The FEA organization held its last event of 2018 on Saturday in Chisinau, Moldova. Many of Moldova’s top kickboxers were in action, including KOK champions Stanislav Renita and Constantin Rusu.
Alexandru Burduja of Moldova is the new FEA Light Heavyweight Champion. Burduja defeated Samir Boukhidous of the renowned Hemmers Gym by unanimous decision to advance in the 95 kg four-man tournament. In the final, Burduja defeated Mikhail Tiuterev of Russia, also by unanimous decision.
KOK 65 kg champion Stanislav Renita turned back challenger Dmitrii Sirbu by split decision.
KOK interim 71 kg champion Vitalie Matei was defeated in a non-title bout. Vadim Vaskov of Belarus outpointed Matei by extra round unanimous decision.
Dorel Cristian, the former KOK 71 kg champion who lost the title due to injury, lost his bout at a higher weight to Dmitriy Baranov of Belarus.
Finally, KOK welterweight champion Constantin Rusu defeated Chico Kwasi of Mike’s Gym by unanimous decision. Rusu won the KOK welterweight (77 kg) belt in October at the KOK event in Latvia.
Here are the results. Fighters without the nationality listed represent Moldova.
FEA World Series vol. 27
08 December 2018
Manej Arena, Chisinau, Moldova
FEA vol. 27 Undercard
-65 kg: Marin Vetrila def. Nicolai Lupasco -TKO Round 1
-77 kg: Artur Brinza def. Marius Ursachi (ROU)-Unanimous Decision
-75 kg: Victor Apostol def. Maxim Pleshko (ROU)-Unanimous Decision
-71 kg: Radu Copaceanu def. Valeriu Carabet-KO Round 2
-75 kg: Mina Manoli def. Alexandru Bejenaru-TKO Round 1
-84 kg: Alexey Vershinin (UKR) def. Maxim Zaplitnii-Unanimous Decision
-78 kg: Dmitriy Baranov (BLR) def. Dorel Cristian-Unanimous Decision
-86 kg: Nicolae Caraus def. Janu Da Cruz (Guinea Bissau)-KO Round 1
KOK 65 KG Title Fight: 5 x 3 K-1 Rules
Stanislav Renita def. Dmitrii Sirbu-Split Decision
-95 kg Tournament Semifinal 1: Alexandru Burduja def. Gokhan Gedik (TUR)-Unanimous Decision
-95 kg Tournament Semifinal 2: Mikhail Tiuterev (RUS) def. Samir Boukhidous (MAR)-Unanimous Decision
-48 kg Women’s: Nadejda Cantir def. Suad Salimova (AZE)-Unanimous Decision
-77 kg: Constantin Rusu def. Chico Kwasi (NLD)-Unanimous Decision
-71 kg: Vadim Vaskov (BLR) def. Vitalie Matei-Extra Round Unanimous Decision
-95 kg: Tournament Final: Alexandru Burduja def. Mikhail Tiuterev (RUS)-Unanimous Decision
(Burduja new FEA Light Heavyweight Champion)