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WKF expecting Karate1 Premier League event in Rotterdam to break participation records

The World Karate Federation (WKF) are expecting the upcoming Karate1 Premier League event in Rotterdam to continue the trend of breaking participation records as over 1,100 athletes have already entered the competition. Rotterdam is due to play host to the second Karate1 Premier League tournament of the season from March 17 to 19. With less than two weeks until competition begins in the Dutch city, the event has attracted a high number of entrants and it is on course to surpass the 1,247 karatekas who competed at the season opener in Paris in January. Over 60 countries from four...

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Charmaine Tweet vs Megan Anderson at Invicta FC 21; now for interim featherweight championship

The fight between Charmaine Tweet (9-5) and Megan Anderson (7-2) at the Invicta FC 21 event is now for the interim featherweight championship! The reason this is now a championship match is because current UFC star and current Invicta featherweight champion, Cris Cyborg, will be facing a one year suspension due to failing a USADA drug test. Moreover, the match will take place on the 14th of January in Kansas City! On that same show there will be Pannie Kianzad fighting Raquel Pa’aluhi in the co-main...

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Shinya Aoki inducted into the Kocosports Combat Sports Hall of Fame

Shinya Aoki (青木 真也 Aoki Shin’ya, born May 9, 1983) is a Japanese mixed martial artist competing currently for Rizin Fighting Federation, grappler, and former police trainee currently competing in ONE Championship’s lightweight division. He is noted for being the DREAM Lightweight Champion, ONE Lightweight Champion, former WAMMA Lightweight Champion and former Shooto Welterweight Champion. Aoki holds a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Yuki Nakai, as well as a black belt in judo. As of 2008, Aoki, along with DEEP champion Masakazu Imanari, and Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka have founded the “Nippon Top Team” as a group of elite Japanese grapplers competing in MMA. As well as his MMA credentials, Aoki has garnered several submission grappling accolades including two All Japan Jiu-Jitsu championships,...

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Chuck Norris inducted into the Kocosports Combat Sports Hall of Fame

Carlos Ray “Chuck” Norris (born March 10, 1940) is an American martial artist, actor, film producer and screenwriter. After serving in the United States Air Force, he began his rise to fame as a martial artist, and has since founded his own school, Chun Kuk Do. Norris appeared in a number of action films, such as Way of the Dragon, in which he starred alongside Bruce Lee, and was The Cannon Group’s leading star in the 1980s. He played the starring role in the television series Walker, Texas Ranger from 1993 until 2001. Norris is a devout Christian and politically conservative. He has written several books on Christianity and donated to a number...

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Preview of Bellator’s history making “Dynamite” event setup; Bellator’s cage and GLORY’s ring side by side

Bellator’s history making ‘Dynamite’ event is just around the corner and will go down this Saturday night on Spike TV. A lot of people have been wondering exactly what it’s going to look like having a Bellator cage and a GLORY kickboxing ring on the same floor in the same venue. That question has now officially been answered. Kocosports has obtained a behind-the-scenes look at the setup for Saturday night’s massive event. As you can see, there really has never been anything quite like this before. No matter what happens it is certainly going to be one exciting night of...

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