Zaur Dzhavadov takes on Giorgi Kankava
Zaur Dzhavadov (r) in his WKN European Middleweight title fight against Jozef Kolodzej (l) at LNK Fight Night 11 | Pic: via Facebook/ LNKBoxing/Boris Simoon

LNK Fight Night 12 takes place at Semarah Hotel in Lielupe, Latvia on July 20. The event is a mixed-bill featuring kickboxing, boxing and MMA bouts. Early this week World Kickboxing Network announced a pair of mixed martial arts matchups with local competitors up against the representatives of Spain.

On Friday the organization announced the name of opponent for Zaur Dzhavadov. A newly crowned WKN European Middleweight champion from Latvia faces the Georgian kickboxer Giorgi Kankava. The pair meets “in a three-round 76 kg non-title bout,” reads the announcement (via Twitter).

Dzhavadov is fresh off the win against Jozef Kolodzej. Battling it out at the previous LNK event he stopped the Slovakian fighter in the fourth-round to claim WKN belt.

Kankava fought the likes of Nika Bugulashvili, Edi Shehaj, and others. In addition to kickboxing he has tried himself in professional boxing, yet faced a draw with Irakli Zubiashvili, and a defeat against Lado Gabisonia.

Among other bouts at LNK Fight Night 12 Latvian mixed martial artist Aleksandrs Cizovs takes on Spanish lightweight Sergio Hidalgo. The pair battles it out for WKN European title. The event is also expected to see super lightweight Marcis Grundulis representing the country-host in a boxing bout against a yet to be named opponent.

The event is presented by Vadim Milov and Eugene Sapronenko. Other matchups are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.

Aleksandrs Cizovs vs. Sergio Hidalgo (MMA)
Arturs Ozolins vs. Er Ramy (MMA)
Zaur Dzhavadov vs. Giorgi Kankava (Kickboxing)
Marcis Grundulis vs. TBA (Boxing)