Friday Flurries: WGP, ACB KB, Female Kickboxing Champion Honored, Gashi

WGP Announces WGP 48 for Argentina
Brazilian promotion WGP announced that WGP 48 will take place in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday August 24. The Brazil-Argentina rivalry continues in the main event, as super lightweight champion Paulo Tebar defends against Argentina’s Nikolas Vega. A lightweight challenger tournament is also scheduled for the event.

WGP’s next show is on Friday July 27. Glory veteran Ariel Machado faces Haime Morais in a heavyweight super fight, and there is also a four man tournament scheduled.

Female Kickboxing Champion Honored in Hometown
Retired kickboxing champion Fredia “The Cheetah” Gibbs was honored in her hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

Gibbs, 55, competed in the 1990’s and won an ISKA championship. Gibbs never lost in over 20 kickboxing and Muay Thai matches, and also compiled an impressive 9-2-1 record in professional boxing. A gifted athlete, Gibbs played basketball professionally before she became a professional fighter.

The Delaware County Daily Times profiled Gibbs. The former champion spoke of how she gained self esteem from training in the martial arts after being bullied, and of giving back to the city.

You can read the article here on the Delaware County Daily Times website.

Morosanu, Adegbuyi Honored Guests at ACB KB 16
ACB Kickboxing announced that Romanian fighters Catalin Morosanu and Benjamin Adegbuyi will be among the honorary guests at the ACB 16: Clash of Titans event today in Targoviste, Romania. Morosanu was the headline fighter and also the promoter of last week’s Dynamite Fighting Show in Bucharest, Romania. Morosanu defeated Freddy Kemayo by decision. Adegbuyi also fought at Dynamite Fighting Show. The top ranked Glory heavyweight competed in a professional boxing match, defeating his opponent by first round knockout.

Gashi profiled on Inside Glory
The Glory Kickboxing YouTube channel has an interview with lightweight contender Elvis Gashi. Gashi speaks with Inside Glory host Todd Grisham about growing up in Kosovo during the war, living in America, and also his upset win over Josh Jauncey at GLORY 43 last year.

Fights This Weekend
Friday
One FC-begins at 7pm Malaysia time. Free on One Super App.
ACB KB 16-begins at 8pm local Romanian time and streams free on ACB TV on YouTube

Saturday
Bellator Kickboxing 10-Will air in U.S. on the Paramount Network at 10pm EST on tape delay.
Warrior’s Cup XXXVII from Corona, New York. Pro-Am event. Fite TV will broadcast starting at 7pm EST.

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