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Pitbull Brothers Protege Seeks Karate Combat Crown

Luiz Rocha goes for the Karate Combat lightweight title when he faces Edgars Skivers this May at Season 4, Event 2.

Luiz Rocha goes after the Karate Combat title this May.

Rocha challenges Edgars Skivers for the lightweight belt as the fourth season continues. The event takes place Saturday, May 28.

A protege of Bellator fighters Patricio and Patricky Pitbull, Rocha secured his spot in the pecking order with a finish last season. 

“If Skrivers can predict the future like this, he should stop fighting and become a fortune teller. But my aim is the same as his: get in there, smash him, take the belt and take the money. But I will also now predict the future: I think this may turn out to be the best fight in Karate Combat history,” said Rocha.

This is a rematch between the two, as Skivers earned the vacant belt with a victory in 2019. 

“Karate Combat decided to give him another shot and that’s fine. A lot has changed since then, including his style and my style. We’ve both evolved so of course it’s going to be a different fight, but I expect it to be a similar ending – I’m going to get in The Pit, smash him and earn a lot of cash in the process,” said Skrivers, Karate Combat World Lightweight Champion.

Two key bouts will support the main event: welterweight veterans Dionicio ‘El Capitan’ Gustavo and Nikita Yanchuk meet in a battle to get back on the contender trail, while new lightweight signings Dastonbek Otabolaev and Andres Madera make their Karate Combat debuts.

“There’s a lot of history here: Skrivers and Rocha had the first-ever Karate Combat title fight and now they are ready to run it back. A lot has happened since that first fight: Skrivers has looked dominant but Rocha never stopped being a contender and both of them had huge wins last season – now we’re going to see how they’ve evolved,” said Adam Kovacs, Karate Combat President.

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