LNK Fight Night 12 presented a mixed-card at SemaraH Hotel Lielupe in Jurmala, Latvia on July 20 (July 21 AEST). The 10-bout lineup included six boxing encounters, three MMA outings and one kickboxing matchup.
In the main event Ismail Iliev of Russia took on Twaha Kiduku of Tanzania. The pair squared off in the scheduled for ten rounds boxing battle at super welterweight. The encounter went the distance and ended in favor of Iliev, who scored a unanimous decision (via Gazeta Ingush). In addition he updated his record to 12-1-1, 3 KO and rebounced from the unanimous decision defeat suffered against Patrick Day in February in Dallas, TX. Kiduku dropped to 14-5-1, 7 KO.
Ismail Iliev defeats Twaha Kiduku by UD at LNK Fight Night in Jurmala#LNKBoxing
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) July 21, 2019
In the co-main event Ralfs Vilcans of Latvia faced Maurizio Lovaglio of Italy. The pair of cruiserweights went a six-round distance. The verdict heard a unanimous decision in favor of the representative of the country-host. Vilcans remained undefeated recording 9-0, 5 KO, while Lovaglio dropped to 22-18-0, 13 KO.
Also on the night Latvian mixed martial artist Aleksandrs Cizovs earned WKN European Lightweight title by submission in the first round against Spanish Sergio Hidalgo.
Latvian mixed martial artist Aleksandrs Cizovs defeats Spanish lightweight Sergio Hidalgo to take WKN European title at LNK Fight Night 12 in Jurmala ? pic.twitter.com/huNokMOVcB
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) July 21, 2019
Among other bouts, Artjoms Ramlavs of Latvia defeated Yesner Talavera of Nicaragua in super featherweight boxing battle, and Zaur Dzhavadov of Latvia defeat Giorgi Kankava of Georgia by unanimous decision in 76 kg kickboxing bout. The quick results can be found below.
LNK Fight Night 12 was presented by Vadim Milov and Eugene Sapronenko. President of World Kickboxing Network Stephane Cabrera attended the event.
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)