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Dutch Coup planned for Powerplay 36

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Think of Dutch kickboxing and you think of some of the greatest fighters ever produced; Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, Remy Bonjasky, Albert Kraus and the legendary Ramon Dekkers (amongst many others). Whether it be the coaches, the weather or just something in the water, the Netherlands certainly have a knack for producing high-level kickboxers.

However, it is rare to see some of these top fighters compete here in Australia. This will all change on March the 2nd when rising Dutch talent Fernando ‘The Flash’ Groenhart (72-15-3) takes on regional powerhouse Brad ‘Quake’ Riddell (56-8-0) in the main event of Powerplay 36.


PICTURED: FERNANDO GROENHART (CREDIT: VINCENT CACHERO/VINCE ANOMALY)

With 90 fights to his name, Groenhart comes to Melbourne looking to add another big name scalp to his already impressive record. Riddell, who is well credentialed and perhaps unlucky not to have featured more heavily on some of the big international kickboxing promotions, offers just that opportunity.

Think of Dutch kickboxing and you think of some of the greatest fighters ever produced; Peter Aerts, Ernesto Hoost, Remy Bonjasky, Albert Kraus and the legendary Ramon Dekkers (amongst many others). Whether it be the coaches, the weather or just something in the water, the Netherlands certainly have a knack for producing high-level kickboxers.

However, it is rare to see some of these top fighters compete here in Australia. This will all change on March the 2nd when rising Dutch talent Fernando ‘The Flash’ Groenhart (72-15-3) takes on regional powerhouse Brad ‘Quake’ Riddell (56-8-0) in the main event of Powerplay 36.

With 90 fights to his name, Groenhart comes to Melbourne looking to add another big name scalp to his already impressive record. Riddell, who is well credentialed and perhaps unlucky not to have featured more heavily on some of the big international kickboxing promotions, offers just that opportunity.

Article by Chris Quirk

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