World’s #1 karate fighter vs. MMA fighter with brutal results
The sport of Mixed Martial Arts has been around a lot longer than most people believe, however; it was introduced to the world on a cold evening in Denver, Colorado on November 12, 1993, and called the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The premise was beautiful in its simplicity: to simply answer the question of which martial art is most effective.
Fast forward over 20 years and we now have a sport that jockeys for top position in popularity in many countries. Although the sport has evolved, the original question that was set out to be answered is still one that intrigues people to this day.
Nothing is more intriguing for fans of the stand-up martial arts than a fight that pits a two world class fighters from two different disciplines against each other. In the video below, we see just that as arguably one of the best karate fighters the world has ever seen, Raymond Daniels, takes on mixed martial arts fighter and kick boxer Justin Baesman.
As far as karate accolades are concerned, you would be hard pressed to find a resume more impressive than Raymond Daniels. He was the North American Sport Karate Association world champion in 2002 and 2004.
As for the National Blackbelt League, which brings together the best karate point fighters in the world, he was their world champion from 2003-2010; an astonishing 8 world championship in a row!
Justin Baesman, however; is no slouch holding world championships in two mixed martial arts organizations, amassing a professional record of 19-8, and has fought for two of the top organizations in the world in World Series of Fighting and Bellator.
How will this classic striker vs. striker match up play out under kickboxing rules? Check out the video below to find out.
Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…