What's next for Sven Fortenbacher?

Sven Fortenbacher

Sven Fortenbacher on the verge of a big breakthrough?

He is the poster boy of Shooto Germany: Sven Fortenbacher from the German Top Team HQ will be published on 10.12.2022 at SHOOTO KINGS IX: Sengoku the main fight against the so far undefeated Georgian Nika Kupravishvili. No wonder, because until now the Reutlinger stands with Shooto Kings with an impeccable record of 2-0 (1 submission, 1 points win) at the top of the food chain. The No. 1 of the P4P Shooto Pro Rankings in Germany is at a crossroads in his career. Because, how should it continue after SHOOTO KINGS IX: Sengoku with the ambitious fighter?

Springboard to Japan?

Shortly before Corona, the up-and-coming fighter was active in Japan for the first time and won the gold medal at the Odawara BJJ Open. The fact that he defeated a fighter from the dojo of Shooto legend Rumina Sato in the final fight early by submission, brought him finally on the radar of Shooto Japan. Talks were already underway for Sven's first professional fight in Japan. But unfortunately the Corona Pandemic shattered all hopes of a fight in the land of the rising sun.

Then this June, Sven made headlines again with a remarkable fight against Japanese K1 star Shingo Yokoyama. His visibly improved stand-up was evident and with two medals at the ADCC German National Championships this year, he also showed that his ground fighting had improved tremendously.

Shooto Kings decides the future

His fight against Kupravishvili brings Sven again close to a possible fight in Japan. Should he also be successful in his third fight at Shooto Kings, this will definitely put him back in starting position towards Shooto Japan. But Kupravishvili is young, hungry and undefeated. So it will be a very tough course for the Shidokan world champion. He will need all the support of his fans on site in Herrenberg when he steps into the Octagon for the Main Event.

Tickets for the event should be ordered directly from Sven (Instagram contact / Contact via Facebook)are bought, because his fans support him additionally with it. As always, he has a ticket deal with Shooto Kings closed and earns on each ticket that he sells. So his friends and fans can support him directly and show solidarity to the star of Shooto Germany.

The Advance ticket sales is now open online and the beautiful Gym 24 Lifestyle in Herrenberg will provide a fantastic backdrop for the event. So there are only four rows of seats around the Octagon and you sit a maximum of 6-7 meters away from the Octagon. So you are up close and personal and even the standing room from the gallery offers an excellent view of the fights, so you won't miss any detail.


Place: Gym 24 Lifestyle, Daimlerstrasse 13, Herrenberg
Date: Saturday, 10.12.2022
Time: 8 pm (admission from 7:00 pm)

Main Event

A-Class Shooto (3×5 minutes) Men -70,3 kg: Sven "Fujin" Fortenbacher (German Top Team HQ) vs. Nika Kupravishvili (Mix Fight Georgia)

Co-Main Event

A-Class Shooto (3×5 minutes) Men -77,1 kg: Grigori Winizki (Samurai Fight Team) vs. Nika Bregvadze (Mix Fight Georgia)

Featured Fights

B-Class Shooto (2×5 minutes) Men -120,0 kg: Erhan Günes (German Top Team HQ) vs. Julius Gebele (Atlas Gym Heilbronn)

B-Class Shooto (2×5 minutes) Men -70,3 kg: Sven Adler (Boxtempel Berlin) vs. Noel Nyunting (Parabellum Combat Club)


All Final fights of the German Amateur Shooto Championships for adults in the D and C class. Here are expected about another 10 fights with the best MMA newcomers in Germany.


First row of seats directly at the Octagon: 69,90 Euro (sold out)
Second row of seats at the Octagon: 59,90 Euro
Third row of seats at the Octagon: 49,90 Euro
Fourth row of seats at the Octagon: 39,90 Euro
Standing room ticket in the gallery: 19,90 Euro

Attention! All tickets are e-tickets and can be picked up directly at the entrance to the event on 10/12/2022. We will not send tickets or reserve unpaid. The tickets are also valid for the pre-fights of the German Shooto Championships from 1 pm and you can enter the location from 12:30 pm. From 19 o'clock one receives then with the map also entrance to the evening Gala or can fetch the maps starting from 19 o'clock at the entrance.

A box office takes place only from 14-18 clock, where you may still have a small contingent of tickets available. So you should definitely use the advance ticket sales to make sure you have a ticket for the event.


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