Some of the top names in Dutch kickboxing will be stepping into the ring on February 26 in Den Bosch. Recent breakout fighter Robin van Roosmalen, Faldir Chahbari, Harut Grigorian and Hicham El Gaoui are among some of the names on the card.
Robin van Roosmalen will be taking on the gritty vetran from Mike's Gym, Rachid Belaini. Belaini didn't have a great 2011, losing four of his five fights and he's getting up there in age (36). Robin has emerged as a top fighter at 70kg after his win at the It's Showtime Fast & Furious 70MAX tournament and will look to continue on a roll, just about a month after he fights Murat Direkci for It's Showtime on January 28.
Another great match-up on the card is between Faldir Chahbari and Harut Grigorian. Grigorian is probably most known by the trouble he gave Andy Souwer early on in their fight, before losing in an extra round. Chahbari only fought three times last year, winning all three, but not over the best competition. Chahbari may be getting a bit old and he may be past his prime, but he's still a very difficult fight for anyone.
Other match-ups include our #3 ranked fighter at Light Heavyweight, Hicham el Gaoui taking on Masoud Rahimi. Solid 85kg fighter Hakan Aksoy faces Said el Bouanani and the man who beat Rico Verhoeven in early 2011, Jamal Ben Saddik, returns to face Clyde van Dams. And Bob Sapp is also on the card...Full fight card after the break:
Bob Sapp vs Volkan Duzgun
Robin van Roosmalen vs Rachid Belani
Faldir Chahbari vs Harut Grigorian
Brian Douwens vs Fikri Ameziane
Hicham el Gaoui vs Masoud Rahimi
Hakan Aksoy vs Said el Bouanani
Clyde van Dams vs Jamal Ben Saddik
Alex Novovic vs Ismael Lazaar
Micho vs Pietje Heesbeen
Hakim Bouzambou vs Maiki Karathanasis
Zakaria Lougtaibi vs Petro Sedarous
Samir Zahraoui vs Omar Baqi
Souffian Kadoery vs Faycal Mtals
Ilias Boulaid vs TBA
Sylvana Pruymboom vs TBA