Sometimes you get knocked out just when you think the victory is close.
Romanian Xtreme Fighting 18 event was held on June 15 in Cluj-Napoca. The main event featured the Romanian super heavyweight legend Alexandru Lungu whose previous fight against Mighty Mo at RXF 15 went no further than the opening round – Lungu destroyed the Samoan with a series of brutal punches less than a minute after the start. This time Lungu was just a bit slower and finished Andrzej Kulik at 1:59 via TKO (punches).
Not only the main event but also the main card and even the preliminary fights were great matchups packing the night with fury, emotion and everything else we love MMA for. One of the preliminary clashes was between Ioan Vranceanu and Bogdan Nut. Both fighters cannot boast a long and impressive record – before the fight Nut had scored two victories suffering no losses while Vranceanu’s record was 2-3 only. The fight turned out to be an exhausting one, as the opponents could not sort things out for two rounds.
In the closing round Ioan Vranceanu assaulted Bogdan Nut but missed and fell on all fours. Nut rushed for a counter attack and his victory seemed quite close as Vranceanu was literally running away. However, this retreat ended with a backfist which Vranceanu threw hardly looking at his opponent. Was the shot aimed or not, but it hit Nut perfectly – the poor guy collapsed on the canvas, his nose bleeding badly. The referee rushed for rescue but Vranceanu showed an example of sportsmanship and didn’t land a single unnecessary finishing punch.