Category Archives: Croatian MMA News

FFC 27 – Night of champions: MMA fight card finally revealed!

FFC 27 – Night of champions: MMA fight card finally revealed! FFC 27 – Night of champions: MMA fight card finally revealed! Final Fight Championship decided to wrap up 2016 with its biggest event so far on December 17! FFC 27 – Night of Champions will be held in Croatia’s capital at Zagreb Arena that already hosted Cro Cop Final Fight, K-1 WGP, Glory and UFC Fight Night.  FFC 27 will be the night of champions and almost every match will be a title fight. In the meanwhile, three FFC champs vacated their spots which means that there will also be some unexpected bouts. Marcin Prachnio (MMA,-93kg), Ahmed Vila (MMA, -70kg) and Laszlo Senyei (MMA, -77kg) decided to change their weight classes and FFC 27 will thus crown their successors. There is no need to emphasize that the fight card will be more than spectacular...

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FFC signs with Robin Van Roosmalen for his MMA debut

 FFC signs with Robin Van Roosmalen for his MMA debut FFC PRESS RELEASE Sensational news: Robin Van Roosmalen signs with FFC for his MMA debut! Final Fight Championship, one of Europe’s best fighting sports promotions, is seriously getting ready to kick off the new season that is to be spectacular, according to its leaders. Moreover, the latest FFC addition is Robin Van Roosmalen, Glory’s lightweight champion and one of the best kickboxers in the world! FFC President Orsat Zovko already announced that this year his plan is to combine events in Europe and in the USA. This is why this prestigious fighting sports promotion needed more big names in its roster order to be competitive with other world’s elite promotion. Only two days after New Year’s Eve, Zovko travelled to Amsterdam in order to ink a deal with Hesdy Gerges, experienced Dutch kickboxer with Egyptian...

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FFC 21 Official Results

FFC 21 Official Results FFC 21 Rijeka, November 27 Spectacular FFC 21 event took place this weekend in Rijeka, Croatia, with three title fights: two in the MMA part of the event and one in the kickboxing part of the event. Slovenian kickboxer Samo Petje managed to defend his title against dangerous Tigran Movsisyan after three rounds via unanimous decision. When it comes to MMA, the inaugural light heavyweight belt goes to the The Netherlands with Marcin Prachnio who defeated Tomo Spahovi?, while Dion Staring defended his title to Germany’s Andreas Kraniotakes via unanimous decision again. Check out the official results! FFC 21 Rijeka, November 27 MMA 1. Dion Staring (NED)  def. Andreas Kraniotakes (GRE) HW –Title match, Decision (Unanimous) 2. Marcin Prachnio (NED) def. Tomislav Spahovi? (BiH) – LHW – Title match, TKO (punch), R1 (3:22) 3. Slobodan Maksimovi? (SUI) def. Lemmy Kruši? (SLO) –...

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Andreas Kraniotakes: ’Don’t blink, I take every fight very seriously!’

Andreas Kraniotakes: ’Don’t blink, I take every fight very seriously!’ Andreas Kraniotakes: ’Don’t blink, I take every fight very seriously!’ Final Fight Championship 21 is to take place November 27 in Rijeka while its MMA part will be headlined by Andreas Kraniotakes and Dion Staring in a heavyweight title match. This month in Rijeka Andreas “Big Daddy” Kraniotakes will try to take the belt in the heavyweight division from Dion Staring. This experienced fighter has the score of 18 wins, 10 losses and one draw, while this will be his first match in the FFC. During his MMA career that started in 2015, he fought some well-known fighters, but his journey into the fighting sports world began when he was 14. His first choice was judo and he very soon realized that was the best possible choice for him when it comes to sports. “I started with...

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Mladen Brestovac after controversial defeat in France: ’I want a rematch in the FFC!’

Mladen Brestovac after controversial defeat in France: ’I want a rematch in the FFC!’ Mladen Brestovac after controversial defeat in France: ’I want a rematch in the FFC!’   After winning the heavyweight belt at Nuit des Champions a year ago, Mladen Brestovac lost the title this weekend in Marseilles. According to the Croatian fighter, the decision was controversial and he is disappointed with the outcome in France demanding a rematch which would clarify all the doubts.   Brestovac is shocked by the decision and he believes he did more than enough to keep the belt. He also claims the referee brought some controversial decisions in the ring that helped the French fighter to make it to the end.   Can you describe the match and can you tell us, in your opinion, what were the most controversial referee’s decisions?   “I kicked off mostly...

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FFC 21 Rijeka: Three title bouts, best fight card so far!

FFC 21 Rijeka: Three title bouts, best fight card so far! FFC 21 Rijeka: Three title bouts, best fight card so far!   After an excellent event in Zagreb, the FFC leaders announced the last event this year was going to take place November 27 in Rijeka, Croatia.   This Monday Final Fight Championship revealed the full FFC 21 fight card. Just a glance at the names clearly states that it will be one the most interesting FFC events so far. Three title matches and loads of bouts between best fighters guarantee an unforgettable evening.   MMA program will be headlined by the FFC heavyweight champion Dion Staring. He will oppose well- known German/Greek fighter Andreas “Big Daddy” Kraniotakes. It will be his first title defense after he outclassed Ricco Rodriguez a year ago.   Spahovi? and Prachnio in the fight for the first -93kg...

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After two years FFC is coming back to Croatia’s capital!

After two years FFC is coming back to Croatia’s capital! FFC 20 ZAGREB PRESS RELEASE After two years FFC is coming back to Croatia’s capital! For the first time after FFC 8 in 2013, Final Fight Championship is finally coming back to the Croatian capital of Zagreb. FFC 20 will be held on Friday, October 23 at Dražen Petrovi? Hall, popularly known as Cibona.   For this special occasion FFC compiled an excellent fight card headlined by the UFC veteran Igor Pokrajac in the MMA part of the event and Bosnian striker Dževad “BH Machine” Poturak when it comes to kickboxing. After leaving the UFC, Pokrajac is back on the winning track and he will enter the ring in Zagreb after two consecutive wins via stoppage. The name of his opponent is yet to be announced, but it will definitely be a special evening for...

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FFC starts to educate MMA judges and referees under the authority of Grant Waterman

FFC starts to educate MMA judges and referees under the authority of Grant Waterman In the past three years Final Fight Championship organized 22 professional fighting sports events and established itself as one of the Europe’s leading fighting sports promotions. In doing so, the big stress has always been on fair and independent judging which is under the authority of the Croatian Kickboxing Federation (kickboxing part of the event) as well as Croatian MMA Federation (MMA part of the event). Fair and independent judging at FFC events was recognized thought out the world and it is one of the reasons professional fighters gladly fight at Final Fight Championship events. FFC already started to conquer the European market while the expansion to the US continent is set for 2016. Therefore the promotion will also have to make additional steps in all segments, as well as when...

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Fight Channel VIP party held in Hollywood on the occasion of Fight Channel’s break into the US market!

Fight Channel VIP party held in Hollywood on the occasion of Fight Channel’s break into the US market! Fight Channel VIP party held in Hollywood on the occasion of Fight Channel’s break into the US market! This Wednesday in the famous Hollywood W Hotel, a grand VIP red carpet party was held on the occasion of the signing of the agreement between the Croatian Fight Channel Group and American production company Hoplite Entertainment. All for the purpose of spreading the Croatian brand on the American market! The hosts of this gala party were Fight Channel owner and FFC President, Mr. Orsat Zovko and Mr. Jon Smith, Hoplite Entertainment CEO and a new strategic partner of the Fight Channel Group. Hoplite Entertainment Company will provide full support in the sense of production when it comes to the FFC events that are to take place next year in the...

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Fight Channel World and FFC break into the US market as of 2016!

Fight Channel World and FFC break into the US market as of 2016!  Fight Channel World and FFC break into the US market as of 2016!  It is our great pleasure to inform you that Croatian brands Fight Channel World and Final Fight Championship (FFC), as a part of Fight Channel Group, made a strategic partnership deal with the American production company Hoplite Entertainment from Los Angeles with the aim of entering the US market. As Fight Channel owner and FFC President Orsat Zovko announced earlier, Fight Channel and FFC continue to spread on new markets outside of Europe. It is only natural since this satellite and cable fighting sports program made a huge success in the region in the past four years and became present on all big TV platforms. At the end of 2014, the international version of Fight Channel was also launched...

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