On Saturday, Oct. 8, Powerplay promotions returned to the Melbourne, Australia for Powerplay 31: Riddell vs. Giorgi.
In the main event of the evening, Brad Riddell made a quick return to the ring following a decision win over 2016 Kunlun Fight 75-kilogram tournament champion Zhang Zhaoyu at Kunlun Fight 53 in September. Riddell fought “The Italian Stallion” Frank Giorgi. The Australian-born Giorgi is a former WKN and WMC world Muay Thai champion who holds wins over Steve Moxon and Vuyisile Colossa.
In the co-main event of the evening, 2014 Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram world tournament runner-up Victor Nagbe returned to Australia to take on Bulgarian kickboxer Piotr Lagodzki. Nagbe fell short in his bid to qualify for the 2016 Kunlun Fight 70-kilogram championship tournament field at Kunlun Fight 39 and Kunlun Fight 47. Lagodzki won the WKF super welterweight title over Umar Semata in Uganda in 2015.
The event aired live at 5:00 a.m. ET on Go Fight Live TV.
Victor Nagbe def. Piotr Lagodzki by KO. Round 3
Mehmet Ceyhan def. Brendan McLean by split decision
Maseh Nuristani def. Ben McNeil by KO. Round 2
Matthew Smith def. Ramesh Habib by unanimous decision
Roberto Minnitti def. Josh Stoffels – WKA south pacific title
John McKenna def. Davide Petralito by unanimous decision
Indigo Boyd vs. Quan Trinh ends in split draw
Albert Xavier def. Tumay Humza by KO. Round 2
Jacob O’Connor def. Elliott Glenister by split decision
Claire Foreman def. Kerrianne McKay by unanimous decision
Dean Vujic def. Kane Worthy by unanimous decision