Simply the Best 23 scheduled for November 23 in Farciennes, Belgium
Simply the Best 23 scheduled for November 25, 2018 in Farciennes, Belgium / Pic: Facebook

Simply the Best 23 Farciennes

Simply the Best 23 takes place at Hall Omnisport in Farciennes, Belgium on November 25. The event follows four episodes produced in Argentina over the course of 2018, marking the series’ return to Europe after the first show of Season 4, which was held in Slovakia in March.

“An upcoming event is presented by former 16-time World Champion Osman Yigin in terms of La Nuit des Titans. It is the fifth Belgian series, which follows three previous events held in Farciennes, and the very first Simply the Best episode produced in Charleroi in 2014,” World Kickboxing Network announced on Friday.

Simply the Best 23 features a mixed fight-bill with kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA bouts presented on the card. The roster includes some of the leading Belgian fighters up against international opponents, battling it out in a series of WKN Championship bouts.

In the main event Belgian super lightweight Nicolas Di Franco (3-1) goes up against Slovakian Mixed Martial Artist Matej Taraba (2-2). The pair battles out for WKN International title.

Over the course of his professional career Di Franco defeated the likes of Pascal Becka, Quentin Domergue and Jonathan Ndombe. The resume of Taraba includes the wins against Vladimir Drobnak and Tomas Waszut.

Also on the card local Gaetano Pirello faces Slovakian kickboxer Lubomir Rusnak. The contest is for WKN International Super Featherweight amateur belt.

In addition, Xavier Lejour contests for WKN International Super Lightweight title, and Ougo Huet aspires to capture WKN European Super Featherweight amateur strap. The names of their opponents and the rest of fight card is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.

STB 23 fight card

Super Lightweight Nicolas Di Franco vs. Matej Taraba
Super Featherweight Gaetano Pirello vs. Lubomir Rusnak
Super Lightweight Xavier Lejour vs. TBA
Super Featherweight Ougo Huet vs. TBA