REBEL FC ENTERS CHINA WITH QINGDAO EVENT ON JUNE 27/2015

REBEL FC ENTERS CHINA WITH QINGDAO EVENT ON JUNE 27/2015

REBEL FC announced its inaugural event in China to the media at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace hotel. Titled THE PROMISED ONES (???), this event will unleash the explosive fighting prowess of three talented Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Chinese fighters to the global stage – Liu Wen Bo, Song Ke Nan and Qing Ge Le. They will be pitted against equally formidable international MMA fighters from Kazakhstan (Adil Boranbayev), Russia (Rustam Yamashev) and South Korea (Sungwon Son) respectively. THE PROMISED ONES will be hosted on 27 June 2015 at the Qingdao Sports Center.

Apart from promoting MMA talent from China, REBEL FC as an international brand, also has several thrilling match-ups to complement its main fights mentioned above. Among these bouts is the Battle Royale featherweight Knockout tournament. The Battle Royale match-ups feature two semi-finals and one grand final. The semi-finals of Battle Royale in Qingdao consist of an all American clash (Miguel Torres vs Will Chope) and Japan taking on Australia (Kleber Koike vs Michael Tobin). Kleber stepped in to replace the injured Yojiro Uchimura, who beat Reydon Romero of the Philippines in the quarter-finals of the Battle Royale tournament held on 1 August 2014 at Suntec Singapore. Michael Tobin is in the semis by default when his opponent, Pat Promrangka, failed to make weight on the eve of the quarters.

Another highly charged match-up is the welterweight bout between former UFC competitor and elite BOPE officer (the equivalent of the American SWAT team) Paulo Thiago of Brazil and previous Strikeforce combatant Joe Ray of the United States.

THE PROMISED ONES (???) – FULL FIGHT CARD

Following the announcement of THE PROMISED ONES (???) to the media at the Crowne Plaza Beijing Sun Palace hotel on 24 April 2015, REBEL FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP (REBEL FC) is proud to confirm its full fight card for THE PROMISED ONES fight event on 27 June 2015 at the Qingdao Sports Center Stadium.

Apart from promoting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) talent from China, REBEL FC as an international brand, also has several thrilling match-ups to complement its main fights featuring Liu Wen Bo, Song Ke Nan and Qing Ge Le against Adil Boranbayev, Rustam Yamashev and Sungwon Son respectively.

Among these fights are the Battle Royale featherweight Knockout tournament bouts. The Battle Royale match-ups feature two semi-finals and one grand final. This is a continuation of the Battle Royale quarter-finals hosted last year on 1 August at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. The quarter-finals saw Bantamweight MMA legend and former WEC and UFC fighter Miguel Torres going up against DEEP Japanese Champion Takahiro Ashida; former UFC fighter Will Chope squaring off against Brazilian BJJ black belter Mauricio “Faccao” Dos Santos Junior and former ZST Japanese Champion Yojiro Uchimura facing off against URCC Filipino Champion Reydon “Red” Romero.

While the Pat Promrangka-Michael Tobin quarter-final was cancelled because the former was unable to make weight because of unforeseen circumstances, the rest of the quarter-finals lived up to their billing and capped a magnificent night which witnessed Miguel Torres, Will Chope and Yojiro Uchimura advancing to the semi-finals. Michael Tobin also qualified for the semis due to Promrangka getting disqualified. Despite reaching the semis, Yojiro Uchimura had to drop out because of an injury. Kleber Koike from Japan will take his place. The semi-finals of Battle Royale in Qingdao consist of an all American clash (Miguel Torres vs Will Chope) and Japan taking on Australia (Kleber Koike vs Michael Tobin). Another highly charged match-up is the welterweight bout between former UFC competitor and elite BOPE officer (the Brazilian equivalent of the American SWAT team) Paulo Thiago of Brazil and previous Strikeforce combatant Joe Ray of the United States.

FULL FIGHT CARD DETAILS

Under Card

Featherweight Division – Suman Mokhtarian (Australia) vs Bao Yin Na (China)

Main Card

1. Bantamweight Division – Ashkan Mokhtarian (Australia) vs Yao Hong Gang (China)

2. Welterweight Division – Paulo Thiago (Brazil) vs Joe Ray (United States)

3. Welterweight Division – Qing Ge Le (China) vs Sungwon Son (South Korea)

4. Welterweight Division – Song Ke Nan (China) vs Rustam Yamashev (Russia)

Co-Main Event (Battle Royale Featherweight Knockout Tournament)

Semi-Final 1 – Kleber Koike (Japan) vs Michael Tobin (Australia)

Semi-Final 2 – Miguel Torres (United States) vs Will Chope (United States)

Grand Final – Winners of Semi-Finals 1 & 2

Main Event

Middleweight Division – Liu Wen Bo (China) vs Adil Boranbayev (Kazakhstan)

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