one king
eight fighters
one king


The heavyweights are back in centre ring, to prove who is the New Zealand King of the 100kg weight division.

With the 'Style Bender' Israel Adesanya taking out the first King in the Ring 100kg Trans-Tasman event in 2015, the King in the Ring promoters turn back to it's own shores to find the top fighter of this weight division, in New Zealand.

Eight contenders go head to head in a survival series of three-round elimination bouts, battling it out for the coveted King in the Ring crown and the $10,000 grand prize.

Squaring off under international K-1 rules, these top eight fighters bring together their own techniques born from kickboxing, boxing, muay thai, kyokushin karate, MMA and other martial arts.

As well as the main 8-man tournament, there’s a stacked undercard of well matched, action packed superfights.

Eight men. One will be King.

8 Man Contenders
Tafa Misipati
Sigi Pesaleli
Jordan Maroroa
Nato Laauli
Ata Fakalelu
Dan Kidwell
Carlos Ulberg
Daniel Tai
8 Man Reserve Fight
Fou Ah-Lam vs Moe Hussain
Super Fights
Alex Redhead vs Billy Walker
King Allsop vs Greg Lemanu

Buy Tickets

Get your general admission tickets online at iTicket or at your local fight gym.

VIP Packages

Three tiers of VIP tables, with food & drink packages included. Enjoy the action ringside.

Live Stream

Only available internationally. Screening live on Sky Sport for New Zealand viewers.


Crowned the New Zealand Super cruiserweight King on 18 November 2016.

King of the fourth King in the Ring lightweight division 8 man on 24th June 2016.

Winner of the first New Zealand super middleweight 8 man tournament on 15 April 2016.

Crowned King of not only the New Zealand 86kg weight division, but also the first 100kg Trans Tasman event on 31st October.

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