Kevin Ross (kickboxer)

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Kevin Ross
Kevin Ross.jpg
Born Kevin Michael Ross
(1980-07-27) July 27, 1980 (age 38)
Reading, Pennsylvania, US
Other names The Soul Assassin
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Featherweight
Reach 72 in (180 cm)
Style Muay Thai
Fighting out of Dublin, California, US
Team Throwdown Training Cente & CSA Gym
Years active 8 (2003–present)
Kickboxing record
Total 59
Wins 45
By knockout 14
Losses 14
Draws 0
Other information
Website www.kevinthesoulassassinross.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 Muay Thai kickboxer and former mixed martial artist (with one pro fight). He is the current 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 has 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 Thai's. 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]

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[31]

Titles[edit]

  • Other Titles
    • 2008 FIDAM International Welterweight title.
    • 2009 WBC Muaythai USA Welterweight title. (1 defence)
    • 2009 WBC Muaythai International Super-lightweight title. (1 defence)
    • 2009 USMF Pro. National Welterweight title.
    • 2014 Lion Fight Super Lightweight Championship.
    • 2015 WMC Intercontinental Title 63.5K

Kickboxing record[edit]

Kickboxing record

Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw/No contest   Notes

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

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]

  1. ^ "United States Muaythai Federation - Official War of the Heroes IV Results". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "Master Toddy's Muay Thai". MasterToddy. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "Toyota Cup 8-man Muay Thai Tournament". FightGeek. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Muay Thai Authority: Kevin Ross and Miram Nakamoto win 2010 fighter of the year awards". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  5. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY Announces 7 New Fighter Signings, Including Kevin Ross". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Dave Walsh. "Kevin Ross and Lion Fight Ink a Deal, Ross Fighting at Lion Fight 8". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  7. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 8 Full Fight Card, Tickets On Sale December 14". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  8. ^ Dave Walsh. "Fights To Watch In January 2013". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  9. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 8 Live Results". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 9 Preview". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  11. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 9 Live Updates". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  12. ^ "Artem Levin vs. Simon Marcus a year in the making, but well worth the wait". Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  13. ^ "Lion Fight 9 Live Play by Play and Results". Archived from the original on 8 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 8 Tokyo Featherweight Slam Announced". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  15. ^ Dave Walsh. "GLORY 8 Tokyo 65kg Tournament Matches Announced". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  16. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 10 Announced for July 26th". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  17. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 10 Results". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  18. ^ "Lion Fight 10 Results and Recap". Archived from the original on 10 June 2015. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  19. ^ "Lion Fight 10 Full Results: Yodsanklai, Embree Victorious". FSA - FightSport Asia. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  20. ^ "Muay Thai fights to put Fremont Street Experience in national spotlight". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  21. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 11 Results: Cyborg Crushes, Yamato and Ross Wow, Nampon Blahs". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  22. ^ "Lion Fight 11 Results and Recap: Yamato and Ross put on a show in co-main event, Cris Cyborg dominates". Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  23. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 13 Results". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  24. ^ "Lion Fight 13 Results and Recap". Archived from the original on 7 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  25. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 15 Highlights and Results". Archived from the original on 29 July 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "Lion Fight 15 Results". Archived from the original on 26 June 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  27. ^ "Bellator Alum Cosmo Alexandre Outpoints UFC Vet Mark Holst in Lion Fight 15 Headliner". Sherdog. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  28. ^ Dave Walsh. "Lion Fight 16 Live Results". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  29. ^ "Lion Fight 16 Results and Recap". Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  30. ^ "Kevin Ross, Tiffany Van Soest Dominate at Lion Fight 16". Sherdog. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  31. ^ Cusick, Patrick (2012-02-12). "Buzz is all about young gun Wancharuam". Bangkok Post. p. S12. 
  32. ^ Bellator Kickboxing Florence Spoilers Archived 2017-03-05 at the Wayback Machine.
  33. ^ "Kevin Ross vs. Saenchai confirmed". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2011-04-04. 
  34. ^ "Lion Fight Promotions "Battle in the Desert 2" event recap". Muaythaiauthority.com. Retrieved 2011-05-16. 
  35. ^ "Recap: Mananquil avenges loss, Ross drops split decision to Sittisak". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  36. ^ "Event Recap: Ross defeats Malaipet, Schilling finishes Mulkey". Muaythaiauthority.com. Archived from the original on 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2010-12-05. 
  37. ^ "Kickboxing results" (PDF). Boxing.nv.gov. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-12-29. Retrieved 2009-12-05. 
  38. ^ "OFFICIAL WAR OF THE HEROES IV RESULTS". Usmf.tv. Retrieved 2009-10-12. 
  39. ^ "WCK World Championship Muay Thai results". Thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2009-08-30. 
  40. ^ "Kevin Ross celebrates birthday with fight victory". Lasvegassun.com. Retrieved 2009-07-26. 
  41. ^ "Gladiatores Extremos Results". Thefightgame.tv. Retrieved 2008-08-29. 
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