Ricards Bolotniks defeats Sergei Ekimov at LNK Fight Night 13
Ricards Bolotniks dominates Sergei Ekimov at LNK Fight Night 13 in Riga | Pic: Boris Simson

Daniil Vesnenoks takes WKN European Featherweight MMA title, Vahram Vardanyan new IBA Intercontinental Lightweight champion

LNK Fight Night 13 took place at Arena Riga in Riga, Latvia on October 13 (AEST). The event featured a mixed-fight bill comprising boxing and MMA. Four title belts were contested on the night.

In the main event the representative of the country-host Ricards Bolotniks went up against Sergei Ekimov of Russia. The pair battled it out for a vacant Eurasian Boxing Parliament Light Heavyweight title. The championship bout went a full twelve-round distance and ended in a unanimous decision pronounced in favor of the local fighter. In addition, Bolotniks updated his record to 15-5-1, 14 KO. Ekimov suffered the first defeat in his professional boxing career and dropped to 18-1, 9 KO.

In the co-main event Isa Chaniev took on his Russian-fellow Pavel Malikov in a twelve-rounds bout for EBP Lightweight belt. The latter took the win by majority decision.

Also on the night Andrejs Podusovs of Latvia faced Vahram Vardanyan of Armenian in defense of his IBA Intercontinental Lightweight title. The latter came out victorious and claimed the belt by knockout in the sixth round.

In addition, Latvian mixed martial artist Daniil Vesnenoks squared off against Italian featherweight Davide Di Deo in the contest for WKN European title. The local competitor scored the win by TKO in Round 2.

The rest of the card featured a series of bouts with local and international competitors.

Ricards Bolotniks def. Sergei Ekimov by unanimous decision
Pavel Malikov def. Isa Chaniev by majority decision
Vahram Vardanyan def. Andrejs Podusovs by KO R6
Daniil Vesnenoks def. Davide Di Deo by TKO R2