VIDEO: Yohan Lidon tops La Nuit des Challenges 19

Yohan Lidon makes the fifth defense of his WKN Super Middleweight title on December 14. The French kickboxing star headlines the event titled “La Nuit des Challenges”, taking place in Saint-Fons, a commune in the Metropolis of Lyon.

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On Saturday World Kickboxing Network hit the stream with the “Save the Date” teaser. The clip features some of the highlight moments of “Lumberjack”, including a spectacular victory against Karapet Karapetyan in 2016, which earned him a prestigious WKN belt and scored the L’Équipe knockout of the year.

In his first and second championship defenses Yohan Lidon retained the belt by unanimous decision against Danijel Solaja and Patrik Vidakovics. The bouts were held in August the same year and May 2017, respectively.

The third successful title defense in August 2017 featured the 36-year-old French fighter on FIGHTMAG Top 3 head kick KO of the year alongside John Wayne Parr and Rade Opacic, when he floored Florian Kroger in the fourth round.

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In his fourth championship defense last August, Lidon took the revenge against Yoann Kongolo. The pair went a five-round distance, yet it was a unanimous decision in favor of the reigning champion, who scored an eight count also with head kick cementing his victory.

The name of challenger going up against Yohan Lidon at La Nuit des Challenges 19 is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The event is also scheduled to see a newly-crowned two-style WKN Super Featherweight champion Brandon Vieira. The event is presented by Nasser Kacem.

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