WFL Announces New Date for Final 8 Grand Prix
The Netherlands-based World Fighting League announced Saturday that the WFL Kickboxing Final 8 tournament will take place on Saturday September 22 in Almere, Netherlands.
The Final 8 Grand Prix was originally scheduled to take place on Sunday May 13. Participants for the Final 8 include Fabio Castello Kwasi, the young Mike’s Gym fighter who had a knockout win in the Tatneft Cup last week. Levi Rigters, a young Dutch heavyweight who has fought for Enfusion is also in the tournament, as is GLORY veteran and former Superkombat champion Andrei Stoica. Other kickboxers entered in the tournament include Big Boy Martin, Murat Aygun, and Ibrahim El Bouni.
ACB Champion Abdullayev Agrees to Rematch
ACB Kickboxing announced that ACB KB middleweight champion Perviz Abdullayev has agreed to a rematch with top contender Islam Baybatyrov. Abdullayev and Baybatyrov fought for the vacant middleweight title in April. Abdullayev defeated Baybatrov in a tough battle when Baybatrov did not come out of his corner for the fourth round.
Baybatrov recently claimed that food poisoning affected his performance and asked for the rematch. Baybatrov had done well in the bout before the stoppage, but seemed to run out of gas in the third round. With Abdullayev’s agreement, the two fighters can settle the controversy at a future ACB KB event. ACB Kickboxing has not announced any events for summer yet.
Brad Riddell Headlines Powerplay Event
New Zealand fighter Brad Riddell returns to action on August 25 at the Powerplay 38 event in Australia. Riddell faces Chinese fighter Zheng Zhaoyu in the main event. Riddell fought in a One Super Series bout in Manila in April, losing a decision to Regian Eersel. Riddell won his last bout at a Powerplay event when he defeated Fernando Groenhart by decision.
Triumph 4 Muay Thai Show Available on YouTube
Triumphant Combat Sports recently promoted their fourth Muay Thai event in Northern California. Triumphant 4 took place on Sunday May 27 at the Oakland Marriott.
There is a video of the event available to watch free of charge on YouTube. Here is a direct link to the Triumphant 4 event on YouTube.