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SENSHI 22: Heavy knockouts, twists, and a marriage proposal in the ring

The new edition of the SENSHI 22 International Combat Gala Night was a real spectacle of surprises. From heavy fights to electrifying emotions, the event offered a diverse range of fights to the audience and all who followed the gala in front of the screens. Five significant finals of the KWU SENSHI World Cup for Amateurs, two defenses of European SENSHI titles, a marriage proposal, and a big “Yes” – the summary of the one-of-a-kind gala evening. It took place on 6 July on the beach in St. St. Constantine and Helena, Varna, Bulgaria.

At the 22nd edition of SENSHI, the fireworks were not just in the sky and were not all about punches and knockouts. The big surprise came after the end of the 13th bout, when Eduard Aleksanyan triumphantly defended his European SENSHI title against Germany’s Jakob Styben. After receiving his belt and trophy, he did something no one expected – he fell to his knees and proposed marriage to his girlfriend, Svetla. With tears in her eyes, she said her cherished “I do” in front of tens of thousands of people worldwide. This unexpected twist added a new dimension to the event, making it a truly unforgettable experience. Details of the exciting event can be found on SENSHI’s social media.

Winners of KWU SENSHI World Cup for Amateurs:

Fight #1

Category: -70 kg Rules: KWU SENSHI

World Champion Victor Xavier /Brazil/

Fight #2

Category: -75 kg Rules: KWU SENSHI

World Champion Angel Bauza /Argentina/

Fight #3

Category: -80 kg Rules: KWU SENSHI

World Champion Mitko Iliev /Bulgaria/

Fight #4

Category: -85 kg Rules: KWU SENSHI

World Champion Ricardo Luckei /Brazil/

Fight #5

Category: -90 kg Rules: KWU SENSHI

World Champion Pablo Molina /Argentina/

 

Here are the results of the professional SENSHI 22 bouts:

Fight #6

Category: -70 kg Rules: KWU OPEN

Delyan Georgiev won the first professional match, knocking out the Spaniard Lucas Tenorio at the beginning of the third round.

Fight #7

Category: -70 kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT

Brazilian fighter Marcio de Jesus prevailed over Romanian Madalin Craciunica by the judges’ decision.

Fight #8

Category: -70 kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT

Dragomir Petrov showed his class and deservedly won his fight with Bartosz Botwina by unanimous decision.

Fight #9

Category: -95 kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT

Jimmy Livinus of the Netherlands knocked out Mbamba Cauwenbergh of Belgium in the first round.

Fight #10

Category: 95+ kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT

Ariel Machado of Brazil defeated Giannis Stoforidis of Greece by knockout in the second round.

Fight #11

Category: 95+ kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT

A win for Rade Opacic of Serbia with a knockout against Daniel Lentie of Cameroon.

Fight #12

Category: -75 kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT – European title defence

Samo Petje of Slovenia defeated Atanas Bozhilov thanks to a medical knockout and became the new winner of the European SENSHI title up to 75 kg.

Fight #13

Category: -90 kg Rules: KWU FULL CONTACT – European title defence

Eduard Aleksanyan defended his European title and triumphed in his hometown with a second-round knockout of Jakob Styben.

 After the heated battles in the SENSHI ring, the organizers’ special awards – “Knockout of the Night,” “Best Technique,” and “Fighting Spirit” were handed out, and this time, there were not three but six in total for the KWU SENSHI World Cup champions for amateurs and professionals.

The “Knockout of the Night” award among the KWU SENSHI Amateur World Cup winners was presented to the Bulgarian champion Mitko Iliev. The special “Fighting Spirit” award deservedly went to Nikita Garas of Kazakhstan. The “Best Technique” award in the amateurs went to Brazilian Ricardo Luckei.

Among the professional fighters on gala night, the prize “Knockout of the Night” was awarded to Eduard Aleksanyan, and the prize for highest “Fighting Spirit” was awarded to Atanas Bozhilov. The “Best Technique” award went to Giannis Stoforidis.

The 22nd edition of SENSHI 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 22 media partners are combat sports portals Boec.BG and Boec.COM, Bulgaria’s national television ON AIR, the sports channel MAX Sport 2, the American online martial arts television TrillerTV, the information media DIR.bg, the YouTube channel KOD Sport, Novinata.bg, Kwunion.com, the information portal Kyokushin Karate News, and Fighto.News.

 

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