Nuit des Challenges 17: Mabel faces Hristov, Ayaydin takes on Kecojevic
World-class kickboxing returns to French city Saint-Fons on December 16. Held at Palais des Sports, Nuit des Challenges 17 [Night of Challenges] features some of the notable kickboxers out of France up against international selection.
French middleweight Abdallah Mabel faces Bulgarian Hristo Hristov in a three-round prestige bout. Mabel is a well-known competitor, whose resume includes the battles against the likes of Buakaw Banchamek, Kem Sitsongpeenong, Giorgio Petrosyan. In April he stopped prominent Slovakian fighter Pavol Garaj in the second round. Hristov fought Nial McDermott, Iurii Konikov, among others. In addition he holds the 8-1-1 record in MMA, with the victories over Vladislav Kanchev, Branko Babachev, just to name a couple.
Also on the card French super heavyweight Yuksel Ayaydin takes on Serbian Mihajlo Kecojevic. Ayaydin is riding a three-fight winning streak with the victories against Dragos Zubco, Bangaly Keita, Noureddine Tamagroute. Kecojevic is fresh of the win over Romanian Iancu Ionut at Collision Fighting League late last month in Belgrade.
The event is promoted by Nasser Kacem. In addition, over the course of his career in sport, the famed coach out of France has built such stars as Yohan Lidon and Fabio Pinca.
Middleweight Abdallah Mabel vs. Hristo Hristov
Super heavyweight Yuksel Ayaydin vs. Mihajlo Kecojevic