Simply the Best 17 Farciennes – Nuit des Titans
Simply the Best Kickboxing returns to Belgium with Episode 17 on Sunday November 26. Held at Hall Omnisport de Farciennes, the event is the fourth series produced in the country by Osman Yigin.
The roster includes the A-list Belgian fighters up against international opponents, representing Italian Sardinia, France, Russia and Slovakia. The program features the series of kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA bouts, with three WKN titles challenged on the night.
On Friday World Kickboxing Network announced two more bouts featured on the undercard. “Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist Nicolas Di Franco faces Pascal Becka, while Ougo Huet meets Dinabe Birame in featherweight Muay Thai clash”.
Belgian Nicolas Di Franco (2-0) and French Pascal Becka (1-0) make their Simply the Best debut. The MMA bout is scheduled for two by five minute rounds.
The representative of the country-host Ougo Huet makes his second appearance in the world series, following STB 9 back in Farciennes, when he meets French debutante Dinabe Birame. The Muay Thai bout is scheduled for three rounds.
The reigning WKN World lightweight champion out of Sardinia Lorenzo Piras (21-5-0, 10 KOs) headlines Simply the Best 17 Farciennes when he defends the title against Belgian Allan Gozdzicki (45-20-3, 13 KOs). The bout is also a rematch, following their original encounter in April on Sardinia, where the local fighter took the decision.
Also on the card Belgian Tarik Mahillon and Slovakian Samuel Hadzima battle out for WKN International lightweight belt. As well, the representative of the country-host Pirello Gaetano takes on French Rehda Chtibi, challenging for WKN European welterweight Muay Thai title.
Simply the Best 17 Farciennes – Nuit des Titans: Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist Nicolas Di Franco faces Pascal… https://t.co/tfUVKWeYfZ
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) October 27, 2017
The current STB 17 Farciennes fight card can be found below. Other bouts are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Lightweight Lorenzo Piras (c) vs. Allan Gozdzicki
Lightweight Tarik Mahillon vs. Samuel Hadzima
Welterweight Pirello Gaetano vs. Rehda Chtibi
Super lightweight Xavier Lejour vs. Aurelien Houdart
Featherweight Ashley Gilson vs. Valentina Simanikhina
Featherweight Ougo Huet vs. Dinabe Birame
Welterweight Nicolas Di Franco vs. Pascal Becka