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Lidon defeats Kankava to retain WKN kickboxing title

La Nuit des Challenges 19: Lidon vs. Kankava took place at Palais des Sports in Saint-Font, France on December 14. The event presented by Nasser Kacem featured a series of kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts with WKN world title contested in the headliner of the show.


The defending World Kickboxing Network super middleweight champion Yohan Lidon faced the challenger from Georgia Giorgi Kankava. The championship bout went a full five-round distance. The verdict heard a unanimous decision in favor of French star, who retained his strap, making the fifth successful title defense.

The event also saw the four-fight Muay Thai contest Team France vs. Team Thailand. All bouts ended in favor of the representatives of the country-host.

Among the bouts, two-style WKN super featherweight champion Brandon Vieira stopped Kongmuangtai in the second round. Hakim Hamech also came out victorious via second-round stoppage against Plangrith. Abdelnour Alikada scored the third-round KO victory of Attapong, and Antar Kacem knocked out Phetkoksak in Round 2.

The rest of the card featured a series of bouts with local and international competitors. The complete fight results from La Nuit des Challenges 19 can be found below.

La Nuit des Challenges 19: Lidon vs Kankava results

Yohan Lidon def. Giorgi Kankava by unanimous decision.

Brandon Vieira def. Kongmuangtai by KO (R2).

Hakim Hamech def. Plangrith by KO (R2).

Abdelnour Alikada def. Attapong by KO (R3).

Antar Kacem def. Phetkoksak by KO (R2).

Yassine Hamlaoui def. Viorel Vyntu by TKO (doctor’s stoppage).

Pascal Toure def. Anthony Leroy by unanimous decision.

Joao Bryton def. Shpat Duraku by TKO (throw in the towel, R3).

Lindsey Thomas def. Tanja Moos by unanimous decision.


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