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Danyo Ilunga, Gago Drago Fighting Tomorrow In Germany

  • Written by Rian Scalia

Once again Germany has a kickboxing card with some notable fighters. Tomorrow, September 8 in Merseburg, Germany, Merseburger Fight Night goes down with names like Danyo Ilunga, Gago Drago, Marco Pique and Wendell Roche on the card.

The It's Showtime 95MAX World Champion Danyo Ilunga will be competing in a one night, eight man tournament for a prize of $10 000. Ilunga faces Wendell Roche in the first round of the tournament, in a rematch of their It's Showtime title fight from December of 2010. The other first round tournament match-ups are Utley Meriana vs. Salvo Polugic, Senad Hadzic vs. Martin Jahn and Uguz Ovgur vs. Vladimir Toktasynov. Reserve fights are Sergio Pique vs. Jerry Otto and Romano Romasco vs. Steve Kitzing.

Gago Drago returns to action as he takes on Bakar Barakat. This is Drago's first fight since his loss to Andy Ristie in May at K-1 in Madrid, and he's lost eight in a row. Barakat has mostly done boxing lately, fighting 23 boxing matches in 2011. (Yes, we're not kidding.) The level of opposition that he beat, however was for the most part not good. He comes off two decision losses in a row in boxing this year. Barakat is a veteran of kickboxing, though.

Marco Pique fights Max Baumert. Pique comes off a loss to Aikpracha Meenayothin, although there's no shame in that.

Bakar Barakat vs Gago Drago
Alban Ahmeti vs Onur Karaoglan
Max Baumert vs Marco Pique
Waldemar Wiebe vs Peter Bäumler
Muay Thai
Peter Chobanov vs Mikail Bajramov
K-1 $10 000 Heavyweight Tournament
Group 1
Utley Meriana vs Slavo Polugic
Patrick Liedert vs Martin Jahn
Group 2
Wendell Roche vs Danyo Ilunga
Uguz Övgür vs Vladimir Toktasynov
Reserve Fights
Sergio Pique vs Jerry Otto
Romano Romasco vs Steven Kitzing

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