Kickboxing contests have produced some of the most brutal, spectacular and jaw-dropping knockouts seen under the Final Fight Championship banner since its inception in 2003. Flash back to February 2016, and those fans in attendance at the Olympic Hall in Athens witnessed a stunning performance from Greece’s own Meletis Kakoubavas.
Samo Petje was on the unfortunate end of the Greek’s fist, and the re-surfacing of the bout online has attracted global attention. FFC, in conjunction with MMA Videos have witnessed the three-minute clip reach over 16M views (and counting!), with over 160k reactions.
The video, which portrayed the story behind the knockout, has been shared in excess of 40,000 times across Facebook alone. This was one of the most viewed videos globally for May on the entire platform!
Petje was to get his revenge in a bloodied rematch, with the Slovenian outpointing Kakoubavas at FFC 28, again in Athens, Greece. The FFC Lightweight Kickboxing Championship remains unclaimed, with Petje drawing with Bruno Gazani at FFC 34 at the Fight Dome in Las Vegas.
FFC 39 takes place next Thursday 11th July at the Fight Dome in Las Vegas, headlined by heavyweights Jamelle Jones and Jordan Powell, meeting in a not-to-be-missed mixed martial arts affair.
FFC 39: Heavyweights Headline at the Fight Dome!
Final Fight Championship 39 hits the Fight Dome in Las Vegas on July 11th, with a fight card ranging across three different disciplines featuring elite combat sports talent from around the globe.
The main event sees heavyweights collide with Jamelle Jones and Jordan Powell doing battle in an unmissable mixed martial arts contest.
Former Ultimate Fighter and Contender Series contestant Jamelle Jones continues his move up from light heavyweight, making his promotional debut and looking to add to his five knockouts. Powell also makes the move from 205lbs, and will be keen to demonstrate his well-rounded skillset that has amassed five submission victories alongside four knockouts.
A middleweight clash a long time in the making between Gabriel Checco and Angel DeAnda will act as the chief support. Checco, a jiu-jitsu instructor based in Vegas will hope to draw on local support whilst DeAnda boasts an impressive fourteen knockouts in eighteen wins.
A Copa America style pits Argentina against Brazil as kickboxers Alan Scheinson and Wallace Lopes do battle at the Fight Dome. Boxing returns to the Fight Dome, with two mouthwatering contests pitting unbeaten Swedish light heavyweight Robin Safar against American knockout artist Shawndell Winters, whilst local lightweight Daquan Mays looks to improve to 3-0 againstJose Ceja.
Light Heavyweights collide as highly rated unbeaten prospect Alex Polizzilooks to improve his unblemished record against the experienced Daniel Jolly. Featherweights Lou Radecki and Justin Vasquez will hope to make an impact on their promotional debuts at 145lbs.
Local bantamweight Jerry Shapiro looks set to bring a huge following to the Fight Dome, as he faces “Tha Prodigy” Josh Wright. The card opens with Justin Osborn taking on Josh Shaw in a lightweight MMA bout.
Three disciplines, nine fights and the Fight Dome never fails to deliver on high-octane action! This calendar year has proven to be one full of finishes, with MMA leading the pack so far with an astonishing finish rate of 89%.
FFC 39 Fight Card
Heavyweight MMA: Jamelle Jones vs. Jordan Powell
Middleweight MMA: Gabriel Checco vs. Angel DeAnda
Welterweight Kickboxing: Alan Scheinson vs. Wallace Lopes
Light Heavyweight Boxing (180lbs): Robin Safar vs. Shawndell Winters
Light Heavyweight MMA: Daniel Jolly vs. Alex Polizzi
Featherweight MMA: Lou Radecki vs. Justin Vazquez
Lightweight Boxing (135lbs): Daquan Mays vs. Jose Ceja
Bantamweight MMA: Jerry Shapiro vs. Josh Wright
Lightweight MMA: Justin Osborn vs. Josh Shaw