Well, after a very big kickboxing card today put on by Glory World Series, we've got another big event tomorrow. Oktagon/Fight Code, promoted by Carlo Di Blasi, is back.
After a successful 2011, Fight Code returns tomorrow, March 24 with a great card featuring a battle of two of the best kickboxers in the world. World number one, Giorgio Petrosyan fights perennial top 5 fighter, Artur Kyshenko in one of the biggest fights at 70kg in some time. The fight is on Giorgio's home turf and he'll look to defend his status as the unquestioned world number one. Giorgio comes off a win over Abraham Roqueni at Yokkao Extreme while Kyshenko is coming off a win last month at Thai Boxe Mania over Roberto Cocco.
Right before Petrosyan and Kyshenko hit the ring, last year's Fight Code tournament winner, Yury Bessmertny returns to the ring after an impressive knockout of Gago Drago last month. He'll fight Romanian fighter Cristian Milea, and should definitely win this fight.
One of the fastest rising up and coming fighters in the sport, Chingiz Allazov takes on the grizzled Thai veteran, Bovy Sor Udomson. Although Bovy is way past his prime, he's an all action fighter and so is Allazov, so this has the makings of a great fight.
Another up and comer, Enriko Gogokhia will take on Bruno Franchi. I thought Gogokhia beat Mike Zambidis last year and sometimes he's a bit hit or miss with his performances but when he's on, he's on. Franchi should be a stern test for the Ukrainian-based Georgian. Up and coming prospect Iulian Imeri takes on Filip Hryeniewicki.
Giorgio Petrosyan vs. Artur Kyshenko
MMA: Valentijn Overeem vs. Michal Kita
Yury Bessmertny vs. Cristian Milea
Chingiz Allazov vs. Bovy Sor Udomson
MMA: Michele Verginelli vs. Anderson Da Silva
Hunkar Kilic vs. Mustapha Haida (Winner of Oktagon Selektion 72.5kg)
Michael Kongolo vs. Davide Mosca (Winner of Oktagon Selektion 85kg)
Sorin Radu vs. Davide Longoni (Winner of Oktagon Selektion Heavyweight)
Fabio Siciliani vs. Marco Re
Adi Petrisor Catana vs. Emmanual Horta Tavares
Veronica Vernocchi vs. Paola Capucchi
Iulian Imeri (Winner of Oktagon Selektion 70kg) vs. Filip Hryeniewicki
Bruno Franchi vs. Enriko Gogokhia