Category Archives: Asian MMA News

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOSEPH SCHOOLING TO FLY SINGAPORE FLAG ALONGSIDE ANGELA LEE AT ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES

OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOSEPH SCHOOLING TO FLY SINGAPORE FLAG ALONGSIDE ANGELA LEE AT ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST JOSEPH SCHOOLING TO FLY SINGAPORE FLAG ALONGSIDE ANGELA LEE AT ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES   ANGELA LEE SET TO DEFEND HER ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST ISTELA NUNES     28 March 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that Olympic gold medalist swimmer Joseph Schooling will accompany ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee to the cage as part of her entourage during the main event of ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES. The youngest world champion in mixed martial arts history, Lee is scheduled to face Brazil’s Istela Nunes in a five-round bout which will headline a stacked fight card. ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is set to hit the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 26...

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Drako Sports IMPACT HOUR with Anthony Birchak

Drako Sports IMPACT HOUR with Anthony Birchak Drako Sports IMPACT HOUR with Anthony Birchak The Drako Sports IMPACT HOUR is honored to have Anthony Birchak back on the show. This time we are talking about his fight at RIZIN 2017 in YOKOHAMA against Tatsuya Kawajiri. This is his first step at a run to the RIZIN FF 135 title. One thing about Anthony that his long time fans will know is he has been down this road before, and always comes out a winner.  We have seen Birchak win early and often as a young PRO fighting for some of the United States top promotions (such as Bellator MMA, Rage In Cage (RITC), Jackson’s MMA Series (JMMAS) and World Fighting Federation (WFF)) on his way to MFC. He was the sole reason Maximum Fighting Championship(MFC) even started a Bantamweight class – Birchak went on to be their Bantamweight Champion. After...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 finalizes Young Guns 33 preliminary card with seven matches

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 finalizes Young Guns 33 preliminary card with seven matches Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 finalizes Young Guns 33 preliminary card with seven matches For immediate release: March 22, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full preliminary card, Young Guns 33, for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. As previously announced for the main event of Young Guns 33, “Crying Fist” alumnis Park Hyun-Geun and Jang Dae-Young face off. Both proven that their grappling and striking are equally impressive, so their match up will be a turning point for the two up and comers. China Trials In the China Trials for the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament, finalists Shang Lianru (5-5, Guangdong Glory Fight Club) and Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (4-3, Shiren Beelii) will face one another for the right to be seeded. Shang made...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 main card finalized with Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 main card finalized with Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 main card finalized with Myung Hyun-Man vs Chris Barnett For immediate release: March 21, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship opens the full main card for Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Openweight strikers Myung Hyun-Man and Chris Barnett complete the line up. Myung Hyun-Man (3-3, Team Gangnam/Apgujeong Gym) is a heavyweight Muay Thai standout of over 30 wins who transitioned to MMA in 2013. He KOed Liang Lingyu in the 2015 ROAD FC Openweight Tournament quarterfinals and met Mighty Mo in the semis. The fight nearly went the distance with a thrilling stand up display from both knockout artists, but Mo got the submission win on the canvas in the third. It was a repetition – if unpredictable...

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ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY ANNOUNCES STACKED CARD FOR MANILA THIS 21 APRIL

ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY ANNOUNCES STACKED CARD FOR MANILA THIS 21 APRIL ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY ANNOUNCES STACKED CARD FOR MANILA THIS 21 APRIL EDUARD FOLAYANG DEFENDS ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST EV TING IN MAIN EVENT 20 March 2017 – Manila, Philippines: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced a spectacular fight card for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY, which takes place Friday, 21 Aprilat the 20,000-capacity Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. The action-packed evening promises to feature the absolute best in local and international mixed martial arts talent. In the main event, ONE Lightweight World Champion Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines, will make the first defense of his title against top contender Ev “E.T.” Ting of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   Ticket information for ONE: KINGS OF DESTINY is available at www.onefc.com   Victor Cui, CEO...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 038: Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin International Trials Bout

Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 sets Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin for the next International Trials Bout Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 sets Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin for the next International Trials Bout For immediate release: March 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces Mansour Barnaoui versus Ki Won-Bin as the next bout in Group B of the International Trials for the $1 Million Tournament. The match will take place at Xiaomi ROAD FC 038 on April 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. Mansour Barnaoui (13-4, Team Magnum) is a Tunisian phenom who went pro in 2011 and since then has finished all but one opponent while earning the BAMMA Lightweight belt and the M-1 Challenger Lightweight Championship in the process. He is a pinpoint aggressive striker who loves the clinch and has a tenacity that has worn down the best. Ki Won-Bin (6-2,...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 XX, first all-female card results and photos

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 XX, first all-female card results and photos Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 XX, first all-female card results and photos For immediate release: March 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for ROAD FC 037 XX, South Korea’s historic first all-female MMA league, and Young Guns 32 which took place on Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea. ROAD FC XX In the main event, Kang Jin-Hee kept the worst of Raika Emiko’s boxing at bay with kicks, distance, and clinch. Raika was able to play it smart and bide her time for some punches that closed Kang’s eye, and in the third round she nailed takedowns to secure the unanimous decision from the judges. In the co-main event, Lee Ye-Ji rematched Shinashi Satoko and the outcome was dramatically different. Lee was a much stronger and smarter fighter this time...

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ANGELA LEE RETAINS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TKO OVER JENNY HUANG

ANGELA LEE RETAINS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TKO OVER JENNY HUANG ANGELA LEE RETAINS ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH TKO OVER JENNY HUANG PLUS: SHANNON WIRATCHAI DEFEATS RICHARD CORMINAL, ASKS FOR SHOT AT LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ALSO: JOSHUA PACIO OVERCOMES DEJDAMRONG SOR AMNUAYSIRICHOKE TO WIN BY SPLIT DECISION 11 March 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), made a triumphant return to the Impact Arena in Bangkok, Thailand for another exciting evening of world-class MMA action at ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM. Fans were treated to an amazing showcase of courage and skill, delivered by the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. In the main event, Angela “Unstoppable” Lee retained her ONE Women’s Atomweight World Championship with a masterful display of striking, stopping previously unbeaten Jenny Huang within three rounds. Visit the official ONE: WARRIOR...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 Official Weigh In results for ROAD FC XX and Young Guns 32

Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 Official Weigh In results for ROAD FC XX and Young Guns 32 Xiaomi ROAD FC 037 Official Weigh In results for ROAD FC XX and Young Guns 32   For immediate release:   March 10, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s historic first all-female MMA league. ROAD FC XX takes place tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037.   The co-main events will be rematches between legends and rookies, as Japan’s boxing legend Raika faces “Female Kwon A-Sol Kang Jin-Hee, and the “Princess” of MMA Shinashi Satoko takes on “High School Fighter” Lee Ye-Ji.   All ROAD FC XX main card fighters made weight successfully. On the Young Guns 32 preliminary card, all but one fighter made weight successfully. Jeon Young-Jun came in 1.2kgs over the...

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ANGELA LEE AND JENNY HUANG FACE OFF IN BANGKOK AHEAD OF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM

ANGELA LEE AND JENNY HUANG FACE OFF IN BANGKOK AHEAD OF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM ANGELA LEE AND JENNY HUANG FACE OFF IN BANGKOK AHEAD OF ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM     09 March 2017 – Bangkok, Thailand: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), held a public face-off today at the Vertigo Rooftop Bar at the Banyan Tree hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM is set to rock the Impact Arena this Saturday, 11 March and will feature the return of ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela “Unstoppable” Lee of Singapore as she makes the first defense of her title against challenger Jenny Huang of Chinese Taipei.   Visit the official ONE: WARRIOR KINGDOM FACE-OFF photo gallery by clicking here: https://drive.google.com/drive /folders/0BxHVlFU0lKiIWU5DUGdO VDF1UjQ Angela Lee, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion, stated: “I would love to test my skills against the best...

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