Two recognized champions in different organizations will meet this Friday night at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas at FFC 34. Samo Petje of Slovenia, the reigning FFC champion in the lightweight (70 kg) category, defends his crown against Bruno Gazani of Brazil. Gazani currently holds the WGP middleweight title (71.8 kg).
Petje, 26, previously held the organization’s welterweight title, and comes into the bout with a listed record of 35 wins, one draw, and 6 losses. Petje holds wins over Glory contender Eyevan Danenberg and Enfusion contender Milan Pales. In his most recent FFC contest, Petje (11-2 in FFC) defeated Eduard Chelariu of Romania by unanimous decision.
Gazani’s ledger is listed at 60-0-6. He successfully defended his title with a unanimous decision over Robson Minotinho at WGP # 50 last month.
In the other kickboxing bout on the multi-discipline fight card, Jermaine Soto of the USA meets Meletis Kakoubavas.
The 36-year-old Soto competed for the WCK Muay Thai organization, and also fought for Glory in the Glory 52 Prelims in March. Soto won that bout by unanimous decision over Alex Higley. Soto also fought for top Russian promotion ACB KB at the ACB KB 12: Warriors of Light event last November in Los Angeles. His record is listed at 24-0-6, and he fights out of the Muay Thai America gym.
Kakoubavas brings an excellent listed record of 32 wins, 0 draws, and 7 losses into the bout. The Greek holds a stoppage win over current champ Petje, but lost a rematch by unanimous decision at FFC 28.
Here is the complete FFC 34 fight card so far (subject to change). The event will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network in the United States. Check local listings.
16 November 2018
Fight Dome at Rio Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Broadcast: CBS Sports Network (USA)
-Lightweights: Samo Petje (SVN) vs Bruno Gazani (BRA)-FFC Lightweight Title
-Lightweights: Jermaine Soto (USA) vs Meletis Kakoubavas (GRC)
-Heavyweights: DJ Linderman (USA) vs Tony Johnson (USA)
-Heavyweights: Zachary Cavender (USA) vs Marius Cantoneru (ROU)