Karate Combat Moves to the Next Level

New York, New York, Sept. 09, 2019 — Karate Combat has announced a new slate of fights to take place in the league’s secret budokan, KC-1. Karate Combat: Evolution will take place on Saturday, September 21, with two more in 2019 and a regular schedule to be announced for 2020. Bas Rutten continues as an…

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ISKA is #1 Worldwide

The ISKA sanction and regulate the largest Combat Sports circuit in the World, over 500 events annually in more than 50 countries across 6 continents Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Australia/Oceana. Outside of Europe the ISKA sanction multiple events in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Borneo, Canada, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt,…

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Pictures and Results from Bellator 226

Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo Main Card Ryan Bader (27-5, 1 NC) and Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) was ruled a no-contest due to an accidental eye poke Derek Campos (20-9) defeated Daniel Straus (26-9) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) Adam Borics (14-0) defeated Pat Curran (23-9) via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of round…

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Grudge Match and World Title Fight Headline GLORY 69 Düsseldorf

Lightweight champion Marat Grigorian defends against Tyjani Beztati, bitter heavyweight rivals Michael Smolik and Mohamed Abdallah collide AMSTERDAM – GLORY, the world’s leading kickboxing organization, returns to Germany on Saturday, October 12 for GLORY 69 DÜSSELDORF in Düsseldorf, Germany. The world lightweight championship is on the line in the main event as reigning champion Marat…

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Bellator Signs Cris ‘Cyborg’ to Largest Contract in Women’s MMA History

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is proud to announce the signing of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (21-2, 1 NC) to the organization. The deal – the largest of its kind in women’s MMA history – exclusively secures “Cyborg’s” talents with a multi-year, multi-fight contract. “Cyborg” joins current champ Julia Budd, Olga Rubin, Arlene Blencowe, Janay Harding and…

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Krush 104 Results from Japan

KRUSH 104 Results Tokyo, Japan 31st August 2019 KRUSH 104 was staged at Korakeun Hall, KRUSH Super-Lightweight Champion Hayato Suzuki retained his title defeating Yasuomi Soda in an extra round by decision. Sweden’s Josefine Knutsson defeated Kotomi by decision in a catch weight women’s match. Matchmaking supported by ISKA Europe Main Card: KRUSH Super Lightweight…

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Results from Power FC Germany

ISKA Germany Hannover, Germany 31st August 2019 POWER FC presented ISKA Championship Muaythai and Kickboxing at the Swisslife Hall. ISKA World Champion Henry Bannert (Austria) defeated Simon Henkel (Germany) when the Doctor stopped the fight in the second round due to a serious cut, Bannert retained his ISKA World Light-cruiserweight Muaythai title 85kg. Florian Kroger…

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Bellator Returns to Mohegan Sun Arena for Massive Double Header on Oct 25 & 26

LOS ANGELES – On October 25 and 26, Bellator returns to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. for two back-to-back nights of exciting MMA action. On Friday, a heavyweight battle between former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (18-13) and the always-tough Roy Nelson (23-17), while Saturday’s show will see the long-awaited championship rematch between…

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Francesco Migliaccio Appointed New National Director for ISKA Italy

Mr. Francesco Migliaccio has been appointed as the new ISKA National Director for Italy. Francesco started his Combat Sports career as an competitor in the 1980’s, he moved on to Technical Director roles in Kickboxing, Muaythai, Boxing Savate and MMA and event management and promotion of major International cards. Francesco is co-founder, board member and…

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K-1: Japan vs. World Results

Osaka, Japan 24th August 2019 K-1 Japan versus the World was staged at the Edion Arena attracting 7,800 spectators. The main event featured ISKA World Champion and Osaka born Kouzi Tanaka against Japanese rival Tatsuya Oiwa, it was a closely fought contest after three rounds the judges scored a draw 29-28, 29-29, 29-29 under K-1…

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Sergej Maslobojev to face John King at GLORY 68 MIAMI

GLORY has signed Lithuanian light-heavyweight prospect Sergej Maslobojev to a long-term, multi-fight deal. Maslobojev will debut at the upcoming GLORY 68 MIAMI event on Saturday, September 28 against John King (pictured) of Texas, USA. Nicknamed ‘Kuvalda’ (‘Sledgehammer’), Maslobojev trains and fights out of the Lithuanian capital city of Vilnius, where he is a gym owner.…

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Results from Japan’s King of Knockout

Tokyo, Japan 18th August 2019 Japan’s leading Muaythai promotion KNOCKOUT staged a Four Man 55.5kg tournament to crown a new KNOCKOUT Bantamweight Champion attracting 3100 spectators to the Ota Sports Arena. Local favorite Rui Ebata reached the final and defeated Eisaku Ogasawara by decision to take in Knockout Bantamweight belt. The card was broadcast Live…

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Intercontinental Title Awarded at Professional Fight Night in Spain

Marbella, Spain 4th August 2019 Caesar Fighting events presented PROFESSIONAL FIGHT NIGHT an inaugural event opening the newly renovated Marbella Arena. The card featured Professional Boxing, Kickboxing and Muaythai with title fights sanctioned by the ISKA and IBF. Tsotne Sultanishvili (Georgia) defeated Victor Conesa (Spain) by KO in the fifth round with a perfectly timed…

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ISKA Appoints Mr. Vardan Mnatsakanyan as National Director for Armenia

ISKA Armenia Mr. Vardan Mnatsakanyan has been appointed as the new ISKA Director for Armenia, Vardan’s affair with combat sports started in 2000 as a student of Kickboxing then a competitor under K-1 rules. In 2012 Vardan launched his MIX FIGHT EVENT promotion and has since staged 42 events in Armenia and Spain with live…

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New World Champion at Capital Punishment 10

ISKA UK

Southampton, England 3rd August 2019 Toomey presented Capital Punishment 10 co-sanctioned ISKA and IKF Mo Abdurahman (England) faced Bertrand Lambert (France) to contest the vacant ISKA World Light- welterweight title 65kg OR title. The Championship match lived up to the hype, Mo Abdurahman won by unanimous decision 49-47, 49-47, 50-45.

Welcome Alvin Chong, National Director for Borneo and Brunei

Mr. Alvin Chong ISKA Borneo and Brunei Mr. Alvin Chong (Chong Chung Yee) has been actively involved in the development of Amateur Combat Sports in Borneo including Kickboxing, MMA and Sanda, Alvin has promoted a series of BAC (Borneo Amateur Challenge) events and the annual BMAEX (Borneo Martial Arts Expo) Alvin also supports and sanctions regional…

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2019 ISKA United States Championships for Sport Karate at US Capitol Classic

For the first time, the 37th Annual US Capitol Classics, on August 9 – 10, will be sanctioned as the ISKA United States Championships for Sport Karate. The Capitol Classics is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the country with a long-running track record of excellence. It offers safe and fair competition for martial…

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Bellator Debuts in Milan, Italy on Sat. Oct. 12 With Stacked Event Featuring Dual-MMA Cards & The Return of Bellator Kickboxing

FORMER CHAMP RAFAEL CARVALHO MEETS VADIM NEMKOV IN MAIN EVENT OF PARAMOUNT NETWORK’S BELLATOR 230 BELLATOR EUROPEAN SERIES SEES MELVIN MANHOEF TAKE ON YANNICK BAHATI IN BELLATOR MILAN HEADLINER Plus, Gabriel Varga Defends His Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Title Against Cristian Faustino At Bellator Kickboxing 12 and Rome’s Alessio Sakara Looks to Entertain the Italian Crowd…

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Alin Huiu Appointed National Director for Romania

ISKA Romania – Mr Alin Huiu has been appointed as the new ISKA Director for Romania, Alin was head of media and marketing for Romanian Kickboxing promotion Super Kombat 2011-2017 and is currently Managing Director of Dynamite Fighting Show founded by heavyweight star Catalin Morosanu. Alin has worked on over 100 live televised Kickboxing events…

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ISKA Appoints Daniel Bittoun as Director for Israel

  August 2, 2019 TEL AVIV – The International Sport Karate and Kickboxing Association appointed Daniel Bittoun, a 30-year old French-Israeli tech entrepreneur, to assume the role of National Director for Israel. Mr. Bittoun has lived in Israel since 2008, where he has opened various IT and technology companies, before switching gears to pursue his…

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Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari to rematch at GLORY: COLLISION 2

GLORY, the world’s premier stand-up combat organization, today announced that a date is set for the long-awaited rematch between Rico ‘The King of Kickboxing’ Verhoeven (55-10, 16 KO’s) and Badr Hari (106-13, 92 KO’s). The two arch-rivals will headline GLORY: COLLISION 2 on Saturday, December 21 at the GelreDome in Arnhem, the Netherlands. “This is…

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Pictures from ISKA Peru’s Professional Kickboxing Night

July 12, 2019 Peru – ISKA Peru’s “Professional Kickboxing Night” was a gala event featuring many kickboxing matches that highlight Peruvian talent in combat sports. The highly successful event was headlined by the fight “Sessoko vs. Candela.” All fights were sanctioned and regulated by ISKA Peru. Check out some of the best photos in the…

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New World Champion Crowned in Tenerife

ISKA Tenerife

Santa Cruz, Tenerife 6th July 2019 ENFUSION XTREME hosted an ISKA World Championship fight at the Pabellon Quico Cabrera. Maikel Garcia (Spain) defeated ISKA World Champion Hamza Imane (Italy) by unanimous decision taking the ISKA World Welterweight title 67kg K-1 Rules.

Results from GLORY 67 Orlando

Orlando, Florida July 6, 2019 – Petchpanomrung (163-36-2, 27 KO’s) retained his world featherweight championship at GLORY 67 ORLANDO, closing challenger Anvar Boynazarov (95-27-2, 54 KO’s) out over five rounds in the main event. The event also hosted victorious outings for Asa Ten Pow (10-1, 5 KO’s) and Bekah Irwin (6-2, 1 KO), Ten Pow…

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Results from Bellator 223 London

Bellator 223: London Main Card Rafael Lovato Jr. def. Gegard Mousasi via majority decision (47-47, 48-47, 48-47) Melvin Manhoef def. Kent Kauppinen via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) Aaron Chalmers def. Fred Freeman via submission (triangle) (R2, 4:05) Preliminary Card Paul Daley (41-17-2) defeated Erick Silva (20-11, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) James…

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Doumbe and Meksen Retain Titles at GLORY 66 Paris

Cedric Doumbé and Anissa Meksen retain their world titles with thrilling stoppage wins on home soil in Paris Paris, France – Cedric ‘The Best’ Doumbé (73-6-1, 43 KO’s) retained his world welterweight championship in the main event of GLORY 66 PARIS with a stunning second-round knockout of Alim ‘The Professor’ Nabiyev (51-8, 21 KO’s). It…

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Hard-hitting newcomers Plazibat and Yegoian complete GLORY 66 PARIS card

By JJ O’Regan, reproduced courtesy of Glory Two GLORY newcomers will be making their debuts at this week’s GLORY 66 PARIS event. In the heavyweight division, Croatia’s Antonio Plazibat (15-3, 1 KO’s) steps in to face France’s Nordine Mahieddine (23-8, 12 KO’s) following the withdrawal of Tomas Mozny due to injury. And in the light-heavyweight…

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Bellator Confirms Bout Order For U.S. Broadcast This Saturday

LOS ANGELES – Leading global mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA has today confirmed the scheduled bout order for the dual broadcast of this Saturday’s event from The SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Bellator London, a Bellator European Series Event, will stream live on the Bellator app in the U.S at 5 p.m. ET/4 p.m.…

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Luke Westwood Claims ISKA Challenger Semi-Pro World Title by Unanimous Decision

ISKA UK Barnsley, England 15th June 2019 Mick Crossland and The Combat Academy presented KINGS OF COMBAT at the Metrodome. Luke Westwood (England) defeated challenge David Schiller (Germany) by unanimous decision to win the ISKA Challenger Semi-pro World title 67kg K-1 Rules. Main Card Results: ISKA Challenger Semi-pro World title 67kg K-1 Rules Luke Westwood…

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Intercontinental Title Fight in Brazil

ISKA Brazil Mr Ye Kangmiao in association with REAL FC and WLF will present Brazil versus China featuring ISKA Championship Kickboxing on the 22nd June 2019 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Wang Pengfei (China) will face Nathan Santos (Brazil) to contest the ISKA Intercontinental Light-welterweight title 65kg K-1 Rules at the Hugo Ramos Sports Hall in…

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Vendetta 18 in Austria Hosts Intercontinental Title Fight

ISKA Austria Vienna, Austria 15th June 2019 Ironfist Gym presented VENDETTA 18 featuring ISKA Championship Kickboxing at the Hallmann Dome. Chris Wunn (Germany) defeated Bozan Gabi (Austria) by unanimous decision to win the ISKA Intercontinental Super-welterweight title 70kg OR and Jan Szajko (Germany) defeated Quarban Hosseini (Austria) by TKO in the first round to capture…

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Women’s World Title Contested at La Nuit de L’Impact V

ISKA France Saintes, France 15th June 2019 Team Double Impact presented LA NUIT DE L’IMPACT V featuring ISKA Women’s Championship Kickboxing at the Gymnase Du Grand Coudret. Delphine Guenon (France) defeated Anne line Hogstad (Norway) by unanimous decision to win the ISKA Women’s Europe Super-flyweight title 53.5kg K-1 Rules. The main card will be broadcast…

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Results from Bellator 222: MacDonald vs Gracie

Bellator 222: MacDonald vs. Gracie Main Card Rory MacDonald (20-5-1) defeated Neiman Gracie (9-0) via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) Lyoto Machida (26-8) defeated Chael Sonnen (30-17-1) via TKO (punches) at :22 of round two Dillon Danis (2-0) defeated Max Humphrey (3-3) via submission (armbar) at 4:28 of round one Patrick Mix (11-0) defeated Ricky Bandejas…

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Kharim Ghajji Wins World Super Middleweight Title Defense Against Spain’s Jordi Fernandez

ISKA France Paris, France 13th June 2019 TRIUMPH FIGHTING tour presented ISKA World Championship Kickboxing at Dome de Paris, broadcast Live French television channel L’Equipe TV. Karim Ghajji (France) successfully defended his ISKA World Super-middleweight title 78Kg OR defeating Jordi Fernandez (Spain) by TKO in the fourth round and Cyril Benzaquen (France) successfully defended his…

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Adam Bouarourou Crowned the New ISKA World Lightweight Champion

ISKA France Paris, France 8th June 2019 Multi Fight Boxing Academy presented LA NUIT DES TIGRES featuring ISKA World Championship Kickboxing at the Espace Pierre De Coubertin in Goussainville. Adam Bouarourou (Morocco) became the new ISKA World Lightweight Champion 61kg OR defeating Jonathan Penafiel (Spain) by TKO on the second round when Penafiel did not…

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Tenshin Knocks Out Blanco to Capture ISKA World Featherweight Title

ISKA Japan RIZIN 16 Kobe, Japan 2nd June 2019 The main event on RIZIN 16 was an ISKA World title fight featuring Japanese star Tenshin Nakusawa against Argentina’s Martin Blanco. Both men hold ISKA titles at Bantamweight but stepped up to fight for the vacant Featherweight title at a sold out World Hall in Kobe. This was…

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ISKA Training and Certification Courses Held in Southeast Asia

As part of a continuing effort to promote safety and fairness in combat sports worldwide, ISKA held several training courses for referees and instructors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The training was administered by ISKA Southeast Asia Representative Master Khoo Meng Yang. In total, 19 people completed their training and passed the certification, earning certificates attesting…

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Petrosyan and Haida Successfully Defend Titles at OKTAGON 2019

ISKA Italy OKTAGON 2019 LION FIGHT 55 Results Monza, Italy 25th May 2019 Carlo Di Blasi in association with Fisiocrem presented OKTAGON 2019 at the Candy Arena featuring three ISKA World title fights. ISKA World Champions Armen Petrosyan and Mustapha Haida successfully defended their titles with KO victories over Jordan Watson and Eder Lopes and…

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Argentine Martin Blanco to Face Tenshin Nakukawa at RIZIN 16, Replacing Ferradgi

Argentine Bantamweight World Champion Martin Blanco replaces Ahmed Ferradgi against Tenshin Nakukawa at RIZIN 16 in Kobe, Japan. ISKA has been forced to vacate the Featherweight World Title when now-former champion Ahmed Ferrradgi failed to come to terms with Rizin regarding his mandatory defense against Tenshin Nakukawa. To their credit, Rizin was more than reasonable regarding…

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Two-time KASAI World Champion Renato Canuto Headlines “KASAI Super Series Orlando” at the US Open ISKA World Championships

The next chapter of KASAI Super Series takes place at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Hotel on July 4th May 20th– New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) today announces two official matches for ‘KASAI Super Series Orlando’, scheduled on Thursday July 4th at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Hotel & Convention Center, Orlando,…

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Muay Thai Master Petchpanomrung Defends Title July 5 in Orlando

GLORY is headed to Orlando, Florida on Friday, July 5, giving Floridian fight fans their first-ever chance to witness live the intense encounters which have made GLORY the world’s fastest-growing fight sport organization. GLORY 67 ORLANDO takes place at Kissimmee’s Silver Spurs Arena. Tickets are on sale now, with prices beginning at just $35.00 plus…

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Full Fight Card for Glory of Heroes 38 in Shantou, China May 25th

ISKA China Glory of Heroes 38 Glory of Heroes one of China’s leading promotions will host ISKA Championship kickboxing on GOH 38 Saturday 25th May 2019 in Shantou, China. Qiu Jianliang (China) will face Dmitry Varets (Belarus) to contest the ISKA Intercontinental Welterweight title 67kg K-1 Rules. The main card will be broadcast by Shenzhen…

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Pictures and Results from GLORY 65 Utrecht

GLORY 65 UTRECHT results Utrecht, Netherlands 17th May 2019 Middleweight Glory Champion Alex Pereira successfully defended his title dispatching challenger Jason Wilnis in 1.33 of the first round with a flying knee KO. Marat Grigorian defeated a lackluster Sitthichai by unanimous decision to take the Lightweight Glory title. Glory Kickboxing is sanctioned and regulated by…

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ISKA Flourishes Across Asia Under Leadership of National Directors

May 14th, 2019 Asia – ISKA’s influence has been felt across Asia, in countries such as China, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, and Borneo, thanks to the efforts of our network of National Directors and Coordinators. Events, both professional and amateur, have been held in many disciplines like K-1, Sanda, MMA, and sport martial arts. See below for…

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