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Encyclopedia > Branko Cikatic
The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. The correct title is Branko Cikatić.

Branko "The Tiger" Cikatić (October 3, Croatian kickboxer, best known as the winner of the first K-1 Grand Prix tournament held on April 30, 1993 in Japan.

Cikatić surprised the martial arts world by storming the 1993 K-1 Grand Prix tournament, knocking out all three of his opponents in one evening, including Ernesto Hoost in the final match. To date, Cikatić is the oldest winner of the K_1 Grand Prix at 38 years 208 days.

Towards the end of his sports career, Cikatić also tried himself as an actor, playing the lead villain role in a 1997 B-action movie Skyscraper, starring Anna Nicole Smith.

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MMAFighting.net Forums - Branko Cikatic is back at 51 (376 words)
Branko then tried to stop (as 1st K-1 GP winner he had some strong connections) Mirko to fight in K-1 and partially suceeded until 1999 when Mirko fought again in K-1 under Leonard Pjetraj team.
Branko was put in Jail under "attepmt of murder" suspicion.
I respect Branko as he was 1st K-1 GP winner, and a first one to raise Croatian flag at some sport event outside Croatia.
Branco Cikatic? - Iron Life Forums (430 words)
Branko was very dangerous, even past his prime, but never twice as good as Mirko.
Cikatic was beastly, one match in particular of his from 94 stands out.
Branco is one of my favorites fighters !!he has knock outs in both hands and in his prime he was an animal,a great warrior !!i was so lucky to saw him fought here in the eighties in Holland,he was the absolute number 1 at that time of chakuriki.
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