Nacho Menen becomes WKN European Welterweight Champion
Nacho Menen defeats Ovidio Mihali via fifth-round TKO | Pic: Facebook

The World Kickboxing Network returned to Spain this past Saturday, October 19. The event billed as “Storm Series” took place at Pabellon Daganzo de Arriba in Madrid, featuring a pair of WKN championship bouts.

The headline-bout saw the representative of the country-host Nacho Menen up against Italian kickboxer Ovidio Mihali. The pair battled it out for WKN European Welterweight title under oriental rules (K-1 style).

The scheduled for five rounds championship bout did’t go the full distance. Menen claimed the win as well as the belt by TKO in the final round, after Mihali suffered broken nose, and the doctor waved the fight off.

In addition, Menen updated his record to 33-8, 4 KO. Mihali dropped to 20-3, 6 KO.

Also on the night, Mohamed Afitou (6-2) went up against Farah Silva (10-3, 1 KO). The pair contested for WKN Spanish Lightweight title. After three rounds of action the latter was pronounced as the winner by split decision.

The undercard featured a series of amateur and professional kickboxing bouts. Storm Series in Spanish capital followed Fight for Glory produced in July in Badalona, Catalonia.

Nacho Menen def. Ovidio Mihali by TKO (R5)
Farah Silva def. Mohamed Afitou by decision