Samuel Ericsson Vs Tarek Khelifi – KC 37

This Saturday, social media Karateka sensation Samuel Ericsson will return to the Combat Pit to face Algerian fighter Tarek Khelifi. Th fight will be taking place at Karate Combat 37 on Saturday, December 17th, live from the Backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.

The Call Out For KC37

Samuel Ericsson made his debut at Karate Combat on the 29th of July, 2021. He found himself facing Alberto Ramirez from Venezuela as his opponent. Although it was a tough match for Samuel, with a significant height disadvantage he found himself with the victory. The judges could have easily gone either way with their decision, so much so they requested a “Sudden Victory” extra round to determine who was ahead in points.

Samuel Ericsson is a Freestyle Karate stylist who is known for his powerful and explosive striking. He has gone viral and is a bonafide Social Media Influencer due to his striking videos. Among his 650,000+ followers on Instagram are MMA Icons like Joe Rogan and Conor McGregor. Before signing with Karate Combat, he trained in Taekwondo from the age of 7 and later became a Professional Mixed Martial Artist on the regional European scene. Now he’s looking to make a name for himself in the Combat Pit.

His current opponent Tarek Khelifi is a Shotokan stylist. Tarek will be trying to put an end to all the social media attention and hype around Samuel in his debut match. Khelifi has trained in Karate from a very young age and has accordingly earned many medals over the years for his immaculate skills. Now, the Algerian has gone to some of the best trainers to help him achieve Karate Combat Gold, including Karate Combat fighter Davy Dona.

His call-out video made an extremely strong case for the fight to which Samuel accepted the challenge. 


Check out the Karate Combat 37 Main Card and Prelims

  1. Interim Welterweight Championship bout: Rafael Aghayev (AZE) vs. Raymond Daniels (USA)
  2. Bantamweight Championship bout: Eoghan Chelmiah (IRE) vs Jesus Lopez (PER)
  3. Lightweight bout: Gabriel Varga (CAN) vs. Tommy Azouz (FRA)
  4. Lightweight bout: Samuel Ericsson (SWE) vs. Tarek Khelifi (ALG)
  5. Middleweight bout: Rob Buxton (CAN) vs. Sasha Palatnikov (HKG)
  6. Lightweight bout: Andres Madera (VEN) vs. Maciej Tercjak (POL)
  7. Bantamweight bout: Maximo Nunez (DOM) vs. Gabriel Stankunas (BRA)
  8. Lightweight bout: Gabo Diaz (VEN) vs. Samy Ennkhaili (ESP)

The fights on this card are super stellar in their potential. From the main event all the way down to prelims, every fight has the capacity to be explosive and brilliant. RDX Sports sends our luck and well wishes to our Ambassador, “The Sensation” Samuel Ericsson. His opponent, Tarek Khelifi is a tough challenger, but Ericssons’ swiftness and explosive power will see him victorious again.