It's been known for a while now that Mike Zambidis would be fighting on this Saturday, April 28 but we're giving you a reminder as there have been a few changes that you may or may not be aware of.
Zambidis is fighting Fadi Merza just outside Athens, Greece in the suburb of Ellinikon at the Helliniko Stadium. He was originally supposed to fight Mohamed Khamal, but Khamal pulled out after the event was moved from April 21 to the current date of April 28. The fight is just a month before Zambidis returns to the K-1 ring on May 27 in Madrid, Spain in a rematch of one of the craziest fights ever against Chahid Oulad El Hadj.
Fadi Merza is coming off a loss to Yoshihiro Sato at Krush.16 on February 17. Merza is a veteran and has been around for a long time, though one could argue his best years are behind him. Nevertheless, he's a good fight for Zambidis just a month before his next fight. This is very similar to last year where Mike Zambidis faced Ali Gunyar, who is very close to Merza in calibre, less than a month prior to winning two fights in one night to win the W5 -71kg belt.