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Mikel Cortes vs. Alex Sabia – AFL 20 Special Main Event

A special retirement fight will take place as the main event of AFL 20: Resurrection in Donostia, San Sebastian on May 18th.

Spanish MMA pioneer Mikel Cortes (10-5) will compete in his retirement match against fellow Spanish martial arts legend Alex Sabia (3-0). This fight will headline another high quality AFL card.

Cortes began fighting professionally in 2008 and gathered a good record fighting around Spain before competing around Europe, including giving UFC veteran Rashid Magomedov to very tough fight in the Ukraine. The judo black belt has been known for his grappling and submission skills. Overall in his pro career most of his wins have come via submission and have never been submitted. Now I eat up against veteran martial artist Alex Sabia. A fighter undefeated in MMA at 3-0 and with a long background in karate, capoeira, and a purple belt in BJJ.

Both fighters are very well respected in Spain and also popular. It should make for a fitting main event and a special end to the career of Mikel Cortes.

Also recently added to the AFL 20 card is a number one contender fight between Aliston Cordeiro (7-5) and Mikel Mendinueta (5-2) with the winner getting a shot at featherweight champion Daniel Requeijo at a future AFL event.

AFL 20: Resurrection will take place on May 18th at the Jose Antonio Gasca Municipal Sports Center with a card filled with some of Spain & Europe’s top MMA fighters.

Tickets are on sale right now  from  eventbrite.es  and begin at € 25. The event will be streamed live on Also Fite.tv .

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AFL 20 Fight Card

Main Event – Retirement Fight
Super Lightweight
Mikel Cortes (10-5) vs. Alex Sabia (3-0)

Co-Main Event
Vacant Middleweight Title

Ratza Ciprian (8-8) vs. Paul Marconnie (4-1)

Welterweight
Silviu Cudalbu (4-2) vs. Arkaitz Ramos (6-1)

Featherweight No. 1 Contender Fight
Aliston Lamb (7-5) vs. Mikel Mendinueta (5-2)

Bantamweight
Christian Maronas (3-0) vs. Johan Segas (2-0)

Super Lightweight
Javi Rubio (1-1) vs. Gaetan Traina (1-1)

Welterweight
Fernando Calvo (1-1) vs. Miguel Latasa (0-1)

Amateur Fights:
Featherweight: Roberto Portillo Jaime Urdanpilleta
Bantamweight: Adriana Conde. Aitana Alvarez

Amateur K1:
75kg: A Rafa vs. Ander Barbarin

More fights TBA

Tickets are on sale right now from  eventbrite.es  and begin at € 25. 
The event will be streamed live on Also Fite.tv .

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