SuperKombat returns with the next event in the World Grand Prix series in Giurgiu, Romania on the 12th October.
This event features a four-man tournament to determine another finalist for the SuperKombat WGP. However, the main event on this card is a fight between Bogdan Stoica and Amir Zeyada.
Bogdan Stoica, along with his brother Andrei, has become a star in the Romanian kickboxing scene due to his highlight friendly path of destruction through middling opponents. It’s fair to say that Bogdan Stoica is a good fighter, but it’s hard to get a measure of this until he faces some tough opposition.
Amir Zeyada is being billed as that tough opponent for Bogdan Stoica. SuperKombat is promoting Zeyada as the guy who has twice beaten Tyrone Spong, the current Glory light-heavyweight champion, by stoppage. While this is true, it’s not quite the full story about Zeyada. Zeyada’s record in his last 10 fights is 2-8. Not only that, Zeyada hasn’t fought in nearly two years.
It’s difficult to see how Bogdan Stoica vs Amir Zeyada isn’t yet another squash match for Bogdan Stoica. I’ll still go along for the ride on this though, because Bogdan Stoica is pure fun to watch. Still it would be good to see him face a step in competition sometime soon.
SUPERKOMBAT® World Grand Prix (Giurgiu): Fight Card
1. Superfight 1 – Light Heavyweight Bout
Jacopo Bianconcini (Italy) vs. Ciprian Schiopu (Romania)
2. Tournament Semifinal A – Heavyweight Bout
Thomas Vanneste (Belgium) vs. Dorin Robert (Romania)
3. Tournament Semifinal B – Heavyweight Bout
Abderahmane Coulibaly (France) vs. Ibrahim Aarab (Morocco)
4. Superfight 2 – Heavyweight Bout
Damian Garcia (Spain) vs. James Wilson (United States of America)
5. Superfight 3 – Super Cruiserweight Bout
Redouan Cairo (Suriname) vs. Sebastian Ciobanu (Romania)
6. Superfight 4 – Cruiserweight Bout
Amir Zeyada (Egypt) vs. Bogdan Stoica (Romania)
7. Tournament Final – Heavyweight Bout
Winner Semifinal A vs. Winner Semifinal B