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Monster sponsored MMA Tournament Oktagon 25 taking place in Brno, Czech Republic

Oktagon 25: heavyweight division has a new champion

Jun 282021

This year's last Oktagon tournament in Brno's Zoner Bobyhall culminated in a heavyweight title battle between Slovak number one Martin Buday and Polish challenger Kamil Minda. Twenty-nine-year-old Martin Buday, who introduced himself in the match after almost two years, finished an even battle with two hard punches and won by the KO 59 seconds before the end of the second round. He thus became the second Oktagon heavyweight champion after Michal Martínek, who released the title. Buday also confirmed the opportunity to fight in Dana White 's Contender Series for a contract with the UFC. He will face Brazilian Hugo Cunha (6-0) in Contender on October 12.

In addition to the title duel, the fans also enjoyed many other exciting fights across the divisions. One of Jiří Procházka's three defeats and UFC veteran Serb Bojan Velickovic (19-10) made his winning debut in the Oktagon after defeating Emmanuel Dawa (9-5), who was forced to resign in the 1st round due to injury. Samuel "Pirate" Krištofič (14-3) defeated Ala Matavai (8-5) from the USA after a tactical performance. The Slovak duo Marek Bartl and Karol Ryšavý showed a fierce battle and a very exciting duel. The winner of a very close and tough fight in was Ryšavý, who won by decision.


The bonus of the evening for the performance went to František Fodor, who konocked out cold Tomáš Fiala in a very hard way in the first round. Slovak stand-up star Monika Chochlíková enjoyed her second MMA victory, breaking down her opponent Giulia Chinell (4-5) and winning by decision.


The next tournament Oktagon 26 will take place on July 24 in the open air at the legendary Prague Štvanice stadium and you can look forward to many stars of the local and foreign MMA scene, including Karlos Vémola, Ivan Buchinger, Miloš Petrášek, Tato Primera or Leo Brichta. You can find more information at:






Martin Buday (SVK) - Kamil Minda (POL) - TKO (2. kolo, 4:01)


Karol Ryšavý (SVK) - Marek Bartl (CZE) by decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)


Bojan Veličkovič (SER) - Emmanuel Dawa (FRA) - TKO (1. round, 5:00)


Samuel Krištofič (SVK) - Al Matavao (ASM) by decision (30-26, 29-28, 29.26)


Monika Chochlíková (SVK) - Giulia Chinello (ITA) by decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-27)




Ronald Paradeiser (SVK) - Arda Adas (TUR by decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Zdeněk Polívka (CZE) - Abdel Driai (DZA) TKO (1. round, 1:25)


Marta Waliczeková (POL) - Rizlen Zouaková (MAR) by decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


František Fodor (SVK) - Tomáš Fiala (CZE) - KO (1. kolo, 3:06)


Václav Holota (CZE) - Daniel Hromek (SVK) by decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Jakub Bahník (CZE) - Ron Becker (ISR) - TKO (1. kolo, 0:48)