Kickboxing News and Notes: Feb 8-Enfusion, Glory Superfight Series, Girl Power

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Enfusion Returns
Netherlands based Enfusion kicks off its 2018 season Saturday with a show in Sallanches, France. A four man tournament will take place at 72.5 KG, with the winner earning a spot in the 8 man 100,000 Euro tournament to take place at the end of the year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visit Enfusion TV for more info. Here is the scheduled lineup:

Enfusion 60 Fight Card (Unofficial)
72.5 KG Tournament
Michael Palandre (France) vs. Marvin Monteiro (Cape Verde)
Frédéric Berichon (France) vs. Youssef Challouki (Belgium)

Antonin Marconi (France) vs. Rachid Magmadi (France) 67 KG
Amel Dheby (France) vs Ruby Mesu (The Netherlands) 57 KG Female Bout
Franck Gross (France) v. Milan Iseli (Switzerland) 57 KG Enfusion World Title Fight
Ulrik Bokeme (Congo) v. Hicham El Gaoui (Morocco)

Tournament final: winner of Palandre-Monteiro against Berichon-Challouki winner

Girl Power
Speaking of tournaments, an eight woman tournament takes place Friday night in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria. Girl Power 5 will have a 3 rounds of two minutes each format, and the winner will receive a WKN championship belt. The event is available to watch via pay per view stream on Fite TV. Among the fighters scheduled to see action are Mallaury Kalachnikoff (France), Irem Akin (Turkey), Tereza Dvorakova (Czech), Marina Spasic (Serbia), Nathalie Visshers (Belgium), Merima Basic (Bosnia), Iliana Gelebova (Bulgaria).

Zhuravlev, Meksen, Scheduled for Glory 52 Superfight Series
Glory released a current card for the Glory 52 Superfight Series, which takes place on March 31 at the Pacific Room at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach California. Pavel Zhuravlev of Ukraine is scheduled to return against the formidable TBA. Zhuravlev is the organization’s interim light heavyweight champion and ranked #2. Artem Vakhitov of Russia is the current Glory light heavyweight champion.

Anissa Meksen, the Glory super bantamweight champion, makes her return after defeating Tiffany Van Soest last December in New York. Meksen’s opponent is also to be announced. Mike Lemaire, a San Diego area fighter originally from France, will face UFC veteran Chris Camozzi in a middleweight bout. Lightweight Josh Jauncey of Canada and featherweight Zakaria Zouggary are also slated for action in separate bouts.

GLORY 52 SuperFight Series(Subject to Change)
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout:
 Pavel Zhuravlev vs. TBA
Middleweight Bout: Mike Lemaire vs. Chris Camozzi
Catchweight (53 kg) Bout: Anissa Meksen vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: Josh Jauncey vs. TBA
Featherweight Bout: Zakaria Zouggary vs. TBA

Souwer Training Hard for Return
We’re a few days out from Dutch legend Andy Souwer’s return to kickboxing at Enfusion 62. Sower will face Tayfun Ozcan February 17 in Eindhoven, Netherlands for the Enfusion 72.5 KG championship. Souwer is hard at work and posted a video doing bag work as he gets ready for the big fight.

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