Marsiglia, France: Arena Fight Championship will be hosting ARENA FIGHT 2 which is scheduled to take place at Marsiglia, France on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
In the main event, UFC Vet and Bare Knuckle fighter Artem Lobov (14-15) fighting out of Dublin, Ireland will be taking on Ylies Djiroun (17-6) fighting out of France in the 155 lbs division. In the co-main event, we will see MMA Vet Fábio Maldonado (27-15) fighting out of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil take on another MMA Vet in Malik Merad (24-16) fighting out of France in the 265 lbs division.
Also on the card are two other MMA Vets as Antônio Silva (19-12) fighting out of Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil takes on the always game Chris Barnett (21-6) fighting out of Tampa, Florida in the 265 lbs division. Scheduled to open up the card as of now is Hubert Geven (13-3) fighting out of Gelderland, Netherlands as he takes on Mehdi Baghdad (11-6) fighting out of California in the 155 lbs division.
The MTK MMA signed fighter Hubert Geven is a Professional Mixed Martial Artist with a record of 13-3 and is currently the #1 Pro MMA Lightweight out of the Netherlands. He’s and experienced fighter in Kickboxing, MMA and Bare Knuckle Boxing with over 80 fights under his belt combined.
He won his last fight against Boeda Zaalman via Americana at Battle Events Apeldoorn back in 2018. He did have a fight scheduled to fight against Donovan Desmae in 2019 but that fight got scratched. Now, he will be taking on Mehdi Baghdad (11-6) at ARENA FIGHT 2.
Hubert Geven calls himself “The Gipsy King” of MMA. He’s a 2x MMA Dutch Champion, 2x MMA European Champion, 1x Dutch Champion Kickboxing, and 2x European champion Kickboxing. Hubert is ready to face his opponent and add another win under his belt come December 12th.
Hubert “The Gipsy King” Geven Fighter Profile:
- Name: Hubert Geven
- Pro MMA Record: 13-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Gipsy King
- Current Streak: 5 Wins
- Age: 26 | Date of Birth: 1993.11.18
- Last Fight: October 06, 2018 in BE
- Weight Class: Welterweight
- Affiliation: The Colosseum
- Height: 5’10” (178cm) | Reach: N/A
- Born: Netherlands
- Fighting out of: Gelderland, Netherlands
- Head Coach: Danny de Vries
- Other Coaches: Daan Kortland
Mehdi Baghdad Fighter Profile:
- Name: Mehdi Baghdad
- Pro MMA Record: 11-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: The Sultan
- Current Streak: 1 Win
- Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1985.04.13
- Last Fight: August 30, 2019 in BCF
- Weight Class: Welterweight
- Affiliation: Team Quest
- Height: 6’0″ (183cm) | Reach: 75.0″ (191cm)
- Born: France
- Fighting out of: California
ARENA FIGHT 2 Fight Card (so far):
- Artem Lobov vs. Ylies Djiroun (155 lbs)
- Fábio Maldonado vs. Malik Merad (265 lbs)
- Antônio Silva vs. Chris Barnett (265 lbs)
- Hubert Geven vs. Mehdi Baghdad (155 lbs)
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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