THE emerging KOK Fights, which is gaining more and more support around the world, will visit Nicosia for the first time on Sunday.
During the Cyprus meet, the fans will witness ten great battles with a total length of approximately five hours. Prestige Group is the main sponsor of the event.
By combining nine martial arts, kickboxing, K-1, Karate, kung fu, kudo, boxing, taekwondo, MMA, Wushu as well as other war technics, the super fighters of the King of Kings (KOK) are truly impressive athletes. A fact that proves the excitement and spectacle of KOK Fights is that around 80 per cent of the bouts end with a knockout.
The greatest match-up of the night is that between local star Alexandros Philippides and Belal Mesaudi of Turkey, who will face off in the grand battle of King of Kings. In every match a great Cypriot fighter will take on some of the best athletes from abroad.
Besides Philippides, the other Cypriot are Savvas Michael, Giorgos Kecherov, Stefan Almazov, Kyriakos Alepides, Kostas Zenonos, Giorgos Kastanides and Sotiris Christodoulou.
Fighters from England, Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania and Turkey are in Cyprus, with the purpose to challenge for titles in three different weight categories (64kg, 71kg and 85kg).
The Nicosia event is one round of the 2014 World Series which has attracted the interest of thousands of fans in Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, Germany, England and Russia.
The battles will commence at 7pm with the doors of the Pavilion Hall opening an hour earlier. Tickets are already on sale from www.tickethour.com (tel. 77777040), with prices starting at 35 euros.
The prestige of KOK Fights can be iliustrated by the fact that the event is usually covered in high definition and broadcast on Eurosport, which goes to 64 countries and 133 million households.
The event is organised by the World Bushido Federation and for that purpose, the president Donatas Simanaitis, is already in Cyprus.
Responsible on behalf of the local organising committee is the Cyprus Federation of Traditional Sporting Muay Thai.
The first KOK Fight was staged in 2003, while a unified set of rules were implemented in 2009.