Andrejs Podusovs faces Vahram Vardanyan in defense of IBA International Lightweight title
Andrejs Podusovs faces Vahram Vardanyan in defense of IBA International Lightweight title | Pic: LNKBoxing/Boris Simoon

Andrejs Podusovs faces Vahram Vardanyan on October 12 at Arena Riga. The contest features the representative of the country-host in defense of his IBA International Lightweight title against the challenger from Armenia. The pair squares off on the main card of LNK Fight Night 13.

Podusovs (16-11, 5 KO) earned the strap by unanimous decision against Iddi Mkwera last March. After that he took a majority decision against Ruslan Berchuk and faced the defeat by split decision against Viktor Kotochigov in the non-title bouts.

Vardanyan (19-1-1, 13 KO) is riding the four-fight win streak. In two of his previous bouts he scored a unanimous decision against Garnik Harutyunyan and Nika Kokashvili. Before that he took the wins prior to the final bell against Lyuben Todorov and Davids Raines.

Another addition to the LNK Fight Night 13 features Oskars Grosmanis of Latvia up against Sandro Jajanidze of Georgia. The super welterweight bout is featured on the undercard.

In the main event of LNK Fight Night 13 Ricards Bolotniks (14-5-1, 14 KO) of Latvia takes on Sergei Ekimov (18-0, 9 KO) of Russia in the scheduled for twelve rounds WBO Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title bout. Also on the card local Daniil Vesnenoks (9-2) and Davide Di Deo (5-1) of Italy battle it out for WKN European Featherweight MMA title.

The finalised fight card is expected to be announced shortly. The current lineup can be found below.

Light Heavyweight Ricards Bolotniks vs. Sergei Ekimov
Lightweight Andrejs Podusovs vs. Vahram Vardanyan
Super Featherweight Artjoms Ramlavs vs. Dionisie Tiganas
Super Welterweight Oskars Grosmanis vs. Sandro Jajanidze

Featherweight Daniil Vesnenoks vs. Davide Di Deo
Welterweight Alexander Chizhov vs. Baymurat Noyazov
Light Heavyweight Aigars Milenbergs vs. Manarbek Shaikenov