Hombres de Honor 86: Alves vs Coenen for WKN title
The WKN championship returns to Spain with the 86th chapter of the MMA promotion Hombres de Honor on June 11. The event held at the Roller Center in Madrid is a seven-fight bill. The show airs live on European network SFR Sport 5. The promoter is Chinto Mordillo Morante.
In the main event Julio Cesar Alves is up against Jimi Coenen. The contest is for the WKN Spanish national title (-70 kg). In addition the program comprises a woman’s MMA bout with Karla Benitez facing off Naomi Muller. A series of prestige bouts features in the undercard.
Known as the pioneer of the Mixed Martial Arts contests in Europe via IVC, the World Kickboxing Network announced the development of its MMA affiliate last December. It was advised that the organization “strives to assist the progress of the international recognition for MMA competitors, contributing to their prominence towards their participation in the global MMA promotions.”
In February the WKN has held the 77 kg championship of Spain. The main event at HDH 82 in Madrid, has seen Javier Fuentes victorious against Simone Bottino by TKO in Round 1 with punches. Last month, the WKN title was challenged at Simply The Best 14 Prague, where Makhmud Muradov of Czech eliminated Shota Gvasalia of Georgia in Round 3 of their 84 kg encounter.
The announced HDH 86 fight card looks as the following:
Julio Cesar Alves vs Jimi Coenen – WKN title
Karla Benitez vs. Naomi Muller
Joan Villa vs. Lukas Silva
Dewis Junior vs. Jose Vinuelas
Ronnie Gomez vs. David Zurod
Homber Garcia vs. Andria Perez
Alberth Dias vs. Isaac Barrios