Some of Lithuania’s brightest fighting talents make their return at the KOK Classic event taking place on 26 September.
Lightweight sensation Matas Pultarazinskas, unbeaten youngster Lukas Banevicius, and women’s MMA and kickboxing phenom Ernesta Kareckaite are all confirmed for the event.
Pultarazinskas comes back to KOK after nearly a one-year absence. The then 18-year-old impressed at the KOK World GP 2019 in Kaunas last September, giving Dutch veteran Mika Tahitu two counts en route to a decision victory.
Pultarazinskas was scheduled to face fellow rising star Dovydas Rimkus last November but withdrew because of injury. A match up between the two young fighters is still anticipated by many KOK fans.
Banevicius improved his professional record to 4-0 earlier this month with a decision over Polish veteran Daniel Szott.
Szott was favored to defeat the teenager by wagering website cbet.lt. Banevicius used his footwork and sharp timing to outpoint the more-experienced Pole and remain unbeaten.
Kareckaite has impressed under both KOK Kickboxing and Bushido MMA rules. Her professional record remains perfect after a unanimous decision against Estonia’s Sigrid Kapanen at the KOK Classic 2.
Also announced for the event are undefeated MMA prospect Arturas Kudresovas and Danas Antanavicius, a winner at the SWAT 77 event in June.
The 26 September event is the third KOK Classic. The series provides a showcase for up-and-coming talent.
The KOK Classic 3 will be broadcast in over 60 countries on FightBox HD. FightBox HD is available globally via a subscription to Film Box Live.
KOK Fights TV is also streaming the event live and worldwide, and the event is also being broadcast in the Baltic states on KOK media partners.