OKTAGON 54 will see the Middleweight division unified and the Tipsport Gamechanger Lightweight tournament will get underway, as the promotion descend on the Ostravar Arena on March 2nd.

At the top of the bill, the promotions pound for pound number one, Patrik Kincl will make his return to the cage for the first time in 10 months after being sidelined with an injury. He will face the interim Middleweight Champion, Piotr Wawrzyniak who claimed the interim belt in his promotional debut against Vlasto Cepo at OKTAGON 51. 

The rest of the main card is made up of seven of the eight bouts in opening round of the Tipsport Gamechanger Lightweight tournament, with the eighth and final bout taking place when Losene Keita meets Agy Sardari later in the year.

The previous Tipsport Gamechanger tournaments have proven to produce some incredible bouts under the OKTAGON banner and with the names set to take part in the Lightweight Tournament, fans can expect this form to continue. 

Current Lightweight king, Ronald Paradeiser will welcome long time servant to the European scene, Attila Korkmaz to the promotion in the evening’s co-main event. Paradeiser enters the contest after claiming the title at OKTAGON 50 against the extremely experienced Ivan Buchinger. Korkmaz comes into the tournament riding a two fight win streak.

Makwan Amirkhani and Mochamed Machaev both make their move to Lightweight for their promotional debuts in pursuit of becoming the Gamechanger champion. The contest will be Amirkhani’s first outing since parting ways with the UFC after a lengthy tenure- which started before Machaev had even joined the professional ranks. 

Former KSW World Champion Daniel Torres will square off against one of the most active fighters on the OKTAGON roster, Vladimir Lengal. Torres moves back to Lightweight, having competed at both 145lbs and 155lbs in recent bouts. Since the start of 2022, Lengal has competed an astonishing 15 times – across multiple disciplines. 

OKTAGON Underground winner, Matous Kohout will look to earn back to back victories when he steps in against Mateusz Legierski. Kohout comes into the tournament holding a 2-2 record from his last four bouts, with his two wins coming in comfortable unanimous decision wins. Former champion, Legierski will be keen to extend his unbeaten streak with the promotion to eight bouts. 

Mohamed Grabinski will want to turn his recent form on its head when he meets Acoidan Duque. Grabinski certainly knows how to get the job done inside the 15 minute contest, with 17 of his 23 victories coming by way of stoppage. Duque has already secured big wins on Bellator, PFL and BRAVE. The Spaniard will no doubt want to add OKTAGON to the list of major organizations of which he has fought, and won, under. 

The ever-charismatic Akonne Wanliss will be keen to make the most of the opportunity that lies before him, but first, he must get past Sahil Siraj. Wanliss’ slick striking going head-to-head with Siraj’s show stopping power could lead to an extremely entertaining bout between the two on Saturday night.

Hafeni Nafuka and Predrag Bogdanovic could display a grappling masterclass in the final Gamechanger bout at OKTAGON 54. The unbeaten Nafuka has secured two submission victories in his time with OKTAGON so far and all but two of Bogdanovic’s finishes have came by way of submission. 

The preliminary portion of the card will see Radek Rousal face Luke Neale, Jason Ponet take on Lukasz Rajewski and Milos Janicic compete against Ebrahim Hosseinpour.