Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE

ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE ONE WOMEN’S ATOMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANGELA LEE FINISHES ISTELA NUNES WITH ANACONDA CHOKE PLUS: BEN ASKREN MAKES QUICK WORK OF AGILAN THANI ALSO: ZEBAZTIAN KADESTAM STOPS LUIS SANTOS WITH KNEES IN ONE DEBUT 26 May 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again electrified the Singapore Indoor Stadium as the organization played host to yet another evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS showcased the absolute best in local and international martial arts talent, featuring a packed card of compelling bouts that left the crowd on the edge of their seats. In the main event, ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee of Singapore retained her title with a spectacular submission finish over top contender Istela Nunes of Brazil. In the...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT ROAD FC 16-MAN $1 MILLION LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND MATCHES SET

XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT ROAD FC 16-MAN $1 MILLION LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND MATCHES SET XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT ROAD FC 16-MAN $1 MILLION LIGHTWEIGHT TOURNAMENT OPENING ROUND MATCHES SET For immediate release, May 25, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the matches for the Opening Round of the 16-man $1 Million Lightweight Tournament beginning at Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 onJuly 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.   Opening Round Matches Shinji Sasaki vs Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu Shinji Sasaki (18-10-3, Burst) is a former Shooto Champion and former ROAD FC Lightweight title contender who defeated Albert Cheng by decision in the International Trials to make it into the Tournament. Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu (5-3, Shiren Beelii) defeated Rodrigo Caporal by decision and Shang Lianru by KO in the China Trials to advance to the Opening Round. Sasaki is a grappler with KO...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERS WITH GODADDY

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERS WITH GODADDY ONE CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNERS WITH GODADDY COMMENCES AT ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES IN SINGAPORE THIS MAY 18 May 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has announced a partnership with GoDaddy, the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. Both companies will work closely together to bring mixed martial arts in Asia to greater heights. GoDaddy branding is set to be featured at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES which will take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 26 May. The main event of the card will feature ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee as she defends her title against Brazil’s Istela Nunes. In the co-main event, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben “Funky” Askren takes on rising young star Agilan “Alligator” Thani of Malaysia. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I’m thrilled...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT   For immediate release, May 18, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that professional wrestler Yoshiko will rematch Chun Sun-Yoo at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 in Seoul, Korea on June 10, 2017.       Yoshiko vs Chun Sun-Yoo II   Hirano Yoshiko (1-0, SEAdLINNNG), started her pro wrestling career at only 17 years of age and won numerous Championships. But when Yoshiko went “off script” and beat an opponent so badly that she needed career-ending surgery, it signaled that a change was inevitable. She turned her aggressive tendencies to MMA. Chun Sun-Yoo was her first opponent. Yoshiko ended up with a highlight reel KO over Chun, even though it wasn’t exactly a technical display to watch.   Chun Sun-Yoo (0-2, Team Fighter)...

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LEGENDARY LENNE HARDT RETURNS TO ANNOUNCE ROAD FC 039

LEGENDARY LENNE HARDT RETURNS TO ANNOUNCE ROAD FC 039 XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT LEGENDARY LENNE HARDT RETURNS TO ANNOUNCE For immediate release, May 17, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that the legendary Lenne Hardt will return cage side to announce the fighters at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 on June 10, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena, Seoul, South Korea.     Lenne Hardt is an announcer, singer, and voice over actress in Japan. She features on major video games like Tekken and UFC Undisputed, anime such as Hayate the Combat Butler and Mobile Suit Gundam, and she has her own jazz cabaret band.  In the world of MMA, Hardt became legendary in the spectacular production of PRIDE with her iconic and inimitable announcing style. After PRIDE, Hardt went on to announce at DREAM, One Championship, and ROAD FC Japan. Lenne Hardt...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 update: Openweight Champion Mighty Mo defends his belt against Kang Dong-Kook

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 update: Openweight Champion Mighty Mo defends his belt against Kang Dong-Kook  XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT OPENWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MIGHTY MO VS KANG DONG-KOOK   For immediate release, May 16, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces Openweight Champion Mighty Mo will again defend his belt against Kang Dong-Kook at Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 onJuly 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea.       Siala “Mighty Mo” Siliga (11-5, Millennia MMA) is the reigning ROAD FC Openweight Champion who defeated all his opponents in the 2016 Tournament and eventually three-time rival Choi Hong-Man to win the belt. Since then, he has successfully defended his title once against Carlos Toyota by way of a highlight-reel knock out in just over a minute.   Kang Dong-Kook (0-1, Team Paradise) is the next Korean heavy to step into the cage against the...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT   XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO IS BACK AT OPENWEIGHT   For immediate release, May 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that professional wrestler Yoshiko will return to fight MMA at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 in Seoul, Korea on June 10, 2017.     Yoshiko   Hirano Yoshiko (1-0, SEAdLINNNG), started her pro wrestling career at only 17 years of age. She was awarded as a rookie and for her outstanding performances, as well as winning numerous pro-wrestling Championships. But when Yoshiko beat an opponent so badly that she needed surgery which ultimately ended her pro wrestling career, Yoshiko’s villain persona in the ring tragically came true to life.    So, the notorious Yoshiko was given the opportunity to focus her aggressive tendencies in the sport of MMA.  At ROAD FC 036, Yoshiko made an astounding debut with a first-round knockout of Chun Sun-Yoo. She was...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT  XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT MYUNG HYUN-MAN VS AORIGELE AT OPENWEIGHT MOON JEA-HOON VS ASAKURA KAI AT FLYWEIGHT   For immediate release, May 12, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces two more matches that will be added to Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 in Seoul, Korea on June 10, 2017. Former Openweight Tournament contenders Myung Hyun-Man and Aorigele will meet, and Moon Jea-Hoon versus Asakura Kai at flyweight.   Myung Hyun-Man vs Aorigele   Myung Hyun-Man (4-3, Apgujeong Gym) is a Muay Thai stylist coming from a recent win by TKO injury over Chris Barnett. Prior to that, he took current ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo almost the distance before losing to submission, and things went much the same way with the legendary Cro Cop.   Aorigele (4-3, Xindu Martial Arts Club) is a China National Sanda champion coming off...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040: Fukuda Riki vs Kim Hoon middleweight match

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040: Fukuda Riki vs Kim Hoon middleweight match   XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT FUKUDA RIKI VS KIM HOON AT MIDDLEWEIGHT   For immediate release, May 10, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 will take place on July 15, 2017 in the Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea. The previously postponed middleweight bout between Fukuda Riki and Kim Hoon will feature on this event.   Fukuda Riki vs Kim Hoon   Riki Fukuda (24-8-0-1, Grabaka), former DEEP Middleweight Champion and mainstay UFC veteran, joined ROAD FC in 2013. He displayed his awesome striking and wrestling power and went undefeated to claim the Middleweight Championship, but in his first defense Cha Jung-Hwan scored a huge upset KO. Kim Hoon (9-11-2-1, Team Fighter) is a first generation Korean fighter since 2004, having competed in Gimme Five, MARS and Spirit MC. In Pancrase and Legend FC he faced stiff international competition including Daiju Takase, Robert...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONAL BOUTS TO ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONAL BOUTS TO ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES   ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES TWO ADDITIONAL BOUTS TO ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES   FULL FIGHT CARD NOW COMPLETE   09 May 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced two additional bouts to complete a stacked fight card at ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES set for the Singapore Indoor Stadium this 26 May. Former world title challenger Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio of Baguio City, Philippines is scheduled for a highly-anticipated rematch against Anatpong “Mak” Bunrad of Thailand. Also, Indonesian National Grappling Champion Jeremy Meciaz makes his ONE Championship debut against Chen “Rock Man” Lei.   Ticket information for ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES is available at www.onefc.com.   ONE: DYNASTY OF HEROES features a spectacular main event bout with ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion “Unstoppable” Angela Lee of...

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