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CHIKARA | SENSHI Australia vs Europe fight card

Spectacular clashes between elite fighting stars – in the full contact fight night of CHIKARA and SENSHI

The spectacular fight night will take place on December 9th in Melbourne, Australia, and will be broadcasted on HERE


Many spectacular clashes, elite fighting stars, and high fighting spirit will offer the special edition of the international gala fight night SENSHI and CHIKARA to the fans of fighting sports and strong emotions in Australia. On December 9th at Dom’s Social Club, Melbourne, Australia’s top fighters and Europe’s best fighters will square off in the heated ring in 10 fierce bouts.

Elite European and World Kyokushin Karate Champions from Poland, Lithuania, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Bulgaria will take part in six spectacular fights under the rules of Full Contact Kyokushin Karate. They will face Australian champions in 3 rounds of 2 minutes each. This is a traditional CHIKARA tournament, with Shihan Judd Reed hosting the event.

During the spectacular special fight event, attendees will also be able to enjoy five titanic clashes under KWU Full Contact rules. Unpredictable fights until the very end will heat up the atmosphere at Dom’s Social Club. Local kickboxing stars will step into the ring in a battle for the SENSHI belts against proven European champions from Estonia, and Bulgaria.

Check out who are the fighters.


Fight #1 cat. -80kg. Samuel Shields (Australia) vs Szymon Olpinski (Poland)

Samuel Shields (Australia) is Australian Middleweight Champion -80, Matsushima Asia Pacific Middleweight Champion -80. Australian Heavyweight Champion 80+
Szymon Olpinski (Poland) – 4 times Polish champion 1st place, IFK World champion 2022, KWU European champion 2021, Ninja Warrior semi-finalist, KWU World Championships 3rd place

Fight #2 cat. -50kg. Leanne Stewart (Australia) vs Hayley-Beth Rowlands (UK)

Leanne Stewart (Australia) – Winner of the VKKA Knockdown championships, Winner of the CHIKARA full contact one-match tournament in 2016.
Hayley-Beth Rowlands (UK) – 2 times KWU European Champion 2018 & 2021, KWF European Champion 2021, Vice World Champion 2019, IFK World Championships 3rd place 2022, British Open Championships 2nd place 2022.

Fight #3 cat. -75kg. Genci Sulaj (Australia) vs Nikolay Zotev (Bulgaria)

Genci Sulaj (Australia) Australian Junior Kyokushin champion. Australian Junior heavyweight champion with kickboxing and boxing wins.
Nikolay Zotev (Bulgaria) – IFK Balkan champion 2019, European championship 3rd place KWF

Fight #4 cat. 90+kg. Zayn Timev (Australia) vs Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria)

Zayn Timev (Australia) – 2022 Shinkyokushin National Tournament (2nd Place), Judd Reid Chikara Full Contact Matches – Event (Winner), Judd Reid Chikara Titles – Male Heavy Weight – 2nd Place, Junior Australian Heavy Weight Champion (multiple/ consecutive), 2018 Australian Representative IKO Friendship Tourn – Japan (Matsui), 2017 Australian Representative IKO NZ Nationals – New Zealand, 2017 Arnold Classic Kyokushin U14 Gold Medalist.
Vasil Dimitrov (Bulgaria) – World Junior Champion Japan 2017, European Junior Champion- 2016, All Japan 2018 juniors 2nd place, KWU European vice Champion- 2021, European Champion – 2018 and 2022, and multiple national champion.

Fight #5 cat. 90+kg. Nathan Phillips (Australia) vs Kevin Cid (Spain)

Nathan Phillips (Australia) – 2021 Judd Reid Ronin 8 Man eliminator Champion
2022 Australian Heavyweight Chikara Champion, 2021 Judd Reid Ronin 8-man eliminator – Winner Open Weight, 2021 Victorian Championships – Heavyweight Winner, 2022 Chikara Full Contact Karate Heavyweight Winner.
Kevin Cid (Spain) – Vice Champion at IFK World Championship 2022, medalist from many prestigious Kyokushin tournaments.

Fight #6 cat. 60+kg. Alessandra de Sa (Australia) vs Aneta Meskauskiene (Lithuania)

Alessandra de Sa (Australia) – Australian Heavyweight Champion 2022, Winner of CHIKARA full contact one match tournament.
Aneta Meskauskiene (Lithuania) – Lithuanian champion ×5 times, European vice champion x 4, European Cup champion x 2, World vice champion, KWU World bronze medalist ×2


Fight #7 cat. -75kg. Stefan Stamatakos (Australia) vs Alexander Yordanov (Bulgaria)

Stefan Stamatakos (Australia) – Muay Thai Style, Amateur with 12 fights – 10 wins.
Alexander Yordanov (Bulgaria) – 7 wins 3 losses in Kickboxing, one the promising fighters in Bulgaria.

Fight #8 cat. -65kg. Das Saton (Australia) vs Rosen Nyagolov (Bulgaria)

Dass Saton (Australia) is Kickboxing Amateur 7 fights with 5 wins
Rosen Nyagolov (Bulgaria) – National champion in Muay Thai, vice national champion in kickboxing, 8 Amateurs fights – 5 win 3 losses.


Fight #9 cat. -65kg. River Daz (Australia) vs Ognyan Mirchev (Bulgaria)

River Daz (Australia) – Professional 35 undefeated fights, Australian champion.
Ognyan Mirchev (Bulgaria) 6 World Cups (2 for men, 4 for juniors), 4 European Cups – (1 for men, 3 for juniors), The only Bulgarian that competed in the World Games 2022 in USA in k1, 2 times Balkan champion, 18 times champion of Bulgaria, Multiple gold medalist of international kickboxing tournaments, Professional record 7-0, 1 KO, 1 appearance at Senshi that ended with a Knockout.

Fight #10 cat. -85kg. Aaron Goodson (Australia) vs Maikel Astur (Estonia)

Aaron Goodson (Australia) – Australian champion, Commonwealth Champion, and World Champion
Maikel Astur (Estonia) – 2019 Wako K-1 World championship Bronze medal, 2018 Wako К-1 European championship silver medal, 2020 Megdan fighting Champion

The spectacular fight night will take place on December 9th in Melbourne, Australia, and will be broadcasted on HERE

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