Robin van Roosmalen will be making his MMA debut at FFC 22 in Athens on February 19th, that much we knew, but his opponent was unknown still. Now we know that he'll be fighting 6-5 Greek fighter Theo Michailidis, currently fighting out of the UK at -66kg. This should be an interesting challenge for van Roosmalen as it'll involve weight cutting as well as fighting an opponent who is experienced in MMA, although not seemingly a world beater.
Another fight to look forward to is at -95kg in kickboxing between Pavel Zhuravlev and Brian Douwes. Douwes has proven himself many times over after a few mediocre showings in It's Showtime early on in his career and this fight is a pretty big deal at -95kg.
FFC 22 Athens
Robin Van Roosmalen (NED) vs. Theo Michailidis (GRE), -66kg
Darko Stošić (SER) vs. Emil Zahariev (BUL), HW
Pavel Doroftei (MOL) vs. TBA, -84kg
David Vasić (CRO) vs. Zauri Maisuradze (GE), -84kg
Alexander Papadimitriou (GRE) vs. Vladislav Genov (BUL), -70kg
TBA vs. TBA
Pavel Zhuravlev (UKR) vs. Brian Douwes (NED), -95kg
Samo Petje (SLO) vs. Meletis Kakaoubavas (GRE), -70kg
Antonio Plazibat (CRO) vs. Sergei Masloboev (LT), -95kg
Tomislav Čikotić (CRO) vs. Marius Munteanu (ROM), HW
Marko Adamović (SER) vs. Florian Marku (ALB), -70kg
JAsmin Bajrović (CRO) vs. Dimitris Chiotis (GRE), -77kg
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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