WKN World Cup 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand
WKN Championship belt | Pic: World Kickboxing Network

The WKN World Cup 2019 takes place in Auckland from November 28 to November 30. The event makes history in New Zealand as the first time when MMA and kickboxing titles are contested on the world-level at the same tournament.

The first two days of competition are held at YMCA, showcasing a total of 30 amateur bouts. The final is held at Eventfinda Stadium with two professional titles contested in the headliner of the show, including a highly anticipated WKN Middleweight championship between NZ undefeated Kelvin “Crazy Horse” Joseph and UFC veteran from Brazil Roa “Jucao” Carneiro.

A trio of additional matchups have been recently announced by the promoters in Auckland. Among the bouts, Lapa Halangahu of Tonga goes up against Navajo Stirling, representing the country-host. As well, Byron Chivers faces Caleb Belsham, and Arshia Ebadi takes on Joey Parsons. The rest of lineup is expected to be revealed closer to the event.

The event is expected to be attended by a number of world-class fighters, including the newly-crowned Bellator MMA Welterweight champion Douglas Lima. In addition, the programme includes NZ hip-hop legend SAVAGE and 4Sayken performing their hits.

The athlete registration and more information is available on combatworldcup.com.

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