Young Russian star Vlad “The Diamond” Tuinov is scheduled to compete on the KOK event taking place 30 March 2019 in Arnhem, Netherlands. Dutch martial arts website Vechtsport Info NL reported the news earlier today.
The 20-year-old Tuinov is one of the sport’s most exciting young fighters, known for throwing exciting techniques. He’s a Russian K-1 rules champion, and also won titles in the W5 organization.
In 2018, Tuinov has competed for the ACB promotion and also Kunlun Fight. Tuinov lost a decision to Dzianis Zuev in the quarterfinals of the Kunlun Fight 70 kg tournament last month. It appeared Tuinov edged the first two rounds while Zuev had a better third, but the judges awarded the decision to the Belorussian fighter.
The KOK event in the Netherlands marks the promotion’s debut in the sport’s mecca. Fightersheart Promotions of the Netherlands is collaborating with KOK. Putting an exciting young fighter like Tuinov on the event is a great start.
KOK is also scheduled to return to England in March. The promotion held its first U.K. event in July at the famed York Hall in East London.