Invictus Arena 26: Francesco Picca defeats Islam Ibragimov
Invictus Arena 26: Francesco Picca victorious over Islam Ibragimov to take WKN International Super Lightweight title

Two WKN International titles were up for grabs at Invictus Arena 26 this past Saturday (June 22) in Rome, Italy. The championship bouts headlined the event, presented by Riccardo Lecca, which featured kickboxing, Muay Thai and boxing matchups.

In the main event the representative of the country-host Luca Carnevali squared off against Erik Matejovsky of Slovakia. The pair battled it out for WKN International Super Middleweight title. The contest went the distance and ended in a unanimous decision pronounced in favor of the local fighter.

In the co-main event another Italian kickboxer, Francesco Picca faced Islam Ibragimov of Russia. The contest was for WKN International Super Lightweight strap. The bout also went the distance with the representative of the country-host earning a unanimous decision.

The rest of the card featured a mixed-fight bill with local and international competitors.

Luca Carnevali def. Erik Matejovsky by unanimous decision
Francesco Picca def. Islam Ibragimov by unanimous decision

Invictus Arena 26 in Rome, Italy was the first out of two events that World Kickboxing Network presented this past weekend. The “PROKICK Back at the Clayton” event was held on Sunday (June 23) in Belfast, Northern Ireland, featuring local Johnny “Swift” Smith in the WKN Intercontinental Welterweight championship against Lee Ji Hoon of South Korea.

In addition, the organization announced the dates and venue accommodating WKN World Cup 2019. The event takes place at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, New Zealand with Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva challenging Greg Tony for his World Kickboxing Network Super Heavyweight title in the headliner.