The local star Pannie Kianzad (4 wins, 0 losses, #2 Nordic Ranking) now has an opponent.  Banzai will be facing Italian Annalisa Bucci (6 wins, 2 losses) at the upcoming Superior Challenge, which will also boasts 5 title fights.  Superior Challenge officials announced the bout will be on their 10th card going down this May 3rd in Helsingborg, Sweden.  Read the press release below.


Press Release

The home boxer pitted against stiff opposition

Helsingborg wtar Pannie Kianzad gets Italian opposition in the form of Thai boxer Annalisa Bucci at Superior Challenge X May 3 in Helsingborg Arena.

Pannie (Pro MMA 4-0-0) with a boxing background has a big challenge in front of her when  she faces the qualified Thai boxer Annalisa. Bucci (Pro MMA 6-2-0). Annalisa is a  Thai boxer veteran with over 50 matches and a record of 37-14-3. Pannie’s recent win was against another very distinguished opponent, but this time she is on trial at home in Helsingborg.

Babak Aghavali, CEO Superior Group International:

Pannie is one of our hopes for the future of MMA and because of this it is important that she gets the right challenges. The Italian Annalisa Bucci is a tough Thai boxer with over 50 matches under her belt. It thus becomes a match between striker vs. striker and the home star gets a really tough challenge in her first match at home.

Updated Fight Card

Reza ”Mad Dog” Madadi vs TBA – Lightweight Title Match
Daniel Acacio vs Papy Abedi – Welterweight Title Match
Matti Mäkelä vs Joachim Christensen – Light Heavyweight Title Match
David Bielkheden vs Besam Yousef
Yosef Ali Mohammad vs hristian Golcic – Heavyweight Title Match
Martin Akhtar vs TBA – Bantamweight Title Match
Diego Gonzalez vs TBA
Malik Arash Mawlayi vs TBA
David Glasnovic vs Alan Carlos
Pannie Kianzad vs Annalisa Bucci
Bilal Musa vs TBA
Michel Ersoy vs TBA
Simon Sköld vs TBA
Abbe Joof vs TBA
Sadibou Sy vs TBA