The first Ultimate Fight Alliance – UFA- was held and recorded live at Shaanxi TV Station Channel 7 with support of ShaanXi Sheng Wu and Coach Zhao Xue Jun of the Xian Sports Institute. Eighteen MMA competitors came from all across China – from the Xian Sports Institute, Jiang Long Yun’s team from Hei Long Jiang, Ao Hai Lin’s from Beijing, Liu Guo Qi from Guang Zhou, and also fighters from Wuhan, Kunming.
The event was a hit with the audience, who were very actively cheering on the fighters. Future details about monthly shows and international broadcast will be released shortly. This event will give the opportunity for aspiring MMA fighters from all across China gain exposure and grow the sport within the country.
And the round girls. And the special commentator, none other than Vaughn Anderson, who is now an MMA coach at Xian SI.
Here is a recap of the fights:
1. Shang Zhi Fa defeats Zhong Guo Wei by triangle choke
Shang Zhi Fa held a little superiority at the beginning, but Zhong Guo Wei refused to give up. Eventually, Zhong was caught in a triangle choke that he couldn’t defend.
Jia Er Ken is shorter than Bao Yin Na, but he makes use of his great power to restrain Bao. Jia tries to wrestle Bao and finally gets him down where he defeats him on the ground.
3. Zhao Ya Fei defeats Bao Ge Bao Da by decision, points
Bao Ge Bao is taller than Zhao Ya Fei, but Zhao Ya Fei is quick, his striking is really powerful. Their match is fierce and the victory seems difficult to fall on either fighter. However, Zhao manages to gain a second wind in the final round and beats Bao with very little effort.
Cai Dong Yang has an advantage in the first round and the audience thinks that he will be the winner. In the second round, however, Han Jian Guo begins to conterattack and he wears down Cai. The result is unexpected one to the audience when Han gains the final victory.
5. BaiEEr Dun Cang defeats Chen YiBiao by KO, fist position
BaiEEr Dun Cang has a great advantage in fighting with his opponent, his powerful punches are devastating to Chen YiBiao. In the second round, Chen’s nose was broken by a straight right and he can’t continue to fight. BaiEEr Dun Cang wins easily, KOing his oppoent, and the audience applauded loudly for him.
The strength difference between HaSi Ti Er and Guo Wen Shuo is very similar, so their fighting is stalemated. Each can’t find the weakness of the other while they try to seize the opportunity to win. The teammates of HaSi Ti Er encourage him to fight in an aggressive way, and advise him to punch Guo in the head. Finally he wins the decision by a small margin and his teammates go crazy.
Qing Ge Le clinched and threw Ar Ri Si Len off balance many times, giving him a very tough time. The audience was excited about Qing’s performance, and Ar Ri seemed lose confidence, he is afraid of going to the ground. In the second round, Qinged knock down his opponent and followed up with ground and pound. Ar Ri can’t recover, and Qing leaves no doubt about who is the winner.
The main event between Yang Liang and Sheng Er was very exciting for the audience, but the result was difficult to call, because Yang’s actual strength is close to Sheng’s. In the first round, Sheng used Muay Thai to restrict Yang’s attacks, but Yang was eventually able to grasp an opportunity to take down his opponent. In the next round, Yang began to take the initiative and attack Sheng with kicks. Finally Yang gained the victory with a slim advantage, but Sheng’s performance made it close.
MMA-in-Asia correspondant, China