Karate Combat 35 Headlined By Champion Vs. Champion

The upcoming Karate Combat 35 event will feature the the first-ever champion vs. champion match this coming August.

Welterweight champion Josh Quayhagen meets lightweight champion Luiz Rocha at Karate Combat 35.

The event takes place August 27 from Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.

This highly anticipated fight stems from a call-out made by Rocha earlier this year after he took the Karate Combat lightweight title from former champion Edgars ‘The Bearslayer’ Skrivers.

Calling Quayhagen out by name, Rocha challenged the welterweight champion to a duel in The Pit. ‘The Preacher’ accepted the challenge and this historic matchup was subsequently signed.

Teeik Silva, a training partner of UFC contenders Alex ‘Po Atan’ Pereira and Glover Texeira, returns to The Pit in search of a win to get him back on the bantamweight title contention trail. He faces Japanese newcomer Miyajima Matsuki, who will be looking to mark his Karate Combat debut by taking out an established name.

Heavy firepower will be traded when light-heavyweight contenders Elhadji ‘Black Magic’ Ndour and the still-undefeated Achraf Ouchen face off for a second time, with NYC’s Ndour looking to avenge a close decision loss to the towering Moroccan when they fought in 2018. The winner will emerge with a shot at the Karate Combat light heavyweight championship.

Two top female prospects collide with a view to entering the Strawweight (115lbs / 52kg) title picture when former ballet dancer turned fighter Christina Kavakopoulou travels from Greece to face Brazil’s Sthefanie ‘The Shamaness’ Oliveira, who made an impressive Karate Combat debut earlier this year.

“Luiz Rocha called Josh Quayhagen out and then both of them were messaging me about this fight. Fans were also excited by the prospect of this fight so we made it happen. These two have the most fights and wins in Karate Combat history,” said Adam Kovacs, Karate Combat President.

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