A special retirement fight will take place as the main event of AFL 20: Resurrection in Donostia, San Sebastian on May 18th.
Spanish MMA pioneer Mikel Cortes (10-5) will compete in his retirement match against fellow Spanish martial arts legend Alex Sabia (3-0). This fight will headline another high quality AFL card.
Cortes began fighting professionally in 2008 and gathered a good record fighting around Spain before competing around Europe, including giving UFC veteran Rashid Magomedov to very tough fight in the Ukraine. The judo black belt has been known for his grappling and submission skills. Overall in his pro career most of his wins have come via submission and have never been submitted. Now I eat up against veteran martial artist Alex Sabia. A fighter undefeated in MMA at 3-0 and with a long background in karate, capoeira, and a purple belt in BJJ.
Both fighters are very well respected in Spain and also popular. It should make for a fitting main event and a special end to the career of Mikel Cortes.
Also recently added to the AFL 20 card is a number one contender fight between Aliston Cordeiro (7-5) and Mikel Mendinueta (5-2) with the winner getting a shot at featherweight champion Daniel Requeijo at a future AFL event.
AFL 20: Resurrection will take place on May 18th at the Jose Antonio Gasca Municipal Sports Center with a card filled with some of Spain & Europe’s top MMA fighters.
AFL 20 Fight Card
Main Event – Retirement Fight
Mikel Cortes (10-5) vs. Alex Sabia (3-0)
Vacant Middleweight Title
Ratza Ciprian (8-8) vs. Paul Marconnie (4-1)
Silviu Cudalbu (4-2) vs. Arkaitz Ramos (6-1)
Featherweight No. 1 Contender Fight
Aliston Lamb (7-5) vs. Mikel Mendinueta (5-2)
Christian Maronas (3-0) vs. Johan Segas (2-0)
Javi Rubio (1-1) vs. Gaetan Traina (1-1)
Fernando Calvo (1-1) vs. Miguel Latasa (0-1)
Featherweight: Roberto Portillo Jaime Urdanpilleta
Bantamweight: Adriana Conde. Aitana Alvarez
75kg: A Rafa vs. Ander Barbarin
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