Bellator Kickboxing's Kevin Ross: In muay Thai, unlike MMA, you'd never ask someone what his record is

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OK, spoiler alert … Kevin Ross fought for the Bellator kickboxing featherweight title two weeks ago in California.

But tonight, you can see whether he won that belt or lost. We’ll give you a hint: It’s a great fight, and it was a split decision.

Bellator Kickboxing 7 took place alongside Bellator 183 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. But tonight, you can watch it as a tape delay following the Bellator 184 broadcast at roughly 11 p.m. ET on Spike.

Check out the video above for a feature on Ross from Bellator Kickboxing sponsor Monster in which Ross compares the differences between fighting as a kickboxer, as a muay Thai fighter, and as an MMA fighter.

“In Thailand, and in (muay) Thai boxing, you rarely ask people what their records are,” Ross said. “You just ask them how many fights they have – because it’s about the experience of the whole thing. It’s not whether you’re undefeated or any of those things that seem to be what people focus on these days. I think that’s what’s missing with a lot of fighters and a lot of organizations. They’re too focused on that aspect, when the fight itself should be the thing that gets the most emphasis. The fighters will get more out of that, as well as the fans.”

Ross brings excitement to the fans, for sure. And you can check that out tonight on Spike.

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