On Saturday, April 24 New Zealand will once again become a host of the world-class action, when “Born to Fight 9” takes place at YMCA Auckland CBD. The event will see a series of MMA, kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts. The top of the fight-bill will feature a contest for WKN International title.
The newly crowned World Kickboxing Network super cruiserweight champion Bob Dhcamad Armstrong will face Pane Haraki in a five-round MMA matchup with WKN International light heavyweight title on the line.
Also on the card the WKN World featherweight Muay Thai champion Yordniyom Yuttakangumtorn will square off against New Zealand champion Dominic Reed. As well, former WKN super cruiserweight title challenger Lapa Halangahu will take on Stefan Harrison in kickboxing battle.
The undercard will see Eli Taito faceoff Harry Young Q Kim, Julian Jensen up against Arti Sukasem, and Jonny Jensen vs. Harnill Hylan. The finalized card will be announced in the coming weeks. The current lineup can be found below.
In addition, following “Born to Fight 9”, the future event titled “TUPUA – The Giant Tournament” is in the works to be staged in Auckland. The concept, created by WKN World Office in collaboration with the leading promoter in New Zealand Vahid Unesi, will see the four-division contest, from 80 kg to +100 kg. Details will be announced in due course.
Born to Fight 9 fight card
WKN International light heavyweight MMA title, 5 rounds
Bob Dhcamad Armstrong vs. Pane Haraki
Yordniyom Yuttakangumtorn vs. Dominic Reed
Stefan Harrison vs. Lapa Halangahu
Eli Taito vs. Harry Young Q Kim
Julian Jensen vs. Arti Sukasem
Jonny Jensen vs. Harnill Hylan
Amanda Cairney-Price vs. Kavita Jaduram
Kayse Jama vs. Isaac Mallinson