Mix Fight Championship released the fight card for this Saturday’s big event in Izmir, Turkey.
Mix Fight Championship 24, as the name suggests, mixes kickboxing matches with boxing and MMA contests. The show focuses mainly on kickboxing, with nine bouts listed on the fight card along with two professional boxing fights and an MMA contest. The card will be broadcast by Fight Box Live on pay per view, and is scheduled to begin at 9:45 p.m local time in Turkey, which is 7:45 p.m. Central European time, 6:45 p.m. London time, and 1:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
With the event taking place in Turkey, it’s no surprise the card is stacked with Turkish fighters. Mehmet Ozer faces off with Dutch veteran Sergio Pique. Local heavyweight Selcuk Ustabasi will seek to add Bob “the Beast” Sapp’s name to his resume, and other notable names on the card include James McSweeney and Hasan Toy.
Peter Aerts, the legendary “Dutch Lumberjack” and winner of multiple K-1 titles, is slated to compete in a “Show Fight”, which presumably means an exhibition. His contest with Atakan Arslan is scheduled for 1 round of 1 minute!
Here are the kickboxing fights scheduled. The full fight card is available on MFC’s social media. All kickboxing contests (except for Aert’s show fight) are scheduled for 3 rounds of 3 minutes duration, and are under K-1 rules.
Mix Fight Championship 24
Saturday January 27 (TV: Fight Box Live)
Mehmet Ozer (Turkey) v. Sergio Pique (95 kg)
Bob Sapp (USA) v. Selcuk Ustabasi (Turkey) (Heavyweights)
Hasan Toy (Turkey) v. Arbi Emiev (Russia) (70 kg)
Umut Norgaz (Turkey) v. Damian Johansen (Netherlands) (67kg)
Arian Sadikovic (Bosnia) v. Sinan Uluturk (Turkey)
James McSweeney (U.K.) v. Firouz Fakhri (Iran) (Heavyweights)
Mercid Hasembeygi (Iran) v. Murat Ismik (Turkey) (75 kg)
Christoph Wunn (Germany) v. Omer Kurt (Turkey) (72.5 kg)
Yusuf Erdogan (Turkey) v. Jan Kaffa (Netherlands) (64.5 kg)