Eurosport Fight Club

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Fight Club
Eurosport Logo 2015.svg
Also known asEurosport Fight Club
Martial Arts
Country of originEurope
Original language(s)English
Production location(s)Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris, France
Editor(s)Samuel Pagal [2][3]
Annie Vicaire
Charles-Henri Odin
Running time120[1]-180 mins. (within commercial breaks)
DistributorDiscovery Communications
Original networkEurosport
Original release2001
External links

Fight Club was a martial arts TV magazine program, created by Samuel Pagal and broadcast by the French based, pan-European broadcasting sports channel Eurosport.[4] The program includes various events, bouts and special features of kickboxing throughout the world.

Fight Club was aired on 21:00 CET on Thursdays. The replays were generally scheduled in weekends in shortened versions.


The Fight Club program was notable for airing K-1 events. Its whole calendar was usually shown over the course of the year. The K-1 martial arts organization has tournaments in K-1 MAX for a 70.5 kg (155 lb) weight division, and in K-1 World Grand Prix for the +90 kg (200 lb) weight division. In addition, fight club often covers various kickboxing and Muay Thai events from Europe, within modified rules in European standards.

Featured events[edit]

Organization Country Discipline(s) Notes
Le Choc des Titans France Kickboxing
K-1 Japan Kickboxing [2][5]
WAKO Pro World Grand Prix Italy Kickboxing [6]
United Glory Netherlands Kickboxing
It's Showtime Netherlands Kickboxing/MMA [7][8]
Klash Events Netherlands Kickboxing [1]
King of Kings Lithuania Kickboxing
SLAMM!! Events Netherlands Kickboxing
Champions League Portugal Kickboxing
SUPERKOMBAT Romania Kickboxing [3]
World Freefight Challenge (WFC) Slovenia Kickboxing/MMA [9]
Thailand vs. Challenger Thailand Muay Thai [10][11][12]
Ring Masters Turkey Kickboxing [5][13][14]
King of Kings Moldova Kickboxing

These events usually include bouts for the 75 kg (165 lb) weight division, a weight at which fighters cannot enter into K-1 MAX. The show has also recently taken to air women's fights or tournaments.

Top 10 KOs[edit]

The program also supplies special features like exclusive interviews with fighters and a popular Top 10 KOs list, which encloses the most spectacular knock outs made that year.


Eurosport broadcasts in 20 different languages all around Europe and in English in Asia-Pacific Zone. The commentators for each language are below:

Language Commantator(s) Notes
Central and West Europe
Dutch Fred Royers [15][16][17]
English Will Vanders [18][19]
French Samuel Pagal / Charles-Henri Odin / Pascal Iglicki [2]
Portuguese Carlos Ramjanali
Eastern Europe and Balkans
Bulgarian Kamen Petrov & Ognian Georgiev
Czech Ondrej Novotny & Jan Dominec
Hungarian Ferenc Várhegyi & Róbert Opál
Polish Andrzej Janisz & Piotr Zwierzchowski
Romanian Teo Avramescu & Alex Ganci
Russian Stanislav Golovanov
Serbian Dusko Milanovic
Danish Tania Presutti
Finnish Simo Halmevuo & Petri Martinez
Norwegian No local commentary, broadcast in English
Swedish Kasra Ashami & Ronny Lindqvist
Southern Europe
Greek Makis Kolethras
Italian Dario Puppo & Stefania Bianchini
Spanish Emilio Marquiegui
Turkish Umut Isik & Birol Topuz [5][13]
Former Rosters
Italian Giorgio Ambrogi
Russian Roman Mazurov
Serbian Ognjen Veljic
Swedish Jörgen Kruth

Technical support[edit]

The program is edited in Eurosport Central Building studios which is located in Issy-Les-Moulineaux commune, Paris by Samuel Pagal, Annie Vicaire and Charle-Henri Odin, the editors of the show.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Fight Club". Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  2. ^ a b c d "K1 WGP on Eurosport 2010". Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  3. ^ a b c Gancu, Alexandru (Eurosport) (2011-04-15). "" (in Romanian). Retrieved 2011-10-19. External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ "Eurosport Guide 2010". Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  5. ^ a b c Arna, Sibel (2007-07-29). "K-1 İyi dövüşmek yetmiyor güzel yüz, atletik vücut gerekiyor" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  6. ^ "Wako Pro World Grand Prix on Eurosport h. 10:00 pm, March 31st". 2011-03-29. Retrieved 2011-05-23.
  7. ^ "Il primo reality di kick boxing è su Eurosport – video" (in Italian). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  8. ^ Vujic, Slaven (2005-03-25). "Interview with Zlatko Mahic (WFC)". Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  9. ^ "WFC 13: Heavy Hitters (World Freefight Challenge) odbrojavanje" (in Serbian). 2003-07-13. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  10. ^ "Thailand vs Challenger presented by Elite Boxing". Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  11. ^ "Thailand Vs. Challenger – Press Conference". Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  12. ^ "Thailand VS Challenger(2011) Series". 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2011-10-20.
  13. ^ a b "Arkın'ın ringdeki öğrencileri" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  14. ^ Cevizcioğlu, Cemal (2008-10-19). "Benzersiz Bir Turnuva, Ring Masters Olympia" (in Turkish). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  15. ^ "Fred Royers". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  16. ^ ThaiGym Mons (2007-04-15). "Fred Royers" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  17. ^ "Fred Royers" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  18. ^ "William "The Sensei" Vanders". 2003-11-21. Archived from the original on March 15, 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-21.
  19. ^ Doyle, Paul (2005-02-03). "Why K-1 is the toughest, most exciting sport in the world". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 2011-10-21.

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