IFMA European Muaythai Championship: DAY 5
By Michel Lecorre , Saturday October 21, 2017
Here are the results of the fifth day of the IFMA European Muaythai Championship 2017 in Paris, France.
63,5 kg - B Class - Male
ONUR ANTEPLI (Turkey) VS. ULADZISLAU YADZESHKA (Belarus)
A high, rich in acrobatics fight, in which both nak muay seem to climb on the opponent’s shoulders. First the Turk leads, then the Belarusian takes the advantage again. He fights remaining technical, superb elbow strikes in the clinch, then clinch and the Turk is bent, the referee stops the fight. ULADZISLAU YADZESHKA is the IFMA B Class European champion.
71 kg - B Class - Male
DOMEN VIDMAR (Slovenia) VS. MALIK BALIO (France)
Malik immediately touches with high kicks and hooks. He often catches and clinches. The Slovak is puncher but lacks technique, he seems to be lost and we can see his body shiver in the leg seizing. But the French loses the first round. Malik tries to score points, always throws inside low kicks, his opponent’s leg becomes red, he counters too little the middle kicks. But the French loses the second round too… Malik attacks body and soul especially with knees. The Slovak goes forward, he has good elbows, he’s a hard opponent. Honour to MALIK BALIO. Victory for Slovak DOMEN VIDMAR, with just one point more. DOMEN VIDMAR is IFMA B Class European champion.
51 kg - B Class - Male
KARABOSTAN BERKE (Turkey) VS. SOFIANE BOULAND (France)
Sofiane gives no respite to his opponent who fights almost blow for blow, it is an incredible battle, it's the final, and both fighters want to win. Sofiane throws a superb high kick which knock down his opponent and the Turk is counted a first time. Then he responds, pins the French on the ropes, give him an avalanche of fists, and Sofiane is counted too. The two nak muay fight again body and soul. Sofiane BOULAND is remarkable and becomes the IFMA European B Class champion at the end of this fight.
+75 kg - B Class - Male
MATAS MILIUNAS (Germany) VS. SOUFIANE AIT OUCCIME (Belgium)
The German is the most technical, the Belgian is the best puncher, he uses his strength and his weight to make his opponent fall or pin them on the ropes. There’s a draw at round 2. MATIAS takes the advantage again, throws front kicks, clinches, then throws hooks and elbow strikes, he puts pressure on his opponent and has a very good muay. MATAS MILIUNAS is IFMA 2017 European B Class champion.
81 kg - B Class - Male
SERGEY VESELKIN (Russia) VS. KAREN TUMASIAN (Belarus)
The Russian has a more muay boxing style, he throws jumped knee strikes, seizes and puts the Belarusian in a difficult position. VESELKIN throws a roundhouse kick, the Belarusian blocks with his arm. And he will no longer be able to fight because of the pain. Russian VESELKIN SERGEY becomes IFMA 2017 B Class Europe champion after the injury of his opponent.
91 kg - B Class - Male
LUKAS ACHTEROERG (Germany) VS. MEHMET ALI UGURLU (Turkey)
The Turk has a low guard, he is muddled, his arms move like a mill. The German is very fimeu-styles, he is powerful and shows a riche, varied boxing. He knocks out his opponent a first time with a magnificent high kick, then a few seconds later pins him on the ropes and throw at his face a sequence of straights, hooks. MEHMET’s head draws ellipses. The referee intervenes and stops the fight. Victory by KO. LUKAS ACHTEROERG becomes IFMA 2017 B Class Europe champion.
67 kg - B Class - Male
NADYM BEN BAKAR (France) VS. SASO VOCKAPI (Slovenia)
The Slovak attacks but he is too muddled, and he tries to knockout the opponent. But the French knows what to do, he repulses him with front kicks, sees all the openings on his right ans throws several hooks in the neck, his boxing is much more muay-styled than the Slovak’s. NADYM pins his opponent on the ropes, he knows how to fight for a long while, breaks the holds of his opponent who falls, he has no legs left. But the French’s guard is a bit too low! He is a good observer, he dodges keeping his chest away and responds with low kicks. He dominates. The Slovak is destabilized, exhausted, every punch of the French reaches him. Magnificent victory of French NADYM BEN BAKAR, IFMA B Class European champion.
48 kg - Junior - Male
ASLANYAN OVSEP (Russia) VS. VITALI LEMESH (Belarus)
A very uncertain fight regarding the decision, because the two nak muay give it their best shot for the victory. Clinching almost from the beginning to the end. Very nice performance by both fighters. Victory with just one more point for Russian ASLANYAN OVSEP, he becomes the IFMA European champion.
54 kg - Junior - Male
DANIEL ANDRADE (Portugal) VS. AMIT MDAH (Israel)
The Israeli is powerful, he attacks and imposes himself especially with his clinches. The Portuguese throws a lot of reverse elbow strikes, which seems to be his speciality, but he does not score enough points and uses too little his legs. Nevertheless, a good nak muay-to-be. As for AMIT, he is excellent, but not always fair with his non-regulatory kicks. Victory for AMIT MDAH ISR, he becomes the IFMA European champion.
57 kg - Junior - Male
KIBED-YAH GORDON (Israel) VS. KONSTANTINOS SARKIRIS (Greece)
This time, KONSTANTINOS’ force through is not a success, GORDON is a keen observer, he counters with jab when his opponent comes to him for example. But the Greek gets a grip, he shifts and manages to break the distance and to score points. Unfortunately, it will not be enough, he does not fight enough, unlike his opponent. Victory for KIBED-YAH GORDON, he becomes the IFMA European champion.
60 kg - Junior - Male
DANIEL DOROSHENKO (Israel) VS. MIGUEL TEMPORARIO (Portugal)
DANIEL attacks, but this time, it does not work anymore, the Portuguese does a remarkable fight, thanks to his power and acute sense of observation. He knows how to "calm down" the ardours of his opponent by hitting as strong as him or even stronger than him. Then he frames, and without weakening throws middle kicks, uppercuts, elbow strikes. A magnificent victory for MIGUEL TEMPORARIO the new IFMA European champion.
63,5 kg - Junior - Male
MATEJ TRCKA (Czech Republic) VS. LUKAS GRIGAITIS (Lithuania)
The Czech is the most offensive, the most technical, his clinch and direct knee strikes make the difference. Victory of MATEJ TRCKA, he becomes the IFMA European champion.
67 kg - Junior - Male
ILYA BURAU (Belarus) VS. ELAD SUMAN (Israel)
ILYA BURAU (Belarus) VS. ELAD SUMAN (Israel)
Fight not valid for non-observance of weight norms.
57 kg - B Class - Male
AHMET BARIS (Turkey) VS. STANISLAV GAZITOV (Russia)
The Russian troubles his opponent with a superb high kick, BARIS is counted. GAZTINOV frames, saps with powerful middle kicks on the chest, then with a left-right combo. He perturbs. The Turk can no longer counter, he is exhausted. His coach throws in the towel in the third round. Victory of Russian GAZITOV STANISLAV by withdrawal, he becomes the IFMA B Class European champion.
60 kg - B Class - Male
ARTSEM VINNIK (Belarus) VS. SHARIF MAZORIEV (Russia)
Victory of SHARIF MAZORIEV, he becomes the IFMA B Class European champion.
45 kg - Junior - Female
YONA CATRIX (France) VS. JOANA ALVES (Portugal)
The French takes off like a rocket with a superb front kick that throws Joana ALVEZ on the ropes, but the Portuguese gets a hold on herself and imposes herself with a clinch. Round 2, CATRIX is counted three times after direct knee strikes. ALVES has been able to immediately frame her opponent. Clear victory for JOANA ALVES who becomes the IFMA European champion.
51 kg - Junior - Female
OLGA ARTIUKH (Russia) VS. MERVE SAGLAM (Turkey)
The Turk leads the fight, she is the most offensive, especially with middle kicks and clinch. She touches OLGA who does not fight back. Victory for SAGLAM MERVE, she becomes the IFMA European champion.
54 kg - Junior - Female
VARVARA SHESTAKOVA (Russia) VS. VESELA ROGASHKA (Greece)
The Russian leads the first two rounds and wins this fight. Nice rise for Greek VESELA with her foot-fist combo. Victory for SHESTAKOVA VARVARA, she becomes the IFMA European champion 2017.
56kg - Junior - Female
YAPAR KUBRA (Turkey) VS. VICTORIA GOURIBI (France)
Victoria starts in a rage, attacks with fists then with legs in low line, moves backwards, strikes her gloves, comes back to the centre of the ring and attacks again. She wins the first round. But a warning troubles her and then she loses herself and lets her opponent get the upper hand. The French has not been able to take the advantage again, particularly in the clinch. Victory for YAPAR KUBRA.
71 kg - Junior - Male
EDUARD SAIK (Russia) VS. ROIE ULMAN (Israel)
The Russian is more observant, he uses his legs, fists, asphyxiates his opponent with his punches and leads the fight from the beginning to the end of each round. Victory of SAIK EDUARD.
75 kg - Junior - Male
MAHMUD DAULATOV (IFMA Refugee Team) VS. ANDREAS CEHOVSKY (Czech Republic)
The Czech has a fimeu style with elbow strikes, hooks, uppercuts. ANDREAS CEHOVSKY leads the three rounds and wins this fight.
45 kg - A Class - Female
GANNA AVAKOVA (Ukraine) VS. VERA NEGODINA (Russia)
Victory of NEGODINA VERA, she becomes the new IFMA European champion 2017.
56 kg - A Class - Female
PATRICIA AXLING (Sweden) VS. KLIMOVA MARIIA (Russia)
Patricia has not lost anything since her last fight, she moves forward, frames in clinch, places her knees, and from the start she imposes herself. Her reach keeps her opponent away, she decides when to clinch. AXLING’s guard is sealed, no fist seems able to weaken it. AXLING wins the fight and is the new IFMA European champion 2017.
63,5 kg - A Class - Female
LARESSA VAN EMDEN (Finland) VS. SVETLANA VINNIKOVA (Russia)
The Finn moves forward, throws middle kicks, then throws fists but the Russian frames her, encounters, then throws hooks, left-right, then middle kicks. She widens the gap and quickly imposes her boxing. Victory for VINNIKOVA SVETLANA, she becomes the IFMA European champion.
67 kg - A Class - Female
TACYILDIZ BEDIHA (Turkey) VS. ANASTASIA NEPIANIDI (Russia)
Victory of Russian NEPIANIDI ANASTASIA, she becomes the new IFMA European champion 2017.
71 kg - A Class - Female
ANGELA MAMIC (Sweden) VS. OVCHINNIKOVA ALINA (Russia)
The Russian is counted in the first round. Round 2, she is too exhausted to continue the fight. Wonderful victory for Swedish ANGELA MAMIC, she is the new IFMA European champion.
+75 kg - A Class - Female
DZIYANA YEMILYANAVA (Belarus) VS. IRINA LARIONOVA (Russia)
The beginning of the fight is complicated for the Russian who is counted, then she finds again the courage and the strength to come back to the fight and to make the final decision uncertain. A fight in which both fighters give themselves a beautiful lesson of courage. There’s a draw at the end of the fight. The referees confer with each other and decide to give one more point to DZIYANA YEMILYANAVA, she becomes the IFMA European champion 2017.
A new day is coming to an end with excellent fights in lightweight and heavyweight, those of SOFIANE BOULAND, NADYM BEN BAKAR, LUKAS ACHTEROERG and PATRICIA AXLING have been the most remarkable ones.
Tomorrow is the finals, all welcome girls and boys, athletes need your encouragement! And the 100% muay thai show will be worthy of Thailand, you can be sure of it.