FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #15

“So that’s how they do it in the Philippines!”
 The AFTER-PARTY
2/25 – Malaysia FC 4, MALAYSIA
2/25-6 F-3 Championship, MALAYSIA
2/26 – UFC 144, Tokyo, JAPAN
!FIGHTING!
3/3 – PXC 30, GUAM
3/3 – Jewels 18th Ring, JAPAN
W-L-D
 For Immediate Release

W – tickets are on sale for Vuyisile Colossa‘s City Fight Club on March 8th, the first ever White Collar MMA Championship. check out the trailer: White Collar MMA Trailer 2

… i just talked Vuyisile Colossa into giving Asia Mma a pair of tickets… and they will be for YOU!!!
this will be a BLACK TIE EVENT – full-course meal, free-flowing drinks, and TEN fights held inside a cage – worth $3,600HKD!  stay tuned – a contest will be announced soon to determine the lucky winner!  http://www.cityfightclub.tv/#upevents

W – IRSHAAD SAYED: A CAGED “WHITE TIGER” IS A DANGEROUS FOE – Irshaad Sayed has big things going on. he recently defeated a UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) champion at ONE Fighting Championship, is engaged to avenge his sole loss in the next RUFF锐武终极格斗 event against Bieke (the current Legend Fighting Championship Bantamweight Champion), is signed to fight in Dare Championship‘s Bantamweight tournament, and is the poster boy for JADED MMA. read about his rapid rise and how he makes it all work.

W – OF “EPIC” PROPORTIONS: NEW MMA GYM OPENING IN HONG KONG Hong Kong’s newest – biggest – most EPIC MMA Club is arriving. Bruce Lee would train here. Chuck Norris would fist bump you over it – if you dared.


W – TAKEDOWN STARTS DISTRIBUTION TALKS WITH PXC Takedown Entertainment seeks to acquire the global media distribution rights to Pacific Xtreme Combat‘s fight archives and future fights. Already signed is CFC – Cage Fighting Championship.

D – STAND-ALONE TITLES: A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD it was reported that Jumabieke will not be rematching Irshaad Sayed in the next RUFF锐武终极格斗 due to his exclusivity with Legend Fighting Championship while defending his Bantamweight title. contracts dictating sport – what is your opinion?

WHAT WENT DOWN
New UFC Champ Ben Henderson give some love to his Korean mom and Woo Sung Yu 

Champion Ben Henderson with Myungho Bae, Kyung Ho Kang, Chang Hyun Kim, Dong Hyun Kim and Coach Yang!

You cannot put more awesome Korean MMA together in one room! Ben Henderson with Team MAD Busan and Team Posse Gangnam

Korean Pride! Dongi Yang, Dong Hyun Kim, Benson Henderson, and Chan Sung Jung. Make more fighters!

ATHLETES

Yodsanan Sityodtong: The Boxing World Champion Who has Learned to Love MMA former WBA world super featherweight champion Yodsanan Sityodthong of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, set to appear on ONE Fighting Championship 3. thanks to James Goyder for covering one of the most overlooked new MMA fighters in the world.

Singapore’s first female MMA fighter Nicole Chua: The New Paper does an exclusive interview “Catch her in action against 7x national kickboxing champion Jeet Toshi at ONE Fighting Championship: War of the Lions on March 31 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.”

Eduard Folayang: the Fighting Pride of the Philippines all Set for ONE FC background information on Eduard Landslide Folayang who is set to face Ole Baguio Laursen at the next ONE Fighting Championship

thanks to Myungho Bae for sharing – he is with Legend Fighting Championship in this edition of GONG Magazine – Mobile Uploads ‎144 UFC 일본시합 GONG 일본 격투 잡지 이번 LFC 시합의 내용이 담겼다. 기쁘다 행복하다 ^^

a really cool bit of living history. thanks for sharing, Antonio Carvalho: How far things have come; On the left is an original Shooto glove from 1985 and …signed/worn by the founder Satoru Sayama. On the right is one of my gloves that a wore in my debut fight in the UFC”

Lots of media reporting that “sources close to” DREAM Welterweight champ Marius Zaromskis have said he has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships.

SEMINARS

Luke Chaya shares: Time to work on that deep-half-guard this April! www.bjj-asia.com: SEABJJ SEMINAR TOUR W/ JEFF GLOVER

Barry Robinson is coming to Phuket Top Team in April: “World Renown Boxing Trainer & creator of A Million Styles Boxing -This is a HUGE plus for everyone at PTT – Barry is a Wealth of knowledge / skill and experience. Having held mitts for THE BEST- including ; Andy Souwer, Fedor Emelianenko, Jose Aldo, Marco Pique, Melvin Manhoeff, Henri Van Opstal, Artur Kyshenko and MANY MORE.Barry Robinson Boxing Pad work with Fedor Emelianenko

TUF and Pacific Xtreme Combat vet Dorian Price now at MuayFit: “Announcement: DORIAN PRICE, “The Ultimate Fighter” season 6 veteran and UFC vete…ran, will be arriving at Muayfit tomorrow. He’s on the Top 5 Muay Thai fighters in the United States in his weight category. And he holds a purple belt in BJJ. Welcome to Muayfit, Dorian!”

Boyd Gypsy Clarke shares
3 Black Belts teach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu ( Bjj ) in Thailand at Phuket Top Team. BJJ HL

PROMOTIONS

Jewels, March 3rd

weigh ins for Jewels 18th Ring:  18th RING:前日計量の結果 – 女子総合格闘技『ジュエルス』公式BLOG  : 長野美香 versus Emi Fujino 藤野恵実,  端貴代 versus Roxanne Modafferi

City Fight Club, March 8th

City Fight Club‘s Hong Kong local White Collar participants Wallace Lau and Sharon Law have their own documentary for the upcoming amateur event March 8th:   香港武士 Hong Kong Samurai  香港不少人學武術、功夫,但參與擂台格鬥卻很少,有人認為擂台格鬥太暴力,容易受傷。恰巧去年10月至今年3月,香港就舉行亞洲第一次《白領綜合格鬥比賽》,賽事第一次在香港舉行,參賽者一如既往以香港人參加為主,也有三個香港華人參加,他們即使再忙,再「錫身」,也會有人對格鬥武術有興趣,此短片會探討他們三人的學武故事。 ==…

Super Fight League, March 11th

Super Fight League – India hits hard – also has a softer side (maybe, because this is tabloid juice, but sweet anyway). giving back to the community in ANY way is a MUST:
http://www.glamsham.com/movies/scoops/12/feb/27-news-sanjay-dutt-lends-helping-gloves-to-shilpa-shetty-021211.asp   Sanjay Dutt is known in the industry for his generosity, the actor who has lent a helping hand to many in the past has taken his generosity streak one notch above.

India’s Super Fight League announces the signing of Paul Kelly, ‘Professor X’ Xavier Foupa-Pokam
& Lena Ovchynnikova for 4 fight deals

DARE, March 17th

DARE announces another fight for March 17th: Mark Striegl versus Marko Huusansaari. this will be a very exciting fight!

ROAD FC, March 24th

ROAD FC :: OFFICIAL NEWS – ROAD FC 007. RECHARGED!!
Kim Soo Chul versus Moon Jae Hoon
Kyung Ho Kang versus Sato Shyoko
Song Min Jong versus So Jae Hyoon
밴텀급 토너먼트 대진발표

RUFF, March 24th

RUFF锐武终极格斗 full card announcement for the 3rd event in Chongqing, March 24:
Zhang LiPeng versus Rodrigo Caporal
Jumabieke Tuerxun versus Irshaad Sayed
plus 7 other all-Chinese match ups
http://www.ruffchina.com/us/news/item/ruff-3-fight-card-releases.html

it is now confirmed by Professor Zhao of the Xian Sports Uni that due to Bieke Tuerxun’s winning the Legend Fighting Championship Bantamweight Championship he will be exclusive to the promotion during the length of his title defence, therefore he will not be participating in RUFF锐武终极格斗 3 in a rematch with Irshaad Sayedhttp://weibo.com/u/1863257435?&topnav=1&topsug=1  乔博JQ的微博 新浪微博-随时随地分享身边的新鲜事儿 www.weibo.com

Legend FC, March 30th

Legend Fighting Championship‘s Mike Haskamp interviewed on CNN. In Macau COD with Myungho Bae, Thomas Fan, Warren Wang. Versus Per Formance with Henry Tong.: http://bit.ly/xYEHHd

tickets go on sale for Legend Fighting Championship in Jakarta.
MyTicket Indonesia | LEGEND FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP 8  myticket.co.id  On March 30th, Indonesia’s undefeated MMA star Fransino Tirta will face Japanese knockout artist Yusuke Kawanago in a contest to determine the Asia-Pacific MMA Featherweight Champion. If Tirta wins the fight, he will become the first-ever Indonesian international MMA champion.

Legend Fighting Championship 8 card announcements:
Main card – it is confirmed that SHooto Rookie Champion Yusuke Kasuya has been signed and will take on Unsik Song
Undercard – Indonesia Johan Mulia Legowo returns to the Legend FC ring against Ming-Yen Sung
The Delarmino brothers are back – Leonard Delarmino takes on Wu Chenjie and Agustin Delarmino Jr. faces Nam Jin Jo

ONE FC, March 31st

THE CRUSHER COMES TO SINGAPORE! Tatsuya Kawajiri signs with ONE Fighting Championship for their 3rd event.

THE PRIDE LADY! Lenne Hardt comes to ONE Fighting Championship – “PRIDE and DREAM announcer Lenne Hardt has signed a global exclusive multi-year contract with ONE Fighting Championship! She does some of the craziest and most memorable fighter introductions in the world of MMA. If you want to relive the glory days of PRIDE Fighting Championship, then come watch ONE Fighting Championship!”

DEEP Cage Impact, April 7th

DEEP Cage Impact “OVER AGAIN” – showcase the new players, and give a restart to the veterans. card announced:
大塚隆史 Takashi Otsuka versus 和田竜光 Tatsumitsu Wada
DJ.taiki versus TAISHO
金原弘光 versus 坂下裕介 Yusuke Sakashita
【DEEP】 4.7 DEEP金網東京大会開催!テーマは「OVER AGAIN(もう一度)」 – 格闘王国 ニュース
‎4月7日(土)に東京・ディファ有明で開催される『DEEP CAGE IMPACT 2012 in TOKYO~OVER AGAIN~』の開催概要と決定対戦カードが発表された。

HEAT 22, April 8th

Masanori Kanehara moves to Bantamweight to meet Jake Hattan from the US on HEAT 22 April 8th cage event – from Nightmare Of Battle http://nightmareofbattle.com/2012/03/02/heat-22-kanehara-to-bantamweight/