Simon Santana Wins WKN Kickboxing World Title
Simon Santana from Dominican Republic defeated France's Jonathan Pastorino and became a new WKN kickboxing featherweight world champion at Full Contact gala on Saturday 21st May 2016 in Nice, France / Pic: Facebook

Simon Santana defeats Jonathan Pastorino and becomes a new WKN world champion on Saturday 21st May 2016 in Nice, France.

Simon Santana traveled to French Nice from Dominican Republic to take on the local king Jonathan Pastorino in the main event of ‘Full Contact Night’. Frenchman was the man, aiming to defend his prestigious WKN belt in front of home crowd. However, Dominican kickboxer had the opposite things on the roster.

Pastorino was on the mission to retain his strep that he had earned a year earlier. Famous Team Ardissone fighter climbed on the world’s top in 2015 by defeating Poland’s star Tomasz Makowski. Nevertheless, Santana neither had problems with fighting on the rival territory nor fear of a big name. The ‘Enfusion’ and ‘Honor of the Ring’ participant brought to the table over forty professional bouts as well as a vast experience of competing opposite locals.

The 12-rounder went on distance. Indeed, the world championship bout was held under original kickboxing rules known as ‘Full Contact’. The widely practiced style by Chuck Norris, Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson and Riyadh Al-Azzawi. An intense technical battle came to the judges score cards. Simon Santana was proclaimed as a new WKN featherweight kickboxing full contact champion of the world.

The semi-main event saw Kamel Jebir taking the round 3 knockout victory over Iranian-English Siavash Dastvard. The two challenged the WKN super-lightweight European title. Although locals did not witness a ten round contest they were happy enough to greet their new champion.

WKN Kickboxing Featherweight World Championship / Full Contact / 12x2mn
Simon Santana (Dominican Rep) wins on points vs Jonathan Pastorino (France)

WKN Kickboxing Super-lightweight European Championship / Full Contact / 10xmn
Kamel Jebir (France) wins by KO R3 vs Siavash Dastvard (Iran – England)

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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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