Oktagon

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Oktagon is an international martial arts tournament based in Northern Italy and founded in 1996 by Carlo Di Blasi. The annual Oktagon tournaments, which draw 14,000 spectators, are also broadcast on DMAX and Rai Sport television to 120 countries.[1] Through 2015 (the 20th edition), the tournaments were held at the Mediolanum Forum in Assago, near Milan. In 2016, it was announced that the tournament's venue would move to the Pala Alpitour in Turin and be held jointly with the American MMA promotion organization Bellator.[2][3][4][5]

Oktagon contestants have included Giorgio Petrosyan[6] and his brother Armen Petrosyan.[7]

Di Blasi, the founder and president of Oktagon, is also the founder of the Italian martial arts organization Fight1. A member of the World MMA Association,[8] the organization promotes Muay Thai, kick boxing and mixed martial arts events such as Oktagon and Thai Boxe Mania,[9][10] as well as martial arts training.[11][12][13]

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  1. ^ De Carolis, Niccolò (18 August 2015). "Carlo Di Blasi, l’Oktagon e il successo degli sport da combattimento". Voci di Milano (La Stampa)
  2. ^ Rai Sport (15 January 2016). "Torino capitale del fighting con Oktagon"
  3. ^ "A Milano in scena Oktagon, torneo internazionale di arti marziali". Stream24 - Il Sole 24 Ore. 1 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Kickboxing:a Oktagon vincono i Petrosyan". RaiSport. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  5. ^ "Oktagon, mondiale al Forum per lo sport da combattimento". ilgiornale.it.
  6. ^ "Kickboxing: Petrosyan italiano a Oktagon". Quotidiano Nazionale. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  7. ^ "Oktagon, che successo per i fratelli Petrosyan". Corriere dello Sport.it (in Italian). 14 April 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  8. ^ "Members - World Mixed Martial Arts Association". World Mixed Martial Arts Association.
  9. ^ "Oktagon: sabato Milano diventa la capitale europea delle arti marziali - Corriere.it". Milano.corriere.it. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  10. ^ "【Thai Boxe Mania】ジョルジオ・ペトロシアン、復活V。新旧K-1 MAX王者対決へ視界良好". MMAPlanet Tokyo. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  11. ^ "L'Accademia di Rama entra nel circuito del gigante Fight-1". la Nuova Sardegna. 11 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Arti marziali, massese sfida i campioni della Thailandia". La Nazione. 26 July 2015.
  13. ^ "Oktagon, in 12 mila al FilaforumTrionfo dei fratelli Petrosyan - Corriere.it". Milano.corriere.it. Retrieved 2015-08-11.

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