Christian Eckerlin pulled of a huge in front of his home crowd in the main event of OKTAGON 57, a card which delivered big victories for some of the promotion’s most well known names. 

The event went down on Saturday night (May 4) at the Festhalle, Frankfurt, in front of 10,000 German fans in

Hometown favourite Christian Eckerlin met Miroslav Broz at the top of the bill and dominated him from the first to the last bell. Using his impressive striking to prevent Broz from being able to utilize his game plan throughout the first round. Eckerlin then took the contest to the floor in the second round and firing down with a flurry of elbows whilst in half guard and with little to offence being offered back from Broz, the referee was forced to step in and call time on the contest. It was then announced, immediately after the contest, that Eckerlin would return on October 12 and face fellow fan favourite Christian Jungwirth at OKTAGON 61.

In the co-main event, Losene Keita beat Agy Sadari by way of unanimous decision but the bout did not come without its challenges for the Featherweight champion. After a quick start from ‘Black Panther’ Sadari started to build his way into the contest through the third and fourth then hurt Keita in the final stanza but the 26-year-old managed to ride through it to secure the win on all three judges scorecards. The victory meant Keita was the final man to secure his place in the Tipsport Gamechanger quarter finals and will face Bogdanovic at OKTAGON 59 on July 20. 

Although the late comeback wasn’t to be for Sadari, it certainly was for Pavol Langer, in his Light Heavyweight contest against Marc Doussis. Although the bout only lasted a round, Doussis came flying out of the gates and bloodied Langer early in the contest. With just less than a minute left on the clock, Langer found home with four monumental strikes to the head of Doussis, which rendered the German unconscious. The win now will likely move Langer back into the title picture, following his failed title attempt last time out. 

Elsewhere on the card, Max Holzer continued his impressive run with his sixth submission win, against fellow prospect Eemil Kurhela. Holzer now moves to 8-0 and looking more impressive in every outing. Former Featherweight champion Mate Sanikidze had far from a dream start at Bantamweight, with Farbod Iran Nexhad handed him his first promotional defeat with a unanimous decision. Louis Glismann and Matous Kohout got themselves back to winning ways with decision wins over Lukasz Siwiec and Islam Khapilaev, respectively.

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