[Inspired by the movie Bloodsport]
The Kumite is an illegal underground fighting tournament organized in the typical single elimination bracket style. Think March Madness. All fights are fought one at a time on a central stage because the fighters want to watch other fighters to try to figure out their style in order to have a better chance at beating them.
The champion of the tournament, Frank Dux, did so with with 56 consecutive knockouts.
When did the tournament start?
Edit: This is only my second puzzle, and I think I kind of screwed up the presentation. Could have been a lot better. Lesson learned about taking time to think out my presentation.