SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix – Final, scheduled on December 21st in Galati, Romania, will end a great and busy season of 2013. After a totally of 16 events, including the Tryouts, New Heroes and World Grand Prix series, 14 fighters got their ticket for the biggest show of this year wich will be broadcasted live in around 100 countries from 5 continents. Pavel Zhuravlev, Paul Slowinski, Stoica brothers, Benjamin Adegbuyi, Alexandru Lungu and Ondrej Hutnik promise an epic event. Due the humanitarian campaign initiated by SUPERKOMBAT, all the incomes from the tickets sales will be donated to flood victims of Galati.
This time, in the final tournament of the year will participate fighters from the new generation, while SUPERKOMBAT stars will have super-fights or world title shots. ”Because in january we started the New Heroes project, we decide to develop the system inside of the tournaments and end with this final. Anyway, the stars have their place in this big event from Galati. Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi, Paul Slowinski vs. Raul Catinas or Ondrej Hutnik vs. Andrei Stoica will be one of the most exciting fights of this year in the kickboxing scene. We will have also a entertainment fight between the internet legend and former judo world champion Alexandru Lungu and Mike Bourke at the super heavyweight division”
, said SUPERKOMBAT president, Mr. Eduard Irimia.
In the co-main-event of the night, the Romanian star Raul “Iron” Catinas (19-6-0) is set-up for another epic clash, this time against the Polish Paul “The Sting” Slowinski (105-20-1), ISKA Super Heavyweight World champion, former King of Oceania champion and K-1 World Grand Prix (Amsterdam) winner. Raul “Iron” Catinas made his come back in the ring with a dramatic KO over Ricardo Van Den Bos, meanwhile Paul “The Sting” Slowinski who is fighting out of Adelaide (Australia) scored his 105 win in his career against Cihad Kepenek. “Raul is a strong fighter, but he can’t stop me. Last year, I lost with Catalin Morosanu, this time it will not happen with Catinas”, said Paul Slowinski (1.90 m, 110 kg), who knocked-out stars as Ben Edwards, Zabit Samedov, Patrice Quarteron and Mighty Mo.
Anothers SUPERKOMBAT stars will compete in the main-event of the night and one of the most expected rematch. The Ukrainian Pavel “The Caiman” Zhuravlev, who is the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2012 champion, K-1 World Grand Prix – Final semifinalist and Legend champion, accepted the challenge of the Romanian Benjamin “Mr. Gentleman” Adegbuyi after at the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix – Final of 2012 he knocked him out in the first round. Since then, both fighters raised in rankings. Undefeated in 2013, Benjamin Adegbuyi (14-2-0) won against the K-1 World Grand Prix – Final runner-up Ismael “Mr. Pain” Londt, while Pavel Zhuravlev (62-9-1) defeated warriors as Catalin Morosanu, Sahak Parparyan and Agron Preteni.
Stoica brothers, Andrei and Bogdan, can make history in Galati if they win their fights and become the first brothers in the history of professional kickboxing winning at the same time. Official challenger no. 1, as a result of his success against Arnold Oborotov, Andrei (Romania) will face Ondrej Hutnik (Czech Republic), official challenger no. 2, for vacant SUPERKOMBAT super cruiserweight belt. ”I’m undefeated since 2008 and I will keep my perfect record also after this fight. The world title belt will be mine”, said former muay-thai champion Ondrej Hutnik (76-9-1) who won by TKO at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix – Final Elimination against Massinissa Hamaili. ”I’m prepared for a war. I know his style and I’m not worried. I’m confident that I will be the winner”, replied Andrei.
SUPERKOMBAT cruiserweight champion since 2012, Bogdan Stoica (30-2-0) will defend his belt against Igor Bugaenko of Belarus, the mandatory challenger as a result of his his success over Jorge Loren. ”Bugaenko is a very experienced fighter, who knows how to use his boxing skills in a successful manner. I’m the campion and I will remain the champion and I will still remain the champion. For sure there will be war on December 21st”, declared Bogdan, known for his for his flying kicks, knee attacks and axe-kick.
1. Heavyweight Tournament / Semifinal 1 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
Redouan Cairo (Suriname) vs. Giannis Stoforidis (Greece)
2. Heavyweight Tournament / Semifinal 2 – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
Frank Munoz (Spain) vs. D’Angelo Marshall (Curacao)
3. SUPERKOMBAT® Super Cruiserweight Title – Super Cruiserweight Bout (-95.00 kg)
Ondrej Hutnik (Czech Republic) vs. Andrei Stoica (Romania)
4. Entertainment Fight – Super Heavyweight Bout (+135.00 kg)
Mike Bourke (United States of America) vs. Alexandru Lungu (Romania)
5. SUPERKOMBAT® Cruiserweight Title – Cruiserweight Bout (-92.00 kg)
Igor Bugaenko (Belarus) vs. Bogdan Stoica (Romania)
6. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
Pavel Zhuravlev (Ukraine) vs. Benjamin Adegbuyi (Romania)
7. Super Fight – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
Paul Slowinski (Australia) vs. Raul Catinas (Romania)
8. Heavyweight Tournament / Final – Heavyweight Bout (+96.00 kg)
Winner of Semifinal 1 vs. Winner of Semifinal 2