Final Fight Championship (FFC) held their 28th event in Athens, Greece this past weekend, featuring the usual fare of mixed bouts between kickboxing and MMA. The kickboxing portion of the card featured a number of title fights, including Andi Vrtacic defeating Denis Marjanovic for the FFC Middleweight Championship. The highlight of the evening, for most, was former two-division GLORY kickboxing champion Robin van Roosmalen making his second appearance in MMA rules. Van Roosmalen won via leg kicks in the first round after planting Risto Dimitrov to the mat with a hook, then kicked his leg until he couldn't get up.
Robin van Roosmalen TKO's Risto Dimitrov with low kicks at FFC 28. Now 2-0 in MMA. pic.twitter.com/1JsLnHzp3Z— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) March 11, 2017
Samo Petje def. Meletis Kakoubavas
FFC Welterweight Championship: Eyevan Danenberg (C) def. Ivan Bilić
FFC Middleweight Championship: Andi Vrtačić def. Denis Marjanović (C)
Stavros Grigorakakis def. Tomislav Čikotić
Zahid Zairov def. Nikos Hysen
Giannis Fezoulai def. Marios Blanas
Robin van Roosmalen def. Risto Dimitrov by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:56
Darko Stošić def. Emil Zahariev by TKO (leg kicks). Round 1, 2:07 – heavyweight title
Alexis Savvidis vs. Filip Pejić ruled a draw
Andreas Michailidis def. Borce Talevski by TKO (punches). Round 1, 1:25
Stamatis Moroulis def. Edgar Santos by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:59
Giannis Michalopoulos def. Alexandros Papadimitriou by unanimous decision
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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