Participating as honorary guests in the international kickboxing tournament, dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev and held in Baku, were the following world known sportsmen:
Remy Kenneth Bonjasky
- (The Netherlands, Surinam). He is a three-time K-1 World Grand Prix champion, who won the title in 2003, 2004, and 2008. He was nicknamed "The Flying Gentleman" after the fights of 2008.
- (The Netherlands). He is a four time (three times consecutive) K-1 World GP champion who won the title in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Namig Abdullayev -
(Azerbaijan). He is a three time free-style wrestling champion of Europe (in 1995, 1996 and 2003). He took the first position after gaining a confident victory in the XXVII Summer Olympic Games haled in Sydney in 2000.
– (Russia). He became a champion on gymnastics in XXVI Summer Olympic Games held in 1996. Sergey Tarasov
- (Russia). A biathlon champion of XVII Winter Olympic Games held in 1994.
International kickboxing tournament held on occasion of 90th anniversary of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev
“Azerbaijan versus the Rest of the World” professional international kick-boxing tournament ended up with a victory (the score was 11-1) of the national team of Azerbaijan.
“Azerbaijan versus the Rest of the World” professional international kick-boxing tournament was (September 22, 2013) held on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev in Olympic Sports Complex “Serhedchi” (Frontiersman). Participating in the tournament, organized by the New Azerbaijan Party, Ministry of Youth and Sports, National Olympic Committee, Azerbaijan Kickboxing Federation, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations, and sponsored by Akkord Industry Construction Investment Corporation OJSC, were the members of the national team of Azerbaijan and selected kick boxers, representing 10 countries.
The following 12 professional kick boxers headed by Zabit Samadov represented Azerbaijan in the tournament that had been held for the third time: Shakir Khalilov (54 kg), Elnur Daryagir (63.5 kg), Anar Mammadov (91 kg), Zamig Atakishiyev (91 + kg), Eduard Mammadov (63 kg), Turan Gafarov (67 kg), Araz Pirmammadov (71 kg), Ramal Aslanov (71 kg), Parviz Abdullayev (73 kg), Khayal Ahmadov (81 kg), Aghalar Sadigzade (93 kg).
Competing within the national team of Azerbaijan were 4 sportsmen of Gyzyl Eljek (Golden Glove) sports club that Akkord Industry Construction Investment Corporation OJSC supports at domestic and international contests. They all ended up the fights with the victory. According the outcomes of 12 fights, the tournament ended up with the victory (the score was 11-1) of the national team of Azerbaijan.
The most catching fight was held between Zabit Samadov nicknamed Mowgli and Serbian sportsman Dragan Jovanovich, each competing in 91kg category. In his short interview that Zabit Samadov gave after gaining victory over his opponent, he noted that he felt a great sense of pride while raising Azerbaijan’s flag above his head.
“Azerbaijan versus the Rest of the World” professional international kick-boxing tournament dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Nationwide Leader Heydar Aliyev brought together not only world class sportsmen but also well known sports, policy and business representatives who were among the observers.
At the end of the tournament, the management of the Azerbaijan Kickboxing Federation expressed its gratitude both to organizers and sponsors for their contributing to the development of
Azerbaijan and sports.
1. ZABIT SAMADOV (91+ kg) - DRAGAN JOVANOVICH (SERBIA)
2. SHAKIR KHALILOV (54 kg) - TIMUR BUROV (Belarus)
3. ELNUR DARYAGIR (63.5 kg) - SEMIR DELICH (Bosnia)
4. ANAR MAMMADOV (91 kg) - MESUD SELIMOVICH (Bosnia)
5. ZAMIG ATAKISHIYEV (91+ kg) - GALIMJAN UTEGENOV (Kazakhstan)
6. EDUARD MAMMADOV (63 kg) - YAGUB BERSANUKAYEV (Russia)
7. PARVIZ ABDULLAYEV (73 kg) - CONSTANTIN PASNICIUS (Romania)
8. TURAN GAFAROV (67 kg) - ALEX WHITE (USA)
9. ARAZ P?RMAMMADOV (71 kg) - FABIANO ANTONIO DA SILVA (Brazil)
10. RAMAL ASLANOV (71 kg) - VITALIY FARHUTDINOV (Ukraine)
11. KHAYAL AHMADOV (81 kg) - NIELS WILMINK (the Netherlands)
12. AGHALAR SADIGZADE (93 kg) - TIMUR BEKTURGANOV (Kazakhstan)