Azerbaijani knockout artist Elkhan Aliyev will face Nathan Epps at the KOK event on 31 May in London, co-promoter Kavkaz Combat Promotions announced Monday.
The bout will be Aliyev’s first KOK appearance since his impressive debut last July.
Aliyev won the KOK 58 Lightweight Tournament in explosive fashion, knocking out Poland’s Dominik Matusz and Kade Sherlock of the United Kingdom-both in the first round. The fighter showed impressive power in getting the wins and established himself as a fighter to keep an eye on.
Epps, fighting out of Birmingham, is ranked tenth in the UK in the most recent UK K-1 rankings.