Yesterday, in the shadow of It's Showtime, SuperKombat held a big event in Bucharest, Romania featuring names such as Albert Kraus and a heavyweight tournament featuring K-1 veterans Dzevad Poturak and Sergei Lascenko.
The heavyweight tournament started off with Roman Kleibl vs Jairzinho Rozenstruik. Kleibl took a decision in 3 rounds. In the second semi final, Sergei Lascenko stopped Dzevad Poturak with a knee to the body, setting up a final of Roman Kleibl vs. Sergei Lascenko. Lascenko went on to get the knockout agaisnt Kleibl in the second round, winning the tournament. Kleibl also advanced to the Final Eliminations, which are a bit unclear as to what they are right now but it looks like SuperKombat will be holding more events similar to this and the winners of the heavyweight tournaments will all meet in a final grand prix tournament. It's a big win for Lascenko, as he's been rather inconsistent and not in the best shape in past fights. You have to think the switch to Mike's Gym played a role in the turn around.
K-1 star Albert Kraus returned to action after a loss last month, taking on Romanian Marius Tita. Kraus went to work early, bombarding Tita with punches mixed in with low kicks until a high kick sealed the deal, knocking Tita out cold. It's a good win for Kraus as he was able to get back on track with a win. Nice to see him throwing some more kicks as well.
Others in action picking up wins were Rico Verhoeven and Sebastien Ciobanu. Upcoming Romanian star Bogdan Stoica forced his opponent's corner to stop the fight in the 3rd round of their Wako-Pro -88.68 kg Intercontinental Title Match. Romanian-Nigerian Benjamin Adegbuyi stopped his Czech opponent Libor Polach in the 1st round.
Overall, a good event from SuperKombat. Looks like they have some big things in the works. Check out the video of Albert Kraus' fight above and be on the lookout for more videos from the event over the week.