Kaz Ivanov and Halstun White prepare for combat at Fight For It XII

Fighting out of KickFit in Salisbury, NC, Kaz Ivanov will have strong support in his debut kickboxing bout, with teammate Aaron Castro (2-1) also fighting on the Fight For It XII. His opponent, Halstun White will be the sole representative of Moreno BJJ on the card. But the focused attention may be a benefit, as well.

As with any clash of debuting fighters, this will be a testing ground as each man works to find his range and figure out which techniques work best for them in the heat of competition. It’s bound to be an exciting puzzle for each to figure out, but with so much unknown, it’s difficult to claim a clear advantage for either.

Instead, look to this bout for the excitement of seeing two fresh combatants learn, in real-time, how they’ll approach the pressure of competition and how their training holds up when the bright lights shine.

Fight For It XII takes place on Dec. 18 in Gaffney, S.C. Purchase your tickets now at fightforitcompany.com.

Be sure to download the Fight For It app on on The App Store or Google Play to pick your fantasy winners at Fight For It XI. The pool is free to play and will award the top three scorers with their share of a $500 cash prize.