Nearly two full years after the promotion’s debut occasion, Ares Fighting Championship is gearing up for its return.
Led by MMA Factory Paris head coach Fernand Lopez, Ares FC 2 is ready for Dec. 11 at Palais des sports activities Marcel-Cerdan in Paris. The card will stream through Gigson Live.
In the night time’s predominant occasion, Frenchman Taylor Lapilus takes on 14-year veteran Wilson Reis.
Lapilus was launched from the UFC following a 3-1 run with the promotion and is now hoping to make his means again to the game’s main group. “Double Impact” has gone 5-1 outdoors of the octagon, together with wins over big-show veterans Nate Maness and Josh Hill.
Meanwhile, Reis is longtime veteran who fought 13 occasions beneath the UFC banner, together with a failed bid for the promotions’ flyweight title towards then-champ Demetrious Johnson in 2017. Reis’ UFC run led to 2019, and he’s gone 1-1 in two appearances since.
ARES FC’s debut occasion happened in December 2019 and featured the likes of Josh Parisian and Nassourdine Imavov, who would go on to compete within the UFC, in addition to Oumar Kane, higher often known as “Reug Reug.”
However, the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic pressured the cancellation of the group’s follow-up occasion. Now the corporate is prepped for a restart.
The Ares FC 2 lineup embrace:
- Taylor Lapilus vs. Wilson Reis
- Thibault Gouti vs. Emil Meek
- Abdoul Abdouraguimov vs. Alex Lohore
- Ian Entwistle vs. Daguir Imavov
- Hassan N’Dam vs. Jimmy Vienot
- Cherif Drame vs. Akhmed Salamov
- Temerlan Azizov vs. Patrik Martinik