The KOK WGP 2012 Lightweight tournament took place today in Chisinau, Moldova, featuring a one night, eight man tournament at 71kg as well as a fight between two of LiverKick\’s top 10 at light heavyweight.
The quarter finals started off with Dongu Kim, Mateusz Kopiec, Cristian Dorel and Eyevan Danenberg all winning by decision, setting the semi finals up for Dongu Kim vs. Mateusz Kopiec and Cristian Dorel vs. Eyevan Danenberg. Kopiev defeated Kim by decision and Dorel scored the lone KO win of the tournament, with a knee to the body of Danenberg in the second round. In the final, Cristian Dorel won a decision over Mateusz Kopiec, winning the tournament for the second year in a row.
Two LiverKick Top 10 light heavyweights faced off as Constantin Tutu met Sem Braan. It was a very close fight that probably could\’ve gone to an extra round but Tutu was given the decision victory. It was rather disappointing though for Tutu, as his cardio was not very good and he was noticeably tired, especially in the third round. In order to really establish himself, Tutu will need to start fighting outside of these KOK events in Moldova and improve his cardio dramatically.
Reserve: Dominykas Bukantas def. Azizbek Yuldashev by decision
Quarter Final: Dongsu Kim def. Vitali Matei by decision in an extra round.
Quarter Final: Mateusz Kopiec def. Ruslan Kushnirenko by decision in an extra round.
Quarter Final: Cristian Dorel def. Yoichi Yamazaki by decision.
Quarter Final: Eyevan Danenberg def. Bogdan Stanciu by decision.
63kg: Maxim Railean def. Botirjon Tursunov by KO in Round 3.
Semi Final: Mateusz Kopiec def. Dongsu Kim by decision
Semi Final: Cristian Dorel def. Eyevan Danenberg by KO (Knee to Body) in Round 2.
83kg: Constantin Tutu def. Sem Braan by decision.
HW: Tomasz Szczepkowsk def. Dmitry Bezus by decision
Final: Cristian Dorel def. Mateusz Kopiev by decision