News: DSF Main Event Change for Friday, GLORY 53 Fight Card Update, WFL Final 8 Announced, Gerges Spars Fedor

Le Banner Out, Graham In at DSF Kickboxing Challenge 14 Friday
Free fight alert: DSF Kickboxing stages their latest event Friday from Warsaw, Poland. It’s the young promotion’s biggest event to date, as popular Pole Marcin Rozalski returns to the kickboxing ring after focusing on MMA to battle Australian veteran Peter Graham. Rozalski was scheduled to face K-1 legend Jerome Le Banner, but Le Banner injured his knee. Dawida Zoltaszek, a Superkombat veteran, faces Piotr Romankevich in another featured attraction. French star Yohan Lidon, a former It’s Showtime champion who has competed in GLORY and other top promotions, faces Kamil Ruta. Lidon is coming off a stoppage win over Sergej Braun at last month’s DSF event.There’s also a series of bouts pitting Polish fighters against Russian counterparts in a Poland vs. Russia showdown.

The action is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm CET (Central European time). Visit for more details.

New Opponent for Cedric Doumbe
GLORY welterweight contender Cedric Doumbe has a new opponent for his GLORY 53 Superfight Series bout. Instead of facing Eyevan Danenberg, former champ Doumbe is now scheduled to take on Thongchai Sitsongpeenong at the event on May 12 in Lille. Dananberg, who won a four man tournament at Glory 50 to become a contender, injured himself in training and Thongchai took the fight on roughly a month’s notice. Thongchai lost to Danenberg by decision in the March tournament, and has an overall record of 2-2 with the promotion. “The Thai Terminator” is a veteran of over 150 Muay Thai fights.

WFL Final 8 First Round Match Ups Announced
Melvin Manhoef’s WFL announced the first round matches for the WFL Final 8 heavyweight tournament which takes place on Sunday May 13 in Almere, Netherlands.

Here are the match ups:
Murat Aygun v. Fabio Kwasi
Sam Tevetee v. Clyde Brunswijk
Andrei Stoica v. Big Boy Martin
Levi Rigters v. Ibrahim el Bouni

Gerges Spars With Legendary Fedor
Finally, GLORY heavyweight contender Hesdy Gerges had the honor of sparring with an MMA legend recently. Gerges posted a picture on his Instagram account of him sharing a picture with Russian MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko after sparring the legend. Fedor faces UFC veteran Frank Mir at a Bellator MMA event on April 28.
Gerges and Fedor

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