Rodriguez faces Artigas at STB 21 Buenos Aires
STB 21 Buenos Aires: Rodriguez vs. Artigas

First MMA bout announced for STB 21 Buenos Aires

STB 21 Buenos Aires is held on July 22 (July 23 in Aus.) at the Nina nightclub in Ituzaingo. The event features a mixed-fight bill with the A-list Argentine fighters up against international opponents coming from Brazil, Paraguay and Chile.

In addition to the previously announced nine kickboxing bouts, two international matchups were added to the card late this week.

“International welterweight bout between Argentine Gustavo Rodriguez and Brazilian Alex Artigas has been added to the program. The pair squares off in the scheduled for three rounds MMA bout. As well, Argentine Marcos Rios faces Brazilian Velber Silveira in a three-round super featherweight battle in Muay Thai,” stated in the announcement.

Rios makes his second Simply the Best appearance following STB 15 Moreno produced last October. Silveira, Rodriguez and Artigas make their debut.

Simply the Best 21 is headlined by Argentine Guillermo Benitez up against Juan Pablo Zena of Paraguay, battling out for WKN International Middleweight title. Also on the card Alexis Grasso takes on Tomas Aguirre for WKN Argentine Super Featherweight belt, and Erik Miloc squares off against Ezequiel Urquiza for WKN Argentine Bantamweight strap.

The event, promoted in terms of Bosch Tour 11, is featured on the programme of Estrellas de Acero 3 scheduled on FOX Sports, CN 23 and B1B. The current eleven-fight card can be found below.

Simply the Best 21 fight card

Middleweight Guillermo Benitez vs. Juan Pablo Zena – WKN International title
Super Featherweight Alexis Grasso vs. Tomas Aguirre – WKN Argentine title
Bantamweight Erik Miloc vs. Ezequiel Urquiza – WKN Argentine title
Lightweight Nicolas Vega vs. Marcos Dal Jovem
Super Middleweight Guido Otero vs. Juan Cruz Balbuena
Flyweight Melina Anfossi vs. Araceli Fornera
Middleweight Flavio Robledo vs. Camilo Gallegos
Super Featherweight Marcos Rios vs. Velber Silveira
Bantamweight Lucas Schefer vs. Cristian Dure
Featherweight Facundo Medinavs. Enzo Ganna

Welterweight Gustavo Rodriguez vs. Alex Artigas