Lorenzo Piras, Simply the Best 17 Farciennes

Nuit des Titans XVI by Osman Yigin

World Championship returned to Belgium with Simply the Best 17 Farciennes this past Sunday November 26. The event promoted by famed Osman Yigin featured some of the prominent representatives of the country host up against international opponents. Three WKN titles were challenged on the night.

In the main event the reigning World Kickboxing Network lightweight champion Italian Lorenzo Piras made a successful title defense, scoring a unanimous decision against the representative of the country-host Allan Gozdzicki. The bout was a rematch after their initial encounter in April on Sardinia, where the local fighter won the belt also by decision.

Also on the night Belgian lightweight Tarik Mahillon won WKN International belt, taking the victory via the first-round TKO over Slovak Samuel Hadzima. The doctor stopped the contest during the break between the first and the second round, due to cut received by Slovakian athlete.

STB 17 was the fourth episode produced in Belgium, following two previous chapters held in Farciennes, and the first series in Charleroi. The complete results can be found below.

STB 17 Farciennes results

WKN World lightweight title / Oriental rules / 5x3mn
Lorenzo Piras (Champion / Sardinia – Italy) def. Allan Gozdzicki (Belgium) via unanimous decision

WKN International lightweight title / Oriental rules / 3x3mn
Tarik Mahillon (Belgium) def. Samuel Hadzima (Slovakia) via first-round TKO (doctor stoppage after Round 1 due to cut)

WKN European welterweight pro-amateur title / Muay Thai / 3x3mn
Gaetano Pirello (Belgium) def. Rehda Chtibi (France) via second-round KO

Muay Thai Super lightweight Xavier Lejour def. Aurelien Houdart via unanimous decision
Kickboxing Featherweight Valentina Simanikhina def. Ashley Gilson via unanimous decision
MMA Welterweight Nicolas Di Franco def. Pascal Becka via second round TKO (Ref stoppage)
Muay Thai Featherweight Ougo Huet def. Dinabe Birame via first-round KO
Kickboxing Featherweight Mohammed Kloua def. Salvatore Scaletta via decision
Kickboxing Welterweight Alessio Ketelaers def. Dylan Coyette via TKO