On Sunday, November 19, 2023, 32-year-old kickboxer Mattia Faraoni from Rome had a clear triumph in Torino, Italy, at the Pala Gianni Asti in front of 4,500 viewers. He beat Romanian champ Bogdan Stoica in the ISKA world champion, in the classification of as much as 95 kg. Faraoni won with a spinning kick early in the 2nd round, in what was thought about the hardest match of his profession. Stoica, with a remarkable record of 71 matches and 58 wins, provided a powerful difficulty with his experience and effective hits. Faraoni’s triumph opens chances for a brand-new profession, specifically abroad, with a concentrate on Asia where ISKA belts are popular. Another young champ, 29-year-old Romanian Yuri Farcas, who is now an Italian person, likewise emerged triumphant in the heavyweight classification, beating his compatriot Florin Matei. This win likewise opens chances for a profession abroad for Farcas.
The Oktagon occasion likewise saw 2 other world title wins, with Japanese Takumi Terada winning in the as much as 59 kg classification and Romanian Calin Petrisor beating the Ukrainian Taras Hnatchuk in the as much as 70 kg classification. The occasion likewise saw a record variety of 10 knockouts and surfaces, marking a historical minute in the 25-year history of the fight sports gala.