On Thursday, Oct. 27, K-1 Global returned to Europe for the first time in over two years for the K-1 World GP 95-Kilogram Championship Tournament. The promotion’s first foray into Europe in years led them to the Crowne Plaza in Belgrade, Serbia.

The eight-man, one-night championship tournament featured a furious field of top European light heavyweights from eight different countries. The tournament featured strong competition including Croatia’s Mladen Kujundžić, Holland’s Fabio Kwasi and Germany’s Atha Kasapis.

The man who stole the show was short-notice injury replacement Roman Kryklia. The talented heavyweight resides just outside the heavyweight top-10 after picking up a big victory over Kunlun Fight and Enfusion heavyweight champion Jahfarr Wilnis in January at Kunlun Fight 36. Kryklia replaced Igor Bugaenko after the Belorussian light heavyweight sustained an injury after his big win over Luis Tavares at ACB Kickboxing 8 earlier this month. Kryklia knocked out Bahrudin Mahmić , Atha Kasapis and Fabio Kwasi to earn the K-1 95-kilogram tournament crown.

The event aired live at 5 p.m. ET on Canal Combate (Brazil) and PINK TV (Serbia). Check back for full results of the event.

FULL RESULTS
Roman Kryklia def. Fabio Kwasi by knockout (right knee). Round 2 – 95-kilogram tournament final
Fabio Kwasi def. Rade Opačić by decision – 95-kilogram tournament semifinal
Roman Kryklia def. Atha Kasapis by knockout (right knee). Round 3 – 95-kilogram tournament semifinal
Fabio Kwasi def. Mladen Kujundžić by decision – 95-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Rade Opačić def. Emmanuel Payet by decision – 95-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Atha Kasapis def. Audnre Groce by TKO (right hook). Round 3 – 95-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Roman Kryklia def. Bahrudin Mahmić by knockout (right knee). Round 1 – 95-kilogram tournament quarterfinal
Vasil Ducar def. Panagiotis Theodosiadis by decision – 95-kilogram tournament reserve bout
Marina Spasić def. Merima Basić by decision
Sayfullah Hambahadov def. Marko Adamović by decision

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Zach Aittama
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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and two amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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