IT'S SHOWTIME Milan - Results and GIFs

I can't say I really had heard much about Giorgio Petrosyan before now, but he is a very slick fighter. He used just about everything in his arsenal to keep Andy Souwer off-balance and out of his range. The fight got dramatic when the judges unexpectedly ruled it a draw after three rounds despite Petrosyan seeming to be in control of the exchanges. Things got even more heated when Souwer was dropped by a punch in the extension round and the referee declined to give him a count. But in the end the judges saw things the way of Giorgio's incredibly agitated corner crew and gave him the decision, in what has to be considered a major upset.

On the undercard, Sahin "Kaas" Yakut looked solid in demolishing his oppenent in under a minute, and Hassan el Hamzaoui used a never ending barrage of flashy spinning kicks en route to a comfortable decision. Overall it was a pretty sweet card; the venue looked packed, and Petrosyan getting the win makes things even more interesting for the big Amsterdam Arena show in May.

Sahin 'Kaas' Yakut def. Shemsi Bequiri via R1 TKO

Hassan el Hamzaoui def. Federico Pacini via R5 Decision

Giorgio Petrosyan def. Andy Souwer via R4 Decision

Other results:

Rico Verhoeven def. Petr Majstorovic via Decision
Gregory Choplin def. Franco Lazzaro via Decision
Alexander Cosmo def. Murthel Groenhart via Decision
Armen Petrosyan def. Arnaldo Silva via Decision
Prajaskin Kaenjabai def. Francesco Cerigone via Decision
Mohammed Belkacem def. Slimane Sissoko via Decision
Wendell Roche def. Jasmin Becirovic via Decision

IT'S SHOWTIME - May 16, Amsterdam Arena

Badr Hari VS Semmy Schilt
Tyrone Spong VS Gökhan Saki
Melvin Manhoef VS Stefan Leko
Errol Zimmerman VS Mourad Bouzidi
Andy Souwer VS Chahid Oulad El Hadj
Giorgio Petrosyan VS Faldir Chahbari
Gago Drago VS William Diender
Nieky Holzken VS Sahin 'Kaas' Yakut
Joerie Mes VS Alviar Lima
Murat Direkçi VS TBA
Rico Verhoeven VS TBA
Chris Ngimbi VS Dennis Schneidmiller
Sem Braan VS Imro Main
Orono vor Petchpoon VS Hassan El Hamzaoui
Björn Bregy VS TBA

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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