A new martial arts show in Chisinau! FEA Association will organize the fourth edition of the MMA tournament, Eagles Fighting Championship.
The fight will be for the world champion belt in the category up to 77 kilograms between Sergiu Barbarosa and Vasile Butnaru.
Initially, Barbarossa had to fight Luca Poclit, btu he has injured himself in the semifinal and was not allowed on the ring.
"I did not expect, but I am very glad of this second opportunity. Now I work 10 times harder." , said Vasile Botnaru.
"We are making some changes in training, but not very significant. The opponent is about the same style as the last one. I want to defend the title" , confessed Sergiu Barbarosa.
The semifinals at the category of up to 62 kg will take place during the gala. The first of them, the Moldovan Mihai Sarbu will fight Nabiulla Amirov.
In the second semifinal, Samir Aliyev of Azerbaijan will duel with Ukrainian Dmytro Predebaylo.
The winners of the two will fight in May for the championship belt in this weight category.
MMA Fighting Championship tournament, which will take place on February 18 in Chisinau, has scheduled 12 fights.
FEA Association will organize four such tournaments this year, with one more compared to last year.
"We are being recognized worldwide. Many foreign fighters visit us. This year we promise more great shows. We have contracts with TV stations from abroad. The tournaments will be broadcast live worldwide. Clearly we will have world class fights" , said FEA President Dorin Damir.
The first tournament Eagles Fighting Championship was held early last year. Gregory Panfilii in November became the first athlete who won the world belt champion in the Eagles version.