From Superior Challenge:
Martin "Poker Face" Wojcikwill stand against Patrick "Dexter" Vallée
The Judoka from Lund will stand against the Judoka and Kickboxer from France at Superior Challenge 8, on October 6th in Malmö, Sweden.
The Brazil-born Patrick practiced judo as a youngster but was challenged by a friend to try MMA. He quickly became hooked on the sport, and subsequently improved his repertoire with Kickboxing as a true Frenchman. He began his MMA training ten years ago and has competed nine of those as a pro. In 2005 he fought David Bielkheden in welterweight but after a couple of bouts he decided to go up a weight classto the current middleweight. Recently, he was also matched against Superior Challenge's reigning welterweight champion, Daniel "The Viking Hunter" Acacio.
This is the first time that Lund's son Martin is competing for his home crowd, and also the first time he competes in the middleweight division. After his last fight against AlikTseiko he chose to drop down a weight class, and in order to do it naturally he carefully planned his training and took help from nutritionists.
Babak Aghavali, CEO Superior Group International:
- Martin "Poker Face" Wojcik drops weight as scheduled, and he looks to be in good shape. I think the new weight will suit him fine but it will be really interesting to evaluate it after the bout. His opponent, Patrick is a quick and explosive fighter who is light on his feet, and maintains a fast pace all through the fight. Both are basically grapplers but extremely dangerous as stand-up fighters. It will be very interesting to see which of the Judokas who will manage to take down the other, and how Martin's calm and tactical fight style handles Patrick's fast and highly intense fight style.
Superior Entertainment is a Swedish Stockholm based company within Superior Group International along with Superior Wear, Superior Management and Superior Gear. Superior Challenge is Europe’s most qualitative MMA promotion with the aim to produce high quality and adrenaline-full sports entertainment for MMA fans. The organization has many years of experience in the MMA market, with a broad knowledge of the industry, and is internationally recognized as one of the world's top MMA organizations. Superior Challenge is one of five MMA promotions in the world with top twenty ranked fighters. The first event in 2008 broke record attendance of all MMA events in the Nordic countries and the sixth event broke ones again the record attendance with about 7000 visitors. A total of 7 events have been produced since the start. The last two at Hovet Stockholm Globe Arenas, are estimated to each have had a PR value equivalent to 19 million SEK gross, only in Sweden. In addition to nationwide TV broadcast at home in Sweden, the TV production of the last event is estimated to have reached out to more than 100 million TV viewers around the world, through broadcast all over North and Central America, throughout Asia and parts of Australia.
Trailer Superior Challenge 8 - Malmö: