Requejo takes WKN Super Welterweight title at TEKB 16 Agde
World Championship Kickboxing returned to the seaside resort on France’s Mediterranean coast, Cap d’Agde on May 25. The “TEKB 16” event presented by Christophe Dragole featured Slovakian Stefan Meszaros up against Spanish Jordi Requejo. The pair battled it out for World Kickboxing Network Super Welterweight title.
The scheduled for five rounds contest in oriental kickboxing (K-1 rules) didn’t go the distance. Requejo took the win by technical knockout in the first round after Meszaros received a severe leg injury.
The Slovakian kickboxer landed a heavy leg kick, yet it was blocked by the Spanish fighter, which reportedly resulted in the breakage of the shin. The injury resembles the UFC 168 main event bout between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva when the latter similarly broke his leg in Round 2, as well as the 2014 GLORY Kickboxing tournament in Istanbul where Tyrone Spong broke his lower right leg after throwing leg kick in the first round of a heavyweight semi-final bout against Gokhan Saki.
The verdict heard the representative of Team Calvet, who took the bout on a short notice, earning the win by technical knockout in the first round. Ultimately, Jordi Requejo became a new WKN World Super Welterweight champion.
The undercard featured a series of bouts with French and international competitors.
Jordi Requejo def. Stefan Meszaros by TKO (broken leg, R1)
TEKB 16 in French Agde was presented on the same night as Noc Valecniku 16 in Czech city Kladno. The event saw local mixed martial artist Alexander Cverna retaining his WKN International Super Heavyweight title against Serbian Dalibor Milutinovic by submission in the first round (via Twitter).
Czech mixed martial artist Alexander Cverna defeats Serbian Dalibor Milutinovic by submission in the first round to retain #WKN International Super Heavyweight title at Noc Valecniku 16 Kladno live on SPORT 5 pic.twitter.com/309e5FykH1
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) May 26, 2019