“This fight is only the 3rd time that I am fighting outside of Japan. It is one of the biggest fights of my career.”
-Masakazu Imanari, DREAM Superstar and DEEP Champion
“This is the most important fight of my career.”
-Kevin Belingon, URCC Champion
3/17 – ZST! 31, Tokyo, JAPAN
3/17 – DARE 2/12, Bangkok, THAILAND
3/17 – RisingOn 11, Osaka, JAPAN
3/18 – HEAT 21, JAPAN
3/24 – RUFF 3, Chongqing, CHINA
3/24 – ROAD FC 007, Seoul, SOUTH KOREA

For Immediate Release


RUFF CHINA NEWS: SCRATCHES, CUTS, & STREAMS: ahead of RUFF锐武终极格斗 3 in Chongqing, China this weekend, some news from the promotion including Amu Rijirigula off the card, Alex Niu cut from the promotion, and a QQ portal page


ONE FC ANNOUNCES MALAYSIAN TV DEAL WITH ASTRO: ONE Fighting Championship‘s broadcast deal with Malaysian broadcaster Astro to air events on their channel “Arena”, which heavily covers domestic sports, opens the way for MMA to have a big imprint in Malaysia. here’s why.


thanks to Jacob Millis for the ZST 31 resultsZST 31 results: 4-0 Kota Kondo, 4-1 Koji Mori and 15-11(8-2 in last 10 fights) Masayuki Okude all continued their rolls. Shunichi Shimizu

to all our MMA friends in Thailand, check out this Sherdog article on Dare Championship in BKK and tag yourself:  One Night in Bangkok

Luke Chaya‘s pictures are now up for Dare Championship‘s second event in 2012:
DARE 2/2012 – Live from Bangkok. GAME ON. (197 photos)

Interview With Chatri Sityodtong, Former Hedge Fund Manager and the Man Behind Evolve MMA – after establishing the first mega-gym in Asia, populating it with the most stacked roster of champions from the major combat sports, then developing a fighter’s program now garnering international accolades, Yodchatri Sityodtong still believes there is more room to grow – Evolve Mixed Martial Arts

Luke Thomas and Mike Chiappetta bring up MMA in Asia: RUFF锐武终极格斗, ONE Fighting Championship, and Super Fight League – India hits hard -MMA Roundtable

the new Korean ring girls on Sinagapore’s ONE Fighting Championship make the news in Korean on Singaporean Yahoo. never mind language and cultural differences, there’s a picture.
사진제공=로드FC드디어 로드걸이 해외 진출을 확정했다.

SKILL MMA interviews Legend Fighting Championship‘s Mike Haskamp about the future of MMA in China, and the recent additions to the roster of standout Japanese prospects:  SKILL MMA: Michael Haskamp interview

shoyoroll informs: One of our friend Cameron T. Masnayon (18 years old) is struggling for his life in a hospital on Guam. After being assaulted by 3-4 men a day ago. We ask for prayers from the people in our jiu-jitsu community. Stay strong Cam and we are praying for you bro!!!


TOP Gym Singapore is offering two full sponsorships for MMA training for one year, one male, one female:
“Calling out to all young guns who are seriously trying to take up professional fighting. TOP GYM SINGAPORE is looking for 2 proteges to nurture into champions. 1 Male & 1 Female winner will be each entitled a prize package worth up to $3000!  Membership, Supplements, Gears & Equipments, Cash!!!”

IT’S ON!!! Ole Baguio Laursen gets serious about his goal: he’s anticipating a WAR with Eduard Landslide Folayang at ONE Fighting Championship!
ONE FC’s Ole Laursen On Eduard Folayang: ‘I Want To Steal His Glory And Take It Back To Boracay’
Jian Kai Chee Says Eddie Ng Will be Too Scared to Stand With Him Jian Kai Chee on why he is not afraid to get in the ring and bang with Eddie Ng at the next ONE Fighting Championship

MMAOrient interviews TUF Veteran and ONE FC 3 Fighter, Richie “Hell Boy” Whitson: TUF vet and Team Quest‘s Richie “Hell Boy” Whitson as he does his fight camp for ONE Fighting Championship 3 with manager Heath Sims at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts:

via Elias Stefan:Japanese MMA star Mei Yamaguchi, ranked number 6 in the world, will fight undefeated Finnish prospect Katja Kankaanpää at Botnia Punishment 11 this Friday – march 23rd. The event will be streamed LIVE on @Botnia Punishments FB Page.  Mei “V.V” Yamaguchi

Marcos Escobar updates his World Pro JJ situation. All competitors and coaches in Asia should take note – several with wins into the event are expats now residing and working in Asia, like Professor Escobar.
“Unfortunately I won’t go to Abu Dhabi for the WPJJC anymore. Just got the email they won’t allow me to depart from Rio and there’s no way I can get to Malaysia right now just to take a flight from there… It’s a shame I will miss the main event and won’t be there to coach my students who qualified for this comp. Hope the WPJJC organizers and sponsors review this decisions in the future to make it possible to have all representatives there next time… or just let me know with more advance about the situation.”

Lakays see tough One FC battle: SunStar Baguio gets updates from Team Lakay‘s coach Mark Sangiao on the final two weeks’ of training for Eduard Landslide Folayang and Kevin Belingon leading to ONE Fighting Championship 3 Singapore

congratulations to Terrence Chan who will be making his pro MMA debut in Legend Fighting Championship 8: Terrence Chan: Pro fight in Hong Kong for Legend FC!!

TFN Exclusive: An Interview with Eddie “The Magician” Ng: on March 31st, Eddie Ng wants a win ONE Fighting Championship, condensed milk on toast, and a 1kg buyer – in that order.

ONE FC’s Kevin Belingon: “I am going to Singapore to fight,” Kevin Belingon wants a fight, not just defend submissions for 15 minutes. we shall see if Imanari – for once – will oblige. ONE Fighting Championship on March 31st.

Ben Does Martial Arts has an interview with Impact MMA Singapore’s Juan Wen Jie, before his first fight in ONE Fighting ChampionshipJuan from Impact MMA Interview

Will Chope: For those of you who don’t know me hope to peak your interest: ” 
My name Will “TheKill” Chope, I am known as the Tallest FW Fighter in the world, and one of the busiest as well. I am 21 years old and last Saturday I just had my 31st Professional Fight, 14 MMA fights and 17 Muay Thai/K-1. For those …Continue Reading …


Vaughn ‘Blud’ Anderson MMA seminar in Hong Kong, March 31st
Time : 16:00-17:30,Venue: Kowloon BJ,Fee : HKD100/person
… Advance booking : please email to

Ben BoeglinEduard Landslide Folayang and Kevin Belingon will be at Kali Majapahit Martial Arts! Kali Majapahit – Southeast Asian Martial Arts

Phuket Top Team – MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand.
feat. MMA (sengoku vet, Bellator vet and current strikeforce fighter)  29 fights 22 wins, Thanks to HardLine Media for the editing
Masvidal Brings The Hustle To Thailand episode 1

Caio Terra Seminar in Manila! April 21, 2012 Saturday 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8pm at BAMF MMA. $100 LIMITED SLOTS ONLY! Please email for your reservation.  50 participants only

 BJJ seminar with Marcos Escobar at Spider Academy, Jakarta, Indonesia, May 12th.


ROAD FC, March 24th

UFC vet Roan Carneiro touches down in Seoul where he’s going to face Spirit standout Cha JungHwan at this weekend’s Road Fc 007. he’s with Denis Kang, both of whom will be in Denis’ younger brother Tommy Kang’s corner as he makes his MMA debut on the same card:

ROAD FC :: MMA NEWS – UFC베테랑 파이터 ‘쥬카오’ 호안 카네이로 결전 준비 완료
오는 24일(토) 로드FC 007. RECHARGED!! 대회에 출전하는 UFC베테랑 파이터 ‘쥬카오’ 호안 카네이로가 데니스 강과 함께 한국 땅을 밟았다.

here’s the commercial for Road Fc 007: Recharged!

Ultimate Beatdown, March 24th

Ultimate Beatdown 7 FREE Streaming on Ustream.24th March 2012, 8pm!
Stay home and watch the new breed battle it out in the cage. 11 MMA & K1 bouts.

Legend FC 8, March 30th

Vaughn Anderson‘s “Insider’s Guide” to the next card at Legend Fighting Championship 8:

with Unsik Song sustaining a knee injury, Rob Hill steps up at the last minute as a replacement to fight Yusuke Kasuya at Legend Fighting Championship 8.

for the Hong Kong hometown crowd: Terrence Chan versus Alex Lee a late addition to the next card at Legend Fighting Championship

fighter signing: Keita Nakamura, a.k.a. “K-Taro” is a UFC vet, a champ in Sengoku, and fresh of a Shooto finals victory is now signed with Legend Fighting Championship
Former Sengoku Welterweight Champion Keita “K-Taro” Nakamura becomes the latest elite Japanese fighter to join the Legend roster.

ONE FC 3, March 31st

One says it will end in a flying arm bar, the other says a first round KO. Expecting an exciting match from these two:  ONE FC Preview: Jian Kai Chee vs Eddie Ng

Final open workouts for ONE Fighting Championship fighters on March 28th in Singapore, check here for times and locations for Eddie Ng, Nicole Chua, Zorobabel ‘Zoro’ Moreira, Yodsanan Sityodthong, Fabricio Moneiro, Richie Whitson, Eduard Landslide Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Melvin Manhoef, and Danny van Bergen. Evolve Mixed Martial Arts & Kali Majapahit Pte Ltd: 

Open Work-outs  Wednesday, March 28 at 2:00pm

what will they think of next? DREAM promotes ONE Fighting Championship with a “tweet for toys” campaign. also announced: online streaming in Japan on Nico Nico:  DREAM+ONE FC “tweet for toys”, NICO NICO STREAM IN JAPAN

SFL 2, April 7th

3 fights announced for the next card Super Fight League – India hits hard:
Todd Duffee versus Neil ‘Goliath’ Grove
Paul Kelly versus Gabe Ruediger
Alexander Schlemenko versus Ikuhisa Minowa (Minowaman)

Super Fight League – India hits hard is luring back Indian MMA fighters to the motherland from around the globe, including the return of Pacific Xtreme Combat, K-1 Hero’s, and Dream (MMA) veteran Kultar Black Mamba Gill and his protege Gary Saint Lion Mangat
Black Mamba to make MMA return at Super Fight League

Super Fight League – India hits hard… people are starting to dig it already:
Asian MMA: Shlemenko Vs. Minowaman Along With 4 UFC Veterans Booked For SFL 2:  Bellator tournament winner Alexander Shlemenko and Ikuhisa Minowa is part of Super Fight League 2 that will also host 4 other UFC veterans.

 GODS FC, April 14th

due to initial sponsorship issues, Gods Fighting Championship has announced a change in go. instead of Team Taiwan facing Team KL for the first event, Team Singapore will step in. Will TheKill Chope confirms that this inaugural line up will ensure the second event, at which time Team Taiwan will enter the tournament.

URCC 21, April 28th

Colt 45 URCC 21 “WARPATH” – SMX Convention Center poster updated! Share it!

UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) 21 takes place in Manila on April 28th.
Froilan Sarenas versus Nicholas Mann – Light Heavyweight title defense by Mann
Jersen Estero versus Onyok Transmonte
Alvin Ramirez versus Roy Doliquez
Ang…elito B. Manguray vs Will TheKill Chope
here is some background on the current card:
Froilan Sarenas Set to Headline Colt 45 URCC 21 In Manila on April 28th

PXC 31, July, 14th

Pacific Xtreme Combat announces #31 in Manila: Cristiano Pitpitunge versus Justin Cruz for the Bantamweight title