Weekend Preview 22-25 June
From Algiers to Macau to Netherlands and Cyprus to the legendary York Hall in London, here’s what’s happening this weekend in the sport of kickboxing.
A1 World Grand Prix Algeria
A1 World Grand Prix Algeria takes places place on Friday. According to the promoter, it’s the first professional kickboxing gala to take place in Algeria. The main event is a match up between two veterans who have won their share of professional titles, as Yohan Lidon faces Karim Benmansour. Here is the fight card.
Friday June 22, 2018
A1 World Grand Prix Algeria
Sport Hall, Algiers
Promoter: KM Promotion Officiel
Fight Card (All Bouts 3 x 3 under K-1 Rules)
Yohan Lidon vs Karim Benmansour
Mickaël Lopes da Veiga vs Vedat Hödük
Alka Scarla vs Hamza Boukhadra
Wall Ace vs Yuba Amri Mamoud Amri
James Benal vs Khalef Ghezal
Abax Diagouraga vs Ghilas Barache
Giovanni Gross vs Aissaoui Nourddine
Mohamed Salah Houmer vs Mohamed Souane
Stacked Enfusion Event in Netherlands
As mentioned earlier in the week, there’s a huge Enfusion event in Groningen, Netherlands, featuring Tayfun Ozcan battling Mohamed Khamal. Endy Semeleer, Luis Tavares, and other well regarded fighters are on the show. The complete fight card info for the Talents and main card can be found here: http://kickboxingz.com/enfusion-69-fight-card.
One Super Series
One Championship will present three “One Super Series” bouts as part of their MMA event Saturday in Macau, China. There are two Muay Thai and one kickboxing bout scheduled for the event, which will be streamed live and free on the One Championship app.
Petchmorrakot vs Fabrice Fairtex Delannon (Muay Thai, 67kg catch-weight)
Lerdsila Phuket Top Team vs Sok Thy (Muay Thai, flyweight division)
Alain Ngalani vs Tarik Khbabez (Kickboxing)
KOK Summer Special Edition
KOK returns to Cyprus for its annual summer event. The main card is available for viewing on the KOK Fights website or on Fite TV. The KOK 57 Heros portion of the event will be televised live on FightBox HD (subscription required).
KOK 57 Main Card
Saturday June 23, 2018
Broadcasters: KOK Fights, Fite TV
Bout 1: Danny Parker (ENG) vs Stefanos Argyrou (CYP)-77kg 3 x 3 KOK Rules
Bout 2: Andreas Mavropoulos (GRE) vs Louis Markoulias (CYP)-75kg 3 x 3 KOK Muay Thai Rules
Bout 3: Klaudio Fabian (ROM) vs Loucas Manoli (CYP)-65kg 3 x 3 KOK Boxing Rules
Bout 4: Dimitris Tzeranidis (CYP) vs Manolis Kallistis (GRE)-60kg 3 x 3 KOK Rules
Bout 5: Levanis Revazishvili (GEO) vs Georgios Moustakis (GRE)-65kg 3 x 3 KOK Rules
Bout 6: Glen Wright (ENG) vs Stefanos Manoli (CYP)-93kg 3 x 3 KOK Rules
KOK 57- Heros
Start Time: 20:00 local time
Broadcaster: FightBox HD
Evangelos Vastardis (GRE) vs. Simsim Alkadi (CYP)-51kg KOK Rules
Koullis Achilleos (CYP) vs. Nikita Leskivits LAT)-71kg KOK Rules
Elias Melikidis (CYP) vs. Oleg Hrustalovs (LAT)-60kg KOK Rules
Dimitrios Xerikos (GRE) vs. Elias Elia (CYP)-71kg Boxing Rules
Kikas Panagiotis (CYP) vs. Kyriakos Dimitriou (CYP)-71kg Muay Thai
Alexandros Alexandrou (CYP) vs. Sergey Ugrinoff (UKR)-93kg+ KOK Rules
(source: FightBox HD)
SFS VI in London
Finally, there’s a big card being held on Sunday in the in UK. SFS VI will hold a show at the legendary York Hall in London that features a 4 woman 60kg tournament and also a 65kg “Golden Path to EM Legend” 4 man tournament.
Nick Samways faces Jordan Smith in a WKO title fight, and there are a number of super fights scheduled. Fite TV will broadcast the event on a PPV basis.