Simply the Best Kickboxing, Lorenzo Piras vs Allan Gozdzicki
Kickboxing Simply the Best: Lorenzo Piras (l) and Allan Gozdzciki (r) ahead of their World Championship encounter at STB 17 Farciennes / Pic: Supplied

Simply the Best Kickboxing – Nuit des Titans XVI

Simply the Best 17 Farciennes is held tonight, Sunday November 26, at Hall Omnisport. The event is the fourth episode produced in Belgium, which concludes the third season of kickboxing world series.

Subtitled as “Nuit des Titans XVI” the fight card includes some of the prominent representatives of the country-host up against international opponents, coming from Italy, Slovakia, France and Russia.

The main event features the reneging World Kickboxing Network lightweight champion Lorenzo Piras (21-5-0, 10 KOs), who defends the title against Allan “Polek” Gozdzicki (45-20-3, 13 KOs). The bout is also a rematch, after their initial encounter in April on Sardinia, where the local fighter earned a unanimous decision, calming the belt.

Also on the main card welterweight Gaetano Pirello faces Rehda Chtibi. The pair battles out for WKN European pro-amateur title. In addition lightweight Tarik Mahillon takes on Samuel Hadzima, challenging for WKN International belt. As well, Xavier Lejour meets Aurelien Houdart at super lightweight, and Ashley Gilson goes up against Valentina Simanikhina at women’s featherweight.

The promoter of the event is the former 16-time World Champion Osman Yigin. WKN President Stephane Cabrera attends the event.

The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted on Saturday. The complete fight card can be found below.

Simply the Best 17 Farciennes

Lightweight Lorenzo Piras (c) vs. Allan Gozdzicki
Lightweight Tarik Mahillon vs. Samuel Hadzima
Welterweight Gaetano Pirello vs. Rehda Chtibi
Super lightweight Xavier Lejour vs. Aurelien Houdart
Featherweight Ashley Gilson vs. Valentina Simanikhina
Featherweight Ougo Huet vs. Dinabe Birame
Featherweight Mohammed Kloua vs. Salvatore Scaletta
Welterweight Alessio Ketelaers vs. Dylan Coyette

Welterweight Nicolas Di Franco vs. Pascal Becka