Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is back in the ring taking on Greg Tony on November 30 in Auckland, New Zealand. The French champion puts his World Kickboxing Network Super Heavyweight title on the line facing famed Brazilian in the headliner of WKN World Cup 2019, the organization announced on Sunday.
“The WKN World Cup comes to New Zealand, which marks the first time in the country’s history when Kickboxing and MMA titles are contested on the world-level at the same tournament. Presented by Team Player Events, the three-day sporting fiesta is held from November 28 to November 30 at The Trusts Arena in Auckland, featuring over 30 amateur world title matches, followed by two professional contests.”
The second world title bout features undefeated representative of the country-host Kelvin “Crazy Horse” Joseph (15-0) up against Brazilian mixed martial artist Roan Carneiro, who is now aligned with the American Top Team. The pair battles it out for WKN World Middleweight MMA title.
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) June 23, 2019
“The WKN is a leading kickboxing federation, we sanction the best championships in all disciplines. The collaboration with the local promoters in New Zealand is very constructive. We work as a team, sharing ideas aiming the best for sport, making an unforgettable historic event,” said Stephane Cabrera, President of World Kickboxing Network.
The Athlete Registration for WKN World Cup 2019 in Auckland is now open at CombatWorldCup.com. Up to 60 countries are expected to participate in the historic event held on NZ soil.
Previously the WKN amateur World Cup was held in such countries as Poland, Malta and Iran. The professional WKN World and subordinate championship bouts are being held throughout six continents for over two decades.
WKN World Super Heavyweight Championship
Greg Tony (France) vs. Antonio “Bigfoot Silva (Brazil)
WKN World Middleweight MMA Championship
Kelvin Joseph (New Zealand) vs. Roan Carneiro (Brazil)