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Final Fight Championship
Private
Industry Fighting sports promotion
Founded 2003
Founder Orsat Zovko[1]
Headquarters Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Key people

Orsat Zovko[1] , Chairman/President

Jorge A. Elias, Vice President
Website www.finalfightchampionship.com

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.

FFC started as a kickboxing promotion, in 2013 FFC introduced MMA fights in its events as well as boxing matches in 2016.

Events[edit]

# Event Title Date Arena Location Attendance
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

History[edit]

The Final Fight: Stars War[edit]

The Final Fight: Stars War was the first event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on October 31, 2003 at Dom Sportova in Zagreb, Croatia.

A heavyweight bout between Mike Bernardo and Sergei Gur served as the event headliner.

The event featured seven kickboxing matches, two of which were WKA title bouts.[2] 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.

Results

Kickboxing
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

Cro Cop Final Fight was a kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on March 10, 2012 at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia.

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.[3]. Up and coming local fighters also got a chance to make a name for themselves, such as Mladen Brestovac, Toni Milanović and Agron Preteni.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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


FFC era[edit]

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.[4] Also revealed was its new updated logo. FFC President Orsat Zovko announced that the promotion would hold at least 10 events in 2013,[5] 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.[6] It was first K-1 WGP Final ever held outside Japan.[7]

FFC 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș[edit]

FFC 3: Jurković vs. Cătinaș was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on April 19, 2013 at Gripe in Split, Croatia

The event was headlined by a heavyweight kickboxing bout between Igor Jurković and Raul Cătinaș.

Local fighter Agron Preteni who defeated favoored 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.[8]

FFC 3: Igor Jurković vs. Raul Cătinaș

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.[9]

In the main event, Igor Jurković defeated Romanian Cătinaș via decision, while in the co-main event K-1 WGP Final semifinalist Pavel Zhuravlev KO'ed Italy's Luca Panto.

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.[10]

After the event, Orsat Zovko announced the upcoming events in Zadar, Osijek and Poreč, as well as FFC's expansion and events in other countries of the Southeastern Europe.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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[edit]

FFC 4: Perak vs. Joni was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on May 10, 2013 at Višnjik in Zadar, Croatia.

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.[11] 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.[12][13]

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.[14]

Poland's Maciej Browarski, who stepped in on short notice, pulled off a huge upset when he defeated one of the best European MMA lightheavyweight fighters, Jason Jones, in the first round.[15]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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
  1. ^ Overtuned by Croatian MMA Association to a draw[16]


FFC 5: Rodriguez vs. Simonjič[edit]

FFC 5: Rodriguez vs. Simonjič was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on May 24, 2013 at Gradski vrt in Osijek, Croatia.[17]

The event was headlined by a heavyweight MMA bout between former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez and Slovenia's Tomaž 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.[18] 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.[19]

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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[edit]

FFC 6: Jurković vs. Poturak was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on June 14, 2013 at Žatika Sport Centre in Poreč, Croatia.

The event was headlined by a kickboxing heavyweight bout between Igor Jurković and Dževad Poturak.

FFC 6 marked the second FFC event headlined by Igor Jurković after FFC 3 in Split, Croatia, on 19 April, 2013.

The co-main event featured two top kickboxing heavyweights. Egypt's Hesdy Gerges defeated Pavel Zhuravlev via split decision.[20][21] The bout marked Zhuravlev's first FFC defeat after two wins.

Hungary's Laszlo Senyei defeated Ivica Trušček via unanimous decision in an MMA welterweight bout.[21]

Ibrahim El Bouni beat Bosnian kickboxer Igor Emkić in 29 seconds via a KO.

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).

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
Preliminary card
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[edit]

FFC 7: Poturak vs. Munoz was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on March 13, 2015 at Skenderija in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

FFC 7 was originally scheduled for September 4, 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.

The event was headlined by a kickboxing heavyweight bout between Dževad Poturak and Frank Munoz, while the MMA headliner featured Tomislav Spahović and Kamen Georgiev.

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'.


Results

FFC 7 MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 8: Zelg vs. Rodriguez was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on October 25, 2013 at Arena Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

The event was headlined by an MMA catchweight bout between Zelg Galešić and Ricco Rodriguez with Rodriguez defeating his opponent via submission in the first round.

The co-main event featured a kickboxing heavyweight bout between Mladen Brestovac and Ali Cenik that went the distance in favor of Mladen Brestovac.

Glory's Jahfarr Wilnis made his FFC debut at FFC 8 in Zagreb, Croatia, where he lost to Tomáš Hron.

Results

Main card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 9: McSweeney vs. Traunmuller was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on November 15, 2013 at Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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.

In the co-main event Ibrahim El Bouni made a successful FFC return defeating favored local kickboxer Miran Fabjan.

Results

FFC 9 MMA
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 10: Rodriguez vs. Batzelas was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on December 13, 2013 at Boris Trajakovski Sports Center, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

The event was the first that the FFC has hosted in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavweight 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 heavweight 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.

Results[22]

FFC 10 MMA
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC Futures 1 was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on March 1, 2014 at Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija, Croatia.

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.

Results[23]

MMA
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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]
Kickboxing
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]
  1. ^ Heavyweight tournament final.
  2. ^ -93kg tournament final.
  3. ^ -84kg tournament final.
  4. ^ -77kg tournament final.
  5. ^ -70kg tournament final.
  6. ^ Heavyweight tournament final.
  7. ^ -91kg tournament final.
  8. ^ -85kg tournament final.
  9. ^ -77kg tournament final.
  10. ^ -70kg tournament final.


FFC 11: Jurković vs. Kaluđerović[edit]

FFC 11: Jurković vs. Kaluđerović was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held April 4 2014 at Gradski vrt Hall in Osijek, Croatia.

The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Igor Jurković and Jovan Kaluđerović.

The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Stipe Bekavac and former UFC and Bellator fighter Eddie “The Manic Hispanic” Sanchez.

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.

The first bout of the event featured Ivica Tadijanov and Poland's Marcin Prachnio. Croatia's Ivan Gluhak beat Luca Vitali by a TKO.

Igor Jurković celebrating at FFC 11 in Osijek, Croatia.

Results[24][25]

FFC 11 Kickboxing
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 12: Fabjan vs. Daley was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held April 25, 2014 at Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The event was the second that the FFC has hosted at Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The kickboxing part of the event was headlined by a welterweight bout between Bellator's Paul Daley and Miran Fabjan with Daley knocking our Fabjan in the second round

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 an 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.

The bout between Hungary's Viktor Halmi and Slovenia's Primož Vrbinc served as the co-main event.

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.

Results

FFC Kickboxing
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
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
FFC MMA
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[edit]

FFC Futures 2 was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on May 3, 2014 at Marino Cvetković Sports Hall in Opatija, Croatia.

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 heayvweight bout between Ante Delija and Ruben Wolf as well as a heavyweight kickboxing match between Mladen Brestovac and Tomas Pakutinskas.

Results[26][27][28]

MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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 Semi finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA −84 kg Asmir Sadikovic def. Ermin Hodžić Submission (Shoulder lock) 1 Semi finals.
MMA −84 kg Tomislav Burec def. Antonio Bičanić Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
MMA −84 kg Ermin Hodžić def. Domenik Andreić Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA -77 kg Ivica Vranko def. Nemanja Milaković Decision (Split) 1 5:00 Semi finals.
MMA -77 kg Tadija Majić def. Marin Radovan TKO (High Kick, GNP) Quarter finals.
MMA -77 kg Ivica Vranko def. Pavle Tomić Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
MMA -77 kg Nemanja Milaković def. Amir Komić Changed Decision 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA -70 kg Velimir Rašić def. Sebastijan Emini Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Semi finals.
Kickboxing
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 Semi finals.
KB -91 Draženko Lovrić def. Tomislav Sutic Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Semi finals.
KB -91 Mitar Dugalić def. Robert Grgurič Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
Middleweight Matijas Barić def. Nenad Šančić KO (punches) 2 -85 kg tournament final.
KB -85 kg Nenad Šančić def. Živković KO 1 Semi finals.
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 Semi finals.
KB -77 kg Jasmin Bajrović def. Aleksandar Nježić KO 1 Semi finals.
KB -77 kg Anđelko Rebić def. Dejvid Kajević RTD Quarter finals.
KB -77 kg Jasmin Bajrović def. Hamza Sivro Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
KB -70 kg Finko Barišić def. Borut Turk Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Semi finals.
KB -70 kg Michele Bulesic def. Jovica Kokot Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -70 kg Dino Taći def. Bojan Kujavec Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -70 kg Finko Barišić def. Hrvoje Grivičić Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -70 kg Borut Turk def. Albin Fajković RTD Quarter finals.

FFC 13: Jurković vs. Tavares[edit]

FFC 13: Jurković vs. Tavares was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held June 6, 2014 at Krešimir Ćosić Hall in Zadar, Croatia.

The event was the second that the FFC has hosted at Krešimir Ćosić Hall in Zadar, Croatia.

The event was headlined by a light heavyweight kickboxing bout between Igor Jurković and Luis Tavares. Jurković domninated throughout the whole match and won via unanimous decision.

In the co-main event Sergei Lascenko TKO'ed Dimitris Delis.

The MMA part of the event was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Ruben Wolf fighting out of Germany and Croatia's Saša Milinković. Wolf brutally KO'ed his opponent via soccer kick.

The grueling bout between Matej Batinić and Ivan Brkljača served as the co-main event.

Results [29]

FFC 13 Kickboxing
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC Futures 3 was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on September 27, 2014 at Sutinska Vrela Sports Hall in Zagreb, Croatia.

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 heayvweight bout between Ante Delija and Archontis Taxiarchis as well as a heavyweight kickboxing match between Mladen Brestovac and Luca Panto.

Results[30][31][32][33][34]

Kickboxing
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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 Semi finals.
KB -85 kg Marin Čarapina def. Marko Rupčić Decision (Split) 2 2:00 Semi finals.
KB -85 kg Nikita Chub def. Matija-Valentin Okičić KO 1 0:41 Quarter finals.
KB -85 kg Petar Jaman def. Antonio Kulaš Quarter finals.
KB -85 kg Marko Rupčić def. Rene Wimmer Decision (Split) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
KB -77 kg Dezso Bakacs def. Marko Milanović Decision (Split) 2 2:00 Semi finals.
KB -77 kg Marko Dragović def. Nikola Resanović TKO 2 1:27 Quarter finals.
KB -77 kg Andi Vrtačić def. Kristijan Franjić Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -77 kg Dezso Bakacs def. Matija Mađerić KO 2 1:38 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
KB -70 kg Nikola Cimeša def. Dino Taći Decision (Split) 2 2:00 Semi finals.
KB -70 kg Valentin Rybalko def. Nikola Bos TKO 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -70 kg Denis Bartol def. Bojan Kujavec Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
KB -70 kg Dino Taći def. Albin Fajković Decision (Unanimous) 2 2:00 Quarter finals.
MMA
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 Semi finals.
MMA -93 kg Ivica Tadijanov def. Peter Norbert Decision (Majority) 1 5:00 Semi finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA −84 kg Bruno Guštović def. Senad Bašić Decision (Majority) 1 5:00 Semi finals.
MMA −84 kg Ermin Hodžić def. Pavlo Lyakh Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
MMA −84 kg Mario Makarić def. Mario Gažić TKO 1 0:41 Quarter finals.
MMA −84 kg Senad Bašić def. Attila Mozsi Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA -77 kg Vladimir Prodanović def. Laszlo Benko TKO 1 1:31 Semi finals.
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 Semi finals.
MMA -70 kg Tilen Kolarič def. Velimir Rašić KO 1 1:36 Semi finals.
MMA -70 kg Dževad Muftić def. Luka Šebalj Decision (Unanimous) 1 5:00 Quarter finals.

FFC 14: Račić vs. Krušič[edit]

FFC 14: Račić vs. Krušić was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held October 3, 2014 at Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

The event was the third that the FFC has hosted at Tivoli Hall in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

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.

In the MMA co-event, Poland's light heavyweight Marcin Prachnio brutally TKO'ed Croatia's Stipe Bekavac.

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.

Results

FFC 14 MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC Futures 4 was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on November 21, 2014 at Žatika Sport Center in Poreč, Croatia.

The event was the fourt 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.

Results

MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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
Kickboxing
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[edit]

FFC 15: Jurković vs. Stolzenbach was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on November 21, 2014 at Žatika Sport Center in Poreč, Croatia.

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.

Results

FFC 15 Kickboxing
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 16: Sakara vs. Browarski was a mixed martial arts, kickboxing and boxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on December 6, 2014 at Multiversum Schwechat in Vienna, Austria.

This event was the first FFC event hosted 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 heayvweight 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.

Results[35][36]

FFC 16 MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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 2:03
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 Manuel Sembera vs. TBA Canceled.
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
Boxing superfight
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[edit]

FFC 17: Futures Super Finals was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on December 20, 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.

In the MMA super fight Dion Staring defeated former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez and won the FFC's inaugural heavyweight MMA title. [37][38]

Results

MMA Super Fights
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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
MMA Finals
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.
Kickboxing Finals
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 Semi Finals
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
Kickboxing Semi Finals
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[edit]

FFC 18: Pokrajac vs. Taxiarchis was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on April 17, 2015 at Arena Stožice in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

After holding three previous events in Ljubljana, Slovenia, the event was the first that the organization has hosted at Arena Stožice.

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 fist 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.

In the kickboxing co-main event Mladen Brestovac defended his FFC heavyweight title against Colin George.

Results

FFC 18 MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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[edit]

FFC 19: Sakara vs. Akil was a mixed martial arts and kickboxing event produced by the Final Fight Championship that was held on September 18, 2015 at TipsArena Linz in Linz, Austria.

FFC 19 MMA
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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
Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
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 -81kg 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

Media Rights Distribution[edit]

Final Fight Championship live shows media rights are distributed worldwide by Fighting Spirit.

Rules[edit]

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.[39]

Weight classes and champions[edit]

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[edit]

Weight class name Upper limit (lb) Upper limit (kg) Current Champion Title Defenses Next Fight
Heavyweight N/A
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

Kickboxing[edit]

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 0 N/A
Lightweight 155 70 Samo Petje 0 N/A

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