Friday Fight Facts #8




W - MMA in Asia: A DREAM Come True, Part 1: "Genki Desu Ka! Fight for Japan"
On New Years Eve, i was a fortunate guest of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts' founderYodchatri Sityodtong at Dream Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011. this is Part 1 of my experience.

W - MMA in Asia: Shinya Aoki: "One Dream - to Evolve" 
after a recap of his recent title defence at the Dream Fight For Japan: Genki Desu Ka Omisoka 2011 New Years Eve event, Shinya Aoki discusses what it was like to fight his friend, clarifies some past comments from previous interviews, and shares his excitement about his future with the fight team at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts. his coaches Yodchatri Sityodtong, Orono Vpp Evolve, and Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn also share comments.

W - LOOKING FOR FIGHTERS: Taiwan. from Will TheKill Chope:
"Fighter Call Out, Looking For Fighters In Taiwan Interested In Fighting On A Pro MMA Card In Taichung At The End of March. There Will Be 6 Pro Fights And A Couple Amateur Fights As Well If Interested And Would Like To Be Involved Please Message Me For Details."

W - just announced: "Gods Fighting Championship", founded by Mark Striegl, Frank Striegl, Will TheKill Chope and Ron Rezek.
The first card will take place in Taichung, Taiwan at the end of March, 2012. confirmed on the card are French fighter Florien Garel and Taiwan's own Rocky Lee. amateur bouts will also be included to assist in The development of MMA.  The second card to be announced will take place in the Philippines.
A Facebook page will be launched this afternoon. stay tuned!

W - ‎BJJ Asia Photo contest finalists!

via Luke Chaya just announced that the 5 finalists in the photo contest are up at! GO VOTE! PHOTO CONTEST: TOP 5 FINALISTS!!!

W - DARE 1/2012 - FIGHT THE FLOODS, 1/7/12
MMA in Asia did a PBP of the DARE 1/12 event, "Fight The Floods"

Via The Fight Nation:

DARE 1/12 – Results  We at TFN would love to sit down, have a nice warm cup of Thai milk tea and write a detailed recap of all the matches that went down at DARE 1/12. However, at this very moment, we cannot do that simply because we’re too amped up by the great fights, the INSANE atmosphere and by the crazy amount of ...
The Fight Nation has full results from Dare Championship (on one page for those who seek instant gratification).

The Fight Nation recaps the on-the-ground atmosphere of Dare Championship1/12 and excellent fight breakdowns:  DARE 1/12 – Kicking Some Serious A$# in Bangkok
The Fight Nation wants to make it very clear, we’ve been at DARE Championships since their first event and now, 3 events later and we still think that DARE rocks. A combination of a Mixed Martial Art’s event, a rock concert, a Jean Claude Van Damme movie and just an awesome party, DARE seems to have...

from Luke Chaya:  MMAinASIA is on top of the game. Updates posted as I am taking photos of the event. Here is the album from last Saturday and DARE 1/12. DARE 1/12: PICS + SHORT RECAP

GBR already has posted today's Shooto Finals results with AMAZING photos. GBR - 試合結果 - 【修斗】ガイvs美木はドロー!扇久保が初防衛、上田が堀口に判定勝利

Gong Kakutogi is updating today's first SHooto of 2010 on twitter:

 it seems like every ranked JMMA fighter is there! twitter is blowing up.

after his final fight in Shooto, on his way to Bellator, here's what champion Masakatsu Ueda had to say:
‎"Thank you very much. He was very strong. I thought I lost this fight. But I am so thrilled (about fans' reaction tonight). Thank you very much. In America, I would like to show what I have cultivated and developed in Shooto. Thank you so much for the cheers you all gave me in this ring. Today is going to be my last day here in Shooto's ring. Thank you very much." This is what SP fighter 上田将勝 said after defeating Kyoji Horiguchi from KRAZY BEE just about 9 hours ago in Shooto show後楽園ホール in Tokyo. Yes he is ready for Bellator tournament!

W - Eddie Alvarez is skipping the Bellator tourney this year in favor of a rematch with Shinya Aoki!

‎W - Satoshi Ishii wants a comeback win against Ricardo Arona in Brazil in March:

Christopher B Vote provides translation:  Following a first round TKO defeat to Fedor on New Years Eve, Satoshi Ishii (25) is looking ahead to a Spring comeback fight in Brazil. On the 11th, he returned to his training base in Los Angeles. For his next fight, he looks to challenge 2005 Pride Middleweight Grand Prix runner-up Ricardo Arona in Sao Paulo. The Fedor fight marked his second loss, however regarding the loss Ishii had this to say. "To take the punches of a top heavyweight was a tremendous learning experience. It was a good experience and I was glad to have that fight. I am hungry to fight again and want to win. The bitterness of defeat disappears with the next fight."

‎W - Eduard Landslide Folayang, a veteran of almost every big promotion in Asia, is one of our brightest stars. James Goyder's recent interview with the UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) champion presents a look at his plans for 2012,
Eduard Folayang: “I believe that I will be busy this 2012.”

W - MMA Planet names Eduard Landslide Folayang as the #5 of top new talent in the world!  【Award】ニュータレント部門5位エドゥアウド・フォラヤン - MMAPLANET は、海外MMA(総合格闘技)、UFC、TUF、WEC、Strikeforce、Challengers、BellatorFCなどの海外総合格闘技の大会情報をお届けするサイトです。

W - MMA Planet names #5 best bout of the year: Legend Fighting Championship 6 Title Defence: Adrian Pang versus Narantungalag Jadamba, right behind #4 Machida vs Jones!  【Award】ベストバウト部門5位:ナラントンガラグ×パン - MMAPLANET は、海外MMA(総合格闘技)、UFC、TUF、WEC、Strikeforce、Challengers、BellatorFCなどの海外総合格闘技の大会情報をお届けするサイトです。

W - Team Posse Gangnam Video.

Korean dramas are usually full of angst, romantic songs, and people hitting each other. so is this one. Daum tv팟 - 2009년에 제가 만든 팀파시 소개 영상입니다^^ 옛 추억들이 가득한 영상이네요... - 동영상
최신 인기 동영상은 Daum tv팟에서!!!

W - Bellator for Jj Ambrose of Tiger Muay Thai & MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand Congratulations for making the Bellator LW tournament!

JJ Ambrose: Fate rarely calls us at a time of our choosing – Team Tiger Muay Thai  For those of your friends/family/fans/Haters who have been following my progress since moving to Phuket to train at Tiger, thank you for coming along for the ride because we’ve been called up to do big things. It’s a lot of pressure going into this tournament..

W - JMMA goes to  Bellator USA! Shooto Finals champion Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi Nakamura signed to Bellator.

Team HALEO UFC / Pride / K-1 Fighters
Congratulations to TEAM HALEO's Masakatsu Ueda who just defeated another tough UFC prospect, Kyoji Horiuchi. You can watch Masakatsu and another Team HALEO member, Hiroshi Nakamura on this season's Bellator. First fights tentatively scheduled for March! Let's go Team!  Japan's best fighters are part of Team BodyPlus / HALEO  By: David Halton

SUCKERPUNCH ENTERTAINMENT's Hiroshi Nakamura and Masakatsu Ueda go to Bellator!   Four bantamweight fighters in Bellator! The champion Zach Makovsky, Ed West and Hiroshi Nakamura and Masakatsu Ueda in Orlando, Florida!  フロリダ州のオーランドにて、ベラトールのバンタム級ファイターたちです!
By: Shu Hirata

W - Fighter update via The Fight NationKnow This Fighter – Rodrigo “Ximbica” Ribeiro

There are fighters who look like normal guys you meet down the street, then there are fighters who look like they’re fighters and then there are the fighters who look like they could literally kill you. Rodrigo “Ximbica” Ribeiro is a fighter who looks like he can kill you.

W - Masanori Kanehara back to Japan for HEAT.  last November, we reported that Masanori Kanehara was the main event on California-based Xplosion Fight. he won via RNC at the end of the third. Nightmare Of Battle breaks that he'll be back in Japan to fight in HEAT 22:  HEAT 22! Masanori Kanehara's 2012 Campaign Begins  Former Sengoku Featherweight champion Masanori Kanehara will return to MMA on April 8th at the HEAT 22 cage event.

W - URCC update via The Fight Nation:  which fighters do the fighters like?

The Pros from URCC Call UFC 142  Yes they are warriors themselves but at the end of the day, the stars of the URCC are also fans of Mixed Martial Arts (really dangerous and scary fans if we might add). With UFC 142 (aka UFC Rio) happening this weekend at the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, the stars of the URCC took time off ...

W - URCC CEBU 7, Tonight, 1/14/12

UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) full fight card for Cebu announced:
Eduard Landslide FolayangTeam Lakay vs Wadson "Knockout" Teixeira, LegacyUbon Mma
Victor Torre defends against Geronimo Etac
Rex De Lara defends against Carry "the prince" Bullos
Alde "the Pit bull" De Zosa vs Arven Baldilovar
Von"the spawn" Donaire vs Romely Alaba
Arnel"the shooter" Ylanan vs Richie "akiyama" Rusauro
Jimmy "the silencer" Yabo vs Urtych "the tank" Allarin
Jan Selaryo vs Allan "the gameplan" Attup
Renan "the flash" Noble Franca vs Jonathan "the spartan" Sumagat
Richie Redman vs Alcer Lezada

Eduard Landslide Folayang makes weight for UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) Cebu 7. Bakbakan Na!

Eduard Landslide Folayang and Wadson Nocaute Teixiera face off for UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC):

UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC)  Asian MMA - URCC Cebu 7 Weigh-In Results: Wadson Teixeira 2 Lbs. Over On Bout Against Eduard Folayang: Anton Tabuena of provides the complete and official weigh in results for URCC Cebu 7 which will be headlined by Eduard Folayang and Wadson Teixeira

Due to technical issues, the UNIVERSAL REALITY COMBAT CHAMPIONSHIP (URCC) has confirmed that they will NOT be live streaming from Venue tonight. Antony Tabuena of The Bloody Elbow will be posting quick recaps and results as able.

W - Fedor coming to South Korea during the Sambo competitions!

Fedor to hold Sambo Master Classes in South Korea |
Fedor will hold a series of master classes in South Korea from January 15 to 17. Fedor Emelianenko and Vadim Finkelstein will be in South Korea as the guests

W - Japan HEAT HW Champ Cristiano Kaminishi is in Hong Kong and Thailand during the month of January giving seminars
Brasileiros fazem sucesso nos ringues do Japã
Jornal da Record - 25.03.2011 - Na última reportagem da série Brasil no Ringue, veja que no Japão, brasileiros mostram que não são apenas mão de obra barata....

don't miss this!!! the Japan HEAT HW Champion Cristiano Kaminishi!!! (and a really nice guy, too)

Cristiano Kaminishi BJJ and MMA Seminar Phuket Top Team - MMA Training Camp, Phuket, Thailand on Saturday JAN 21st .

Road Fc Young Guns/undercard + changes announced for February 5th:
Lee SangSu vs Kim EunSu
김석모 Kim SeokMo vs Delvonte Gathright
Lee Hyung Sook vs Jin TaeHo
So JaeHyoon vs Kwak MyungSik
Park KwangSu vs Kim DaeHwan
Moon Jae Hoon vs Jung JinSeok
Andrew Leone has also confirmed fighting in the opening round of the Bantamweight Tournament.

here's the card - in Korean only:

공지사항 - ROAD FC 006. Young guns 2 최종 대진 발표
한국 종합격투기 역사를 새로 쓰고 있는 로드 FC의 이번 대회인 ROAD FC.006 FINAL4와 Young Guns 2는,

W - LEGEND FC 7, 2/11/12
Congratulations to Agustin Delarmino for signing with Legend Fighting Championship
> Fighter Signing: Agustin Delarmino, Jr. (Philippines) Standout Filipino flyweight prospect Agustin Delarmino, Jr., steps up to 61 kilograms to join Legend’s bantamweight roster.

confirmed for Legend Fighting Championship 7: Ming-Yen Sung versus Agustin Delarmino  Legend Fighting Championship > Events > Legend Fighting Championship 7


Change of opponents: Jessie Rafols will now face Irshaad Sayed.  Jessie Rafols talks upcoming bout at February ONE FC event : Five Ounces of Pain  Bantamweight Jessie Rafols holds a 6-2 professional record and is popular in the Philippines for his non-stop, fan-friendly style of fighting. He is one of the most aggressive fighters in the history of the URCC and will be getting his chance to shine on the international stage for the first time at...

ONE Fighting Championship news coverage in Indonesia, check out head honchoVictor Cui ready for the KO! Wall PhotosCek & Ricek's coverage on One FC.  By: MMAddict Indonesia

ONE Fighting Championship has announced that exclusive broadcast rights have just been signed to MNC's Global TV of Indonesia.

ONE Fighting Championship gets some press in the Jakarta Post:  City to host One Fighting Championship | The Jakarta Post  Indonesia will stage an Asian mixed martial arts showdown next month, with world champion Ole Laursen scheduled to fight against European champion ...

W - Greg Jackson MMA seminar at Evolve Singapore February 12th.

Evolve Fight Team Seminar | MMA Events
The Evolve Fight Team, Asia's most decorated professional fight team, will be giving a special MMA seminar. It will cover real life techniques and strategy used by the members of the Evolve

W - Ben Liu  confirms Carlos Newton is giving seminar in Singapore on February 18th:

Updates in
Hey Guys, It's good to be back after so long, taking some time out from training just to go for that long holiday was really worth it. Getting back to Singapore there are some big

W - PXC 29, 2/18/12

Pacific Xtreme Combat poster for the next event in the Philippines, February 18th.

via MMA Orient: Ale Cali Vs. Jesse Taitano to headline PXC 29 in Manila According to, Featherweight fighter Jesse ‘The Spider’ Taitano and welterweight fighter Ryan Bigler will headline PXC 29 on Feb. 18 in Manila, Philippines.

W - DEEP IMPACT 57, 2/18/12

DEEP 57 Impact card complete for February 18:
Lightweight Title: Mizuto Hirota (廣田瑞人) defends against Seichi Ikemoto
Bantamweight Title: Takafumi Otsuka def against Yoshiro Maeda
Vacant Featherweight Title: Kazunori Yokota versus Doo Ho Choi
Amanda Lucas versus 堀田祐美子
Daiki “DJ.taiki” Hata versus @中村優作 中村優作 Yusaku Nakamura
昇侍 Shoji versus 長倉立尚 Tatsunao Nagakura
戸井田カツヤ Katsuya Toida versus 釜谷真 Makoto Kamaya
誠悟 Seigo Wakaarashi versus 藤沼弘秀 Fushimi Hirohide
小林聖人 Kobayashi Masato versus 中村龍之 Nakamura
Megaton match 羅頭魔勢 versus 野地竜太
57IMPACT TDCホール大会 追加対戦カード - DEEP2001

W - Kazuo Misaki versus Paul Daley for Strikeforce Barnett vs Cormier on March 3:

Tapology already has it confirmed: 
Paul Daley vs. Kazuo Misaki, Strikeforce |
‎| Paul Daley vs Kazuo Misaki fight video, highlights, interviews, Twitter update

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