Rade Opacic causes an upset at kickboxing series Simply The Best 14 Prague
Simply The Best 14 Prague started the third season of the WKN world series on SFR Sport 5. The show was held this past Saturday at Top Hotel. A mixed-gala comprised a series of Kickboxing and MMA bouts with three championship belts contested during the evening.
World champion Ondrej Hutink headlined the event. He faced off a heavyweight prospect out of Serbia, Rade Opacic. The non-title bout was scheduled at 3×3 minute rounds in K-1.
Fighting in front of his home crown, Hutnik entered the ring counting the 100 fight in his career. For the 8-fight competitor Opacic it was all or nothing. The 19-year-old was facing the man who has earned knockout victories over such names as Fabrice Aurieng and Nicolas Wamba, among others. Moreover, Serbian fighter was appearing at the world-class event that airs on European network SFR Sport 5 in terms of the famed series “Simply The Best”.
The three-round bout ended prior the final bell. Furthermore it was all over half way through of the opening round. Opacic landed a devastating kick to the head that drop his opponent to the canvas at 1 minute 30 seconds of Round 1.
The knockout resembles the debut of the Australian muaythai fighter John Wayne Parr at Bellator Kickboxing. Last month he similarly KO’ed his opponent with the right kick to the head. For Opacic such result arguably puts him on the list as a new threat in the heavyweight division.
The other STB 14 Prague results saw Matous Kohout of Czech earning a unanimous decision over Jente Van Hul of Belgium as well as claiming the WKN European middleweight title. Also Jan Holec of Czech KO’ed Tomasz Makowski of Poland and collected the WKN International featherweight belt. Simply The Best 14 Prague is scheduled for broadcast on SFR Sport 5 throughout Europe.