FRIDAY FIGHT FACTS #9

The AFTER-PARTY
1/13 – URCC Cebu 7, Cebu, Philippines

!FIGHTING!
1/21 – SHOOTO Gig 8, Tokyo, Japan
1/22 – ZST! RINGS, Japan
1/22 – ZST! SWAT 10+BG 9, Japan
1/30 – ONE FC Press Conference
W-L-D
W – Super Fight League announced in  INDIA

MMAinASIA first to break it: SUPER FIGHT LEAGUE launched – Major MMA Promotion in India   Daniel Isaac, BJJ/MMA pioneer in India and owner of Tigers Gym India announces the country’s first professional organized MMA league with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt And Raj Kundra,  CEO Ken Pavia. SFL  in Mumbai – six of India’s fighters will take on International fighters. Main Event – Super Heavy Weight Fight: James Thompson versus Bob Sapp. MMA in Asia:  Youtube:  Launch ‘Super Fight League’


Tigers Gym India announces: The Super Fight League India has a vacancy for 1]Full time mma instructor 2]Assistants to hold thai pads 3]Sparring partners , send in your resume / expectations to dan@superfightleague.com

W – News happens ON MMAinASIA’s Facebook pageWalt Carvalho: “i’ll be working at these events.” : “Coach Wally” Walt Carvalho, cut man vet of K-1 and Strikeforce and promoter of Toughman Hawaii has stated he will be working at SFL India’s events.

W – MMAinASIA first to break it: ‎RUFF锐武终极格斗 announces partnership with award-winning production company for 6 more events, possible TV show and league formation MMA in Asia: Year of the Dragon for RUFF China

W – ProElite Announces Official Partnership With DREAM.  Jeff Youngs shares Ariel Helwani‘s show when Pro Elite-Mma‘s head TJay Thompson announced a partnership to include fighter exchange with Japan’s Dream!

W – Part 2 of “A DREAM Come True” New Years Eve at Dream Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011  Share a ringside seat at this remarkable, thrilling, entertaining, 9-hour long event. MMA in Asia: A DREAM Come True, Part 2: “Genki Desu Ka! Fight for Japan”.  If you missed it, Part 1 – the weigh ins and presser  can be found here.

W – Ole Baguio Laursen, interviewed last year, before ONE Fighting Championship‘s first event.  I interviewed K-1, Hero’s, Art Of War, and Martial Combat veteran owner of Legacy Ubon Mma. few people can say they truly live (and have always lived) the life of a fighter. Ole’s one of them. MMA in Asia: An Interview with Ole Laursen (2011)

W – check out Eddie Goldman‘s latest interview with Ole, owner of Ubon Mma and branching out into the Philippines, while training for his upcoming fight in ONE Fighting Championship 2. No Holds Barred: Ole Laursen On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with the former world and European muay Thai champion and now a noted mixed martial arts fighter, and the owner of the Legacy Gym in Thailand, Ole Laursen.

W – Cristiano Kaminishi, an interview with JMMA HEAT Heavyweight title holder.  Discusses his experiences with BJJ and MMA in Asia, his time with Antonio “Big Nog” Nogueira during the PRIDE era, and his future aspirations for international MMA exposure. MMA in Asia: Cristiano Kaminishi: Japan’s HEAT Champion

Bruce Lee and Cristiano Kaminishi, two Big Bosses!

W – AMMY FIGHTERS WANTED: this from Kenji Amano:  There’s a fight show in Miyako island . They are looking for two fighters around one176lb fighter and one 198lb fighter. It’s amateur MMA show . There’s no fight money , but they pay you and your corner man’s flight and hotel . Okinawans or nearby, March 18th card.

W – SPONSORED TRAINING:  Boyd Gypsy Clarke has just announced that there is now one spot open for a sponsored MMA fighter at Phuket Top Team – MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand. must have 3 fight minimum record or established in another combat sport. Contact phukettopteam@email.com

W – ‎UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) Cebu 7:  

– Eduard Landslide Folayang wins the main event and gets his 6th straight win
– Carry Bullos is the new Visayan Bantamweight Champ
– Victor Torre retains his Visayan Pinweight belt
Full updates from Antona Tabuena at The Bloody Elbow
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2012/1/13/2704871/asian-mma-urcc-cebu-7-results-eduard-folayang-stops-wadson-teixeira

W – BloodyElbow.com’s Anton Tabuena with the VERY LATEST updates:   Asian MMA Update: Honorio Banario Steps In For Eric Kelly At ONE FC 2, James Thompson vs. Bob Sapp
Eric James Kelly out, Honorio Banario in against Bae Yong Kwon on ONE FC 2
– more on the card for new Indian promotion SFL including Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Alan ‘The Bull’ Fenandes, Hardeep Singh, and others
– URCC Baguio has Roy Docyogen and Will TheKill Chope
– a link to an underwear model 배명호, and an interview with a new Thai boxer Shinya Aoki

W – Mark Sangiaofrom Team Lakay An article from last November on one of Asia’s best coaches:

Young Scribe’s Scroll…: Mark Sangiao: The Ultimate Fighting Coach petraker.blogspot.

W – Royler Gracie Awarded Red and Black Belt

W – Korean Champion (Chan Sung Jung) versus Fighting Beauty (SuJeong Lim)  By: Kyung Hwan Brant Kim

W – from Skippy Cohen:  “WAR Patrick Bam Bam Healy!!!!!:  MMAmadhouse – Patrick Bam Bam Healy: “I got a fight confirmed March 3rd vs Caros Fodor for the Strikeforce show in Colombus, OH. Time to do work!”

D – SRC: Sengoku Raiden Championship updates:

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes….”
what??? What?! WHAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!
W – Jake Butler is now training on the Evolve Mixed Martial Arts Fight Team, and will fight in ONE Fighting Championship later this year, Yodchatri Sityodtong announced via Twitter.

W –  Tiger Muay Thai‘s Ngoo Ditty – thanks to Kudo and BJJ Coach Henry Chan of Hong Kong for this share of one of the first home-grown Thai MMA fighters in Asia. he discusses what MMA is, and his hopes for Thailand to embrace the sport.  MMA Thailand: An interview with Muay Thai fighter Ngoo Ditty of Tiger Muay Thai

D – John Joe with Fighters Only speaks with UFC’s Marshall Zelaznik:
– China is a ‘slow burn’; have made a deal with Guangdong TV and working on a national deal
– looking at all of Southeast Asia for upcoming events.  UFC 2012 plans for UK, Europe (Amsterdam, France), China and more

W – ProElite 3 January 21st, 2012 Blaisdell Arena, Oahu, Hawaii CARD: Kendall Grove vs Ikuhasi Minowa Jake Heun vs Richard Odoms

JMMA to the USA! This just in. Megumi Fujii to corner #5 ranked Hitomi Akano in her Pro Elite-Mma fight this weekend against #9 ranked Sara McMann  By: TJay Thompson

congratulations to “Vicious’ Judo master DREAM, K-1, and M-1 vet Heavyweight 竜也竜也 Tatsuya Mizuno being announced for Pro Elite-Mma 3 – thanks for the newsJeff Youngs!

Kendall Grove Pre-Fight Interview: “I Couldn’t be More Excited to be Fighting a Legend of MMA”

TJay Thompson says “dress as Minowaman this Saturday and get tickets for life”. But you have to do it at Pro Elite-Mma 3.  ProElite 3: Da Spyder vs Minowaman.  Minowaman interviewed!  Ikuhisa Minowa Pre-Fight: “You Might Call Them Crazy Moves, Rather They Are Smart Moves”.  Aand another reason to catch Pro Elite-MmaLenne Hardt announcing Minowaman!

W – more JMMA to the USA! Yoshiaki Takahashi to fight in G1’s Sovereign Valor on January 28th.  HybridFighter Release : 高橋”Bancho”良明は、かく語りき (ルイジアナ編 その1)

W – ROAD FC February 5.  Koreans like epic. Nightmare Of Battle shares some videos of the MMA show “Crying Fist” with young guns Jung Won Lee and Han Lee Mun and Jae Hyun So… and Fedor!  Crying Fist Season 2 Finale! Fedor Guesting  Crying Fist is a Korean TV show linked with Korean MMA promotion Road FC. I haven’t watched it for a while but last time it was similar to The Ultimate Fighter

W – SHOOT BOXING 2012 〜Road to S-cup〜(Feb.5.2012)


★Tenkei Fujimiya would join the SB fight! A crashing fight with “Super new star”Matsuhana!★
In the opening fight of 2012 series, the “SHOOT BOXING2011~Road to S-cup~act.1”, which we would hold in Korakuen Hall at 5th Feb (Sun), followed the SHOOTO Double World Champion Mamoru, Tenkei Fujimiya from SHOOTO has also been confirmed to join the fight! And Fujimiya would have a crashing fight with the “super new star” Masaya Matsuhana who is the 2nd place of SB Japan Light weight division, in which Matsuhana defeated the former champion of MA Japan Kickboxing Federation Super Light weight division Hiroshi Mizumachi in “SHOOT the SHOOTO2011”in November last year.

W – ‎Legend Fighting Championship, February 11,  10 fights posted on the card:
– Bae MyoungHo 배명호 defends his WW title against top contender Li JingLiang
– Yao HongGang defends his BW title and seeks revenge against a previous loss to Jumabieke Tuerxun
Matt Cain jumps up from WW and returns to Legend to take on Liu WenBo who drops down from HM to meet at MW
– JMMA young gun Hideto Tatsumi will throw down with always ‘Hungry’ Yang HaeJun
– Wang Sai returns against Gareth Ealey
– newcomers Ji Xian and Leonard Delarmino meet
– SRC top contender Taiyo Nakahara meets Legend vet Michael Mortimer
Koji Ando and Unsik Song each will look to bang out a much deserved win
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–  ‎Ming-Yen Sung tries for win #2 against newcomer Agustin Delarmino

Legend Fighting Championship has brought Bantamweight Champion Yao Honggang’s nemesis into the fold to challenge for the title. they met 2.5 years ago when Yao was still fresh, and he won’t be eager to let this fight go the same way. there’s a lot more at stake.  > China’s Yao “The Master” Honggang Defends Legend Bantamweight Title Against Compatriot Jumabieke T  Yao Honggang makes his first defense of the Legend Bantamweight Title against the man who handed him his first ever MMA defeat: Xian Physical Education University’s undefeated Jumabieke “Bieke” Tuerxun.

Legend Fighting Championship: China’s Art Of War standout Ji Xian signed to the Featherweight division.  > Fighter Signing: Ji Xian (China) Undefeated submission specialist Ji Xian further deepens Legend’s featherweight talent pool and Chinese fighter roster.

reversal’s blog mentions 中原太陽 Taiyo Nakahara‘s signing to Legend Fighting Championship and upcoming bout with Michael Mortimer   reversal.dogi.design.works news:中原太陽 Legend Fighting Championship 出場 – livedoor Blog(ブログ)

Legend Fighting Championship MMAth: Taiyo Nakahara is facing Michael Mortimer. Mick’s coach and corner is Adrian Pang. Taiyo and Pang met in ’06 (Adrian confirms he fought at 65.9kg). in Koji Ando‘s corner will be Shintaro Ishiwatari, who faced Taiyo in ’10. Koji and Taiyo are both from the Wajustsu Keishukai franchise. making matches is a science, but making corners at Legend FC must be a nightmare!

Zike Sugawara  Legend FC 7: Matt “Rolling Bear” Cain is ready to show fans his true potential against Liu Wenbo  Matt Cain (9-6-2) was born in Otahuhu in South Auckland NZ and lived there with his mum and grand parents until he was 5. Matt’s family then moved to Dunedin which is in the southern area of the …

W – ONE FC, February 11.  Ray Elbe knows something about ONE Fighting Championship‘s new Russian signee Rustam Kabilov: Anyone seen Russian Rustam Khailov fight MMA? @onefcmma | Magical Ray Elbe  Okay…I’m getting excited for the results of the Jakarta Indonesia One FC event coming up in Feb.–a bit disappointed I’m going to miss attending the event

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts‘ Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica‘s training:
a thorough article discussing the training model which has become successful in the US and that Evolve Mixed Martial Arts is replicating in Singapore in this upcoming bout between Rodrigo Ribeiro Ximbica and Rustam Khabilov at ONE Fighting Championship: Rustam Khabilov vs Rodrigo Ribeiro: the ONE FC Matchup Which Encapsulates the International Nature o…  During the early days of mixed martial arts competitors tended to train in only one discipline which would often be dictated by their geographical locations.

UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) posts: Team Lakay’s Geje “Gravity” Eustaquio talks about his upcoming fight with our partner, ONE Fighting Championship. Read as Zike Suguwara picks the fighter’s brain on www.urccmma.com  Bakbakan Na!

W – the final DEEP card n February 18, thanks to Kazunori Shibata for sharing !
DEEP lightweight championship Mizuto Hirota vs. Seichi Ikemoto.
– DEEP featherweight championship Kazunori Yokota vs. Choi Doo Ho.
– DEEP bantamweight championship Takafumi Otsuka vs. Yoshiro Maeda.
– DEEP Megatonweight championship Levan Razmadze vs. Ryuta Noji.
– DEEP female openweight championship Amanda Lucas vs. Yumiko Hotta.
– Daisuke Nakamura vs. Akihiro Gono.
– DJ. Taiki vs. Yusaku Nakamura.
UWF Inter kind match Mitsuhiro Kanehara vs. Daijiro Matsui

W – PXC 29 February 18, 2012 full fight card (updated)
PXC is back in Manila for their 29th installment on February 18, 2012 at the Ynares Sports Arena, Pasig City, Philippines. Here’s an updated full fight card of PXC 29: Jesse Taitano vs. Ale C…