Bosnian heavyweight powerhouse Erko Jun made an eye-catching start to live under the Brave Combat Federation roster as he claimed a first-round TKO victory in the main event of Brave CF 70.
Jun faced off against local hero Marko Drmonjic in Ljubljana as he looked to make a winning impression on his Brave CF debut, and he did just that with a superb display to finish the 22-fight veteran.
A big right hand dropped Drmonjic to the mat, before Jun closed in and put the finishing touches to a dream debut with a flurry of hammerfists to force the stoppage after just two minutes, 52 seconds.
It marked the end of a career for Drmonjic, with the Slovenian confirming his retirement after the fight. But for Jun, it was the start of a new chapter in the former KSW fighter’s career.
“I promised my family a spectacular Brave CF debut, and I think I delivered,” said Jun after his victory.
“My low kick is one of my strongest weapons. It is like the first step to breaking down my opponent – and it worked tonight.
“ I have no injuries, so I’d like to return to Brave Combat Federation soon. I am so grateful for this opportunity.”
In the night’s co-main event, there was a big win for super lightweight contender Joilton Lutterbach, who moved up to super welterweight and defeated Andreas Gustafsson Berg via majority decision after a closely-contested three-round bout went all the way to the scorecards.
Lutterbach has his sights set on super lightweight champion Eldar Eldarov, but announced himself as a serious threat to the best at the higher weight class.
That said, his focus remains set on a meeting with Eldarov, and he delivered a message to the Russian star in his post-fight interview.
“Thank you to everyone who came to watch us fight. I am not happy with my performance today,” said Lutterbach, who admitted he’d hoped to pick up a more decisive victory.
“I don’t know what happened, but I have to give it up to my opponent, he is very strong. I am a super lightweight who came up to fight at super welterweight. Man, these guys are so strong.
“I wanted to strike, but he came to wrestle, so I had to meet him there. I am just glad I got the win, all thanks to God.”
He then turned his attention to Eldarov, as he called for a title fight with the reigning champion later this year.
“Hey Eldar, if you want to, let’s fight at the end of the year,” he said.
“Let’s go to Colombia or Brazil, anywhere. I am ready for you!”
Brave CF 70: Official results
- Erko Jun def. Marko Drmonjic via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:52
- Joilton Lutterbach def. Andreas Gustafsson Berg via majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
- Pavel Dailidko def. Luka Prodjrajsek via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:23
- Izzedine Al-Derbani def. Eduardo Mora via submission (ninja choke) – Round 2, 0:!5
- Edilceu Alves def. Dansheel Moodley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Miha Frlic def. Danylo Kartavyi via unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
- Vitaliy Yakymenko def. Mohammed Farhad via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
- David Forster def. Nemanja Nikolic via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 0:41
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