Simply the Best 16 Kosice full fight card announced
Simply the Best Kickboxing returns to Slovakia with Episode 16 produced on Saturday October 14 at Steel Arena in Kosice. The event is the fourth series in the country, following three previous chapters held at Arena Poprad.
Over the last several weeks the organization has announced the names of the fighters partaking at the event. On Wednesday the full fight card has been revealed featuring the 13-fight bill with three WKN titles challenged on the night. The roster includes the A-list Slovakian athletes up against international opponents, representing Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, France, Romania and Czech Republic. The program comprises kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts.
“Slovakian Giant” Tomas Mozny was expected to headline the event. However another contest governs the program with Slovak Vladimir Moravcik face off Belarusian Yuri Bessmertny. The pair battles out for WKN International super middleweight title. The bout is also their second encounter since 2008 when Slovakian fighter took the decision.
Previously announced “Dracula” Moravcik (79-28-7-1) makes his second appearance in the series, following STB 6 Poprad when he scored the first-round knockout against American Dorian Price. Over the course of his career Moravcik defeated numerous prominent fighters including Yohan Lidon and Murthel Groenhart, just to name a couple. He has also went up against the one and only Yodsanklai Fairtex.
Bessmertny makes his Simply the Best debut, coming of three consecutive victories taken over Djibril Ehouo, Alassane SY and Denis Apavalaoie. His resume also includes the wins against the likes of Sudsakorn Sor Klinmee, Gago Drago, Armen Petrosyan.
Mozny remains on the card, facing off Poland’s Wieslaw Kwasniewski. The latter took part at STB 14 Prague in April, battling out against Czech Petr Vondracek.
Also on the card Slovakian Mixed Martial Artist Miroslav Strbak (14-6) takes on Ukrainian Komandor Ogly (9-9-0), challenging for WKN International welterweight belt. Both fighters make their series debut.
In addition, Slovakian Pavol Garaj goes up against Czech Matous Kohout for WKN International middleweight title. As well, Slovakian super middleweight Vladimir Idranyi is up against French Bakari Tounkara. The full fight card can be found below.
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) October 4, 2017
STB 16 Kosice fight card
Kickboxing super middleweight Vladimir Moravcik vs. Yuri Bessmertny – WKN title
Kickboxing Super heavyweight Tomas Mozny vs. Wieslaw Kwasniewski
MMA Super cruiserweight Pavol Langer vs. Rokas Stambrauskas
Kickboxing super heavyweight Georgij Fibich vs. Valentin Bordianu
Boxing super cruiserweight Radoslav Estoczin vs. Mateusz Rybarski
Kickboxing middleweight Pavol Garaj vs. Matous Kohout – WKN title
Kickboxing super middleweight Vladimir Idranyi vs. Bakari Tounkara
MMA welterweight Miroslav Strbak vs. Komandor Ogly – WKN title
Kickboxing Super light heavyweight Adrian Valentin vs. Ivan Brokhov
Kickboxing super welterweight Milan Pales vs. Ruslan Kushnirenko
Boxing super bantamweight Martin Parlagi vs. Damian Lawniczak
Kickboxing super welterweight Stefan Meszaros vs. Martin Gano
MMA super heavyweight Kristof Nataska vs. Alexandr Cverna