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World Kickboxing Network extends support to Kumite 1 League

IANS  |  New Delhi 

World Kickboxing Network (WKN), one of the largest governing bodies in the world, has extended its firm support to the upcoming Kumite 1 League, it was announced on Thursday.

Four fighters -- Antonio Gordill, Dmitry Batok, Kamen Georgie and Martin Ottaviano --associated with WKN will also be participating in the league, acording to a statement.

The president of WKN Stephane Cabrera said: "World Kickboxing Network in its last 25 years of existence has strived to promote and populariSe all forms of kickboxing in the world. India is a key market for us and we are happy to partner with Kumite 1 League which is unique unto itself and a first for MMA in India."

Founder of the Kumite 1 League Mohamedali Budhwani said: "Kumite 1 League is honoured to operate in partnership with a prestigious body like World Kickboxing Network, which is known to have promoted the sport in a large scale across the globe. This is a reiteration of our commitment towards bringing hardcore MMA to India. Kumite 1 League has also tied up with the All Indian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (AIMMAF) in India."

The first fight night of the League will see team India go against UAE.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, August 23 2018. 21:28 IST
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