Bigfoot Silva vs Greg Tony headlines WKN World Cup Auckland 2019
'Bigfoot' Antonio Silva (pictured) takes on Gregory Tony in November 2019, Auckland, New Zealand | Pic James Law, GLORY Sports International

Joseph-Carneiro added to WKN World Cup in Auckland

Brazilian Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva takes on French kickboxing world champion Gregory Tony this November in Auckland. The bout was initially announced mid last month, with sources in New Zealand confirming the happening to FIGHTMAG.

On Thursday World Kickboxing Network formally announced the Silva vs. Tony matchup, as well added another championship bout to the card. The MMA contest features the representative of the country-host Kelvin Joseph up against Brazilian Roan Carneiro.

“Mixed Martial Artists Kelvin Joseph of New Zealand and Roan Carneiro of Brazil will battle it out for WKN 84 kg title this November in Auckland. The scheduled for five rounds contest is featured on the 2019 WKN World Cup card headlined by kickboxing encounter between World Champion Greg Tony of France and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva of Brazil,” reads the announcement.

The mixed martial arts resume of “Bigfoot” Silva 19-12 (1 NC) includes the victories against Alistair Overeem, Fedor Emelianenko, among others. He made his kickboxing debut in October 2017 going up against GLORY Heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven, who won the fight by TKO in the second round.

Greg Tony is WKN World Super Heavyweight champion. He is coming off the second-round TKO win against Frederic Sinistra. Before that he stopped Bresko Bence also in the second round, and Bob Sapp in the first.

Kelvin Joseph (2-0) is victorious in both of his pro MMA outings. To date he defeated Kurt Winkleman by TKO with punches and submitted Pat Crawley in Round 1.

Roan Carneiro (21-11) is much experienced inside the MMA cage, yet he lost three of his previous bouts. Nevertheless he scored two victories out of four bouts during his UFC run, taking the first-round submission win against Mark Munoz, as well as a split decision against Kenny Robertson.

The exact date and more information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.