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Karate Combat Announces Season 4: Atamov vs. Levine for June 25

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Karate Combat has confirmed another event for their season 4 lineup, plus a major debut, in a recent press release. This Karate event will take place live from Orlando, Florida on Saturday, June 25, and will feature two title fights. Ross ‘Turbo’ Levine will challenge for a middleweight title against Shahin Atamov. Plus, Illies ‘The Madman’ Mardhi will challenge for the bantamweight title against Eoghan Chelmiah in what is a rematch from season 3.

The long-awaited debut of Gabriel Varga will also take place at this event. Varga has been signed since December of 2021 and will finally make his Karate Combat debut, in the lightweight division, the opponent to be announced. This Canadian-born fighter has held titles in Bellator Kickboxing, GLORY Kickboxing, among other Karate championships.

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Full Press release below:


New York, New York – (May 25/26, 2022) – Karate Combat, the underground fight phenomenon changing the game in sports-entertainment, today confirmed that two world title fights will headline the upcoming Karate Combat: Season 4: Atamov vs. Levine event taking place at Universal Studios, Florida on Saturday, June 25.

The stacked card being assembled for this landmark event will also host the Karate Combat debut of former Bellator and GLORY Kickboxing champion Gabriel Varga. 

Rhode Island’s Ross ‘Turbo’ Levine will challenge reigning middleweight champion Shahin Atamov of Azerbaijan for the Karate Combat World Middleweight Championship in the headline slot, having earned his shot with a stunning spin-kick TKO victory over Igor de Castaneda earlier this month.

Ireland’s Eoghan Chelmiah, the Karate Combat World Bantamweight Champion, will rematch bitter rival Illies ‘The Madman’ Mardhi in the chief support slot, the two picking up where they left off after their Season 3 bout was cut short due to the French-Moroccan breaking his right hand during the course of a four-round war.

With one Bellator Kickboxing world championship and two GLORY Kickboxing world titles to his credit, Vancouver’s Gabriel Varga is one of the world’s most decorated professional karatekas. He will debut on this card in a lightweight bout, with an opponent to be announced.

Also confirmed for the card is the deadly Omaira ‘La Guerrera’ Molina. The Venezuelan’s victories in Season 3 included a jaw-dropping knockout and two awards (Best Female Fighter; KO Punch of the Season) in the fan-voted official End-of-Season awards. Now 3-0 in Karate Combat, she faces Brazilian battler Ana Ferreira Da Silva and will be calling for a world title shot if she wins.

“This is a huge event for Karate Combat. The card is absolutely stacked and the headline bouts are two of the biggest fights you’ll see this year anywhere in combat sports. And we’ll be at one of Florida’s most iconic locations, Universal Studios in Orlando. I can’t wait for June 25th,” said Karate Combat President Adam Kovacs. 

Ross ‘Turbo’ Levine Challenges Shahin Atamov For World Middleweight Championship In Headline Bout.

Eoghan Chelmiah Defends World Bantamweight Championship Against Bitter Rival Illies ‘The Madman’ Mardhi In Co-Headline Bout.

Gabriel Varga Will Make Karate Combat Debut, Commence Quest For Karate Combat World Lightweight Championship Title.

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