Superkombat WGP in Netherlands on September 27th
By SuperKombat , Monday August 25, 2014
For the first time ever, Superkombat is taking the World Grand Prix series to the Netherlands. On September 27th, it’s taking the action to Almere, the home of kickboxing legend and three-time K-1 world champion Remy Bonjasky, with the full setup of Superkombat event production, from lights to ring girls or sound effects. The main event of the night will see Catalin “The Carpathian Death” Morosanu taking on the Netherland’s own Brian “Bad Ass” Douwes in the final super fight of the evening.
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Coming off a show-stopping victory over Giannis “Hercules” Stoforidis in Constanta, Romania earlier this month, Morosanu wants to keep the momentum going in the first World Grand Prix event to take place in the Netherlands. The Romanian politician and winner of Dancing with the Stars is taking on Brian “Bad Ass” Douwes. The Dutch fighter is just as determined to score a solid win in his home country, especially with Dutch kickboxing legend Remy Bojansky looking on. Bojansky was at the last Superkombat World Grand Prix to promote the upcoming event in his home town.
Following grueling tryouts earlier this summer, the fight card is also set for the other matches on September 27th. The first two bouts will each be a semifinal to decide the fighters who will go in the final heavyweight match of the evening, the last step before the Final Elimination event, scheduled on October 25th. In the first semifinal match, Tarik Khbabez from Morocco, will face off against Gurhan Degermenci from Turkey. The second semifinal match will pit the Dutch fighter Patrick Veenstra against Viktor Bugotzki from Germany. The two winners of the semifinal matches will face off in the final match of the evening and close the tournament.
In what might be another first of the evening, Suriname’s Redouan “The Spartan” Cairo, the finalist of the Superkombat World Grand Prix 2013 season, will face the former Superkombat contender for the super cruiserweight title, Ali Cenik of Belgium. Both fighters are based in the Netherlands and both want the top spot this season.
Reigning Superkombat New Heroes champion, Clyde Brunswijk is leaving the light heavyweight division and trying his hand as a cruiserweight. He will meet Armenia’s Hovik Tikranjan for his chance at making a successful weightclass jump.
The main card will be broadcasted live by Eurosport, from 9:00pm CET (Central European Time) to 0:00am CET (Central European Time) and Sport.ro in Romania, from 10:00pm EST (Eastern European Time) to 1:00am EST (Eastern European Time).
1. Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal 1 – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
Tarik Khbabez (Morocco) vs. Gurhan Degermenci (Turkey)
2. Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal 2 – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
Patrick Veenstra (Netherlands) vs. Viktor Bugotzki (Germany)
3. Super Fight – Lightweight Bout (-63.5 kg)
Hamza Soesie (Morocco) vs. Cristian Spetcu (Romania)
4. Super Fight – Cruiserweight Bout (-92 kg)
Hovik Tikranjan (Armenia) vs. Clyde Brunswijk (Suriname)
5. Super Fight – Light Heavyweight Bout (-81 kg)
Errol Koning (Suriname ) vs. Mohammed El Boulahiati (Morocco)
6. Super Fight – Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95 kg)
Redouan Cairo (Suriname) vs. Ali Cenik (Belgium)
7. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
Brian Douwes (Netherlands) vs. Catalin Morosanu (Romania)
8. Heavyweight Tournament Final – Heavyweight Bout (+96 kg)
Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2