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Up And Comers! Knockout Power

A presentation of a few fighters who might have a bright future and should be looked at by the bigger fighting organizations. In this post, 3 fighters under age 25 from Russia, Japan and Korea are presented.

Kirill Sidelnikov

Russian Kirill Sidelnikov is only 19 years old and is a student of Fedor Emelianenko. He has only had three MMA fights thus far but Fedor speaks very highly of him. He lost his second MMA fight against the experienced Antonio Mendes, but did well until the fight was stopped due to a cut. He also has good results from Combat Sambo championships.

vs. Dong Woo Shin
vs. Antonio Mendes
vs. Martin Soltisyk


SHOJI is 24 years old and the current Lightweight King Of Pancrase. He won the title by defeating DREAM veteran Artur Umakhanov via TKO in January. Five out of his six victories were won with strikes and he finished all of them by using all the weapons of a striker, kicks, punches and knees. SHOJI’s next fight is on April 27th at Pancrase Shining Tour 3 where he will face Pancrase 5th ranked Koji Oishi.

vs. Artur Umakhanov

Kwang Hee Lee

Korean Kwang Hee Lee is 21 years old and the current Spirit MC Welterweight Champion. Kwang hits very hard and is not afraid to soccer kick his opponents head repeatedly. He is 5-0 and all of his victories are by KO/TKO. His next fight is in SENGOKU II on May 18th where he will face Pride veteran Eiji Mitsuoka.

Spirit MC 14 promo with footage from a few Kwang fights during the first 30 seconds.

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  1. April 2, 2008 at 7:13 pm

    Nice post. Thanks for the videos.

    Someone should put together a top ten of fighters under the age of 23 in the world. Who knows, maybe I should stop being lazy and do it myself…

  2. April 2, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    That would be an interesting list.

  3. Олег
    April 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Better quality of [b]Kirill Sidelnikov[/b] vs Martin Soltisyk:

  4. April 3, 2008 at 6:36 am

    Thanks, I’ll update it.

  1. April 3, 2008 at 1:15 pm

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