Simply the Best 17 Farciennes: Gaetano Pirello vs. Rehda Chtibi
Simply the Best Kickboxing returns to Belgium on Sunday November 26 with Episode 17 held in Farciennes. The event is the fourth series produced in the country by former 16-time World Champion Osman Yigin.
On Wednesday World Kickboxing Network announced the following bout featured on the card. Belgian Gaetano Pirello takes on French Rehda Chtibi, battling out for WKN European welterweight Muay Thai title.
Gaetano Pirello makes the second appearance in the world series, following STB 9 back in Farciennes where he scored the decision against French Ahmed Mezatni. In addition he holds the 11-4 record in MMA, with two recent victories taken against Italian Manolo Scianna and Spanish Alfonso Perez.
Rehda Chtibi makes his Simply the Best debut. His resume includes the battles against Brayan Merlin, Andrea Serra, Adam Larfi, among others.
STB 17 Farciennes is headlined by the current WKN lightweight champion Sardinia’s Lorenzo Piras (21-5-0, 10 KOs) who faces Belgian Allan Gozdzicki (45-20-3, 13 KOs) in defends of the belt. The bout is also a rematch, following their original encounter in April on Sardinia, where the local fighter earned the decision.
Also on the card Belgian Tarik Mahillon goes up against Slovakian Samuel Hadzima, challenging for WKN International lightweight belt. In addition, Belgian featherweight Ashley Gilson takes on Valentina Simanikhina of Russia.
Pirello Gaetano and Rehda Chtibi battle out for WKN European welterweight Muay Thai title at Simply the Best 17… https://t.co/G6m2kDTJX5
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) October 25, 2017
Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current line up can be found below.
Lightweight Lorenzo Piras (c) vs. Allan Gozdzicki
Lightweight Tarik Mahillon vs. Samuel Hadzima
Welterweight Pirello Gaetano vs. Rehda Chtibi
Featherweight Ashley Gilson vs. Valentina Simanikhina
Super lightweight Xavier Lejour vs. TBA
Super flyweight Ougo Huet vs. TBA
Lightweight Nicolas Di Franco vs. TBA