King of Kings (kickboxing)

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King of Kings
Private
IndustryKickboxing promotion
Founded2009[1]
FounderDonatas Simanaitis
HeadquartersSodu 5-2, LT-013013, Vilnius, Lithuania
Key people
Donatas Simanaitis (President, Owner, Founder)[2]
OwnerInternational Bushido Federation (IBF)
Websitehttp://www.kokfights.com/
http://www.kokfights.tv/

King of Kings, or KOK, is a European kickboxing promotion founded in 2009. The company has its headquarters in Vilnius, Lithuania.

History[edit]

The promotion held its first event in Lithuania in 2009. The promotion has since held over 50 events in multiple countries including in Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland,[3][4] Estonia,[5] Russia, Germany[6][7][8] and Cyprus.[9] The promotion held its first event in Estonia in 2015.

Name[edit]

Similarly to K-1, the K's in the KOK name stand for Kickboxing, K-1, Karate, Kung-Fu, and other stand-up fight sports and martial arts. They also stand for “King” so “King of Kings” is meant as the best in the world.

Media coverage[edit]

KOK is broadcast on FightBox, Eleven Sports Network,[10] BTV, Canal 3 in Moldova, TV6[11].

KOK was broadcast across Europe on Eurosport in 2014[12][13] and 2015.[14]

Rules[edit]

Fights in KOK are fought mostly under Kickboxing rules, but some events also have been fought under MMA or Boxing rules.

Events[edit]

# Event Date Venue Location Attendance
60 KOK Elimination 2018 in Moldova September 29, 2018 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
59 KOK 61 World GP 2018 in Slovakia November 6, 2018 Liptov Arena Tatralandia Slovenia Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
58 KOK 60 World GP 2018 in Kaunas September 21, 2018 Zalgirio Arena Lithuania Kaunas, Lithuania
57 KOK 59 World GP 2018 in Turkey August 10, 2018 Seaside resort town Turkey Sarkoy, Turkey
56 KOK 58 World GP 2018 in London July 7, 2018 York Hall United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
55 KOK 57 World Series 2018 in Cyprus June 23, 2018 Eleftheria Indoor Hall Cyprus Nikosia, Cyprus
54 KOK 56 World GP 2018 in Moldova March 24, 2018 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
53 KOK 55 World GP 2018 in Vilnius March 17, 2018 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
52 KOK 54 World GP 2018 in Riga February 24, 2018 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
51 KOK 53 World GP 2017 in Moldova December 9, 2017 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
50 KOK 52 World GP 2017 in Riga December 2, 2017 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
49 KOK 51 World GP 2017 in Vilnius November 18, 2017 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
48 KOK 50 World GP 2017 in Riga October 28, 2017 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia[15]
47 KOK 49 World GP 2017 in Tallinn October 14, 2017 Saku Suurhall Estonia Tallinn, Estonia
46 KOK 48 World GP 2017 In Moldova September 30, 2017 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
45 KOK World Series 2017 in Kaunas September 23, 2017 Žalgiris Arena Lithuania Kaunas, Lithuania[16][17]
44 KOK World Series - Special Summer Edition June 16, 2017 Švyturys Arena Lithuania Klaipeda, Lithuania
43 KOK 46 World GP 2017 In Moldova April 1, 2017 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
42 KOK 45 World GP 2017 In Vilnius March 18, 2017 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
41 KOK 44 World GP 2017 In Riga February 25, 2017 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
40 KOK 43 World Championship 2017 In Nikosia January 28, 2017 Eleftheria Indoor Hall Cyprus Nikosia, Cyprus
39 KOK 42 World GP 2016 In Moldova December 10, 2016 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
38 KOK 41 World GP 2016 In Vilnius November 19, 2016 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
37 KOK 40 World GP 2016 In Riga November 5, 2016 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
36 KOK 39 World GP 2016 in Moldova October 1, 2016 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
35 KOK 38 World GP 2016 in Tallinn September 17, 2016 Saku Suurhall Estonia Tallinn, Estonia
34 KOK 37 World GP 2016 In Moldova April 9, 2016 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
33 KOK World Series 2016 in Vilnius March 19, 2016 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
32 KOK World GP 2016 In Riga February 27, 2016 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
31 KOK World GP 2015 In Moldova December 19, 2015 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
30 KOK World Series 2015 in Vilnius November 14, 2015 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
29 KOK World GP 2015 in Tallinn October 17, 2015 Saku Suurhall Estonia Tallinn, Estonia
28 KOK World GP 2015 In Moldova Vol. 29 September 26, 2015 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
27 KOK World GP 2015 In Riga May 22, 2015 Arena Riga Latvia Riga, Latvia
26 KOK Hero’s Series 2015 in Alytus April 18, 2015 Alytus Arena Lithuania Alytus, Lithuania
25 KOK World GP 2015 in Moldova Vol. 27 April 4, 2015 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
24 KOK World GP 2015 In Vilnius March 14, 2015 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
23 KOK World GP 2014 In Chisinau Vol. 25 December 20, 2014 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
22 KOK World Series 2014 In Cyprus December 7, 2014 Pavilion Hall Cyprus Nikosia, Cyprus
21 KOK World GP 2014 In Plock Vol. 23 November 28, 2014 Orlen Arena Poland Plock, Poland
20 KOK Hero’s Series 2014 November 15, 2014 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
19 KOK World GP 2014 In Gdansk Vol. 22 October 17, 2014 Ergo Arena Poland Gdansk, Poland
18 KOK World GP 2014 In Chisinau Vol. 21 September 19, 2014 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
17 KOK World GP 2014 In Chisinau March 22, 2014 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
16 KOK World GP 2014 in Vilnius March 15, 2014 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
15 KOK World Series 2013 in Chisinau December 14, 2013 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
14 KOK Elimination GP November 23, 2013 Messehalle 2 Germany Magdeburg, Germany
13 KOK World GP 2013 in Vilnius November 16, 2013 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
12 KOK World GP 2013 in Chisinau Vol. 11 September 28, 2013 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
11 KOK World GP 2012 in Baku December 20, 2012 Avtovağzal Kompleksi Azerbaijan Baku, Azerbaijan[18]
10 KOK World GP 2012 in Moldova Vol. 8 September 28, 2012 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
9 KOK Europe GP 2012 in Chisinau Vol. 7 March 30, 2012 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
8 KOK Europe GP 2011 in Chisinau Vol. 5 October 1, 2011 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
7 KOK Europe GP 2011 in Lublin June 10, 2011 Hala Globus Poland Lublin, Poland[19]
6 KOK Europe GP 2011 in Chisinau Vol. 4 April 16, 2011 Manej Sport Arena Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
5 KOK Europe GP 2011 in Vilnius March 19, 2011 Siemens Arena Lithuania Vilnius, Lithuania
4 KOK World GP in Dnipropetrovsk December 17, 2010 Ukraine Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
3 KOK World GP in Russia December 16, 2010 Russia Moscow, Russia
2 KOK World GP 2010 in Chisinau December 11, 2010 Universitatea de Stat de Educaţie Fizică şi Sport Moldova Chișinău, Moldova
1 KOK World GP 2010 in Warsaw November 25, 2010 Hala Torwar Poland Warsaw, Poland[20]

Champions[edit]

Current champions[edit]

Weight class Upper weight limit Champion Since Title defenses
Heavyweight Unlimited Lithuania Julius Mocka -
Light heavyweight 93 kg (205.0 lb) Lithuania Sergej Maslobojev November 14, 2015 1
Middleweight 85 kg (187.4 lb) Vacant -
Welterweight 77 kg (169.8 lb) Latvia Zaur Dzhavadov October 28, 2017
Lightweight 71 kg (156.5 lb) Moldova Christian Dorel December 9, 2017
Featherweight 65 kg (143.3 lb) Moldova Stanislav Renita November 14, 2015

Notable fighters[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Former Pride Boss Makes His MMA Return Official".
  3. ^ "Siedem emocjonujących walk i gwiazdy kickboxingu na gali King of Kings". onet.pl. 17 October 2014.
  4. ^ Polska, Grupa Wirtualna (11 September 2014). "Kamila Bałanda vs. Daria Albers na gali King of Kings World GP". wp.pl.
  5. ^ "King of Kings! Kickboxingu staar Maxim Vorovski allkirjastas kuldaväärt lepingu".
  6. ^ "King of Kings World Grand Prix am Samstag".
  7. ^ 2002-2018, PresseBox (c). "KOK World Grand Prix 2013 zeigt Spitzensport in Magdeburg". www.pressebox.de.
  8. ^ "El-Mir i 8-mandsturnering - FightNews.dk - FightNews.dk". www.fightnews.dk.
  9. ^ "Fight fans in for a treat at Nicosia KOK spectacle - Cyprus Mail". 5 December 2014.
  10. ^ "ELEVEN SPORTS ADDS MMA AND KICKBOXING TO U.S. OFFER". elevensportsnetwork.com.
  11. ^ "TV6 toob laupäeval ekraanile King of Kingsi võitluste võimsad hetked - võida pääsmed Grand Prix etapile! - Uudised.tv3.ee". tv3.ee.
  12. ^ "Cyprus dominate King of Kings - Cyprus Mail". 9 December 2014.
  13. ^ "'King Of Kings World GP 2014'. Vienas vakaras - vienas čempionas".
  14. ^ "VIDEO! Eurosport viib King of Kings matšid miljonite vaatajateni".
  15. ^ "Gala King of Kings Heroes World Series w FightBox - Sporty walki - SATKurier.pl". satkurier.pl.
  16. ^ "KOK turnyrui besiruošiantis M.Narauskas neabejoja: laimėsiu šį karą". lrytas.lt.
  17. ^ bushido.lt. "Kovotojas I. Barysas: žinau jausmą, kai nori sudraskyti savo varžovą". delfi.lt.
  18. ^ "Įspūdingiausi bušido federacijos įvykiai 2012 metais". sportas.lt.
  19. ^ "Wyniki K-1 KOK Europe GP 2011 Lublin - FIGHT24.PL - MMA i K-1, UFC". www.fight24.pl.
  20. ^ "Mateusz Kopiec triumfatorem turnieju KOK World GP 2010". dziennik.pl.

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