James Vick will continue to expand his martial arts horizons after retiring from MMA competition. Vick has signed with Karate Combat, and is set to make his promotional debut against Jorge Perez in a welterweight bout at Karate Combat 36 on Oct. 29. The event streams on the promotion’s website (via Twitter ): The Official Main Card For #KC36 ! Bruno Souza takes on the former lightweight champion Edgars Skrivers, Igor De Castaneda returns to battle against Franklin Mina and more! You can watch KC36 live on https://t.co/M1Evqseev3 on October 29th at 7PM ET / 4PM PT pic.twitter.com/NqRcFCkOCh — Karate Combat (@KarateCombat) October 5, 2022 After walking away from MMA in February 2021, the 14-fight UFC veteran returned to competition with a professional boxing debut in March, which he won by knockout. Just a few years ago, Vick found himself ranked in the shark tank that is the UFC lightweight division. He won eight of his first nine fights with the organization, but then things took a difficult turn.
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