Jerome Ardissone becomes WKN kickboxing world champion at Full Contact Nice
Jerome Ardissone becomes WKN Full Contact world champion in Nice

Four WKN kickboxing world titles were contested in French Riviera

World championship kickboxing returned to Nice Saturday night with the biggest Full Contact gala the city has ever seen. A sold out event has witnessed four of the best hometown athletes going up against international contenders. Prestigious WKN World titles were challenged on the night.

On the top of the bill Jerome Ardissone battled out against Jin Ho Park of South Korea. The 12-round bout in Full Contact was for the WKN bantamweight title. Local star came out victories reclaiming the title.

In the semi-main event Jonathan Pastorino went up against Sultanishvili Tsotne of Georgia. The bout was for the WKN World super featherweight belt. After twelve rounds of Full Contact, the guest was pronounced as the winner by split decision.

Also on the card, Kamel Jebir faced off Samuel Hadzima of Slovakia. Last year the French fighter became the WKN European champion when he defeated Iranian-English Siavash Dastvard. This time Jebir earned the WKN World title in the super lightweight Full Contact.

In addition, Gregory Grossi squared off with Michele Mastromatteo of Italy. The WKN World title in oriental kickboxing was on the line. The representative of the city-host was crowned as the champion in the super light heavyweight division.

The promoter of the event was Edmond Ardissone, a former 3-time World champion in Full Contact. The championship supervisor was Habib Bakir, representing the World Kickboxing Network. Ultimately the event marked 10 WKN World kickboxing championships to date promoted in Nice.

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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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