The electric atmosphere of New Zealand's biggest combat sport event, the King in the Ring 8 Man Series, takes over the Eventfinda Stadium on Auckland's North Shore on Saturday 19th June. Eight of the country's top heavyweight fighters will go head to head in a survival series of three-round elimination bouts, battling it out for the coveted King in the Ring title and the $10,000 grand prize.
The top eight fighters in this explosive weight division will be squaring off under international K-1 kickboxing rules, bringing together their own techniques born from kickboxing, boxing, muay thai, kyokushin karate, MMA and other martial arts.
The 2019 King, Arshia Ebadi, will not be defending his title, leaving it vacant for the eight hungry contenders.
Eight fighters. Only ONE will be King.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm
KING IN THE RING SHOW STARTS: 7.30pm
8 Man Reserve Fight
8 MAN QUARTER FINALS
Cameron Rowston vs Viliami Tutone
James Craughwell vs Epe Kaihau
Eli Taito vs Pane 'Punisher' Haraki
Joel 'Maverick' Martin vs Navajo Stirling
Riini Le Comte vs Nato 'Hard Knox' Laauli
Nick Thornton vs Alex Sorensen
Womens Super Fight
Ayisha 'Baby Mumble' Abied vs Wendy Talbot
IN NZ : TVNZ DUKE