Bare Knuckle Fighting brought huge emotions to the fans in Sofia and certainly did not disappoint. Rosen Dimitrov put the icing on the cake in the main match of the evening after a fearsome knockout against Todor Zhelyazkov.
The two started from the start and had the fans on their feet in just seconds.
Zhelyazkov also had a high number of good hits, but Dimitrov waited for his moment to deliver a crushing blow.
The two closed the distance and a flurry of hooks ensued, with Rosen finding the head of his opponent, who fell to the ground.
Todor Zhelyazkov was unable to continue and former MMA fighter Rosen Dimitrov, 41 years old, won the final fight of the gala evening.
Georgi Valentinov defeated Boyan Kosendar in the most nervous match of the program
Georgi Valentinov defeated Boyan Kosendar in a duel that offered quite a few forbidden moves.
The Bulgarian knocked down his opponent several times with illegal grips, and the referee constantly warned him by deducting points.
The fight offered some heavy hitting for both men involved, and the homegrown fighter may have broken his hand in one of the rounds.
After all the tension, the judges had to choose a winner because all 5 rounds were played.
Valentinov triumphed, but the audience booed him loudly for unsportsmanlike conduct. Boyan Kosendar was sent off with a standing ovation from the audience at Arena Sofia.
Vladislav Kanchev needed a few seconds to parry Iliyas Sadikov
Vladislav Kanev quickly went through Iliyas Sadikov and knocked him out in the first round.
The Bulgarian started with a bang with a series of powerful hooks that knocked the opponent to the ground.
Sadikov persisted and eventually decided not to continue the fight.
Kaloyan Kolev defeated Amer Abdulnabi in a curious way
Kalon Kolev defeated Amer Abdulnabi after a ridiculous situation. Abdulnabi’s shoes were slipping too much and this did not allow him to continue fighting. His training staff doused the soles with cola and taped them to stick and continue the fight, but the referee decided to stop the fight and declare an official victory.
Kaloyan Kolev was furious with the decision, because he had something to show the spectators at Arena Sofia.
Marian Dimitrov with a victory over Jedzej Durski
Marian Dimitrov defeated Jedzey Durski after 5 rounds and a decision.
The Bulgarian started off weaker and in the first 2 rounds he was behind in most indicators. In the third round, however, everything changed after Dursky was knocked down.
Dimitrov’s strong minutes followed and by the end he was able to do enough to fend off the Pole’s dangerous left hand and win the match.
Florin Lupu showed heart but Mahmoud Ahmed won the judges’ votes
In another match that went all the way, Florin Lupu lost to Mahmoud Ahmed by unanimous decision.
The two fought until the final fifth round. Heavy hits tipped the scales in favor of the Egyptian, who was very happy with the victory.
After the end of the match, the Romanian, despite the loss, congratulated the winner and once again fair play prevailed in the hall tonight.
Veselin Ivanov – The madman ruined Marco Giusterini
The eccentric Veselin Ivanov left no chance to Marco Giusterini and defeated him by knockout after three rounds.
The Italian began to take heavy blows from the beginning and in the third part he collapsed to the ground, which forced the referee to end the match.
“Crazy” immediately turned to the camera and called for the next opponent to prepare because he is ready for another fight.
Mladen Iliev put Yunus Batan to sleep for another Bulgarian victory
Mladen Iliev achieved a brutal victory over Yunus Batan. The Bulgarian knocked his opponent to the ground three times, but the last one was fatal.
Iliev found a right in the chin of Batan, who was literally asleep. The Turk had complaints about several of the punches, but the judges saw nothing wrong.
The fight between Steve Pash and Mehmed User ended with a torn bicep
One of the most exciting matches ended quickly and unpleasantly. Steve Pasch won, but the success came after Mahmed Yuzer tore his biceps.
The Frenchman landed some fearsome punches before his opponent was injured. The injury turned out to be very serious and the meeting was called off.
Angel Petkov broke from fighting Nikola Arsov in 5 rounds
Angel Petkov defeated Nikola Arsov after a very bloody match and referee’s decision.
Petkov started hesitantly, but gradually concentrated and began to dominate and land heavy punches.
The two gave their all and played all 5 rounds. In the last round, the match was stopped briefly due to a serious arcade in the face of Arsov. The injury had an impact, but the match was played to the end.
Nikola’s masculinity should be commended, but still the judges definitely voted for Angel Petkov, who recorded his first victory in Bare Knuckle Fight.
Martin Stoichkov lost after a spectacular knockout by Felipe Maia
Martin Stoichkov lost to Felipe Maia after a brutal knockout and a terrifying two rounds.
The battle between the two began very fiercely. Right from the beginning, several brutal blows were exchanged and it came to 3 knockdowns.
In the second round, the Bulgarian knocked out Maya very seriously, whose face suffered serious injuries. However, the Brazilian found strength and targeted the native participant very hard. This also ended the fight and brought victory to the very experienced fighter from South America.
Zdravko Dimitrov lost to Tomas Wojtela in the first match of the evening
Zdravko Dimitrov lost the first fight in Bare Knukle Fight to Tomas Wojtela.
The Slovak dominated the fight and sent the Bulgarian to a knockdown, but the outcome came in the third round.
Then Wojtyela poked Dimitrov in the eye and that ended the match.