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Power Slap returns to Las Vegas with Power Slap 8 and it is primed to be the biggest Power Slap event yet.

Power Slap returns to Las Vegas with Power Slap 8 and it is primed to be the biggest Power Slap event yet.

Super Heavyweight champion Da Crazy Hawaiian, real name Koa Viernes, defends the belt he has held since October 2023 in a five-round clash against South African sensation Danie van Heerden.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Paige ‘12 Gauge’ VanZant will be making her long-awaited slap-fighting debut up against Christine ‘The Edge’ Wolmarans.

And in another five-round title match, Welterweight champ Emanuel ‘No Love’ Muniz will look to defend his strap against Anthony ‘Babyface’ Blackburn.

Ahead of the blockbuster event, Power Slap have announced a new brand partnership with NetBet, which will see the online betting platform become the promotion’s official sportsbook provider in the EU and certain LatAM markets.

The partnership aims to elevate Power Slap’s status across those markets.

Read on for a preview of Power Slap 8, written by NetBet’s expert tipsters.

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In the headline event, scheduled for five rounds, Da Crazy Hawaiian is looking for his 15th win in his slap fighting career – and 13th victory by way of knockout – when he takes on Van Heerden.

It is a clash in which the reigning champ is the big favourite, although an upset cannot be ruled out against South African Van Heerden, who is aptly nicknamed ‘The Pitbull’.

Van Heerden is ranked number four in the Super Heavyweight division, amassing two wins and one defeat in his short Power Slap career.

Elsewhere on the Power Slap 8 fight card, Jackie ‘The Hybrid’ Cataline takes on Katharina ‘Germany Gypsy’ Lehner, while Wesley ‘All the Smoke’ Drain clashes with Isaih ‘Pretty Boy’ Quinones.

There is also Austin ‘Turp Daddy Slim’ Turpin vs Vernon ‘The Mechanic’ Cathey, Kamil ‘Polar Bear’ Marusarz vs Vasilii ‘Dumpling’ Kamotskii and Dayne ‘Da Hitman Hawaiian’ Viernes vs Duane ‘The Iron Giant’ Crespo.

It is going to be an action-packed evening in Las Vegas – to say the very least!

Power Slap 8 Odds and Tips

Da Crazy Hawaiian to beat Van Heerden: -250

While Van Heerden stands an outside chance of victory, the odds are stacked against him. And with Da Crazy Hawaiian winning the crucial coin toss and therefore slapping first, it makes things all the more difficult for Van Heerden. This fight could be over well before the scheduled fifth round.

VanZant to beat Wolmarans: -120

It is tough to split the two ahead of VanZant’s debut, with Wolmarans a slight favourite. But with VanZant winning the coin toss, she has the chance to kickstart her Power Slap career in style. Her power as a professional mixed martial artist could steer her to an epic victory.

Blackburn to beat Muiz: +130

Although defending champion Muniz goes into this matchup as the clear favourite, which is understandable, the headline Welterweight bout is where we may see a big upset. Blackburn will be striking first at Power Slap 8 and he is coming off the back of a shock victory at Power Slap 7, when he KO’d Chris Thomas. A fourth career win for Blackburn is firmly on the cards.

Cathey to beat Turpin: +200

Despite Cathey being ranked below Turpin in the Light Heavyweight division, he is the big favourite to bag a fourth career victory.