FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #10

For the Big WIN… HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR, MMA in ASIA…  RING GIRLS!!!


The AFTER-PARTY

1/21 – SHOOTO Gig 8, Japan
1/22 – ZST! RINGS, Japan
1/22 – ZST! SWAT 10+BG 9,

!FIGHTING!
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 dan@superfightleague.com Super Fight League – India hits hard

W – CHINOOK!!! WINNER OF BJJ-ASIA/REDSTAR BJJ PHOTO-CONTEST ‎Tikhamporn Chinook Auscharanuwat  www.bjj-asia.com: 

D – ‎Muchzhima MMA‘s next event  MMA: War in the Cage 2 has been postponed to March 10th.
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W – ‎Vaughn ‘Blud’ Anderson was just ranked #10 in Canadian Middleweights by Top MMA News… Vaughn Anderson has fought exclusively in Asia!  Canadian Middleweight Rankings – January 2012 

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 – Jeff Youngs shares Pre Fight Press Conference Highlights For ProElite 3 ‘Grove vs Minowa’ In Hawaii

W – Nils Widlund – Big in Tokyo: this is a cool video of Nils Widlund‘s experiences in Tokyo leading up to his fight in DREAM Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011. great memories!

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 – Cristiano Kaminishi January 29th Seminar at Q23 in Bangkok Thailand.  Find out more about the HEAT Heaveyweight champion in this article.

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 MizugakiMasakatsu 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

here is the video for the next event:  ROAD FC 006 FINAL4 . Shungo Oyama versus Kim JongDae, and 이은수 Lee EunSu versus Son HyeSook for the Middleweight Championship.

Road Fc Bantamweight tournament begins: Andrew Leone comes in as the underdog against Team MAD’s Kang KyungHo, expected to take the tournament. 엠파이트 – 믿을 수 있는 격투기 뉴스 신세기 격투스포츠 길라잡이

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.

Road Fc updates: the promoter has made fighter sharing agreements with ONE Fighting Championship, Dare Championship, PRO Fighting MMA, ProElite and Japanese organizations. ROAD FC :: MMA NEWS – 세계화를 걷고 있는 종합격투기 단체 로드FC:  “세계화를 걷고 있는 로드FC국내 최대 종합격투기 단체인 로드FC(대표 정문홍)는 강원도 원주에 있는 종합격투기 명문 팀포스로부터 출발했다. 팀포스의 정문홍 관장이 로드FC의 대표다. 팀포스는 북파공작원 출신으로 유명세를 떨치고 있는 김종대와 김수철, 길영복, 김석모, 박정교 등이 활약하고 있다. 국내 최대 종합격투기 단체가 된 로드FC는 올해 아시아를 대표하는 종합격투기 단체로 발돋움했다.로드FC의 2012년 계획”

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
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Damien Brown: the newest Integrated Mma fighter to be picked up by Legend Fighting ChampionshipFighter 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.

check out Legend Fighting Championship‘s Welterweight Champion 배명호 Bae MyoungHo sparring ten guys on Korean tv show Crying Fist 2:  와글와글 – 스포츠 – 주먹이 운다 2 (날렵함의 대명사 배명호 편) ㅋㅋㅋ

 ‎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 NakaharaTaiyo 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″

‎ This is the TV Spot for the Feb 11, 2012 ONE FC event in Jakarta:  ONE FC in Jakarta

 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… “

good job, Irshaad Sayed! ONE Fighting Championship picks up more promising talent, even from South Africa:   AfricaNews – South African Irshaad Sayed Set for Asia’s Biggest MMA Show

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

Victor Cui talks ONE Fighting Championship in Indonesia with MMA Addict: 2-3 more events in the country this year with a possible 20k seat sell out.

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.

The Fight Nation is even looking at Japan now!   Deep 57 Impact Fight Card is Epic  Just like the title of this article says, Deep Japan’s latest fight card is as stacked and loaded as Angelina’s Jolie’s bra in Tomb Raider. This is a kind of fight card that some may call epic



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 IndiaSuper 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