Back in 2007 at the gala evening ICHIGEKI – Professional Karate Kyokushin League, that took place in Sofia. Montenegro’s Nenad Pagonis squared up against Bulgaria’s Dimitar Iliev in an exhibition muay thai match. The weight category is -80 kg.
Back then, the 25-year-old Iliev was a Balkan Thai boxing champion and he had 24 pro fights (18-5-1).
Pagonis, meanwhile, was a Balkan kickboxing champion. In 2010 he became WAKO Pro world champion (K-1 rules). He won a number of world and European titles as an amateur.