Joseph vs Carneiro, WKN title, how to watch & card

NZ undefeated mixed martial artist Kelvin “Crazy Horese” Joseph (15-0) and UFC veteran Brazilian Roan “Jucao” Carneiro (21-13) square off in WKN middleweight title fight tonight (Nov. 30) at Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout headlines a historic NZ World Cup, featuring kickboxing and MMA contests with local and international competitors participating.

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In 2000’s, in collaboration with International Vale Tudo Championship (IVC), the World Kickboxing Network made history as a pioneer-organization to present MMA bouts in Europe. In 2016 the WKN launched its MMA branch awarding world and subordinate championships internationally.

Alongside New Zealand, the list of countries represented at Combat World Cup in Auckland includes Brazil, Ethiopia, Germany, India, Iran, Palestine, South Africa, Tonga, USA, among others.

The event is presented by Team Player Events, Sky Sport television and Mai FM radio.

The announced main program broadcast in NZ is scheduled on Sky Sport 4 (Channel 054). The starting time is set at 5:00 pm (local time). The preliminary program airs on Mai FM.

The event schedule and the main program fight card can be found below. In addition to the bouts, NZ hip-hop artists SAVAGE and 4Sayken have been announced to perform their hits.

NZ World Cup: Joseph vs. Carneiro – WKN middleweight MMA title

Saturday, 30 November 2019
Preliminary Program – Mai FM
Rules meeting: 2pm
Medical check: 2:30pm
Door open to guests: 2:50pm
First fight: 3pm
Last fight 5:30pm

Saturday, 30 November 2019
Main Program – Sky Sport
Man card rules meeting: 5pm
Medical check: 5:30pm
Concert: 6pm
National Anthem: 6:55pm
First fight: 7pm
Last fight: 10:30pm

Main Program fight card

MMA 58.5 kg Prashanth Guda (India) vs. Saylor O’Malley (New Zealand)

Kickboxing 60.3 kg Leonie Summer (Germany) vs. Ayisha Abeid (Palestine)

MMA 84 kg Eli Taufuiaevalu (Tonga) vs. Netana Jones (New Zealand)

Kickboxing 69.9 kg Zeph (New Zealand) vs. Hayellom Tesfy (Ethiopia)

MMA 77 kg Winner of 77 kg semi-final A vs. Winner of 77 kg semi-final B

Kickboxing 76.2 kg Corin Braddick (New Zealand) vs. Isaac Kingsford (New Zealand)

Kickboxing 72.6 lg Arsjia Ebadi (Iran) vs. Joey Parsons (New Zealand)

Kickboxing 86 kg Byron Chivers (New Zealand) vs. Caleb Belsham (New Zealand)

Kickboxing 96.6 kg Lapa Halangahu (Tonga) vs. Navajo Stirling (New Zealand)

MMA 84 kg Kelvin Joseph (New Zealand / South Africa) vs. Roan Carneiro (Brazil / USA)

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