Zambidis vs Chahid – 2010 K-1 World Max Final 16
This is easily one of the most entertaining fights that I have ever seen. It’s full of tight technique, intelligent strategy, and raw power. K-1 is the top of the line in kickboxing, and this is one of the best K-1 matches ever.
Part 1: Some things to watch for without spoiling too much:
Zambidis (Black Shorts) and Chahid (Red and Green Shorts)
- Zambidis’ ability to change levels and work the body with hooks and uppercuts during his combinations.
- Chahid’s ability to cut off the ring and use his front leg with power. The front leg roundhouse is fast so it’s difficult to counter, and he still develops power from his hips by snapping them over.
- Notice how all of the knock downs happen when someone’s body is out of position and they no longer have a strong stance.
(Rounds 1 and 2)
- A lot of the same, but watch how whoever controls the pace, typically controls the fight. Some fighters push the pace while others slow the pace. Figure out what your pace is and suck people into it.
- Watch the counter at 7:27, it’s one of my favorites. The front roundhouse beats the rear roundhouse in speed just like a straight beats a hook.
- Bodyshots are an investment. Oftentimes they don’t pay off right away. You get your return later on if you’re consistent and patient.