Kevin Ross (kickboxer)

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Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross.jpg
BornKevin Michael Ross
(1980-07-27) July 27, 1980 (age 41)
Reading, Pennsylvania, US
Other namesThe Soul Assassin
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Reach72 in (180 cm)
StyleMuay Thai
Fighting out ofDublin, California, US
TeamThrowdown Training Cente & CSA Gym
Years active17 (2003–present)
Kickboxing record
Total59
Wins45
By knockout14
Losses14
Draws0
Other information
Websitethesoulassassin.com
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: July 4, 2014

Kevin "The Soul Assassin" Ross (born July 27, 1980) is an American retired Muay Thai fighter and former mixed martial artist (one pro fight). He is also a former Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight champion. Among Kevin’s achievements so far are the Super light weight (140 pounds) WBC International championship Title, the Welterweight (147 pounds) WBC USA National championship Title, the FIDAM Welterweight championship of Mexico and the United States Muay Thai Federation Welterweight champion.[1] He currently trains at Combat Sports Academy in Dublin, California.

Biography and career[edit]

Kevin was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Moving to Las Vegas in 1994, he started training in Muay Thai in 2003 under famous Muay Thai trainer Master Toddy.[2] Kevin, trained in Thailand numerous times most recently with Sitmonchai gym in Thamaka, Thailand while fighting in the 2010 Toyota Cup 8-man tournament.[3] In December 2010 Ross was Voted Muay Thai North American Fighter of the year.[4] He has fought some of the best Thai boxers in the world and holds a 2–3 record against Thais. With his losses coming to Kongla, Saenchai, and Sitisak, and his wins to Coke and Malaipet.

In December 2012, Ross signed with the Glory promotion.[5]

Returning from a torn ACL, he beat Chris Kwiatkowski by unanimous decision at Lion Fight 8 on January 25, 2013, in Las Vegas.[6][7][8][9] Ross defeated UK champion Bernie Mendieta via split decision at Lion Fight 9 in Las Vegas on March 15, 2013.[10][11][12][13] He was expected in the eight-man, 65 kg tournament at Glory 8: Tokyo - 65kg Slam in Tokyo, Japan on May 3, 2013[14] but pulled out due to contractual obligations to Lion Fight.[15]

He lost to Matt Embree by unanimous decision at Lion Fight 10 in Las Vegas on July 26, 2013.[16][17][18][19] He lost to Tetsuya Yamato by split decision at Lion Fight 11 in Las Vegas on September 20, 2013.[20][21][22] 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.[23][24] Ross beat Chris Mauceri via TKO (cut) in round three at Lion Fight 15 in Ledyard, Connecticut on May 23, 2014.[25][26][27] He defeated Michael Thompson via unanimous decision for the inaugural Lion Fight Super Lightweight Championship at Lion Fight 16 in Las Vegas on July 4, 2014.[28][29][30]

Ross announced his retirement from competition, following a loss to Asa Ten Pow at TRIUMPHANT 11.[31]

Notable fights[edit]

  • Unanimous win Over former Rajadamnern Stadium Champion Malaipet “The Diamond” Sasiprapa.
  • KO of former WBC International Super Lightweight Champion Kang En, August 30, 2009, winning the WBC Super-Lightweight Title.
  • TKO victory of Justin Greskiewicz, July 22, 2009, to take the WBC USA Welterweight title.
  • Unanimous win over Chike Lindsay-Adjuda December 5, 2009, Defending WBC USA Welterweight title.
  • Unanimous decision win over Phanuwat "Coke" Chunhawat to earn the USMF National Pro Muaythai title Saturday October 10, 2009
  • On October 23, 2011, he lost against Sagetdao Petpayathai in the Muay Thai World Super Lightweight title fight, in Los Angeles, California[32]

Titles[edit]

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record
45 Wins (14 (T)KO's, 30 decisions), 15 Losses
Date Result Opponent Event Location Method Round Time
2021-06-12 Loss United States Asa Ten Pow TRIUMPHANT 11 Miami, USA TKO (Doctor Stoppage) 3
2019-10-12 Loss Italy Shan Cangelosi Bellator Kickboxing 12 Milan, Italy Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2018-07-14 Loss Canada Gabriel Varga Bellator Kickboxing 10 : Rome Rome, Italy TKO (Ref. Stoppage/Punches) 1 2:08
Losses the Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship.
2017-12-9 Loss Italy Hamza Imane Bellator Kickboxing 8 Florence, Italy Decision (split) 3 3:00
2017-09-23 Win Italy Domenico Lomurno Bellator Kickboxing 7 San Jose, California Decision (split) 5 3:00
Wins the Bellator Kickboxing Featherweight Championship.
2016-12-10 Win Italy Alessio Arduini Bellator Kickboxing 4[33] Florence, Italy KO (head kick) 2 0:42
2016-06-24 Win United States Justin Houghton Bellator Kickboxing 2 St. Louis, MO Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2016-04-15 Win Italy Matteo Taccini Bellator Kickboxing 1 Torino, Italy Decision (unanimous) 3 3:00
2015-07-31 Loss Thailand Rungrat Sasiprapa Lion Fight 23 Temecula, CA TKO (knee) 2 2:13
2015-03-27 Loss Japan Tetsuya Yamato Lion Fight 21 Temecula, CA TKO (Elbows) 1 2:43
Loses Lion Fight Super Lightweight Championship.
2014-11-30 No Contest Japan Michihiro Omigawa SHOOT BOXING WORLD TOURNAMENT S-cup 2014, Quarter Final Tokyo, Japan Doctor Stoppage 2
2014-07-04 Win Australia Michael Thompson Lion Fight 16 Las Vegas, Nevada, US Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins Lion Fight Super Lightweight Championship.
2014-05-23 Win United States Chris Mauceri Lion Fight 15 Mashantucket, Connecticut, US TKO (cut) 3 0:21
2014-02-07 Win Canada Matt Embree Lion Fight 13 Las Vegas, NV Decision (split) 5 3:00
2013-09-20 Loss Japan Tetsuya Yamato Lion Fight 11 Las Vegas, NV Decision (split) 5 3:00
2013-07-26 Loss Canada Matt Embree Lion Fight 10 Las Vegas, NV Decision (unanimous) 5 3:00
2013-03-15 Win England Bernie Mendieta Lion Fight 9 Las Vegas, NV Decision (split) 5 3:00
2013-01-25 Win United States Chris Kwiatkowski Lion Fight 8 Las Vegas, NV Decision (unanimous) 6 3:00
2011-10-21 loss Thailand Sagetdao Petpayathai M1 Grand Muay Thai, Nokia Theatre Los Angeles, CA TKO Cut Stoppage 3 3:00
2011-08-13 loss Thailand Saenchai Sinbimuaythai World Class Championship Muay Thai, Anaheim Convention Center[34] Anaheim, CA Decision 5 3.00
2011-05-14 Win United States Mark DeLuca Battle in the Desert II, Buffalo Bills Casino[35] Las Vegas, NV, US TKO (Doctor stoppage/cut) 2 3:00
Retains W.B.C. International Super Lightweight title (140 lbs).
2011-02-12 Loss Thailand Sittisak Por Sirichai Battle in the Desert, Buffalo Bills Casino[36] Las Vegas, NV, US Decision (Split) 5 3:00
2010-12-05 Win Thailand Malaipet King's Birthday Celebration, Commerce Casino[37] Los Angeles, CA Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
2010-07-02 Loss Iran Masoud Izzadi Toyota Cup 2010 Tournament, semi final Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2010-07-02 Win France Toyota Cup 2010 Tournament, quarter final Nakhon Pathom, Thailand Decision 3 3:00
2009-12-05 Win United States Chike Lindsay WCK World Championship Muay Thai, Buffalo Bills Casino[38] Primm, NV Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Retains W.B.C. Muaythai USA Welterweight title.
2009-10-10 Win Thailand Coke Chunhawat War of the Heroes IV[39] Santa Clara, CA Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Wins USMF Pro National Welterweight title.
2009-08-30 Win China Kang En WCK World Championship Muay Thai, Las Vegas Hilton[40] Las Vegas, NV TKO 4 1:03
Wins W.B.C. Muaythai International Super-lightweight title.
2009-07-25 Win United States Justin Greskiewicz WCK World Championship Muay Thai, Las Vegas Hilton[41] Las Vegas, NV TKO (High kick) 3 1:49
Wins W.B.C. Muaythai USA Welterweight title.
2009-01-18 Loss China Kang En Hero Legends Beijing, China Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2008-08-29 Win Mexico Rodolfo Arce Gladiatores Extremos, Lydo's Showcenter[42] Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico Decision (Unanimous) 5 3:00
Retains FIDAM Muaythai International Welterweight title.
2008-07-19 Win United States Freddie Medrano WCK: Full Rules Muay Thai, Pechanga Resort Casino[43] Temecula, CA Decision (Split) 4 3:00
2008-05-31 Win United States Travis Garlits Xtreme Fighting Association II[44] Las Vegas, NV Decision (Unanimous) 3 3:00
2008-03-22 Loss Canada Mark Holst Xtreme Fighting Association[45] Las Vegas, NV TKO 1 0:58
2005-03-25 Loss United States Romie Adanza Las Vegas, Nevada, US Decision 5 3:00
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
1 match 0 wins 1 loss
By knockout 0 0
By submission 0 1
By decision 0 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0-1 Angelo Antuna Submission (Triangle Choke) Tuff-N-Uff 1 December 9, 2006 1 3:38 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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