PIT BULL became an energy partner of WWFC 21 CHARITY, a charity MMA tournament in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The event, held on October 20 at the Bel Etage Concert Hall in Kyiv, was organized by the World Warriors Fighting Championship (WWFC), the leader of mixed martial arts in Ukraine, which has more than 50 professional tournaments to its credit.
PIT BULL has been sponsoring MMA competitions for several years. This is a spectacular sport that appeals to brave and uncompromising young people. And PIT BULL admirers are just like that.
So, how did WWFC 21 CHARITY go? It was intense and vibrant! The spectators of the competition witnessed 12 of the best fighters from Ukraine and Georgia competing for the title of the strongest. The fiery PIT BULL Power energized everyone present.
Each match of the tournament was absolutely incredible and showcased the beauty of MMA. But the highlight of the evening was the fight between Ukrainian athletes, the European Champion, soldier from Kharkiv Kyrylo Kolomiets, member of KRAKEN Special Operations Unit, and the Champion of Ukraine in Jiu-Jitsu and Wushu Sanshou Vitaliy Figol. Kyrylo has been taking part in military operations, so he was able to get ready for competitions during his days-off only. However, he defeated Vitaliy by a technical knockout due to his agility and strength.
WWFC 21 CHARITY was dedicated to the memory of Yegor Birkun, a representative of the national MMA team and a fighter in the Azov Regiment, who heroically lost his life on March 22, 2022, defending Mariupol. The winner of the Grand Prix “Yegor Birkun Cup” was Shamil Mustafayev who defeated Oleksiy Gurniev. He received the Cup from Yegor Birkun’s mother.
These athletes are also among the leaders of WWFC 21 CHARITY:
▪ Maksym Skoromnyi defeated Anatoliy Panchenko by submission
▪ Igor Shmygol defeated Maksym Danchevskyi by the referees’ decision
▪ Yuriy Kulyk defeated Oleksandr Pokotilov by submission
▪ Stanislav Dremliuga defeated Ivan Zozulya by submission
▪ Bogdan Katkin defeated Vladyslav Voievoda by a technical knockout
▪ Nazariy Bedriy defeated Lado Kurmashvili by submission
▪ Andriy Kucherenko defeated Zurab Maisashvili by technical knockout
▪ Nazar Lutskiv defeated Dmytro Yatsko by submission
But most importantly, during the event, PIT BULL, together with other sponsors and benefactors, raised money for FPV drones for the Genius Special Operations Unit. Members of this Unit are engaged in the development and production of FPV drones, which they hand over to the soldiers of many brigades, Special Operations Forces and Defence Intelligence groups, and other units fighting on the front line.
Spectators making the biggest donations had a chance to win unique prizes: the Ukrainian flag with the signatures of the fighters of Artan, Special Operations Unit of the Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine, which they took along while carrying out military missions in Bakhmut and in the Crimea, a keychain made of a fragment of a X-101 missile shot down on October 10, 2022 not far from Kyiv (on the day of the first massive missile attack targeted at the Ukrainian energy infrastructure), a book by Andrii Kokotiukha autographed by the Chief of the Defence Intelligence of Ukraine Kyrylo Budanov, a ball with a signature of Andriy Shevchenko, and so on. You can find out the results of the prize draw here.