SUPERKOMBAT’s first World Grand Prix event of the calendar year went down over the weekend at Mihail Sadovenu St., Resita, Romania, and for the first time since its inception, the promotion introduced Mixed Martial Arts contests as part of its ten-bout line-up.
Poland’s Dawid Kasperski, who was a newcomer under the SUPERKOMBAT banner, was the biggest winner of the night as he bagged the promotion’s Light Heavyweight tournament crown. In the semis, he scored a victory over Ciprian Schiopu via Unanimous Decision, before scoring ‘Fight of the Night’ honors in the finals opposite Suriname’s Errol Koning in an incisive Split Decision triumph.
The main event, meanwhile, saw an astounding outcome between Heavyweights Raul Catinas and Brice Guidon. After being counted out for a fourth time during the fight, the latter, a protege of the legendary Jerome Le Banner, was a victim of a fight ending, vicious left hook in the second round.
In the co-main event, famed brawler Catalin Morosanu scooped a Unanimous Decision win over Egypt’s Mohamed Karim.
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- Dan Mocanu (Romania) def. Florin Ilie (Romania) via KO in Round 3 – Superkombat Rules: Entertainment Fight, Cruiserweight Bout (-90 kg)
- Aurel Pirtea (Romania) def. Christos Tsoulfas (Greece) via TKO in Round 2 – MMA Rules: Super Fight, Super Middleweight Bout (-75 kg)
- Zsolt Balla def. Christos Pappas (Greece) via KO in Round 2 – MMA Rules: Super Fight, Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95 kg)
- Ibrahim El Bouni (Morocco) def. Uros Bogojevic (Serbia) via Unanimous Decision – Reserve Fight, Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
- Dawid Kasperski (Poland) def. Ciprian Schiopu (Romania) via Unanimous Decision – Semifinal 1, Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
- Errol Koning (Suriname) def. Noureddine Echiguer (Morocco) via KO in Round 1 – Semifinal 2, Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)
- Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania) def. Enver Slijvar (Bosnia & Herzegovina) via Unanimous Decision – Super Fight, Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
- Catalin Morosanu (Romania) def. Mohamed Karim (Egypt) via Unanimous Decision – Super Fight, Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
- Raul Catinas (Romania) def. Brice Guidon (France) via KO in Round 2 – Super Fight, Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)7.
- Dawid Kasperski (Poland) def. Errol Koning (Suriname) via Split Decision – Final, Light Heavyweight Bout (-85 kg)