We've been waiting more than two years for the kickboxing match between Team PokerStars Pros Lex Veldhuis and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier. The fight is exactly a week away, and Veldhuis has laid out the official rules and stipulations on his blog.
The match, on Nov. 22, will consist of five three-minute rounds and there will be a winner only if a fighter is knocked out or quits. Otherwise, the match is a wash. Spinning kicks and punches are permitted, but headbutts, elbows and kicks to the groin are not allowed. There will be a judge in the ring to make sure the rules are enforced.
Veldhuis is confident he's going to win, saying that Grospellier's "coordination seems a bit bad and I don't think he is a natural athlete." However, he does admit that his friend is in better shape and that all in all the matchup is pretty even.
"I am more athletic and I have better coordination, plus some experience in fights," Veldhuis writes. "ElkY is in better shape and has been working out more consistently, going on special training camps and putting in a lot of hours."