Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE ONE CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM WITH BLOCKBUSTER PRESS CONFERENCE 17 January 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held a kick-off press conference on 17 January at The Sukosol Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand to formally announced ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM which is set for the Impact Arena on 11 March 2017. Photos of the ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM Press Conference can be downloaded here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bz-D_xso1M_hU0lsUjdqUHlBbjA. In attendance was Chairman of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, and President of ONE Championship Thailand, Kamol ‘Sukie’ Sukosol Clapp. ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore and challenger Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei sat at the head table alongside Thailand strawweight contenders Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke and Kritsada “Dream Man” Kongsrichai. Also in attendance was featherweight standout Shannon “One...

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VITALY BIGDASH RETAINS ONE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH VICTORY OVER AUNG LA N SANG

VITALY BIGDASH RETAINS ONE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH VICTORY OVER AUNG LA N SANG VITALY BIGDASH RETAINS ONE MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH VICTORY OVER AUNG LA N SANG   PLUS: MARTIN NGUYEN FINISHES KAZUNORI YOKOTA WITH PUNCHES   ALSO: VINCENT LATOEL OUTLASTS VAUGHN DONAYRE TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION     14 January 2017 – Jakarta, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returned to the Jakarta Convention Center for another evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: QUEST FOR POWER set the tone for what will be an amazing 2017 for ONE Championship with a series of compelling bouts featuring the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. In the main event, ONE Middleweight World Champion Vitaly Bigdash retained his title, defeating top contender “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang by unanimous decision after five...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” For immediate release: January 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Leo Kuntz versus Hong Young-Ki. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Leo Kuntz (17-3-1, American Top Team) is the Impact FC and XFC Champion. He rose to prominence with a stellar record of fight-finishing submissions and KOs which landed him on TUF Season 16 and then into the UFC. Most notable for Korean...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CARD FOR ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CARD FOR ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CARD FOR ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS   12 January 2017 – Kuala, Lumpur: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), in partnership with Tune Talk, has just announced additional bouts to complete a spectacular card at ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS. The blockbuster event will feature the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent, accentuating a tremendous main event bout between hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting and lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus.   Ticket information for ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is available at www.onefc.com   Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is shaping up to be one of the most exciting cards we have ever held in Kuala Lumpur. It has a great headlining bout between Malaysia’s very own Ev Ting and...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”  Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”   For immediate release: January 11, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Shamil Zavurov versus Kim Won-Gi. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. Shamil Zavurov (30-5-1, Akhmat Fight Club) is a Russian stand out with a history back to his childhood of winning Sambo and Sanda fights before his transition to MMA.  He is the Octagon Fighting Champion and former M-1 Champion. Well-known for his...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Kim Chang-Hyun versus Andy Main set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Kim Chang-Hyun versus Andy Main set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Kim Chang-Hyun versus Andy Main set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” For immediate release: January 11, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Kim Chang-Hyun versus Andy Main. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. Kim Chang-Hyun (17-10, Team MAD) is one of the first generation of Korean Mixed Martial Artists, having competed since 2004 in NeoFight, Gimme 5, and Spirit MC. In 2011 he joined ROAD FC and has fought both Lightweight title contenders Kume Takasuke...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”

Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 update: Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng set for International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol” For immediate release: January 10, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the next match for Round 1 of the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament “Road to A-Sol”: Sasaki Shinji versus Albert Cheng. Round 1 will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 036 on February 11, 2017 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. Sasaki Shinji (17-10-3, Burst) is one of Japan’s most noted grapplers in MMA who has come to be more feared for his KO power. The former Shooto 70kg Champion has spent over ten years in MMA. Sasaki went undefeated in ROAD FC...

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EV TING HEADLINES ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS AGAINST KAMAL SHALORUS

EV TING HEADLINES ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS AGAINST KAMAL SHALORUS EV TING HEADLINES ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS AGAINST KAMAL SHALORUS 09 January 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Malaysia in 2017 with another spectacular evening of world-class mixed martial arts (MMA) action. ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is set to electrify the Stadium Negara once again on 10 February. In the main event, hometown hero Ev “E.T.” Ting will take on lightweight veteran Kamal Shalorus. Ticket information for ONE: THRONE OF TIGERS is available at www.onefc.com Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It’s always an amazing time when the team is in Kuala Lumpur, because Malaysian fans are so intensely passionate about MMA that the atmosphere in the stadium just hits a fever pitch. We can’t wait to be back...

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Former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul returns to fight at home in $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

Former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul returns to fight at home in $1 Million Lightweight Tournament Former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion Nam Yui-Chul returns to fight at home in $1 Million Lightweight Tournament   For immediate release:   January 9, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the ROAD FC homecoming of Nam Yui-Chul, former ROAD FC Lightweight Champion. He has been invited into the International Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament. Nam Yui-Chul (18-6-1, Team Posse) began his promising MMA career by going undefeated and winning the Spirit MC 70kg Championship in 2006. He then competed in M-1 and Legend FC, and fought on the very first ROAD FC card in 2010. Nam won the ROAD FC Lightweight title by defeating Masahiro Toryu, Vuyisile Colossa and current Pancrase King Kume Takasuke in the 2012-13 Lightweight Tournament. Nam versus Kume was an incredible fight...

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ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST JENNY HUANG

ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST JENNY HUANG ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE TO DEFEND TITLE AGAINST JENNY HUANG   04 January 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Bangkok on 11 March for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is set to electrify the Impact Arena once again with the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent. Headlining the fight card is ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee who is set to defend her title against rising star Jenny Huang.   Ticket information for ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is available at www.onefc.com   Victor Cui, CEO of ONE Championship stated: “Our last event in Bangkok was absolutely epic and we can’t wait to tell our fans that we are going to...

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