Madani Rahmani takes on Nika Nozadze for the WKN title in Liège
Two WKN World belts are up for grabs at “La Nuit Des Gladiateurs” this Saturday, June 25 in Liège, Belgium. The annual event features some of the host country’s top representatives against international opponents in five-round Muay Thai battles for the prestigious crown.
In one of the championship bouts, Moroccan-Belgian Youssef Boughanem makes the first defense of his WKN Super Welterweight Muay Thai title against Spaniard Toni Romero. Boughanem won the belt by TKO in the fourth round against Joe Craven of the United Kingdom in April 2019 in Brussels. Romero held the Spanish WBC Muay Thai national belt with the win over Ignasi Larios.
In another title quest, local star Madani Rahmani takes on Nika Nozadze of Georgia for the WKN cruiserweight Muay Thai belt. The latter replaces previously announced Spaniard Jean Simon Mendes Bass, who was forced to step down due to COVID, World Kickboxing Network reported via his Twitter page (@WKNkickboxing). Rahmani is the winner of the WKN Intercontinental super light heavyweight title by unanimous decision against Jurij Orlov at the previous edition of “La Nuit Des Gladiateurs” last November in Soumagne. Nozadze is a three-time national champion and two-time Asian champion.
“‘La Nuit Des Gladiateurs’ marks a return to the spectacular Muay Thai events in Belgium, which have always produced high-level competition,” said World Kickboxing Network President Stephane Cabrera. “World champion Youssef Boughanem and intercontinental champion Madani Rahmani are two internationally recognized athletes. These fights promise to be explosive, and may the best win.
The championship supervisor is Osman Yigin.
The rest of the map should see a series of local and international confrontations.
Night Of The Gladiators 2022
WKN World Super Welterweight Muay Thai Title
Youssef Boughanem v Toni Romero
WKN World Cruiserweight Muay Thai Title
Madani Rahmani vs. Nika Nozadze