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All SuperKombat Fighters Weighed In, Ready For Tomorrow

SuperKombat's final qualification event of the year takes place tomorrow in Arad, Romania. The final qualification tournament for SuperKombat's Final Elimination on November 10 takes place on the card with Roman Kleibl, Steven Banks, Goran Radonjic and Razvan Ghita vying for the last qualifier spot in the Final Elimination.

Along with the tournament, there's a few super fights, including the headliner where Sebastian Ciobanu fights Dzevad Poturak. Also, in a particularly interesting fight at 95kg, Andrei Stoica fights Toni Milanovic. For the full fight card, click here.

Today the weigh-ins took place, with all the fighters set for tomorrow, October 20. SuperKombat already has posted a full gallery of the weigh-ins on their Facebook here. You can watch the event live on Eurosport or


Finalized SuperKombat Fight Card For Saturday, October 20

SuperKombat's Fourth Qualification event is just two days away, as it takes place this Saturday, October 20 in Arad, Romania. The event features the final qualification tournament of the year, with the winner qualifying for the SuperKombat Final Elimination on October 20.

The tournament field has seen one change, as Fikri Ameziane pulled out with an injury. Razvan Ghita, who was originally scheduled to fight in the reserve fight will take Ameziane's place in the tournament. The other three fighters in the tournament are Goran Radonjic, Steven Banks and Roman Kleibl. Radonjic fights Ghita and Banks fights Kleibl.

There are some super fights also, including the main event which pits two K-1 veterans in Sebastian Ciobanu and Dzevad Poturak against each other in a heavyweight contest.

Right under the heavyweight division, at -95kg, SuperKombat star Andrei Stoica takes on Croatian fighter Toni Milanovic. This, in my opinion is the most interesting fight on the card. Milanovic gave Sahak Parparyan a good fight back in March and Stoica returned to form in his last fight where he stopped Hakan Aksoy in the first round. Full fight card below:

Super-fight (-72 kg): Alex Tropimov (Israel) vs Claudiu Badoi (Romania)

Tournament Semi Finals:

Goran Radonjic (Montenegro) vs Razvan Ghita (Romania)

Steve Banks (United States) vs Roman Kleibl (Czech Republic)

Super Fight (-95 kg): Toni Milanovic (Croatia) vs. Andrei Stoica (Romania)

Super Fight (+125 kg) Deutsch Pu'u (United States) vs Alexandru Lungu (Romania)

Super Fight (+96 kg) Dzevad Poturak (Bosnia) vs Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania)

Tournament Final (+96 kg) Winner Semi Final 1 vs. Winner Semi Final 2

National Title Local Kombat Romania (75 kg) Adrian Mitu (Romania) vs Miodrag Olar (Romania)



Weekend Results: Batu Khasikov Gets Another Win


Batu Khasikov was back in action in just his second fight of the year on Sunday in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk, Russia. The fight was more of a tune up to get ready for his big fight against Gago Drago on November 3.

Khasikov faced Mohamed Reza Nazari of Iran at 75kg, and he definitely didn't look out of place at that weight. Khasikov was leading the fight up until a knee in the third round that broke Nazari's jaw and rendered the Iranian unable to continue. However, Khasikov still doesn't look like the same fighter that beat Albert Kraus and Mike Zambidis. He still looked more like the one that should've lost to Warren Stevelmans back in May.

I don't know what it is, but Khasikov just hasn't looked the same since beating Mike Zambidis, even though that fight was really short, he still showed a lot more than he has in his past two fights. Although Gago Drago has fallen off dramatically over the past few years, with the way Khasikov has looked in his last two fights now, I wouldn't be surprised if Drago is able to make it a very close fight or even beat him barring a hometown decision of course, like the one Khasikov got against Warren Stevelmans.


Krush.24, Nov. 10: Yetkin Ozkul vs. Masaaki Noiri, Youth GP Finals

Krush has really been stepping it up in terms of quality, and quantity this year, with more and more events, and bringing in more foreign opposition. Krush.24 takes place on November 10 in Tokyo, Japan and along with the two Youth GP Finals at 63kg and 70kg respectively, they're also brought in one of the best foreigners to face one of their own top fighters.

LiverKick #1 ranked lightweight Masaaki Noiri headlines the card, taking on our #4 ranked lightweight Yetkin Ozkul at 63kg, in what is a huge match for the division. Noiri rebounded from a 64kg loss to Raz Sarkisjan in May with a win in August. Ozkul made his big splash in kickboxing when he dominated and stopped Thomas Adamandopoulos back in May.

Noiri is the bigger fighter and is much more accustomed to 63kg but if there's one flaw he has, it's defense to punches and Yetkin Ozkul specializes in that exact area, power punching. Despite being smaller, Ozkul hits like a truck. What Ozkul will have to watch out for are the knees of Noiri, who will have a significant height advantage. 

Also on the card are the two Krush Youth GP Finals. At 63kg, Koya Urabe fights Hisaki Higashimoto, who surprisingly ended up in the final after winning his two Youth GP fights on September 9, including a big stoppage win over HIROYA. Urabe is definitely the favorite and the more seasoned, experienced fighter but it would be huge if Higashimoto won, giving us a new major player at the weight. At 70kg, the final is Shintaro Matsukura against Taisei Kondo. Matsukura has had a ton of ups and downs, including his all out brawls with Yuya Yamamoto but a win here would help him get back on track. Kondo had a tough time getting here with a majority decision win over JungleKoki but definitely has a chance to win the fight due to Matsukura's defensive flaws.

Also expected on the card are Zaurus Asami, Yuta DYNAMITE and Yuzo Suzuki.


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