Shin Do Kumate IX

Published March 4, 2006

WHAT: Professional full-contact martial arts

WHEN: Today. Doors open at 6 p.m., fighting begins at 7.

WHERE: Bob Martinez Sports Complex at the University of Tampa, 401 W. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.

TICKETS: Box office ticket sales start at 5 p.m. Call (727) 490-5473 for tickets or buy online at MKMFights.com. Reserved ringside seating $100, floor seating $75, fixed/raised seating $35.

SKINNY: Master Merhdad Moayedi, the Persian Warrior, fights for the first time in two years as he takes on 1998 K1 USA Champion Rick "The Jet" Roufus in the main event, along with 11 professional and amateur bouts featuring traditional Muay Thai fighters from Thailand and around the world. Fighting is full contact and sanctioned by the Florida State Boxing Commission. The event also is available via pay-per-view on TVN.