K-1 veteran Arnold Oborotov captured the KGP (Kickboxing Grand Prix) Heavyweight Title with a fifth-round stoppage victory against Lukasz “Big Polish” Krupadziorow Saturday in London, England.
Early reports indicate it was a back-and-forth battle. Both guys hit the canvas. The promoter has described the match, which pitted the second and third ranked heavyweight K-1 rules fighters in the U.K., as “easily fight of the year so far.”
Good win for Oborotov, fighting out of the Bloodline Gym in London by way of Lithuania.
Krupadziorow, fighting out of the Storm Gym, is a Superkombat and Enfusion veteran who had been on a big win streak in China recently. He’s scheduled to compete in a big four-man heavyweight tournament in Germany in October for the CWS promotion.
Lopes Bests Scheinson
Final Fight Championship held its latest event Thursday at the “Fight Dome” at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
There was only one kickboxing bout on the multi-discipline fight card. Brazilian Wallace Lopes, who competed in the K-1 World Max GP in 2013, defeated GLORY veteran Alan Scheinson via three-round unanimous decision. Official scores were 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27. The promotion described the bout as “a a close-knit affair”, with the Brazilian the aggressor.
(Source: Final Fight Championship)
Parker Wins Third in a Row
Rising prospect Danny Parker won his bout Friday in Cyprus. The 17-year-old improved his record to 10-5 with a first-round TKO against Giorgi Bibilashvili at the Feel the Fury IV event in Paphos, Cyprus.
Parker has won three consecutive bouts since a couple of losses in the King of Kings promotion last year.