Sweden’s The Zone FC’s card this Saturday has been finalized with headliner August Wallen and Fernando Gonzalez getting opponents today. The organization sent out final announcements today, which can be read below.
The Fight Card for The Zone FC 13 – Tough Luck in Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg, Saturday the 26th of April is completed.
The same day as the Liseberg Amusement Park opens for the season, the thirteenth gala of The Zone FC will be held in Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg. Totaly 11 professional matches will take place.
Fighters like Alexander Gustafsson , Tor Troeng , Mats Nilsson, Hamid ” Akira ” Corassani , Magnus “Jycken” Cedenblad, August Wallén , Besam Yousef, Assan Njie and others started their careers or has fought on The Zone FC. The gala has been school for our Swedish fighters before they made a move to larger organizations, several of which still compete at the highest level in the UFC today.
Thus, The Zone FC played an important role for Swedish MMA, this is where the future of Swedish fighters are made.
The local connection is extremely important because the majority of the fighters that fights on the show come from Gothenburg. The clubs that are represented are Gladius MMA , GBG MMA , FKC and Swedish Top Team .
On the day The Zone Challenge 3 takes place. It is an amateur competition with matches in shootfighting and amateur MMA. This is topped with an international amateur -MMA competition between Norway and Sweden . See our Swedish fighters who will represent Sweden at the World Championships in Las Vegas in the first world championship in MMA.
The fight Ccard is now completed and it consists of 11 exciting fights. There has been more difficulties than ever to find opponent to August Wallén. And for a long time it didn’t look good . Several fighters have been presented and Wallén has accepted the matches. Shortly after the opponent has been damaged or pulled out for other reasons. It has been a race against time and as recently as Easter weekend the opponent was found and the contracts were signed. Wallén has a high reputation as a fighter in Europe and few fighters wanted to accept a match.
The Promoter may also announce that they have found an opponent to Fernando Gonzalez who stood without opponents since Guram Kutateladze become ill. He fights Paolo Durao from Portugal.
The fight card is completed and we look forward to an exciting gala on 26th of April in Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg.
In the gala’s main event the MMA-fighter August Wallen will face Raymond Jarman from Holland in a middleweight bout. He has about 40 fights during his career and he will fight anyone at any time and over the years has met European topfighters continuously.
In the gala’s co main event Sirwan Kakai fights against Englishman Carl Fawcett at bantamweight . It’s a come back from Kakai that many fans look forward to. Kakai is facing his international breakthrough. A win here would take him in the right direction.
Rafael Macedo has since he arrived to the Swedish Top Team made a name for himself and he is well spoken of. He takes on unbeaten Frantz Slioa Palander from Allstar Gym in Stockholm.
Per Franklin takes on KO machine Vitaliy Kalynyuk from Portugal at welterweight .
Gonzalez meets a young and tough Portuguese in Paolo Durao that promises action from the first moment. Gonzalez last match ended in controversial verdict. He is here to clear up all doubts.
Erik Carlsson from FKC is known for the home crowd when he once again steps up in the cage. Now wait judoka Aymard Guih with 5 wins 2 losses and a draw in his record .
The strongman Niclas Danielsson, who has been absent due to injury for a longer period is in his best form ever and takes on the thaiboxer Ole Magnor from Norway, who is training with the Norwegian veteran John -Olav Einemo.
Binh Son Le fight in a fast pace and it usually means the action from start to finish , the opponent is Zied Hadraoui .
Fredrik Jostelius is back in the cage and meets Pedro Araújo from Portugal. jostelius won in his debut. Now he’s back to show that it was not a coincidence.
Simon Bandarian makes his second professional fight, but his first in front of the home crowd. Bandarian has many fans both in Gothenburg and internationally since he lived for several years in Australia and studied . Expect the unexpected in this fight. He meets Mattia Bertolucci who has several amateur fights, just like Bandarian.
There are two debutantes on the fight card who will bring it all to the fight. The local fighter Pierre Hedberg is matched against hard hitting Ali El Idrissi from Stockholm.
-83.9 Kg: August Wallén (7-1-0) Vs. Raymond Jarman (16-24-1)
-61.2 Kg: Sirwan Kakai (9-2-0) Vs. Carl Fawcett (6-5-0)
-65.8 Kg: Rafael Macedo da Silva (6-1-0) vs. Frantz Slioa (3-0-0)
-77.1 Kg: Per Franklin (6-4-0) Vs. Vitaliy Kalynyuk (6-7-0)
-73.0 Kg: Fernando Gonzalez (5-1-0) Vs. Paolo Durao (3-3-0)
-77.1 Kg: Erik Carlsson (3-1-0) Vs. Aymard Guih (5-2-1)
-61.2 Kg Binh Son Le (2-1-0) Vs. Zied Hadraoui (1-3-0)
-77.1 Kg: Niclas Danielsson (3-1-0) Vs. Ole Magnor (debut)
-65.8 Kg: Simon Bandarian (1-0-0) Vs. Mattia Bertolucci (0-1-0)
-88.0 Kg: Pierre Hedberg (debut) Vs. Ali El Idrissi (debut)
-60.0 Kg Fredrik Jostelius (1-0-0) Vs. Pedro Araújo (0-1-0)