WGP Kickboxing returns with their latest event Friday. It’s the 49th WGP event,and the Brazilian promotion has opted to go “old school” with an eight man tournament to decide a challenger for middleweight (up to 71.8 kg) champion Bruno Gazani.
Glory veteran Maykol Yurk is among the tournament participants. Yurk went 1-3 with Glory, and fights out of the Hemmers Gym Brazil.
The tournament has an international flavor, with Sebastian Corral of Chile and Argentina’s Enzo Sanchez also participating. In the co-main event, Bruno Cerutti of Brazil faces Thibault Marino in a 60 kg Super Fight. Marino is a Frenchman who trains in Brazil.
Here is the card (subject to change). WGP Kickboxing is broadcast on Fox Sports in Latin America, as well as the Combate Channel in Brazil.
Videos of previous WGP bouts with English commentary can be found on the organization’s YouTube channel.
WGP #49: Super 8
Friday September 28, 2018
Broadcast: Combat Channel (Brazil), Fox Sports (Latin America), Bandsports
Winner Semifinal 1 vs Winner Semifinal 2-Challenger GP Final
Bruno Cerutti vs Thibault Marino-Lightweight Super Fight (co-main event)
Winner Quarterfinal 3 vs Winner Quarterfinal 4-Challenger GP Semifinal 2/2
Winner Quarterfinal 1 vs Winner Quarterfinal 2-Challenger GP Semifinal 1/2
Nattan Novak vs Maycon Silva-Cruiserweight Super Fight
Mateus Gatti vs Renan Altamiro-Challenger GP Reserve Fight/Super Fight
Petros Cabelinho vs Enzo Sanchez-Middleweight Challenger GP Quarterfinal 4/4
Maykol Yurk vs Eliezer Silva-Middleweight Challenger GP Quarterfinal 3/4
Tiago Queiroz vs Sebastian Corral-Middleweight Challenger GP Quarterfinal 2/4
Luis Francischinelli vs Daniel Dias-Middleweight Challenger GP Quarterfinal 1/4
Eduardo Borba vs Guilherme Antunes-64.5 kg Super Fight
Allyson Campos vs Matheus Nogueira-71.8 kg Super Fight
Jhonatan Leuch vs Rafael Sanches-60 kg Super Fight