Kickboxing Title Fights Set for Las Vegas October 12

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Final Fight Championship,a well-known European promotion, makes their Las Vegas debut on Friday October 12 with FFC 31: Night of Champions. The five fight main card features two kickboxing title fights, a pro boxing title bout, and two MMA championship matches, and will be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network in the United States.

Mladen “The Scorpion Sting” Brestovac, the Croatian veteran and reigning FFC heavyweight champion, risks his title against dangerous Jhonata Diniz of Brazil. In a welterweight title clash, Shkodran “The Albanian Warrior” Veseli faces Francois Ambang.

Brestovac (54-1-14, 11-0 FFC), in addition to being the FFC champion, has competed for K-1, Glory, and Superkombat. The 34-year-old was unable to dethrone Glory heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven in two attempts, but stopped top five contender Jahfarr Wilnis twice and brutally knocked out Hesdy Gerges in the first round.

Diniz (16-5-0, 0-0 FFC) is also a Glory veteran, going 3-4 with the promotion. The Brazilian went the distance in losses to Verhoeven and Daniel Ghita. Diniz is a former ACB Kickboxing champion, and recently won a bout by knockout at ACB KB 17 in August. Diniz represents the Hemmers Gym team.

Albania’s Veseli is a veteran of over 100 fights (83-1-18, 5-1 FFC), and held titles in various organizations. His only loss in FFC came to current Glory contender Eyevan Danenberg. Ambang (18-7-1, 0-0 FFC) is a former Road to Glory tournament winner, and has fought ten times for the organization. “Bang Bang” is also a former amateur champion in his native Cameroon, and won a WKA U.S. Muay Thai title.

Here is the fight card (subject to change).

FFC 31: Night of Champions
Friday October 12, 2018
Fight Dome, Rio All-Suites Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcast: CBS Sports Network 10pm ET/7pm PT

Mladen Brestovac vs Jhonata Diniz-FFC Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship
Shkodran Veseli vs Francois Ambang-FFC Welterweight Kickboxing Championship
Dennis Morris vs Shawn Miller-WBU Boxing Cruiserweight Title
Clay Collard vs Dave Courchaine-FFC MMA Lightweight Championship (Main Event)
Ben Egli vs Roberto Neves-FFC MMA Welterweight Championship

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