EFN 3 took place this past weekend in Malaysia. Two tournaments took place, both in the 154lb weight class. The winner of each tournament would compete in a 4-man tournament as part of the King’s Birthday in December.
The Group A tournament saw Sean Kearney demolish his opposition to earn his spot in the King’s Birthday tournament. In his semi-final bout, he put constant pressure on Teerapong Kiatkorvit, eventually finishing him in the second round with a barrage of knees. In the tournament final, he faced Aiman Redarmy, and it didn’t take long for Kearney to establish his dominance. He delivered elbows and knees with bad intentions. A barrage of knees sent Aiman down in the first round and secured the win for Kearney.
In Group B, 18-year-old Maroof Ozcan scored a fabulous KO over Mostafa Ashouri with a left hook in the second round of their semi-final bout. Bow Suweilek outpointed Vladimir Shulyak in the other semi-final bout to set up the Group B final. Suweilek used the clinch to stifle Ozcan in the tournament final, and after controlling the first two rounds, Ozcan came alive in the final frame, but unfortunately for him, it was too little too late.
Kearney and Suweilek join Changpuek of Thailand and Gabriel Mazzetti from Peru for the King’s Birthday 4-man tournament.
Group A Tournament Semi-Finals
Sean Kearney def. Teerapong Kiatkorvit via (T)KO (Knees) in Rd. 2
Aiman Redarmy def. Kai Chee via Decision
Group A Tournament Final
Sean Kearney def. Aiman Redarmy via (T)KO (Knees) in Rd. 2
Group B Tournament Semi-Finals
Maroof Ozcan def. Mostafa Ashouri via KO in Rd. 2
Bow Suweilek def. Vladimir Shulyak via Decision
Group B Tournament Final
Bow Suweilek def. Maroof Ozcan via Decision