WKN World Cup 2019

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WKN World Cup 2019 Auckland
WKN World Cup 2019.jpg
The poster for WKN World Cup 2019 Auckland.
PromotionWorld Kickboxing Network
Team Player Events
DateNovember 30, 2019
VenueEventfinda Stadium
CityAuckland, New Zealand

WKN World Cup 2019 was a kickboxing and mixed martial arts event held at Eventfinda Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand on November 30, 2019.


The event marked the first time when kickboxing and mixed martial arts titles were contested at the world level on the same event in New Zealand.[1]

The event saw the tournament with up to 30 amateur world cup trophies up for grabs.[2]

In the main event former UFC fighter Roan Carneiro [3] of Brazil earned WKN Middleweight MMA title by submission in the first round against previously 15-fight undefeated Kelvin Joseph of New Zealand.[4]

WKN World Super Heavyweight championship bout between the champion Grégory Tony and former UFC Heavyweight title challenger and former Cage Rage World Heavyweight champion Antonio Silva was expected to headline the last day of competition.[5][6][7][8] The fight was cancelled due to withdrawal of Silva, who wasn't medically cleared after suffering the defeat by knockout in his previous bout.[9]

Fight Card[edit]

Fight Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Roan Carneiro def. Kelvin Joseph Submission (RNC) 1 4:50 [a]
  1. ^ For the WKN World Middleweight title (MMA).


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  2. ^ "Mark Hunt's epic battle remembered as Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva announced to fight in Auckland". Stuff. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  3. ^ Ogle, Adyn (2019-06-26). "MMA: Tauranga's Kelvin Joseph eyes world title fight in New Zealand". ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  4. ^ admin (2019-12-02). "Roan 'Jucao' Carneiro wins WKN middleweight MMA title at NZ World Cup". MMA India. Retrieved 2019-12-02.
  5. ^ "Kickboxing - WKN. Kickboxing : Greg Tony s'attaque à " Bigfoot ", la star de l'UFC". www.estrepublicain.fr (in French). Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  6. ^ DNA, MMA. "WKN titelgevecht tussen Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva vs. Gregory Tony krijgt datum" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  7. ^ E, Ron (2019-04-13). "WKN Kickboks titel: UFC-veteraan Bigfoot Silva de ring in – Vechtsport Nieuws" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  8. ^ ""Бигфут" Сильва подерется за титул чемпиона WKN в супертяжелом весе". valetudo.ru (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-07-25.
  9. ^ NZME, Christopher Reive Christopher Reive is a sports reporter for (2019-11-16). "MMA: Antonio 'Bigfoot' Silva withdrawn for scheduled fight at Kickboxing and MMA World Cup in New Zealand". ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 2019-11-16.