The Battle 18 celebrates three years of collaboration between the No.1 Greek Fight Show and World Kickboxing Network. The event promoted by Stefanos Konstantinidis on April 29, takes place at Olympic Taekwondo Centre in Athens, featuring the best representatives of the country-host, international fighters, and WKN championship bouts.
The Battle 18 is headlined by WKN Greek Grand Prix. Four leading light heavyweights will meet in a one-night knockout tournament. The tournament draw was conducted on Sunday March 25 at the official press conference.
In one of the semi-final bouts Giannis Manolas takes on Marios Blanas. In another, Dimitris Chiotis faces Nikos Tzotzos. The winners of these bouts will square off in the final.
The fight card also includes Christina Stelliou battling out for WKN International flyweight belt. In addition, Stelios Papadopoulos, John Pale, among others partake in a highly anticipated event.
The full fight card will be announced in the near future. The current lineup is presented below.
WKN Greek Light Heavyweight Grand Prix
Giannis Manolas vs. Marios Blanas
Dimitris Chiotis vs. Nikos Tzotzos
Lightweight Giannis Michalopoulos vs. Kleovoulos Loucaides
Flyweight Christina Stelliou vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight John Pale vs. TBA
Super Lightweight Stelios Papadopoulos vs. TBA
Middleweight Dimitris Xerikos vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight Nika Sekhniashvili vs. TBA