The King of Kings organization returned to Vilnius, Lithuania Saturday for another massive event at the Siemens Arena.
KOK 80 featured a celebration of the 20-year anniversary of MMA Bushido, the sister promotion of KOK.
It was a special night for the organization. At the beginning of the evening, a video was played featuring big names from the fight business such as Dutch trainer Mike Passenier and legendary submission fighter Volk Han congratulating the organization on its 20th year of fight promotion.
KOK President Donatas Simanaitis was also honored for 20 years with MMA Bushido.
The large crowd at the Siemens Arena were treated to a hard-hitting night of action that featured a number of tap outs and knockouts, while the lovely Bushido Angels entertained between rounds and during intermissions.
In the night’s main attraction, KOK World Lightweight Champion Henrikas Viksraitis defeated KOK Sakarya tournament winner Abdullah Kaplan by unanimous decision.
Lightweight contender Mindaugas Narauskas was held to a three-round draw by Finland’s Niko Korventaus.
UFC veteran Julija Stoliarenko made quick work of Mariam Tatunashvili, taking down the Georgian and securing an arm bar less than a minute into round one.
Featherweight contender Igor Osinin survived a second-round knockdown to defeat Levan Revazishvili by split decision. Osinin will clash with fellow contender Pok Bill for the vacant KOK World Featherweight Title in Helsinki in February 2020.
The KOK 80 special event was broadcast on FightBox HD, and streamed worldwide on the KOK Fights TV streaming platform. Rytis Kuzmenka was the ring announcer, and Daniel Austin called the action from ringside for the English-language audience. Full results below.
The next KOK event takes place in a week on 24 November, a Sunday, in Riga, Latvia. A KOK World Middleweight Title fight between champion Daniel Forsberg and challenger Jurijs Orlovs headlines the KOK 81 event.
16 November, 2019
Siemens Arena, Vilnius, Lithuania
Broadcast: FightBox HD, KOK Fights TV
FightBox KOK Hero’s Series 80 Results
-77 kg (Bushido MMA): Herkus Lukosiunas (Lithuania) def. Andrei Savchuk (Ukraine)-Round 1 TKO (Liver Kick and Punches)
-85 kg (MMA Bushido Rules-Special Tag Match): Naglis Kanisauksas and Erikas Golubovskis (Lithuania) def. Maksym Soroka and Bohdan Kotlovianov (Ukraine)-The Lithuanian team scored two submissions on the Ukrainians to win the tag match via tapout.
-85 kg (MMA Bushido): Ivan Tsybulskyi (Ukraine) def. Arnoldas Misiunas (Lithuania)-Round 1 Submission (Rear Naked Choke)
-69 kg (KOK Rules): Dovydas Rimkus (Lithuania) def. Hubert Dylewski (Poland)-Unanimous Decision
+95 kg (KOK Kickboxing): Dzevad “BH Machine” Poturak (Bosnia and Herzegovina) def. Kirill Buller (Germany)-Retirement Round 2 (Buller Injured)
-70 kg (MMA Bushido): Ervinas Fokinas (Lithuania) def. Alessio Leoni (Italy)-Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke). Fokinas Wins MMA Bushido Interim Title.
KOK 80: 2019 World Series in Vilnius
-68 kg (Boxing): Evaldas Petrauskas (Lithuania) def. Andrii Boryshpolets (Ukraine)-Decision
-65 kg (KOK Rules): Igor Osinin (Lithuania) def. Levan Revazishvili (Georgia/Cyprus)-Split Decision
-62 kg (MMA Bushido): Julija Stoliarenko (Lithuania) def. Mariam Tatunashvili (Georgia)-Rd 1 Submission (Arm Bar)
-77 kg (MMA Bushido): Vitold Jagelo (Lithuania) def. Sugawara Kazumasa (Japan)-TKO Round 2
-71 kg (KOK Rules): Niko Korventaus (Finland) DRAW Mindaugas Narauskas (Lithuania)
-71 kg (KOK Rules): Henrikas Viksraitis (Lithuania) def. Abdullah Kaplan (Turkey)-Unanimous Decision