REBEL FC has announced a second event which will take place on August 1, 2014 in Singapore. A Featherweight Tournament will kick off to include WEC Champ Miguel Torres.
REBEL FC hosted their inaugural event in December of 2013. An amateur card will be the next event planned this coming April 26 in Singapore. Following that, a Featherweight Tournament will kick off in August with a cast of international opponents.
Most notable will be Miguel Torres, former WEC Bantamweight Champion with almost 50 fights to his credit. Following his successes in the WEC, Torres pulled stints in the UFC and WSOF. Recent years were not kind to his career, but he rebounded with a win on a local circuit.
Will Chope, a controversial drop from the UFC on the day of his second fight for an event that transpired five years earlier, will also join the tournament, following his upcoming bout in Taiwan’s PRO FC. ZST’s Yojiro Uchimura, URCC’s Reydon Romero, Eternal’s Michael Tobin, Pat Promrongka and Maurico Dos Santos Jr are the remaining 7 out of 8 fighters announced.
A media tour will take place over May 5 to 9 with an official press conference scheduled for May 8 at 2pm at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.
REBEL FC 2
August 1, 2014
Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre
Miguel Torres (41-7)
Will Chope (19-6)
Yojiro Uchimura (11-6)
Reydon Romero (7-4)
Michael Tobin (8-0)
Pat Promrangka (5-4)
Mauricio Dos Santos Jr. (10-8)
REBEL FC 2: BATTLE ROYALE is a knockout tournament that will test the skill and will of eight of the world’s toughest, and most experienced and decorated Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters. These world-class athletes will be officially unveiled to the media on 8 May 2014, 2pm at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre in REBEL FC’s BATTLE ROYALE MEDIA LAUNCH.
Among them is whom many consider the best all-time bantamweight MMA fighter, Miguel Torres, who will be fighting as a featherweight in BATTLE ROYALE, from the United States of America. Also from the States is former UFC fighter, Will Chope. Other big names include Reydon Romero (Philippines), current URCC featherweight champion, Yojiro Uchimura (Japan), former ZST featherweight champion, and up-and-coming Eternal MMA featherweight champion, Michael Tobin (Australia).
The tournament structure for BATTLE ROYALE will begin with the 8 men competing in 4 quarter-final fights. The winners of the fights will go on to compete in two semi-final fights and subsequently, the grand final. The winner of BATTLE ROYALE will be crowned the first ever REBEL FC featherweight champion. The quarter-final fights will be hosted on 1 August 2014 at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre while the semi-finals and grand final will take place at a later date.
The draw for the BATTLE ROYALE fight card is unprecedented in Singapore and has not been done in years. Attending media and invited guests will get to witness first-hand at the BATTLE ROYALE MEDIA LAUNCH on how the top fighters are selected at random for their respective quarter-final bouts. This makes for a tense and exciting viewing and will surely generate plenty of talking points as pundits and media alike analyse and debate who will progress and finally win the tournament.
Aside from the Media Launch on 8 May, you can catch eight-man BATTLE ROYALE tournament team in action from May 5-9 as they embark on a publicity tour in Singapore. They will be spending time visiting selected fight gyms around Singapore to give pointers or conduct fight workshops at the gyms. The fighters will also be filming a television commercial at a designated location (to be confirmed later) as well as a Meet & Greet session with fans of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) at SAFRA Toa Payoh.