FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #16

The AFTER-PARTY
3/3 – PXC 30, GUAM
3/3 – Jewels 18th Ring, JAPAN
!FIGHTING!
3/9 – RINGS Reincarnation, Tokyo, JAPAN
3/10 – War in the Cage 2, Bangkok, THAILAND
3/10 – Sparty Retaliation, Baguio, PHILIPPINES
3/10 – Malaysia FC 4, Selangor, MALAYSIA
3/11 – SFL 1, Mumbai, INDIA

W-L-D
For Immediate Release
W – LEGEND FC: NEW SIGNINGS AND CARD ANNOUNCEMENTS  background on the Legend Fighting Championship new recruits announced for their 8th event in Jakarta: 1 each from China – Wu HaoTian, New Zealand – Daniel Hookerfrom Strike Force, and Philippines – Jazor Aglasi from Team Lakay. the Lightweight division is stacked and the Bantamweight division is a box of lucky charms.
W – DARE 2/2012: ANDRE MARCOLLA VS DANIEL KERR another match announced for DARE 2/2012: Andre Marcolla of Chute Boxe with a high level ground game takes on Muay Thai champion Daniel Kerr. they have ten MMA fights between them (ammy and pro) so this should be an exciting fight to watch.


WHAT WENT DOWN

W – welcome to Hong Kong, Rodrigo Medeiros! Kid Peligro Jiu-Jitsu News . . . ADCC

W – No guts, no glory: Starting a business in a downturn  the conception of Legend Fighting Championship by founders Mike Haskamp and Chris Pollak in an economic downturn.
This is the story of two entrepreneurs with two very different interests. One thing they have in common: Both took major risks and started a business in the middle of the global financial crisis. What was the motivation?

D – with constant tweets questioning the future of DREAM (Tatsuya Kawajiri + Masakazu Imanari in ONE Fighting Championship 3, Shinya Aoki in Bellator, other fighters with injuries, surgeries and rehab), head honcho Keiichi Sasahara has informed that things are being settled and something will be announced soon:  “こちらは只今調整中です。しばらくお待ちを”

W – ONE FC’s Victor Cui was on TapouT Radio  talking about Asian MMA.

W – Team MuayFit gets a visit from ONE Fighting Championship‘s Victor Cui

ATHLETES

10 March Tussles Worth Watching – www.sherdog.com
While the first two months of the year usually run a bit slow on the independent circuit, the mixed martial arts calendar will find another gear in March, with a least five non-Zuffa LLC events poised to draw 5,000 fans or more. – including Babalu vs Manhoef in ONE Fighting Championship and Kiyotaka Shimizu versus Haruo Ochi 越智晴雄 in SHOOT BOXING -SAMURAI SPIRITS-

an interview with Evolve Mixed Martial ArtsZorobabel ‘Zoro’ Moreira as he prepares for his upcoming fight in ONE Fighting Championship against Felipe Enomoto.
Asian MMA: Zorobabel Moreira Vs. Felipe Enomoto Set For ONE FC 3
Anton Tabuena of BloodyElbow.com provides news on ONE FC 3, along with an interview with Zorobabel Moreira of Evolve MMA.

Shinya Aoki confirmation for ONE Fighting Championshipsome time in 2012.
NEWS ALERT: DREAM Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki will be competing at ONE Fighting Championship later in 2012.

UFC fighter Rafael dos Anjos from the Evolve Fight Team will be arriving back in Singapore next week to help his teammates finish training camp for ONE Fighting Championship on March 31

Felipe Enomoto‘s insightful observations of his fight against Ole Baguio Laursen at ONE Fighting Championship:
ONE FC: Felipe Enomoto talks Zorobabel Moreira and Headlining Back-to-Back Shows
Felipe Enomoto’s choice of headgear at the official ONE FC 2 weigh in might have seemed a little bizarre, but it actually told a story about his unusual mixed heritage. The Japanese Manga mask and…

SEMINARS

KAZUHIRO NAKAMURA JUDO SEMINAR MAR 25 at Yoshida Dojo

PROMOTIONS

SFL 1, March 11th

from Cutman to Commentator: stay tuned to Wally Walt Carvalho shares his experiences on the ground at the firstSuper Fight League – India hits hard
“After a ling flight and a ride from the airport to the hotel. I’m officially in. Mumbai. India. Incredible. 5. Star. Hotel right on the beach. Thanks be to. God. Just found out there is a celebration tomorrow. Called. Colors were everybody goes around throughin paint on everything and everyone. Wtf. Where my paint ball gun. Ill go. Dog the bounty hunter on these people. Hahahaha. Just kidding. This is truly amazing. Jeep it locked in here for some great pictures.. aloha coach Wally”

here’s an article on the very interesting and diverse backgrounds of the Indian MMA fighters set for Super Fight League – India hits hard COO Daniel Isaac, Mohd Shahid, Bharat Khandare, Alan Fenandes, Chaitanya Gavali, Anup Kumar, Ricky Ranjeet Sahni – Mixed Martial Arts: Indian fighters get ready for big stage – The Times of India  “I think this is where I belong. I want to become the best fighter in the world,” the 22-year-old Mohd Shahid asserts with confidence.

ROAD FC 007, March 24th

UFC vet Roan “Jucao” Carneiro of ATT signed to Road Fc007 and will meet Spirit standout Cha Jung Hwan 차정환 http://www.roadfc.com/home/index.php?document_srl=67142

Denis Kang‘s youngest brother Tommy Kang set to make his debut in Road Fc 007:
http://www.mfight.co.kr/news/news_view.php?bcode=1&lcode=1&mcode=1&scode=22&code=mfight_board_news&page=1&number=23085&keyfield&key엠파이트 – 믿을 수 있는 격투기 뉴스 신세기 격투스포츠 길라잡이
www.mfight.co.kr

ONE FC 3, March 31st

Enter our One FC: War of the Lions POSTER DESIGN CONTEST right now at middleeasy.com
I know you’re out there. All of those guys that lurk Sherdog and The Underground with your ridiculously complex MMA poster designs. Remember that UFC: Rio poster everyone salivated over in 2011?

Tatsuya Kawajiri‘s opponent announced: Donald Sanchez. Sanchez was the KOTC Bantamweight champ from May 2007 – July 2008, and again from May 2010 – August 2011. His coach is Tom Vaughn who was one of Greg Jackson’s first “Gaidojutsu” black belts and co-owns Jackson’s Gaidojutsu West. He fought in Japan once, a year ago in Shooto, and lost by triangle choke to Hatsui Hioki. His record is 24-10. A bit of strange footwork and a wrestling base is what he brings to the fight.
NEWS ALERT: DREAM Superstar Tatsuya Kawajiri (30 wins-7 losses) will face former King of the Cage Champion Donald Sanchez (24 wins-12 losses) at ONE FC: War of the Lions on March 31 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

GIRLS S-CUP, April – June