News: ACB KB 16 Main Event Finalized, Souwer, Schilling, Lethwei Titles to be Unified

ACB KB 16 Main Event Finalized
ACB KB 16 Stoica Abena poster
ACB KB announced that Donegi Abena of Suriname will face Andrei Stoica in the main event at ACB KB 16: Clash of Titans on July 13 in Romania. Stoica, a popular Romanian fighter and former Superkombat champion, was previously announced as a participant in the event. Abena recently defeated Enfusion heavyweight champion Luis Tavares by unanimous decision at the A1 World Combat Cup tournament in Belgium. The tournament was won by Mohamed Abdellah. Abena, 20, has 12 wins in 14 professional bouts and fights out of Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam.

One Fighting Signs Souwer to Exclusive Deal
ONE Championship announced it signed former K-1 Max champion and kickboxing legend Andy Souwer to an exclusive contract. Souwer most recently fought for Enfusion, losing by stoppage to Tayfun Ozcan. Souwer was supposed to face Enriko Kehl at another Enfusion event in October, but last week the promotion announced Jordan Watson as his replacement.

Schilling Guests on Joe Rogan Experience
Bellator Kickboxing and GLORY veteran Joe Schilling appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast last week. Schilling appeared along with former Bellator MMA champion Daniel Straus. Schilling told Rogan he is currently focusing on MMA as opposed to kickboxing, and also discussed cannabis use and CM Punk’s recent bout in the UFC. Straus talked about his incredible recovery from a recent motorcycle accident. It’s an interesting discussion and a good listen.

Link to JRE MMA Show #31 with Joe Schilling and Daniel Straus

Big Lethwei Fight Scheduled for August
Lethwei champion Dave Leduc announced he will face Congo’s Daryl Lokuku in a 80kg+ unification battle in Yangon, Myanmar on August 19. Leduc is a Canadian fighter who moved to Thailand, and eventually began competing in Lethwei matches in Myanmar. He made a name for himself in the country, and is a top fighter in the 80kg weight category. Leduc now lives and teaches Lethwei in the UAE. According to Leduc, there will be three different Lethwei titles on the line when he faces Lokuku.

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