Kevin Ross (kickboxer)

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Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross.jpg
Born Kevin Michael Ross
(1980-07-27) July 27, 1980 (age 33)
Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
Other names The Soul Assassin
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 140 lb (64 kg; 10 st)
Division Super Lightweight
Reach 72 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Team Throwdown Training Cente & CSA Gym
Years active 8 (2003–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 50
Wins 39
By knockout 12
Losses 11
Draws 0
Other information
Website www.kevinthesoulassassinross.com
Boxing record from Boxrec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: February 7, 2014

Kevin "The Soul Assassin" Ross (born July 27, 1980) is an American Muay Thai kickboxer. He is currently ranked #14 in the world by the WBC for Muay Thai in the Super Lightweight division(140 lbs, 63.503 kg).[1] Ross is the former Super Lightweight(140 pounds) WBC International Champion, the Welterweight(147 pounds)WBC USA National Champion, the FIDAM Welterweight Champion of Mexico and the United States Muay Thai Federation (USMF) Welterweight Champion.[2] In December 2010 Ross was Voted Muay Thai North American Fighter of the year.[3]

Background[edit]

Ross was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and raised in nearby Philadelphia. Ross' parents divorced when he was a young and as a result he lived on welfare with his mother and was often moving around and changing schools. Athletic, Ross was a talented hockey player and later moved to Las Vegas in 1994. Ross began training Muay Thai at the age of 23 under famous trainer Master Toddy.[4][5][6]

Kickboxing career[edit]

Ross held an amateur record of 14-1 before turning professional.[7]

In December 2012, Ross signed with the GLORY promotion.[8]

Returning from a torn ACL, he beat Chris Kwiatkowski by unanimous decision at Lion Fight 8 on January 25, 2013 in Las Vegas.[9][10][11][12]

Ross defeated UK champion Bernie Mendieta via split decision at Lion Fight 9 in Las Vegas on March 15, 2013.[13][14][15][16]

He was expected in the eight-man, 65kg tournament at GLORY 8: Tokyo - 65 kg Slam in Tokyo, Japan on May 3, 2013[17] but pulled out due to contractual obligations to Lion Fight.[18]

He lost to Matt Embree by unanimous decision at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013.[19][20][21][22]

He lost to Tetsuya Yamato by split decision at Lion Fight 11 in Las Vegas on September 20, 2013.[23][24][25]

He fought Matt Embree for the second time at Lion Fight 13 in Las Vegas on February 7, 2014 and continued his trend of having never lost a rematch by taking a split decision.[26][27]

Ross is expected to face Chris Mauceri at Lion Fight 15 in Ledyard, Connecticut on May 23, 2014[28] before challenging Michael "Tomahawk" Thompson for the inaugural Lion Fight Welterweight Championship at Lion Fight 16 in Las Vegas on July 4, 2014.[29][30]

Personal life[edit]

Ross formerly dated women's MMA superstar Gina Carano and originally introduced her to Muay Thai.[31] In December 2010 Ross was Voted Muay Thai North American Fighter of the year.[32]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw/No contest       Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.wbcmuaythai.com/ratting.php
  2. ^ http://www.usmf.tv/news/news.php?id=91
  3. ^ Muay Thai Authority: Kevin Ross and Miram Nakamoto win 2010 fighter of the year awards
  4. ^ http://www.lionfight.com/news/2014/02/late-start-in-muay-thai-couldnt-stop-kevin-ross-elite-fighter-talks-move-to-cali-intense-sparring-with-235-pound-forrest-griffin/
  5. ^ Master Toddy's Muay Thai
  6. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/23/it-takes-two-fight/
  7. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/23/it-takes-two-fight/
  8. ^ GLORY Announces 7 New Fighter Signings, Including Kevin Ross
  9. ^ Kevin Ross and Lion Fight Ink a Deal, Ross Fighting at Lion Fight 8
  10. ^ Lion Fight 8 Full Fight Card, Tickets On Sale December 14
  11. ^ Fights To Watch In January 2013
  12. ^ Lion Fight 8 Live Results
  13. ^ Lion Fight 9 Preview
  14. ^ Lion Fight 9 Live Updates
  15. ^ Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus a year in the making, but well worth the wait
  16. ^ Lion Fight 9 Live Play by Play and Results
  17. ^ GLORY 8 Tokyo Featherweight Slam Announced
  18. ^ GLORY 8 Tokyo 65kg Tournament Matches Announced
  19. ^ Lion Fight 10 Announced for July 26th
  20. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results
  21. ^ Lion Fight 10 Results and Recap
  22. ^ Lion Fight 10 Full Results: Yodsanklai, Embree Victorious
  23. ^ Muay Thai fights to put Fremont Street Experience in national spotlight
  24. ^ Lion Fight 11 Results: Cyborg Crushes, Yamato and Ross Wow, Nampon Blahs.
  25. ^ Lion Fight 11 Results and Recap: Yamato and Ross put on a show in co-main event, Cris Cyborg dominates
  26. ^ Lion Fight 13 Results
  27. ^ Lion Fight 13 Results and Recap
  28. ^ Kevin Ross vs. Chris Mauceri set for Lion Fight 15
  29. ^ Kevin Ross vs. Michael Thompson set to headline Lion Fight 16 during UFC's International Fight Week
  30. ^ Lion Fight 16 to Take Part in UFC International Fight Week
  31. ^ http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/jul/23/it-takes-two-fight/
  32. ^ Muay Thai Authority: Kevin Ross and Miram Nakamoto win 2010 fighter of the year awards
  33. ^ "Kevin Ross vs. Saenchai confirmed.". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  34. ^ "Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 2" event recap". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  35. ^ "Recap: Mananquil avenges loss, Ross drops split decision to Sittisak". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  36. ^ "Event Recap: Ross defeats Malaipet, Schilling finishes Mulkey". www.muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  37. ^ "Kickboxing results". www.boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  38. ^ "OFFICIAL WAR OF THE HEROES IV RESULTS". www.usmf.tv. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  39. ^ "WCK World Championship Muay Thai results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  40. ^ "Kevin Ross celebrates birthday with fight victory". www.lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  41. ^ "Gladiatores Extremos Results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
  42. ^ "WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai Results". www.thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-07-19. 
  43. ^ "Kickboxing Results". www.boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  44. ^ "Kickboxing Results". www.boxing.nv.gov. Retrieved 2008-03-22. 

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