New York ‐ SlapStrike announced today that it has partnered with Punch‐Down, the world’s largest competitive slap fight organization, to distribute live events to fight fans around the world. Their first event “The War from Warsaw” features the live broadcast debut of Vasily “Dumpling” Kamotsky, the universally recognized greatest slap fighting champion and worldwide social media sensation. The live World SlapFight Championship event will be available to stream across all FITE platforms, apps, and devices, Live on Pay‐Per‐View on Saturday, March 20 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT for just $14.99!
Competitive slap fighting is the head‐turning, new combat sport that has taken social media by storm, with over 100 Million YouTube views worldwide. Logan Paul famously trained to enter a Russian slapfight contest, while Dana White tweeted about the unbelievable action. Six‐time powerlifting world champion CT Fletcher, who has captivated the fitness, weightlifting, and aspiring bodybuilders social media world with his YouTube channel CT Motivation, is an early investor in SlapStrike. His video “Hulk Smash” with Kevin “Da Hulk” Washington captured over 22 Million views, and now “Da Hulk”, along with undefeated U.S. slapfighting champ Layne “Da Crazy Hawaiian” Viernes has joined the SlapStrike roster.
At slap fight events, world‐class competitors, high‐profile influencers, and smack‐talking rivals give and take their best shot to settle contests, or in some cases feuds, and win the hard way. No running, no holding, no covering up. Participants compete with each other in 1vs1 duels, hitting each other on the cheek with an open hand, maximum 3 slaps per person. The winner is decided by a knock‐out or a judge’s verdict.
The partnership between Poland‐based PunchDown and SlapStrike in the U.S. brings a sport that has been popularized in Europe to audiences around the world. There are plans for 4 world championship live events to be distributed as English‐language broadcasts worldwide. “PunchDown has built an incredible series of events in Europe and we are very excited to be working together to introduce social media sensations such as Dumpling and Zales to audiences in the United States and around the world,” said SlapStrike CEO Glenn Pere. “This is a new form of sport that has grown organically over social media and has been turning heads. We are thrilled to be providing a platform for premium live slap fight events worldwide.”
“I am very happy that we were able to establish a thread of understanding so quickly, define common goals for the development of this great concept and start a new, long‐term cooperation with new friends,” said PunchDown co‐founder Jakub Henke. “The plans are ambitious, a lot of work is ahead of us, but I am convinced that together we will be able to capture the world’s imagination and our fast-growing audiences will share their passion for this type of
“The War from Warsaw” World Slapfight Championship event will be available to stream across all FITE platforms, apps, and devices, Live on Pay‐Per‐View on Saturday, March 20 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT.
- 16 Fighter Tournament live from Poland, with participants including the universally rec‐
ognized greatest slapfighting champion Vasily “Dumpling” Kamotskiy (Russia), reigning
- PunchDown world champion David “Zales” Zalewski (Poland), and multi‐time strongman
world champion and Pro MMA Fighter Artur “Waluś” Walczak (Poland).
- First-ever women’s co‐main event featuring Polish influencers Esmeralda vs. Anastasiya
- Main Event featuring Polish TV personalities Warszawski Dresik vs. Bonus BGC
- English language commentary by combat sports personalities Matt Striker and Vampiro
- FITE Replays will be included with purchase.
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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