Ivan Bartek takes on Petr Vondracek at Simply the Best 18 Poprad
Ivan Bartek partakes in Simply the Best 18 Poprad

Simply the Best Kickboxing

Simply the Best 18 Poprad is held on Friday March 16. The event is a mixed-fight bill with kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts presented on the card.

On Wednesday World Kickboxing Network announced the following match up, featuring the previously announced Czech star Petr Vondracek (55-27-0) up against Slovakian heavyweight Ivan Bartek (26-10-3).

In his most recent outing earlier this month Ivan Bartek went up against Belgian Rahmani Madani at Invictus Show 3 in Beyne-Heusay. The bout was ruled as no contest after the representative of the country-host suffered injury early in the first round. Over the course of his career Slovakian kickboxer also defeated Vaclav Pejsar, Michal Grzesiak, Adrian Bartl, among others.

The Vondracek vs Bartek bout is scheduled for three rounds in oriental kickboxing (K-1 rules). Slovakian fighter is making his Simply the Best debut.

The likes of Vladimir Idranyi, Pavol Garaj and Samuel Hadzima partake in the upcoming show. Tomas Mozny is penciled for STB 18, which is held a week after his clash with Czech Daniel Skvor at GLORY 51 Rotterdam. The participation of “Slovakian Giant” is to be determined post that fight.

Other match ups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.

Heavyweight Tomas Mozny (TBC) vs. TBA
Super Welterweight Pavol Garaj vs. TBA
Lightweight Samuel Hadzima vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight Jozef Kolodzej vs. Erik Matejovsky
Heavyweight Petr Vondracek vs. Ivan Bartek
Light Heavyweight Vladimir Idranyi

Cruiserweight Radoslav Estocin vs. TBA
Catchweight (84 kg) Alex Serbic vs. Martin Orsuliak