This Week in Kickboxing 28 May-03 June

It’s a big week in the sport. There are two noteworthy cards in Russia, including the much anticipated Zhara Fight event and also the Tatneft Cup. Kunlun Fight 75 takes place on Friday with Superbon Banchamek returning against Dzianis Zuev. Former boxing champion Amnat Ruenroeng makes his Kunlun Fight debut against Lin Qiangbang also.

Then, GlORY 54 takes place on Saturday in Birmingham, England, with Rico Verhoeven defending his title against Mladen Brestovac and the mouth watering showdown between Harut Grigorian and Alim Nabiyev for the GLORY Welterweight Title. There’s also the semifinals of a four man welterweight tournament, with the winners to face each other at a GLORY event later in the year.

Zhara Fight Main Event Poster

Wednesday May 30
Zhara Fight
Vegas City Hall, Moscow, Russia
Promoter: Zhara Fight
Broadcaster: Match TV (Russia)

Zabit Samedov (AZE) vs Freddie Kemayo (FRA)
Sergey Kharitonov (RUS) vs Frederic Sinistra (BEL)
Alexey Ignashov (BLR) vs Valentin Bordianu (ROM)
Igor Bugaenko (BLR) vs Mikhail Calyh (RUS)
Artem Levin (RUS) vs Dawid Mirkowski (POL)
Ramil Siyavush (BLR) vs Erkan Varol (TUR)

Thursday May 31
Tatneft Cup
Kazan, Russia
Broadcaster: FightBox
Tadeusz Ruzecka vs. Alexander Skvortsov-70kg
Youssef Assouik vs Muslimbek Omonov-70kg
Daniel Stefanovski vs Sher Mamazulunov-80kg
Matej Kozubovskij vs Maldin Hamzaj-80kg
Cristian Ristea vs Igor Darmeskin-80kg+
Fabio Kwasi vs Maxim Sazoncev-80kg+


Friday June 1
Kunlun Fight 75
Macau, China
Promoter: Kunlun Fight
Broadcaster: Kunlun App, Elite Boxing TV, Fite TV
Start Time: 16:00 Macau Time-GMT +8

66KG Super Fight : Saranyoo Intharaprasoet vs. Sun Zhixiang
62KG Super Fight : Italo Freitas vs. Lu Dongqiang
67KG Super Fight : Eiki vs. Lu Jianbo
75KG Super Fight : Andronikos Evripidou vs. Zhang Yang
61.5KG Super Fight : Amnat Ruenroeng vs. Lin Qiangbang
76KG Super Fight: Tengnueng Sitjesairong vs. Law Chosing
MMA Featherweight Bout : Mark Abelardo vs. Yan Xibo
70KG Chamrat Ketleng vs. Jiao Zhou
88KG Super Fight : Ishimbaev Llnar vs. Yang Yu
75KG Super Fight : Mergen Bilyalov vs. Huang Kai
70KG Super Fight: Dzianis Zuev vs. Superbon Banchamek

DSF Kickboxing Challenge 16
Friday June 1, 2018
Zabrze, Poland
Broadcaster: (Outside Poland)

Kamil Jenel vs. Eduard Aleksanyan-81kg Title Fight
Maksymilian Bratkowicz vs. Brice Kombou-86kg Title Fight
Rafal Dudek vs. Jaroslaw Daschke-71kg Title Fight
Michal Kita vs. Denis Gorniak-96+kg
Dominik Zadora vs. Wojciech Kosowski-77kg
Wojciech Kazieczko vs. Mateusz Rajewski-65kg
Iwona Nieroda vs. Yael Yvon-56kg

Saturday June 2
Genting Arena, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Promoter: GLORY Sports International

GLORY 54 Birmingham (21:30 UK, 16:30 EST 13:30 PST)
Heavyweight Title Headline Bout: Rico Verhoeven vs. Mladen Brestovac
Welterweight Title Co-Headline Bout: Harut Grigorian vs. Alim Nabiyev
Featherweight Bout: Bailey Sugden vs. Aleksei Ulianov
Featherweight Bout: Adrian Maxim vs. Chenglong Zhang

GLORY 54 SuperFight Series (Broadcast on UFC Fight Pass-1900 UK, 1400 ET, 1100 PST)
Light Heavyweight Headline Bout: Danyo Ilunga vs. Fraser Weightman
Lightweight Co-Headline Bout: Christian Baya vs. Josh Jauncey
Welterweight Bout: Richard Abraham vs. Adam Hadfield
Lightweight Bout: Marat Grigorian vs. Liu Xu
Lightweight Bout: Elvis Gashi vs. William Goldie-Galloway
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 2: Mark Timms vs. Dawid Blaszke
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal Bout 1: Jamie Bates vs. Tommie King

GLORY 54 Prelims-Only Top 3 Bouts Shown. Estimated Start Time of 1745 UK, 1245 ET, 0945 PST.

Welterweight Tournament Reserve Bout: Kevin Ward vs. Wilker Barros
Catchweight (55 kg) Bout: Christi Brereton vs. Nicola Kaye
Lightweight Bout: Vinny Church vs. Ben Woolliss
Catchweight (68 kg) Bout: Brad Stanton vs. Joe Himsworth
Lightweight Bout: Dean Pattinson vs. Ciaran Smith

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