On July 30th, RUFF has just announced the date and place for its fifth event. The Chinese promotion will rerun to the indoor stadium in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia on September 8th. Several announcements on the card’s line up have also been made:
Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation: RUFF 5
September 8, 2012
Inner Mongolia Indoor Stadium
Set for Inner Mongolia Indoor Stadium, RUFF 5 will be headlined by Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Rodrigo Caporal and top prospect Wu HaoTian, who will go head-to-head in an anticipated lightweight battle.
Currently 2-0 under the RUFF banner, Caporal will bring his world-class grappling skills and an arsenal of submissions and takedowns into the cage against Wu, who will be making his RUFF debut. A veteran wrestler and Sanda practitioner, Wu is currently the top-ranked 70 kg fighter in China, and is looking to become China’s first MMA National Champion.
In the co-main event, undefeated bantamweight Jumabieke Tuerxun will square off against RUFF newcomer Jiang LongYun.
Considered China’s top fighter at 61 kg, Tuerxun has never lost an MMA fight, employing a solid repertoire of boxing, wrestling and ground and pound. Jiang is a product of the national boxing system, but has developed a well-rounded MMA skill set, well versed in Jiu Jitsu and wrestling.
Rounding out the main card, top flyweight contenders Liu PingYuan and Zhang MeiXuan will throw down in a re-match of the “Fight of the Night” from RUFF: Genesis.
Riding a two-fight win streak, Liu has solidified his place at the top of the 57 kg weight class, finishing his last two opponents by armbar. Zhang will be making his long-awaited return to the RUFF cage, after defeating Liu in RUFF’s debut event.”
Complete RUFF 5 Fight Card released August 8, 2012:
The Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation (RUFF) has released the official fight card for the upcoming RUFF 5, set for September 8th, 2012 at Hohhot Indoor Stadium in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia.
RUFF 5, which will be co-headlined by the lightweight match up of Rodrigo Caporal versus Wu HaoTian, and the bantamweight bout of Jumabieke Tuerxun versus Jiang LongYun, will also feature eleven other fights, pitting some of China’s top MMA fighters against each other in the RUFF cage.
Rounding out the main card are a flyweight showdown between Liu PingYuan and Zhang MeiXuan, and a pair of featherweight contests that pit division kingpin Wang Guan against submission artist Yuan ChunBo, and BJJ black belt Sandro da Silva going head-to-head with Inner Mongolia’s own Zhao EriDeMuTu.
The RUFF 5 fight card also sees the return of light heavyweight Zhao ZiLong to the RUFF cage. A former two-time China national Sanda champion, ZiLong won decisively via TKO at RUFF: Genesis, and now squares off against touted striker Li JiXiang.
For the undercard, RUFF has put together a number of interesting matchups that will see Thai lightweight Arthit Hanchana going for his second victory in the RUFF cage against HasiTieer TeerJiang, and the arrival of veteran featherweight Wu ChengJie, who will make his first RUFF appearance against Dong YanJun.
Inner Mongolia natives Zhang LiPeng, a lightweight, and flyweight Amu RiJiRiGaLa are also on the card, both looking to avenge losses at RUFF 4 and regain their place in the RUFF standings prior to the 2013 RMB 1,000,000 Super Fight.
Lü ZhenHong vs. Ayideng Jumayi 61kg
Shang ZhiFa vs. Liu LianJie 57kg
Wen JunCheng vs. Cui LiuCai 57kg
Dong YanJun vs. Wu ChengJie 66kg
Zhang MeiXuan vs. Liu PingYuan 57kg
Jiang LongYun vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun 61kg
Rodrigo Caporal vs. Wu HaoTian 70kg
Wang Guan vs. Yuan ChunBo 66kg
Sandro da Sliva vs. Zhao EriDeMuTu 66kg
Arthit Hanchana vs. HasiTieer TeerJiang 70kg
Yang Liang vs. Amu RiJiRiGaLa 57kg
Xuan PengFei vs. Zhang LiPeng 70kg
Zhao ZiLong vs. Li JiXiang 93kg
Fights are listed in chronological order and subject to change
More on RUFF 5, including updated fight matchups and television broadcast information, to come.
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