Yohan Lidon makes his fifth WKN World super middleweight title defense on December 14 at Palais des Sports in Saint-Fons, France. Battling it out in the main event of “La Nuit des Challenge 19” presented by Nasser Kacem, the French star faces strong challenger from Georgia Giorgi Kankava, who replaces Armenian Eduard Aleksanyan due to VISA issue.
🇬🇪 Giorgi Kankava, Asian champion, from famous Jiki gym in Tbilisi, Georgia replaces Armenian-Bulgarian Eduard Aleksanyan (due to VISA issue) in WKN super middleweight title fight against the defending champion Yohan Lidon 🇫🇷 at La Nuit des Challenges 19 on Dec. 14 in Saint-Fons pic.twitter.com/hG96io6ghv
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) December 3, 2019
The event also features the four-fight Muay Thai lineup with Team France squaring off against Team Thailand. Two-style WKN super featherweight champion Brandon Vieira faces Kongmuangtai, Antar Kacem takes on Phetkoksak, Hakim Hamech goes up against Plangrith, and Abdelnour Ali Kada battles it out against Attapong.
Also on the night local Yassine Hamlaoui faces Viorel Vyntu of Italy in a three-round 60 kg catchweight Muay Thai bout, and Anthony Leroy and Pascal Toure do French kickboxing battle at 90 kg. As well, local Lindsey Thomas and Tanja Moos of Switzerland meet in a three-round women’s kickboxing 52 kg encounter. In addition, Bryton Mabel faces off Eris Barja at 67 kg catchweight.
La Nuit des Challenges 19 fight card
WKN World Super Middleweight title / Oriental rules / 5×3
Yohan Lidon (France) vs. Giorgi Kankava (Georgia)
60 kg Brandon Vieira vs. Kongmuangtai (Muay Thai)
61 kg Hakim Hamech vs. Plangrith (Muay Thai)
66 kg Antar Kacem vs. Phetkoksak (Muay Thai)
68 kg Abdelnour Ali Kada vs. Attapong (Muay Thai)
60 kg catchweight Yassine Hamlaoui vs. Viorel Vyntu (Muay Thai)
90 kg catchweight Anthony Leroy vs. Pascal Toure (Kickboxing)
67 kg Bryton Mabel vs. Eris Barja (Kickboxing)
52 kg Lindsey Thomas vs. Tanja Moos (Kickboxing)