Martial Arts

And New! Ross Levine Wins Karate Combat World Middleweight Championship in Main Event

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Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 11:16pm

The Karate Combat World Middleweight Championship belt has a new home around the waist of the USAs Turbo Ross Levine after shutting out defending champion Shahin The Lion Atamov with a striking masterclass over five hard-fought rounds in the main event.

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  • The Karate Combat World Middleweight Championship belt has a new home around the waist of the USAs Turbo Ross Levine after shutting out defending champion Shahin The Lion Atamov with a striking masterclass over five hard-fought rounds in the main event.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220626005048/en/
    Brooklyns Ross Levine is the new Karate Combat World Middleweight Champion (Photo: Business Wire)
    In the co-headline bout, Irelands Eoghan Chelmiah made a successful first defense of his Karate Combat World Bantamweight Championship in a rematch with French rival Illies The Madman Mardhi, taking a fourth-round TKO win after Mardhi was forced to retire with an injury.
  • Varga now sets his sights on the Karate Combat World Lightweight Championship and believes his win over Assis may place him in immediate contention.
  • Karate itself boasts more participants than MMA around the world the World Karate Federation claims there are 100 million practitioners around the world - and is a respected Olympic event.

YogaSix Celebrates International Yoga Day with Opening of 150th Studio

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 2:03pm

Boutique fitness, and particularly yoga, has made a huge comeback in the past year, and YogaSix is on the forefront of that boom, surpassing yet another impressive milestone in time for International Yoga Day today.

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  • Boutique fitness, and particularly yoga, has made a huge comeback in the past year, and YogaSix is on the forefront of that boom, surpassing yet another impressive milestone in time for International Yoga Day today.
  • The fast-growing boutique yoga brand backed by Xponential Fitness announced today it has opened its 150th studio in Dana Point, California in less than five years of franchising.
  • The 150th studio is owned by Beth Georges, a multi-unit franchise owner of YogaSix and Club Pilates locations in Southern California.
  • To celebrate Dana Point opening, the studio is offering new guests their first class for free and entering them to win a YogaSix Starter pack (yoga mat, towel, block, one month of free membership) after attending their first class.

“Walk It Like You Talk It”: Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk Talks to PUMA’s “Only See Great” Ahead of Sunday’s Rematch

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Friday, June 10, 2022 - 1:09pm

Three-time MMA world champion and PUMA Ambassador Joanna Jdrzejczyk shares her vision of mixed martial arts, as part of PUMAs Only See Great platform, as she prepares for her rematch fight against Zhang Weili on Sunday, June 12 in Singapore.

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  • Three-time MMA world champion and PUMA Ambassador Joanna Jdrzejczyk shares her vision of mixed martial arts, as part of PUMAs Only See Great platform, as she prepares for her rematch fight against Zhang Weili on Sunday, June 12 in Singapore.
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    Three-time MMA world champion and PUMA Ambassador Joanna Jdrzejczyk shares her vision of mixed martial arts, as part of PUMAs Only See Great platform, as she prepares for her rematch fight against Zhang Weili on Sunday, June 12 in Singapore.
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    In a video interview Joanna talks about her training approach, her victories and what it means for her to be part of PUMAs Only See Great campaign: What separates being good from being great?
  • Its all about standing your ground and walk it like you talk it.

Endeavor to Participate in Credit Suisse 24th Annual Communications Conference

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 10:00pm

Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EDR), a global sports and entertainment company, today announced that President Mark Shapiro will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Credit Suisse 24th Annual Communications Conference Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4 p.m.

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  • Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EDR), a global sports and entertainment company, today announced that President Mark Shapiro will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Credit Suisse 24th Annual Communications Conference Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at 4 p.m.
  • Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the worlds most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences.
  • The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC.
  • The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

Karate Combat Announces Season 4 - Event 4: ‘Atamov vs. Levine’ to Take Place on June 25th at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 8:24pm

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.

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  • 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.
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    Two world title fights headline Karate Combat's June 25 event at Universal Studios in Florida, USA.
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    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.
  • 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.

Karate Combat Announces an 80% Viewership Increase for ‘Karate Combat: Season 4’ Premiere Episode

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Monday, May 23, 2022 - 1:32pm

Karate Combat, the groundbreaking professional full-contact karate promotion, and fastest growing sports league, announced initial viewership results for the Season 4: Episode 1 debut on May 14th, 2022.

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  • Karate Combat, the groundbreaking professional full-contact karate promotion, and fastest growing sports league, announced initial viewership results for the Season 4: Episode 1 debut on May 14th, 2022.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220523005635/en/
    Rhode Island's Ross 'Turbo' Levine lays into Spanish rival Igor 'The Iberian Bull' de Castaneda in Karate Combat: Season 4 opener.
  • Additionally, Karate Combat delivered additional Season 4: Episode 1 linear TV impressions across a network of global distribution partners that spans more than 60 countries, which delivered an average of over 1.5 million viewers per episode in Season 3.
  • With a compound annual growth rate of 160%, Karate Combat is now the fastest growing league in the fastest growing sports genre.

Endeavor to Participate in Barclays Future of Media Conference

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 10:00pm

Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EDR), a global sports and entertainment company, today announced that Executive Chairman Patrick Whitesell will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Barclays Future of Media Conference Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:40 a.m.

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  • Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: EDR), a global sports and entertainment company, today announced that Executive Chairman Patrick Whitesell will participate in a virtual fireside chat at the Barclays Future of Media Conference Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 10:40 a.m.
  • Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the worlds most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences.
  • The company is comprised of industry leaders including entertainment agency WME; sports, fashion, events and media company IMG; and premier mixed martial arts organization UFC.
  • The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.

Karate Combat and MANSCAPED™ Reveal Partnership Agreement for Karate Combat: Season 4

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 3:15pm

MANSCAPED, the leading mens lifestyle consumer brand and male grooming category creator, and Karate Combat, the groundbreaking professional full-contact karate promotion, unveiled a season-long partnership during the debut of Karate Combat: Season 4 on Saturday, May 14th.

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  • MANSCAPED, the leading mens lifestyle consumer brand and male grooming category creator, and Karate Combat, the groundbreaking professional full-contact karate promotion, unveiled a season-long partnership during the debut of Karate Combat: Season 4 on Saturday, May 14th.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220517005780/en/
    MANSCAPED enters The Pit: Fastest-growing company in men's grooming hardware partners with Karate Combat, world's fastest-growing fight promotion, for Season 4.
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    The partnership, first revealed at the Season 4 Kick Off Press Conference by Karate Combat President Adam Kovacs, saw MANSCAPED branding and integrations featured prominently across Karate Combat broadcasts and digital content, including MANSCAPED-branded action replays.
  • Entering KC20 or KCTWENTY at checkout will deliver a 20% discount on the total order price during Karate Combat: Season 4.

Endeavor to Announce First Quarter 2022 Results

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 10:00pm

Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (Endeavor), a global sports and entertainment company, will release its first quarter 2022 results after market hours on Thursday, May 12, 2022.

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  • Endeavor Group Holdings, Inc. (Endeavor), a global sports and entertainment company, will release its first quarter 2022 results after market hours on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
  • The live teleconference to discuss these results and provide a business update is scheduled for 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m.
  • Endeavor (NYSE: EDR) is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the worlds most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events and experiences.
  • The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation, sports operations & advisory, event & experiences management, media production & distribution, experiential marketing and brand licensing.