Iran's Amir-Mohamad Yazdani in the 70kg category of the 2023 Dan Kolov-Nikola Petrov International Wrestling Tournament in Sofia failed to reach the finals after losing a far more controversial 7-6 against his Bulgarian competitor.

Iran PressEurope: In the first round, Yazdani defeated Kaloyan Atanasov from Bulgaria 10-0. In the next round and in the quarter-final stage, the world runner-up defeated Constantin Chirilov from Moldova 11- 0 and made it to the semi-finals.

Yazdani lost 7-6 against Ramazan Ramazanov from Bulgaria and had to go to the third-place playoff.

Yazdani's defeat in the semi-final match was unexpected and surprising as Yazdani is one of the famous Iranian wrestlers who won the world silver medal in Oslo 2021.