New York State of Mind: Karate Combat is Coming to the ‘Big Apple’

By Edward Carbajal Sep 12, 2018

Karate Combat is bringing its knockout-heavy events to New York City on Sept. 27 with their next event, Karate Combat: One World. One of the things that makes Karate Combat a unique combat sports event, outside of the quick finishes, is their unique and exotic locations. The last event was held in Athens, Greece, at the Zappeion Courtyard.

The New York event will be streamed live from One World Trade Center, also known as The Freedom Tower, on and UFC Fight Pass. The event will be the very first sporting event held on the observation deck of the world-famous building.

“This fight is a celebration of everything karate stands for, at the top of one of the most meaningful buildings in the world. Strength, Respect, Unity,” Michael DePietro, CEO of Karate Combat said. “It’s the perfect way to introduce Karate Combat to New York City.”

The main event will feature New York’s own Abdalla Ibrahim taking on Dionicio Gustavo. Gustavo, also known as “El Capitan,” previously fought in the Karate Combat Miami event, where he scored a first-round TKO over Alexandre Bouderbane in the first round with a straight right hand. This is also Ibrahim’s second fight with Karate Combat, where at the same Miami event he scored one of the more devastating knockouts against Joshua Quayhagen.

Karate Combat “One World” Fight Card:

Dionicio Gustavo vs. Abdalla Ibrahim
Dimitrios Triantafyllis vs. Luiz Rocha
Elhadji Ndour vs. Adilet Shadykanov
Josh Quayhagen vs. Vitalie Certan
Jorge Perez vs. Spyros Margaritopoulos
Andras Virag vs. Adham Sabry
Pedro Roig vs. Jesus Paucarcaja
Willians Quirino vs. Mohammed Hebbal
Gabriele Cera vs. Fernando Moreno Paz
Teeik Silva vs. Edgars Skrivers

Edward Carbajal serves as the lead MMA analyst for Frontproof Media and holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a brown belt in Ishin Ryu Karate. He has covered combat sports since 2014 and has been a fan of MMA since UFC 1. You can follow him on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website


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