The King of Kings organization (KOK) is back in Vilnius, Lithuania on 14 March, and the promotion is planning a big night of Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts action for its return home.
KOK 84 is the organization’s first event in Lithuania since the MMA Bushido 20th anniversary event last year.
Over ten thousand fans filled the Siemens Arena last November to join in the celebration, and the March event is certain to draw another huge crowd. The event will be televised internationally on Fight Box HD. KOK Fights TV will also stream the event live and worldwide.
Prospects Rimkus, Pultarazinskas Battle
Two bright young Lithuanian prospects will battle for bragging rights when Dovydas Rimkus meets Matas Pultarazinskas.
The two fighters were scheduled to meet last November at KOK 80 before Pultarazinskas was injured in a Muay Thai tournament, according to commentator Daniel Austin.
The 20-year-old Rimkus has made a name for himself with flashy ring entrances and cocky interviews. He claims he’s “too strong, too fast, too pretty”, and was carried to the ring dressed in Roman garb before his bout with Poland’s Hubert Dylewski.
Rimkus showed nice hands and movement in the win over Dylewski but the tough Polish fighter landed some good right hands. Rimkus will want to avoid getting hit with rights from Pultarazinskas, who showed his strong punching power when he scored two counts on Mike’s Gym veteran Mika Tahitu last September.
Contender Tournament Planned
A four-man welterweight contender tournament is also scheduled for KOK 84.
Lithuanians Raimondas Avlasevicius and Vaidas Valancius, Pavel Mazurok of Lativa, and Netherlands-based Brazilian Rodrigo Mineiro are scheduled to compete, with the winner moving up in the KOK world rankings. The KOK World Welterweight Title currently sits vacant, with KOK World GP Germany winner Chico Kwasi the number-one contender.
Champions Viksraitis, Pakutinskas in Action
KOK World Lightweight Champion Henrikas Viksraitis had a big year in 2019.
The Lithuanian warrior captured world title honors in March with a close decision win against rugged Moldovan Vitalie Matei. In September, Viksraitis scored a clear victory against rival Mindaugas Narauskas to successfully defend the title for the first time.
Viksraitis then defeated KOK tournament winner Abdullah Kaplan by decision in front of a huge hometown crowd at KOK 80 in Vilnius.
The champion will look to continue his win streak and momentum in March. Viksraitis’s opponent is yet to be announced.
Top Lithuanian MMA fighter Tomas Pakutinskas is also scheduled for action against Tomas Czerwinski, a rugged Pole based in the U.K.
The bout will be fought under Bushido MMA rules.
Pakutinskas, representing the Rings Lithuania team, enters the bout on a six-fight winning streak. All six of the wins have come by TKO or submission.
He can’t afford to look past Czerwinski, a powerful fighter who scored a first-round stoppage of top Romanian super heavyweight Alexandru Lungu.
More Fights to be Announced
More fights will be announced in the coming weeks for the KOK 84 event. Stay tuned for more updates.