Ilya Yakolev, Kazakhstan.
Winner of the 8th Kokoro Cup in Poland and is also the reigning 15th Asia Open Championship Champion. Yakolev is known for his hard physical fight style, and in the last years has also Yakolev evolved to become a far more technical fighter. His will is as expected also at the elite level. taking the Wold Fighting Kyokushin Champion belt fight against Arthur Tilov, IFK Russia 2016, and 6th place in th eAll Russian Open only two weeks after. 3rd place in the 6th WC in weight categories 2017.