Karate Combat Shifts Gears For Week 4 Action Sunday
Some new faces and a new location will greet viewers Sunday night for the fourth week of Karate Combat live action.
Karate Combat shifts gears from Anger Wat to a Scrap Punk Wasteland for the fourth week of action Sunday night.
The event airs live on Karate Combat’s YouTube channel beginning at 7 p.m. ET.
Layla Anna-Lee will join Bas Rutten and Josh Palmer for the action.
Luiz “Pitbull” Rocha (Brazil) vs. Ilies “The Madman” Mardhi (France)
Stephan “The Great” Roupakas (Greece) vs. Daniel “Black Diamond” Viveros (Ecuador)
Bruno de Assis (Brazil) vs. Gergu Horvath (Hungary) in one of our most intense qualifier bouts yet.
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Check out Bruno telling his inspiration to fight on Instagram here. Roupakas tells about his training. And Daniel Viveros shows us Quito, Ecuador and the active volcano he trains on here.
The Fight Library Podcast’s Blaine Henry put on an all Karate Combat episode interviewing Craig Ryan, Josh Quayhagen, and Jerome Brown. On the show, Ryan seems to have called out Conor McGregor for a fight in the Karate Combat Fighting Pit. Quayhagen and Henry shared some Louisiana lore — and a proposal to lure the promotion for an event in New Orleans complete with a brass band. And Jerome talked about the bout of rabdo that had him collapse in the pit after winning the main event of week one, and then led to some serious trash talking of his opponent in that bout, Abdullah Ibrahim of New York City. Listen to the podcast here.
International Shout Outs: Caledonian MMA interviewed fellow Scot Calum Robb ahead of his fight with Franklin Mina. Esteemed French TV biz newspaper La Lettre helped spread the word about GOL picking up Karate Combat rights for Spain. And SportsPro’s Ed Dixon broke the news of Adam S. Kovacs being named League President and COO of Karate Combat.
Coming up: Next week we’ll announce that Premier Sports will begin airing Karate Combat on FreeSports channel on Friday nights.