This weekend alone is pretty stacked, with quite a few other events besides GLORY's big card in Brussels taking place. One card in particular is TK2 World MAX 2012, which takes place in Marseilles, France on this Saturday, October 6. The card features the likes of Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee and Thomas Adamandopoulos, as well as some good French fighters and a four man tournament.
The main attraction is local fighter Cedric Castagna taking on Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee. Castagna comes from a full contact background and even though he's one of the local attractions, he probably isn't going to beat Sudsakorn. Castagna was actually originally scheduled to fight Giorgio Petrosyan of all people.
Right under Castagna and Sudsakorn is Thomas Adamandopoulos, our #6 ranked lightweight. He fights Cyril Abbas, another local fighter with a full contact background, although this fight should be more competitive than Sudsakorn vs. Castagna. Abbas had a K-1 rules fight in preparation for this one, but Adamandopoulos is still the likely winner.
Another fight in the same weight category as Adamandopoulos and Abbas is a very interesting fight, as Modibo Diarra and Cedric Peynaud face off. Both fighters have been stopped by Adamandopoulos in the past, Peynaud in late 2010 and Diarra in mid 2011 in full contact. Both however have gotten better, particularly Diarra who has racked up a lot of wins since that loss to Adamandopoulos. The winner of this fight in my opinion jumps up to the level where they could possibly compete with some of France's best at this weight.
There's also a four man tournament at 72kg with Jeremy Ragazzacci and Mohamed Diaby of France, along with Faycal El Hammoutti of Belgium and Kyle Stewart of Scotland.
Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee vs. Cedric Castagna
Thomas Adamandopoulos vs. Cyril Abbas
Modibo Diarra vs. Cedric Peynaud
Wallid Haddad vs. Sekou Dembele
Yoan Scordato vs. Anthony Veleix
Wilfried Martin vs. Samba Bocar
Faycal El Hammoutti