Kickboxing heavyweight bout Verlinden vs Chalykh completes Fight Night Saint Tropez matchmaking.
One of the most glamorous sporting events in the world, Fight Night Saint Tropez marks its fifth anniversary. The VIP event held on Friday August 4 at Citadel gathers numerous prominent kickboxers and celebrities under one roof.
The main event is the WKN World super middleweight title fight between a reigning champion out of France Yohan Lidon and Florian Kroger of Germany. The semi-main event is a super heavyweight clash between French Gregory Tony and Bob “The Beast” Sapp of the US.
The program also includes three highly anticipated rematches. Stephane Susperregui faces off Danyo Ilunga. Daniel Sam goes up against Tomas Mozny. Marina Spasic squares the differences with Mallaury Kalachnikoff. In addition, the line up features a welterweight bout in Muay Thai between Evgeny Kuravskoi and Umar Semata.
On Sunday World Kickboxing Network announced a heavyweight battle between Filip Verliden (44-17-1, 16 KO) and Mikhail Chalykh (18-2-0, 6 KO). The contest completes the matchmaking for the event.
Representing Belgium, fighting out of Breda, Netherlands, Filip Verlinden is known for his victories against such fighters as Melvin Manhoef, Steve McKinnon and Corentin Jallon. Appearing at Glory World Series as well as Enfusion events he went up against such names as Tyrone Spong, Remy Bonjasky, Rico Verhoeven.
Over the course of his career the representative of Russia Mikhail Chalykh recorded the victories against such notable competitors as Artem Levin and Artur Kyshenko. He is a former WAKO world champion, who also took on Dmitry Shakuta and Denis Grachev, among others.
Fight Night Saint Tropez continues the program of kickboxing series Dark Fights. The event airs on SFR Sport 5. A complete seven-fight card can be found below.
Fight Night Saint Tropez 5 fight card
Super middleweight Yohan Lidon vs. Florian Kroger
Super heavyweight Gregory Tony vs. Bob Sapp
Heavyweight Stephane Susperregui vs. Danyo Ilunga
Super heavyweight Tomas Mozny vs. Daniel Sam
Heavyweight Filip Verliden vs. Mikhail Chalykh
Featherweight Mallaury Kalachnikoff vs. Marina Spasic
Welterweight Evgeny Kuravskoi vs. Umar Semata