News & Notes: WFL Tournament March 25, Jonay Risco, Johann Drai

World Fighting League Tournament March 25
A noteworthy kickboxing show will be held on March 25 in Almere, Netherlands. The World Fighting League is holding an event that will feature two tournaments. There will be a Wild Card Tournament for a spot in the WFL Final 8 Tournament to be held May 13. Bogdan Stoica, Fred Sikking, Ibrahim El Bouani, and Roel Mannaart are scheduled to compete. There’s also a tournament scheduled for fighters under 86kg, along with some super fights. For more information, visit the WFL website at www.worldfightingleague.com. The event is scheduled to be available to stream free of charge.

Risco-Kiria May 5 in Enfusion
Enfusion announced Jonay Risco’s next opponent. The Spaniard will face GLORY and Kunlun Fight veteran Davit Kiria on May 5 in Tenerife, Spain. Risco won a decision over Buakaw Banchamek last Friday at Enfusion 63 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to retain his 70kg title. He’ll get a chance to avenge a previous decision loss to Kiria. Kiria lost on points to Superbon in the quarterfinals of the 2017 World Super Max tournament, but has won two fights in a row.

The promotion also announced that Paul Jansen will face Ismael Benali on May 12 at the Enfusion event in The Hague, Netherlands. Jansen stopped Percy De Maeyer at Enfusion 61 on February 17. Benali fought the same day on Enfusion 62, and impressively knocked out Engin Kutuk in the first round.

Drai to meet Tuinov at Glory 53
Johann Drai won the Group 2 70kg tournament at Kunlun Fight 70 Sunday to earn a place in the Final 16 later this year. Drai has a big fight scheduled in the meantime. The French fighter is scheduled to face young Russian star Vlad Tuinov at the Glory 53 Superfight Series on May 12 in Lille, France. Tuinov will be making his GLORY debut after racking up wins in W5, Mix Fight Championship, and other promotions. Before his fight with Drai, Tuinov faces Yu Hirono in the main event of ACB KB 14 on March 23 in Orel, Russia.

 

 

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