The WKN World Cup 2019 takes place at The Trusts Arena in Auckland from November 28 to November 30.. The event marks the first time in history of New Zealand when kickboxing and MMA titles are contested on the world-level at the same event.
The previously announced headline-bout features French Greg Tony, who puts his World Kickboxing Network Super Heavyweight title on the line, facing off famed Brazilian Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. The co-headline bout is a quest for WKN World Middleweight MMA title between the representative of the country-host Kelvin Joseph and Roan Carneiro of Brazil.
— FIGHTMAG (@fightmag) June 23, 2019
“Crazy Horse” Joseph (15-0) is undefeated in 15 professional outings. In his previous bout last year he submitted Bob Armstrong in the first round and successfully defended his New Zealand Middleweight title.
Carneiro (21-13) has previously competed in the UFC winning two out of four bouts. His resume includes the victories against Kenny Robertson, Mark Munoz, among others.
Although Carneiro lost three of his previous bouts, “he is a Brazilian legend and his jiu jitsu is off the charts,” said Joseph (via NZ Herald). I have seen him put some great fighters to sleep.”
— World Kickboxing Network (@WKNkickboxing) June 23, 2019
The WKN World Cup 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand is presented by Team Player Events. The three-day sporting fiesta features over 30 amateur world title matches, followed by two professional contests. Up to 60 countries are expected to participate. The athlete registration is now open at combatworldcup.com.