Warriors Charity Fight @ Gurney Paragon, 31st Jul 2016
Warriors for Charity (WFC) rocking up the North with Live Mixed Martial Arts at Gurney Paragon Mall, Georgetown Penang
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31st July 2016, Georgetown – WARRIORS (WFC) a Penang based sports organization just concluded Warriors for Charity; a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournament that was held on the 31st July 2016 Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. The tournament has shaken the venue’s 8000-odd mall-goers and sport enthusiasts as they witnessed the live MMA actions that day. The event which opens to the public has also sold some banquet tables at the venue for its VIPs. Where some of the proceeds went to the St. Joseph Orphanage and Children Protection Society. The charity event managed to raise RM15,000 each for St. Joseph Orphange and Children Protection Society, paying out a total of RM30,000 that day.
Warriors For Charity featured the 4-men Grand Prix in 2 separate divisions as the launch of Warriors Fighting Championship MMA ranking system. The event also featured a Professional MMA bout between a Brazilian Black Belt in the art of Brazilian Jiujitsu (BJJ) and a Filipino MMA practitioner. Kickboxing and other Amateur MMA bouts were also added to the mix to help build the ranking system.
Official Fight Results
Amateur MMA Flyweight – Grand Prix (under 56.7 kg)
- Match 1
Hussain Jan Turi (Pakistan) vs Murugan Silvarajoo (MY) – Unanimous Decision Rd3 3:00
- Match 2
Calsen Choong (MY) vs Akezhan Amangeldin (Kazakhstan) – Rear Naked Choke (RNC) Rd3 2:49
- GP Final Match Champion
Hussain Jan Turi (Pakistan) vs Calsen Choong (MY)
Hussain and Choong were supposed to compete for the championship title of the Amateur MMA Flyweigh when Choong was ruled unfit to continue to the second round due to a cut from the initial match.
Amateur MMA Featherweight – Grand Prix (under 65.8 kg)
- Match 1
Loc Tranquang (Vietnam) vs Shareh Nasrullah (Malaysia) – KO Rd1 1:32
- Match 2
Farid Arif (MY) vs Nursultan Amangeldiev (Kazakhstan) – Unanimous Decision Rd3
- GP Final Match Champion
Loc Tranquang (Vietnam) vs Farid Arif (MY) – Guillotine Choke Rd1 2:25
Amateur Catchweight MMA
Nik Alfam (Malaysia) vs Eddy See (MY) – RNC Rd2 0:22
Nik Alfam was originally in the Grand Prix Amateur Flyweight tournament, he was moved into the catchweight match due to him unable to make the weight for the Flyweight category.
Amateur MMA Featherweight (66 kg)
- Shaik Muhd Afiq (K-One MMA Academy) VS Fadilah Abdul Rahim (PM Fight Club) – RNC Rd1 1:10
Professional MMA Welterweight (under 77.1 kg)
- Marlon Santos Souza (Brazil) VS Arben “Bigbang” Escayo (Philippines) – TKO Rd1 0:41
Amateur Kickboxing (66 kg)
- Mervien Raj (Saiprawat Gym) VS Abd Nur Fateh (Tactical Gym) – TKO Rd5 1:38
Amateur Kickboxing (68 kg)
- Jordan Chin (Tactical gym) VS Samueal Durairaj (Meekhong MuayThai) – Unanimous Decision Rd5 3:00
Amateur Kickboxing (73 kg)
- Wei Ko (Tactical Gym) VS Alif Mokhtar (Lekir MMA) – TKO Rd1 0:44
Amateur MMA Heavyweight (120 kg)
- Shafiq Marican (Positive Gym) VS Azreel Izzat (Lekir MMA) – Unanimous Decision Rd3 3:00
WFC’s President and CEO Dominic Dorall, addressed that “to improve on the quality of the show and athletes, a ranking system is created where the records of the amateurs and professional fighters are consolidated to determine the class divisions they are in”. WFC has introduced 4 separate divisions:
|Criteria for each division|
|Top-tier professional MMA athletes in the running for WFC MMA Championship Title|
|Professional debut and new professional MMA athletes|
|Top 15 amateur athletes with more than 10 fight experience and in the running for WFC Amateur Championship Title|
|Amateur athletes with more than 5 fights experience|
|Debuts to amateur athletes with less than 5 fights experience|
He added that “WFC will bear the cost for every fighter to undergo a mandatory blood test before joining its full contact sports events, the promotion is regulating a fighters’ license that will ensure the safety of all fighters and promotions”.
This event on the 31st July 2016, witnessed WFC Founder & President Dominic Dorall together with the board of directors signing the partnership of WARRIORS and Reebok Malaysia (under RSH (M) Sdn. Bhd.) to activate Reebok related events in Malaysia.
Reebok currently is active in partnership with CrossFit, Les Mills, UFC (MMA), Spartan Race (Obstacle Race), Ragnar Relay.
WFC also signed a MOU with UiTM to further explore and develop future events as partners and for UiTM to further discuss venue provision for WFC events in the near future.
Ultimately, for MMA alone, WFC will be working towards holding two events a month: One in Penang and one in Klang Valley in the months to come.
For more information about WFC’s events and partnership enquiries, please visit www.facebook.com/WarriorFCAsia. Warriors FC is also open to receiving MMA athletes from around the region to be part of our future events.
Warriors FC Sdn Bhd is a Penang based events team that dedicated itself to all fitness and health related event. Established in the year 2015, Warriors has done several MMA events in Penang. The company is striving to do more athletes and youth development programs in the future including exploring other alternative sports like Crossfit and Fitness Challenge.
Press Contact :
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For posters, press release, photos and fight cards, please download them from: http://bit.ly/WFCharity
IMG Warriors 1 : Group photo of Plague signing ceremony in the cage
Image 1 : From L to R : Ringo Coldenhoff (Athelete Relations, Warriors FC), Hendrick Huang (VP of Sales & Ent, Warriors FC), Dato Syed Mohd Aidid (Chairman, Master Pack Berhad), Ms Ch’ng Soo Yeian (Chairman, Warriors FC), Dato’ David Ooi (MD, Warriors FC), YDH. CP Dato’ Abdul Ghafar Rajab (Commisioner of Police), YDH. ACP Mior Faridalatrash Wahab, Dato’ Idruz, Prof. Dr. Nasrudin Mohamed (Rektor, UitM), YB NG Wei Aik (MP Tanjung), YB Zairil Khir Johari (MP Bkt Bendera), Khor Siang Gin (Hunza Group MD), Andy Gan (Regional Manager, RSH (M) Sdn Bhd & Reebok Malaysia) & Roland Wong (VP of Operations, Warriors FC)
IMG Warriors 3 : Mock Cheque was presented to the representative of the Children Protection Society Malaysia. Each Charity body receives RM15,000 respectively.
IMG Warriors 4 : All the smiles, The GP Final Match Featherweight (<68.5kg) Champion Loc Tranquang from Vietnam together with (R – L) Heath Sims Evolve SG head coach, Dominic Dorall, WFC and Ringo Coldenhoff, WFC.
IMG Warriors 7 : The GP Final Match Featherweight (<68.5kg) in action Loc Tranquang from Vietnam (on the right) vs Farid Arif from MY
IMG Warriors 8 : Match2 of the GP Amateur MMA Flyweight (<56.7 kg) Calsen Choong from MY on the mount with Akezhan Amangeldin (Kazakhstan), Calson won the round via Rear Naked Choke (RNC) at Rd3 2:49
IMG Warriors 10 : Mock Cheque was presented to the representative of the St Joseph Orphanage Malaysia. Each Charity body receives RM15,000 respectively.