Fight Night Combat News http://www.fightnightcombat.com/ News about Fight Night Combat. en-us Copyright 2015-2016 Luke Burrage Sun, 23 Apr 2017 https://validator.w3.org/feed/docs/rss2.html FightNightCombat.com News RSS News luke@juggler.net luke@juggler.net 40 Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170421-Markus-Utke-untouchable-at-the-Israel-2017-Fight-Night <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-40.html" target="new">Markus Utke</a> for winning the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html" target="new">Israel 2017 Fight Night</a> last weekend. He was almost untouchable for the entire event, losing only two points in four qualification matches and three knockout matches.</p> <p>Check out this 6 minutes 35 second video of every point of the tournament:</p> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=20r0GekmpoM --> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/20r0GekmpoM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>The video also features a showdown between <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-156.html" target="new">Eivind Dragsjø</a> and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-498.html" target="new">Onni Toivonen</a>, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-53.html" target="new">Lauge Benjaminsen</a> mostly defeated himself, messing up his signature shoulder-roll-turn manoeuvre three times to allow <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-823.html" target="new">Yaron Davidovich</a> through to the semi-finals, and <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-41.html" target="new">Bar Mualem</a> pulling off a come-from-behind victory against <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-14.html" target="new">Alex Leymann</a>. <p>21 jugglers took part in the qualifications, and 8 made it into the knockout. Onni Toivonen earned himself a wildcard by beating 8th seed <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-560.html" target="new">Daniel Latorre</a> for a place in the round of 8.</p> <p>This National 425 tournament is Markus's biggest victory so far, and moves him up to fourth in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170417.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to Ofek Rafaeli for organising the tournament, and to Sarah Richter for the photo and video footage. See all the tournament results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170421-Markus-Utke-untouchable-at-the-Israel-2017-Fight-Night">Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night</a> <br> <br> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170421_Markus Utke untouchable at the Israel 2017 Fight Night_Israel-2017.txt Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170419-Featured-video-_-Matty-Schneider-vs-Cameron-Ford-in-the-BJC-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-Final <!-- <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-.html" target="new"></a> --> <p>The top four seeds at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">British Juggling Convention 2017 Fight Night Combat tournament</a> all reached the semi-finals. Fourth seed <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-503.html" target="new">Cameron Ford</a> upset top seed and top five ranked player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-17.html" target="new">Brook Roberts</a> in their close-faught semi-final 5 points to 4. In the other semi-final <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-9.html" target="new">Matty Schneider</a> beat seconed seed and ninth ranked player <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-36.html" target="new">Danny Cooper</a>.</p> <p>Check out this video of the final match featuring Cameron and Matty:</p> <!-- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOuhbDTovEI --> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fOuhbDTovEI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>17 jugglers took part in the first Major 750 tournament of the year, with the top 12 in qualifications going through to the knockout. The winner earns 750 rankings points and, due it being one of the four Major tournaments in 2017, an automatic invite to the European Masters 2017, the end of year finals for the 2017 season.</p> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-24.html" target="new">Jon Peat</a> for organizing the tournament, <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-207.html" target="new">Ieuan Evans</a> for refereeing, and Martin King-Sheard for hosting. See all the results and details here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html</a> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170419-Featured-video-_-Matty-Schneider-vs-Cameron-Ford-in-the-BJC-2017-Fight-Night-Combat-Final">Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final</a> <br> <br> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170419_Featured video - Matty Schneider vs Cameron Ford in the BJC 2017 Fight Night Combat Final_BJC-2017-Nottingham.txt Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video:-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vnPT9RkJ-5k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-798.html" target="new">Kyle Johnson</a> for making this great hightlights video of the Fight Night at the 2017 New Zealand Circus Festival last month.</p> <p>See all the results and details of the tournament here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video:-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson">Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson</a> <br> <br> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170416_Featured video: New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson_New-Zealand-2017.txt Featured video - New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video-_-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/vnPT9RkJ-5k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>Thanks to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-798.html" target="new">Kyle Johnson</a> for making this great hightlights video of the Fight Night at the 2017 New Zealand Circus Festival last month.</p> <p>See all the results and details of the tournament here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-New-Zealand-2017.html</a></p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170416-Featured-video-_-New-Zealand-2017-Fight-Night-by-Kyle-Johnson">Featured video - New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson</a> <br> <br> Sun, 16 Apr 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170416_Featured video - New Zealand 2017 Fight Night by Kyle Johnson_New-Zealand-2017.txt Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170315-Istvan-Hornyak-back-to-winning-in-Hungary <img src="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-images/Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.jpg"> <p>Congratulations to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-371.html" target="new">István Hornyák</a> for winning the first <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html" target="new">Hungarian Juggling Championships Fight Night</a> last weekend in Budapest. In the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-371-tournaments.html" target="new">six combat tournaments in Hungary so far</a>, István has ended up in either first or second place, winning at the Hungarian Juggling Convention in 2012, 2013 and 2014, then losing in the final in 2015 (to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-2.html" target="new">Luke Burrage</a>) and 2016 (to <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-370.html" target="new">András Timár</a>).</p> <p>On Saturday he beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-373.html" target="new">László Gyimóthi</a> 5-3 in the final after winning his first two matches without dropping a single point. <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-808.html" target="new">Áron Huszka</a> beat <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/player-151.html" target="new">Mees Jager</a>, who was invited to the event to judge other competitions, in the third place match.</p> <p>11 jugglers took part in the qualifications, though one person dropped out due to injury. István earned himself 250 rankings points for his win, and with his 2nd place points from the Hungarian Juggling Convention last year moves up to 29th in the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/points-and-rankings-20170313.html" target="new">52 Week Current Rankings</a>.</p> <p>Thanks to Bosznay Réka and Gyimóthi László for organising the event. All the scores and details can be found here: <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html" target="new">http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.html</a></p> <p>The next scheduled Fight Night is the first Major 750 tournament of 2017, taking place at the <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-BJC-2017-Nottingham.html" target="new">British Juggling Convention in Nottingham</a>.</p> <br> <br> Link to this news post - <a href="http://fightnightcombat.com/news-20170315-Istvan-Hornyak-back-to-winning-in-Hungary">Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary</a> <br> <br> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 /home/polab/fightnightcombat.com/public/news-posts/20170315_Istvan Hornyak back to winning in Hungary_Hungarian-Juggling-Championships-2017.txt