European kickboxing promotion W5 has revealed the rest of its 2017 schedule. The promotion has featured some of the world’s top kickboxing talent for nearly 10 years. The Russian promotion began its European expansion in 2013 when they opened their second hub of operations in Bratislava, Slovakia. The promotion has held events in six different countries with plans to expand its reach into Serbia and the Netherlands this year.

The promotion announced the fight card for the next event, W5 Dubrovnik: The Undefeated, which takes place at the Sportska Drovana on April 8 from Dubrovnik, Croatia. In the event’s headlining bout, blue chip prospect Vlad “The Diamond” Tuinov defends his W5 European 71-kilogram title against Dutch veteran Massaro Glunder. The 19-year-old Russian picked up a first-round knockout of Ali Cakir at W5 Grand Prix: Kitek in February, to move his record to 27 wins with just two defeats. The rising prospect has victories over Cedric Manhoef, Lukasz Plawecki, and Erkan Varol. In addition to Tuinov, Slovakia’s Milan Pales fights Croatia’s Luca Tomic, Serbia’s Nicola “Ronin Jr.” Cimesa battles Croatia’s Theo Mikelic, and Germany’s Djuri “KID” Makalov takes on Croatia’s Andrei “AK-47” Kedves. The event airs live on W5Kick TV.

In addition to the upcoming event, the promotion announced trips to Croatia, Serbia, Holland, Slovakia and Moscow, Russia. W5 Europa League: Fortune Loves the Brave comes to Zagreb, Croatia on May 6. In the promotion’s first event in Serbia, W5 Serbia: There is No Easy Way Out will take place on May 27. Serbia hosts the W5 Summer Camp which takes place from August 17 to the 27. W5 debuts in the Netherlands with W5 Holland: Smashdown on Sept. 9. W5 returns to Russia in October for W5 Moscow. The final event announced by the promotion takes place in Kosice, Slovakia on Nov. 25 for W5 Europa League: Fortune Loves The Brave.

W5 Dubrovnik: “The Undefeated” Fight Card
Vlad Tuinov vs. Massaro Glunder – for 71-kilogram European middleweight title
Luca Tomic vs. Milan Pales
Theo Mikelic vs. Nicola Cimesa
Andrei Kedves vs. Djuri Makalov
Finko Barisic vs. Sergey Chadin
Mukhamet Jeday vs. Krzysztof Olszewski

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and two amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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