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Monster sponsored MMA Tournament Oktagon 29 taking place in Brno, Czechia

Oktagon 29: David Kozma reaffirmed the status of King of Welter

Dec 142021

The penultimate tournament of the OKTAGON MMA organization with the number 29 was moved from the long-planned Ostravar arena to the Brno Zoner Bobby Hall. However, this did not detract from the quality of the matches and the spectators witnessed eleven exciting fights between foreign and domestic fighters. The highlight of the evening was another title defense of King of the Welter division David Kozma, who defeated the dangerous Serbian challenger Bojan Veličković in a hard duel.

The Prelims card started with a duel between the winner of the 5th Oktagon Výzva series Roman Paulus and Peter Gabal. The first named gained the upper hand during the match and finished his opponent a few seconds before the end of the 3rd round. Russian fighter Arthur Karavaev confirmed his role as the favourite and defeated the Spaniard Omar Santana by decision. In the third match, local Jan Malach was forced to tap out the arm bar of his German-Turkish opponent Arda Adas. Active Polish fighter Marcin Naruszczka defeated Jakub Běle on points and asked for a rematch with David Hošek. One of the most anticipated fights of the domestic scene between Marek Bartl and Jan Široký was full of tough punches, but the ground was clearly dominated by Široký, who eventually won by decision.


The first main card match between Pavel Salčák and Al Matava was also the last match of Pavel's career, but unfortunately the farewell did not go as planned. The incredibly tough Matavao dumped several hits on Salčák in the second round, sending him to the ground, where he finished him. Oktagon newcomer Thomas Narma was beaten by the local Daniel Dittrich in the first round and the Norwegian Viking was no longer able to continue to the next round. Another of the highly anticipated matches was a duel between the German fighter Christian Eckerlin and his Greek rival Ioannis Palaiologos. Thanks to his interesting life story, Eckerlin quickly won the hearts of many domestic fans and everyone expected what he would show in the match. And he performed well. At the end of the first round, he uncompromisingly strangled his opponent and showed that the organization should definitely count on him in the future. In the penultimate match of the tournament, Losene Keita showed his crazy ride. From the very beginning, he poured a lot of hard blows on Karol Ryšavý, who finally lost in the first round after a hard KO.


The grand finale of the Oktagon 29 tournament, the title duel of the Welter's division between the home king David Kozma and the challenger Bojan Veličković, brought everything we expected. There were a lot of moments in the exciting battle, in which the fans held their breath and both fighters showed incredible performances. When David Kozma's legs went jelly after a hard high kick by Veličkovic, it seemed that it could be the end, but David reaffirmed how incredibly tough he is. He settled the whole situation and then defeated Veličković in the 4th round at TKO.


Congratulations to David Kozma for another defense of the title and we can't wait for the final tournament of 2021 Oktagon 30, which will take place on December 30 in the Brno fortress Zoner Bobby Hall. For more information, visit





Roman Paulus – Peter Gabal TKO, 3. round

Arthur Karavaev – Omar Santan, decision

Jan Malach – Arda Adas, submission, 3. round

Marcin Naruszczka – Jakub Běle, decision, 3. round

Jan Široký – Marek Bartl, decision, 3. round



Al Matavao – Pavel Salčák, TKO, 2. round

Daniel Dittrich – Thomas Narmo, TKO, 1. round

Matěj Kuzník – Krisztián Simon, decision, 3. round

Christian Eckerlin – Ioannis Palaiologos, submission, 1. round

Karol Ryšavý Losene Keita, TKO, 1. round

David Kozma – Bojan Veličkovič, TKO, 4. round