KOK returned to Vilnius for the promotion’s last Lithuania show of 2018. A huge crowd in the range of ten thousand fans packed the Siemens Arena for the event. The fans in attendance and viewers watching on FightBox HD around the world were treated to an exciting night of action. Here are the results.
KOK World Series in Vilnius 2018-Main Card Results
-93 kg: Sergej Maslobojev (LTU) def. Rafael De Souza Xavier (BRA)-Unanimous Decision
Lithuanian star Maslobojev, nicknamed “Kuvalda” (Sledge Hammer), used a body attack to pile up points against late substitute Xavier. Original opponent Fatih Mehmet Karakus withdrew from the fight only a couple of days before.
Xavier, a veteran of 60 fights, mainly waited for Maslobojev to initiate the action. There were no knockdowns and neither fighter was visibly dazed, as Maslobojev won a clear decision before a supportive home crowd. Maslobojev, the defending KOK 93 kg champion, went unbeaten this year in KOK and One Super Series bouts. His record improved to 40-0-4 with the win. Xavier is now 51-3-7.
“I was a little bit confused because of the other opponent (Karakus),” Maslobojev said, when asked for his thoughts on the fight by FightBox HD’s Daniel Austin.
“Psychologically, (I) was prepared for that one (Karakus). I was a little uncomfortable, but we did our plan.”
“The stamina was good. The speed was good. Maybe a little too much thought-that was the biggest problem.”
“But in all, I think it’s okay. I hope the fans are happy too. Thank you Lithuania,” said Maslobojev.
-71 kg: Henrikas Viksraitis (LTU) def. Andreas Mavropoulos (GRC)-KO Round 3 (High Kick)
Viksraitis knocked Mavropoulos backward with a left hook moments into the fight. The young Greek fighter looked to keep his distance, and Viksraitis came forward. Viksraitis connected with some good punches, and finished combinations with some sharp low kicks. The Lithuanian’s defence was tight. In round three, Viksraitis continued to come forward, and late in the round connected with a high kick after throwing a jab. Mavropoulos left hand was low after just throwing a punch, and he ate the shot and went down. The bout was stopped at the 2:07 mark of round three, and Viksraitis improved to 12-0 in fights in the KOK organization.
“Thank you very much. That’s very important for me,” Viksraitis told commentator Austin, when asked about his win streak.
“I’m very proud of Lithuania. This country support me. Thank you.”
“What I don’t have is the belt,” he said, when asked where he stands in the 71 kg weight category.
“I want to prove that I’m good fighter. I’m best fighter in this weight division.”
“Give me my belt,” he said with a laugh.
-71 kg: Mindaugas Narauskas (LTU) def. Tomasz Zamyslowski (POL)-Unanimous Decision
Lithuanian prospect Narauskas improved to 16-3-3 with a unanimous points win over tough Pole Zamyslowski. Narauskas used the jab effectively, and was able to score points with low kicks. He let his hands go late in round one but couldn’t drop Zamyslowski. Zamyslowski was able to score cleanly with punches at times, but Narauskas had the better of the action. Zamyslowski, 20 years of age, is now 6-0-3.
-71 kg: Erkan Varol (TUR) DRAW Arvydas Gerve (LTU)
Gerve gained an early advantage after he dropped Varol with a big right hand in round one. Varol fought back, connecting with a couple of spinning back kicks and some punches. Gerve seemed to have an edge in a close third round, but the judges ruled the bout a draw. It was Varol’s first listed draw, and his record now stands at an impressive 180-1-36. Gerve is now 13-1-7.
-65 kg: Igor Osinin (LTU) def. Sebastian Samila (POL)-KO Round 1 (High Kick)
Osinin was cut near the left eye, and was checked out before the fight continued. Moments later, the Lithuanian connected with a high kick that dropped Samila. Samila was in bad shape and the bout was stopped at the 2:48 mark.
-73 kg (MMA Bushido Rules): Vitoldas Jagelo (LTU) def. Yalcin Bayram (TUR)-Round 1 (Abandonment)
The fighters locked up early, and Jagelo executed a double leg takedown. Jagelo landed some body and head shots from top position. Bayram kept an open guard, and tried to defend and didn’t get hit with any big shots. Referee Saulius Seskevicius stood the fighters up late in the round. Bayram complained about either his glove or his hand, and refused to continue, which resulted in the bout’s end and a victory for Jagelo. Jagelo improves to 8-0-1. Bayram suffered his first loss to slip to 3-0-1.
FightBox KOK Hero’s World Series 2018 in Vilnius Results:
-93 kg (MMA Bushido Rules): Tomas Pakutinskas (LTU) def. Igor Kukuriziak (UKR)-Round 1 (Referee Stoppage)
Pakutinskas scored an early win against the bigger Kukuriziak, landing some unanswered strikes that led to the referee’s intervention. Pakutinskas improves to 17-3-12. Kukuriziak is now 8-0-2.
-71 kg: Jan Naus (LTU) def. Vladimir Konsky (SVK)-Unanimous Decision
Both fighters competed in the KOK World Series Slovakia event in September. Konsky won the four-man 71 kg tournament, while Naus lost a close decision to runner-up Denis Farkas. Naus was able to get the better of Konsky, as the quicker Lithuanian edged the veteran with clean punches and low kicks. Konsky pressed the action and also landed some quality shots, but Naus did the better work to get the win. Naus improves to 14-2-5. Konsky is now 45-6-13.
-75 kg (Muay Thai): Sigitas Gaizauskas (LTU) def. Aleksei Vavreniuk (BLR)-KO Round 2 (Right Elbow)
Gaizauskas was too much for Vavreniuk, spoiling the Belorussian’s previously unbeaten record. Gaizauskas patiently pressured Vavreniuk. He missed a big elbow with Vavreniuk in the corner in round one. In round two, Vavreniuk started to let his hands go, and the fighters exchanged. Gaizauskas extended a left jab and then unleashed an elbow that caught Vavreniuk on the jaw. Vavreniuk went down and was counted out at the 1:48 mark of the round. Gaizauskas, who has trained and competed in Thailand, improves to 51-3-13. Vavreniuk’s ledger now stands at 16 wins, 0 draws, 1 defeat.
-76 kg: Raimondas Avlasevicius (LTU) def. Mantas Stankis (LTU)-KO Round 1 (Body Shot)
Avlasevicius prevailed in an all-Lithuanian battle, stopping Stankis with a well-placed body shot. The two fighters felt each other out early, and then Avlasevicius threw a jab and showed a right upstairs, before connecting with a left hook to the liver area. Stankis dropped to his knees and could not rise before the ten count. Official time was 1:02 of round one. Avlasevicius remains perfect at 7-0-0. Stankis is now 20-3-6.
-71 kg: Deividas Michnevicius (LTU) def. Levanis Revazishvili (CYP)-Split Decision
The opening bout of the FightBox Hero’s World Series featured two young fighters, both 19 years of age. Deividas Michnevicius survived an early knockdown to defeat Levanis Revazishvili by decision. Cypriot Revazishvili landed a good left hook at close range that dropped the taller Michnevicius in round one. Michnevicius scored effectively with knees and used his jab well, popping Revazishvili from long range. Revazishvili was given a yellow card and a point deduction in round two for grabbing his opponent’s foot. Michnevicius improves to 6 wins, one draw, no losses. Revazishvili is now 13-0-6.