KOK returned to the Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania for their second event of the year. A big crowd witnessed local favorite Sergej Moslabojev prevail, while Dawid Mirkowski and Valdemar Kulda punched their tickets to the 85kg Tournament Final in June.
Sergej Maslabojev (LIT)TKO1 Noureddine Ajnaou (MOR) 93kg
The “Sledgehammer” lived up to his nickname. A right hand from the hard-hitting Moslabojev busted Ajnaou’s nose, and the fight was waved off at the 1:39 mark of the first round. The fight had some good exchanges up to that point, with Moslabojev landing some solid shots and Ajnaou landing a couple of good punches. Moslabojev, who has also competed in boxing and MMA, improves to 38-0-4. Ajnaou slips to 17-0-4.
Mindaugas Narauskas (LIT) KO2 Boum Lambarki (SPA)-71kg
Narauskas got the better of the action in the first round against Spain’s Lambarki. In the second, Narauskas landed a good left hook and then a flurry of punches to the head after Lambarki backed up to the ropes. Narauskas improves to 14-3-3. Lambarki is now 18-0-2 with losses to KOK fighters Henrikas Viksraitis and Narauskas.
Valdemar Kulda (LIT) UD3 Petros Vardakas (GRE)-85kg Tournament Semi-Final
The taller southpaw Kulda kept the fight at distance, catching the Greek with right hooks as Vardakas stepped in. Kulda was able to make Vardakas miss a lot with his punches. Kulda landed a punch and some knees to the body late in the second that seemed to have an effect on Vardakas. Petros scored with a couple of good rights in the last round, but Kulda landed some good left punches and knees. Kulda improves to 19-0-2. Vardakas is now 36-0-13. Kulda moves on to face Mirkowski in the finals of the 85kg Grand Prix in June.
Dawid Mirkowski( POL) UD3 Tomas Steponkevicius (LIT)-85kg Tournament Semi-Final
The two fighters started trading punches shortly after the opening bell. The fight settled down, and the more technical Mirkowski got the better of the action. Steponkevicius landed punches here and there, but Mirkowski clearly had the advantage and won the unanimous decision. Mirkowski impoves to 13-0-5(6). Steponkevicius is now 5-5(3). Mirkowski moves on to the 85kg final in June.
Martynas Jasiunas (LIT) KO2 Vadim Sorokin (RUS)-75kg
Jasiunas pleased the hometown fans with a second round stoppage of Russia’s Sorokin. With Sorokin on the ropes, Jasiunas threw a knee to the body followed by a right hand upstairs. Jasiunas followed up with a left hook to the liver area that dropped Sorokin for the count.
Daniel Austin called the action for kokfights.tv. There were some stream issues yesterday, so forgive me for the late report!