On this Saturday, November 24, the annual edition of Nuit Des Champions takes place in Marseilles, France with a big fight card. Many notable fighters and great match-ups fill up the card, which is sure to draw a big crowd if past years are anything to go by. All fights but one are under K-1 rules.
It's hard to point out one main attraction, but for us I'd say it's Karim Bennoui vs. Thomas Adamandopoulos in a rematch of their fight at the same event last year, which saw Bennoui walk away with a hotly contested split decision win. Bennoui is #4 on the LiverKick lightweight rankings and Adamandopoulos is #6, making this of huge relevance in the lightweight division. Once again, the fight is five rounds and is pretty much all but guaranteed to be a great fight.
Another five round fight on the card sees France's Karim Ghajji taking on the Belarussian fighter Dmitry Valent. Valent has gone under the radar for a long time but he's a very good fighter and gave John Wayne Parr a very good fight. We still aren't done with five rounders, as Bruce Codron takes his biggest kickboxing fight yet against Abdallah Mabel at 70kg. Codron came from full contact and has racked up a bunch of wins in kickboxing, including against Mohammed El Mir last month.
Now we'll get into the three round fights. Abdallah Ezbiri faces another full contact convert, Samir Mohamed at 67kg. Ezbiri ventured over to Krush in June and lost to Yuta Kubo, but there's no shame in that at all and Ezbiri will look to establish his name even further. Stephane Susperregui also ventured over to foreign lands when he gave Nathan Corbett quite a fight in April. Susperregui will fight another man who gave Corbett some trouble in Emmanuel Payet at 95kg. Another fighter who went over to Krush and lost to Yuta Kubo, Charles Francois, faces Vang Moua at 64kg.
62.1kg 5x3: Karim Bennoui vs. Thomas Adamandopoulos
60kg 3x3: Amel Dehby vs. Fatima Adib
76kg 5x3: Karim Ghajji vs. Dmitry Valent
70kg 5x3: Bruce Codron vs. Abdallah Mabel
67kg 3x3: Abdallah Ezbiri vs. Samir Mohamed
95kg 3x3: Stephane Susperregui vs. Emmanuel Payet
64kg 3x3: Vang Moua vs. Charles Francois
80kg 3x3: Nicolas Atmani vs. Hichem Medoukali
91kg 3x3: Jose Moreira vs. Fabien Fouquet