Branko Cikatić (4 October 1955 – 22 March 2020) was a Croatian heavyweight kickboxer and actor. He was the first Croatian-born fighter to have international success. He was the first K-1 World Grand Prix Champion. The tournament was held on April 30, 1993 in Japan. He played a villain in a 1997 B-movie Skyscraper.
In 2018, Cikatić had a pulmonary embolism and later sepsis. He was later diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
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- ↑ Šnidarić, Marko (16 April 2019). "'Došao sam mu u bolnicu, kad sam ga vidio, pretrnuo sam...'". 24sata (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 October 2019.
- ↑ Gattin Zebic, Tanya (27 April 2019). "Branko Cikatić nakon životne bitke opet može hodati, a iz obiteljskog doma u Solinu poručuje da je pun planova: 'Brunu ću odvesti do naslova prvaka'". Jutarnji List (in Croatian). Retrieved 25 October 2019.