The Slam Arena brings together the best international fighters in 18 battles - La Provincia
The 2nd edition of the Slam Arena will be held next Saturday with the participation of the best national and international fighters, which will be measured in a total of 18 bouts, eleven of which will be mixed martial arts and the remaining seven kickboxing. The official presentation of the event took place this Tuesday with the presence of the manager of the Insular Institute of sports of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Alfredo Gonçalves; the Councilor for Sports of the City Council, Aridany Romero, and the organizer and promoter of the evening, Néstor Navarro.
Gonçalves has expressed his conviction that the show, which will be played in the Gran Canaria Arena from 17:30 hours, will be "a success", and has ensured that from the City Council decidedly committed to it. "Our terrain makes it difficult for the athletes of the islands to move to compete, and that is why institutions must support the organizers who in their blessed madness promote these athletes. life is achieved with effort, "he said.
For his part, Romero pointed out that the City Council also continues to give prestige to these sports contact disciplines, which he has described as "noble". "The fighters are noble both inside and outside the cage, as well as an example to follow." Likewise, contact sports are on the rise and in our city we have fighters who will delight fans, who are increasingly more numerous ", has indicated.
Meanwhile, Navarro recalled that this project was born last year to give opportunity to compete to Canarian wrestlers internationally, and has revealed that this year they have received proposals from countries such as China, Ruisa, Bulgaria or Brazil, whose wrestlers wanted to repeat their participation in the island.
Saturday's event will put two belts into play, one of them in mixed martial arts between the Galician settled in the Canary Islands, Daniel Requeijo, and the Brazilian Guilherme Cadena, and the other in kickboxing, in a match that will measure the canary David Ruiz and the Jerez-born Manu Fernández.