'Tirke' in Banja Luka against the undefeated Swiss fighter

The elder Sičaja comes to FNC 18 after a victory against a top opponent, and now he aims to hand Smith his first defeat

After an excellent match in which Ivan 'Tirke' Sičaja (30, 5-1) celebrated a victory after three rounds of 'war' against Mert Özyildirim (30, 10-6) at FNC 16 in Medulin, the outstanding fighter from Zagreb's American Top Team is returning to the cage of the best MMA promotion in Southeast Europe. At the FNC 18 powered by Soccerbet event in Banja Luka, he will face the undefeated Swiss fighter Teo Saldana Smith (29, 3-0).

The popular 'Tirke' emphasized that he doesn't want to wait but rather fight as much as possible and prove himself in the Fight Nation Championship arena. He has risen from his first career loss and has since achieved two victories, aiming for his third with the support of his always vocal fans from Rama. Five of his fights have gone the distance, and each one has been a real 'firework.'

The Swiss fighter enters FNC with three professional wins, his last being in October of last year when he won by technical knockout in the second round against Denis Jurakić (28, 2-3), the winner of the second season of 'Armageddon.' This time, he will have to answer the challenge of a durable fighter, as he has only gone the full three rounds once in his professional career.

Let's not forget, the event is scheduled for Saturday, July 13th, in the Borik Hall, and tickets are available through the GigStix system.

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