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Old 08-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Les Piper announced as Combat 8 Main Event

Any further news on this event....anybody plan on attending?

Former Australian Super Middleweight Champion, Les Piper has been announced this morning as the boxer that will head the lineup of boxers in a new concept in which Boxers will take on MMA fighters in the ring.


Newcastle MMA fighter ****** Murry will be Pipers opponent in Combat 8's inaugural event to be held at Panthers Newcastle, September 1, 2012.


Combat 8 is aiming to match the best boxers Vs the best MMA fighters in a format that compliments both sports. The Promoters promise "to bring you fast paced fights that if they last the distance you will have a winner within 3 x 3 minute rounds."


The modified rules eliminate kicking to bring the fighters closer together & eliminate knees and elbows to replace it with fighters opting to pick each other up and slam their opponents to the ground or throw their opponents into the cage.


Time will tell if the public embrace this new concept with most fight fans we've spoken to.prepared to wait to see the first event before making to many comments.
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Old 08-25-2012, 09:23 PM   #2
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I think Lucas Browne has signed onto this as well.
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Old 08-25-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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The guy that set up the Combat 8 format started a thread about it in the MMA section. It may have some more info.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:17 AM   #4
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I signed up in hopes that Zelky calls me out lol
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Crap concept - will not last.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:50 AM   #6
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Crap concept - will not last.
Agree with you PIRA. I think it will be a spectacular failure.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:58 AM   #7
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K1 AND Pride FC have both tried this to no avail. I dont see it making a splash unfortunately
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I think Lucas Browne has signed onto this as well.
You are taking the piss here.
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You are taking the piss here.
Browne is on this card
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Old 08-31-2012, 08:33 PM   #10
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Fightbet.

MMA
****** Murray-----1.25
Les Piper---------3.00

Patrick Kennedy--1.15
Oscar Talemaira--4.50

Looks like Oscar has replaced Browne.

Boxing
Golovkin---------1.16
Proksa-----------4.77

Sturm-----------1.61
Geale------------2.29
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Browne is on this card
Glad he's not. Should be concentrating on his boxing unless these guys are offering too good to refuse money.
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