Exciting middleweight contender Raimonds Aukstikalnis returns at KOK 92 on 18 September in the Latvian capital of Riga.
The firefighter and professional kickboxer is popular with Latvian and KOK fans. Aukstikalnis, fighting out of the Muay Thai Academy gym, has engaged in a number of crowd pleasing battles.
Aukstikalnis is the KOK 85 kg GP winner, defeating Dutchman Mike Sprangh by extra round decision. At the KOK Fight Series 2019 in Riga, the Latvian outbattled Britain’s Reon “The Beast” Wong, earning a match with fellow contender Daniel Forsberg for the vacant KOK World Middleweight Title.
Forsberg prevailed over Aukstikalnis by unanimous decision, repeating an earlier split decision win.
Aukstikalnis added another title last year when he captured the WKN European Title with a one-punch KO against Jeronimo Duque.
KOK Middleweight Category is Stacked
Aukstikalnis’s return adds another exciting fighter to KOK’s loaded 85 kg division. Forsberg remains king for now but Estonia’s Maxim Vorovski is a powerful fighter who recently won the interim title.
Poland’s Kamil Ruta announced himself as a contender with an extra round decision win against former title challenger Jurijs Orlovs at KOK Warsaw in May. It was a close win for Ruta and Orlovs, a teammate of Aukstikalnis, showed he still belongs as a contender in a close loss.
KOK 92: Return to Riga
The opponent for Aukstikalnis is to be announced. KOK 92 is the promotion’s first event in Riga since the pandemic began, and takes place on 18 September at the brand-new Atta Centre. KOK Fights TV is streaming the event live and worldwide. FightBox HD is also broadcasting the event internationally.