Akram Hamidi earns WKN European Bantamweight title
Akram Hamidi becomes WKN European Bantamweight champion / Pic: Manu Da Luz

WKN France

The World Kickboxing Network visited northeastern France on Saturday December 1. The Steeve Valente promotion billed as “Ultimate Muaythai / K1 Rules” took place in Strasbourg, featuring a series of international bouts with WKN European title contested in the main event.

On the top of the fight-bill French Akram Hamidi squared off against Maltese-Italian Samuel Andolina. The pair battled it out for WKN European Bantamweight title in oriental kickboxing.

The scheduled for five rounds championship bout ended prior the final bell. The representative of the country-host, Hamidi took the win by TKO in the second round, consequently earning the belt.

The referee waved the fight off following the second eight count received by the guest out of Malta, Andolina. The championship supervisor was Osman Yigin.

Also on the card Belgian Ougo Huet faced off local Letchi Gadaev in a three-round Muay Thai battle at 61 kg catchweight. The latter replaced a previously announced French Jordan Demarche.

The contest went the distance and ended in favor of Huet who scored a unanimous decision. In addition, it was his second outing within two weeks, following Simply the Best 24 held last month in Farciennes where he defeated French Said Moufek by TKO in the second round.