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Wesley De Souza has always been one of those guys who's always loved fighting. A former pro wrestling fan, Wesley began his love with Mixed Martial Arts only 4 years ago and has never looked back since. He's also a self professed fitness addict and an avid practitioner in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as well. If he's not busy with his day job as a logistics executive, he's busy writing articles for www.thefightnation.com, a website focused on MMA in Asia. Oh yeah, and he's got an obsession with Arianny Celeste. He thinks she's uber hot.

Five minutes with the Godfather of Pakistani MMA, Bashir Ahmad

A few weeks ago, we did a spotlight on the growing MMA scene in Pakistan, especially with the inception of Mixed Martial Arts Pakistan and PAKMMA. While the scene is made up of some young and hungry fighters over there, no one can deny that MMA in Pakistan has flourished because of one man. That man of course, is the Godfather of Pakistani MMA, Mr. Bashir Ahmad. Read More »

Anyone game for some good old Muay Thai in a cage?

CAGED-MUAY-THAI

Muay Thai legend John Wayne Parr, who is a multiple time muay thai world champion and former contestant of the original Challenger, has started his own muay thai promotion called the Caged Muay Thai series in his homeland of Australia. The promotion is a hybrid of muay thai and MMA in the sense that rules adopted are standard muay thai rules but fighters will be fighting in a cage and with four ounce gloves. Read More »

‘ONE FC: Rise of Kings’ heads back to Singapore in October

We're approximately six weeks away from ONE FC's biggest event, Pride of a Nation, which will be making history in the Philippines. While you get psyched up for that event which will feature some of the best mixed martial artists in Asia and the world, including Shinya Aoki, Bibiano Fernandes, Eric "The Natural" Kelly, Gustavo Falciroli, and five URCC Champions. Read More »

Jens Pulver vs. Eric Kelly, Andrei Arlovski vs. Soa Palelei set for ‘ONE FC: Pride of a Nation’

Andrei Arlovski

We are just seven weeks away from "ONE FC: Pride of a Nation". Last week was a pretty interesting week for the event with reports that former UFC veterans Andrei Arlovski and Jens Pulver had signed with the promotion and will appear on the card. Both fighters are huge names and will be big draws for the event which is expected to be the biggest MMA event in the Philippines ever. Read More »

ONE FC – Ruling Asian MMA and it’s not even been a year yet

It was almost one year ago now when ONE Fighting Championship was beginning its quest to bring back martial arts to Asia in the grandest fashion possible and to ignite the Bushido spirit of best mixed martial artists from around Asia. ONE FC had a very bold goal and it was simply to be the biggest and best mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. Read More »

It seems Arnaud Lepont and Brian Choi are ready to beat the crap out of each other

When we first found out that Eddie Ng was injured and couldn't face Muayfit's Arnaud Lepont, we were bummed. Bummed out like a Pacman fan who used his last 10 bucks to bet on Manny, 10 bucks which he could have used to buy beer. We didn't know why though. Maybe it's because both guys were two of the hottest prospects fighting out of Southeast Asia today, maybe it was because there was a certain mystique built around both of them or maybe it was because they both were kind of cool. Read More »

Here’s our list of the top 10 MMA gyms in Asia

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that MMA is blowing up in Asia. Even at its infancy stage, the Asian MMA scene is red hot especially with the rise of ONE Fighting Championship. More new fans are being won over every day and more fans are looking to actually train and learn combat sports. Read More »

So why is the ONE Asia MMA Summit so important?

ONE-ASIA-SUMMIT

Right now as you’re sitting at your desk waiting for the weekend to come, some of the greatest minds in Asian MMA are either on a plane to Singapore or have already arrived on our sunny island. As you should know by now, the reason why these prolific names are gathering here in Singapore, is because of the inaugural ONE Asia MMA Summit which will be held at the iconic Marina Bay Sands Resort. Read More »

Interview: ONE FC’s CEO Victor Cui

Victor Cui of One FC

Some know him as the CEO of ONE FC, some know him as the Most Powerful Man in Asian MMA. Some know him as Victor, and of course, some know him as that dude with the most awesome tailored suits. Regardless of what you want to call the head honcho of Asia’s biggest MMA promotion, ONE Fighting Championship, Victor Cui has done more for Asian MMA in one year than anyone could dreamed possible. Read More »

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