Karate Combat continues in Valhalla with two more matches. Haftor Bjornsson continues to keep Bas Rutten and Josh Palmer company at Karate Combat 11. This episode features two bouts; one women’s match featuring a Brazilian Olympic National Team member and one featuring a familiar face from the One World Trade event from the previous season.
Vitale Certain, known as “The Ninja” because of his experience as a Parkour athlete and a karate-ka fought against this season’s champion Josh Quayhagen when Karate Combat came to New York City two years ago. Now in the virtual background of Valhalla, he faces Nikita Yanchuk in his debut match but if he wins, do not be surprised if he wants to see Quayhagen again. Since Yanchuk is making his debut in Karate Combat he has nothing to lose and everything to gain in this event should he win.
Also; Brazil Olympic National Team member Anna Laura Prezzoti faces 19-year-old Omaira “The Warrior” Molina from Venezuela in her second match with Karate Combat. Molina won her debut bout and looks to keep her losses at zero but Prezzoti and her Olympic level training might be a problem for her, but by now fans know Karate Combat’s rules are not like any other competitive karate competitions out there.
Karate Combat 11 fight card:
Vitalie Certan vs. Nikita Yanchuk
Anna Laura Prezzoti vs. Omaira Molina
Karate Combat Season 2 is airing on beIN Sports USA, ESPN Desportes, and Karate.com on Sunday nights at 7 PM EST. You can catch the events right here on MyMMANews as well.
Edward holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Along with over 20 years martial arts experience, he co-hosts The Coast-2-Coast Combat Hour, and also writes for Sherdog while maintaining his own site, The Blogboard Jungle. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel