Eight of the world’s best 72.5 kg (159.5 lbs) kickboxers will face off in an eight-man tournament this Friday December 7, as Enfusion ends its 2018 season with a year end event in Abu Dhabi.
The stakes are high. The winner stands to receive a prize of €100,000 along with a claim to being the best 72.5 kg fighter in the world.
Last year’s winner Endy Semeleer is back to compete, along with last year’s runner-up Superbon Banchamek. Former Enfusion 75 kg champion Aziz Kallah is also entered, along with qualifying tournament winners Diogo Calado, Nordin van Roosmalen, and Marouan Toutouh. Chinese fighter Zhu Baotong and French veteran Johane Beausejour round out the field.
Enfusion Ladies champion Sarel de Jong is scheduled for action in a non-title bout. There are also Enfusion League 85 kg matches scheduled, including a bout between Filip Verlinden and Ulrik Bokeme.
Here are the fight cards (subject to change). Fans in the Netherlands can catch the action on the Viceland channel, while viewers worldwide can watch on Enfusion Live on a pay-per-view basis.
The tournament draw will be determined on Thursday, and the event has sold out.
Enfusion 76 & 77
Friday 07 December 2018
Du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Broadcast: Viceland (Netherlands), Enfusion Live
Start Time: 17:00 Local Time
-72.5 kg: Mohammed Ghaedibardeh (IRN) VS Cedric Do (FRA)-Tournament Reserve Fight
-72.5 kg: Tournament Quarterfinal 1
-72.5 kg: Tournament Quarterfinal 2
-72.5 kg: Tournament Quarterfinal 3
-72.5 kg: Tournament Quarterfinal 4
-64 kg: Sarel de Jong (NLD) vs Victoria Lomax (ESP)-Ladies Bout (non-title)
-82 kg: Taha Alami Marrouni (MAR) VS Robin Ciric (SRB)
Start Time: 20:00 Local Time
-72.5 kg: Winner Quarterfinal 1 vs Winner Quarterfinal 2
-72.5 kg: Winner Quarterfinal 3 vs Winner Quarterfinal 4
-85 kg: Anis Bouzid (BEL) VS Selahattin Sahin (TUR)-Enfusion League Bout
-85 kg: Javier Loren (ESP) VS Khalid el Bakouri (MAR)-Enfusion League Bout
-85 kg: Filip Verlinden (BEL) VS Ulrik Bokeme (COD)-Enfusion League Bout
+100 kg: Fatih Ulusoy (TUR) VS Mohamed Boubkari (MAR)
72.5 kg Tournament Final
Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2