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Levels Fight League 6 crowns inaugural welterweight champ with Melvin van Suijdam vs. Liam Etebar

Card set for October 2 in Amsterdam and streams via pay-per-view at

AMSTERDAM – Emerging as one of Europe's fastest rising MMA organizations, Levels Fight League 6 is set for October 2 and is on course to be the biggest fight card in the promotion's young history.

The stacked card will feature a host of Dutch and international talent, rising prospects, crossover stars, former GLORY champions, and title fights.

Local hero Melvin van Suijdam (12-5) will clash with U.K. star Liam Etebar (8-1) in the main event, with the winner being crowned the first ever LFL welterweight champion. Etebar comes into this contest on an eight-fight win streak and straight off the back of a 10-second KO win at LFL 5, while Dutch veteran van Suijdam is aiming for this win to be a defining moment in his 11-year career.

Former GLORY middleweight champion Jason Wilnis (2-1) returns to the promotion after his exciting fight in KSW and faces former LFL middleweight title contender Ahmed Sami (7-2) in the co-main event. Wilnis, who is famously known for his wins over Israel Adesanya, Alex Pereira and Simon Marcus, will need to be on top former against the Egyptian who gave Tom Breese a tough time in their title fight at LFL 5.

Murthel Groenhart (2-0), the former GLORY welterweight champion, continues his rise through the ranks in his MMA career and faces Poland's Max Siewruk (1-1). With wins over the likes of Troy Jones, Cedric Doumbe and Harut Grigorian in kickboxing, Groenhart has looked impressive thus far in his MMA career with back-to-back wins in LFL, including a flying knee finish in his last fight at LFL 4 back in March.

Also announced for the card, Leon Edwards teammate Aiden Lee (10-6) meets Brazilian veteran Paulo Bananada (28-21), Gino van Steenis (2-0), brother of Bellator's Costello van Steenis, faces Poland's Adrian Osmanski (2-1), and former GLORY fighter Massaro Glunder (0-1) clashes with Latvia's Silvas Jansons (2-0).

LFL 6 goes down October 2 live from Transformatorhuis in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with tickets and online pay=per-view available at

Stay tuned for the full fight card.