Jerome LeBanner Back in Action Next Week Against Roman Kleibl at Time Fight 3

The next two weeks are going to be absolutely stacked for kickboxing, muay thai, and MMA. Fight Sport Asia will be bringing you the results and recap of all the major events going down, so be sure to check in with us regularly because there will be tons of new information coming in. Let’s get things started off with a preview of France’s Time Fight 3, set to feature a main event bout between the iconic Jerome LeBanner and Roman Kleibl.

Out of all the Golden Age Kickboxing heavyweights currently active, Jerome LeBanner’s record is arguably the most intact.  Whereas Peter Aerts and Remy Bonjasky have been showing their age recently against top quality competition, the “king without a crown” has gone 5-1-1 since 2011, picking up wins against Koichi Pettas and Stefan Leko. On June 15, JLB will be returning to his native country of France against SUPERKOMBAT veteran Roman Kleibl.

Roman Kleibl’s last fight was a controversial loss to Romania’s Sebastian Ciobanu, but before that he recorded wins over Razvan Ghita and the USA’s Steve Banks. Kleibl has always been a hot and cold kickboxer. When he’s on, he can land with tremendous power and accuracy, but when he’s off he becomes a slow, sloppy fighter. Despite this, he is still a large test for LeBanner who is now 40 years old.

Also on the card, Kharim Ghajji is set to take on Yuri Bessmertny in one of the most anticipated fights of the evening. While both guys are coming off losses (Ghajji to Nieky Holzken at GLORY 6 Istanbul and Bessmertny to Artur Kyshenko at LEGENDS in Russia) the two have such polar opposite styles that the match could go either way. Ghajji is a punch-heavy combo fighter who likes to come out storming early. Bessmertny is a stringent low kick and slow starter, who doesn’t find his groove until the later rounds. It will be interesting to see which prevails: Ghajji’s powerful opening salvos or Bessmertny’s patience and repetition.

You can check out the full card below, and as mentioned earlier, stay with FSA for all the details on this monster of a week in stand up sports.

FULL CARD

Jerome LeBanner vs. Roman Kleibl

Kharim Ghajji vs. Yuri Bessmertny

Super X vs. Aziz Hlali

Roman Krylia vs. Pacome Assi

 

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