John Maguire

John ‘The One’ Maguire (pictured) vs Philip ‘Honeybadger’ Mulpeter. Pic by SHERDOG.COM -click for source-

On the other end of Christmas are all of the New Years fight cards. So we are going to cover the smaller cards on New Years weekend:

K-1 World MAX 2013 World Championship Tournament Quarter Final

Longtime kickboxing promotion K-1 holds the beginning of their World Max Tournament Quarterfinals December 28 in Foshan, China:

World Max Quarterfinal: Buakaw Banchamek vs. Zhou ZhiPeng
World Max Quarterfinal: Andy Souwer vs. Enriko Kehl
China versus: Kong Hong Xing (China) vs. Saenchai (Thailand)
China versus: Li Ning (China) vs. Sutin (Thailand)
China versus: Han Kai Hu (China) vs. Chengrob (Thailand)
China versus: Zhang Kai Yin (China) vs. Rachen (Thailand)
China versus: Xie Lei (China) vs. Pasol (Philippines)

Gladiator Challenge “Slug Fest”

The California based Gladiator Challenge puts on an event at the Soboba Casino Sports Complex in San Jacinto, Califonia on December 28:

Light Heavyweight Championship Justin Polendey vs. Matt Lagler
Paul Webb vs. Sam Rodriguiz
Dustin Codispoti vs. Jake Mylles
Jimmy Stokes vs. TDB

CWFC 63 – CAGE WARRIORS FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 63

British based Cage Warriors will hold an event at the Helix in Dublin, Ireland on New Years Eve, December 31 to usher in the new year:

Steven Ray vs Ivan ‘Buki’ Buchinger
John ‘The One’ Maguire vs Philip ‘Honeybadger’ Mulpeter
Jim ‘The Beast’ Alers vs Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner
Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond vs Mateusz Teodorczuk
Aisling ‘Ais the Bash’ Daly vs Karla Benitez
Myles ‘Magic’ Price vs Sean ‘Sexy Curls’ Carter
Catherine Costigan vs Morgane Delagnau
Kieran Davern vs John ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Redmond
Amanda English vs Slavka Vitaly
Chris Boujard vs Peter Queally
Gavin Kelly vs Dylan Sheehan
Mick ‘Basher’ Brennan vs Kieran O’Brien

PANCRASE – BAYSIDE FIGHT 2

This is one of two new years shows held in Japan and probably the less high profile of the two held in Yokohama, Japan December 31:

Kenta Takagi vs Brent Schermerhorn
Takashi Sato vs Joe Proctor
Yusei Shimokawa vs Suguru Hayasaka
Yusuke Kitago vs Chikara Shimabukuro
Nobuki Fujii vs Naohiro Takaoka
Kosuke ‘Coro’ Terashima vs Ryuya Suzuki
Hikaru Hasumi vs Kentaro Ushiku
Kendo Kanabe vs Daiki Yamaishi

INOKI BOM-BA-YE 2013

Antonio Inoki and Japan’s tradition of a huge new years eve fight card continues with this mixed show being held in Tokyo, Japan the 31st:

IGF champ MMA rules match: Kazuyuki Fujita VS Satoshi Ishii
Naoya Ogawa/Shinichi Suzukawa VS Jerome Le Banner/Ray Sefo
IGF MMA rules match 3X5: Atsushi Sawada VS Minowaman
IGF MMA rules match 3X5: Shinya Aoki VS TOSHI
IGF MMA rules match 3X5: Brett Rogers VS Philippe de fly
IGF 1X3 KB 2X5 MMA Mix: Crusher Kawaguchi VS Hiromi Amada
IGF MMA rules match 3X5: Satoru Kitaoka VS Ramazan Esenbaefu
1X20 min wrestling: Hideki Suzuki VS One bottle WANG BIN
1X20 min wrestling match: Bob Sapp VS General Okamoto SHOGUN
1X10 minute prowrestling match: Mike Joe VS Keisuke Okuda

I have been putting this off but now is the time I would like to wish all MMA Freak readers a Merry Christmas! Enjoy the holiday!