Javier Fuentes vs Simone Bottino headlines Hombres de Honor 82 on Saturday February 11 in Madrid, Spain.
Javier Fuentes (8-3-0) was looking forward to square off with Omar Santana (11-4-0). However, the bout was cancelled reportedly due to an injury of the second. Simone Bottino (5-2-0) took the fight on a week notice, consequently saving the main event. The 77 kg MMA bout is for the WKN championship belt. The challenge will go ahead at 5 x 5 minute rounds.
The World Kickboxing Network announced the elaboration of MMA branch in December 2016. According to the release although the organization is a pioneer to promote the MMA bouts in Europe via IVC, it has no current claims of being a large MMA promoter. “The concept [WKN MMA] facilitates the progress of the international recognition for MMA competitors, contributing to their prominence towards their participation in the global MMA promotions”. The explain purpose of such MMA affiliate is a chance for athletes to “compete under the largest and renowned banner of the stand-up fighting sports, the WKN.”
Fuentes vs Bottino governs a large MMA program held at Quattro Macro Discotheque. Hombres de Honor 82 comprises a series of amateur and professional bouts.
In the main card Lucas Silva is fighting Osvaldo Mena. Alberto Vargas is taking on Cristian Castro. Julio Cesar Girino is going up against Sergio De Jesus. Aridane Romero squares off with Alejandro Santos and well as Teto Terranosa battles out against Anderson Cruz. Also on the card Dewis Junior vs David Munoz and Adrian Perez vs Rumen Ganchev. In addition, the under card includes nine amateur contests.
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