The 5th edition of the SENSHI fight night was held on 22.02.2020 in Varna, Bulgaria. Here are KWU Senshi and KWU Full Contact rules and KWU fights from the evening.
KWU SENSHI – elbow strikes, sweeps, and throws are allowed; only one knee to the head when there’s a two-hand grip; active clinches last 5 seconds
KWU Full Contact – elbow strikes and throws are not allowed; only one knee to the head when there’s a two-hand grip; active clinches last 5 seconds; sweeps are allowed
Bulgaria’s fighting superwoman Albena Sitnilska made her SENSHI debut at the SENSHI 5 fight night in February 2020.
She faced Ukraine’s Anna Izdebska in Varna. The fight was conducted under the KWU Full Contact rules in the -55 kg category with K-1 legend Ernesto Hoost being the special guest referee.
You can relive the bout here:
One of the finest Bulgarian fighters – Petar Stoykov made his fifth SENSHI appearance at the SENSHI 5 fight night.
The 23-year-old faced Volodymyr Serheiev from Ukraine in the second fight of the night. The bout was conducted under the KWU SENSHI rules in the -68.7 kg category. The special guest referee of the fight was Shihan Asen Asenov.
Bulgarian Kyokushin and muay thai fighter Nikolay Yorgov won for the fourth time at a SENSHI event. He edged Majid Beiji from Iran in a dramatic four-round fight in a KWU SENSHI bout under 80kg.
The competitor from SC “Armeec” was the more aggressive fighter looking to close the distance, while Beiji was more counter-attacking and was changing the angles with excellent footwork. The first three rounds were very close and the judges decided they want to watch these men fight three more minutes!
Yorgov showed a heart of a champion and the crowd support in Varna boosted him up. Both fighters left it all in the ring, but after the final bell, the judges were sure that Yorgov`s hand is to be raised.
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The fourth bout at SENSHI 5 did not disappoint because the Kyokushin powerhouses Japan and Russia were squared up!
The SENSHI CUP winner from 2019 Ishakhnelli remained his undefeated status at SENSHI. He edged a decision over Masaki Fuji from Japan in a KWU Full Contact bout under 95 kg.
The muscular Kyokushin fighter had big success with his boxing combinations when he pushed his opponent to the ropes. The best shot landed for Fujita came after counter attacks with the far right hand. The Japanese took a lot of damage, but he stood on his feet and even kept his guard low. The fight was overall very attractive and a real crowd-pleaser.
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A long-anticipated rematch between Armenia’s Artur Arushanyan and Kazakhstan’s Alisher Karmenov marked SENSHI 5.
The event that took place at Varna’s Palace of Culture and Sports squared off two old foes who met for the first time back in 2019 at SENSHI Cup in Kamchiya.
The clash was conducted under the KWU SENSHI rules in the -65 kg category, with senpai Nikolay Atanasov being the special referee.
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