The Enfusion League started with a bang after the eventful Enfusion Live 41 from the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, Belgium on Saturday, Sept. 17. The six-man, round-robin tournament features many of Europe’s top 72.5-kilogram fighters vying for the 200,000 Euro grand prize.
The first round match-ups delivered on their promise of excitement. French Muay Thai champion Crice Boussoukou and Enfusion 70-kilogram champion Jonay Risco needed an extra round to decided their closely contested bout. Enfusion 72.5-kilogram champion Tayfun Ozcan took home the second win of his exciting trilogy against Moroccan super prospect Mohammed Jaraya as Jaraya couldn’t keep up with his Turkish counterpart. Moroccan kickboxing star Nordin Ben Moh earned the decision over Kunlun Fight veteran Serginio Kanters after three thrilling rounds. The promotion made the video of the third fight in the Ozcan-Jaraya rivalry available on their YouTube channel. The rest of the event videos can be watched on Enfusion’s website for a fee.
Boussokou, Ozcan and Ben Moh are tied for first place with three points each after one round. Risco is in fourth place with two points after coming up on the losing end against Boussokou after four rounds. Mohammed Jaraya is in fifth place with one point after dropping the decision to Ozcan. Kanters is in last place with zero points after losing to Ben Moh in the main event and missing weight. Kanters was deducted one point after missing weight by 1.7 pounds.
The tournament reserve fighter, Aziz “AK-47” Kallah, won the Enfusion 10,000 Euro four-man, one-night 72.5-kilogram tournament on Saturday night. Kallah defeated Moroccan prospect Abelmouniem Mouyah in the semifinal and stopped Belgian kickboxer Cedric De Keirsmaeker in the first round of the final.
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Round 2 – Groningen – Nov. 21
Nordin Ben Moh (75-4-1, 49 KO) vs. Crice Boussoukou (33-10-1, 20 KO)
Jonay Risco (56-8-1, 5 KO) vs. Mohammed Jaraya (60-4, 35 KO)
Tayfun Ozcan (73-7-3, 22 KO) vs. Serginio Kanters (37-6, 21 KO)
Round 3 – Einhoven – February
Crice Boussoukou vs. Serginio Kanters
Mohammed Jaraya vs. Nordin Ben Moh
Tayfun Ozcan vs. Jonay Risco
Round 4 – The Hague – April
Mohammed Jaraya vs. Crice Boussoukou
Serginio Kanters vs. Jonay Risco
Nordin Ben Moh vs. Tayfun Ozcan
Round 5 – Antwerp – May
Tayfun Ozcan vs. Crice Boussoukou
Mohammed Jaraya vs. Serginio Kanters
Nordin Ben Moh vs. Jonay Risco
|Knockout Win||4 points|
|Decision Win||3 points|
|Extra Round Decision or KO Win||3 points|
|Extra Round Decision Loss||2 points|
|Decision Loss||1 point|
|Knockout Loss||0 points|
Decisions cannot be overturned or appealed. If a fight is cancelled due to injury, the fight will be moved to a later date. Injuries can lead to a point deduction. If the injured fighter cannot continue beyond a two-month period, the fighter will be replaced by tournament reserve fighter. If a reserve fighter enters the tournament field, the reserve fighter will take over the points and positioning in the standings of the fighter they are replacing. If a fighter drops out of the tournament and a reserve fighter is needed, a new reserve fighter will be chosen in his place.
The round-robin tournament will feature promotion and relegation system for the coming years. The top four fighters in the tournament will get an automatic bid into next year’s tournament field. The fighter in fifth place following the final round will meet a fighter from Enfusion’s reality show in a qualifier to remain in the tournament field. The fighter in last place will be relegated from the tournament field. A fighter from the Enfusion reality show will replace the relegated fighter.