Superkombat Fighting Championship

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SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship
Industry Kickboxing
Founded 2011 (2011)
Founder Eduard Irimia
Headquarters London, UK
Parent SUPERKOMBAT Global Ltd.
Divisions SUPERKOMBAT Global Ltd.
SUPERKOMBAT USA, Inc.
Website http://www.superkombat.com

The SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship, frequently shortened to simply SUPERKOMBAT or SK, is one of Europe's major kickboxing promotions,[1][2][3][4][5][6] that produces events in Romania and across the world. Eduard Irimia serves as the president of the SUPERKOMBAT.

In 2011, Superkombat cemented its status as one of the best kickboxing promotions in the world by taking the Best Promotion Of The Year Award (under K-1 rules) at the World Independent Promoters Union Awards. Dutch promotions Ultimate Glory and It's Showtime, and Italian promotion Fight Code were the other finalists who presented at the Award.[7]

On the back of a successful year, Superkombat has been nominated in the “Promotion of the Year” category of the Combat Press 2016 Kickboxing Awards.[8]

In July 2017, the company moved its headquarters to London, United Kingdom from Bucharest, Romania. One month earlier, regional headquarters in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA were opened. The company will still have its already established marketing headquarters in Bucharest, Romania and New York City, New York, USA.

History[edit]

After having 8 years of experience in Local Kombat, Irimia decided to expand internationally launching the product under new name in 2011.[9] SUPERKOMBAT is well-known mainly for heavyweight fights and includes an elimination tournament in the heavyweight division and bouts at different weight classes.[10]

The first SK event took place in 2011 in Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania. The purpose of the event was to determine the most effective stand-up martial art between opponents from all over the world from different disciplines, including boxing, kickboxing, MMA, judo, karate, Muay Thai, wrestling, and others.[11]

On 10 August 2012, SK began working together with K-1 in the development of K-1's live event production. SUPERKOMBAT has also assisted K-1 in securing the best new kickboxing talent coming out of Europe.[12][13] At the K-1 World Grand Prix 2012 Final, nearly all K-1 fighters were from the SK roster.[14] The agreement has been eventually ended in April 2013.[4][14][15][16]

SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix[edit]

SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix is an elimination tournament that has been held annually since 2011. Each year SK holds mainly 4-man tournaments over six events to decide the SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix champion.

Date: No: Event: Location: Venue: Attendance:
2017-12-02 N/A SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2017 Final Italy Rome, Italy N/A N/A
2017 N/A SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix United States Las Vegas, Nevada, USA[17] N/A N/A
2017 N/A SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix United States New York City, New York, USA[18] N/A N/A
2017-08-19 44 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2017 Romania Mamaia, Romania N/A (Outdoors) N/A
2017-07-29 43 SUPERKOMBAT Special Edition China China Shenzhen, China Shenzhen Stadium N/A
2017-05-06 42 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2017 Spain Madrid, Spain Palacio Vistalegre 6,000
2017-04-07 41 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2017 Romania Bucharest, Romania Romexpo Dome N/A
2016-11-12 40 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă 3,000
2016-10-01 39 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final Elimination Romania Iași, Romania Sala Polivalentă 2,500
2016-08-06 38 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2016 Romania Comănești, Romania Dealul Galionului 34,000
2016-07-30 37 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2016 Romania Mamaia, Romania Tenis Club IDU 2,000
2016-05-07 36 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2016 Romania Bucharest, Romania Romexpo Pavilion N/A
2016-03-26 35 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2016 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum N/A
2015-12-12 34 SUPERKOMBAT Special Edition Italy Italy Turin, Italy Pala Alpitour 5,000
2015-11-07 33 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă Dinamo N/A
2015-10-02 32 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final Elimination Italy Milan, Italy Gran Teatro Linear4Ciak 3,000
2015-08-01 31 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2015 Romania Constanța, Romania Piațeta Cazino 5,000
2015-06-19 30 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2015 Romania Constanța, Romania Sala Sporturilor 2,500
2015-06-13 29 SUPERKOMBAT Special Edition Switzerland Switzerland Spreitenbach, Switzerland Umwelt Arena N/A
2015-05-23 28 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2015 Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă 6,000
2015-03-07 27 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2015 Romania Ploiești, Romania Sala Sporturilor Olimpia 4,000
2014-11-22 26 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final Italy Monza, Italy PalaIper 6,000
2014-10-25 25 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final Elimination Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland SEG Geneva Arena 4,000
2014-09-27 24 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2014 Netherlands Almere, Netherlands Topsportcentrum 3,000
2014-06-21 23 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2014 Romania Constanța, Romania Sala Sporturilor 2,000
2014-05-24 22 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2014 Romania Mamaia, Romania Centrul de distracţie Europa N/A
2014-04-12 21 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2014 Romania Reșița, Romania Sala Polivalentă 2,000
2013-12-21 20 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final Romania Galați, Romania Patinoarul Artificial 5,000
2013-11-09 19 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final Elimination Romania Ploiești, Romania Sala Sporturilor Olimpia 2,500
2013-10-12 18 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2013 Romania Giurgiu, Romania Sala Chauncey Hardy N/A
2013-09-28 17 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2013 Romania Botoșani, Romania Sala Polivalentă Elisabeta Lipă 1,500
2013-08-31 16 SUPERKOMBAT VIP Edition Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Epika N/A
2013-05-18 15 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2013 Romania Craiova, Romania Sala Polivalentă 2,000
2013-04-06 14 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2013 Romania Oradea, Romania Arena Antonio Alexe 2,500
2012-12-22 13 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2012 Final Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă 1,500
2012-11-10 12 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2012 Final Elimination Romania Craiova, Romania Sala Polivalentă 5,000
2012-10-10 11 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2012 Romania Arad, Romania Galleria Arad 1,500
2012-07-07 10 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2012 Bulgaria Varna, Bulgaria Kongresna 4,000
2012-05-12 9 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2012 Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania Sala Sporturilor Horia Demian 3,000
2012-02-25 8 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2012 Montenegro Podgorica, Montenegro Sportski centar Morača 7,000
2011-11-19 7 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2011 Final Germany Darmstadt, Germany Böllenfalltorhalle 2,000
2011-11-17 6 SUPERKOMBAT Fight Club Romania Oradea, Romania Oradea Shopping City 2,000
2011-10-15 5 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2011 Romania Piatra Neamț, Romania Sala Polivalentă 4,000
2011-10-01 4 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2011 Romania Brăila, Romania Sala Polivalentă Danubius N/A
2011-07-16 3 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2011 Romania Constanța, Romania Sala Sporturilor 3,000
2011-05-21 2 SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2011 Romania Bucharest, Romania Patinoarul Mihai Flamaropol N/A
2011-03-18 1 SUPERKOMBAT The Pilot Show Romania Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania Sala Sporturilor Traian 2,000

Development[edit]

SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes[edit]

SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes is a platform launched in 2013 for up-and-coming talent which has served since its inception as the official developmental territory for SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix.[19][20]

# Date Location Venue
24 29 July 2017 China Shenzhen, China Shenzhen Stadium
23 7 April 2017 Romania Bucharest, Romania Romexpo Dome
22 12 March 2017 Romania Bucharest, Romania Berăria H
21 12 November 2016 Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă
20 1 October 2016 Romania Iași, Romania Sala Polivalentă
19 6 August 2016 Romania Comănești, Romania Dealul Galionului
18 30 July 2016 Romania Mamaia, Romania Tenis Club IDU
17 25 June 2016 Romania Brașov, Romania Patinoarul Olimpic
16 7 May 2016 Romania Bucharest, Romania Romexpo Dome
15 26 March 2016 Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico Roberto Clemente Coliseum
14 7 November 2015 Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă Dinamo
13 2 October 2015 Italy Milan, Italy Gran Teatro Linear4Ciak
12 1 August 2015 Romania Mamaia, Romania Piațeta Cazino
11 19 June 2015 Romania Constanța, Romania Sala Sporturilor
10 23 May 2015 Romania Bucharest, Romania Sala Polivalentă
9 7 March 2015 Romania Ploiești, Romania Sala Sporturilor Olimpia
8 2 August 2014 Romania Constanța, Romania Sala Sporturilor
7 29 March 2014 Romania Ploiești, Romania Sala Sporturilor Olimpia
6 3 November 2013 Italy Carrara, Italy CarraraFiere Exhibition Centre
5 30 August 2013 Romania Târgoviște, Romania Polyvalent Hall
4 31 May 2013 United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE Al Boom Tourist Village
3 10 May 2013 Austria Vienna, Austria Gasometer
2 3 March 2013 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil Ginásio Milton Feijão
1 23 February 2013 Croatia Opatija, Croatia Hotel Kvarner

SUPERKOMBAT Tryouts[edit]

The SUPERKOMBAT Tryouts seek new contestants.[4][20]

# Date Location Venue
7 7 May 2016 Romania Bucharest, Romania SUPERKOMBAT Academy
6 8 June 2014 Netherlands Almere, Netherlands Markerkant
5 4 April 2014 United Kingdom Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Teesside University Students' Union - The Hub
4 22 February 2013 Croatia Rijeka, Croatia Zapadni Trgovacki Centar
3 15 February 2013 United Kingdom Luton, United Kingdom Storm Gym
2 9 February 2013 Germany Dortmund, Germany Fight Lounge
1 26 January 2013 Greece Athens, Greece MMA Gym

SUPERKOMBAT Academy (2015-)[edit]

A 32-man heavyweight tournament will take place in th next 3 years in search of the next star. A sizeable investment of $5 million put into reality series to introduce the fighters at live events, with SK paying gym costs, coaches and medical bills, and even for travel.[21]

# Date Location
2 6 May 2016 Romania Bucharest, Romania
1 25 April 2015 Romania Târgoviște, Romania

List of SUPERKOMBAT champions[edit]

Tournament Champions[edit]

Event Date Weight class Winner Runner-up
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2011 Final November 19, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Ukraine Sergei Lascenko Suriname Ismael Londt
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2012 Final December 22, 2012 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Ukraine Pavel Zhuravlev Suriname Ismael Londt
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final December 21, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Spain Frank Muñoz Suriname Redouan Cairo
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final November 22, 2014 Light heavyweight
(-81 kg/178.6 lb)
Spain Jorge Loren France Aristote Quitusisa
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final November 7, 2015 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Morocco Tarik Khbabez Ukraine Roman Kryklia
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2017 Final December 2, 2017 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
TBA TBA

Other Tournaments winners[edit]

Event Date Weight class Winner Runner-up
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2011 May 21, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Ukraine Sergei Lascenko Czech Republic Roman Kleibl
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2011 July 16, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Suriname Ismael Londt Croatia Mladen Brestovac
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2011 October 1, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Ukraine Pavel Zhuravlev Belgium Sebastian van Thielen
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2011 October 15, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Turkey Erhan Deniz Netherlands Wendell Roche
SUPERKOMBAT Fight Club November 17, 2011 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Netherlands Errol Zimmerman Czech Republic Roman Kleibl
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2012 February 25, 2012 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Romania Cătălin Moroşanu Brazil Anderson Silva
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2012 May 12, 2012 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Romania Raul Cătinaș United Kingdom Daniel Sam
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2012 July 7, 2012 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Romania Benjamin Adegbuyi Bulgaria Kostadin Kostov
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2012 October 20, 2012 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Czech Republic Roman Kleibl Romania Răzvan Ghiţă
SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes 2 March 23, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Brazil Felipe Micheletti Brazil Edson Lima
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2013 April 6, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Bosnia and Herzegovina Muamer Tufekčić Suriname Jairzinho Rozenstruik
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2013 May 18, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Romania Sebastian Ciobanu Spain Frank Muñoz
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2013 September 28, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall Greece Giannis Stoforidis
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2013 October 12, 2013 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Armenia Jegish Yegoian Belgium Thomas Vanneste
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2014 April 12, 2014 Light heavyweight
(-81 kg/178.6 lb)
Poland Dawid Kasperski Suriname Errol Koning
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2014 May 24, 2014 Light heavyweight
(-81 kg/178.6 lb)
United Kingdom Jamie Bates Suriname Miles Simson
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2014 June 21, 2014 Cruiserweight
(-92 kg/202.8 lb)
Spain Moisés Baute United Kingdom Michael Terrill
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2014 September 27, 2014 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Morocco Tarik Khbabez Netherlands Dexter Suisse
SUPERKOMBAT Special Edition June 13, 2015 Heavyweight
(+95 kg/209.4 lb)
Curaçao D'Angelo Marshall Russia Nikolaj Falin

Current champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight +96 kg (211.6 lb) Suriname Ismael Londt July 7, 2012 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2012) 0
Super cruiserweight 95 kg (209.4 lb) vacant August 7, 2016
Cruiserweight 92 kg (202.8 lb) Belarus Igor Bugaenko December 21, 2013 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final) 0
Light heavyweight plus 86 kg (189.6 lb) Brazil César Almeida May 7, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2016) 0
Middleweight 71 kg (156.5 lb) Romania Amansio Paraschiv November 12, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final) 0
Lightweight 63.5 kg (140.0 lb) Romania Cristian Spetcu November 12, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final) 0
Women's Bantamweight 56 kg (123.5 lb) Croatia Marija Malenica November 12, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final) 0

Other[edit]

Intercontinental champions[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Super cruiserweight 95 kg (209.4 lb) TBD July 29, 2017 (SUPERKOMBAT Special Edition China)
Light heavyweight plus 86 kg (189.6 lb) Romania Alexandru Negrea June 17, 2017 (BELLICUM) 0

New Heroes[edit]

Division Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Cruiserweight 92 kg (202.8 lb) Suriname Clyde Brunswijk June 25, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT New Heroes 9) 0
Light heavyweight 81 kg (178.6 lb) Suriname Clyde Brunswijk January 18, 2014 (KIMBO 2) 0
Middleweight 71 kg (156.5 lb) Romania Amansio Paraschiv March 7, 2015 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2015) 0
Women's Lightweight 65 kg (143.3 lb) United States Angela Whitley March 26, 2016 (SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix I 2016) 0

Championship history[edit]

Heavyweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Suriname Ismael Londt
def. Freddy Kemayo
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2012
Varna, Bulgaria
July 7, 2012

Super Cruiserweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Romania Andrei Stoica
def. Ondřej Hutník
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final
Galați, Romania
December 21, 2013 1. def. Ali Cenik at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2014 on 21-06-14
2. def. Moisés Baute at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2014 Final Elimination on 25-10-14
3. def. Fred Sikking at SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2015 on 01-08-15
2 Spain Jorge Loren
def. Andrei Stoica
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2015 Final
Bucharest, Romania
November 7, 2015
3 Romania Ionuț Iftimoaie
def. Jorge Loren
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix IV 2016
Comănești, Romania
August 6, 2016
Iftimoaie vacated the title with his retirement on August 7, 2016.

Cruiserweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Romania Bogdan Stoica
def. Ivan Stanić
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2012
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
May 12, 2012
2 Belarus Igor Bugaenko
def. Bogdan Stoica
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2013 Final
Galați, Romania
December 21, 2013

Light Heavyweight Plus Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Brazil César Almeida
def. Moisés Baute
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix II 2016
Bucharest, Romania
May 7, 2016

Middleweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Netherlands Albert Kraus
def. Alexander Schmitt
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2011 Final
Darmstadt, Germany
November 19, 2011
Kraus was stripped of the title, when he left the SUPERKOMBAT for GLORY.
2 Greece Mike Zambidis
def. Harun Kina
SUPERKOMBAT VIP Edition
Bucharest, Romania
August 31, 2013 1. def. Harun Kina at Iron Challenge 2015 on 17-01-15
Zambidis vacated the title with his retirement on June 27, 2015.[22]
3 Democratic Republic of the Congo Chris Ngimbi
def. Amansio Paraschiv
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final Elimination
Iași, Romania
October 1, 2016
4 Romania Amansio Paraschiv
def. Chris Ngimbi
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final
Bucharest, Romania
November 12, 2016

Lightweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Romania Cristian Spetcu
def. Simón Santana
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final
Bucharest, Romania
November 12, 2016

Women's Bantamweight Championship[edit]

No. Name Event Date Defenses
1 Croatia Marija Malenica
def. Ania Fucz
SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix 2016 Final
Bucharest, Romania
November 12, 2016

Production team[edit]

Cyrus Fees, Jelani Khalfani or Brad Vee Johnson are the official ring announcers for SUPERKOMBAT events.[23][24][25] Cezar Gheorghe of Romania was one of the best known referees working for the organization.[26] Since 2017, the official commentators are Jordan Jay Adams and Will Vanders.

Broadcast[edit]

According to the SUPERKOMBAT, its programming is broadcast in over 100 countries across 5 continents.[27][28]

In 2011, the SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship burst into the mainstream with a landmark long-term broadcast agreement with Eurosport.[29]

Fight Now TV is the exclusive home of SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship in the United States,[30] a station that reaches roughly 80 million households.[31] The partnership started with SUPERKOMBAT World Grand Prix III 2013.[32]

Sport.ro is the home for SUPERKOMBAT programming in Romania.[33]

In May 2013, SUPERKOMBAT announced a partnership with Playbook International GmbH & Co. KG for global media rights.[34]

In September 2013, SK launched a live streaming partnership with Epicentre.tv.[35]

On 18 March 2014, SUPERKOMBAT announced that they have agreed to extend their Eurosport contract, until the end of the 2016 season.[36][37]

CBS partnership[edit]

On December 14, 2016, The SUPERKOMBAT Fighting Championship and CBS announced a one-year broadcast deal through the CBS Sports Network subsidiary, effectively ending the SUPERKOMBAT's Eurosport partnership. The deal includes six events.[38][39][40][41]

Notable fighters[edit]

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External links[edit]