Slovakian MMA promotion Oktagon kicks-off their first-ever MMA event in Germany tonight with OKTAGON 33 being held live from Frankfurt. The 12 fight card features Europe’s hardest hitters.
The main event puts the OKMMA Lightweight title on the line as reigning lightweight and featherweight champ-champ Ivan Buchinger defends his belt against fresh-face, Oktagon Lightweight Interim Champion Losene Keita. After winning the belt from previous champ Ronald Paradeiser via a first-round submission, the Slovakian has since successfully defended the belt once – after surviving five-rounds against Vojto Barborik. Keita, on the other hand, debuted at Oktagon in late 2021 on a clean 6-0 record, one that he has been able to maintain after defeating Karol Ryšavý. The challenger rides a 7-0 record after defeating Paradeiser this February.
OKTAGON 33’s co-main event pits German MMA veterans against each other in a light heavyweight battle. Frankfurt’s own Stephan Puetz butts heads against Martin Zawada, who’s last name may be familiar to fans of the UFC. Both men enter the cage on a single loss streak, with former-GMC champion Puetz suffering a doctor stoppage due to a broken nose caused by champion Viktor Pešta late in the third round. Zawada, on the other hand, debuts tonight at OKTAGON 33 after a stint at KSW – the last of which was a unanimous decision loss against Poland’s Szymon Kołecki.
However, just before the main events kick off, we have the highly-anticipated bout between prominent German MMA star Christian Eckerlin, who faces Denilson Neves de Oliveira at welterweight. Eckerlin, alongside Puetz and Zawada, is one of Germany’s longest-running MMA stars and also one of the most brutal. He currently rides a seven-fight win streak, with his most recent win being that of his debut submission victory over John Palaiologos. On the other side of the cage is De Oliveira, a Brazilian submission artist who will be debuting at Oktagon riding a two win streak.
Kicking off the main card is Martin’s brother, former UFC welterweight contender David Zawada who also debuts at Oktagon up against fellow debutee, Austria’s Erhan Kartal. OKTAGON 33 will be the first time the younger Zawada brother has competed in MMA since his removal from the UFC roster back in February. He comes into Oktagon on a two-loss streak, with decision losses against Ramazan Emeev and Alex Morono at the UFC. Across the cage, Kartal also debuts at the European organization – riding a single-fight win streak. The Austrian last fought in September 2021, gaining a knockout win against Luis Silva at GMC.
MMA Sucka has fight fans covered with OKTAGON 33 results, a pay-per-view event happening live on Oktagon.tv beginning with the preliminary card at 12pm ET/9am PT, immediately followed by the main card.
OKTAGON 33 Results
Losene Keita def. Ivan Buchinger via TKO (Punches) at 3:00 of Round 1 to win Oktagon MMA Lightweight Championship
Stephan Puetz def. Martin Zawada via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Selim Topuz def. Hassan Shaaban via Unanimous Decision (49-46,48-47,49-46) for the Oktagon Challenge Champion
Christian Eckerlin def. Denilson Nevis de Oliveira via TKO (Ground & Pound) at 2:38 of Round 2.
Karlos Vémola def Michał Pasternak via Submission (Arm Triangle) at 3:55 of Round 1
David Zawada def Erhan Kartal via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 1.
Christian Jungwirth def. Ivica Trušček via TKO (Ground & Pound) at 4:09 of Round 2
Zdenek Polivka def. Cheick Kone via TKO (Corner Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Hatef Moeil def Kerisson Leal via TKO (Referee Stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2
Ahmed Vila def Jaroslav Pokorny via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Adam Pałasz def. Donald Ćosic via TKO (Injury) at 3:28 of Round 1.
Jamie Cordero def. Ibrahim Cholo via Unanimous Decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
Michael Deiga Scheck def. Cory Tait via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)