The World Kickboxing Network returned to French Riviera with the four-fight championship card held at the Salle Leyrit in Nice, France on June 15, 2019. The event featured the representatives of the host country up against international opponents, battling it out for WKN World and European titles.
Making his first defense of WKN World Bantamweight title local star Jerome Ardissone faced off Emidio Molinari of Italy. The scheduled for twelve rounds bout in Full Contact (kicks and punches above the waist) didn’t go the distance. The Italian challenger took the win by TKO in the sixth-round and became a new champion in the division after the corner of his opponent threw in the towel.
The reigning WKN World Super Lightweight champion in Full Contact Kamel Jebir took on Slovakian Michal Duben. Making his first title defense in front of the home crowd he successfully defended the belt by TKO in Round 4.
Jonathan Pastorino and Keith Azzopardi battled it out for a vacant WKN World Featherweight title. After twelve rounds of Full Contact the guest from Malta claimed the strap by a unanimous decision.
Heavyweight Anthony Leroy squared off against Fedor Koltun of Belarus in the WKN European title bout. The scheduled for five rounds contest in oriental kickboxing ended prior to the final bell. The Belarusian competitor earned the belt by way of knockout in Round 3.
The four-fight main card followed the undercard comprising six amateur matchups. Here are the complete “Ardissone Nice Full Contact” results:
Valentin Gotti vs. Thomas Meyer – No Contest
Paul Dubois vs. Yassine Godcha – No Contest
Guillaume Dupuis def. Florian Forgeot by unanimous decision
Dylan Antoine def. Abdou Gueye by TKO (throw in the towel, R2)
Christopher Guilley def. Arnaud Buchard by unanimous decision
Cyril Rovetto def. Pawel Marsiak by unanimous decision
WKN World Bantamweight Full Contact Championship
Emidio Molinari def. Jerome Ardissone by TKO (throw in the towel, R6)
WKN World Super Lightweight Full Contact Championship
Kamel Jebir def. Michal Duben by TKO (throw in the towel, R4)
WKN World Featherweight Full Contact Championship
Keith Azzopardi def. Jonathan Pastorino by unanimous decision
WKN European Heavyweight Kickboxing Championship
Fedor Koltun def. Anthony Leroy by KO (R3)