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Karate Combat, the premier full-contact karate league, is set to make its inaugural appearance in the Dominican Republic with Karate Combat 41 (KC 41) on September 16, 2023, at the Altos de Chavón Amphitheater. Casa de Campo villa owners and residents can get free VIP tickets (food/drinks included) — starting this Thursday, visit the Villa Owners Club and request tickets, free of charge!  

Karate Combat Founder Robert Bryan expressed excitement about bringing this global sporting spectacle to the beautiful Dominican Republic. “We are thrilled to bring our global brand to the beautiful country of the Dominican Republic. This nation has been a great source of talent for us, and we are excited to allow these fighters to compete in front of their local audience,” says Bryan.

KC 41 promises to be a night of electrifying martial arts action featuring a stellar lineup of fighters worldwide. The main event will see Russian contender Myzra-Bek Tebuev take on the undefeated Irish champion Eoghan Chelmiah for the Karate Combat World Bantamweight Championship.

The Dominican Deivis Ferreras will star in the co-main event of the night.

Dominican Talent in the Spotlight

In addition to the marquee showdown, the event will showcase four Dominican fighters with the unique opportunity to perform on home soil. Among them is Jorge Pérez, aptly nicknamed the “David of Karate Combat” for his remarkable victories against towering opponents, including former UFC top-ten-ranked fighter James Vick. In a highly anticipated bout, Pérez will face off against Italy’s Gabriele Cera.

Deivis Ferreras, known for his playful and humorous style in the pit, will debut in front of a Dominican audience, squaring off against Eurasian fighter Tim Ha. Ana Villanueva, representing the Dominican Republic, will battle Brazilian fighter Rafaela Bernardo.

Guests of Honor

Karate Combat 41 will feature legendary guests, including superstar Georges St-Pierre, who will be a commentator for the event. St-Pierre, widely regarded as one of the world’s top martial artists and a former UFC champion in the welterweight and middleweight divisions, will lend his expertise and experience to the commentary team.

Also, former UFC heavyweight champion Bas Rutten and other martial arts superstars will attend this historic event. 

Karate Combat’s presence in the Dominican Republic marks a significant moment in the league’s history, showcasing elite karate talent worldwide in a spectacular setting — don’t miss it!

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About Karate Combat

Karate Combat is the world’s premier full-contact karate league, combining the excitement of full-contact karate with live-action and immersive CGI environments powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Olympians and national champions worldwide are invited to compete in eight different weight divisions to achieve a Karate Combat World Championship. The league, broadcast in over 100 countries worldwide, is owned by the Sensei Foundation, a company of the Cayman Islands Foundation and its affiliates.