Jorge Acero Cali presents Escobar in Octagon fight night
Jorge Acero Cali (center), former four-time WKN world champion, president of HCD in Escobar, Buenos Aires, Argentina / Pic: Supplied

On Saturday 16th April, former four-time WKN world champion from Argentina Jorge Acero Cali promotes Escobar in Octagon fight night.

Escobar in Octagon is proudly presented by eminent Jorge Cali aka Acero [Spanish for Steel] who is a WKN ambassador in South America. Four times he conquered the world of kickboxing, and heartily credits the World Kickboxing Network and its president Stephane Cabrera for playing a significant role in the raise of his career.

After terminating fighting in the ring, Cali started a political venture aiming to improve the living of people in his home town Escobar. He has been evidenced as one of the most words worth personalities on the scene, and has recently obtained a position of the president of City Council. Nevertheless Cali never steps far from sport that made him learn ‘some of the most notable values, such as a respect, honesty, healthy life style, partnership, solidarity and loyalty’.

This Saturday 16th April, Cali is holding a combined Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts event ‘Escobar in Octagon’. The fight bill will see eight stand up challenges and two bouts under MMA rules.

Fight Card

Kickboxing

Federico Zarza vs Rodrigo Castellanos

Ezequiel Romero vs Cristian Dure

Alejandro Quiroga vs Ariel Maidana

Jaoaquin Llanos vs Felix Padilla

Gabriel Valenzuela vs Diego Ibars

Cristian GUido vs Nestor Ojeda

Jonathan Bareiro vs Brian Quiroga

Jose Leccese vs Juan Crus Quintana

MMA

Franco Sotelo vs Ricardo Velazco

Damian Mino vs Marcelo Reinman

Meanwhile, Argentine phenomenal Cali is also well-known here in Australia. In October 2015, ahead of political elections in Argentina, the World Kickboxing Network president Stephane Cabrera made a transcontinental sports unity between two lands. He has created an exclusive WKN gold ring where the name Jorge Acero Cali proudly engraved along side with Fightmag 10 years.

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Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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