No more waiting for Slovak MMA fans. After many months, the Oktagon tournament has returned to their homeland. And there was a lot to look at! Ondrej Nepela Stadium hosted Oktagon 27 on September 11 with the title match between Ivan Buchinger and his compatriot Vojta Barborík. Buchinger defeated Barborík by decision in a very hard and attractive five rounds match and won the champion's belt in the featherweight category. He thus became the first fighter to have two Octagon belts at the same time. He has been a lightweight champion since January.
After Buki‘s victory, many agreed that it was the best match in the history of the Oktagon, along with this year's welter weight title match between David Kozma and Leandro Apollo Silva. But the card of the Bratislava tournament definitely had something to watch throughout the whole evening.
The main pre-match of the tournament between Máté Kertész from Hungary and Robert Pukač from Bratislava seemed relatively balanced for three whole rounds and the domestic fighter tormented the Hungarian several times, but Máté was a bit more active and eventually won by decision 3:0 on points. He thus claimed third victory in a row and again attacks the top of the ranking in his weight category. Another Slovak star Gábor Boráros, did not get too many chances in the fight with the French UFC veteran Mickael Lebout and scored his third loss in a row. Quick 1st round K.O.s were scored by local Vlasto Čepo and Bojan Veličkovič from Serbia. Čepo defeated the Serb Miloš Kostiš, Velikovič defeated the Brazilian Carl Prater.
All results are here:
Ivan Buchinger – Vojto Barborík, decision
Máté Kertesz – Robert Pukač, decision
Gábor Boraros – Michael Lebout, decision
Bojan Veličkovič – Carlo Prater, TKO, 1. round
Vlasto Čepo – Milos Kostic, TKO, 1. round
František Fodor – Matouš Kohout Cancelled
Jonas Magard – Elnur Veliev, Submision, 2. round
Roman Paulus – Szymon Rakowicz, decision 3. round
Michal Plesník – Matej Šurin, decision 3. round
Štefan Vojčák – Evgeniy Golub, TKO, 1. round