WKN World Cup 2019
|WKN World Cup 2019 Auckland|
The poster for WKN World Cup 2019 Auckland.
|Promotion||World Kickboxing Network|
Team Player Events
|Date||November 30, 2019|
|City||Auckland, New Zealand|
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.
The event saw the tournament with up to 30 amateur world cup trophies up for grabs.
In the main event former UFC fighter Roan Carneiro  of Brazil earned WKN Middleweight MMA title by submission in the first round against previously 15-fight undefeated Kelvin Joseph of New Zealand.
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. The fight was cancelled due to withdrawal of Silva, who wasn't medically cleared after suffering the defeat by knockout in his previous bout.
|Middleweight||Roan Carneiro||def.||Kelvin Joseph||Submission (RNC)||1||4:50||[a]|
- For the WKN World Middleweight title (MMA).
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