Video: Rival Karate camps break out in wild brawl

Dayum son! Karetas be grappling pitside at Karate Combat 39.

By: Eddie Mercado | 2 weeks ago
Video: Rival Karate camps break out in wild brawl
Wild brawl breaks out between rival camps pitside at Karate Combat 39

Karate Combat 39 is in progress from Miami, Florida and a crazy brawl broke out after tempers flared between opposing camps. The incident occurred just after the final bell of a lightweight bout between Shahzaib Rindh and Tommy Azouz. It was all caught on camera.

Goat Shed members were getting into it with the other camp, and Tommy ran up the Pit embankment and chucked his mouthpiece right at them. A coach of Azouz started to throw things as well. First a water bottle, and then a full on chair that landed in the crowd. Good thing the Karate Combat security team jumped right into action to prevent things from boiling over into pure pandemonium. A brawl can rapidly escalate into a deadly situation if not extinguished right away.

Cooler heads prevailed, several of the guilty parties were removed from the arena, and then Rindh and Azouz returned to the center of the Pit for the official results. Unfortunately the chaos also overshadowed what was otherwise a great fight. Tommy scored a big knockdown in the opening act, and then Shahzaib rallied back and utilized strategic ground and pound to take the unanimous decision.

KC 39 has been lit to say the least!

Brawl highlights

Karate Combat 39 fight card

  • Luiz Rocha vs. Bruno Souza: Lightweight Title
  • Raymond Daniels def. Sasha Palatnikov by unanimous decision: Middleweight
  • Shahzaib Rindh def. Tommy Azouz by unanimous decision: Lightweight
  • Antonio Arroyo def. Cody Jerabek by TKO in round 2: Heavyweight
  • Alberto Ramirez def. Maciej Tercjak by unanimous decision: Lightweight
  • Elijah Everill def. Rahul Bhowmick by KO at :49 in round 1: Lightweight
  • Ana Luiza Da Silva def. Nathalia Dinis by KO in round 1: (W) Flyweight
  • Zakaria BenBouchta def. Adam Rosa Ramos by unanimous decision: Heavyweight
  • Will Esparza def. Jonathan Broad by split decision: Welterweight

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Disclosure: Karate Combat covered the author’s travel expenses to this event.

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Eddie Mercado is a writer and content creator for Bloody Elbow, and has covered combat sports since 2015. Eddie covers everything from betting odds and live events, to fighter interviews and co-hosting the 6th Round post-fight show and the 6th Round Retro. He retired at 1-0 in professional MMA, competed in one Muay Thai match in Thailand, and is currently a purple belt in Jiu-Jitsu under the great Diego Bispo.

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