Luiz Rocha defeats Myrza Tebuev at Karate Combat: Hollywood
Karate Combat kicked off the second season with an event held this past Friday (Jan. 25 AEDT) at Avalon Hollywood. The nine-fight bill was headlined by a pair of lightweights, Luiz Rocha and Myrza Tebuev squaring off in “Challenger Match” for the chance to earn the division’s Golden Belt.
“Luiz Rocha of Brazil won the main event, defeating Myrza Tebuev of Russia by split-decision in a Challenger Match, which means Rocha will move ahead for a chance to win the lightweight division’s Golden Belt later this year,” reads the event recap sent out by the promotion. “In the co-main event, Elhadji Ndour of New York City by way of Senegal beat Scotland’s Calum Robb by unanimous decision.”
The bouts contested in front of a VIP-audience were called by Hollywood actor Danny Trejo. Bas Rutten and Sean Wheelock shared commentary duties. The list of guests included Ainsley Ross, Chloe Catherine Kim, Brian Keith Thompson, Nikki Soohoo, Nathan “Carnage” Corbett, among others.
The future Karate Combat events scheduled for 2019 take place in Kyoto, Shanghai, Rio, Paris, Madrid, Miami, New York City, and in locations in Italy and Latvia. The complete fight results from the recent show in Hollywood can be found below.
Luiz Rocha def. Myrza Tebuev by decision
Elhadji Ndour def. Calum Robb by decision
Milos Vukovic def. Igor De Castaneda by decision
Abdallah Ibrahim def. Kevin Walker by KO R1
Ilies Mardhi def. Daniel Viveros by decision
Alex Bouderbane def. Quirino Willians by TKO R2
Nadege Ait-Ibrahim def. Ana Luiza Ferreira de Silva by TKO R3
Teeik Silva def. Kevin Kowalczik by KO R1
Jonas Correia def. Luis Diogo by decision