1/22 – ZST! RINGS, Japan
1/22 – ZST! SWAT 10+BG 9,
1/29 – DEEP Fuji Festival, JP
1/31 – ONE FC Press Conference, Singapore
On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with the journalist, writer, and our Hong Kong-based Asian correspondent, Lee Li, who publishes the web site MMA in Asia.
W – Team MAD’s “Parky” Wonsik Park is ready to get back on the road to a championship belt: MMA in Asia: DREAM & Sengoku Vet “Parky” Eyes a Return to the Ring
W – LOOKING FOR TRAINERS: wanted immediately, stand up coach for 3-6 months, potential for long term. contact email@example.com Super Fight League – India hits hard
W – it’s Vaughn Anderson on No Holds Barred: Vaughn Anderson. i said it’s Vaughn ‘Blud’ Anderson! “On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with mixed martial arts and muay Thai fighter Vaughn “Blud” Anderson. Based in Thailand and training at the Legacy Gym in Ubon Ratchathani, Vaughn “Blud” Anderson has competed under numerous rules and in many diverse ..”
W – RINGS Returns: Kotani wins again www.mma-japan.com “Akira Maeda’s legendary RINGS promotion executed stage one of their glorious return tonight with RINGS – Battle Genesis Vol. 9. The event was a fantastic way to breath new life into RINGS as ticket”
W – Tatsuya Mizuno: “What I Fight For Are The Cheers From The Fans” congratulations to Tatsuya Mizuno on his win at Pro Elite-Mma
W – just announced by Darren Uyenoyama: “It’s Official Dodson vs. Uyenoyama!”
W – The Return Of Yuji Hoshino! Shooto Debut he cornered fellow GODS Wajutsu Keishukai fighter Mark Striegl at his Legend Fighting Championship debut. will he make time to come corner GODS fighter Taiyo Nakahara in his Legend FC debut as well?
W – Marcos Escobar of Leverage Combat Academy Signs With ONE FC, Set to Make MMA Debut on Singapore Card in March
W – Babalu Sobral talks ONE FC in Singapore “Babalu Sobral talks about singing with ONEfc, becoming the wrestling coach for The Ultimate Fighter Brazil and says even though he thinks Chael Sonnen is a p…”
W – Jake Butler – the newest champion to be added to the Evolve Mixed Martial Arts champions roster already staked with champions! Jake Butler: The NCAA Division I Wrestler Set to Make His MMA Debut in Asia “Jake Butler is a decorated wrestler who has been up against the likes of Mark Munoz, Phil Davis, Jake Rosholt and Chris Weidman and was a long-term training partner of Frankie Edgar…”
W – Exclusive Interview with US Olympic Wrestler, Heath Sims did you know Heath Sims likes sushi? and that Andy Wang hipped him to Evolve Mixed Martial Arts‘ quest for an elite wrestler? find out more in this interview with the newest addition to the incredible team at Evolve. “The Fight Nation is proud to be one of the first to interview the newest addition to the Evolve Mixed Martial Arts instructors team, Heath Sims! A US Olympic wrestler, Heath is MMA legend Dan Henderson’s long time coach, training partner, and lead cornerman”
W – Sang Woo Kim shared Dong Hyun Kim interviewed by MMA Inside about his recent UFC fight and his plans to return (in Korean). 하동진감독의 MMA Inside-김동현 인터뷰 http://news.naver.com/sports/index.nhn?category=general&ctg=issue&mod=read&issue_id=577&issue_item_id=9506&office_id=064&article_id=0000002662
W – Boyd Gypsy Clarke shares Roger Huerta teaches Wrestling in Thailand at Phuket Top Team MMA Training Camp “www.thailandwrestling.com andwww.phukettopteam.com held a month of wrestling classes with UFC and Bellator Veteran Roger Huerta.”
W – Inoue back after four years away: Guam is a small island with a big heart and an even greater connection to martial arts in Asia and the west: Enson Inoue is back to visit and getting recognition for his contributions to society in typical heartfelt island-style
W – Phuket Top Team shares: “This week we will have our 4th Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt on the mat ! Yep 4 Brazilian born and raised BJJ black belts in the gym at the same time. > 3rd degree Prof. Silvio braga,
> MMA 8-1 Heat Heavyweight champion and Bjj black belt Prof. Cristiano Kaminishi> Bjj black belt Prof. Enrique > Nova Uniao Black Belt – Prof. Rodrigo Praxedes representing Jugganaut Fight Club in Singapore. Where else can you walk into a Jiu Jitsu class in Thailand and see 4 brazilian born & raised black belts teaching and training?!”
W = MuayFit ‘shares: ” Guys ! Eric Gerber is coming to MuayFit ! The seminar will be on the 13th February 7PM to 10PM ! Don’t miss the chance to train with him !”
W – Full Metal Jiu Jitsu seminar with AACC founder Coach Abe Ani Combat Club ” AACC founder Abe Ani is an amazing coach to some of Japan’s great fighters and wrestlers, and is holding a wrestling for MMA & grappling workshop at FMJJ Friday 3rd of FEB. More details to come but inbox Juggs to reserve your spots. Places very limited. “
W – Eddie Alvarez says he has gotten the rematch with Shinya Aoki in Bellator for the end of April. Eddie Alvarez explains how difficult it will be to stay patient against Shinya Aoki: ” There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes and a victorious Eddie Alvarez impressively backflipping off whatever structure he was just successfully fighting in.”
W – Kokushi Matsumoto shares: “Check this out! Shinya Aoki’s new DVD. BEST GROUND TECHNIQUES.” you know you want it.
W – Guess Who uses HALEO?: from David Halton “Check out the latest issue of the #1 MMA Magazine in Japan, Gong Kakutogi to learn more about TEAM HALEO fighters, Riki Fukuda , Takeya Mizugaki, Masakatsu Ueda and Kazuo Misaki. All Team HALEO fighters fighting in UFC, StrikeForce and Bellator! I can’t wait to open our gym so we can really raise the level of Japanese MMA. Thank you Team!
ROAD FC 006 – FEBRUARY 5
Nightmare Of Battle shares a look at the kickass Road FC! Three Championship Belts: The left one will be for the Bantamweight tournament winner, the middle one for the Middleweight tournament winner, and the right one for the Lightweight tournament winner.
so you’re on an MMA reality show. awesome, right? in Korea. even more awesome, right? then FEDOR shows up for an impromptu seminar for you. mind-blowing? it happened to Lee Jung-Won and Han LeeMoon on Crying Fist finale atTeam Posse Gangnam: Crying Fist Season 2 Episode 13 Finale January 16th 2012 Part 3
Road Fc CEO Jung Moon Hung and comedian/MMA aficionado Lee Seung Yoon announce the “Road Foundation” to grant 6 scholarships to aspiring MMA athletes in 2012. ROAD FC :: OFFICIAL NEWS – 로드FC 격투장학재단 “재단 로드 설립!”: “”재단 로드” 는 형편이 어려운 선수들에게 격투장학금을 지원해 훈련에 집중 할 수 있도록 하고, 그 동안 음지에 머물러 마이너 스포츠 대접을 받았던 한국 종합격투기가 당당히 메이져 스포츠로 발돋음 할 수 있는 계기가 되고자 설립하였다.”
LEGEND FC 7 – FEBRUARY 11
Damien Brown: the newest Integrated Mma fighter to be picked up by Legend Fighting Championship: Fighter Signing: Damien Brown (Australia): “Dangerous lightweight prospect Damien Brown joins Legend’s roster as the latest signing from elite Australian academy Integrated MMA.”
Heavy-Handed Strikers Hideto Tatsumi & Yang Hae Jun Take Each Other On In A Battle Of Brawlers: Hungry Yang broke a guy’s hand with his face. it took a Bellator LHW Champ to KO Hideto. i don’t see a kimura anywhere in this fight.
Legend Fighting Championship 7 – a classic grappler versus striker match in the making. Wushu & Muay Thai Stylist Leonard Delarmino Faces Off Against Chinese Phenomenon Ji Xian: “
Dynamic Filipino striker Leonard Delarmino makes his Legend debut against undefeated Chinese submission specialist Ji Xian.”
Australia’s Michael Mortimer Takes On Sengoku Bantamweight Title Contender Taiyo Nakahara: Taiyo Nakahara has an amazing record, yet bad luck surrounds his past contentions for titles. Michael Mortimer has an even more stunning win count, yet hasn’t got the Legend Fighting Championship Bantamweight contention spot during his run. factor in a personal history between their camps (two of the most highly acclaimed in Asia-Pac), these extremely skilled fighters will be bent on destruction – not decision.
ONE FC 2 – FEBRUARY 11
the card, stats, and brief bios are up for the next ONE Fighting Championship card in Jakarta: ONE FC – Events – BATTLE OF HEROES Asias most prestigious MMA event “ONE Fighting Championship™ is Asia’s largest and most prestigious Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization. After a sold-out debut in Singapore on 3 September 2011, ONE Fighting Championship™ is holding its first event in 2012 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fans of MMA can look forward to ten fights of non…”
”Occupy Brawl Street”: ONE Fighting Championship takes over Zeus MiddleEasy.com: It’s not too early to get hyped for One FC 2 ” If you’re wondering what happened to the traditional MiddleEasy background, don’t worry. It’s hibernating and slowly evolving into something even more ridiculous for the remainder of 2012″
an inside look at Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica as he prepares to meet Rustam Khabilov at ONE Fighting Championship 2: BJJ Champion Rodrigo Ribeiro talks upcoming bout at ONE FC 2 « Fighters.com
a look into Peter Davis’ fight camp at MuayFit for his upcoming match in ONE Fighting Championship and how he’s made the transition from model to full-time fighter. ONE FC Fighter Peter Davis, the Malaysian Model Turned Mixed Martial Artist: ” Peter Davis was an obvious addition to the ONE Fighting Championship roster because not only is he one of the best fighters in Malaysia but he is also a celebrity who has starred in multiple… “
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts‘s Alex Silva on his upcoming match against Team Lakay‘s Geje Eustaquio in ONE Fighting Championship 2. BJJ World Champion Alex Silva Set to Star at ONE Fighting Championship ‘Battle of Heroes’ : ” ONE Fighting Championship have a policy of recruiting fighters who are already champions in their own right and so Singapore based Brazilian Alex SIlva was an obvious addition to the flyweight… “
here’s some background on Indra Senduk, set to make his ONE Fighting Championship debut in Jakarta. ” Indra Senduk telah Berkecimpung dalam dunia mixed martial arts beberapa tahun, namun belum pernah memiliki kesempatan untuk bertanding dalam laga international. Ia memiliki rekor sempurna yakni 2-0 dari pertandingan tahun 2003 dan 2004. Tetapi sejak saat itu tidak lagi menemukan pertandingan-pertand..”
Malaysians Raymond Tiew and Peter Davis may face a hostile crowd as they face Indonesian fighters on their home turf at ONE Fighting Championship 2 Jakarta. Malaysian fighters set to star at Asia’s biggest Mixed Martial Arts event sport.malaysia.msn.com
Felipe Enomoto talks about his training for his ONE Fighting Championship debut: http://www.magicalray.com/felipe-enomoto-talks-onefcmma-while-training-tigermuaythai.html
URCC BAGUIO – FEBRUARY 18
UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) status update. : Onyok Transmonte is officially out of the URCC Baguio fight card, due to a shoulder injury. Estoro will still be in the card. Replacement for Transmonte will be announced soon.
analysis of a few of the matches on the upcoming URCC Baguio card: Egly Diaz vs Ricardo Sapno and Nicolo Espadero versus Kevin Yongaan. MATCH-TO-WATCH: URCC BAGUIO IV: spartymania.wordpress.com, JESTER TO FESTER ALO With less than a month before URCC Baguio IV: Battleground takes center stage, the final match card is drawn and officially released.
DEEP 57th IMPACT – FEBRUARY 18
and of course Zeus MiddleEasy knows how epic it is. “Check out the full card for DEEP 57TH IMPACT, it looks incredible.Japanese K-1 media rep Kazunori Shibata recently shared the full card for DEEP 57th Impact on Facebook and when he posted it I started to weep uncontrollably.
SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE – MARCH 11
from Tigers Gym India: Super Fight League First Look Founder partners Raj Kundra and Sanjay Dutt bring MMA to India. check out Bob “The Beast” Sapp Loves India and James “The Colossus” Thompson at SFL