SuperKombat held their second event of the year today in Cluj Napoca, Romania. It featured a four man tournament of heavyweights to qualify for the year end World Grand Prix show and also a fight for the inaugural SuperKombat 91kg World Title.
The heavyweight tournament featured some SuperKombat veterans, Raul Catinas, Jairzinho Rozenstruik, Daniel Sam and Sam Tevette. In the first semi-final, Raul Catinas knocked Jairzinho Rozenstruik out in the second round. Daniel Sam also knocked out Sam Tevette in the second semi-final.
Catinas and Sam met in the final, where Sam was winning the fight with his kicks and size advantage up until the second round. Then in the second, Catinas just went into berserker mode and spammed vicious left hooks to the body, dropping Sam. Sam would get up and then get dropped by a right uppercut to the chin. Sam was dropped again twice in the third round and Catinas picked up the win, winning the tournament and advancing to SuperKombat's year end World Grand Prix show.
For SuperKombat's inaugural 91kg World Title, Bogdan Stoica dominated Ivan Stanic, dropping him multiple times. Stanic really had nothing for Stoica, who scored a knockdown with a flying knee/punch combo in the first, two knockdowns from punches and another knockdown from a flying knee throughout rounds two and three. Stanic was getting hurt from every clean punch Stoica landed.
I didn't get to see the whole show so I won't comment on the other fights until I've seen them. Here are the full results:
Semi-Final 1: Raul Catinas def. Jairzinho Rozenstruik by KO in Round 2.
Semi-Final 2: Daniel Sam def. Sam Tevette by KO.
Heavyweight: Benny Adegbuyi def. Patrick Liedert by KO in Round 3.
-95kg: Sebastian Ciobanu def. Redouan Cairo by TKO in Round 2.
-95kg: Andrei Stoica def. Rodney Glunder by decision.
Heavyweight: Alexandru Lungu def. Wieslaw Kwaniewski by split decision.
-91kg World Title: Bogdan Stoica def. Ivan Stanic by unanimous decision.
Final: Raul Catinas def. Daniel Sam by unanimous decision.