The K-1 World Grand Prix Europe marched into Bosnia this weekend with their -85kg tournament. While the names weren't quite on the same level as the -95kg tournament from last month, the action delivered in spades with a lot of young fighters looking to make a name for themselves in the tournament. The final was a crazy slugfest between Igor Emkic from Bosnia and Russian Timur Aylayrov. Timur was applying pressure and dropping Emkic with body blows and you could almost hear the air get sucked out of the crowd who was looking for a local hero to win the tournament.
Tournament Final: Timur Aylayrov (R3 - TKO) Igor Emkic
Tournament Semi-Final: Timur Aylayrov (R3 - Dec) Agron Preteni
Tournament Semi-Final: Igor Emkick (R3 - Dec) David Radeff
Tournament Quarterfinal: Timur Aylayrov (R? - TKO) Vasil Ducar
Tournament Quarterfinal: Agron Preteni (R3 - Dec) Imanol Rodriguez
Tournament Quarterfinal: Igor Emkic (R3 - Dec) Guiseppe De Domenico
Tournament Quarterfinal: David Radeff (R3 - Dec) Nikola Noveski
Tournament Reserve Fight: Mesud Selimovic (R1 - KO) Petar Jaman
Haris Brko (R3 - Dec) Rafal Gorka
Giannis Skordilis (R3 - Dec) Maycon Coller
Dave Walsh has been covering MMA and Kickboxing since 2007 before changing his focus solely to Kickboxing in 2009, launching what was the only English-language site dedicated to giving Kickboxing similar coverage to what MMA receives. He was the co-founder of HeadKickLegend and now LiverKick. He resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he works as a writer of all trades.
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