Karate Combat Week 3 Features Daniel Viveros Vs. Myrza-Bek Tebuev
The third week of Season 2 from Karate Combat goes down Sunday night live in YouTube.
In the main event, Daniel Viveros from Ecuador will battle Myrza-Bek Tebuev from Russia.
The card also features Calum Robb facing Franklin Mina and Vitalie Certan vs. Gabriel Cera.
“Myrza vs. Viveros: Two top talents from the 67 division going at it,” Karate Combat League President Adam S. Kovacs said. “Last time Myrza broke his forearm in the first round of the main event in Hollywood, but still managed to fight all three rounds. Viveros also did very well against Ilies Mardhi that night in Hollywood and some fans thought Viveros should have had the W.
“If one of these guys performs very well, he might end up challenging Edgar Skrivers for the golden belt.”
The Main Event led to Karate Combat’s first ever use of the Sudden Victory rule. After a grueling three rounds the judges were deadlocked so Ilies Mardhi and Pedro Roman Roig went at it for a wild fourth. Catch it here.
No contract: The qualifying match between Ireland’s Craig Ryan and Rita Boutadout of France wound up with neither getting the coveted multi-fight deal with the league. Even though Boutadout got the win when Ryan’s corner threw in the towel during round 2, he was penalized for having not made weight on time. Both fought well and, according to President Kovacs, “We are inviting them back with different opponents and we’re pretty sure they will grab that contract next time.”
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All Karate Combat Ep. of Fight Library Pod: Blaine Henry talks to Craig Ryan, Josh Quayhagen and Jerome Brown fresh out of the Karate Combat Fighting Pit. (He checks in on Brown’s rabdo recovery too). Check it out on Spotify and wherever you get your podcasts.
International Shout Outs: Diario de Ibiza pumped up Pedro Roig and our new Spanish TV partner GOL, the Moroccan World News and News Africa Now went in deep with an interview with Reeda Messaoudi, Russia’s VSE42 was still worried about Jerome, and Norway’s CCN went crazy over Marshawn Lynch’s commentary.
If you missed any of the first two events you can watch them at Karate Combat YouTube anytime.
New Prez & Karate Combat Takes Spain: We previewed these announcements last week but here’s the real deal from Yahoo Sports: Karate Combat Names Adam S. Kovacs League President & COO, GOL Puts Karate Combat in Spain’s Top Sunday Spot. Thanks to SportsPro and Advanced Television for helping to get the word out. Check out GOL here.
Coming up: For week 4, the crew moves on from Anger Wat to a new virtual world created with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. The same tech that drives Fortnite. It’s even more intense than the jungle ruins where our first three events took place. Contact me for a preview, BTS info, etc.