At Lightweight (60kg), the hosts’ Rio 2016 silver medalist Sofiane Oumiha faces fellow Olympian Mohamed Hamout in what promises to be one of the bouts of the evening, before the experienced figure of Chabane Fehim makes his return to the competition against Atlas Lions’ Belgian import Anas Messaoudi, who will be focused on victory having lost his WSB debut four weeks ago.
French Light Heavyweight (81kg) Bakary Mamadou Diabira boxed for the Mexico Guerreros franchise in Season VI, and now makes his first appearance for the Fighting Roosters against another Rio 2016 Olympian, Abdelrahman Salah Orabi. Morocco’s Egyptian Draft Pick delivered a sensational Week Four win over Italia Thunder’s Valentino Manfredonia, and will be eager to continue that form in what could be a pivotal bout in the context of the match.
Last into the ring at Super Heavyweight (+91kg) for the France Fighting Roosters will be new recruit Marko Mindoljevic of Croatia, drafted into the side on the back of a resilient display against Tony Yoka in their APB bout last year. Mindoljevic faces Morocco Atlas Lions’ three-time Olympian Mohamed Arjaoui, who’s WSB career stretches right back to Season I and will use all of his five-round experience to put the Croat to the test on Friday.