Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas hosted a great kickboxing tournament featuring Malaipet, Goncharonok, Yarborough, Turuk, and Njokuani – FIGHT RESULTS.
KICKBOXING WORLD TITLE
Alain NGALANI ( Hong Kong ) wins by DQ in R1 vs Dzevad POTURAK ( Sarajevo, BOSNIAN SR )
KICKBOXING INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE
Tim THOMAS ( England, UK ) vs Malaipet (Thailand / USA ) – Majority Draw.
Denis GONCHERONOK ( Minsk, BELARUS ) wins by TKO R3vs Sergiano CAIRO ( Amsterdam, HOLLAND )
Pavel TURUK ( Minsk, BELARUS ) wins on points vs Shawn YARBOROUGH ( Las Vegas, NV )
Chidi NJOKUANI ( Las Vegas, NV ) wins on points vs Edwin AGUILAR ( Tijuana, MEXICO )
Sofie Bagherdai wins on points vs Jessica Bartness
Kickboing Empire fight video and photos will be published shortly
Report by Muaythaiauthority.com
Saturday night the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV played host to IKA kickboxing action. Some noteable Muay Thai practitioners were on the card including former WBC Muay Thai U.S. national champion Shawn Yarborough, current WBC Muay Thai international champion Malaipet, and Chidi Njokuani.
Malaipet was a late addition to the card as he replaced Tony Hervey against U.K. fighter Tim Thomas. Despite the event being K-1 rules Malaipet was risking a lot in the fight. Scheduled to be defending his WBC Muay Thai international title against Chike Lindsay in two weeks at Stand Up Promotions “M1 Grand Muay Thai Championship” event, an injury could have easily erased those plans. Malaipet, however, came out of the bout unscathed as he fought to a majority draw with Thomas.
Shawn Yarborough’s issues in the ring continued. The former Muay Thai champion dropped two fights via decision before winning a controversial split decision over Chris Romulo this past May. A dominate performance in a kickboxing bout could have helped him regain his old form, but that was not the case. Yarborough was overwhelmed by Pavel Turk in route to a unanimous decision loss.
Chidi Njokuani was the only Muay Thai practitioner to come away with a victory on the night. Despite recently focusing on MMA he is ranked second at super middleweight in the U.S. by the WBC. Njokuani defeated Edwin Aguilar via unanimous decision.