Belgian fighter Filip Verlinden (42-11-1, 16 KO) faces Dutchman Melvin Manhoef (47-11-0, 36 KO) as the Middleweight tournament to crown a champion continues.
There is something about Dutch fighters, whether in Judo or Kickboxing that allows them to be amazing combatants in the world of combat sports. Manhoef has been stalking Verlinden and for every blow the Belgian has landed the Dutchman has countered with perfect precision, until eating a left hook that landed him on the canvas.
The second round is no different than the first as Manhoef has Verlinden against the ropes, who gives up 6 inches to the Belgian.
Surprisingly Verlinden is not fighting tall, allowing the Manhoef to get in and dropping him in the third round.
Your winner by unanimous decision and moving his way up the rankings and into the Middleweight Tournament semi-finals, Filip Verlinden!