There’s never a quiet week in Asian MMA with events having practically every single week. The next two upcoming weekends are going to be jammed packed with Asian MMA action.
Firstly, we’re going to see the return of Asia’s premier Mixed Martial Arts organization, ONE Fighting Championship making it’s debut in Indonesia on the 11th of February. This is going to be mixed martial art’s big return to the Indonesian scene and the event promises non-stop action with a mix of international and Asian fighters such as Bob Sapp, Rolles Gracie, Ole Laursen, URCC Champion Honorio Banario and CFC Australia Champion Gustavo Falciroli. The event’s main card will be streamed on pay per view at www.onefc.com and the prelim fights will be shown on Facebook live.
Also happening on the 11th of February, will be another of Asian MMA’s more established promotions, Legend FC from Hong Kong. The Legend card is stacked with homegrown fighters as well as fighters from Japan, Australia and the Philippines. Names such as Li Jingliang, Bae Myung Ho,Jumabieke Tuerxun, Matt Cain and Mark Striegl will be showcased on this card. There are 10 planned fights with both the main and co-main event being title fights for the welterweight and bantamweight championship respectively.
Just when you thought things should quieten down after this weekend, it just gets crazier with two MMA events being held in the Philippines by the two top promotions there. The first being Pacific Xtreme Combat which is the second most well know MMA company in the Philippines behind the URCC. Their event will be headlined by a title fight between veteran Jesse Taitano and Ale Cali (if he sounds familiar, it’s because we’ve featured him two weeks ago in an exclusive interview). Oh yeah and Mayhem Miller is going to be there too as a guest.
The PXC will be going head to head with the biggest MMA promotion in the Philippines, the URCC which will be having their URCC Baguio IV event in Baguio City (no sh*t Sherlock?) on the same day. The event will be headlined by a featherweight championship between Arnold Agapito and Ricardo Sapno. The URCC has also started the trend of bringing super fights to it’s provincial events such as this one to add more star power to the card. It’s been well received and it’s no surprised that this card is being see a super fight between Rey Docyogen and Rodel Orais.
So that’s the lowdown on what’s going to happen in the next 2 weeks. It’s exhausting just writing about it and we don’t know how you can catch everything. However, it’s going to mean only one thing for the fans. We win big time. So if you happen to be able to catch all those events, then more power to you. If you can’t catch them, keep an eye on this space and we’ll bring you the news on what went down.
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