While we're all waiting around for the big events and the big name fights to happen, there still is some good kickfighting action going on around the world every weekend. This weekend is no different.
Muay Thai Mania is taking place on this Sunday, September 2 in The Hague, Netherlands and is headlined by the rematch between Nieky Holzken and L'houcine "Aussie" Ouzgni. Their first fight took place back in 2010 at It's Showtime in Amsterdam where Aussie finished Holzken in the first minute with a flying knee. A lot has changed since then, with Holzken looking great lately, settling in to a higher weight around 76kg and Aussie not fighting that often, going from between 70kg all the way up to 79kg. This is a really great fight, and it takes place at 76kg.
Hafid el Boustati is also back fighting for the first time since his major upset win over Robin van Roosmalen. He takes on Hysni Beqiri, he brother of Shemsi Beqiri in what is Hysni's biggest test to date.
There are more It's Showtime veterans on the card, with Jason Wilnis fighting Louis Tavares. Wilnis is coming off a loss to Cheick Sidibe at It's Showtime's May 12 event but at only 21 years of age, he's still considered a bright prospect. Darryl Sichtman fights Aalviar Lima at 76kg and William Diender faces Mandela Antoine at 72.5kg. Add in a SuperKombat veteran, as Hakan Aksoy fights Nathan van't Hoft at 96kg.
Albert Kraus also makes his pro boxing debut against a to be announced opponent. All the A Class fights are listed below.
|26||A-Class||72.5 kg||Abdullaev (Team Super Pro)||vs||Vahap Ozdemir (Dragon Gym)|
|27||A-Class||95 kg||Remon Bonte (Team Pasztjerik)||vs||Ismael Lazaar (Budokai Tilburg)|
|28||A-Class||68 kg||Juan Baragan (Sportcentrum 010)||vs||Jacky Dings (Golden Glory Helmond)|
|29||A-Class||+95 kg||Hicham Achalhi (TB Den Haag)||vs||Eddy Almeida (Team Pasztjerik)|
|30||A-Class||70 kg||Albert Kraus||vs||TBA|
|31||A-Class||93 kg||Luis Tavares (Team Pasztjerik)||vs||Jason Wilnis (The Colosseum)|
|32||A-Class||96 kg||Nathan van ’t Hoft (Pattaya Gym)||vs||Hakan Aksoy (Siam Gym)|
|33||A-Class||70 kg||Hafid el Boustati (Mousid Gym)||vs||Hysni Beqiri (Team Super Pro)|
|34||A-Class||76 kg||Darryl Sichtman (Bonjasky Academy)||vs||Alviar Lima (Team Super Pro)|
|35||A-Class||72.5 kg||William Diender (Team Diender)||vs||Mandela Antone (Team Furious)|
|36||A-Class||76 kg||Nieky Holzken (Golden Glory Helmond)||vs||L’houcine Aussie (Topteam Beverwijk)|