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Friday, August 13, 2021

Location Change for Cohen's September 18 Bout

Dr. Stefi Cohen, a champion weightlifter, is scheduled to fight on September 18. The event has had a number of changes since it was first announced.

The main event was a celebrity match featuring the winner of the 2018 World's Strongest Man competition Thor Bjornsson against the winner of the 2017 World's Strongest Man competition Eddie Hall. But Hall came down with an injury and the spectacle was postponed. Thor is looking for a new opponent, and the rest of the card is expected to proceed.

The event was to be held at VyStar Veteran's Memorial in Jacksonville, Florida, but that site has been scrapped over concerns about the rising impact of the Delta variant of covid-19. The organizers chose not to move the card to a more intimate venue in Jacksonville. They didn't move it to nearby Tampa or St. Pete. Neither St. Augustine not Orlando was chosen as a replacement city.

Instead, with a bit more than a month until it is slated to occur, the organizers moved the event just a bit farther to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The date is still the same, and Stefi Cohen is still being promoted as fighting on the card.

Cohen won her first pro fight on June 4 when she stopped Haidde Zapa in the third round in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Cohen, 29 years old, trains with Dr. Pedro Diaz. No opponent for her second bout has been announced.

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