Fighting Spirit Draws to a Close

What a night it was this Saturday in Rome, Italy as Fighting Spirit World Series blew the roof off the Cinecitta World Venue with an absolutely packed crowd. The muaythai gala which was sanctioned by the WMC and Federkombat featured some of the best elite muaythai fighters Italy has to offer on the show with a full international card.

The co-main event between local boy Giammarco Giosi and Spaniard Segura Saez was one of the most exciting bouts on the card. The pair locked horns both eager to go home with the WMC MAD super lightweight title which was on the line. The bout started off fast-paced in round 1 with Segura really finding his rhythm until the referee stopped the fight in round 2 allowing Segura to get strapped up as the new champion.

The main event saw Alessio Malatesta from Italy face Saconchai from Thailand for the WMC Intercontinental title pit at 66.67KG (welterweight). This was a very entertaining fight with both fighters giving it their all. At the end of five rounds, the referee lifted the hand of Alessio Malatesta much to the delight of his many fans in the crowd.

Also on the main card, WMC world champion and IFMA gold medalist Sveva Melillo from Italy went head to head with Spanish fighter Teresa Baos. The opening round started off very fast with Sveva taking control of the fight which was brought abruptly to a halt with a referee stoppage.

Sveva Melillo will fly to the United States in July to represent Italy at the World Games in Birmingham with teammate Cosimo Fratoni. Yesterday, both Sveva and Cosimo were given the official Italia CONI team suit, the suit that the athletes of the Italian national team used in Beijing which was a proud moment for both fighters.

A special thank you must go to Fighting Spirit Promoter Gianluca Colonesse for putting together this amazing show and also to Thanks to Davide Carlot Wmc supervisor for overseeing the title fights.


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