlow having won by decision when the two had clashed before. Barlow vs. Uslu is the co-main event of the night, headlined by Lion Fight’s middleweight champion, Regian Eersel vs. Dewitt Pratt.

“Pretty Killer” had guested on the podcast before flying out to the USA for her imminent title defence and have her opinions on what she expects come Lion Fight 34 and her plans both in kickboxing and Muay Thai in the coming months.

Lion Fight 34: Iman Barlow vs Meryem Uslu


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K1ANOOP – Sean Fagan (Muay Thai Guy) + Kevin Ross

Sean Fagan (Muay Thai Guy) and Kevin Ross join Anoop Hothi on this episode of the K1ANOOP podcast.

Sean Fagan is a Muay Thai fighter and entrepenur who, set-up the Muay Thai Guy website five years ago. Muay Thai Guy is a leading podcast, website and free resource for anyone training in Muay Thai or kickboxing. Fagan who, had recently featured as a guest presenter on the World Muay Thai Summit, explains his journey and struggles in making his online buisnesses and websites successful whilst trying to establish his professional fighting career and balancing everything else in life too.

Kevin Ross is coming off a second round KO win against Alessio Arudini at BELLATOR 168: Bellator Kickboxing Florence last month in Italy and breaksdown his vicotry and the event itself. As well as sharing his thoughts for the new year ahead for both himself and all major kickboxing promotions and much more.

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Sean Fagan (Muay Thai Guy) and Kevin Ross

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MTGP 5 – Full Fight: John Wayne Parr vs. Pavlos Kaponis

John Wayne Parr is undoubtedly one of the greatest Muay Farangs of all time. A living legend in the western world of Muay Thai and K-1 veteran who, signed with Bellator Kickboxing towards the end of 2016 which, he discussed on the podcast recently including, potential match-ups and the sudden resurgence of kickboxing on a global scale. Relive his clash with Pavlos Kaponis from Greece at Muay Thai Grand Prix: MTGP 5 at the O2 Indigo, London.

MTGP 5 – Full Fight: John Wayne Parr vs. Pavlos Kaponis


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Photo credit: Natalia Rakowska/Muay Thai Grand Prix

Enfusion Live 41 – Full Fight: Ibrahim El Boustati vs. Filip Verlinden

Ibrahim El Boustati won a very close decision against GLORY Kickboxing and It’s Showtime veteran, Filip Verlinden at Enfusion Live 41. However, the decision has been dogged in controversy ever since and has turned into a full blown scandal with allegations of corruption over how the Belgium authorities overturned the decision into a victory for Verlinden a month later.

The shocking result change has been ignored by Enfusion and strongly refuted by their first two-weight male champion, El Boustati who, lambasted the media for, not acknowledging his (then) undefeated record of 45-0.

Enfusion Live 41 – Full Fight: Ibrahim El Boustati vs. Filip Verlinden


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KRUSH 72 – Full Fight: Mellony Geugjes vs. Kana

Mellony Geugjes defeated Japanese kickboxer, Kana at KRUSH 72 on January 15, 2017 in Japan for, the 50kg KRUSH women’s world championship. The coming months will be very interesting for Geugjes who, guested on the podcast recently, and spoke about her future plans for both kickboxing and MMA.

KRUSH 72 – Full Fight: Mellony Geugjes vs. Kana


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K1ANOOP – Mellony Geugjes + Daria Albers

Mellony Geugjes is the new 50kg KRUSH women’s world kickboxing champion and Daria Albers is a kickboxing and Muay Thai veteran who, has fought around the world including for WLF in China. Both female fighters join K1Anoop on this episode of the podcast talking about their achievements to-date. Geugjes clears up her future in kickbxoing and MMA and what her plans are in both rules of combat and Albers shares her deep history in fighting and some of the very challenging expriences she has had to face over the years.

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Daria Albers and Mellony Geugjes

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Idris Elba: Fighter – Tyrone Spong

Tyrone Spong is a professional boxer, kickboxer and mixed martial artist from the Netherlands of Surinamese descent. Spong is widely regarded as one of the greatest kickboxers of the modern era and a veteran of some of the biggest kickboxing promotions such as: K-1, It’s Showtime and GLORY Kickboxing. The “King of the Ring” had cornered Idris Elba for the British actor’s professional kickboxing debut last year which, is now being broadcasted in a three part documentary on, Discovery UK – Idris Elba: Fighter.

Kieran Keddle who, coached the British Hollywood actor, is friends with Spong and gave a good idea of what the kickboxing legend was like in the gym with Elba for the ‘Fighter’ documentary.  Tyrone last fought professionally in the kickboxing ring at GLORY 15 (in April 2014) when he sustained a terrible leg break against, Gökhan Saki. Since then Spong has gone undefeated in six pro boxing bouts but speculation still continues as to whether or not Spong may return to kickboxing – something that even Kieran Keddle shared his opinion on too.

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Idris Elba: Fighter – Developing a kickboxer

Kieran Keddle is a former three time world Thai boxing champion and head coach of Double K Gym who, coached Hollywood actor, Idris Elba for a year leading up-to Elba’s professional kickboxing debut.

Elba was a complete novice when he first started training with Keddle. The whole experience involved both Keddle and Elba travelling around the world together to: Australia, Cuba, South Africa and Thailand, to train with K-1 legends, Masato and Tyrone Spong and former IBF world heavyweight champion, Francois Botha.

The British actor’s entire preparation and professional kickboxing debut was filmed and broadcasted as the Idris Elba: Fighter documentary by the UK Discovery Channel under the guidance of, Kieran Keddle.

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Photo credit (Featured Image): Discovery Communications/Morgan White

KIERAN KEDDLE | Idris Elba: Fighter

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Photo by Morgan White via Morgan White Photography

Idris Elba‘s kickboxing coach Kieran Keddle is the main guest on this episode of the podcas. As well as Double K Gym fighters: Evan Jays, Luke Whelan and Jamie Whelan talking about their upcoming fights and the year ahead for them now that the new Double K Gym in Bromley, UK has opened.

Also, Keddle spoke indepth about some of the interesting back-stories about the ‘Idris Elba: Fighter‘ documentary which, shows the Hollywood actor’s year long journey to making his professional kickboxing journey; and the feedback since broadcasting the first episode earlier in the week. Plus, some intersting stuff about the following episodes and much more on the greater impact that the documentary and experience has had on Keddle and world kickboxing and what may or may not happen next with Elba and Keddle.

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