Karate Combat returns with a change of scenery both around the pit and on commentary with Josh Palmer joining Bas Rutten during the action. Palmer has called action with Cage Warriors and Polaris Pro so he is no stranger to combat sports.
Also, Layla Anna-Lee from the UK will be presenting the event’s new background in the pit that is being called a “punk wasteland” by Karate Combat. The virtual backgrounds are generated by Epic Game’s Unreal Engine and this particular event is said to be using the full power of the technology. Unreal Engine has been used in games like “Fortnite” and the “Gears of War” franchise.
As far as the fights are concerned, a big Brazilian presence occupies the three-fight card. In combat sports, when thinking of Brazil, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu usually comes to mind first but Luiz Rocha and Bruno de Assis are two karatekas hailing from Brazil competing in separate matches to show fans how Brazilian karate holds up in Karate Combat. Returning to action as well is Daniel Viveros who fought in the last event and came up short. Perhaps the change in scenery will change his luck in Karate Combat. Check out the scheduled fights below:
Karate Combat Season 2, Event 4 fight card:
Main Event: Luiz “Pitbull” Rocha (Brazil) vs. Ilies “The Madman” Mardhi (France)
Stefanos “The Great” Roupakas (Greece) vs. Daniel “Black Diamond” Viveros (Ecuador)
Bruno de Assis (Brazil) vs. Gergo Horvath (Hungary)
Curious to see what it all will look like? We’ve got you covered. Watch the event right here on MyMMANews, Karate Combat’s YouTube channel, or at Karate.com.
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