|Industry||Fighting sports promotion|
|Orsat Zovko , Chairman/President|
Richard Erog, CFO
Final Fight Championship (FFC) is an international fighting sports promotion company founded in 2003 by the FFC owner and CEO Orsat Zovko. The company has its headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, as well as a European office in Zagreb. Croatia.
- 1 Events
- 2 History
- 2.1 The Final Fight: Stars War
- 2.2 Cro Cop Final Fight
- 2.3 FFC era
- 2.3.1 FFC 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș
- 2.3.2 FFC 4: Perak vs. Joni
- 2.3.3 FFC 5: Rodriguez vs. Simonjič
- 2.3.4 FFC 6: Jurković vs. Poturak
- 2.3.5 FFC 7: Poturak vs. Munoz
- 2.3.6 FFC 8: Zelg vs. Rodriguez
- 2.3.7 FFC 9: McSweeney vs. Traunmuller
- 2.3.8 FFC 10: Rodriguez vs. Batzelas
- 2.3.9 FFC Futures 1
- 2.3.10 FFC 11: Jurković vs. Kaluđerović
- 2.3.11 FFC 12: Fabjan vs. Daley
- 2.3.12 FFC Futures 2
- 2.3.13 FFC 13: Jurković vs. Tavares
- 2.3.14 FFC Futures 3
- 2.3.15 FFC 14: Račić vs. Krušič
- 2.3.16 FFC Futures 4
- 2.3.17 FFC 15: Jurković vs. Stolzenbach
- 2.3.18 FFC 16: Sakara vs. Browarski
- 2.3.19 FFC 17 Futures Super Finals
- 2.3.20 FFC 18: Pokrajac vs. Taxiarchis
- 2.3.21 FFC 19: Sakara vs. Akil
- 3 Rules
- 4 Weight classes and champions
- 5 References
- 6 External links
|34||Final Fight Championship 30: Ishii vs. Schmiedeberg||21 October 2017||TipsArena Linz||Linz, Austria|
|33||Final Fight Championship 29: Champion vs. Champion||22 April 2017||Tivoli Hall||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|32||Final Fight Championship 28: Greece vs. Rest of the World||11 March 2017||Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena||Athens, Greece|
|31||Final Fight Championship 27: Night of Champions||17 December 2016||Arena Zagreb||Zagreb, Croatia|
|30||Final Fight Championship 26: Linz||23 September 2016||TipsArena Linz||Linz, Austria|
|39||Final Fight Championship 25: Springfield||10 June 2016||MassMutual Center||Springfield, Massachusetts, USA|
|28||Final Fight Championship 24: Daytona Beach||3 June 2016||Ocean Center||Daytona Beach, USA|
|27||Final Fight Championship 23: Austria||18 March 2016||Multiversum Schwechat||Vienna, Austria|
|26||Final Fight Championship 22: Athens||19 February 2016||Faliro Sports Pavilion Arena||Athens, Greece|
|25||Final Fight Championship 21: Rijeka||27 November 2015||Cantar Zamet||Rijeka, Croatia|
|24||Final Fight Championship 20: Zagreb||23 October 2015||Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall||Zagreb, Croatia||3,000|
|23||Final Fight Championship 19: Sakara vs. Akil||18 September 2015||TipsArena Linz||Linz, Austria|
|22||Final Fight Championship 18: Pokrajac vs. Taxiarchis||17 April 2015||Arena Stožice||Ljubljana, Slovenia|
|21||Final Fight Championship 17: Futures Super Finals||20 December 2014||Marino Cvetković Sports Hall||Opatija, Croatia|
|20||Final Fight Championship 16: Sakara vs. Browarski||6 December 2014||Multiversum Schwechat||Vienna, Austria|
|19||Final Fight Championship 15: Jurković vs. Stolzenbach||21 November 2014||Žatika Sport Centre||Poreč, Croatia||3,500|
|18||FFC Futures 4||21 November 2014||Žatika Sport Centre||Poreč, Croatia|
|17||Final Fight Championship 14: Račić vs. Krušič||3 October 2014||Tivoli Hall||Ljubljana, Slovenia||1,000|
|16||FFC Futures 3||27 September 2014||Sutinska Vrela Sports Hall||Zagreb, Croatia||1,000|
|15||Final Fight Championship 13: Jurković vs. Tavares||6 June 2014||Krešimir Ćosić Hall||Zadar, Croatia||1,500|
|14||FFC Futures 2||3 May 2014||Marino Cvetković Sports Hall||Opatija, Croatia||1,500|
|13||Final Fight Championship 12: Daley vs. Fabjan||25 April 2014||Tivoli Hall||Ljubljana, Slovenia||6,000|
|12||Final Fight Championship 11: Jurković vs. Kaluđerović||4 April 2014||Gradski vrt Hall||Osijek, Croatia||4,300|
|11||FFC Futures 1||1 March 2014||Marino Cvetković Sports Hall||Opatija, Croatia||2,000|
|10||Final Fight Championship 10: Rodriguez vs. Batzelas||13 December 2013||Boris Trajkovski Sports Center||Skopje, Macedonia||6,000|
|9||Final Fight Championship 9: McSweeney vs. Traunmuller||15 November 2013||Tivoli Hall||Ljubljana, Slovenia||2,500|
|8||Final Fight Championship 8: Zelg vs. Rodriguez||25 October 2013||Arena Zagreb||Zagreb, Croatia||7,500|
|7||Final Fight Championship 7: Poturak vs. Munoz||13 March 2015||Skenderija||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina||Canceled event.|
|6||Final Fight Championship 6: Jurković vs. Poturak||14 June 2013||Žatika Sport Centre||Poreč, Croatia||4,300|
|5||Final Fight Championship 5: Rodriguez vs. Simonič||24 May 2013||Gradski vrt Hall||Osijek, Croatia||4,000|
|4||Final Fight Championship 4: Perak vs. Joni||10 May 2013||Krešimir Ćosić Hall||Zadar, Croatia||4,700|
|3||Final Fight Championship 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș||19 April 2013||Arena Gripe||Split, Croatia||1,000|
|2||Cro Cop Final Fight||10 March 2012||Arena Zagreb||Zagreb, Croatia||10,500|
|1||Final Fight: Stars war||31 October 2003||Dom Sportova||Zagreb, Croatia||10,000|
The Final Fight: Stars War
The event featured seven kickboxing matches, two of which were WKA title bouts. The fight card included international fighters like Mike Bernardo, Sergei Gur, Phillip Trapani and Vitali Akhramenko, as well as local fighters who were given a chance to prove themselves on their own turf, namely Ivica Perković, Ante Bilić and Josip Bodrožić. A German fighter of Croatian descent, Stefan Leko won his fight and in the final bout of the evening South African K-1 Mike Bernardo defeated Sergei Gur of Belarus via TKO in the second round.
|Heavyweight||Mike Bernardo||def.||Sergei Gur||TKO||3|
|Heavyweight||Stefan Leko||def.||Sebastiaan Van de Muysenberg||KO||2|
|Heavyweight||Alexey Ignashov||def.||Josip Bodrožić||Decision (Unanimous)||5||3:00|
|Lightweight||Ante Bilić||def.||Jose Reis||Decision (Unanimous)||5||3:00|
|Heavyweight||Vitali Akhramenko||def.||Dewey Cooper||Decision (Unanimous)||5||3:00|
|Light heavyweight||Ivica Perković||def.||Marc de Wit||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Mirco Cappellato||def.||Phillip Trapani||TKO (injury)||1|
Cro Cop Final Fight
Final Fight had a nine-year break before organizing its second event titled Cro Cop Final Fight.
The event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mirko Cro Cop and eight-time K-1 WGP finalist Ray Sefo. The bout also marked Mirko Cro Cop's return to kickboxing after nine years spent in mixed martial arts. Moreover, it was also first Cro Cop's major fight in front of his hometown audience.
In addition to Mirko Cro Cop and Sefo, the event, attended by a crowd of approximately 11,000 people, included the likes of former It's Showtime champion Daniel Ghiță, SUPERKOMBAT WGP winner Sergei Lascenko and former It's Showtime champion Sahak Parparyan. Up and coming local fighters also got a chance to make a name for themselves, such as Mladen Brestovac, Toni Milanović and Agron Preteni.
|KB +95kg||Mirko Cro Cop||def.||Ray Sefo||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Daniel Ghiță||def.||Sergei Lascenko||TKO (head kick)||3||0:49|
|KB -95kg||Igor Jurković||def.||Freddy Kemayo||Decision (majority)||Ex.r||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Mourad Bouzidi||TKO (injury)||1||0:30|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Kujundžić||def.||Marin Došen||Decision (unanimous)||Ex.r||3:00|
|KB −95kg||Agron Preteni||def.||Pacome Assi||Decision (majority)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Michael Duut||def.||Stefan Jelić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB −86kg||Sahak Parparyan||def.||Toni Milanović||Decision (unanonimous)||3||3:00|
|KB −81kg||Miran Fabjan||def.||Ivan Posavec||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
In March 2013, Fight Channel announced a series of events under the Final Fight brand, with the addition of the word "Championship" (C) in the promotion's name, revealing its intention to organize title bouts in the future. Also revealed was its new updated logo. FFC President Orsat Zovko announced that the promotion would hold at least 10 events in 2013, which would feature kickboxing and MMA bouts in equal measure. Each event was to have ten fights, four on the preliminary fight card and six on the main card. This was a novelty considering that the first two Final Fight events featured only kickboxing matches. The events were to be broadcast live on Fight Channel in Croatia, but also on many other international cable platforms. Zovko relied on the success of K-1 WGP Final event in Zagreb, Croatia, also produced and co-organized by Fight Channel in 2003 and ultimately won by Mirko Cro Cop. It was first K-1 WGP Final ever held outside Japan.
FFC 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș
FFC 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on 19 April 2013 at Gripe in Split, Croatia
Local fighter Agron Preteni who defeated favourite Romanian Andrei Stoica at the K-1 WGP Final several weeks earlier was also to fight at the event but he was forced to withdraw citing an injury. The promotion was unable to find a last-minute replacement for Preteni, which is why FFC 3 featured nine instead of the scheduled 10 fights.
In the first preliminary MMA bout of the evening, Ivan Gluhak defeated Dejan Milošević via stoppage at the end of the second round. Gluhak vs. Milošević was the first MMA bout in Final Fight Championship's history.
FFC 3 was broadcast live in more than fifty countries, including national TV stations in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croatian national TV network Nova TV later reported that FFC 3 had a 32% share in TV ratings, making the event the most watched show of that week.
|KB +95kg||Igor Jurković||def.||Raul Cătinaș||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Pavel Zhuravlev||def.||Luca Panto||TKO||1||1:28|
|MMA +93kg||Ante Delija||def.||Michail Lamprakis||TKO||1||1:27|
|MMA −93kg||Tomislav Spahović||def.||Christian Golčić||KO||1||0:40|
|KB −81kg||Zlatko Bajić||def.||Petros Vardakas||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Kujundžić||def.||Rok Štrucl||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA −93kg||Matej Batinić||def.||Teo Radnić||Submission (RNC)||1||1:47|
|KB −88kg||Toni Milanović||def.||Ibrahim El Bouni||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:0|
|MMA, −77kg||Ivan Gluhak||def.||Dejan Milošević||Submission (retirement)||3||0:00|
FFC 4: Perak vs. Joni
The event was headlined by a heavyweight MMA bout between Maro Perak and Tibor Joni.
Only three weeks after its first event under the new name, Final Fight Championship held its first event in Zadar, Croatia. The event took place in Višnjik arena with the capacity of 9,500 seats. According to the media estimates, FFC 4 was attended by a 4,500-strong crowd, a significantly better result compared to the previous FFC 3 in Split. FFC 4 was the first event in the promotion's history with an MMA bout in the main event.
After numerous cancellations and injuries, Maro Perak. Perak called out Denis Stojnić, a former UFC fighter, but Stojnić refused the offer. Stojnić told the media that his goal was to make it back to the UFC and for that he needed a win over a big name like Mirko Cro Cop, Mustapha Al Turk, Andrei Arlovski or Jeff Monsont.
In the co-main event, Croatian kickboxing heavyweight Mladen Brestovac defeated Sergei Lascenko via decision after three rounds. Both fighters had previously participated in the K-1 WGP Final in Zagreb where Brestovac defeated Spain's Frank Munoz, while Lascenko lost to Dževad Poturak.
|MMA +95kg||Maro Perak||def.||Tibor Joni||TKO||1||1:28|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Sergei Lascenko||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA +95kg||Maciej Browarski||def.||Jason Jones||KO||2||4:30|
|MMA −70kg||Ivica Trušček||def.||Vaso Bakočević||TKO||2||1:28|
|KB −85kg||Jason Wilnis||def.||Zoran Majkić||KO||1||2:59|
|KB −81kg||Emil Zoraj||def.||Zlatko Bajić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA −70kg||Antun Račić||def.||Bojan Kosednar||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA −84kg||Antonio Mijatović||def.||Marko Lukačić||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00||[a]|
|MMA Catchweight (−81kg)||Luka Jelčić||def.||David Vasić||Submission (RNC)||1||1:18|
|KB +95kg||Igor Mihaljević||def.||Ante Verunica||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
- Overtuned by Croatian MMA Association to a draw
FFC 5: Rodriguez vs. Simonjič
In the co-main event, Ukraine's kickboxer Pavel Zhuravlev KO'ed Holland's Vinchenzo Renfurm, making his second consecutive win in the FFC. Croatia's MMA Ante Delija and Ante Račić also achieved wins, while Bosnian Igor Emkić defeated Ivan Stanić fighting out of Croatia.
Only two bouts went the distance.
At the post-fight presser, Ricco Rodriguez called out former UFC fighter Denis Stojnić. Stojnić later refused that proposition claiming that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva wanted him to fight Mirko Cro Cop, Mustapha Al Turk, Andrei Arlovski or Jeff Monson.
|MMA +93kg||Ricco Rodriguez||def.||Tomaž Simonjič||Submission (armbar)||1||3:49|
|KB +95kg||Pavel Zhuravlev||def.||Vinchenzo Renfurm||KO||2||2:44|
|MMA +95kg||Ante Delija||def.||Gzim Selmani||TKO||1||3:09|
|MMA −66kg||Antun Račić||def.||Artak Nazaryan||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|KB +95kg||Igor Mihaljević||def.||Uroš Veličević||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA −77kg||Laszlo Senyei||def.||Ivan Gluhak||Submission (armbar)||3||2:40|
|KB −86kg||Igor Emkić||def.||Ivan Stanić||KO||3||1:25|
|KB +95kg||Stefan Anđelković||vs.||Nino Vladušić||No Contest (injury)||1||0:00|
|MMA −93kg||Matej Batinić||def.||Attila Petrovszki||Submission (RNC)||1||3:25|
|MMA +95kg||Saša Milinković||def.||Michail Lamprakis||Submission (armbar)||1||3:18|
FFC 6: Jurković vs. Poturak
At the post-fight presser, FFC President Orsat Zovko announced the upcoming fall events in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Pula (Croatia), Zagreb (Croatia), Skopje (Macedonia) and Ljubljana (Slovenia).
|KB +95kg||Igor Jurković||def.||Dževad Poturak||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Hesdy Gerges||def.||Pavel Zhuravlev||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA −77kg||Laszlo Senyei||def.||Ivica Trušček||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA +93kg||Dorijan Ilić||def.||Emil Poljak||KO||1||2:10|
|KB −81kg||Miran Fabjan||def.||Ivan Bilić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB −85kg||Ibrahim El Bouni||def.||Igor Emkić||KO||1||0:29|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Kujundžić||def.||Nikola Dimkovski||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA +93kg||Stefan Traunmuller||def.||Ivan Vitasović||Submission (RNC)||1||0:00|
|MMA −70kg||Teo Mikelić||def.||Samo Petje||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA −70kg||Matija Blažičević||def.||Phillip Šarić||Submission (armbar)||2||2:31|
FFC 7: Poturak vs. Munoz
FFC 7 was originally scheduled for 4 September 2013 but it was cancelled due to Poturak's injury and other technical issues. However, FFC wanted to produce an event in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the opportunity appeared two years later.
Hungary's MMA prospect Laszlo Senyei finished Dawid Defort via GNP in the third round, while heavyweight kickboxers Tomislav Čikotić and Elmir Mehić were awarded the title of 'Fight of the night'.
|FFC 7 MMA|
|Light Heavyweight||Tomislav Spahović||def.||Kamen Georgiev||Unanimous decision||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Laszlo Senyei||def.||Dawid Defort||KO (GNP)||3||4:34|
|Featherweight||Adam Borics||def.||Marko Burušić||Unanimous decision||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Vladimir Prodanović||def.||Ivan Skoko||KO (GNP)||1||1:55|
|Heavyweight||Darko Stošić||def.||Dyonisios Papadopoulos||KO (GNP)||1||0:59|
|Lightweight||Vladislav Genov||def.||Gergo Munczeberg||Submission (armbar)||1||2:16|
|FFC 7 Kickboxing|
|Heavyweight||Dževad Poturak||def.||Frank Munoz||Unanimous decision||3||3:00|
|Heavyweight||Tomislav Čikotić||def.||Elmir Mehić||Unanimous decision||4||3:00|
|Middleweight||Igor Emkić||def.||Nikita Chub||Unanimous decision||4||3:00|
|Middleweight||Denis Marjanović||def.||Boban Krušić||KO||2|
|Light Heavyweight||Antonio Plazibat||def.||Bojan Džepina||TKO||2||1:43|
|Light Heavyweight||Strahinja Denić||def.||Dženan Poturak||TKO (injury)||1||3:00|
FFC 8: Zelg vs. Rodriguez
|MMA -95kg||Ricco Rodriguez||def.||Zelg Galešić||Submission (armbar)||1||3:50|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Ali Cenik||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB +95kg||Tomáš Hron||def.||Jahfarr Wilnis||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -80kg||Stevan Živković||def.||Miran Fabjan||Decision (split)||3||3:00|
|MMA −66kg||Francisco Albano Barrio||def.||Darko Banović||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA −77kg||Primož Vrbinc||def.||Dušan Džakić||KO||1||1:19|
|FFC Challenger 08|
|MMA +95kg||Dion Staring||def.||Ante Delija||Submission (kimura)||2||2:42|
|MMA -70kg||Ivica Trušček||def.||Gojko Vuković||TKO||1||2:13|
|KB +95kg||Mladen Kujundžić||def.||Senid Imamović||KO||1||1:19|
|MMA −77kg||Laszlo Senyei||def.||Luka Jelčić||TKO||3||0:30|
|MMA −77kg||Matej Truhan||def.||Josif Al Said||KO||1||3:50|
FFC 9: McSweeney vs. Traunmuller
In November 2013, FFC held its first event outside of Croatia. FFC 9 was also the first event in the FFC's history that featured two events in one night with kickboxing and MMA sections held separately.
The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between James McSweeney and Stefan Traunmuller. At FFC 9 James McSweeney made his FFC debut and defeated Traunmuller by a first round submission via armbar.
The co-main event featured Primož Vrbinc and Joseph Leitner, while the most anticipated bout of the night was the grudge match between Slovenia's Lemmy Krušič and Vaso Bakočević fighting out of Montenegro that went the distance in favor of Krušič.
The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by Mirko Vorkapič and Chris Ngimbi with Vorkapić pulling an upset and defeating favored former It's Showtime champion Ngimbi.
|FFC 9 MMA|
|MMA HW||James McSweeney||def.||Stefan Traunmuller||Submission (armbar)||1||0:35|
|MMA -77kg||Primož Vrbinc||def.||Joseph Leitner||Submission (standing guillotine choke)||3||4:53|
|MMA -73kg||Ivica Trušček||def.||Leonardo Zecchi||KO (left high kick)||1||0:18|
|MMA -66 kg||Lemmy Krušič||def.||Vaso Bakočević||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA -84kg||Mattia Schiavolin||def.||Josip Artuković||Submission (heel hook)||1||2:24|
|FFC 9 Kickboxing|
|KB -71kg||Mirko Vorkapić||def.||Chris Ngimbi||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -82kg||Ibrahim El Bouni||def.||Miran Fabjan||KO (left hook)||2||2:17|
|KB -77kg||Stevan Živković||def.||Grega Smole||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -71kg||Samo Petje||def.||Mario Katić||KO (straight right)||2||1:35|
|KB -91kg||Ivan Stanić||def.||Strahinja Ivanović||TKO (low kick)||2||1:30|
|KB -85kg||Tadej Toplak||def.||Mesud Selimović||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
FFC 10: Rodriguez vs. Batzelas
FFC 10: Rodriguez vs. Batzelas was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on 13 December 2013 at Boris Trajakovski Sports Center, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.
The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez and Greek mixed martial artist and former Olympic wrestler Nestoras Baltzelas. Rodriguez defeated his opponent via second-round TKO.
The co-main event featured Dutch/Albanian professional wrestler Gzim Selmani and Slovenia's Tomaž Simonič with Selmani winning the bout in the first round via RNC. Local MMA fighter Risto Dimitrov stepped into the ring versus Greece's Georgios Vardis eventually winning via decision.
The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Rustemi Kreshnik and Croatia's Dino Belošević while Mladen Brestovac vs. Kirk Krouba served as the co-main event. Tomáš Hron scored another FFC win after defeating Croatia's Igor Mihaljević in a heavyweight clash.
|FFC 10 MMA|
|MMA HW||Ricco Rodriguez||def.||Nestoras Batzelas||TKO (punches)||2||3:33|
|MMA HW||Gzim Selmani||def.||Tomaž Simonič||Submission (arm triangle choke)||1||1:54|
|MMA -70kg||Vaso Bakočević||def.||Stanislav Enchev||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA −70kg||Kostadin Enev||def.||Patrick Pereša||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||3||4:13|
|MMA -66kg||Risto Dimitrov||def.||Georgios Vardis||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA -72kg||Matija Blažičević||def.||Viktor Stojanov||TKO (punches)||2||1:51||
|FFC 10 Kickboxing|
|KB HW||Rustemi Kreshnik||def.||Dino Belošević||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB HW||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Kirk Krouba||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB HW||Tomáš Hron||def.||Igor Mihaljević||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -77kg||Shkodran Veseli||def.||Ile Risteski||KO (right high kick)||1||1:15|
|KB -85kg||Igor Emkić||def.||Kleanthis Mavropoulos||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -70kg||Teo Mikelić||def.||Slobodan Kajmakoski||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
FFC Futures 1
In 2014 Final Fight Championship launched its FFC Futures series – a series of kickboxing and MMA tournaments for younger, aspiring fighters. The winners of the tournament signed a deal with the promotion while the event also featured two super fights including Stipe Bekavac vs. Eddie Sanchez and Ivan Stanić vs. Patrick Van Rees.
|MMA HW||Stipe Bekavac||def.||Lajo Calvaruso||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||0:25|
|MMA HW||Nikola Janjić||def.||Jasmin Begisholli||KO||[a]|
|MMA -93kg||Strahinja Denić||def.||Tigo Giljević||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00||[b]|
|MMA −84kg||Ivica Čubić||def.||Tomislav Burac||Submission (Triangle Choke)||1||0:29||[c]|
|MMA -77kg||Saša Drobac||def.||Vladimir Prodanović||KO (Punch)||1||2:08||[d]|
|MMA -70kg||Aleksandar Rakas||def.||Philip Šarić||TKO (punches)||1||2:34||[e]|
|KB -91||Patrick Van Rees||def.||Ivan Stanić||KO (Right Cross)||1||2:00|
|KB HW||Nato Cvitan||def.||Miloš Ivas||Decision||3||3:00||[f]|
|KB -91||Stipe Stipetić||def.||Calin Iovan||KO||[g]|
|KB -85kg||Milan Filipović||def.||Adam Evloev||Decision||3||3:00||[h]|
|KB -77kg||Toni Mikelić||def.||Alban Dexari||Decision||3||3:00||[i]|
|KB -70kg||Marko Adamović||def.||Jovica Kokot||Decision||3||3:00||[j]|
- Heavyweight tournament final.
- -93kg tournament final.
- -84kg tournament final.
- -77kg tournament final.
- -70kg tournament final.
- Heavyweight tournament final.
- -91kg tournament final.
- -85kg tournament final.
- -77kg tournament final.
- -70kg tournament final.
FFC 11: Jurković vs. Kaluđerović
In the co-main event of the MMA part of the event Saša Milinković submitted Stefan Traunmuller via arm triangle choke, while Bekavac brutally KO'ed Sanchez in the first round of the headliner.
|FFC 11 Kickboxing|
|KB -95kg||Igor Jurković||def.||Jovan Kaluđerović||KO (liver kick)||1||1:47|
|KB -77kg||Shkodran Veseli||def.||Stevan Živković||KO (flying knee)||3||1:14|
|KB -95kg||Patrick Van Rees||def.||Dženan Poturak||KO (front kick)||2||1:47|
|KB HW||Ante Verunica||def.||Tomislav Čikotić||Extension round decision (unanimous)||4||3:00|
|KB -70kg||Alen Štritof||def.||Saša Stošić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -66kg||Ivan Zidar||def.||Samuel Hadzima||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|FFC 11 MMA|
|MMA -98kg||Stjepan Bekavac||def.||Eddie Sanchez||KO (straight left)||1||1:07|
|MMA HW||Saša Milinković||def.||Stefan Traunmuller||Submission (one armed guillotine choke)||1|
|MMA -93kg||Matej Batinić||def.||Sandor Okros||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA -77kg||Ivan Gluhak||def.||Luca Vitali||TKO (punches)||2|
|MMA -84kg||Josip Artuković||def.||Marko Drmonjič||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|MMA −93kg||Ivica Tadijanov||def.||Marcin Prachnio||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
FFC 12: Fabjan vs. Daley
The co-main event bout between Croatia's Teo Mikelić and Slovenia's Mirko Vorkapič ended via doctor's stoppage in the first round since Vorkapič sustained a periorbital hematoma. The kickboxing part of the event kicked off brutally with Mladen Kujunđić’s knockout win over Dženan Poturak. In a heavyweight match up Elmir Mehić defeated local favorite Rok Štrucl, while Slovenia's up-and-comer Samo Petje stopped Kevin Hesseling in the first round. The only kickboxing bout that went the distance was the one between Denis Chorchyp and Darian Paladin.
In the MMA headliner Dion 'The Soldier' Staring defeated Tomaž Simonič via submission.
Croatia's MMA up-and-comer Luka Jelčić and Krasimir Georgiev opened the MMA part of the event with Jelčić finishing his opponent via GNP. Antun Račić showcased his ground game finishing Zoltan Turi via armbar. Croatia's Ivica Trušček defeated Michael Pfunder via RNC, while Slovenia's Bor Bratovž submitted his opponent in the first round.
|KB -81||Paul Daley||def.||Miran Fabjan||KO (Right straight)||2||2:41|
|KB -70||Teo Mikelić||def.||Mirko Vorkapič||TKO (Doctor stoppage)||1||1:23|
|KB HW||Elmir Mehić||def.||Rok Štrucl||TKO (Strikes)||2||2:19|
|KB -70kg||Samo Petje||def.||Kevin Hesseling||KO (Punches and knees)||1|
|KB -95kg||Denis Chorchyp||def.||Darian Paladin||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|KB -95||Mladen Kujundžić||def.||Dženan Poturak||TKO (Body kick)||1|
|MMA HW||Dion Staring||def.||Tomaž Simonič||Submission (Americana)||1||2:55|
|MMA -77kg||Viktor Halmi||def.||Primož Vrbinc||TKO (Strikes)||2||2:00|
|MMA -83kg||Bor Bratovž||def.||Giorgi Ivanov||Submission (Rear naked choke)||1||1:45|
|MMA -70kg||Ivica Trušček||def.||Michael Pfunder||Submission (Rear naked choke)||1||3:21|
|MMA -66||Antun Račić||def.||Zoltan Turi||Submission (Armbar)||1||4:45|
|MMA -70||Luka Jelčić||def.||Krasimir Georgiev||TKO (Punches)||1||2:20|
FFC Futures 2
The event was the second in the FFC Futures series – a series of kickboxing and MMA tournaments for younger, aspiring fighters. The winners of the tournament signed a deal with the promotion while the event also featured two super fights including an MMA heavyweight bout between Ante Delija and Ruben Wolf as well as a heavyweight kickboxing match between Mladen Brestovac and Tomas Pakutinskas.
|Heavyweight||Ante Delija||def.||Ruben Wolf||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||2||1:28|
|Light Heavyweight||Martin Batur||def.||Ivan Karacic||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||3:20||-93 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -93 kg||Martin Batur||def.||Senad Bašić||KO||1||Semifinals.|
|Middleweight||Pleurat Smajli||def.||Asmir Sadikovic||TKO (Punches)||1||2:49||-84 kg tournament final.|
|MMA −84 kg||Pleurat Smajli||def.||Tomislav Burec||Submission (Guillotine Choke)||1||Semifinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Asmir Sadikovic||def.||Ermin Hodžić||Submission (Shoulder lock)||1||Semifinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Tomislav Burec||def.||Antonio Bičanić||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Ermin Hodžić||def.||Domenik Andreić||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Welterweight||Tadija Majić||def.||Ivica Vranko||Submission (Heel Hook)||1||0:58||-77 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -77 kg||Tadija Majić||def.||Ivica Jakopić||Submission (Heel Hook)||1||Semifinals.|
|MMA -77 kg||Ivica Vranko||def.||Nemanja Milaković||Decision (Split)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|MMA -77 kg||Tadija Majić||def.||Marin Radovan||TKO (High Kick, GNP)||Quarterfinals.|
|MMA -77 kg||Ivica Vranko||def.||Pavle Tomić||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
|MMA -77 kg||Nemanja Milaković||def.||Amir Komić||Changed Decision||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
Supervisor changed decision.
|Lightweight||Jasmin Ilijaš||def.||Velimir Rašić||Submission (Armbar)||1||1:44||-70 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -70 kg||Jasmin Ilijaš||def.||Mislav Major||Submission (Armbar)||1||Semifinals.|
|MMA -70 kg||Velimir Rašić||def.||Sebastijan Emini||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|Heavyweight||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Tomas Pakutinskas||TKO (Arm injury)||1||0:36|
|Heavyweight||Dino Belošević||def.||Simon Krizmanić||Decision||3||2:00||Heavyweight tournament final.|
|Light Heavyweight||Andrija Lekić||def.||Mitar Dugalić||Decision||3||2:00||-91 kg tournament final.|
|KB -91||Andrija Lekić||def.||Mitar Dugalić||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -91||Draženko Lovrić||def.||Tomislav Sutic||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -91||Mitar Dugalić||def.||Robert Grgurič||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Middleweight||Matijas Barić||def.||Nenad Šančić||KO (punches)||2||-85 kg tournament final.|
|KB -85 kg||Nenad Šančić||def.||Živković||KO||1||Semifinals.|
|Welterweight||Jasmin Bajrović||def.||Anđelko Rebić||KO (strikes)||2||-77 kg tournament final.|
|KB -77 kg||Anđelko Rebić||def.||Nikola Resanović||Decision (Split)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Jasmin Bajrović||def.||Aleksandar Nježić||KO||1||Semifinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Anđelko Rebić||def.||Dejvid Kajević||RTD||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Jasmin Bajrović||def.||Hamza Sivro||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Lightweight||Finko Barišić||def.||Dino Taći||Decision||3||2:00||-70 kg tournament final.|
|KB -70 kg||Dino Taći||def.||Michele Bulesic||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Finko Barišić||def.||Borut Turk||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Michele Bulesic||def.||Jovica Kokot||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Dino Taći||def.||Bojan Kujavec||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Finko Barišić||def.||Hrvoje Grivičić||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Borut Turk||def.||Albin Fajković||RTD||Quarterfinals.|
FFC 13: Jurković vs. Tavares
In the co-main event Sergei Lascenko TKO'ed Dimitris Delis.
The grueling bout between Matej Batinić and Ivan Brkljača served as the co-main event.
|FFC 13 Kickboxing|
|Light heavyweight||Igor Jurković||def.||Luis Tavares||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Heavyweight||Sergei Lascenko||def.||Dimitris Delis||TKO (towel thrown)||2||1:40|
|Welterweight||Shkodran Veseli||def.||Vlado Konsky||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Middleweight||Ibrahim El Bouni||def.||Denis Marjanović||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Denis Marjanović was late replacement for Boban Krušić.|
|Heavyweight||Ante Verunica||def.||Elmir Mehić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Lightweight||Tigran Movsisyan||def.||Slobodan Kajmakovski||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|FFC 13 MMA|
|Heavyweight||Ruben Wolf||def.||Saša Milinković||KO (soccer kick)||2||3:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Matej Batinić||def.||Ivan Brkljača||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Francisco Albano Barrio||def.||Patrick Pereša||Submission (rear-naked choke)||3||0:50|
|Light Heavyweight||Marcin Prachino||def.||Božo Mikulić||KO (punches)||1||2:56|
|Featherweight||Darko Banović||def.||Matija Blažičević||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Hrvoje Martić||def.||Fabio Ambrosini||TKO (punches)||1||0:35|
FFC Futures 3
The event was the third in the FFC Futures series – a series of kickboxing and MMA tournaments for younger, aspiring fighters. The winners of the tournament signed a deal with the promotion while the event also featured two super fights including an MMA heavyweight bout between Ante Delija and Archontis Taxiarchis as well as a heavyweight kickboxing match between Mladen Brestovac and Luca Panto.
|KB HW||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Luca Panto||TKO (arm injury)||1||Luca Panto was late replacement for Ibrahim Araab.|
|Light Heavyweight||Enver Šljivar||def.||Igor Mihaljević||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Šljivar was last day replacement.|
|Middleweight||Nikita Chub||def.||Marin Čarapina||Decision||3||2:00||-85 kg tournament final.|
|KB -85 kg||Nikita Chub||def.||Petar Jaman||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -85 kg||Marin Čarapina||def.||Marko Rupčić||Decision (Split)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -85 kg||Nikita Chub||def.||Matija-Valentin Okičić||KO||1||0:41||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -85 kg||Petar Jaman||def.||Antonio Kulaš||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -85 kg||Marko Rupčić||def.||Rene Wimmer||Decision (Split)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Welterweight||Dezso Bakacs||def.||Marko Dragović||Decision||3||2:00||-77 kg tournament final.|
|KB -77 kg||Marko Dragović||def.||Andi Vrtačić||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Dezso Bakacs||def.||Marko Milanović||Decision (Split)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Marko Dragović||def.||Nikola Resanović||TKO||2||1:27||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Andi Vrtačić||def.||Kristijan Franjić||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -77 kg||Dezso Bakacs||def.||Matija Mađerić||KO||2||1:38||Quarterfinals.|
|Lightweight||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Nikola Cimeša||Decision (Split)||3||2:00||-70 kg tournament final.|
|KB -70 kg||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Denis Bartol||TKO||1||1:58||Semifinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Nikola Cimeša||def.||Dino Taći||Decision (Split)||2||2:00||Semifinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Nikola Bos||TKO||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Denis Bartol||def.||Bojan Kujavec||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|KB -70 kg||Dino Taći||def.||Albin Fajković||Decision (Unanimous)||2||2:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Heavyweight||Ante Delija||def.||Archontis Taxiarchis||Submission (North-South Choke)||1||2:59||Taxiarchis was late replacement for Nestoras Batzelas.|
|Lightweight||Matej Truhan||def.||Zslolt Fenyes||Submission (Armbar)||3||3:08||Fenyes was late replacement for Karoly Kiss.|
|Heavyweight||Fahrudin Ferizović||def.||Mate Zentai||Submission (Keylock)||1||4:23||Heavyweight tournament final.|
|Light Heavyweight||Ivica Tadijanov||def.||Viktor Vasić||Submission (Armbar)||1||4:59||-93 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -93 kg||Viktor Vasić||def.||Jeton Azemi||Submission (Keylock)||1||2:46||Semifinals.|
|MMA -93 kg||Ivica Tadijanov||def.||Peter Norbert||Decision (Majority)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|Middleweight||Bruno Guštović||def.||Mario Makarić||Decision (Unanimous)||2||5:00||-84 kg tournament final.|
|MMA −84 kg||Mario Makarić||def.||Ermin Hodžić||Decision (Majority)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Bruno Guštović||def.||Senad Bašić||Decision (Majority)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Ermin Hodžić||def.||Pavlo Lyakh||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Mario Makarić||def.||Mario Gažić||TKO||1||0:41||Quarterfinals.|
|MMA −84 kg||Senad Bašić||def.||Attila Mozsi||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
|Welterweight||Vladimir Prodanović||def.||Nemanja Milaković||Submission (Armbar)||1||1:54||-77 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -77 kg||Nemanja Milaković||def.||Viktor Stojanov||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|MMA -77 kg||Vladimir Prodanović||def.||Laszlo Benko||TKO||1||1:31||Semifinals.|
|Lightweight||Stefan Zvijer||def.||Tilen Kolarič||Submission (Kneebar)||1||2:23||-70 kg tournament final.|
|MMA -70 kg||Stefan Zvijer||def.||Dževad Muftić||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Semifinals.|
|MMA -70 kg||Tilen Kolarič||def.||Velimir Rašić||KO||1||1:36||Semifinals.|
|MMA -70 kg||Dževad Muftić||def.||Luka Šebalj||Decision (Unanimous)||1||5:00||Quarterfinals.|
FFC 14: Račić vs. Krušič
FFC 14 also featured FFC's inaugural kickboxing title bout that featured Samo Petje and Teo Mikelić in lightweight division as well as FFC's inaugural MMA title bout between Lemmy Krušič and Antun Račićin featherweight division.
The MMA part of the event was headlined by an inaugural featherweight title bout between Croatia's Antun Račić and Slovenia's Lemmy Krušič. After three grueling rounds, Račić won via unanimous decision and thus became the FFC's first featherweight MMA champion.
The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by an inaugural lightweight match between Slovenia's Samo Petje and Croatia's Teo Mikelić who was KO'ed in the first round. Samo Petje became FFC's first kickboxing champion.
In the co-main event, Slovenia's light heavyweight Denis Chorchyp defeated Dženan Poturak.
|FFC 14 MMA|
|Featherweight||Antun Račić||def.||Lemmy Krušič||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00||For the Vacant FFC MMA Featherweight Championship.|
|Light Heavyweight||Marcin Prachnio||def.||Stipe Bekavac||TKO (knees)||1||0:35|
|Light Heavyweight||Tomislav Spahović||def.||Sandor Okros||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Lightweight||Luka Jelčić||def.||Elia Madau||TKO (head kick)||1||1:08|
|Middleweight||Pavel Doroftei||def.||Ivan Skoko||Submission (heel hook)||1||1:31|
|Welterweight||Vladislav Kanchev||def.||Laszlo Benko||KO (punch)||1||3:40|
|FFC 14 Kickboxing|
|Lightweight||Samo Petje||def.||Teo Mikelić||KO (high kick)||1||1:05||For the Vacant FFC Kickboxing Lightweight Championship.|
|Light Heavyweight||Denis Chorchyp||def.||Dženan Poturak||KO (right hook)||1||2:55|
|Middleweight||Miran Fabjan||def.||Boban Krušić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Lightweight||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Mourad Tounnouti||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Welterweight||Ivan Bilić||def.||Alan Karczewski||Decision (majority)||3||3:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Vasil Ducar||def.||Miloš Ivas||KO (punches)||2||1:54|
FFC Futures 4
|Lightweight||Hrvoje Stepić||def.||Burhan Ameti||Submission (rear naked choke)||1||2:25||-70 kg tournament final|
|Welterweight||Marko Ostanek||def.||Asmir Sadiković||Submission (rear naked choke)||1||2:20||-77 kg tournament final|
|Middleweight||Tomislav Burec||def.||Edin Brkičević||Submission (armbar)||1||4:59||-84 kg tournament final|
|Light Heavyweight||Gordian Schober||def.||Jakob Nedoh||Submission (armbar)||1||3:22||-93 kg tournament final|
|Heavyweight||Jani Istvan||def.||Josip Perica||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00||HW tournament final|
|Lightweight||Manuel Smoljan||def.||Nikola Cimeša||KO (punches)||2||1:29||-70 kg tournament final|
|Welterweight||Andi Vrtačić||def.||Marko Dragović||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||-77 kg tournament final|
|Middleweight||Ivan Čuklin||def.||Marko Rupčić||TKO (punches)||2||0:56||-85 kg tournament final|
|Light Heavyweight||Nikola Noveski||def.||Nenad Ćosić||TKO (punches)||1||2:17||-91 kg tournament final|
|Heavyweight||Tomislav Čikotić||def.||Janos Kolzfan||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||HW tournament final|
FFC 15: Jurković vs. Stolzenbach
The event was headlined by a light heavyweight kickboxing bout between Igor Jurković and Dennis Stolzenbach.
In the kickboxing co-main event, FFC lightweight champion Samo Petje fought Milan Paleš in a non-title bout and won via TKO in the second round.
The MMA part of the event was headlined by the inaugural FFC MMA lightweight title bout between Viktor Halmi and Matej Truhan. Hungary's Viktor Halmi won via TKO in the third round.
MMA co-main event featured a featherweight bout between Filip Pejić and Francisco Albano Barrio that ended with a highlight reel TKO.
|FFC 15 Kickboxing|
|Light Heavyweight||Igor Jurković||def.||Dennis Stolzenbach||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||For the Vacant FFC Kickboxing Light Heavyweight Championship.|
|Lightweight||Samo Petje ©||def.||Milan Paleš||TKO (punches)||2||Non-title fight.|
|Heavyweight||Sergei Lascenko||vs.||Elmir Mehić||Canceled.|
|Light Heavyweight||Aleksandr Bodruchin||def.||Mladen Kujundžić||KO (punch)||1|
|Middleweight||Denis Marjanović||def.||Mesud Selimović||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Lightweight||Tigran Movsisyan||def.||Martin Anwar||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Welterweight||Grega Smole||def.||Ivan Bilić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|FFC 15 MMA|
|Lightweight||Viktor Halmi||def.||Matej Truhan||TKO (punches)||3||2:10||For the Vacant FFC MMA Lightweight Championship.|
|Featherweight||Filip Pejić||def.||Francisco Albano Barrio||TKO (uppercut & punches)||1||0:40|
|Light Heavyweight||Nicolai Salchow||def.||Matej Batinić||TKO (punches)||1||0:53|
|Heavyweight||Ruben Wolf||def.||Ivo Skopljak||Submission (neck crank)||2|
|Welterweight||Ivan Gluhak||vs.||Stanislav Kanchev||Draw||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Laszlo Senyei||vs.||Primož Vrbinc||Canceled.|
|Lightweight||Slobodan Maksimović||def.||Patrick Pereša||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
FFC 16: Sakara vs. Browarski
FFC 16: Sakara vs. Browarski was a mixed martial arts, kickboxing and boxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on 6 December 2014 at Multiversum Schwechat in Vienna, Austria.
The event was headlined by a light heavyweight MMA bout between former UFC fighter Alessio Sakara and Maciej Browarski. Nandor Guelmino was expected to face Croatia's heavyweight Maro Perak in the headliner, but he pulled out due to injury.
In the MMA co-main event, Philipp Schranz defeated Lemmy Kušič via guillotine in the first round.
The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by a welterweight inaugural title bout between Shkodran Veseli and Douli Chen. Veseli was expected to face Paul Daley, but Daley pulled out.
In the kickboxing co-main event Fadi Meriza did his farewell bout against Gianfranco Capurso, knocking Capursko out in the first round.
FFC 16 was FFC's first event that introduced boxing matches on its preliminary card as well the first FFC event that featured female boxers. Nicole Wesner defeated Gina Chamie for the vacant WIBF Woman's International lightweight title and vacant World Boxing Federation female lightweight title.
|FFC 16 MMA|
|Heavyweight||Nandor Guelmino||def.||Maro Perak||Canceled, Nandor injured.|
|Light Heavyweight||Alessio Sakara||vs.||Maciej Browarski||NC (overturned loss)||1||3:20|
|Featherweight||Philipp Schranz||def.||Lemmy Krušič||Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke)||1||2:31|
|Light Heavyweight||Aleksandar Rakić||def.||Marcin Prachnio||TKO||3||3:00|
|Welterweight||Primož Vrbinc||def.||Adin Buljubašić||Submission (RNC)||1||3:59|
|Featherweight||Manuel Bilić||def.||Dragan Pešić||TKO (Punches)||1||4:35||Bilić replaced Darko Banović.|
|Catchweight -82 kg||Kristijan Perak||def.||Aurel Pirtea||TKO (Punches)||1||2:21||Pirtea replaced injured Dominic Schober.|
|FFC 16 Kickboxing|
|Welterweight||Shkodran Veseli||def.||Duoli Chen||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||Originally for the Vacant FFC Kickboxing Welterweight Championship between Veseli and Paul Daley.|
|Catchweight (72.5 kg)||Fadi Merza||def.||Gianfranco Capurso||KO||1||1:45||Merza's retiring fight.|
|Heavyweight||Dževad Poturak||def.||Theodosiadis Panagiotis||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Welterweight||Grigor Ashughbabyan||def.||Stevan Živković||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||Živković was counted in round 3.|
|Lightweight||Aziz Kallah||def.||Lirim Ahmeti||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00||Ahmeti replaced Gabriel Bozan.|
|Catchweight (67.5 kg)||Ivan Zidar||def.||Alin Span||Decision (Unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Lightweight||Nicole Wesner||def.||Gina Chamie||KO||3||Vacant WIBF Women's International Boxing Federation World lightweight title.|
Vacant World Boxing Federation female lightweight title
FFC 17 Futures Super Finals
FFC 17: Futures Super Finals was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on 20 December 2014 at Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija, Croatia.
The event served as the end-of-the-year finale of the FFC Futures series – a series of kickboxing and MMA tournaments for younger, aspiring fighters. The winners of the tournament signed a deal with the promotion.
The event also featured two kickboxing super fights. Mladen Brestovac defeated Wiesław Kwaśniewski thus winning the FFC inaugural kickboxing heavyweight title. Local kickboxing favorite Ivan Stanić defeated Bahrudin Mahmić.
|MMA Super Fights|
|Heavyweight||Dion Staring||def.||Ricco Rodriguez||Submission (verbal submission)||2||5:00||For the FFC MMA Heavyweight Championship.|
|Heavyweight||Dorijan Ilić||def.||Peter Rozmaring||TKO (punches)||1||0:58|
|Heavyweight +93 kg||Jani Istvan||def.||Nikola Janić||TKO||1||2:57|
|Light Heavyweight -93 kg||Martin Batur||def.||Strahinja Denić||Submission (arm triangle choke)||2||2:59|
|Middleweight -84 kg||Bruno Guštović||def.||Tomislav Burec||Submission (guillotine choke)||1||0:36|
|Welterweight -77 kg||Vladimir Prodanović||def.||Marko Ostanek||Submission (RNC)||1||4:28|
|Lightweight -70 kg||Tilen Kolarič||def.||Hrvoje Stepić||Submission (RNC)||1||4:25|
|Kickboxing Super Fights|
|Heavyweight||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Wiesław Kwaśniewski||TKO (punches)||2||0:45||For FFC Heavyweight Championship.|
|-91 kg||Bahrudin Mahmić||def.||Ivan Stanić||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00||Mahmić is late replacement for Tamás Lénárt.|
|Light Heavyweight -91 kg||Antonio Plazibat||def.||Mitar Dugalić||KO (punch)||3||0:44|
|Middleweight -85 kg||Nikita Chub||def.||Ivica Čuklin||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Welterweight -77 kg||Jasmin Bajrović||def.||Marko Dragović||TKO (punches)||1||1:31|
|Lightweight -70 kg||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Marko Adamović||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|MMA HW||Jani Istvan||def.||Fahrudin Ferizović||TKO||1||1:34|
|MMA HW||Nikola Janjić||def.||Jasmin Begisholli||TKO||1||3:16|
|MMA -93 kg||Martin Batur||def.||Ivica Tadijanov||Decision (Unanimous)||2||5:00|
|MMA -93 kg||Strahinja Denić||vs.||Godrian Schober||Walk Over||Schober didn't show, Denic advances to the final.|
|MMA −84 kg||Tomislav Burec||def.||Plejurat Smajli||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||1:46|
|MMA −84 kg||Bruno Guštović||def.||Ivica Čubić||Submission (Armbar)||1||4:45|
|MMA -77 kg||Saša Drobac||def.||Tadija Majić||TKO (Doctor Stopage)||2||2:32|
|MMA -77 kg||Vladimir Prodanović||def.||Marko Ostanek||Submission (Armbar)||1||2:57|
|MMA -70 kg||Hrvoje Stepić||def.||Jasmin Ilijaš||Submission (Triangle Choke)||1||0:36|
|MMA -70 kg||Tilen Kolarič||def.||Aleksandar Rakas||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||1||3:18|
|KB HW||Dino Belošević||def.||Nato Cvitan||Decision (Unanimous)||2:00|
|KB HW||Tomislav Čikotić||def.||Oleksandr Bodruhkin||Decision (Unanimous)||2:00|
|KB -91||Antonio Plazibat||def.||Stipe Stipetić||TKO||2||1:42|
|KB -91||Mitar Dugalić||def.||Nenad Ćosić||Decision (Unanimous)||2:00|
|KB -85 kg||Ivica Čuklin||def.||Milan Filipović||Decision (Split)||2:00|
|KB -85 kg||Nikita Chub||vs.||Matijas Barić||Walk Over||Barić didn't show, Chub advances to the final.|
|KB -77 kg||Jasmin Bajrović||def.||Toni Mikelić||Decision (Unanimous)||2:00|
|KB -77 kg||Marko Dragović||def.||Deszo Bakacs||Decision (Split)||2:00|
|KB -70 kg||Marko Adamović||def.||Finko Barišić||Decision (Unanimous)||2:00|
|KB -70 kg||Valentin Rybalko||def.||Manuel Smoljan||Decision (Split)||2:00|
FFC 18: Pokrajac vs. Taxiarchis
The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between former UFC fighter Igor Pokrajac and Archontis Taxiarchis. Igor Pokrajac made successful FFC debut defeating Taxiarchis vis first-round KO.
In the MMA co-main event Laszlo Senyei and Tonči Peruško fought in a welterweight contender bout. Senyei won via first-round RNC and secured his #1 position as a contender.
Filip Pejić and Slobodan Maksimović fought for the lightweight contender position but the bout was ruled out as No Contest.
The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by a title bout between FFC lightweight champion Samo Petje and Valentin Rybalko. Petje successfully defended his title.
|FFC 18 MMA|
|Heavyweight||Igor Pokrajac||def.||Archontis Taxiarchis||KO (punches)||1||3:03|
|Welterweight||Laszlo Senyei||def.||Tonči Peruško||Submission (RNC)||1||4:00|
|Featherweight||Filip Pejić||vs.||Slobodan Maksimović||Draw||3||5:00|
|Welterweight||Ivan Gluhak||def.||Dušan Džakić||KO (punch)||1||4:12|
|Welterweight||Ivica Trušček||def.||Laszlo Soltesz||TKO (punches)||1||2:57|
|Lightweight||Danilo Belluardo||def.||Tilen Kolarič||KO (soccer kick)||1||2:03|
|FFC 18 Kickboxing|
|Lightweight||Samo Petje||def.||Valentin Rybalko||TKO (high kick)||3||0:33||For the FFC Kickboxing Lightweight Championship.|
|Heavyweight||Mladen Brestovac||def.||Colin George||TKO (injury)||1||0:27||For the FFC Kickboxing Heavyweight Championship|
|Middleweight||Miran Fabjan||def.||Denis Marjanović||Decision (majority)||3||3:00|
|Light heavyweight||Vasil Ducar||def.||Denis Chorchyp||KO (punch)||3||2:31|
|Lightweight||Teo Mikelić||def.||Fabio Di Marco||Decision (majority)||4||3:00|
|Welterweight||Eyevan Danenberg||def.||Jasmin Bajrović||KO (liver kick)||4||0:27|
FFC 19: Sakara vs. Akil
|FFC 19 MMA|
|Light Heavyweight||Alessio Sakara||def.||Dib Akil||TKO||1||1:32|
|Light Heavyweight||Tomislav Spahović||def.||Gustav Dietz||KO||1||2:28|
|Light Heavyweight||Marcin Prachnio||def.||Matej Batinić||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Featherweight||Lemmy Krušič||def.||Dragan Pešić||TKO (punches)||1||3:12|
|Featherweight||Manuel Bilić||def.||Risto Dimitrov||TKO (punches)||1||4:02|
|Lightweight||Danilo Belluardo||def.||Hubert Geven||Decision (unanimous)||3||5:00|
|Middleweight||Fitim Ukelli||def.||Florian Harringer||Submission (RNC)||1||4:59|
|Heavyweight||Darko Stošić||def.||Hatef Moeil||TKO (punches)||2||1:17|
|FFC 19 Kickboxing|
|Middleweight||Jason Wilnis||def.||David Keclik||TKO||2||3:00|
|Middleweight||Stevan Živković||def.||Henry Bannert||TKO||2||2:00|
|Lightweight||Tigran Movsisyan||def.||Teo Mikelić||KO||3||2:40|
|Heavyweight||Tomislav Čikotić||def.||Christos Sioulas||TKO (high kick)||1||1:15|
|Catchweight -81 kg||Marco Pleshberger||def.||Patryk Sztorc||Decision (unanimous)||3||3:00|
|Light Heavyweight||Antonio Plazibat||def.||Daniel Skvor||TKO||2||2:48|
|Featherweight||Ivan Zidar||def.||Zekria Resai||Decision (unanimous)||4||3:00|
The FFC holds fights at its events under the rules of kickboxing and those of mixed martial arts. There is no standardized ratio between kickboxing and MMA fights; it varies from one event to another. The FFC kickboxing rules are the modified rules of the legendary Japanese kickboxing promotion K-1. These include a 10-point must system, three rounds plus one extra round in case of a draw and no clinch allowed. Each round in a kickboxing fight has the duration of three minutes, and intermissions between each round are one minute long.
The FFC's MMA rules are the modified rules of the legendary Japanese MMA promotion Pride. These include a 10-point must system taken from the Unified Rules of MMA, but also allow soccer kicks and stomps, which are excluded from the Unified Rules of MMA. The rules do not allow elbow strikes to the head. Each of the three rounds (there are no extra rounds) last five minutes, and intermissions between each round are one minute long.
The president of the promotion Orsat Zovko stated that the FFC was considering additional innovations in terms of rules to bring the promotion closer to the standards required by public TV networks that broadcast the event live during primetime hours. Specifically, he said that in the future the FFC could exclude techniques that may be considered excessively violent by the mainstream audience, such as soccer kicks and stomps.
Weight classes and champions
The FFC is currently using six weight classes for its MMA fights and five weight classes for its kickboxing fights. Non-title fights have a one-pound leniency.
Mixed martial arts
|Weight class name||Upper limit (lb)||Upper limit (kg)||Current Champion||Title Defenses||Next Fight|
|Light Heavyweight||205||93||Jeremy Kimball @ (FFC 27)||0||N/A|
|Middleweight||185||84||David Mitchell @ (FFC 27)||0||N/A|
|Welterweight||170||77||Roberto Soldić @ (FFC 27)||0||N/A|
|Lightweight||155||70||Luka Jelcic @ (FFC 27)||1||N/A|
|Featherweight||145||66||Filip Pejic @ (FFC 26)||2||N/A|
|Weight class name||Upper limit (lb)||Upper limit (kg)||Current Champion||Title Defenses||Next Fight|
|Heavyweight||–||–||Mladen Brestovac @ (FFC24)||3||N/A|
|Light Heavyweight||209||95||Pavel Zhuravlev @ (FFC27)||0||N/A|
|Middleweight||190||86||Andi Vrtacic @ (FFC28)||0||N/A|
|Welterweight||179||79||Shkodran Veseli @ (FFC31)||0||N/A|
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