It’s KOK’s third Turkey visit in 2021, and it’s another night of hard-hitting action, promoted in association with top Turkish fighter Erkan Varol.
KOK Fights TV is streaming Saturday’s event live and worldwide, and Prime Fight TV is also broadcasting the fight card. The action begins at 6 p.m. local Turkey time (4pm London, 11am New York).
“Lord” Aslanov Battles Mousa Benghazi
Thirteen bouts are scheduled for Saturday night’s card, and the most intriguing battle may be the match between Ramal Aslanov and Mousa Masoud.
Aslanov is one of Azerbaijan’s most decorated kickboxers, winning 11 national titles. He’s also the 2019 WAKO World Champion, and two-time European runner-up.
He faces the less-experienced Masoud, fighting out of Benghazi, Libya. Masoud comes off an devastating high-kick KO win against Omer Faruk Duran at last month’s KOK World Series event in Konya.
Aslanov is the more seasoned and savvy fighter but Masoud is taller, undefeated, and shown impressive athleticism. It’s an interesting battle for sure!
Cagala, Kurt Return
Hard-hitting Turkish welterweight Sinan Cagala (21-2-1) is also in action. Cagala comes off a dominant second round stoppage of previously unbeaten Sardar Mamedov. Cagala dropped Mamedov with body shots twice en route to a TKO victory. He’ll meet once-beaten Iranian Mehdi Yekebashi.
A popular attraction in the KOK Turkey Series is female slugger Ilknur Kurt. The 20-year-old likes to come right at her opponents. Kurt (8-1) returns to the series against another youngster, Iran’s Fatemeh Hosseinikahaki (8-3).
Iranian lightweight Taha Yasir (17-4) is also back in action after a win in Konya. Yasir won a close decision against Sherzad Haydarov.