LNK Fight Night 12 was held last night (July 20) at the SemaraH Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala, Latvia. The sold out event featured some of the leading representatives of the country-host and international competitors squaring off in a series of boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts.
In the main event Ismail Iliev of Russia faced Twaha Kiduku of Tanzania. The pair of super welterweights went the distance. The verdict heard a unanimous decision in favor of the local competitor.
In the co-main event Ralfs Vilcans of Latvia took on Maurizio Lovaglio of Italy. The cruiserweight went head to head during six rounds. The Latvian boxer was pronounced as the winner by unanimous decision.
Also on the night, Aleksandrs Cizovs of Latvia and Sergio Hidalgo of Spain battled it out for WKN European Lightweight title. The local athlete claimed the belt by submission in the first round.
In addition, the newly crowned WKN European Middleweight champion Zaur Dzhavadov of Latvia went up against Giorgi Kankava of Georgia. After three rounds of non-title 75 kg catchweight kickboxing encounter Dzhavadov was awarded a unanimous decision.
LNK Fight Night 12 was presented by Vadim Milov and Eugene Sapronenko. President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera attended the event.
LNK Fight Night 12 in Jurmala, Latvia was held back to back with “Rise of Champions” in Fraserburgh, Scotland, where two WKN titles were contested on the same day, July 20.
The fight results can be found below.
LNK Fight Night 12 results
Ismail Iliev def. Twaha Kiduku via unanimous decision (boxing)
Ralfs Vilcans def. Maurizio Lovaglio via unanimous decision (boxing)
Artjoms Ramlavs def. Yesner Talavera (boxing)
Zaur Dzhavadov def. Giorgi Kankava via unanimous decision (kickboxing)
Francis Rozentals def. Sandro Jajanidze (boxing)
Oskars Grosmanis def. Miroslav Juna (boxing)
Nikita Smirnovs def. Tomasz Gargula (boxing)
Aleksandrs Cizovs def. Sergio Hidalgo via first-round submission (MMA)
Daniil Vesnenoks def. Wilbert Huaman via TKO (MMA)
Arturs Ozolins def. Abdelah Er Ramy via first-round TKO (MMA)
LNK Fight Night 12: Boxing, MMA & Kickboxing card
LNK Fight Night 12 is held this coming Saturday (July 12) at SemaraH Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala, Latvia. The event, presented by Vadim Milov and Eugene Sapronenko on FightBox HD, features a mixed-card with boxing, kickboxing and MMA bouts. The roster includes some of the leading Latvian fighters and international competitors representing Russia, Spain, Peru, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Poland, Italy, Czech Republic and Georgia.
In the main event Ismail Iliev (11-1-1, 3 KO) of Russia takes on Twaha Kiduku (14-4-1, 7 KO) of Tanzania. The boxing bout is scheduled for ten rounds at super welterweight.
Also on the night Latvian mixed martial artist Aleksandrs Cizovs goes up against Spanish lightweight Sergio Hidalgo. The pair meet in the championship bout with WKN European title on the line.
In addition, newly-crowned WKN European Middleweight Kickboxing champion Zaur Dzhavadov of Latvia faces Giorgi Kankava of Georgia. The pair squares off in a three-round non-title bout at 76 kg catchweight.
Stephane Cabrera, President of World Kickboxing Network stated:
“LNK Boxing, in my opinion, are the best fight shows in the Baltic region. The promoters have succeeded to organise the top level international events, mixing boxing, MMA and kickboxing on the same card. The upcoming event continues our collaboration. I am happy to assist the 12th edition of LNK and support the sport in Latvia.”
LNK Fight Night 12 in Jurmala, Latvia is held back to back with Rise of Champions in Fraserburgh, Scotland. The event features a pair of WKN title bouts, also on July 20.
The full fight card for LNK Fight Night 12 is presented below.
Super Welterweight / 10 rounds
Ismail Iliev (Russia) vs. Twaha Kiduku (Tanzania)
Cruiserweight / 6 rounds
Ralfs Vilcans (Latvia) vs. Maurizio Lovaglio (Italy)
Super Featherweight / 6 rounds
Artjoms Ramlavs (Latvia) vs. Yesner Talavera (Nicaragua)
Light Heavyweight / 4 rounds
Nikita Smirnovs (Latvia) vs. Tomasz Gargula (Poland)
Super Welterweight / 4 rounds
Oskars Grosmanis (Latvia) vs. Miroslav Juna (Czech Republic)
Middleweight / 4 rounds
Francis Rozentals (Latvia) vs. Sandro Jajanidze (Georgia)