On Saturday, Sept. 10, WGP Kickboxing entered Guarapuava, Brazil for WGP 33: Challenger GP.
The main event of the evening featured the finals of the 71-kilogram tournament final. The Challenger GP featured four fighters vying for a shot at the title. In the first semifinal bout, Marcelo Dionísio, 27, met Weber “Shrek.” The 25-year-old Shrek has yet to win inside of the promotion. In the other semifinal, Wallace Lopes took on Rafael Texeira. Lopes, 29, holds wins over fellow tournament participants Shrek and Dionísio. The 38-year-old Texeira returned to the ring after a knockout win over David Silveira at WGP 26.
The fight card featured a series of five international challenge bouts. A battle of 60-kilogram kickboxers between Brazil’s Bruno Cerutti and Argentina’s Lucas Arce was the evening’s co-main event. Argentinian lightweight Ignacio Capllonch, winner of 65 of his 68 fights, returned to face Brazilian Jhonatan Leuch. Brazilian Clei Silva stepped up in weight to face Argentina’s Lucas Alsina.
The main card aired live on Canal Combate, BandSports and Esporte Interativo at 7 p.m. ET.