(NEWS INVESTIGATORS) The President, Warriors Sports Championship, Ikechukwu Nwobodo, on Wednesday said the body would organise its second Mixed Martial Arts event in Lagos.
Nwobod told a news conference that no fewer than 10 bouts are scheduled to take the centre stage at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Staddium, Surulere on Sept. 1.
According to him, the major event of the night will have Leo Franklin of Cameroon take on Bounjou Nadjombe of Togo in a Lightweight title fight as the main event of the night.
He added that their would also be women fighters and fighiters from Nigeria and other West African countries showcasing their qualities.
He said that the event promised to be electrifying as all necessary logistics had been put in place for a successfull show.
“We are happy to be back for another mixed martial event which promises to be exciting and for fans as the warriors are ready to battle for their bragging rights.
“’The event is sequel to the first edition which held in April where we had no fewer than 40 warriors competing for honours.
“The success we recorded in the first edition made us to believe that the sport can draw more sponsors to key in to our initiative.
“Indeed, we are confident that come Sept. 1, Lagos will be agog for a tremendous fight night,” Nwobodo said.
Similarly, the Deputy President Warriors Sports Championship, Kofi Senam, said that the platform was provided to lift the sport in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
Senam, who is from Ghana, said the event had warmed the hearts of many across the West African circuit and this is why they were encouraged to even do more.
“We are happy to be back after the success of the fist edition we had in April, indeed there is going to be a lot to lookout for come Sept. 1 at the National Stadium.
“We want to do more for mixed martial arts in Nigeria and Africa as a whole, that is why we have created the opportunity for talents to showcase their skills.
“We want fans to come and have fun as their is going to be maximum security,” Senam said. (NAN)