Amel Dehby returns at kickboxing gala Battle of Saint Raphael 5
Kickboxing star out of France Amel Dehby (l) returns at The Battle of Saint Raphael 5 / Pic: Facebook © Inediz

Amel Dehby returns at kickboxing gala The Battle of Saint-Raphael 5

Annual kickboxing gala Battle of Saint-Raphael presents its fifth edition on Saturday September 9. The event promoted by Badri Rouabhia is a seven-fight bill. Some of the most prominent fighters out of France featured on the card. Moreover, four prestigious WKN titles will be challenged during the evening.

The event marks a return to the big scene of Amel Dehby (29-1-0). The first string of female kickboxing in France has last fought in December 2016. This was when she squared off against Tiffany van Soest in the final of Glory women’s tournament, facing a defeat by decision. At the Battle of Saint-Raphael 5 Dehby battles out in the bantamweight non-title fight. The name of her opponent has not yet been announced.

In addition, a rising star in women’s kickboxing Mallaury Kalachnikoff takes part in the event. To date she is known as a winner of Girl Power 2 Stara Zagora held in February. Her next bout is a contest for the WKN European lightweight title. The name of the second title challenger has not yet been announced.

The fight card also comprises a multiple world champion Bruce Codron. As well, Karim Benmansour features on the roster. The championship supervisor is Habib Bakir, representing the World Kickboxing Network.

To date the announced program can be found below. We will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

Super lightweight: Jocelin Branchu (France) vs. TBA – WKN title
Lightweight: Mathias Branchu (France) vs. TBA – WKN title
Super lightweight: Hakim Ketaieb (France) vs. TBA – WKN title
Lightweight: Mallaury Kalachnikoff (France) vs. TBA – WKN title
Middleweight: Karim Benmansour (France) vs. TBA
Welterweight: Bruce Codron (France) vs. TBA
Bantamweight: Amel Dehby (France) vs. TBA