FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #14

The AFTER-PARTY
2/18 – DEEP 57th Impact, Tokyo, JAPAN
2/18 – URCC Baguio 4, Baguio, PHIIPPINES
2/18 – PXC 29, Manila, PHILIPPINES
!FIGHTING!
2/25 – Malaysia FC 4, MALAYSIA
2/25-6 F-3 Championship, MALAYSIA
2/26 – UFC 144, Tokyo, JAPAN


W-L-D
For Immediate Release

W – CITY FIGHT CLUB PRESSER: KICKOFF AND CARD ANNOUNCEMENT – City Fight Club‘s founder Vuyisile Colossa held a presser and announced the match ups for the first ever White Collar Amateur MMA event this coming March 8th. there will be 10 matches including boxing, Muay Thai and MMA championships… IN A CAGE!

W – DARE 2/12 PRESS RELEASE: PRETTY BOY VS BRUCE – ‎DARE announces the next match up: MuayFit‘s Allamurad Karayev versus Impact SG’s Bruce Loh at Flyweight

W – RUFF 3 will be held in Chongqing, China on March 24: ‎RUFF锐武终极格斗 3 March 24th card announcements, online media co-operation with QQ Sports China, and trailer:

– Rodrigo Caporal versus Zheng LiPeng
– Irshaad Sayed versus Legend Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champ Jumabieke Tuerxun
– Wang Guan versus Jiang ZhouWen
锐武终极格斗是首个中国综合格斗官方网站, 锐武作为中国综合格斗, 也是中国综合格斗官网, 其形式包括终极格斗, 自由格斗, 自由搏击, 武术等让中国体育和公众了解到什么是中国综合格斗, 什么是中国mma.

Boyd Gypsy Clarke shared a seminar with Jorge Masvidal March 3rd:

WHAT WENT DOWN FEBRUARY 18-24

amazing photos from UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) Baguio By: Benedict Gacutan

URCC Fight Videos up on their Youtube channel here

Mark Munoz cornered Raja Shippen at Pacific Xtreme Combat in Manila:Injured Muñoz to grace PXT Combat tiff – The Philippine Star » 

here are some great photos by Bryce Vestre from Pacific Xtreme Combat 29 – Harris Sarmiento versus Raja Shippen:  Harris Sarmiento vs Raja Shippen

Pacific Xtreme CombatAnother great night of fights! PXC29 By: Oliver Fellone Embradora

DEEP 57 results and recap: Lightweight King Mizuto Hirota Defends Crown Against Seiichi Ikemoto at Deep 57

The newest MMA gym has just opened in Thailand, Master Toddy’s MMA.
With Major Overall instructing, who won his last fight in 30 seconds of the 1st round.
Check out Master Toddy’s MMA at Master Toddy’s MMA

Asian MMA: Victor Cui Talks About March ONE FC Event In Singapore: Part 2 of the interview I had with Victor Cui this past weekend in Jakarta, Indonesia, where the CEO of ONE Fighting Championship talks about their 3rd event happening on March 31.

ONE Fighting Championship‘s CEO Victor Cui interviewed on Fighthub, talks about his vision for the promotion and plans to commercialize MMA and make it “the biggest sport in Asia”.  ONE FC President Victor Cui: “Fight Hub TV contributor Pete Tarpin had the opportunity to speak with the head of ONE FC, Victor Cui in depth. Cui shares the origins of the Asian based organization, his future plans for ONE FC and how he plans to turn the company…”

Takashima Manabu interviews Taiyo Nakahara on his recent controversial call at Legend Fighting Championship and his future in MMA:【Interview】中原太陽、「LFC?選手を大切にしてくれます」 – MMAPLANET  中原太陽、「LFC?選手を大切にしてくれます」:MMAPLANETは、海外MMA(総合格闘技)、UFC、TUF、WEC、Strikeforce、Challengers、BellatorFCなどの海外総合格闘技の大会情報をお届けするサイトです。

The MMA Hour Is Back: on the recent episode of the MMA Hour, Daniel Herbertson gives his opinion on the UFC event in Japan, and a shout out to other Asia MMA: “slow and steady.” Legend Fighting Championship and “big show” ONE Fighting Championship!

ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 IN “THE BACKSEAT” ON 91.3FM, Singapore – a past radio appearance for ONE Fighting Championship with Mitch Chilson and Phil Baroni. i giggled.

Hayato Sakurai posted in his blog that he’s on the next M-1 show:  桜井“マッハ”速人『昨日の稽古』but then later says an agreement couldn’t be made.

Road FcUFC vet Roan Carneiro in talks with Korea based Road FC :: TATAME  more west coming east???

now it IS okay to judge people! get involved with iJudgeFights.com beta now:  Greetings Judges!

Jordan Morley shares that his start up, iJudgeFights.com in Shanghai, just won the opening warm up round in Startup Sauna. among the coaches was the maker of Angry Birds!  Home – Startup Sauna –
Designed to help pre-seed startups to become successful ventures with the coaching of the region’s best serial entrepreneurs and investors.

Japan Anti-doping Agency 10th Anniversary By: Daichi Suzuki – Congratulations and hope for growth and continued support!

‎The PRIDE expose by Daniel Herbertson that there was a government sting involving Miro Mijatovik, who was threatened over 2 days’ interrogation at gunpoint to sign over Fedor Emelianenko.
MMA Uncensored Live Stream

UFC 144 JAPAN February 26

an interesting breakdown of the upcoming fight between Shooto/Sengoku Champ Hatsu Hioki and Bart Palaszewski on UFC 144 Japan:  http://www.mmagospel.com/ufc-144-pre-fight-breakdown-hatsu-hioki-vs-bart-palaszewski

Zhang TieQuan preparing for his fight this weekend against Issei Tamura in UFC Japan, talks about the future of MMA in China:  As Zhang develops, so does MMA in China:  ” Chinese featherweight Tie Quan Zhang’s grin stretches from ear-to-ear as he wraps his hands for this early training session.”

match breakdown: Takanori Gomi versus Eiji Mitsuoka: UFC 144: Takanori Gomi Vs. Eiji Mitsuoka Dissection

PXC 30 GUAM, March 3

Ronny Borja steps in for the injured Joe Taimanglo at Pacific Xtreme Combat 30 in Guam Kim JangYoung.  Pacific Xtreme Combat:  Due to an injury Baby Joe Taimanglo will have to pull out of his title defense against Korea’s Jang Yong Kim. But don’t worry, because Ronny Borja is ready to step up to the plate! PXC 30 features 8 very talented MMA match ups!

SHOOTO,  March 10th 

card announcements:
– former champ BJ Shinichi Kojima will take on Nam Jin Jo of Legend Fighting Championship at Flyweight
– Krazy Bee standout Kyoji Horiguchi 堀口恭司 versus grappler Tetsu Suzuki
– Shooto Rookie Champ 2011 Michinori Tanaka 田中路教 takes on 최종훈
BJ X Nam Jin Jo! The Return Of Horiguchinightmareofbattle.com
Exciting new fights have been announced for the March 10th Shooto event. Kyoji Horiguchi will return after his first loss ever

DARE, March 11th

Arnaud TheGame Lepont interviewed by James Goyder about his upcoming bout in DARE, and about teammates Raymond Tiew and Peter Davis performances in the past ONE Fighting Championship:
Arnaud Lepont: Preparing for the Fight of his Life at DARE Championship 2/12 in Thailand:  To anyone on the South East Asian mixed martial art’s scene Arnaud Lepont is a very familiar face. He has trained at countless camps throughout Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia before settling down…

ZST, March 17th

thanks to Nightmare Of Battle: ZST announces a Bantamweight Title Fight for March 17th: Keisuke Fujiwara (藤原敬典) will defend his title in a 5 round bout against 房野哲也 Tetsuya Fusano, on an 8-fight winning streak: ZSTオフィシャルサイト – ZST.jpwww.zst.jp

ROAD FC 007, March 24th

Korean MMA Webzine Mfight has reported that Road Fc 007 will be held on March 24.
엠파이트 – 믿을 수 있는 격투기 뉴스 신세기 격투스포츠 길라잡이

Road Fc officially announces 007 – Recharged! for March 24th in JangChung Stadium: 경기일정 – ROAD FC 007. RECHARGED!!

LEGEND FC 8, March 30th

Legend Fighting Championship 8 in JK as listed on on MMAMadman:
Lightweight Championship
Narantungalag Jadamba (7-2) vs. Nam Yui Chul (13-3)
Featherweight Championship – vacant
Yusuke Kawanago (8-3) vs. Fransino Tirta (10-0-1)
Yusuke Kasuya (6-0-1) vs. Unsik Song (9-3)

MMA: Indonesian Fighter Fransino Ready to Wow Home Crowd | The Jakarta Globe:  Fransino Tirta will finally have what he’s craved for so long – home crowd support.

Legend: The Asia Pacific MMA Championship — Highlights from Legend Fighting Championship

ONE FC 3, March 31st

ONE Fighting Championship announces  Eduard Folayang versus Ole Laursen has been confirmed for ONE FC in Singapore on March 31.

if you’re in Singapore, check out ONE Fighting Championship‘s new promotion: Schick wants to give you a chance to have a VIP experience at the next two ONE FC events (Singapore & Malaysia)! Visit www.schick.com.sg for details.