HEAVYWEIGHT GRAND SLAM 16-MAN KICKBOXING TOURNAMENT AT SAITAMA SUPER ARENA ON NEW YEAR’S EVE.
World No. 1 ranked heavyweight and No. 1 tournament seed Semmy Schilt (39-6, 18 KO’s), who won the GLORY heavyweight title earlier this year, drew Brice Guidon (28-7, 4 KO’s) of France as an opening round opponent. Schilt, an Ashihara Karate black belt, is a notoriously difficult opponent because of his size (2.12 meters/6-foot-11) and his unique style, which explains why only four men have ever beaten him in his entire career.
Guidon’s style is characterized by excellent timing. He is the WPMF European Heavyweight and WPMF World Super-Heavyweight champion and has fought Schilt once before, going the distance with him in Moscow, Russia earlier this year.
No. 2 seed is Gokhan Saki (77-15, 53 KO’s)
DEEP Welterweight Champion Yuya Shirai faced Paul Daley at BAMMA5 in Manchester, England on Feb. 26.
Daley used his reach and jab to stick and move. Shirai had
In Japan, Christianity has always been in the minority, currently at only 2% of the population. As a result, Christmas is not really celebrated other than in a consumeristic fashion where couples exchange presents or children are given them. Christmas cards are generally not sent. However, New Year’s cards, in postcard form are sent by almost everyone