Punch of the Season | Karate Combat Season 3 Awards
PUNCH OF THE SEASON | Karate Combat Season 3 Awards

PUNCH OF THE SEASON | Karate Combat Season 3 Awards

Announcing the Winner and Runners-Up
by Dane Curley, 2021-11-19

Season 4 is coming...

But until it does, we're recognizing our best performers & performances with several Season 3 Awards.

The fan votes are tallied for our fourth award, announced below!

(Everyone who votes for any of our finalists is entered into a prize drawing to win an item of official Karate Combat merchandise signed by Bas Rutten.)

Be sure to cast your votes each week!

Runners Up

Runner-up for Punch of the Season - Igor De Castneda
Runner-up for Punch of the Season - Igor De Castneda

First Runner-Up

In Event 9, Igor De Castañeda faced off versus Jorge Perez, in a bout where he lived up to his nickname: "The Iberian Bull."

Igor de Castaneda vs Jorge Perez at Karate Combat Event 5 of Season 3
Igor de Castaneda vs Jorge Perez at Karate Combat Event 5 of Season 3

Before the finish, "the Iberian Bull" was taking control

It was a walloping punch by Castañeda, who kindly resisted the urge to follow Perez to the floor after connecting explosively to his chin.

Perez crashed and landed face down, and the Iberian Bull howled in victory!

SEE IGOR'S EPIC PUNCH, HERE!

Or Rewatch the Entire Match.

Runner-up for Punch of the Season, Nikos Gidakos
Runner-up for Punch of the Season, Nikos Gidakos

Second Runner-Up

In Event 5, Nikos Gidakos landed one of the most decisive KO-blows in Karate Combat history, against Gilmarcos de Bastos Jr.

The thunderous reverse punch was perfectly timed and landed with the combined force of Bastos’ own forward movement and the entirety of Gidakos’ bodyweight behind it.

Nikos Gidakos KO's Gilmarcos de Bastos Jr. outright with a solid left hand
Nikos Gidakos KO's Gilmarcos de Bastos Jr. outright with a solid left hand

Wowzers.

The punch was a showstopper: Bastos was unconscious before he hit the mat.

SEE THE GIGANTIC PUNCH, here!

Or Rewatch the Entire Fight.

WINNER

Winner of Punch of the Season, Omaira Molina
Winner of Punch of the Season, Omaira Molina

Fan's Choice!

Our Female Fighter of the Season gets another feather in her cap by clinching the Punch of the Season in a very close contest.

Fighting Erica Santos, Omaira Molina delivered a perfect straight right hand, yielding immediate praise from Bas Rutten (on commentary).

Here comes the pain, from Omaira Molina in Karate Combat
Here comes the pain, from Omaira Molina in Karate Combat

Here comes the pain!

Santos stumbled backwards onto the Pit floor, where Molina's fists followed her to finish the fight by TKO.

See Her Perfect Punch, here!

or rewatch the entire fight.

Congratulations OMAIRA MOLINA!

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