After over a two and a half year absence, Mamba Fight Night is returning to Abbotsford.
Mamba Fight Night 9 is scheduled to take over the Abbotsford Centre on Saturday, Nov. 6 with a packed card full of bouts.
Event organizer and Canadian fighting legend Kultar “Black Mamba” Gill stated that the ninth edition of the event is heavily focused on boxing matches, but also features kickboxing and mixed martial arts contest.
Gill was the headline draw at MFN 6 in Abbotsford back on March 8, 2019 when he tapped out American Anthony Ruiz at 4:02 of round one. That match was Gill’s retirement match after a storied career competing across the globe.
He runs the popular Abbotsford-based Mamba MMA gym and has transitioned into the role of promoter for the ninth show. MFN last ran a show on Jan. 31, 2020 in Burnaby. The pandemic shut down plans for other cards until now.
Like all other events at the Abbotsford Centre, MFN 9 is a vaccinated event and all attending must be prepared to produce proof of double vaccination.
A preliminary card has been scheduled, but the card is subject to change. All fighters must be cleared medically prior to the event in order to compete.
Tickets for the event can be found at ticketmaster.ca/event/11005B2EB4A02B5B.
— Kultar Gill (@mambaMMA) September 26, 2021
The planned main event features Abbotsford’s Gagan Gill taking on Winnipeg fighter Kristian Bouchard in a pro MMA fight. Gill has a record of 3-1, while Bouchard has a record of 2-0. The pair will be competing at a 145 pound weight limit.
Gill defeated Grant Gorsenger in round one at MFN 8 on Jan. 31, 2020 and previously posted a win at Mamba Fight Night 4 back in 2017. Bouchard last fought on Nov. 9, 2019 by posting a win in Brandon, Man.
Other Abbotsford fighters scheduled for the card include: Charles Barnbrook vs. Surrey’s Xiaodan Sheng in kickboxing (205 to 210 pounds), Mamba’s Jody Blackway vs. David Kuzminski in boxing (pro, 195 to 200 pounds), Rob Mackenzie vs. the Sunshine Coast’s Amir Tadyon in kickboxing (215 pounds), Derek Bergen vs. Surrey’s Matthew Raymond in MMA (175 pounds), Valentyn Bulat vs. Alejandro Arboleda in kickboxing (145 pounds) and Sam Gruczyznski vs. Langley’s Jesse Woodruff in kickboxing (170 pounds).
Other Abbotsford fighters who may be appearing and are awaiting opponents include: Ashley Watkins (kickboxing), Karnvir Thiara (kickboxing) and Daron Karsent (kickboxing).
Other planned matches include: Surrey’s Buneet Bisla vs. Ottawa’s Tyler Voigt (pro boxing, 175 pounds), Surrey’s Tyler Jackson vs. Vancouver’s Saeid Mrizaei (pro boxing, 175 pounds), Vancouver’s Levi Jackson vs. Surrey’s Ely Avalar (pro boxing, 135 pounds), Prince Rupert’s Inderpal Singh Bagri vs. Vancouver’s Jonathan Hutchison (MMA, 135 pounds), Vancouver’s Kevin Li vs. Port Moody’s Dylan Foster (MMA, 145 pounds), Surrey’s Daniel Maharaj vs. Arshdeep Singh (kick boxing, 130 pounds), Burnaby’s Vincent Yu vs. Nathan Buhay (MMA, 145 pounds), Port Moody’s Alana Cook vs. Vancouver’s Aoi Fujiyama (MMA, 135 pounds) and Richmond’s Carlie Penwick vs. Surrey’s Elia Farogalla (kickboxing, 145 pounds).
For more details on the event, visit mfn.mambamma.com.