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In Jessie Wray's second promotion of the Virtual Fight Tour, nearly every bout came down to the wire.

The Virtual Fight Tour is an exciting new promotion for sport karate competition that brings fans point fighting matches in a pay-per-view format, with forms and weapons competition on the horizon as well. On Saturday night, the second installment of this event took place with an action-packed card that did not disappoint. Keep reading for results and analysis of all five fights.

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Despite the cancellation of the NASKA in-person tournament season amid COVID-19 concerns, The Battle of Atlanta proceeded as a ProMAC event with professional safety protocols and pulled off a world-class tournament.

Sport karate competitors, coaches, and their families filed in to the 2020 Battle of Atlanta with their parties spaced at least six feet apart as they passed the mandatory temperature check to enter the venue on both days of the event. Groups of chairs were set up to accommodate the attendees and, miraculously, not a single chair was moved the entire weekend. Promoters Greg and Toby Ruth reported that there were minimal problems concerning mask-wearing, an issue that many expected to be difficult to manage. The success of The Battle of Atlanta's COVID-19 protocols are a testament to the passion and dedication of the promoting and coordinating staff who did an excellent job with their event during such a tumultuous time. The only thing more impressive than the effectiveness of the safety measures was the quality of competition.

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Press Release - Orlando Florida USA 9/1/20:

The US OPEN formally announced today that it will defer its 2020 event, joining the other major NASKA World 6A Tour events who have already announced that their 2020 events would not be held.

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The third installment of Jessie Wray's Virtual Fight Tour will be headlined by Kameren Dawson and Chance Turner on October 24th.

On Monday, Virtual Fight Tour promoter Jessie Wray announced that a "call-out" match has been booked for Virtual Fight Tour III. According to sources, Chance Turner of Team Gipsy called out defending Diamond Nationals open weight champion Kameren Dawson of Team Dojo Elite - Power. Turner has been a strong contender for many years who has a knack for wowing crowds with highlight-reel techniques, a stark contrast to Dawson who uses an array of refined fundamental techniques to dominate his opponents. Dawson is considered to be one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world and his impressive skill set will almost certainly give Turner a challenge. However, Turner is confident in his abilities and will attempt to secure an upset victory on October 24th at 6:00 PM EST.

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After a successful first event, the Virtual Fight Tour is coming back with more star-power.

Virtual Fight Tour promoter Jessie Wray announced Monday that the pay-per-view event would be making a second run, this time headlined by defending Virtual Fight Tour champion Bailey Murphy taking on the legendary Jack Felton. Felton is widely considered to be one of the best lightweight fighters in the history of the sport, with numerous world championships over the span of his long career. He has been hot recently, with a runner-up finish to Elijah Everill in the Irish Open open weight championship and an overall grand championship win at the 2020 Compete Nationals. Murphy is on just as impressive of a roll, however, as he is the defending Diamond Nationals lightweight overall grand champion and recently defeated Tyreeke Saint to claim the inaugural Virtual Fight Tour title.

The event will be held on Saturday, September 26th at 6 PM Eastern Standard Time. There will be other fights on the card that are yet to be determined or announced. The Murphy-Felton matchup certainly feels like an unstoppable force will meet an immovable object. Will Team Straight Up's Bailey "B-Reel" Murphy take another step forward on his journey to become the best point fighter in the world, or will Jack "Iceman" Felton of Team All-Stars use his veteran experience to add another win to his résumé? If you want to find out, tickets can be purchased now at FightTour2.myuventex.com.

For results and analysis of the first Virtual Fight Tour event click here, and stay tuned to Black Belt Magazine for more information about the Virtual Fight Tour.

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