Karate Combat Results: Ross Levine Earns Finish, Claims Title Shot
Ross Levine earned himself a future title shot with a thrilling finish at the season four opener of Karate Combat.
Ross Levine delighted the fans and earned himself a future Karate Combat middleweight title shot.
Levine scored a second round finish at the Karate Combat fourth season opener. He will now challenge Shahin Atamov for the belt later this year.
“This is why they brought me into Karate Combat, to come in here and make statements,”Rhode Island man Levine said post-fight. “He was very hurt by that spinning ax kick – my own heel hurts from it. But he’ll be back, he’s a great fighter.
“Shahin Atamov presents a new puzzle, a new challenge, but I guarantee I’ll be ready for it. I’m gonna go back home, celebrate a little bit and then get right back to work on bringing that middleweight title to the USA.”
The chief support bout saw Lazar Kukulicic and Mitchell Thorpe meet in a hard-fought battle of lightweight prospects which produced an incredible highlight moment in the very first round.
A tense feeling-out process exploded into life when Montenegro mountain man Kukulicic – a qualified oncology nurse in his homeland – suddenly picked Thorpe up, ran to the top of The Pit wall then leapt off into a diving slam which drew gasps from the crowd.
The next event takes place May 28 with lightweight champion Edgars Skrivers facing Luiz Rocha.