I’ve been looking for this clip for a couple of weeks now. This clip is from the RISE superfight that took place about a month ago. Hinata is one of K1′s new rising star. Kyshenko is another dynamic fighter that I really enjoy watching.
I know Kyshenko’s primary style is MuayThai, but based on this fight I’ve got a sneaking suspicion that Kyshenko has a strong kickboxing background. I don’t know why but I really felt Kyshenko fought differently then he normally does.
I don’t know if it was Hinatas frenetic rhythm, but something took Kyshenko off his game. The opening two rounds were a bit cringe worthy… it was just felt that it was really sloppy kickboxing.
When I read about this fight, I was pretty shocked… but to be honest it looked as if he was really beginning to get the better of Kyshenko. It annoys me to see NakMuay’s fighter under k1 or kickboxing rules, but hey you’ve got to get paid right? I was trying to slow down the vid to see what that shot was… I’m thinking that had to be a liver kick. It’s hard to believe someone as conditioned as Kyshenko could be brought down by a shot to the midsection alone.