Karate Combat has announced an expansion following the success of its first four events with fighters, fans and sponsors. A full year series of championship fights will take place in 10 locations across 4 continents next year, including Kyoto, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Miami, Paris, Italy and Latvia.
The league also announced a new competition structure, with title and challenger bouts at every event, all in pursuit of the Golden Belt. In addition, Karate Combat will soon announce a series of non-title and qualifier events.
The first competition of the year will be held on January 24th in Hollywood, California. Combat sports hall of famer and television personality Bas Rutten and expert fight announcer Sean Wheelock will return as commentators.
“We’re excited to expand Karate Combat in its second season with a more defined and expansive structure,” said Michael DePietro, CEO of Karate Combat. “Our mix of intense, full contact action and respect for traditional martial arts virtues is resonating far and wide.”