BATTLE ROYALE. These words evoke visions of an ancient era where warriors demonstrate their bravery through athleticism and fighting technique. REBEL Fighting Championship is looking to replicate that mortal struggle in a modern setting.
REBEL FC 2: BATTLE ROYALE is a knockout tournament that will test the skill and will of eight of the world’s toughest, and most experienced and decorated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters. These world-class athletes will be officially unveiled to the media on 8 May 2014, 2pm at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in REBEL FC’s BATTLE ROYALE MEDIA LAUNCH.
The tournament structure for BATTLE ROYALE will begin with the 8 men competing in 4 quarter-final fights. The winners of the fights will go on to compete in two semi-final fights and subsequently, the grand final. The winner of BATTLE ROYALE will be crowned the first ever REBEL FC featherweight champion.
The quarter-final fights will be hosted on 1 August 2014 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre while the semi-finals and grand final will take place at a later date. This promises tremendous entertainment as spectators get to watch four big fights in the quarter-finals and three big fights in the semis and grand final. The icing on the cake for fans is having the pleasure of watching the eventual winner battle his way to victory through three titanic fights.
The draw for the BATTLE ROYALE fight card is unprecedented in Singapore and has not been done in years. Attending media and invited guests will get to witness first-hand at the BATTLE ROYALE MEDIA LAUNCH on how the top fighters are selected at random for their respective quarter-final bouts. This makes for a tense and exciting viewing and will surely generate plenty of talking points as pundits and media alike analyse and debate who will progress and finally win the tournament.
Executive Director of REBEL FC Justin Leong says: “This tournament is for the fighters at the top their game to come and compete until the last man who will be crowned the king of the battle. We aim to give fans of MMA an ultimate knockout show this year. There will be much action and many things to look forward to with this show.”
“90% of all participants’ fights are finishes, either by knockouts or submissions. This will make for an edge-of-your-seat experience for fans and casual viewers of MMA. There is likelihood that most, if not all of the fights in BATTLE ROYALE will end up as spectacular finishes.
Among them is whom many consider the best all-time bantamweight MMA fighter, Miguel Torres, who will be fighting as a featherweight in BATTLE ROYALE, from the United States of America. Other big names include Reydon Romero (Philippines), current URCC featherweight champion, Yojiro Uchimura (Japan), former ZST featherweight champion, and up-and-coming Eternal MMA featherweight champion, Michael Tobin (Australia)*.
“Miguel Torres, widely regarded as the most outstanding bantamweight fighter in MMA history, will be looking to return to his peak form in BATTLE ROYALE. As for other fighters, the incentive to beat Miguel Torres and lay claim to be the first REBEL FC featherweight champion will mean every fighter will do their utmost to win,” elaborates Justin.
The tournament fighters in BATTLE ROYALE are as illustrious as they come. Almost everyone of them is a champion in their own right and has fought in competitions organised by world-famous MMA promotion companies such as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), ZST, Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC), Watch Out Combat Show (WOCS), World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC).
About REBEL Fighting Championship
REBEL Fighting Championship is a dynamic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) entertainment company, committed to bringing exciting and engaging MMA entertainment to our customers in Asia and internationally. We are focused on pursuing the highest standards of excellence in our live event production, MMA talent development and promoting awareness of MMA.
Founded in May 2013 and headquartered in Singapore, the company comprises a group of vibrant and creative professionals with diverse backgrounds in production, marketing, business development, event management, public relations and MMA matchmaking.