Northern European CA2 Qualifier - Marcus Öberg ( Sweden )


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5 of Contender Asia fighters are fighting at K-1 Scandinavia Max 2008 on 31 May 2008. Take note of the Contender Asia note ( below Ole )

Tournament Reserve Fight

  • Flag of the Czech Republic Frantisek Slustik vs. Flag of Norway Daniel Nordaas

Super Fight #1 WMC Featherweight European title

  • Flag of Spain Alfonso Marquez vs. Flag of Sweden Chris Foster

Tournament Quarter Finals

  • Flag of Sweden Elias Daniel vs. Flag of Sweden Joakim Karlsson
  • Flag of Sweden Mattias Karlsson vs. Flag of Sweden Marcus Oberg
  • Flag of Germany Kamal El Amrani vs. Flag of the United Arab Emirates Dzhabar Askerov
  • Flag of Suriname Marco Pique vs. Flag of Australia Bruce MacFie

Super Fight #2 WMC Female Junior Middleweight

  • Flag of Thailand Nong Thoom vs. Flag of Sweden Pernilla Johansson

Super Fight #3 WMC Super Middleweight Intercontinental title

  • Flag of Australia John Wayne Parr vs. Flag of Denmark Ole Laursen

Super Fights #4 WMC Middleweight World title

  • Flag of Thailand Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs. Flag of Russia Levin Artem

Super Fights #5 WMC Cruiserweight

  • Flag of Denmark Rasmus Zoeylner vs. Flag of Sweden Abbe Joof

Super Fights #6 WMC Cruiserweight

  • Flag of Morocco Badr Hari vs. Flag of the Netherlands Mourad Bouzidi

 




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Yod's opponent is the young 21-year old Russian Artem Levin.

 
WMC EMF European Title 2007–11- 03 
WMC Intercontinental Title  2007–08– 10  
IFMA World champion 2004, 2006, 2007 Bangkok
IFMA Russia Cup 2007 Kemorovo
IFMA Champion of Russia  2003– 2007
Chelyabinsk, Kemerovo, Arzamas
Gus’-Hrustal’nyi, Ekaterinburg
IFMA European champion 2004 Prague

But with only 15 fights under his belt, can he upset our mighty Yoddy!




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WOW!!! awesome fights! I wish I could go...

 

Thanks nyghtsky!!!




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The eight fighters in middleweight class will be battling to qualify for Contender Asia Season 2 that starts shooting in december 08 as well as for the K-1 max final in japan 2009.

The tournaments silver medalists will qualify for the WMC-S1 eight-men tournament finals held in conjunction with the 73th birthday of Bhumibol Rama IX, King of Thailand on December 5, 2008. 




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Yeah..i wish i could go too... hey maybe somebody could post the video here..that'll be great...and I dont know that Nong Toom is still fighting hope she'll win...i wanna wish best of luck to JWP, Yod, bruce,Dzhabar and Yukay...(the contenders)

Ouh yah! Not sure if you guys know this but on the 27th of May Sean will be fighting Takedo Kozo in Japan...lets wish him best of luck guys!!




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Whoa..nice card. Hopefully some kind soul will upload the fights online.

Badr Hari !!!!




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wow..nice..
Too bad i can't go , its too far away.
Yeah , hope someone will upload the fights !

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A brief interview with Yod  from Roguemag

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Yodseanklai Fairtex is officially the nicest guy and friendliest champion in Muay Thai. He can easily replace Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state any day. In a sport usually highlighted by boil over rivalries you couldn’t find a friendlier approach talking about your opponent. Rumour has it the Thai diplomatic service has earmarked him for life after Muay Thai.

However don’t let the boyish good looks and soft spoken words fool you- Yod is looking to save something special for his “Diamond” assignment. It’s been a while since this international super star of Muay Thai has fought a fellow countryman.

In his own admission, Malaipet who he considers a “very good” friend will receive special treatment when the WBC super welterweight world title goes up for grabs. The Jamaican extravaganza packed with world title fights, will feature the Yod V Malaipet fight as the headline act. Underlining this will be John Wayne Parr and Marco Pique!

It’s like when Metallica opened for Guns N’ Roses at Joe Robbie stadium back in 1992. It won’t get any better than this!

Malaipet in his interview about Yod and his preparation spoke of respect for each other ability and being the humble Thai he is, Yod is of same thinking. Best of mates, he promises something “special” on the night. After all this is a “Diamond” assignment- not any old fight.

He will be taking wing to Sweden next Saturday for a WMC world title fight and then fly to Jamaica to face Malaipet. As usual he took a few minutes off whilst on a heavy pad session to speak to ROGUE insider. 

Without further talk let's get right into the walk....

Q. You have Malaipet for the title coming up; who has promised a “memorable” fight- do you think you can KO him?
A.  If I have the opportunity it will happen. Yeah we will see, if it happens it happens. I like that- he has promised a memorable fight, I can say the same.

Q. Are there any weaknesses you see in Malaipet you can exploit- if so what are they?
A. To be honest hardly any, Malaipet is a good fighter I like his kicks. He’s a great fighter- so not many weaknesses

Q. In the past, after Andy Souwer you said you didn’t have any particular game plan- is it the same or anything different for this fight? Have you got a “special” game plan? 
A. Same, I just train hard and plan to win. If I do what have trained for and execute the plan—don’t want to give too much away but I am very confident of winning.

Q. Some people argue that you depend too much on your left kick and hard punches, anything different this time? Will we see Yod throw any elbows? 
A. I will be fighting a Thai not foreign fighter so I am sure you will see something different. It will be exciting, watch the fight and you will see what will happen!

Q. Will you fight anymore Thai "top-guns" anytime soon, more action at home?

A. There could be more fights with Thai fighters in the future but see how i go first, yeah i think i have more fights to come soon

Q. How as the whole experience of “Contender- Asia”? Did you enjoy it and tell us about the victory against John Wayne Parr?
A. I had good time and good experience. The victory was amazing for me, it was a dream come true to me. John is a good fighter and good friend. The whole show was great and I will remember it forever. I loved every minute of it!

Q. Does that mean you have edge over Malaipet and better prepared for the fight than him?
A. Malaipet is a great fighter I will find out in Jamaica I guess…

Q. How has your training gone so far, also you fight in Sweden soon- will that help in your build up for Jamaica?
A. I am always training hard and fighting every month. I am looking forward to Jamaica it has been a long time since I fought a Thai fighter, so I am very happy to have this fight in Jamaica.

Q. Lot of people and fans speak of Jamie Ong- you are good friends with her, do you think she will make a good ring card girl? What outfit will she look best in? 
A. Ah yes.. He He Yes, she is a beautiful girl and would look good in anything. Very beautiful girl and like i said before to you we are very good friends also...

Q. Do you think she will be good in the ring under full Thai rules- maybe against….?
A. I don’t know- we might have to find out I guess, why don’t you set up a fight, I can be referee! He He He

Q. What are your prediction and any message for Malaipet- who will be reading this for sure…?
A. He is a good friend and I wish him the best. This fight will be one to remember, please everybody- watch this fight we want to have a great fight and may the best man win!

Q. Thank you very much for your time and any final thoughts?
A. To all the fans, please watch the fight and thanks for supporting me, please read www.roguemag.com : I love it, try and have a look when I am not training at Fairtex. If you can get some nice pics of Jaimee on the website..He He He...Thank You!

He is obssessed with Jamie. LOL!

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FightGeek wrote:

Q. Do you think she will be good in the ring under full Thai rules- maybe against….?
A. I don’t know- we might have to find out I guess, why don’t you set up a fight, I can be referee! He He He

He is obssessed with Jamie. LOL!

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HAHA ! I like his answer. Funny guy eh.

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Like Yod said, " She'll look good in anything".... and probably less than anything. drool!




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She's so hot...




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Sorry to dissapoint you guys, but JWP, Badr Hari and Kamal El Amrani will not fight in Stockholm on 31 may. The reason why JWP will not attend is because he will be with his father on his last days. Virgil Kalakoda will take his place. Kamal El Amrani will be replaced by Jordan Tai.

Btw. Nightsky: Levin Artem has 109 fights and have won against many great thais, so he will be a great upset against Yod.




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Virgil Kalakoda? :-( oh my.... :-(




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Thanks for the update, Diony. I doubt  very much Levin Artem 's going to be the 'great upset' against Yod!

However, if Andy Souwer could win under dumb K-1 rules, I guess anyone could as well... ( K-1 Rules Sucks ! )




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wow!!! nyghtsky, do you hav bigger pix of this foto.... SLurpee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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Happy to obliged, Nimrod69!




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For Spoilers...click here.

Maybe admin can summarise for us :P

 

Credit to fansofK1.com




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Here you go:

 

Results:
Quarterfinals
Elias Daniel vs. Joakim Carlsson
Winner Joakim Carlsson

Mattias Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg
Winner Marcus Öberg

Dzhabar Askerov vs. Jordan Tai
Winner Dzhabar Askerov

Marco Pique vs. Bruce Mcfie
Winner Marco Pique

Semifinal: Joakim Karlsson vs. Marcus Öberg
Winner Marcus Öberg

Semifinal: Dzhabar Askerov vs. Marco Pique
Winner Dzhabar Askerov

Superfight: Virgil Kalakoda vs. Ole Laursen
Winner Virgil Kalakoda

Superfight: Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs. Levin Artem
Winner Yodsaenklai by KO in the 2nd round

Final: Marcus Öberg vs. Dzhabar Askerov
Winner Marcus Öberg is in the K-1 Max Final 16 and the Contender Asia Season 2




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Found the Yod's superfight against Levin Artem on YouTube! What a knockout!

Yodsaenklai Fairtex vs Levin Artem

 




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WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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 sigh ... Preacher! 




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I'm also sad about Bruce, but Pique is a good fighter. But between us I was sure, that Bruce will kick his ass... too bad.

By the way, did you see Dzhabars muscles on the press conference? this guy had 69,9 kilo, and a muscles of a 90 kilo bodybuilder. Man! I'm impressed.

Also about Yods fight- that K.O. was great, did you see how this guy was trying to stand up? I was knocked down a few times, but never been in that kind of confusion like him. I don't even want to imagine how hard Yod is punching ;)




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You guys found more clips?




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tori wrote:

I'm also sad about Bruce, but Pique is a good fighter. But between us I was sure, that Bruce will kick his ass... too bad.

By the way, did you see Dzhabars muscles on the press conference? this guy had 69,9 kilo, and a muscles of a 90 kilo bodybuilder. Man! I'm impressed.

Also about Yods fight- that K.O. was great, did you see how this guy was trying to stand up? I was knocked down a few times, but never been in that kind of confusion like him. I don't even want to imagine how hard Yod is punching ;)

he towered over Yoddy  too !!! Yod: Quick hands!




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Dzhabar vs Marco Pique fight clip. It was in this semi-final fight, Dzhabar won but sustained the cut that would later cause him to lose ( by stoppage ) in the final match up against Marcus Öberg, and lose his place in Contender Asia Season 2. Tuff luck, bro!
 
 
 
 
 

Final Round -  1:53" - check out Dzhabar's back spinning 'punch'

 
Enjoy!

 




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Man, Dzhabar was sooooo close....




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Wow! Dzhabar was great with his knees and punches.




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Joakim Karlsson vs Marcus Öberg ( 2nd Semifinal Matchup ) Another must-watch, guys!

Joakim Karlsson vs Marcus Öberg Pt 1

 

Joakim Karlsson vs Marcus Öberg Pt 2 




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Dzhabar vs Marcus Öberg in the Final.

Dzhabar Askerov vs Marcus Öberg

Dzhabar Askerov vs Marcus Öberg

Don't want to take anything away from Marcus, but had Dzhabar not sustained the cut from his earlier match against Marco Pique, the results would be different. Poor Dzhabar, to lose because of stoppage was really heart-breaking. ( see Zig-Zach and Yukay trying to console him at the end! ) They even played the Contender Asia theme song at the end of the 2nd round.




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In Dzhabar's corner was- Zach, Bruce and Pitu... not Yukay. Poor Dzhabar, but I have to say that Marcus in every fight was great.




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Dzhabar Askerov / Marcus Öberg Rematch!

It was a real heart-breaking moment when Dzhabar Askerov lost to Marcus Öberg in K-1 Scandinavia Max 2008 on 31 May 2008 due to a TKO ( referee stoppage ) from the cut from his earlier match against Marco Pique. I am not saying Marcus was not fighting good, but the results may have been different had the referee allow Dzhabar to continue... Nuff' said

" Rematch! " bellowed the fans and the crowd... and Rematch, K-1 obliged....

Rumble of the Kings under the umbrella of the WMC and IFMA is with no doubt one of the best produced fighting events in the world. February 27th ‘09 will see the Stadium Arena, Himmelstalundsparken, Norrkoping - Sweden be the venue for the much anticipated showdown.

 




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Fightcard

Start

Fight order

Blue Corner

Red Corner

18:00

OPENING FIGHT

  

MMA Opening Fight 1

 (3 R x 5 Min)

Carlos Prada

(SWEDEN)

Tobias Hellström

(SWEDEN)

19:00

RUMBLE OF THE KINGS OPENING CEREMONI

  

K-1 Super Fight 1

(3 R x 3 Min)

David Teymur

(SWEDEN)

Kittisak"Tung"Noiwibon

(SWEDEN)

  

K-1 Super Fight 2

(3 R x 3 Min)

Daniel Teymur

(SWEDEN)

Chris Forster

(SWEDEN)

  

K-1 Super Fight 3

(3 R x 3 Min)

Tofan Pirani

(SWEDEN)

Jonathan Gromark

(SWEDEN)

  

MMA Super Fight 4

(3 R x 5 Min)

TBA

(SWEDEN)

Bobby Rehman

(SWEDEN)

  

MMA Super Fight 5

(3 R x 5 Min)

Jaime Palou

(SWEDEN)

Ilir Latifi

(SWEDEN)

  

MMA Super Fight 6

(3 R x 5 Min)

Matthew Sellars

(UK)

Joakim Engberg

(SWEDEN)

  

K-1 Super Fight 7

(3 R x 3 Min)

Joakim Karlsson

(SWEDEN)

Christian Klingenberg

(DENMARK)

  

K-1 Super Fight 8

(3 R x 3 Min)

TBA

(NETHERLANDS)

Abbe Joof

(SWEDEN)

  

K-1 Super Fight 9

(3 R x 3 Min)

Marcus Öberg

(SWEDEN)

Dzabar Askerov

(UNITED ARAB EMIRATES)

  

PRO BOXING Super Fight 10

(4 R x 3 Min)

TBA

(USA)

Andreas Gustavsson

(SWEDEN)

  

K-1 Super Fight 11

(3 R x 3 Min)

Alex Dally

(UK)

Rickard Nordstrand

(SWEDEN)

22:30

Ending ceremony: All fighters to the boxing ring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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Short information about some of the fighters

Abdoulile  "Abbe"  Joof,

Abbe is one of Swedens big rising stars and a fighter with a real killer instinct and great techinc. He fought an close and hard fight at the recent K-1 Scandinavia event in Luleå versus Dave Meijer from Holland, Abbe lost that fight but he showed the audience that he is ready and capeble to fight anyone. He became Swedish Muay thai Champion 2008 for the third time and he also fights for the Swedish national team in Muay Thai.

Thai & Kickboxing Record 
Fights 22,  Wins 17,  Losses 5,  Draws 0, KO's 8

 Andreas Gustavsson

Andreas was one of Swedens biggest hopes in boxing with more then 170 amateur fights. gold in severall events and he also won a bronze at the European championships,  but after not beeing able to compete in the 2004 summer Olympics he decided to give his boxing career a rest. Now he is back making his pro boxing debue in the city that he lives in. 

 Ilir Latifi

Ilir recently made his MMA pro debue at the event Superior challange in Stockholm where he impressede everyone in the crowd with his great grappling skills, brutal GnP and amazing throws of his opponent. Ilir has a wrestling background but is well rounded and hits hard and fast.

pro record 1-0-0

 

  Joakim " Yukay, Jocke" Karlsson

Jocke Karlsson need no introduction, competing in K-1 Scandinavia 2006, 2007 and 2008, he has fought in the Kings cup and several other big events around the world including the IFMA Muaythai World Championship 2006 where he came in 2:nd place. Also Jocke was one of the original fighters in the first season of the conteder asia TV series. He is know for his devestating uppercuts and bodyblows and not many fighters dare to stand and trade punches with him.

Thai & Kickboxing Record  22-10-1 10 KO`s

 

  Christian Klingenberg

Christian is a young and talented fighter from Denmark, he fights with a classic Muay Thai stance and have dangerous front and low kicks, and also has some rapid boxing ready for his opponents.

 Joakim Engberg

Joakim is also an MMA fighter and he is by many seemd as one of Swedens best MMA fighters in the 70-80 KG`s weight division. Joakim is currently ranked 2nd in europe and he is known as an well rounded fighter with devestating power in his hands and has good timing.

Pro MMA record
5-5-1
Finnfight title holder

 

 

 

     Marcus Öberg

Marcus won the K-1 MAX Rumble of the kings  2008 event after deafeting Mattias Karlson, Joakim " Yukay" Karlsson and Dzhabar "Jabbar" Askerov in an impressive fashion, securing both an entry at the 2009 K-1 World MAX final elimination event and also a spot at the uppcomming season 2 of the contender Asia TV Series. Marcus is also the 2008 Swedish Muay Thai champion and fights for the Swedish national team in Muay Thai.

 

 Rickard Nordstrand

Rickard is making his fighting comeback after a one year suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing an drugtest at an K-1 event in Las Vegas 2007 08 11. Rickard is know as an fighter that dosent "back down" and always brings excitement to the ring, Rickard has become the K-1 Skandinavia Elimination Tournament Finalist 2004 and 2006 and he has also gone the time versus fighters like Remy Bonjasky, Ruslan Karaev and Musashi.

Thai & Kickboxing Records 
 23 Wins, 6 Losses, 3 Draws, 5 KO's

 

     ALEX "The Demolition Man" DALLY

Alex is an Muay Thai warrior who has fought and defeated some of the best in the bussnies and on the way he has earnd himself both an WMC Europe and WMC World titel. Among his thirty two proffesional wins seventeen of them has come by the way of knockout so his opponent better keep a tight guard or it might be a short fight. In his record he has wins over fighters like Scott Bannan (3 time World Champion), Shinarat Watcharing (former Lumpini Champion) and Almas Kassanov ( WMC world titel fight ).

Thai boxing Record =   32 wins,   16 losses,   1 draw,   17 KO`s