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Iceland vs Canada: Thor Bjornsson, Devon Larratt to headline MTK Global’s ‘Core Sports Fight Night 3’ in Dubai, UAE

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Game of Thrones” alum Thor “The Mountain” Bjornsson, 32, of Reykjavik, Iceland is set to return to the ring. He will take on Devon “No Limits” Larratt, 46, of Victoria, Canada at the MTK Global boxing event “Core Sports Fight Night 3.”

Featuring nine boxing bouts, “Core Sports Fight Night 3” will take place at Sport Society in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on September 18, 2021 and will be broadcast live on CoreSports.World. In the main event, Bjornsson and Larratt will battle it out in the heavyweight division.

The card sees Bjornsson return to the ring for the third time, following on from his exhibition bouts with professional boxers Steven Ward and Simon Vallily earlier this year. It sees the Icelander continue to prepare for his long-awaited showdown with strongman rival Eddie Hall, with the two men set to meet in 2022 in a clash dubbed as The Heaviest Boxing Match in History.

Bjornsson is 2018 World’s Strongest Man. Larratt is widely regarded as one of the best arm wrestlers of all time.

Since the late 1990s, Larratt has proven himself as one of the most fearsome arm-wrestlers on the planet. Now, he makes the transition into boxing.

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Some of the biggest names in boxing are also on the action-packed “Core Sports Fight Night 3” card, including heavyweight sensation Martin Bakole, who returns to action after almost a year to take on Haruna Osumanu. Regarded as one of the best heavyweights in the world, Bakole heads to Dubai having recently been sparring with former undisputed cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk in the build up to the Ukrainian’s world heavyweight title showdown with Anthony Joshua.

Elsewhere on the bill, CrossFit rivals Josh Bridges and Jacob Heppner will finally settle their differences as they collide in a much talked about grudge match. Two of the most popular females in combat sports have respective bouts as undefeated star Avril Mathie meets fellow unbeaten fighter Jesca Mfinanga while world-record-holding powerlifter Stefi Cohen meets Marcela Nieto.

Rounding up the card, Anthony de Bruijin faces Giorgi Gachechiladze while Stephane Fondjo meets Badri Gogichashvili. The likes of Fahad Al Bloushi and Khalid Naseer return, too.

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