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UK MMA fighter set for huge clash in €1million tournament

UK MMA fighter set for huge clash in €1million tournamentDAZN
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OKTAGON MMA are offering fighters in their lightweight division the chance at Europe’s most lucrative prize pot in MMA.

The MMA promotion is into the quarter-final of its €1million (£852,000) Tipsport 'Gamechanger' lightweight tournament, after starting with 16 fighters.  The winner of the tournament will secure himself a massive pay day, taking home €330,000 (£281,000)

4 of the 8 fighters left in the competition will fight this Saturday, in the quarter-final of the tournament, with all remaining fighters guaranteed to make at least €40,000 (£34,000) each.

Amongst those still remaining in the tournament, is UK fighter, Akonne Wanliss. The Wolverhampton local is a star for the European outfit, winning his last-16 bout in just 48 seconds, with a devastating knockout. Wanliss will take on number 1 ranked OKTAGON MMA lightweight, and former promotional Champion, Mateusz Legierski for a place at the semi-final. 

The other quarter-final taking place in Prague at OKTAGON 58 sees Acoidan Duque vs Mago Machaev. 

The remaining quarter-final bouts will take place on July 20 in Bratislava at OKTAGON 59, with two of the promotion's biggest stars featuring; Losene Keita and Ronald Paradeiser.

OKTAGON MMA co-owner, Pavol Neruda commented:

“We want to reward our fighters with the pay that they deserve. 

“The €1million euro prize pot for the Gamechanger has given the 16 competing fighters the chance to earn money, as well as make history by winning the tournament.

“We want to create heroes with this tournament, but our fighters' health is the most important thing, and financial rewards are important.”

OKTAGON 58 will be headlined by Attila Vegh vs Karlos Vemola 2 in a bout dubbed ‘Revenge of the Century’. This pays homage to the pair’s first fight, ‘Fight of the Century’, which ended in victory for Vegh at OKTAGON 15.

OKTAGON MMA has proven itself on the European MMA scene, with high-level production value combined with competitive and engaging match-making helping them become one of the leading MMA promotions in the world. They recently made the 5-promotion shortlist for MMA promotion of the year.

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