Jonay Risco (SPA) def. Nordin Ben Moh (MAR)-Decision (Risco Retains Enfusion 70 kg Title)
Spain’s Jonay Risco retained his Enfusion 70 kg title, outworking challenger Ben Moh to win a decision. Risco’s work rate was excellent, as the champion threw a lot of shots. Ben Moh was solid defensively, and he was able to land some good shots, but Risco outscored him. Risco, who has beaten Buakaw, Davit Kiria, and now Ben Moh in 2018, improves to 60-2-12(14 KOs). Ben Moh is now 84-7(46).
Nidal Bchiri (BEL) def. Errol Zimmerman (CUW)-KO 3 Heavyweights
Bchiri knocked down K-1 and Glory veteran Zimmerman twice in round three to score the stoppage win. The first time, a big right hand did the damage. Zimmerman got up, and Bchiri finished off Zimmerman with a big right hand. It was a big win for Belgian Bchiri, who has only had around ten pro fights.
Ilias Bulaid (MAR) def. Youssef El Haji (MAR)-Unanimous Decision
Bulaid landed some good punches and low kicks on the tough El Haji. El Haji was given an eight count in round two after he complained of a low blow, and the two fighters traded shots after the action resumed. Bulaid settled down in round three and got the win.
Nordin van Roosmalen (NLD) def. Chahid Oulad El Hadj (MAR)-Decision 75kg
Youth prevailed over experience, as young van Roosmalen got the better of veteran warrior El Hadj over three rounds. van Roosmalen landed some good low kicks in round one that damaged El Hadj’s leg. In round two, van Roosmalen kept up the pressure, and a knee hurt El Hadj but no count was given. The Moroccan warrior had his best round in the third, connecting with some solid right hands. van Roosmalen absorbed the punches well, and was the clear winner, although El Hadj showed his toughness and gave a strong effort. van Roosmalen improves to 71-2. Oulad El Hadj is now 105-2-14.
Filip Verlinden (BEL) def. Mohamed El Moussaoui (MAR)-TKO (Arm Injury)
Verlinden looked sharp in winning by TKO. The Belgian veteran used his reach effectively, and looked to score knees on his shorter opponent. El Moussaoui complained of an arm injury in round two, and referee Joop Ubeda had the fighter checked out by the ring doctor. The fight resumed, and El Moussaoui started throwing right hands and spinning kicks, as the crowd cheered him on. With El Moussaoui unable to use his left hand, referee Ubeda called off the fight after the round. Verlinden is now 52-2-12(19). El Moussaoui is 56-5.
Wail Karroumi (MAR) def. Lofogo Sorour (SSD)-Unanimous Decision
Karroumi got the better of Sarour, knocking down the South Sudan fighter in the third round en route to a unanimous decision. The bout started slowly, with both fighters studying each other. Karroumi landed some good punches in round two, as “King Shaka” pressed the action. In round three, Karroumi hurt Sorour with a right hand before knocking him down with another right. Sorour looked to have lost his footing but it was counted as a knockdown. Good win for Karroumi who lost a title challenge earlier in the year.
Percy de Maeyer (BEL) def. Ali Makhi (MAR)- Decision 70 kg
A crowd pleasing battle between Percy de Maeyer and Ali Makhi opened the card. The two fighters went back and forth with not much to separate them after round one. A Makhi body shot-left hook combination appeared to stun de Maeyer in round two, but the Hemmers Gym fighter battled back. In round three, de Maeyer was the fresher fighter, and ripped left hooks to the body and looked to catch Makhi with a knee upstairs. de Maeyer improves to 16-1-6. Makhi is now 66-2-10.