Pacific Rim Organized Fighting Championship with hold its 8th event in Taipei, Taiwan on August 4, 2013. A mix of Asian and Asia-based fighters from Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines will throw down in an atmosphere-heavy setting at the luxury Luxy nightclub.
Taiwan’s up and coming MMA scene gets a boost with several local and locally training fighters entering the competition. Most well-known are Jeff Huang who dropped his day job to go full-time and has since fought in PRO FC and RUFF, and Rocky Lee, Asian BJJ community phenom who decided to step things up a notch into MMA. A handful of Koreans return to the PRO FC cage, including veteran Seok Mo Kim of ROAD FC gym Team Force, and amateur stand-out Kim Sang Kuk from BJJ powerhouse team Dongsun Beksan.
Elsewhere on the card, URCC FW Champion, fan-favorite, and ultimate workhorse Will Chope takes on a fresh fighter in Yi Sak Kim, young MMA pro Kaiwhare Kara-France takes his 6th fight against Team Posse’s Ho Jun Kim, Legacy’s Ludakris Kristoffer Persson is Huang’s opponent, and well-travelled Gokhan Turkyilmaz will be Kim’s next nemesis.
PRO FC releases:
Fight #1: PRO FC8 will feature Daniel Gray (Tough MMA) vs. Tom Ni (Garcia Fight Team). Gray will be making his return to the cage to face off against the stand up artist Ni. Anticipate a high energy classic match of striker vs grappler, where NI will definitely look to keep things standing & Gray will most likely try to take things to the ground from the get go. This will definitely be an exciting match up to get things going for this PRO Fighting MMA showcase!!!!
Fight #5: PRO FC Veteran Will “The Kill” Chope will be back to battle it out against another Korean warrior, Yi Sak Kim. Will Chope has seen nearly 50 fights in the last 2 years alone, so he has definitely been keeping busy. Just recently, Chope was crowned the URCC Featherweight Champion!!!
Fight #6: PRO FC will feature an awesome match up between veteran fighter vs newcomer. 19 year-old Korean top prospect Dae Sung “The Crazy Dog” Park will look to make his PRO FC debut against a last minute replacement from Tiger Muay Thai, the 6-3 high octane New Zealand fighter, Matt Te Paa. Te Paa has faced off with the likes of UFC veteran Kyle Noke & took him to deep waters, fighting to a 3 round split decision loss earlier in his career. As Te Paa is sitting on a 4 fight win streak, the Korean Park will look to derail his opponent & take a step up the professional MMA ladder at PRO FC8 this Sunday!!!
Fight #7: Jeff “The Machine” Huang (1-1 pro record) is like the Clark Kent of Taiwanese MMA fighters!! A Finance guy turned Professional Fighting Machine is making his way back to the PRO FC cage on August 4th, after last year’s astounding 19 second ransacking of his Malaysian opposition. Set to face off with Jeff Huang is the wildly diverse fighter from Sweden, training under Ole Laursen at the famous Legacy Gym, Kristoffer Persson (1-2 pro record). It’s gut wrench time for these 2 bad boys as only one can walk away with their hand held high. Expect a fast paced, bomb-a-palooza, as both parties are guaranteed to be eatin’ leather or feet meat on Aug. 4th!!
Fight #8: Another intriguing fight on the card pits the PRO FC & Road FC veteran Seok Mo Kim versus the highly explosive Gokhan Turkyilmaz. Seok Mo Kim has 2 wins in PRO FC with only 1 loss. Turkyilmaz has a slightly better record. Both fighters have double digits in fight experience and possess a well-balanced ground game & stand up game. Kim has a slight height & reach advantage, while Turkyilmaz tends to push the action more. This match-up of the two 27 year-olds is sure to be a great showcase of MMA action!! This is one of those fights where it’s either going to be a highlight reel finish or one of those 3 round fight of the night types!!! Not to make any predictions, but whoever looks the sexiest at the end of the fight will probably be the winner!!!
Fight #9: Rocky Lee 李俊翰 one of Taiwan’s rising MMA stars looks to keep his undefeated win streak alive (2-0 pro record) in his 3rd professional MMA fight on August 4th. He is set to face off against [Kim Sang Kuk]. Both fighters possess a well-balanced fight game and are very athletic. Be on the look out for a crazy fireworks show when these two collide inside the octagon. This fight will come down to the fighter with the most heart & strongest warrior spirit!!
Pacific Rim Organized Fighting
August 4th, 2013
Luxy Contemporary Nightlife Complex
5pm Happy Hour/ 6pm Event Start Time
Current Fight Card:
1) Daniel Gray (USA–Tough MMA) vs. Tom Ni (Taiwan–Garcia Fight Team)
2) Zheng Ming Kui 鄭明奎 (Taiwan–Tough MMA) vs. Markus “Praetorian” Lewis (USA)
3) Ho Jun Kim (Korea–Team Posse) vs. Kai Kara-France (New Zealand–Tiger Muay Thai)
4) Eliot Corley (USA–Tough MMA) vs. Jong Hun Kim
5) Yi Sak Kim (Korea–Gumi MMA) vs. Will “The Kill” Chope (USA–Phuket Top Team)
6) Dae Sung Park (Korea–Team Posse) vs. Matt Te Paa
7) Kristoffer Persson (Sweden–Legacy Ubon) vs. Jeff “The Machine” Huang (Taiwan–Garcia Fight Team)
8) Seok Mo Kim (Korea–Team Force) vs. Gokhan “Pitbull” Turkyilmaz (Australia–Tiger Muay Thai)
9) Kim Sang Kuk (Korea) vs. Rocky Lee (Taiwan–TWBJJ/Garcia Fight Team)