Congratulations to Markus Utke for winning the Israel 2017 Fight Night last weekend. He was almost untouchable for the entire event, losing only two points in four qualification matches and three knockout matches.
Check out this 6 minutes 35 second video of every point of the tournament:
The video also features a showdown between Eivind Dragsjø and Onni Toivonen, Lauge Benjaminsen mostly defeated himself, messing up his signature shoulder-roll-turn manoeuvre three times to allow Yaron Davidovich through to the semi-finals, and Bar Mualem pulling off a come-from-behind victory against Alex Leymann.
21 jugglers took part in the qualifications, and 8 made it into the knockout. Onni Toivonen earned himself a wildcard by beating 8th seed Daniel Latorre for a place in the round of 8.
This National 425 tournament is Markus's biggest victory so far, and moves him up to fourth in the 52 Week Current Rankings.
Thanks to Ofek Rafaeli for organising the tournament, and to Sarah Richter for the photo and video footage. See all the tournament results and details here: http://fightnightcombat.com/tournament-Israel-2017.html
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