Category Archives: Asian MMA News

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million.

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million. ONE CHAMPIONSHIP RAISES SERIES C INVESTMENT  LED BY SEQUOIA INDIA AND MISSION HOLDINGS Total Capital Raised Now At US$100,000,000  20 July 2017 – Singapore: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), announced today that it has secured a significant equity investment led by Sequoia India (Sequoia) and Mission Holdings, bringing its total capital raised to US$100 million. New and existing investors also participated in this investment round. This equity investment will further solidify ONE’s dominant market leadership position in the sports media industry in Asia and accelerate its global growth. Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “I am thrilled to announce this partnership with Sequoia. Our mission is to unleash superheroes across Asia to ignite inspiration, hope, strength, and dreams across all segments of society. As one of the...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 results and photos: 8 advance in $1 Million Tournament, Mighty Mo remains the king XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 OFFICIAL RESULTS MIGHTY MO REMAINS OPENWEIGHT CHAMPION 8 $1 MILLION TOURNAMENT FIGHTERS ADVANCE   For immediate release, July 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 from Saturday, July 15th. Mighty Mo keeps his title belt ROAD FC Openweight Champion Mighty Mo made his second title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, and gave the fans the nail biting action they wanted. Kang did his best to initiate clashes, but equally his best to run away from them, earning Blue Cards in the process. In the second round, Mo finally smashed Kang to the ground and rained down punches for the referee stoppage. $1 Million Tournament Opening Round Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu and Sasaki Shinji came out of their corners cautiously, throwing...

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XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS

XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES AND PHOTOS     For immediate release, July 15, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents the comments from the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament fighters from the press conference for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 which was streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14, 2017.   For the full transcription (which is quite entertaining) please read the entire version on the ROAD FC website here.   Sasaki Shinji   “First, to Kwon A-Sol, congratulations on your marriage. I will only think about the match with Khuukhenkhuu rather than thinking about winning the tournament. I’ll show you everything in the fight tomorrow.”   Khuukhenkhuu Amartuvshin   “I think this is a great opportunity, the greatest opportunity in my whole life.”   Tom Santos   “The last time I fought Nam Yui-Chul,...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 Official Weigh Ins results for the $1 Million Tournament opening round

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 Official Weigh Ins results for the $1 Million Tournament opening round XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 WEIGH INS OFFICIAL RESULTS AND PHOTOS   For immediate release, July 14, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces the official weigh ins results for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 which was streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14, 2017.   Mighty Mo tipped the scales at 129.9kg in his ROAD FC Openweight title defense against Kang Dong-Kuk, who came in at 107.6kg.  All but two fighters in the opening round of the $1 Million Lightweight Tournament made weight on the first attempt. Leo Kuntz came in at 600g over the allowance, and Kim Chang-Hyun at 900g over the allowance. All fights will take place. Penalties will be updated after the final weigh in period has ended.   A press conference for the opening round...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 weigh ins and $1 Million Tournament press conference live stream

Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 weigh ins and $1 Million Tournament press conference live stream XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 ANNOUNCEMENT XIAOMI ROAD FC 040 WEIGH INS TO BE LIVE STREAMED   For immediate release, July 13, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces that the weigh ins and press conference for Xiaomi ROAD FC 040 will be streamed live on YouTube on Friday, July 14th at 13:00KST.   The press conference for the opening round of the ROAD FC 16-man $1 Million Lightweight Tournament will be held immediately following the weigh ins. The following fighters will be answering questions from the media:   Shinji Sasaki, Japan Amartuvshin Khuukhenkhuu, Mongolia Tom Santos, Brazil Yui-Chul Nam, Korea Ronys Torres, Brazil Elnur Agaev, Russia Shimoishi City, Japan Park Dae-Sung, Korea Nandin-Erdene, Mongolia Toninho Furia, Brazil Kim Chang-Hyun, Korea Mansour Barnaoui, Tunisia Included Zwoorov, Russia Leo Kuntz, USA Red Romero, Philippines Baoyincang, China  ...

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ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS FOR KUALA LUMPUR ON 18 AUGUST

ONE CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS FOR KUALA LUMPUR ON 18 AUGUST ONE FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION MARAT GAFUROV DEFENDS TITLE AGAINST MARTIN NGUYEN   10 July 2017 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced another blockbuster evening of authentic martial arts action. ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is set to return to the iconic Stadium Negara on 18 August for another spectacular showcase of Asia’s top martial arts talent. In the main event, undefeated ONE Featherweight World Champion Marat “Cobra” Gafurov of Russia puts his world title on the line against top contender Martin “The Situ-Asian” Nguyen of Australia. Ticket information for ONE: QUEST FOR GREATNESS is available at www.onefc.com Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, stated: “It is always an exciting time in Kuala Lumpur whenever our world-class athletes climb atop Asia’s...

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FITE TV to stream Rizin Fighting Federation World-Grand Prix 2017 action

FITE TV to stream Rizin Fighting Federation World-Grand Prix 2017 action RIZIN FIGHTING FEDERATION WORLD GRAND-PRIX 2017 July 30, 2017 * Saitama Super Arena * Saitama City, Saitama, Japan STREAMING LIVE ON FITE TV 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT (Saturday, July 29) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FITE TV to stream Rizin Fighting Federation World-Grand Prix 2017 action July 30, LIVE from Japan NEW YORK CITY (July 6, 2017) – FITE TV has announced it will stream Rizin Fighting Federation World Grand-Prix 2017 action Sunday, July 30, starting at 1 a.m. ET / 10 p.m. PT (Saturday, July 29), live from Saitama Super Arena in Japan. FITE TV is a Combat Sports Network that features MMA, boxing and wrestling programming. FITE gives viewers the choice to watch the program on line at www.FITE.tv/v/2kfjw, on their mobile device or their WIFI connected television using the FITE...

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Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 update: Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov, “Crying Fist” Jang vs Park 2

Xiaomi ROAD FC 041 update: Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov, “Crying Fist” Jang vs Park 2 XIAOMI ROAD FC 041 ANNOUNCEMENT TWO MORE MATCHES ANNOUNCED   For immediate release, July 5, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship announces two more matches for Xiaomi ROAD FC 041on August 12, 2017 in Wonju, South Korea at the Wonju Gymnasium.   Park Jung-Kyo vs Kurban Radzhabov:  Since the very beginning of ROAD FC, “Special Force” Park Jung-Kyo (6-8, Black Bear Gym) has been one of the most anticipated fighters to watch. His power, grit, heart and toughness have delivered action – win or lose – like no other. It doesn’t matter if e is paired with grapplers or strikers, Park gets in the cage and goes forward like the Special Forces agent he is.   Kurban Radzhabov (4-2, MFP) is a 21-year old Russian nicknamed “Predator”, and after seeing him fight,...

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ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED AT ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS IN SURABAYA, INDONESIA

ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED AT ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS IN SURABAYA, INDONESIA ADDITIONAL BOUTS CONFIRMED AT ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS IN SURABAYA, INDONESIA 05 July 2017 – Surabaya, Indonesia: The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced additional bouts for ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS. The inaugural event in Surabaya is set to take place on 29 July, at the GOR Kertajaya Arena. In the main event, reigning champion Kairat Akhmetov will face interim titleholder Adriano Moraes to crown the undisputed ONE Flyweight World Champion. Ticket information for ONE: CONQUEST OF KINGS is available at www.onefc.com An unbeaten flyweight contender from the famed Team Lakay, Danny “The King” Kingad is a professional martial artist with a perfect five-win record. A true warrior from the mountains of the Cordilleras and one of the top prospects to come out of Baguio City, Philippines, Kingad...

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ROAD official statement on dismissal of Song Ga-Yeon’s criminal lawsuit

ROAD official statement on dismissal of Song Ga-Yeon’s criminal lawsuit ROAD’S OFFICIAL STATEMENT ON THE DISMISSAL  OF SONG GA-YEON’S CRIMINAL SUIT AGAINST CEO JUNG MUN-HONG   For immediate release, July 4, 2017 – ROAD Fighting Championship presents the official statement of the company on the dismissal of the criminal lawsuit filed by competitor Song Ga-Yeon against CEO Jung Mun-Hong.   In 2016, Song Ga-Yeon, a Mixed Martial Arts competitor contracted to ROAD Fighting Championship, filed a criminal lawsuit against ROAD CEO Jung Mun-Hong in South Korea alleging threat, insult and defamation. On June 28, 2017, the Korean Prosecution Service handed down it’s final decision to dismiss the suit and will take no action against CEO Jung due to lack of evidence and no suspicion of any such criminal activity.   The Court’s decision to dismiss is highly satisfactory for ROAD and CEO Jung, having maintained that no injustices were...

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