Category Archives: Asian MMA News

Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official results: Mighty Mo wins first Openweight Championship in tie-breaker with Choi Hong-Man

Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official results: Mighty Mo wins first Openweight Championship in tie-breaker with Choi Hong-Man Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official results: Mighty Mo wins first Openweight Championship in tie-breaker with Choi Hong-Man For immediate release: 25 September, 2016 – Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 on 24 September, 2016 was an outstanding success for ROAD Fighting Championship and ROAD FC fans. Eight fights on the Main Card thrilled with non-stop action and shoked with unpredictable finishes and super fast KOs.  A full house and international broadcasts scored record numbers. In the Main Event, an historic match between behemoths of the sport ushered in the first ROAD FC Openweight Champion. Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo met for the third time in their respective careers in a tie-breaker bout after punching their way through the ROAD FC Openweight Tournament. The men cautiously approached each other as the...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official weigh in results

Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official weigh in results Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Official weigh in results For immediate release: 23 September, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the Official weigh in results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 and Young Guns 29 which will be held on 24 September. As expected, the Openweight Tournament Championship Finalists weighed in large. Choi Hong-Man tipped the scales at 161.5kg, and Mighty Mo logged an impressive 132.5kg.   Choi Hong-Man said, “I focused really hard on training mentally and physically for this match. Compared to my hayday at 100%, I guess I’m about 80%? But I am satisfied with myself. Tomorrow, the belt goes home with me.”   Mighty Mo said, “I’m at 100%. Hong-Man is a big person. I’m going to get inside and use my strength there. This is our third match. I’m going to put him down...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Press Conference notes and photos

Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Press Conference notes and photos    Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 Press Conference notes and photos For immediate release: 20 September, 2016 – Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 will take place on 24 September, 2016 at the Jangchung Gymnasium in Seoul, South Korea. The fight week press conference was held on 20 September at the ROAD FC official Apgujeong Gym. In attendance were Main Eventers Mighty Mo and Choi Hong-Man, Hong Young-Ki, Lim Hae-In, and ROAD Girls Lim Ji-Wu and Wang Ji-Yun. ROAD FC CEO President Jung Mun-Hong stated the reason for the move from 10 September in China to 24 September in Korea was at the fans’ and sponsors’ requests to have the Openweight Tournament Final between Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo in South Korea. There is no change to the broadcast agreement with CCTV, and ROAD FC will continue to hold...

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ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS SET FOR 7 OCTOBER IN YANGON

ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS SET FOR 7 OCTOBER IN YANGON     06 September 2016 – Yangon, Myanmar: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), returns to Myanmar for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS is set for Friday, 7 October at the state-of-the-art Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon. Headlining the event will be “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang as he takes on top Polish middleweight Michal Pasternak. In the global main event, ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito of Chiba, Japan will defend his title against Joshua Pacio of Baguio City, Philippines.   Tickets for ONE: STATE OF WARRIORS are available athttp://mm.myasiaticket.com/spo rt/sport-detail.php?sid=136& la=en&la=en.   CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated: “The way Aung La N Sang can carry a crowd is unparalleled. The fans effortlessly move to the beat of his drum and it’s...

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EV TING OUTLASTS ROB LISITA TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION

EV TING OUTLASTS ROB LISITA TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION EV TING OUTLASTS ROB LISITA TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION ALSO: SHANNON WIRATCHAI STOPS PETER DAVIS PLUS: APRIL OSENIO UPSETS CROWD FAVORITE ANN OSMAN         2 September 2016 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), electrified the Stadium Negara once more with another spectacular showcase of world-class mixed martial arts action. ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS featured eight Malaysian MMA superstars defending their home turf in front of a packed crowd cheering them on. In the main event, Malaysian-Kiwi sensation Ev “E.T.” Ting emerged victorious over Australian stalwart “Ruthless” Rob Lisita to win by unanimous decision in an exhausting lightweight contest.   Visit the official ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS photo gallery by clicking: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/h8e hqrhlhdad0aq/AADe8r0Ua-dWv4FmA HM8mAo4a?dl=0   In an action-packed main event bout at ONE: UNBREAKABLE WARRIORS,...

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ROAD FC opens Young Guns 29 undercard with 7 fights

ROAD FC opens Young Guns 29 undercard with 7 fights  Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 undercard Young Guns 29 now open   For immediate release:     2 September, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce the full card for Young Guns 29, the preliminaries for Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 on 24 September, 2016.   Young powerhouses Cho Young-Seung (5-0, Apgujeong Gym) and Jang Dae-Young (2-1, Von Jiujitsu) will face each other in the Main Event. Cho has been away from the cage and focusing on honing his skills, while Jang was recovering from a broken hand.   Yang Junkai (2-1, Guangdong Rong Yue Boji Lei Yu)? and Jang Ik-Hwan (3-1, Team Posse) will meet in a catchweight match. Both are riding 2-fight win streaks, so expect these up and comers to bring their striking A games.   Lee Hoo-Sun (3-1, Von Jiujitsu) and Kim Se-Yeong (1-0, Team...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 adds Shinji Sasaki vs Bruno Miranda, 3 other bouts

Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 adds Shinji Sasaki vs Bruno Miranda, 3 other bouts Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 adds Shinji Sasaki vs Bruno Miranda, 3 other bouts For immediate release: 31 August, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce additional matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 033 on 24 September, 2016. The Openweight Tournament Championship Final between Choi Hong-Man and Mighty Mo will be the Main Event. Several previously announced matches will now take place on Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 in China, and four more matches have been added to this event.   Shinji Sasaki (16-9-3, Burst) and Bruno Miranda (8-1, Tiger Muay Thai) are both 3-0 in ROAD FC and rank at the top of the Lightweight division. Sasaki is considered one of Japan’s best grapplers in MMA, but his 40 second KO of Park Won-Sik proved he’s just as dangerous standing. Miranda is one of...

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MMA World Cup Announced, Will Feature 68 Tournament Bouts

MMA World Cup Announced, Will Feature 68 Tournament Bouts By Press Release LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – August 30, 2016 The sport of MMA has grown into a worldwide phenomenon. The popularity is undeniable and the passion for the sport is seen across the globe. Now enters a new dawn of opportunity with The MMA World Cup. Composed of 68 tournament bouts, The MMA World Cup will allow nations to prove they can produce world-class talent. National heroes will emerge, drawing the fervor of their respective nations. Spectators will follow the athletes’ rise and fall. Sixty-Four athletes will attempt to claim dominance of their respective division. Eight competitors will stand victorious at the end of the year-long journey through The MMA World Cup. “It is an honor to be a part of this revolutionary endeavor in Mixed Martial Arts,” says COO of The MMA World Cup,...

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ONE: DEFENDING HONOR SET FOR SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM ON 11 NOVEMBER

ONE: DEFENDING HONOR SET FOR SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM ON 11 NOVEMBER ONE: DEFENDING HONOR SET FOR SINGAPORE INDOOR STADIUM ON 11 NOVEMBER   SHINYA AOKI TO DEFEND ONE LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AGAINST EDUARD FOLAYANG   30 August 2016 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced its return to Singapore on 11 November for another exciting evening of world-class mixed martial arts action. The Singapore Indoor Stadium will play host to ONE: DEFENDING HONOR which will showcase the absolute best in local and international MMA talent. Headlining the card will be ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya “Tobikan Judan” Aoki as he is set to defend his title against the Philippines’ Eduard “Landslide” Folayang.   Tickets for ONE: DEFENDING HONOR will go on sale next Monday, 5 September, 2016.   CEO of ONE Championship, Victor Cui stated: “Filipino fight fans have been waiting a long time...

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Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 8-28-16

  Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review 8-28-16 Pablo Diablo’s Five Round Review Sunday, August 28, 2016 Bellator 160, which took place in Anaheim, California, kicked off a stellar weekend of fights. Featherweight A.J. McKee remained undefeated with a first round guillotine against Cody Walker at just :32. Featherweight Georgi “Inane” Karakhanyan refused to give Bubba Jenkins revenge when he defeated him via KO at :53 of round 1. Top Lightweight, Derek Anderson earned a unanimous decision over Saad Awad. And in the main event, Benson Henderson received a Lightweight title shot after defeating Patricio “Pitbull” Freire via TKO (injury) at 2:26 of round 1. In one of the most exciting fight cards of the weekend, ONE Championship 46 saw Featherweight Edward Kelly take out Vincent Latoel at just :57 of round 1. In the main event Welterweight Luis “Sapo” Santos survived a slow start to...

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