Full schedule, overview and how to watch
FEN MMA returns this week, with FEN 34 on Friday May 28. The Polish promotion has put together a nine-fight lineup that contains several intriguing clashes, including the main and co-main events.
In the main event, light heavyweights Paweł Trybała and Łukasz Borowski face off in an early rematch. The pair first fought at FEN 31 in a bout that saw both men drop bombs from the opening bell.
It was an entertaining affair that ended a minute after the start of the second round after Trybała burst Borowski’s left ear with a shot that caused heavy bleeding. It was a frustrating end to what had been classic old-fashioned junk. The demand for a rematch came from both fans and fighters, and thankfully the FEN matchmakers obliged.
In the main co-event, rising European star Jonas Magard makes the first defense of his FEN bantamweight title when he fights SBG’s Frans Mlambo. Magard captured the vacant belt at FEN 31 by beating Sebastian Romanowski of Poland.
The Danish fighter has an impressive ground game and a tank of gas for days, but in Mlambo he will face a different challenge than where he fought Romanowski. The Irish fighter is exceptionally quick on his feet and is a dangerous striker. He was one of Conor McGregor’s training partners and comes into this fight after a recent victory at Bellator Milan.
A win for either Magard or Mlambo will help them further establish themselves in the upper echelon of the European MMA scene, so expect both men to be at their best when the cage doors close.
The remaining fights on the map contain several interesting confrontations. Frenchman Damien Lapilus is making his promotional debut against Poland’s Łukasz Charzewsk in a lightweight competition. The Pole is leading an eight-game winning streak, and a victory over the French veteran would secure his second victory in international competition.
Bantamweight female prospect Ekaterina Shakalova is also back in action and faces Brazilian Jamila Sandora. The Ukrainian grappler nearly stole the show with her win over Izabela Badurek at FEN 33. The 23-year-old landed a stunning bodyslam on the shoulder, which was immediately added to her best moments. Sandora will take a step forward in the competition for Shakalova, and she should provide a good yardstick to assess Shakalova’s current level.
Here is the full range of FEN34. Fans can watch the PPV on FEN TV.
- Light heavy weight: Paweł “Trybson” Trybała vs. Łukasz “Boroś” Borowski
- Bantamweight title fight: Jonas Magard vs. Frans Mlambo
- Bantam-weight: Lil Masti vs. Ada Sledz
- Welterweight: Szymon Dusza vs. Cezary Oleksiejczuk
- Open weight: Mateusz Murański vs Epic Cheat Meal
- Bantam-weight: Ekaterina Shakalova vs. Jamila Sandora
- To gain weight: Kamil Piórkowski vs. Adam Radziszewski
- Light toe: Łukasz Charzewsk vs. Damien Lapilus
- Bantam-weight: Paulina Paola against Wiktoria “tu_viciia” Gnieciak
- To gain weight: Michał Piwowarski vs. Kacper Miklasz