Adversity steps up a level for GregMMA! Six months after putting a K-O on Gianluca Locicero in his HEXAGONE MMA start, the French star will be back in action on January 26, 2024, at the Paris Zenith, against Czech Martin Horsky. It’s a big fight for GregMMA, who will face a powerful and aggressive opponent, whose last victory – against Chresus Mokima – caused a sensation with the Reims public.
“This fight is a real test for Greg”, anticipates Jérôme Pourrut, co-founder of HEXAGONE MMA. “He wanted to step up his game, so we found him a worthy opponent who could push him to the limit. Greg may be more technical, but Martin has the strength and size. He’s an impressive fighter who competes in bare-knuckle and is coming off an impressive victory at HEXAGONE MMA 9! It promises to be a crazy main event!”
The main contender, Grégory Bouchelaghem, also appreciates the value of his opponent. “This time, he’ll be much stronger than the Italian. It will be up to me to get him into troubled waters, not give him time to develop his game. I’m going to use the next few months to prepare as hard as I can and do French MMA proud.” Having made a successful start at the Théâtre Antique in Orange, Greg MMA is equally enthusiastic about fighting at home this time, in the capital. “Sometimes, the Parisian public can be more demanding than elsewhere. But it’s also the city where I live, so I’m very happy to be fighting at home!”
GregMMA, 45, is one of the pioneers of mixed martial arts in France. In the 2000s, he fought for the Cage Warriors belt, before making a name for himself with Pride FC, the legendary organization of the time. More recently, he has also established himself as one of MMA’s national ambassadors, thanks to a major democratization effort on the Internet.
Whatever the case, with GregMMA’s main event -whose popularity in France no longer needs proving-, the January 26th event is sure to unleash passions. And the Pride veteran won’t be the only star on the bill: prodigy Mehdi Ben Lakhdhar will also be making his return to competition at the Zénith de Paris in the co-main event. After his first career defeat last June, the Frenchman will be keen to redeem himself and put on a show in front of his most loyal fans. Although his opponent has yet to be revealed, one thing is certain: defeat is out of the question!
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