Global Fighting Championships 4: Badr Hari Returns, 4-Man Tournament


Global Fighting Championships 4 takes place this Thursday, October 16th in Dubai.  The fight card is headlined by Badr Hari and Patrice Quarteron (38-5, 32 KO).  A 4-Man tournament featuring Tai Tuivasa, Ismael Lazaar, Mohamed Karim and Melvin Manhoef as well as the return of Luke Jumeau (6-3) against Mohammad Mansoori (1-3). Tickets for the event in the United Arab Emirates can be purchased here.

Badr Hari is Kickboxing’s Bad Boy and is looking to make his return to the ring for the first time since May of this year.  That win was his second of the night as he knocked Stefan Leko out in the semi-finals and finished Peter Graham in the finals.  Badr Hari is the former K-1 Heavyweight Champion and It’s Showtime Heavyweight Champ.  Badr Hari has a kickboxing record of 104-12 and holds 90 knockout or TKO finishes.  He will be looking for the knockout, as will his opponent Patrice Quarteron.  Quarteron is a french-born kickboxer with 38 wins and 32 knockouts.  Patrice has won 23 of his last 25 fights, his only loss to Paul Slowinski.  Quarteron won his most recent bout against Luca Panto by TKO in June.

The last man to defeat Badr Hari makes his return to the ring.  Zabit Samedov is a heavyweight kickboxer with a 79-11-1 record, including 36 knockouts.  Samedov is on a 5 fight winning streak including wins over Stefan Leko, Melvin Manhoef and the aforementioned Badr Hari.  He will be fighting Iranian Kickboxer Jafar Ahmadi.  Luke Jumeau returns to face Iranian fighter Mohammad Mansoori.  Phuket Top Team’s Luke Jumeau is looking for his 7th professional MMA win.  MMA and Kickboxing veteran Melvin Manhoef will face Mohamed Karim in the semi-finals of a 4-Man tournament.  Enfusion Super Heavyweight Champ Ismael Lazaar (24-1-2) will face Australian Tai Tuivasa.



Global Fighting Championships 4

  • Kickboxing/ Badr Hari vs Patrice Quarteron
  • Zabit Samedov vs Jafar Ahmadi
  • 4-Man Tournament/ Melvin Manhoef vs Mohamed Karim
  • 4-Man Tournament/ Ismael Lazaar vs Tai Tuivasa
  • MMA/ Luke “The Jedi” Jumeau vs Mohammad Mansoori
  • MMA/ Ahmed Amir vs Hussein Mollamahdi
  • Erkan Varol vs Jamnian Srikam












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  1. GFC 4: Is Badr Hari Out of the Event? | FSA - FightSport Asia - October 15, 2014

    […] of their upcoming bout at GFC 4 this Thursday, Patrice Quarteron posted this to his instagram […]

  2. GFC 4 Results: Badr Hari Knockout, Lazaar with Two Knockouts in One Night | FSA - FightSport Asia - October 17, 2014

    […] Global Fighting Championships 4 took place earlier today from Dubai.  In the day leading up to the event, there were rumors that Badr Hari pulled out of the fight prior to the event, but a press conference with Badr Hari and GFC president, Amir Shafipour, cleared up those rumors.  Quarteron was pulled from the fight because the promotion wanted to promote a family-oriented event, stating “This boxing event is no age limit, kids from 6 (to) 7 years old can come to any old man, 50 or 60 years old.  So basically, we have to have a very safe environment.”.  Amir continued to explain Quarteron’s behavior was “unprofessional” and the promotion pulled him from the fight. […]

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