Faris Lukovic takes on Carmelo Santostefano at Gladiators FN 23
Faris Lukovic (pictured right) in his WKN European Super Light Heavyweight pro-amateur title bout against Puig Guell at Gladiators Fight Night 22 | Pic: Martin Agius/light2print Photography

International kickboxing bout between Faris Lukovic of Malta and Carmelo Santostefano of Italy is a recent addition to Gladiators Fight Night 23. The event takes place at Corradino Sports Pavillion in Paola on June 29. The pair meets in a three-round bout at super light heavyweight.

Lukovic headlined the previous Gladiators FN held in February. Facing off Puig Guell of Spain he scored the third-round TKO win as well as claimed WKN European pro-amateur title.

The resume of Santostefano includes the battles against Matthieu Ceva, Vittorio Iermano, among others.

Gladiators Fight Night 23
Gladiators Fight Night 23 | Poster

In the main event of Gladiators Fight Night 23 Maltese Keith Azzopardi faces Afghani-German Qurban Hosseini. The pair battles it out for World Kickboxing Network Featherweight title in the scheduled for five rounds championship bout.

In the co-main event local Diane Schembri and German Pia Peters square off in the women’s bantamweight title fight. WKN European pro-amateur title is on the line.

In addition, the promotion added to the roster a pair of juniors, Jaid Aguis and Julian Mangion. The rest of the card is expected to see a series of bouts in kickboxing and Muay Thai with local and international competitors.

The list of announced to date matchups can be found below.

Featherweight Keith Azzopardi vs. Qurban Hosseini
Women’s Bantamweight Diane Schembri vs. Pia Peters
Super Light Heavyweight Faris Lukovic vs. Carmelo Santostefano
Junior bout Jaid Aguis vs. Julian Mangion


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