After a string of cancelled fights and the pandemic, Canadian flyweight Malcolm (X) Gordon figured his MMA career had hit a dead end. Varga has since competed in the K-1, Glory, and Bellator Kickboxing promotions and has won 6 professional kickboxing world titles. Cannabis enthusiast, podcast host and former actor and television host Joe Rogan speaks with retired Muay Thai kickboxer Joseph Valtellini about the benefits of CBD in this Youtube video. Former GLORY champion and current commentator “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini was invited by hometown baseball team the Toronto Blue Jays to throw out the first pitch at a Blue Jays game Saturday. "I assumed it was just one of those things that would go away after I took a few days off. He currently competes for Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing, where he is the current Bellator Kickboxing Welterweight Champion.. As of June 1, 2019, he is ranked the #8 ranked welterweight kickboxer in the … … He also trains at Bazooka Joe Kickboxing in Scarborough under Joe Valtellini, a former Glory welterweight champion. He also trains at Bazooka Joe Kickboxing in Scarborough under Joe Valtellini, a former Glory welterweight champion. [20] [21], Moving up from his usual weight of 75 kg/165 lb, he faced Shawn Yarborough in a 76 kg/169 lb catch weight on March 9, 2012. Joseph 'Bazooka Joe' Valtellini from Canada. ‘Bazooka Joe’ Valtellini was born in Toronto, Canada to parents from Sicily, Italy and from an early age was encouraged by his father to train in the martial arts. [28] [29], In December 2012, he signed with Glory to fight under Oriental kickboxing rules in the organization's 77 kg/170 lb welterweight division. [31], He returned to New York to face François Ambang at Glory 9: New York on June 22, 2013. The conversation starts with Joseph mentioning to Joe how CBD has helped him recover after a fight. Gordon started in martial arts with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. Vakhitov is the current Glory Light Heavyweight Champion. Ambang was able to get back to his feet but could not walk towards the referee and the fight was called, giving the Canadian the win. Raymond Lee Daniels (born April 29, 1980) is an American Kenpoist, Karateka, Tae Kwon Do practitioner, kickboxer and mixed martial artist known for his flashy and aggressive style of fighting. Recently, kickboxer “Bazooka” Joe Valtellini and former boxer Paulie Malignaggi got into a spat on Twitter over whether hard or light sparring is the way to go. He also trains at Bazooka Joe Kickboxing in Scarborough under the direction of Joe Valtellini, a former Glory welterweight champion. As Muay Thai was illegal in the province of Ontario until August 2010, [9] Valtellini began his professional career in the US, finding success in the New York City-based Friday Night Fights promotion. He turned professional in 2009, and signed with Glory in 2013 after becoming the WMC European Super Light Heavyweight Champion. … But, I’m not the only example. Although he struggled with Case's height and reach early, he was able cause damage with punch-low kick combinations and dropped Case at the end of the fourth round before finishing him with a high kick in the fifth. But this time I started to notice a few things, like sometimes I was sensitive to light or to loud noise, things like that. As a result neither the doctors nor GLORY will clear me to fight until I am symptom-free. It was something that occurred from training but I thought it would get better and I didn't take that time to recover, which just made it worse. "This is of course incredibly sad news and I know I speak for everybody at GLORY when I say that we share Joe's pain in seeing him vacate a championship title which means so much to him. Having begun practicing Muay Thai at eleven years old, Vakhitov first came to prominence due to a successful amateur career by winning four IFMA European and three world championships as well as taking silver at the World Combat Games in 2010 and gold in 2013. The former GLORY welterweight champion was none too pleased when Nieky Holzken called him out during their post-fight interview at GLORY 29 after Holzken defeated Yoann Kongolo … After dropping him twice more inside the last thirty seconds of round two, Valtellini forced Direkçi's corner to throw in the towel in three. Filip Verlinden is a Belgian kickboxer who competes in the Middlewight divisions. [5], Valtellini played association football competitively between the ages of ten and eighteen and unsuccessfully tried out for the Toronto Varsity Blues soccer team while attending the University of Toronto, although he did make it on to the Toronto Varsity Blues Canadian football team where he played for five years, serving as the placekicker and finishing two seasons as the team's leading scorer. Jon Franklin, GLORY CEO, offered his sympathy to Valtellini and also commended his "selfless" decision to voluntarily vacate the belt in consideration to his fellow welterweight athletes. He also trains at Bazooka Joe Kickboxing in Scarborough under Joe Valtellini, a former Glory welterweight champion. In addition to his fighting career, he also works as a physical education teacher for special needs students at Sir William Osler High School. As a retired Muay Thai kickboxer, recovery has always been difficult but CBD’s benefits have helped […] In round three, it became evident that Ambang's lead leg was injured and Valtellini went on the attack to score a knockdown with low kicks. As one of the Brand Ambassadors, he has spread his passion and empowers many others’ adventures to be fearless in facing any challenges. Erkan Varol is a professional Turkish Middleweight kickboxer. The list goes on and on, I could sit and ponder this question all day. In the Team Ultimate camp is where the Muay Thai … Now retired, Valtellini serves as the voice of Glory kickboxing matches as well as the owner and head coach of Bazooka Kickboxing & MMA, located in Toronto. His powerful punches paired with devastating low kicks earned him his nickname. As of 1 August 2020, he is ranked the #7 welterweight in the world by Combat Press. He has defeated some of the world’s best players including Neiky Holzken in the Glory Welterweight Tournament. Valtellini then swarmed on the Frenchman, landing a high kick which caused a TKO victory. Joseph Valtellini: @bazooka_joe_v. Gordon started in martial arts with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. He is the 2008 K-1 Italy Oktagan champion, K-1 World MAX 2012 World Championship Tournament Champion and former Glory Welterweight Champion. He debuted with the Glory promotion in April 2013. The Vancouver, Canada native is taking a hiatus from training and competition at the advice of his doctors, who have diagnosed him with Post-Concussion Syndrome. Verhoeven is currently ranked the #1 heavyweight in the world by LiverKick.com, Combat Press and Glory. Read more about Julie Kitchen. Martial artists similar to or like Ky Hollenbeck. Joseph Valtellini, known as Bazooka Joe, is a Canadian retired Muay Thai kickboxing champion being undefeated for consecutive wins in his years of professional life. ‘Bazooka' Joe Valtellini has today confirmed to Bloody Elbow that he will be vacating the GLORY World Welterweight Championship with immediate effect. Nieky "The Natural" Holzken is a Dutch super middleweight kickboxer and professional boxer. Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains how the medical community is using CBD oil, even though it’s still considered illegal at the federal … "We go hard in training and it was no different, I didn't take things any easier coming out of that fight. Former Glory Welterweight World Champion and Canadian kickboxing sensation Joseph “Bazooka Joe” Valtellini who fought on Friday Night Fights and Lion Fight chimed in about his training on one of Sean Fagan’s podcast interviews. But at the present time I think it is sensible to listen to his doctors and take time off to see how things develop.". As one of the Brand Ambassadors, he has spread his passion and empowers many others’ adventures to be fearless in facing any challenges. As of 1 October 2017, he is ranked the #3 welterweight in the world by CombatPress.com. Comedian, CBD and Cannabis enthusiast Joe Rogan speaks with retired kickboxer Joseph Valtellini over the benefits of CBD use in this video. As a retired Muay Thai kickboxer, recovery has always been difficult but CBD’s benefits have helped […] Ky Hollenbeck . The first pitch is a traditional ceremony in the sport, and the hometown team often selects an accomplished athlete, entertainer, or other notable local figure to participate. [39] [40] After almost a year of inactivity, Valtellini vacated the title on June 4, 2015 due to suffering from post-concussion syndrome. They did some scans and they came back and said that there were some things that didn't look quite right. In kickboxing, he is the former WFCA Cruiserweight champion, Glory 95kg Slam Champion and It's Showtime 95MAX World champion. Just like Holzken, he is more of a Dutch Kickboxer than a Muay Thai fighter. Joseph Valtellini: @bazooka_joe_v. As an example of what a smart partner based sparring drill for striking may look like I want to introduce you to Bazooka Joe Valtellini. Joseph John Valtellini (born May 3, 1985) is a Canadian retired Muay Thai kickboxer who competed in the super middleweight division.