Schmid, Ristea, Constantin and Krupadziorow Advance to the Final 16

Patrick Schmid, Cristian Ristea, Robert Constantin and Lukasz Krupadziorow are the first fighters qualified for the Superkombat Final 16 event, to be held in the autumn. The Grand Prix Tournament continues with another 4 Heavyweight Elimination fights scheduled for Madrid, Spain, on May 6th at Palacio Vistalegre.
 
Starting this season, Superkombat will relaunch the heavyweight division system. The season schedule will feature 4 World Grand Prix events and the fighters qualified will fight in the Final 16. The result will be that only 8 heavyweights from all around the world will face each other in the one night tournament in November.
 
The first World Grand Prix event of the year took place at the Romexpo Dome in Bucharest Romania and received the best tv production in the history of Superkombat to date. “This will be our new standard and we want to say thanks again to our partner Five's International”, said CEO of Superkombat, Eduard Irimia. The event will be broadcast on CBS Sports Network this Friday (April 14th) at 10:00 PM ET.
 
In the main-event of the night, “Big Polski” Lukasz Krupadziorow defeated the MMA KO artist, Tony Johnson jr, in the first round by Technical KO due to a cut and now he will face Catalin Morosanu in Madrid, on May 6th. “You were lucky and you didn't prove anything in this fight, we will see in Madrid how tough you are”, said Morosanu immediately after the fight. Cristian Ristea vs Dawid Zoltaszek was declared fight of the night by Eduard Irimia. After three amazing rounds, the fight ended in a draw. Under K1 rules a fourth round was needed to determine the winner. Ristea was declared the winner and he will advance to the Final 16. One day after the event, because of his bravery, Zoltaszek was awarded with a wild card so he will fight in the next World Grand Prix of the year so he still has a chance for the Final 16.
 
In the New Heroes series, Latfi Amri of Morocco shocked the audience and knocked-out the local favourite Bogdan “The Shepherd” Nastase with a devastating right hook. In another super fight, Eduard Chelariu scored a massive win against Magnus Onyeka by knocking him down three times during the fight. 
 
The full results of the all the fights follows:
 
Super Fight - Light Heavyweight Plus bout (-86 kg)
Dragos Imbrea (Romania) defeated Claudiu Alexe (Romania) by Unanimous Decision
 
 
Super Fight - Heavyweight bout (+96 kg)
Alexandru Radnev (Romania) defeated Valentin Horjea (Romania) by KO in Round 1
 
Super Fight - Super Middleweight bout (-75 kg)
Eduard Chelariu (Romania) defeated Magnus Onyeka (Norway) by Unanimous Decision
 
Super Fight - Light Heavyweight plus bout (-86 kg)
Dumitru Topai (Romania) defeated Marios Blanas (Greece) by Split Decision
 
Super Fight - Light Heavyweight bout (-81 kg)
Lotfi Amri (Morocco) defeated Bogdan Nastase (Romania) by KO in Round 2
 
World Title Eliminator - Light Heavyweight bout (-81 kg)
Daniel Stefanovski (Switzerland) defeated Imanol Rodriguez (Spain) by Unanimous Decision
 
Heavyweight Elimination - Heavyweight bout (+96 kg)
Patrick Schmid (Switzerland) defeated Valentin Bordianu (Romania) by KO in Round 2
 
Heavyweight Elimination - Heavyweight bout (+96 kg)
Cristian Ristea (Romania) defeated Dawid Zoltaszek (Poland) by Decision in Extra Round
 
Heavyweight Elimination - Heavyweight bout (+96 kg)
Robert Constantin (Romania) defeated Kazadi Mwamba (United Kingdom) by Split Decision
 
Heavyweight Elimination - Heavyweight bout (+96 kg)
Lukasz Krupadziorow (Poland) defeated Anthony Johnson (USA) by TKO in Round 1