Combat Wrestling World Championship in Bulgaria: Results & Highlights

Combat Wrestling World Championship in Bulgaria: Results & Highlights


Last weekend (August 22) the 1st Combat Wrestling World Championship was held in the resort city of Varna, Bulgaria.

On the mats of Spartak Stadium, the finest grapplers of Japan, UK, USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Malta, Belarus and Spain met and locked horns under the rule set of Combat Wrestling, for the first time in the history.
The crowd witnessed very high level of diverse grappling styles.

There were European, World and national champions of Freestyle and Greco wrestling, Sambo, Judo, BJJ, FILA Grappling and etc.

Sportsmanship was on par with the wrestlers level- there was only one accident, resulting in minor injury.


After a fierce competition, here are the first world medalists in Combat Wrestling:


+100 kg

Tomoyuki Oka (JPN)
Milan Vrbic (SRB)
Preslav Kulekov (BUL)

-100 kg

Kamen Georgiev (BUL)
Ivan Vicic (SRB)
Kevin Sniff (USA)

-90 kg

Nural Nazmiev (BUL)
Anthony Sansonetty (USA)
Luka Breberina (SRB)

-82 kg

Boris Velichkov (BUL)
Joseph Abela (MLT)
Morgan Bracken (USA)

-74 kg

Matthew Kaiser (CAN)
Roli Delgado (USA)
Lewis Dunn (GBR)

-68 kg

Denny Lenormand (USA)
Ryota Kodama (JPN)
Boris Tonev (BUL)

-62 kg

Sadahito Niimura (JPN)
Stanislav Dimitrov (BUL)
Enrico Manicaro (MLT)

Here is the video of Matthew Kaiser from Canada who won gold at -74kgs: