Nathan Corbett of Australia and Adrian Marc of Romania battled it out in the headliner of “Kings of Kombat VII”. The event took place in Melbourne, Victoria on June 23, 2012. The encounter pitted a multiple world champion in Muay Thai up against a finalist of heavyweight boxing tournament “Bigger’s Better”. The pair squared off in the scheduled for five rounds contest in oriental kickboxing (K-1 style).
Fresh of a successful WKN Heavyweight title defense against Stephane Susperregui (watch this), Corbett was looking to score the following career victory, prior facing Steve McKinnon in a highly anticipated rematch (watch the fight). Competing across the sea, Marc was looking to further establish his name internationally, following his appearance on the Eurosport network.
Yet, the encounter didn’t go the distance. Although starting with fairly heavy punches the Romanian competitor sustained a knee injury following a solid leg kick executed by “Carnage”. Unable to continue after the first round, Marc retired on the stool, while Corbett was awarded a TKO victory.
Ramesh Habib vs Raymond Irwin
Ramesh Habib and Raymond Irwin faced off in one of the main card bouts. The pair battled it out for WKN Australian Lightweight title under oriental rules. After five rounds of kickboxing action Habib became a champion in the division taking a unanimous decision.
Karim Muradi vs Chris Nguyen
Chris Nguyen and Karim Muradi also squared off in the main card bout. WKN Australian Super Featherweight Kickboxing title was on the line. The contest went the distance and ended in favor of the latter, who earned a unanimous decision.
Among other championship bouts featured on the night, Joel Octagon stopped Scott Bullock in the first round to take WKN Victorian Super Lightweight title. Salim Aschna defeated Danny Corti by knockout in the second round earning WKN Victorian Lightweight belt. In addition, Jordan Maslin scored a unanimous decision against Matt Morley to become WKN Victorian Super Welterweight champion.