The WKN European title is on the line tonight (Nov. 24) in Farciennes, Belgium. The contest features the representative of the country-host Gaetano Pirrello up against Ahmed Alikada of France. The pair of super featherweights squares off in the scheduled for five rounds championship bout in Muay Thai. The encounter tops the annual “La Nuit des Titans”, presented by Osman Yigin at Hall Omnisports in Farciennes.
Gaetano Pirrello is a former amateur world and European champion, known for his appearances at Simply the Best. His resume includes the victories against Lubomir Rusnak, Rehda Chtibi, among others. Battling it out in his home town he aspires to earn WKN European gold in the professional class.
French champion Ahmed Alikada (15-4) is looking to claim a prestigious belt on the rival territory.
The official weigh-in ceremony was conducted on Saturday. Both challengers successfully made the required limit.
🇧🇪 Gaetano Pirrello 🆚 Ahmed Alikada 🇫🇷#WKN European Super Featherweight #MuayThai title is on the line tonight at La Nuit des Titans presented by @OsmanYigin in Farciennes, Belgium 🏆 pic.twitter.com/yEImqEQYYa
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) November 24, 2019
Among other bouts featured on the card, Soufiane Ait Ouccime of Belgium and Umar Abubakar of Ghana battle it out for WKN International Super Welterweight title in oriental kickboxing. In addition, local Ougo Huet takes on French Fabien Bernard in a three-round 59 kg catchweight Muay Thai bout.
The complete 16-fight lineup can be found below.
La Nuit des Titans 2019: Pirrello vs. Alikada fight card
Gaetano Pirrello vs. Ahmed Alikada
Mohammed Kloua vs. Salvatore Scaletta
Soufiane Ait Ouccime vs. Umar Abubakar
Ougo Huet vs. Fabien Bernard
Ahkmed Tchakhiev vs. Mosavi Sayed Ghulamrez
Uwokunda Cedric vs. Antoine Minneker
Bernard Xavier vs. Lemal Frederic
Morhan Vandewedeur vs. Ed-Dakhousa Abdessamli
Odile Debaille vs. Ines Sami
Horacio Colazzo vs. Hamzi Taoufik
Mehdi Soualah vs. Thomas Dubois
Dylan Coyette vs. Moussa Kourouma
Batuhan Yilmaz vs. Mathis Desmulier
Zeyd Albayrak vs. Sebastien Chatelier
Iliyas Ekiz vs. Wesley Doutrelungine
Eren Tanriverdi vs. Scieur Mohamed