FFC 19 Sofia: Spahovi? injured, former Bellator fighter Atanaz Djambatov steps up!

FFC 19 Sofia: Spahovi? injured, former Bellator fighter Atanaz Djambatov steps up!


FFC 19 SOFIA – Spahovi? injured, former Bellator fighter Atanaz Djambatov steps up!


There have been some significant changes in the FFC 19 Sofia fight card since one of the fighters of the co-main event sustained an injury during his preps.


Due to serious issues with his knee, Tomislav Spahovi? had to cancel the match against Germany’s Nicolai Salchow for the second time already. Salchow was unable to fight Spahovi? at FFC 7 in Sarajevo, while this time „The BH Beast“ sustained a knee injury. However, the organizers managed to find an adequate replacement and the undefeated Salchow is now to fight Bulgaria’s Atanas Djambazov who readily stepped up.

The Bulgarian fighter has a professional score of 20 wins and 4 losses. He also fought twice in Bellator, but without significant success. He was defeated by Emanuel Newton and Egidijus Valavicius. He suffered his last loss in February 2014 after which he returned to the winning streak with two victories in smaller promotions. On the other hand, Salchow fought at FFC 15 in Pore? where he defeated the undefeated Matej Batibi? via KO in the first round. His current score is 5-0.


Moreover, there has been one more change in the MMA fight card. Serbian fighter Dušan Džaki? was to fight Bulgaria’s Pavel Georgiev who had to cancel due to the fist fracture. Džaki? in now to fight Romania’s Aurel Pirtea who already fought at FFC in Vienna and lost to Kristijan Perak. Pirtea then fought in the middleweight division but now he dropped to welterweight. He recently returned to the winning streak after four consecutive losses and currently has a 4-4 score. Džaki? last fought in Ljubljana at FFC 18 where he lost to Ivan „The Braveheart“ Gluhak.

The event in Sofia will be headlined by Vladislav Kanchev and Josip Artukovi? in the MMA part of the evening while Dževad Poturak and Mladen Kujundži? will fight in the main event of the kickboxing  section.


FFC 19 – Sofia (Bulgaria)
29.5. 2015


Vladislav Kanchev (BUL) vs. Josip Artukovi? (BiH), -77kg
Atanas Djambazov (BUL) vs. Nicolai Salchow (GER), -95kg
Marcin Prachnio (POL) vs. Martin Batur (CRO), -93kg
Dušan Džaki? (SER) vs. Aurel Pirtea (ROM), -77kg
Daniel Iliev (BUL) vs. Adam Polgar (HUN), -84kg
Darko Stoši? (SER) vs. Ivan Vitasovi? (CRO), HW
Geven Hubert (NED) vs. Vladislav Genov (BUL), -70kg


Dževad Poturak (BiH) vs. Mladen Kujundži? (CRO), HW
Tomislav ?ikoti? (CRO) vs. Theodosiadis Panagiotis (GRE), HW
Teo Mikeli? (CRO) vs. Tigran Movsisyan (CZE), -70kg
Antonio Plazibat (CRO) vs TBA, -93kg
Meletis Kakaoubavas (GRE) vs. TBA,  -77kg
Ivan Zidar (CRO) vs. Nikola Cimeša (SER), -67kg
Jovan Kalu?erovi? (SER) vs. Dorin Robert (ROM), -95kg


Zagreb, May 18, 2015

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