Category Archives: WMMAA

Kyrgyzstan dominates competition, wins WMMAA team title at 2017 Asian Championships

Kyrgyzstan dominates competition, wins WMMAA team title at 2017 Asian Championships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kyrgyzstan dominates competition Wins WMMAA team title at 2017 Asian Championships More than 5000 fans attended the 2017 WMMAA Asian Championships in Osh, Kyrgyzstan MONTE CARLO, Monaco (May 29, 2017)- Host team Kyrgyzstan captured top team honors at the recent third annual World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) Asian Championships, recently held at Suyumbaev Stadium, Osh, Kyrgyzstan. The wonderful host city of Osh is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located in the Fergana Valley in the south of the country, often referred to as the “capital of the south”. It is the oldest city in the country, estimated to be more than 3000 years old, and it has served as the administrative center of Osh Region since 1939. The city has an ethnically mixed population of approximately 255,800, according to 2012...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT

XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT XIAOMI ROAD FC 039 ANNOUNCEMENT YOSHIKO REMATCHES CHUN SUN-YOO AT OPENWEIGHT   For immediate release, May 18, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that professional wrestler Yoshiko will rematch Chun Sun-Yoo at Xiaomi ROAD FC 039 in Seoul, Korea on June 10, 2017.       Yoshiko vs Chun Sun-Yoo II   Hirano Yoshiko (1-0, SEAdLINNNG), started her pro wrestling career at only 17 years of age and won numerous Championships. But when Yoshiko went “off script” and beat an opponent so badly that she needed career-ending surgery, it signaled that a change was inevitable. She turned her aggressive tendencies to MMA. Chun Sun-Yoo was her first opponent. Yoshiko ended up with a highlight reel KO over Chun, even though it wasn’t exactly a technical display to watch.   Chun Sun-Yoo (0-2, Team Fighter)...

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Largest MMA event in The Americas July 14-15 in Monterrey, Mexico

Largest MMA event in The Americas July 14-15 in Monterrey, Mexico FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Largest MMA event in The Americas July 14-15 in Monterrey, Mexico MONTE CARLO, Monaco (May 3, 2017)- The World MMA Association (WMMAA) has announced that its 2017 Pan-American Championships, the largest MMA event ever in The Americas, will be held this coming July 14-15 in Monterrey, Mexico. National teams from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Uruguay, Brazil, along with special guest Spain, are expected to compete in the 2017 Pan-American Championships. “Representing your country on the biggest continental competition of nations, it strikes you, your heart starts to race in anticipation of the grand journey into WMMAA history,” Pan-American Division president Tomas Yu said. The PAN-AM Board of Directors met again this past month during a collaboration with USA Boxing, during the latter’s 2017 Western Elite...

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History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships

History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE History in the making Team USA to compete for first time in 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships & World MMA Championships ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (April 25, 2017) – For Team USA to effectively prepare to compete in the 2017 WMMAA Pan-American Championships and World MMA Championships for the first time, WMMAA USA has announced its partnership with promoter RMN (Rocky Mountain Nationals Events) to host the USA National Open Tournament, June 17-18, in Denver, Colorado. Earning a position on USA Team is an extremely demanding process. Many athletes dedicate their entire lives to the task, putting their minds and bodies through an extraordinary amount of training for an opportunity to compete and represent their country. The best moments in WMMAA Championships history, regardless of the...

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Results from the Spanish Federation MMA Championships

Results from the Spanish Federation MMA Championships FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Results from the  Spanish Federation MMA Championships MONTE CARLO, Monaco (April 24, 2017) – The annual Spanish Federation MMA Championships, sanctioned by the World MMA Association (WMMAA), was recently held in Madrid, Spain. More than 80 fighters from all over Spain competed in 50 fights to determine the national champions in 10 different weight classes. Below find complete results from the annual Spanish MMA Federation:   SPANISH NATIONAL MMA CHAMPIONSHIPS – FINAL RESULTS FEMALE FLYWEIGHT DIVISION: -55 kg (121 lbs.) 1st – Valentina Melo (Canarias) 2nd – Cristina Marinez (Andalucia) FEMALE LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION: +60 (152 lbs.) 1st – Miriam Santana (Canarias) 2nd – Nicole Fisherman (Andalucia) JUNIOR BANTMWEIGHT DIVISION: – 57 kg (125 lbs.) 1st – Nacho Garcia (Valencia) 2nd. – Yuri Benavente (Castilla y Leon) BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION: -61 kg (135 lbs.) 1st – Oscar Suarez...

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COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA

COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA COMBATE AMERICAS COMPLETES STACKED, 10-BOUT FIGHT CARD FOR TUCSON, ARIZONA LIVE ON AZTECA AMERICA AND ESPN LATIN AMERICA ON THURSDAY, APRIL 20 Undefeated welterweights Daniel Rodriguez and Joel Champion face off Unbeaten Alesha Zappitella faces Stephanie Alba  in women’s atomweight matchup Tickets for “Combate 13” on sale now NEW YORK – April 6, 2017 – Combate Americas announced today the completion of a stacked, 10-fight lineup for its “Combate 13” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. on Thursday, April 20, live on Azteca America and ESPN Latin America (10 p.m. ET). Among the matchups added to finalize the card are a welterweight (170 pounds) showdown between a pair of undefeated, rising stars in Daniel Rodriguez (3-0) and Joel Champion (4-0), neither of whom have been taken the distance of...

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WMMAA Pan-American Division welcomes new member Ecuador

WMMAA Pan-American Division welcomes new member Ecuador For Immediate Release WMMAA Pan-American Division Welcomes new member Ecuador MONTE CARLO, Monaco (March 14, 2017) – The Pan-American Division of the World MMA Championships (WMMAA) has formally announced the recent addition of Ecuador as its newest member. “We continue to grow with every new country take forward the MMA movement as well as recognition of MMA as a sport,” said Tomas Yu, President of the WMMA Pan-American Division. “I have long been an advocate of MMA as a sport.  Watching this great group of pioneers put up a great fight that takes is back to the basics and to what Martial Arts truly represents:  loyalty, honor, and family.” Yu appointed Gorky E. Rodriguez as President of WMMAA Ecuador.  Hector Molina, Director of the Regulatory Committee for the WMMAA Pan-American Division, will work closely with Rodriguez during the...

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King of the Cage Signs Fourteen Women Fighters to Exclusive Contracts

King of the Cage Signs Fourteen Women Fighters to Exclusive Contracts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE King of the Cage Signs Fourteen Women Fighters to Exclusive Contracts RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA. (March 7, 2017) – King of the Cage has announced the signing of fourteen women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) athletes to exclusive, multi-fight contracts. These athletes are from the Atomweight (105 lbs.) and Strawweight (115 lbs.) divisions and represent the next chapter in the history of Women’s MMA. KOTC will cut each division off at eight total. Since the inception in 1998, KOTC has maintained its goal of not only showcasing current stars of women’s MMA, but also building the stars of the future. Numerous women athletes have made their professional debuts fighting for King of the Cage including Ronda Rousey, Danielle Taylor, Michelle Waterson and Rose Namajunas. “When choosing these competitors, we were not only looking for the...

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Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league

Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league Women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league For immediate release:   March 7, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship is proud to announce that women’s MMA pioneer Megumi Fujii supports ROAD FC XX, South Korea’s first all-female MMA league. ROAD FC XX takes place this coming Saturday, March 11, in Seoul, South Korea on Xiaomi ROAD FC 037.   “Mega Megu” Megumi Fujii (26-3 retired, AACC) is one of the greatest female MMA fighters on the planet. There was a strong community of women in Japan’s early MMA scene, but Fujii distinguished herself both at home and abroad against Japanese and foreigners alike.   In her first 22 fights, Fujii went undefeated in Shooto, Smackgirl, BodogFight, Jewels, and Bellator. In those fights, she...

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JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER

JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER   Julia Budd (10-2) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of round four   Quotes: “I have dreamt about this moment forever. When I was 21 and first started kickboxing, I dreamt about being a champion and I didn’t make it, I lost.” Budd said. “So, this is my dream come true. The moment I signed with Bellator, I saw all the champions up there on the banners and I said to myself that i want to be up there with them some day. Now it feels like everything has come together.” “Theres only one message that I want to give out to all the fighters out there and that’s please listen to your...

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