Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ONE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BRANDON VERA STOPS HIDEKI SEKINE

ONE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BRANDON VERA STOPS HIDEKI SEKINE ONE HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION BRANDON VERA STOPS HIDEKI SEKINE ALSO: BIBIANO FERNANDES OUTLASTS REECE MCLAREN TO RETAIN TITLE VIA SPLIT DECISION PLUS: MARK STRIEGL POWERS THROUGH SOTIR KICHUKOV TO WIN BY UNANIMOUS DECISION     02 December 2016 – Manila, PHILIPPINES: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), once again electrified the capacity crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila. ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION showcased the Philippines’ top mixed martial arts (MMA) talent along with the world’s best fighters. In the main event, Brandon Vera retained his ONE Heavyweight World Championship with a dominant victory over Japanese challenger Hideki Sekine.   Visit the official ONE: AGE OF DOMINATION photo gallery by clicking: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ivh34n9pza3q94o/AADwuMwRg-gnDecd5AIBoQyTa?dl=0   In the main event, ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon “The Truth” Vera made easy work of...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Kim Soo-Chul faces late stand in opponent Shimizu Shunichi

Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Kim Soo-Chul faces late stand in opponent Shimizu Shunichi Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Kim Soo-Chul faces late stand in opponent Shimizu Shunichi For immediate release: 1 December, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that Kim Soo-Chul will indeed have a replacement for his match in Xiaomi ROAD FC 035. Japanese journeyman Shimizu Shunichi has agreed to step in on late notice to face Kim on 10 December in Seoul, South Korea. Originally, Kim Soo-Chul was set to face Kim Min-Woo for the vacant ROAD FC Bantamweight title, however Min-Woo’s minor surgery delayed the match until 2017. Scott Jorgensen was announced as the match up for Kim on Xiaomi ROAD FC 035. Unfortunately, Jorgensen injured his ankle during training camp and was forced to withdraw.  With ten days notice before ROAD FC 035, Shimizu Shunichi has agreed to step in against Kim...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 035 update: Scott Jorgensen injured, out of fight with Kim Soo-Chul

Xiaomi ROAD FC 035 update: Scott Jorgensen injured, out of fight with Kim Soo-Chul Xiaomi ROAD FC 035 update: Scott Jorgensen injured, out of fight with Kim Soo-Chul For immediate release: 28 November, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the unfortunate withdrawal of Scott Jorgensen from his fight with Kim Soo-Chul due to injury.  Jorgensen injured his left ankle during training and has been restricted from activity by a physician for ten weeks to allow for time to heal.  ROAD FC wishes Jorgensen a full recovery, and looks forward to his return and debut in the ROAD FC cage.     Also in response to injury, former ROAD FC Middleweight Champion Lee Eun-Soo will now face up and coming MMA grappling sensation Kuerbanjiang Tuluosibake instead of Makshati Sailik at Welterweight.  Xiaomi ROAD FC 035 in Seoul Profits from Xiaomi ROAD FC 035 will go to...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official results, recap, and photos

  Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official results, recap, and photos Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official results, recap, and photos For immediate release: 19 November, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship held Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 in Shijiazhuang, China on 19 November, 2016. The crowd of 8,000 on hand were very vocal for the hometown favorite Zhang Jianjun, and were deafening for the well-known Song Kenan, Yan Xiaonan and Aorigele. It was an event filled with thrillers, drama, and the pride of victory. ROAD FC 034 Main Card Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom took on challenger Murat Kazgan as the Main Event match. Early in the first round, Kazgan looked strong, threw overhand rights, and caught a kick that put Choi on the ground. Choi quickly recovered and began a technical and painful assault on Kazgan’s left leg, and blitzed him with punches. Final kicks to the body...

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Two Organizations Collide WSOF-GC 4: DEEP vs WSOF GLOBAL – Live at WSOFGC.com

Two Organizations Collide WSOF-GC 4: DEEP vs WSOF GLOBAL – Live at WSOFGC.com WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING – GLOBAL CHAMPIONSHIP TWO ORGANIZATIONS COLLIDE WITH WSOF-GC 4: DEEP vs WSOF GLOBAL – LIVE AT WSOFGC.COM   Fight Scheduled for December 17th at Differ Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan                   LAS VEGAS, NV  November 18, 2016  World Series of Fighting – Global Championship (WSOF-GC) is taking on all challengers by announcing a spirited event with their Japanese affiliate organization, DEEP, to take place in Tokyo at Differ Ariake Arena on December 17th. WSOF-GC 4 will focus on six international fighters colliding with DEEP’s stable of talented athletes.  Fighters will be represented from USA, Brazil, South Korea, and Northern Mariana Islands.   The anticipated main event will crown the first-ever WSOF Global Flyweight Champion, featuring a rematch of Japan’s Yusaku Nakamura (13-4-1), who previously competed for DEEP...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official Weigh In results and broadcast schedule

Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official Weigh In results and broadcast schedule Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 Official Weigh In results and broadcast schedule For immediate release: 18 November, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents today’s Official Weigh In Results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 which will be held tomorrow, 19 November in Shijiazhuang, China. On the Main Card, all fighters successfully made weight. ROAD FC Featherweight Champion Choi Mu-Gyeom will make his third title defense against Turkish sensation Murat Kazgan. Without needing a weight cut, Aorigele takes on the much more experienced Kawaguchi Yusuke.  Yan Xiaonan and Fujino Emi will make it a slugfest between two of the most brutal cross-continental female fighters in Asia as Fujino successfully made the lower division cut. China’s rising Song Kenan and powerful Russian Elnur Agaev looked to be in excellent form.  Champion wrestlers Hou Zhenlin and Shim Gun-Oh showed...

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ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament

ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament  ROAD FC announces 5 International Trials for seeding in the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament For immediate release: 17 November, 2016 – The ROAD FC $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be a 32-man winner-takes-all tournament for Asian and international fighters commencing in 2017. Due to overwhelming interest from international fighters, ROAD Fighting Championship is excited to announce a series of five International Trials to provide more opportunities for international fighters to be seeded in the Tournament. The five Trials will be held from late 2016 through the first quarter of 2017. ROAD FC is honored to be known and respected by athletes from all over the world who wish to compete. To all of the fighters, agents, and fans who have made enquiries, ROAD FC humbly thanks you.  China Trials The first...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 update: Bruno Miranda versus Kim Seung-Yeon postponed due to illness

Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 update: Bruno Miranda versus Kim Seung-Yeon postponed due to illness Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 update: Bruno Miranda versus Kim Seung-Yeon postponed due to illness   For immediate release: 16 November, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship would like to wish Bruno Miranda a quick and full recovery from acute gastroenteritis with which he has been unfortunately hospitalized just five days before weigh ins for Xiaomi ROAD FC 034. Due to the severity of the symptoms, Miranda has been deemed unable to compete on Xiaomi ROAD FC 034 on this Saturday, 19 November. His opponent Kim Seung-Yeon has agreed to a postponement to Xiaomi ROAD FC 35 on 10 December so that the highly anticipated match up could still happen. ROAD FC is disappointed not to be able to deliver the match of Miranda versus Kim on Xiaomi ROAD FC 034, however, we...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Young Guns 31 full card announced

Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Young Guns 31 full card announced Xiaomi ROAD FC 035: Young Guns 31 full card announced For immediate release: 11 November, 2016 – ROAD Fighting Championship opens the entire preliminary fight card of Young Guns 31. As previously announced, heading Young Guns 31 will be the cumulation of a long-standing feud between “Crying Fist” alums Park Hyung-Geun and Kim Hyung-Su. The sixth fight will be a lightweight Kim Kyung-Pyo (5-0, MMA Story) versus Park Dae-Sung (3-1, Team MOB). Kim holds 3 KOs and 1 submission in an undefeated record since his pro debut last year. Park has been away from the cage since 2014 but is now determined to assault the lightweight rankings. Both fighters are prospects to watch The fifth fight is a featherweight match between Kim Se-Yeong (3-2, Team Gangnam) and Lee Chang-Ju (1-0, Ssabi MMA). Kim has been...

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