Oktagon MMA 39 goes down on Saturday night at the Audi Dome in Munich, Germany, with a stacked card from top-to-bottom.
Since its inception in 2016, the promotion has developed a reputation as one of the best in Europe. With fantastic production quality and high-level match-ups, the company has generated a huge fan base that grows with every event.
Having built a solid following in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, Oktagon MMA debuted in Germany last year with two sold-out shows at the iconic Festhalle Frankfurt. And now, for the first time, they’re heading to Munich, with a headline attraction that looks bound to set the world alight.
Oktagon MMA 39: Christian Jungwirth VS Denilson Neves de Oliveira
In the main event, German hero, Christian Jungwirth, collides with Brazilian veteran, Denilson Neves de Oliveira, in an eagerly-anticipated 145-pound contest.
Throughout his career, the Stuttgart fighter has developed immense popularity due to his all-action style and unrivalled will to win. ‘The Kelt’, notoriously pushes a ferocious pace, capable of breaking even the most resilient of opponents. Ultimately, it’s this attitude that has earned him a place in the €1 million Tipsport Gamechanger welterweight tournament.
In a testament to his self-belief, he’s the only competitor to have taken a bout before the start of the competition, with the hope that a win will set off a wave of momentum he can ride all the way to Ostrava on March 4.
However, obtaining the victory might not be as easy as he thinks. In the opposite corner stands a man who’s used to travelling to enemy territory. Having felt the intimidating presence of the German spectators during his rivalry with Christian Eckerlin, De Oliveira is determined to upset the partisan crowd. And having showcased a chin that’s stood the test of time, ‘Trator’ will not hold back from going toe-to-toe with Jungwirth in a blazing firefight, in which only man will remain standing.
Oktagon MMA 6: UK start time
With UFC 284 taking place in the early hours of Sunday morning, combat sports enthusiasts are in for a marathon night of entertainment. Before the action starts in Australia, fans will need to gather around their TV screens with their takeaway of choice at 5 PM sharp.
How to watch Oktagon MMA 39
The action-packed card will broadcast live across the world on OKTAGON.TV.
Oktagon MMA 39: Full card
While fans are counting down the hours until Jungwirth makes his walk to the cage, there’s a plethora of tasty fights for them to get their teeth sunk into. In the co-main event, Alexander Poppeck collides with Martin Zawada in an all-German grudge match.
Following ‘Ironside’s’ stunning TKO over Nermin Hajdarpašić inside just two minutes, his corner erupted in celebration. But rather than lose himself in the moment, the mixed martial artist switched his attention to Zawada, calling him out in his post-fight interview. Unsurprisingly, the veteran was happy to oblige.
Without doubt, Poppeck, a Munich fighter on the rise with power in both hands, goes in the favourite. But his adversary isn’t coming to make up the numbers.
The term ‘legend’ gets thrown around loosely in fight sports. But you can’t deny that ‘King Kong’ is worthy of that mantel. Since making his debut in 2003, the light heavyweight has taken on all-comers. And despite the idea of retirement rearing its ugly head, deep down, his itch to compete remains unscratched.
In addition, heavyweight hope, Hatef Moeil, looks to bag a shot at the vacant crown when he crashes with the rugged and determined, Wallyson Carvalho. Furthermore, #2 ranked light heavyweight, Rafael Xavier will continue his road to goal against Slovakian, Pavol Langer.
And in news that will excite MMA fans around the globe, UFC icon, Hector Lombard will slug it out with Vlasto Cepo in a boxing match.
The Full Card is as follows:
Christian Jungwirth (12-6) vs. Denilson Neves de Oliveira (17-9, 1NC)
Alexander Poppeck (15-4) vs. Martin Zawada (29-17-1)
Losene Keita (9-0) vs. Samuel Bark (8-1)
Vlasto Čepo (11-2 MMA) vs. Hector Lombard (34-10-1, 3NC MMA)
Rafael Xavier (11-6) vs. Pavol Langer (10-9)
Ronald Paradeiser (15-8) vs. Vlado Šikić (12-1-1)
Hatef Moeil (13-4) vs. Wallyson Carvalho (13-7)
Vladimír Lengál (4-2) vs. Cem Kuyumcuoglu (Pro Debut)
Marek Bartl (10-12) vs. Kevin Hangs (8-6)
Tayo Odunjo (4-2) vs. Lukas Cruz (8-2)
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