“Nobody wanted to step in and take this fight when we offered it. Zsolt Habda did. He wants the opportunity to test himself and face an all-time great. And if he wins, he will make a name for himself overnight. – Adam Kovacs, President of Karate Combat.
NEW YORK (WEB PR)
May 04, 2022
With an Olympic silver medal now added to his roster, Rafael Aghayev – the most decorated fighter in karate history – returns to the professional ranks on Saturday, June 11, 2022 when he titles Karate Fight: Season 4 – Event 3 .
With a resume that includes eleven European Championship victories and five WKF World Championships as well as his silver medal at the 2020 Olympics, Aghayev’s legacy as the amateur circuit’s most accomplished amateur competitor is indisputable. . Now his attention turns to securing a similar legacy in full-contact professional competition.
To do this, Aghayev must win the title of world champion in karate fighting. His journey towards that goal begins on Saturday, June 11, when he enters The Pit to take on Zsolt ‘The Soldier’ Habda in a main event bout with career-changing possibilities on the line for both fighters.
Habda, a special forces operator in his native Hungary, holds Aghayev in high esteem: posters of the exceptional Azeri still adorn the walls of his gymnasium today. In a bizarre twist of fate, he now has the opportunity to take on his hero, a man once dubbed “the Michael Jordan of karate.”
“Rafael Aghayev is a living legend to karate practitioners everywhere – his list of accomplishments is endless and he is widely regarded as the greatest amateur competitor of all time. Now he wants to replicate that success in professional bouts of full contact here in Karate Combat,” said Adam Kovacs, president of Karate Combat.
“Nobody wanted to step in and take this fight when we offered it. Zsolt Habda did. He wants the opportunity to test himself and face an all-time great. And if he wins, he will make a name for himself overnight.
In the chief support slot, Bruno Assis is looking to bounce back from last season’s title slump by taking on the rising power of VItalie Certan, whose blistering run last season culminated in his ‘Fighter of the Fight’ awards. season” and “Fight of the Season” from Karate Combat Fans, as well as the “Kick of the Season” award for his head kick stoppage of Deivis Ferreras.
Lightweight champion Edgars Skrivers defends his world title against Luiz Rocha at Karate Fight: Season 4 – Event 2. The winner of this fight could end up facing the winner of Assis vs. Certan.
Two bantamweight battles open Karate Combat: Season 4 – Event 3 as tough Dagestani Myrza-Bek Tebuev returns from a long layoff to face Peruvian puncher Jesus Lopez and Mexican-American Damian Villa, the US national champion of taekwondo 2021, becomes the leagues’ first stylist competitor TKD when he takes on Gabriel Stankunas, a member of the Brazilian national karate team.
Starring Georges St-Pierre and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in sensei roles, Karate Combat: Season 4 features four events airing at two-week intervals, starting Saturday, May 14 and culminating with a live finale at a worldwide location. known in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 25.
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