SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix - 4th edition
13/10/2013 05:00 AEST
The fourth edition of SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix of this year will be a special one as it will be historical event between the Euroregion Giurgiu-Ruse in partnership with the local autorithies from Giurgiu (Romania) and Ruse (Bulgaria).
Live from Polyvalent Hall of Giurgiu (Romania), the main-event super-fight between Romanian SUPERKOMBAT® cruiserweight champion Bogdan Stoica (15W / 10KO - 2L - 0D) and Amir "The Sphinx" Zeyada (58W / 19KO - 19L - 0D) from Egypt, who is infamous for knocking out Tyrone Spong twice.
"It's the first time where we have had two cities from two countries join forces. This proves once again that we are not only a stand-up promotion, but we also promote the history and culture from each city where we make events. We will support Ruse in the race for European Capital of Culture from 2019", said Eduard Irimia, president of SUPERKOMBAT® Fighting Championship.
SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix (Giurgiu) was presented in two press conferences, one was held in Giurgiu (Romania) and the other one was held in Ruse (Bulgaria). "I'm ready for a real war. Zeyada is a fighter with a huge experience. He won two times with Tyrone Spong and that's say a lot about him. I will use my entire arsenal of kicks for this fight", said Bogdan Stoica, SUPERKOMBAT® cruiserweight champion.
After he was knocked-out in the second round in May 12th, 2012, at SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix (Cluj), Redouan "The Spartan" Cairo (13W / 5KO - 6L - 0D) from Suriname wants his revenge against Sebastian "The Son of Dracula" Ciobanu (25W / 4KO - 12L - 0D) from Romania. In another super-fight at the heavyweight division, Damian Garcia (29W / 20 KO - 9L - 0D) from Spain will face James "The Beast" Wilson (7W / 2KO - 2L - 1D) from United States.
In the last qualification heavyweight tournament of the year, Thomas Vanneste (Belgium), Dorin Robert (Romania), Jegish Yegoian (Armenia) and Ibrahim Aarab (Morocco) will fight for the last ticket for SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix – Final Elimination scheduled on November 9th.
1. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight Bout (-178 lb, - 187 lb / -81 kg, -85 kg)
Jacopo Bianconcini (Italy) vs. Ciprian Schiopu (Romania)
2. Tournament Semifinal A - Heavyweight Bout (+212 lb / +96 kg)
Thomas Vanneste (Belgium) vs. Dorin Robert (Romania)
3. Tournament Semifinal B - Heavyweight Bout (+212 lb / +96 kg)
Jegish Yegoian (Armenia) vs. Ibrahim Aarab (Belgium)
4. Super Fight - Heavyweight Bout (+212 lb / +96 kg)
Damian Garcia (Spain) vs. James Wilson (United States of America)
5. Super Fight - Super Cruiserweight Bout (-209 lb / -95 kg)
Redouan Cairo (Suriname) vs. Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania)
6. Super Fight - Light Heavyweight Bout (-178 lb, - 187 lb / -81 kg, -85 kg)
Francesco Mattioli (Italy) vs. Mirel Iacob (Romania)
7. Super Fight - Cruiserweight Bout (-201 lb / -91 kg)
Amir Zeyada (Egypt) vs. Bogdan Stoica (Romania)
8. Tournament Final - Heavyweight Bout (+212 lb / +96 kg)
Winner Semifinal A vs. Winner Semifinal B