Simply the Best 16 Kosice: Vladimir Idranyi vs Bakari Tounkara
Simply the Best 16 Kosice is held on Saturday October 14 at Steel Arena. The event follows three previous Slovakian episodes produced in Poprad.
The program features a mixed-fight bill with kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts. The roster includes the leading Slovakian fighters up against international opponents, representing such countries as Czech, Ukraine, France, among others. Several WKN championship bouts are expected on the night.
To date the organization revealed six match ups featured on the fight card. The most recent addition is a super middleweight kickboxing battle between Slovakian Vladimir Idranyi and French Bakari Tounkara.
Previously announced Vladimir Idranyi makes his fourth appearance in the world series. He has twice fought at Arena Poprad, as well as at Top Hotel Praha. Last October he took the decision against Czech Matous Kohout, earning WKN European light heavyweight title at STB 11 Poprad. His resume also includes the victories over Greek Petros Vardakas, Hungarian Barnabas Szucs, among others.
Bakari Tounkara makes his Simply the Best debut. He is the next French fighter to compete in Slovakia, following the likes of Nicolas Wamba and Farid Khouane. Over the course of his career Tounkara scored the victories against Johane Beausejour, Karim Ghajji, Cedric Castagna, among others. He has also took on such French stars as Yohan Lidon and Cedric Doumbe.
“Slovakian Giant” Tomas Mozny headlines STB 16 Kosice facing off an opponent yet to be named. Also on the card Slovakian Pavol Garaj goes up against Czech Matous Kohout battling out for WKN International middleweight title.
Other match ups and fight order is expected to be announced in the near future. The current line up can be found below.
STB 16 Kosice
Middleweight Pavol Garaj vs. Matous Kohout – WKN International title
Super middleweight Stefan Meszaros vs. Martin Gano
Welterweight Milan Pales vs. Ruslan Kushnirenko
Super light heavyweight Adrian Valentin vs. Ivan Brokhov
Super middleweight Vladimir Idranyi vs. Bakari Tounkara
Heavyweight Tomas Mozny vs. TBA
Middleweight Vladimir Moravcik vs. TBA
Heavyweight: Petr Vondracek vs. TBA
Heavyweight Georgij Fibich vs. TBA
Heavyweight Kristof Nataska vs. Alexandr Cverna
Lightweight Miroslav Strbak vs. TBA
Heavyweight Tuslan Terpajow vs. TBA
Light heavyweight Pavol Langer vs. TBA
Welterweight Frantisek Fodor vs. TBA
Cruiserweight Radoslav Estocin vs. TBA