KING IN THE RING 68I | 15 SEP
For the first time since the King in the Ring 8 Man Series exploded onto the New Zealand fight scene, the welterweight division is set to strut their stuff on September 15th at the ASB Stadium.
With a 68kg weight limit, we will see fighters coming up from the lightweights, and coming down from middleweight to take a place in the 8 man line up for a shot at the welterweight title.
Eight contenders will 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.
Keeo it locked to the King in the Ring 8 Man Series facebook page, as the 8 man contenders are announced.
Eight men. One will be King.
Carlos Ulberg 100kg
Crowned the New Zealand heavyweight King on 30 June 2017.
Davor Matarugic 92kg
Crowned the New Zealand Super cruiserweight King on 18 November 2016.
Joey Baylon 62kg
King of the fourth King in the Ring lightweight division 8 man on 24th June 2016.
Victor Mechkov 75kg
Winner of the first New Zealand super middleweight 8 man tournament on 15 April 2016.