Famous Hollywood star and martial arts expert Jean-Claude Van Damme and martial arts fighters Jeff Monson and Fedor Emelianenko will be honorary guests at an international penchak silat show tournament- Asian Fight 2017 in Tashkent on September 9, president of the Uzbek penchak silat federation Aziz Jurabaev announced.
Earlier it was reported that the Dutch DJ Armin van Buren would be responsible for the show’s musical accompaniment. However, due to DJ’s busy performance schedule, van Buren will not be attending. "But we are negotiating with other DJs. It will even be a bigger name," Aziz Jurabaev added.
According to him, this show will feature a number of local world renowned fighters - Mahmud Muradov, Hasan Barotov, Furkat Yakubov, Mukhammadali Tashturghunov, Anvar Boynazarov.
It is expected that the event will be held at Tashkent’d Bunyodkor stadium. In late July, a press conference will be held, where the organizers will provide more detailed information.
Jean-Claude Van Damme is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films. The most successful of these films include Bloodsport (1988), Kickboxer (1989), Lionheart (1990), Double Impact (1991), Universal Soldier (1992), Hard Target (1993), Timecop (1994), Sudden Death (1995), JCVD (2008) and The Expandables 2 (2012). Jean-Claude Van Damme has thousands of fans in Uzbekistan for whom this will be an amazing opportunity to see their idol.