News: Superkombat Irimia Announcement, WGP “Unlocks” WGP 45 Fights, Muay Thai medalist profiled, Gerges

Irimia Announces SK Superfilm

For months, Superkombat CEO Eduard Irimia has promised something big. The Romanian promoter has been quiet of late, with only one Superkombat event taking place so far in 2018. Today, Irimia posted a logo for “SK Super Film” on his Instagram page, and it appears that Eduard is venturing into the film business. Irimia has posted pictures of himself meeting various Hollywood types recently, including Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone, Oscar De La Hoya, and producer Moshe Diamant. How the new project ties in with Superkombat as a fight promotion remains to be seen, but here’s wishing Mr. Irimia success in his new project and hopefully we see some more Superkombat events soon.

WGP “Unlocks” WGP 45 Fights
WGP Kickboxing, Brazil’s top promotion, announced it has “unlocked” the fights from the May 5 event in Sao Paulo, and they are available to watch on YouTube. WGP #45 featured a heavyweight title fight between Brazil’s Felipe Micheletti and Chilean Ivan “El Terrible” Galaz. There was also a four woman WGP Title GP tournament, as well as some super fights.

Here is a link to the WGP Kickboxing YouTube channel.

Texas Fighter Wins Medal at IFMA Championships
KRIS TV in Corpus Christi, Texas profiled local Muay Thai fighter Preston Anderson. Anderson, 23, is one of only three American fighters to medal at last month’s IFMA world championships in Mexico. Anderson has only been competing in Muay Thai since 2016, but was able to win a bronze medal and beat more experienced opponents. The young fighter discusses his start in the sport and his trainer Kirk Hubble is interviewed also.

Here is a link to the KRIS TV article on Preston Anderson.

Gerges Training in Dublin
Newly signed Bellator fighter Hesdy Gerges has headed to Dublin, Ireland for a training camp ahead of his Bellator debut. Gerges posted on social media that he was heading to Dublin for a training camp at the respected SBG Ireland dojo under trainer John Kavanagh. Kavanagh is the trainer of MMA superstar Conor McGregor and other top Irish fighters.

Gerges signed with Bellator after a long stint with GLORY. In his last bout, Gerges dropped a decision to rival Badr Hari at GLORY 51 in Amsterdam. Gerges, a former It’s Showtime champion, will compete in both kickboxing and MMA for Bellator. His Bellator debut has not been announced yet.

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