KOK ends its 2019 season with a knockout punch, with a month-long fight festival featuring some of the sport’s top fighters. Fans around the world will be able to catch all the action on FightBox HD and the KOK Fights TV streaming platform.
09 November: KOK World Series 2019 in Slovakia
The action kicks off this Saturday November 9 as the KOK World Series returns to Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. A battle for the KOK Interim World Heavyweight Title tops the bill, as Slovakia’s own Martin “Paco” Pacas faces former WAKO Pro titlist Michal Turynski of Poland.
Vladimir “The Terminator” Konsky, the 2018 KOK Slovakia Lightweight Tournament winner, returns to face Britain’s #3 ranked Robert Vereykin.
Additional kickboxing bouts are scheduled under KOK rules, and some boxing matches will take place as part of the FightBox KOK Hero’s Series.
16 November: KOK 80 Vilnius, Lithuania
The following Saturday, KOK returns to its roots with an event at the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania. A big celebration is planned to honor the 20th anniversary of MMA Bushido, the sister organization of KOK.
KOK World Lightweight Champion Henrikas Viksraitis faces Abdullah Kaplan of Turkey in a three-round super fight. Kaplan has won four consecutive bouts in the KOK Fight Series in Turkey, including a tournament title at an event held in Sakarya in August.
Bosnian legend Dzevad “BH Machine” Poturak, the current KOK Europe Heavyweight Champion, meets Wieslaw Kwasniewski of Poland in a +95 kg contest.
Lithuanian contenders Igor Osinin and Mindaugas Narauskas are also in action in featherweight and lightweight match ups. Osinin meets Levan Revazishvili, the tough Georgian and KOK Cyprus veteran.
Narauskas, coming off an unsuccessful title challenge against Viksraitis, looks to rebound with a win against Finland’s Niko Korventaus.
Six MMA bouts are also scheduled, including an MMA Bushido -70 KG Title fight between Italy’s Alessio Leoni and Ervinas Fokinas of Lithuania. UFC veteran Julija Stoliarenko meets Ukraine’s Daria Rehil in a -62 kg battle.
24 November: KOK 81 Forsberg vs Orlovs
Eight days later on 24 November, KOK holds an event at the Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia.
Reigning KOK World Middleweight Champion Daniel Forsberg defends his title for the first time against hard-hitting Latvian Jurijs Orlovs.
Orlovs is known for his boxing skills, and earned a title opportunity with a grueling extra round decision win against Holland’s Mike Sprangh in February.
Forsberg and Orlovs met last year in Estonia in a hard-fought bout which was a draw after three rounds. In the extra round, Finland’s Forsberg did the better work to earn the judges’ decision. Orlov will look to avenge the defeat in front of a large hometown crowd.
A number of top Latvian fighters are also scheduled to compete, including middleweight contender Raimonds Aukstikalnis and featherweight Janis Freimanis. The KOK World Series in Riga event will be broadcast exclusively on KOK Fights TV.
30 November: Legend Leko Headlines KOK Return to Germany
On 30 November, KOK returns to Germany after a six-year absence with an event at the Yayla Arena in Krefeld.
It’s a big night of kickboxing and MMA headlined by a truly special main event as Stefan “Blitz” Leko makes his ring return. The German K-1 legend, who’s battled some of the sport’s biggest names over the years, faces countryman Karl Stahl for the IKBO K-1 World Title.
A four-man -77 kg tournament is also scheduled featuring fighters from Germany and Holland, with the winner being crowned the IKBO K-1 Welterweight Champion.