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Jessie Wray brought back the Virtual Fight Tour for a seventh promotion, complete with a competitive lineup of point fighting matches.

Virtual Fight Tour VII was headlined by a team fight between the rising superstars of Team Next Level and Team All Stars, but that was far from the only excitement in the sport karate promotion hosted by Uventex TV. The card also had an heavily anticipated matchup between nationally-known fighters Chance Turner and Anthony Merricks in the Co-Main Event, and several other well-contested bouts throughout the card. There was also a pair of special performances by forms and weapons world champions Julia Plawker and Shaquan Parson, who both represent Team Next Level and put on a great show. Keep reading for complete results and analysis for every clash at Virtual Fight Tour VII!

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Host country Turkey led the way at Sunday's Karate 1-Premier League finals, the first international event staged by the World Karate Federation in more than a year. Turkey captured two individual gold medals in kumite as Serap Ozcelik Arapoglu took the women's 50 kg division with a 4-2 victory over Germany's Shara Hubrich and Eray Samdan claimed the men's 60 kg category defeating Firdovsi Farzaliyev of Azerbaijan 1-0.

Spain edged out the home country in both kata divisions though as Sandra Sanchez took the women's category while Damian Quintero captured the men's competition. The next Karate 1-Premier League event is scheduled to take place April 30 through May 2 in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Pro Point, a new professional sport karate promotion, was back in action Friday night with their fourth event.

Pro Point 4 featured a 170-179 lbs. bracket with eight world class fighters vying to win the title and join the ranks of previous Pro Point champions Bailey Murphy, Jack Felton, and Kristhian Rivas. The event was streamed live for free across multiple platforms including OSS.TV, Century Martial Arts, Point Fighter Live, and yours truly, Black Belt Magazine. The show also included a special guest demonstration by Team Infinity's Connor Chasteen showing off his extreme kama routine, as well as a few sport karate legends in the crowd like Kalman Csoka and Regena Thompson. However, this show was all about the fighting, so keep reading for complete results and analysis.

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Virtual Fight Tour VI: Who's Next? was designed to give up-and-coming contenders a chance to share their skills with a wider audience and several talented athletes did just that across four unique combat sports.

Yes, you read that correctly. Jessie Wray's sixth Virtual Fight Tour promotion featured grappling, point fighting, continuous fighting, and team fighting over the course of a stacked nine-event card. In addition to the diverse selection of fighting formats, the show even featured demonstrations by forms and weapons world champions Connor Chasteen and Allen Davies, as well as a shoutout from Team Paul Mitchell's Sammy Smith. Chasteen and Smith were the inaugural Virtual Forms Tour champions in the co-main and main events of that promotion, but now it is time to focus on the fights that went down Saturday night!

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