SENSHI’s victory record holder Petar Stoykov will have a tough opponent, 21-year-old Volodymyr Serheiev from Ukraine, on February 22nd.
At SENSHI 5 we will see multiple karate Kyokushin national champion from Ukraine Serheiev.
Bulgarian Stoykov holds the World and European muay thai title, and in another martial art – karate Kyokushin, he has a silver medal from the World Kyokushin Union (KWU) World Cup for Juniors (2013).
It is going to be the second match of the evening.
The bout is in up to 70 kg. category and will follow the KWU SENSHI rules, which allows throws and elbows to the head.
In 2019, the fighter of “Armeec” won the first edition of SENSHI CUP in Kamchia, achieving three clear victories in two days and winning the Knockout of the Night.
In October 2019, at SENSHI 4 Stoykov beat the much more experienced Serb Dragan Pesic in the 70kg category. The match ended with a quick success for Stoykov, who knocked out his opponent in the middle of the first round. Watch the battle HERE.
His SENSHI debut was in April last year when he beat Omar Magomedov of Russia at 70 kg in “Arena Armeec”. You can watch the video HERE.
World stars in martial arts are arriving in Bulgaria for the fifth edition of SENSHI. The honorary guests include three Dutch kickboxing legends – four-time K-1 champions Ernesto Hoost and Semmy Schilt, as well as three-time K-1 champion Peter Aerts.
They will be joined by Shihan Aleksandr Pichkunov – Secretary-General of Kyokushin World Union. The legendary fighter has been a finalist in K-1 Grand Prix in 2007 and 2008. The Russian is also a bronze medalist form a Karate Kyokushin World championship in 2005. He’s a silver medalist from the Russian Kyokushin championship in 2004 and winner of the Russian Kyokushin cup in 2001.
The special guests are going to be referees of some of the battles.
On February 22 in Varna at SENSHI the spectators will watch 8 more bouts between some of the biggest names in martial arts from 11 countries. Two WAKO PRO world champions will also determine, as well as the new European champion of the same organization in the up to 75 kg category. Bulgarian kickboxer Bogdan Shumarov is a contender of the vacant title. Atanas Bozhilov will make his first defense of the WAKO PRO world title.
Fite.tv is also a media partner. The fights are streamed live and free.
SENSHI 5 is carried out with the special assistance of A1, Central Cooperative Bank, Armeec JSC, Bulgaria Air, M Car Sofia and Bang&Olufsen.