Full results are in for today's It's Showtime Brussels card. In the main event, Karim Bennoui scored a mild upset, defeating Sergio Wielzen for the IS 61kg title via decision. Good, action packed bout here, and with that win Bennoui becomes the second 61kg champ. Sadly, Wielzen's run never seemed to take off - we'll see if the largely unknown Bennoui can bring some recognition to this fledgling division.
Marat Grigorian scored an impressive win over Severiano Rijssel, earning a TKO in the 2nd round. This is exactly the kind of strong showing Grigorian needed as he looks ahead to his IS 73kg title fight with Yohan Lidon in May.
In the opening bout, Evgeniy Kurovskoy was victorious via unanimous decision against Andre Grigorian. As we mentioned earlier today, Kurovskoy is entered in the huge IS 70kg tournament coming out of Russia in July. That tournament is absolutely stacked, and Kurovskoy will come in the heavy underdog, but it's good to see him get the win here against a very capable opponent.
Complete results are below, and we'll have more analysis and fall out in the coming days.
Evgeniy Kurovskoy def. Andre Grigorian, Unanimous Decision
Andy Ristie def. Nick Beljaards, KO Rd. 1
Lefterio Perego def. Sonny Dagraed, 4-1 Decision
Marat Grigorian def. Severiano Rijssel, TKO Rd. 2
Sahak Parparyan def. Marco Vlieger, 4-1 Decision
Karim Bennoui def. Sergio Wielzen, 4-1 Decision to win the It's Showtime 61kg World Title