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SENSHI 20: Clash between titans raised the tension in Bulgaria

The anniversary edition of SENSHI 20 was truly spectacular, with seven knockouts

Memorable fights, a lot of sweat, electrifying techniques, and several heavy knockouts brought the combat sports fans to their feet at the 20th-anniversary edition of the SENSHI International Fight Gala, which took place on February 24 in Varna, Bulgaria. Professional fighters from 15 countries showed remarkable skills, unrivaled drive, and motivation to win in one of the most exciting editions of the circuit to date. The audience in the Congress Hall of the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna and spectators worldwide witnessed 13 brilliant fights under the rules of KWU FULL CONTACT, KWU SENSHI, and KWU OPEN.

The event’s fight card was filled with matches that rocked the martial arts world. From seasoned veterans to rising stars, each fought for glory in the ring. Notable fights of the evening included high-action battles – Jivko Stoimenov’s quick win over Drame Cherif and compelling clashes with unexpected twists – Milos Cvjeticanin vs. Enrico Pellegrino that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Check out the results of the fights at the SENSHI 20 Fight Gala:

Fight #1

Ognyan Mirchev, Bulgaria vs. Uros Neskovic, Serbia 

Cat. -70 kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Ognyan Mirchev won via decision.

Fight #2

Konstantin Stoykov, Bulgaria vs. Carlos Garcia, Spain 

Cat. -70 kg KWU FULL CONTACT

Konstantin Stoykov won via decision.

Fight #3

Niall McGreevy, Ireland vs. Marc Dass Rey, Spain

Cat. -70 kg KWU SENSHI

Marc Dass Rey was the winner via decision.

Fight #4

Atanas Bozhilov, Bulgaria vs. James Lemarié, France

Cat. -75 kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Atanas Bozhilov won 18th SENSHI victory via decision.

Fight #5

Gregoire Gottardi, France vs. Manuel Pereira, Spain 

Cat. -70 kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Gregoire Gottardi won via decision.

Fight #6

Dragomir Petrov, Bulgaria vs. Marian Lapusneanu, Romania

Cat. -70 kg KWU FULL CONTACT

Marian Lapusneanu won by knock-out in round 2.

Fight #7

Nikola Todorovic, Serbia – Edon Agushi, Kosovo 

Cat. -80 kg KWU FULL CONTACT

Nikola Todorovic won by knock-out in round 3.

Fight #8

Jivko Stoimenov, Bulgaria vs. Drame Cherif, Benin 

Cat. -85 kg KWU OPEN

Jivko Stoimenov won via knock-out in round 1.

Fight #9

Nikola Stosic, Serbia vs. Loic Njeya, Cameroon

Cat. -85 kg KWU FULL CONTACT

Loic Njeya won via TKO after an extra round.

Fight #10

Oly Yves Roland, Côte d’Ivoire vs. Jacub Klauda, Czech Republic 

Cat. -95 kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Jacub Klauda won by TKO in round 3.

Fight #11

Milos Cvjeticanin, Serbia vs. Enrico Pellegrino, Italy

Cat. -95 kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Milos Cvjeticanin won by knock-out in round 2.

Fight #12

Asdren Gashi, Belguim vs. Kadir Yildirim, Türkiye 

Cat. 95+ kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Asdren Gashi won by knock-out in the last round.

Fight #13

Ahmed Krnjic, Bosna and Herzegovina vs. Florin Ivanoe, Romania 

Cat. 95+ kg KWU FULL CONTACT 

Ahmed Krnjic won by judges’ decision

 

Traditionally, the last minutes of SENSHI were dedicated to awarding the organizers’ special prizes. The award for “Best Technique” at the SENSHI 20 gala evening was given to Ahmed Krnjic.

The SENSHI 20 “Knockout of the Night” award deservedly went to Asdren Gashi, while the special prize “Fight Spirit” was presented to Nikola Stosic.

Expect even more action and phenomenal fights at the next SENSHI 21 Gala Night on April 20 at the Palace of Culture and Sports in Varna, Bulgaria!

Follow SENSHI‘s social media accounts on Facebook и and Instagram for more information on upcoming events in 2024 and the fighters who will take to the prestigious ring of the international circuit.

SENSHI 20 is organized in cooperation with the 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 Triller, Gol.bg, Topsport.bg, кwunion.com, the information portal Kyokushin Karate News, Fighto.News and Novinata.bg.

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