Amsterdam: This Sunday, May 30th, will see the debut event of new Dutch MMA promotion Levels Fight League.
LFL 1: Contention will take place in Amsterdam behind closed doors and will be streamed online via PPV on www.LFLMMA.com for Dutch & Belgium fans and globally for free on the renowned FITE.tv platform.
The main event will see popular Dutch veteran Joey Berkenbosch (4-1) face Switzerland’s Robert Valentin (4-2) in the middleweight division. Berkenbosch is the wrestling coach and training partner to legendary fighter Gegard Mousasi.
An explosive light heavyweight contest features in the co-main event as kickboxing champ Clyde Brunswijk (1-0) continues his MMA journey when he collides with Frances Paulin Begai (0-0), a training partner to UFC heavyweight contender Ciryl Gane.
Elsewhere on the card, BJJ standout Freddie Vosgrone (0-0) makes his MMA debut to face Denmark’s Erhan Okuroglu (1-0). Vosgrone holds a very quick submission win over ONE double champ Reinier de Ridder, is a Polaris champion, and also has wins over the UFC’s Tom Breese while Okuroglu is a training partner of Nicolas Dalby at the Rumble Sports gym in Copenhagen.
Overall the card will feature six professional MMA fights and the beginning of a special amateur tournament on the undercard where amateur fighters will compete for a chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to train at the Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada, under Firas Zahabi.
LFL 1: Contention
Fight Card – May 30th
Start Time – 7:30pm CET/1:30pm ET/10:30am PT
Joey Berkenbosch (4-1) vs. Robert Valentin (4-2)
Clyde Brunswijk (1-0) vs. Paulin Begai (0-0)
Erhan Okuroglu (1-0) vs. Freddie Vosgrone (0-0)
Reymond Jowett (1-0) vs. Zezva Kerashvili (2-1)
Daniel Vogel (3-4) vs. Asilder Badouiev (1-1)
Mo Elawil (3-0) vs. Mahmoud Hashadh (0-4)
77kg – Requisho Spa vs. Bjorn Kuiper
70kg – Samuel Haidari vs. Arthur Derycke
77kg – Leonid Goulko vs. Rodney Oosterbeek
70kg – Yannick Van Dinther vs. Stefano Groenendaal
77kg – Dion Persoon vs. Julian Jonkmans
77kg – Patrick Habirora vs. Abderrahman Kamili