World championship kickboxing Felipe Micheletti v Rogelio Ortiz headlines IVC Sorocaba fight night on Saturday, 20th August 2016 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
IVC Sorocaba is a mixed show of Kickboxing and MMA bouts. In the main event Brazilian Felipe Micheletti is facing Rogelio Ortiz from Argentina. They will challenge a vacant WKN super cruiser-weight world title under K-1 rules. Also this challenge is a highly anticipated rematch. The two will square the differences following their 2013 encounter. Back then the bout ended in the third round. Although Ortiz seemed keen to continue the referee stopped the contest. As a result Micheletti earned a TKO victory.
IVC Sorocaba also includes two tournaments. Kickboxing 8-man eliminator will go side by side with MMA 4-man tourney. The event reportedly airs live on Pay-Per-View.
The promoter of the show is Sergio Batarelli. He is a former world kickboxing champion as well as a founder of International Vale Tudo Council (IVC). In addition, over the years Batarelli has been involved in K-1 and UFC promotions in Brazil. He has also managed a professional boxer Esquiva Florentin.
The IVC is one of the first original promotions for Mixed Martial Arts. It saw legends from Wanderlei Silva to Chuck Liddell. The WKN brought IVC to Europe. Moreover, it made history as the first ever organization to promote MMA contests on European continent.
This year WKN scheduled two IVC events in Brazil. IVC Sorocaba is the first show. The next event is happening in November.
IVC Sorocaba Fight Card
WKN Kickboxing World Championship / K-1 Rules / Super Cruiserweight / 5x3mn
Felipe Micheletti (Brazil) vs Rogelio Ortiz (Argentina)
8 Man Kickboxing Tournament
Bruno Kalaf v Lucas Nunes
Marcos Lolata v Cicero Evangelista
Waldemir Kakaroto v Wesley Sanchez
Joao Paulo Avatar v Michel Papa
4 Man MMA Tournament
Michael Fudencio v Clecio Bruto
Brendo Bispo v Ariston Franca