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SENSHI 16 offered an incredible combat show on May 13th

The Professional Martial Arts Gala Night SENSHI, one of the biggest martial arts events known for its strong matches that no one wants to miss, was held to great interest on May 13. The elite fighters showed a real fighting spectacle to the audience at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria.

See the complete results of the fights in the 16th edition of the SENSHI International Professional Gala:

Fight #1

Cat. 75 kg, ruleset: KWU SENSHI

Onur Şeker, Turkey vs. Tony Romero, Spain

Fight #2

Cat. 70 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Gregoire Gottardi, France vs. Ivan Naccari, Italy

Fight #3

Cat. 70 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Alex Rodríguez, Spain vs. Dragomir Petrov, Bulgaria

Fight #4

Cat. 75 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Levan Guruli, Georgia vs. Atanas Bozhilov, Bulgaria

Fight #5

Cat. 80 kg, ruleset: KWU Open

Kevin Ruart, France vs. Mitko Iliev, Bulgaria

Fight #6

Cat. 80 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Rodrigo Mineiro, Brazil vs. Nikola Todorovic, Serbia

Fight #7

Cat. 85 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Ali El Ameri, Morocco vs. Boban Ilioski, North Macedonia

Fight #8

Cat. 95 kg, ruleset: KWU Senshi

Lukas Achterberg, Germany vs. Olivier Langlois-Ross, Canada

Fight #9

Cat. +95 kg, KWU Full Contact

Florin Matei, Romania vs. Youness Benmalek, Belgium

Fight #10

Cat. +95 kg, KWU Full Contact

Iaroslav Linnic, Moldova vs. Nikola Filipovic, Serbia

Fight #11

Cat. 80 kg, ruleset: KWU Open

Lamin Gaye, Spain vs. Mariyan Dimitrov, Bulgaria

Fight #12

Cat. 80 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Eddy Ruiz, Spain vs. Mihail Velchovski, Bulgaria

Fight #13

Cat. 85 kg, ruleset: KWU Full Contact

Frangis Goma, France vs. Aleksandar Petrov, Bulgaria

The special award “Knockout of the Night” was won by Mariyan Dimitrov, and with his last-minute debut and strong fight, the award “Highest Fighting Spirit” was grabbed by Mihail Velchovski from Bulgaria. The award for “Best Technique” at SENSHI 16 went to Gregoire Gottardi of France.

Among the special guests at SENSHI were world martial arts greats, including the spectacular K-1 Max champion Albert Kraus and kickboxer with 11 world titles Nathan “Carnage” Corbett. The star-studded group also included Dutch MMA and kickboxer Andy Souwer and European Kyokushin champion Sensei Jan Soukup.


Without a doubt, the 13 fights showed how much skill and strength the SENSHI fighters have. All the spectators were impressed by the fighting and filled the hall with their applause. Stay tuned for news on the next edition of SENSHI coming soon. Rest assured that the coming event will be even more spectacular and exciting.

SENSHI is organized in cooperation with the Professional League of the Kyokushin World Union (KWU International Professional League), as well as with the special support of Armeec Insurance Company, MAX Sport, Bulgaria Air, M Car Group – BMW dealer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Service and St. St. Constantine and Helena Holding.

SENSHI’s media partners are Boec.BG and Boec.COM, the national television Bulgaria ON AIR, the American online martial arts television FITE,,,, the information portal Kyokushin Karate News, Fighto.News and


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