Kickboxing event La Nuit des Challenges takes place at Palais des Sports in Saint-Fons, France on December 14. The top of the fight-bill features French star Yohan Lidon making the fifth defense of his WKN World Super Middleweight title in a five-round championship bout against challenger Eduard Aleksanyan of Armenia. A pair of additional matchups has been recently added to the card.
In one of the bouts, representing the country-host Yassine Hamlaoui takes on Viorel Vyntu of Italy. The pair squares off in the scheduled for three rounds Muay Thai bout at 60 kg catchweight. The contest is their second outing, following The Night of Super Fight held in July in Iglesias (Sardinia, Italy) where the local athlete claimed the win.
Over the course of his career Hamlaoui defeated Aiman Al Radhi, Allan Diaz, Yacine Moutacim, among others. He also scored victorious over a number of Thai fighters, including Liemphet and Wittaya Duangsawang. His appearances inside the ring include Max Muay Thai, MTGP.
Italian competitor Viorel Vyntu has also been prominently competing, earning victories against Andrei Racariu, Ryan Castiglioni, Ryan Braillon. He has fought at such event as Yokkao, Thai Boxe Mania and more.
Another contest features Anthony Leroy faceoff his French-fellow Pascal Toure. The 90 kg catchweight kickboxing encounter is also scheduled for three rounds.
Anthony Leroy is a former WKN European Heavyweight title challenger, who went up against Fedor Koltun in June, yet was stopped in the third round. Earlier in his career he defeated Fabien Fouquet, Jean Daniel Wolny, among others.
Pascal Toure fought the likes of Sofian Laidouni and Rade Opacic, to name a couple.
La Nuit des Challenges 19 is presented by Nasser Kacem. The rest of the card is expected to see a series of Muay Thai and Kickboxing bouts with local and international competitors.
Super Middleweight Yohan Lidon vs. Eduard Aleksanyan (WKN World title)
60 kg catchweight Yassine Hamlaoui vs. Viorel Vyntu (Muay Thai)
90 kg catchweight Anthony Leroy vs. Pascal Toure (Kickboxing)