Known for pushing a relentless pace and engaging opponents with unflagging aggression, Team Lakay fighters are ravagers of the ring, killers in the cage. Yet if you’ve met its founder, Mark Sangiao, you would never have guessed it.
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.
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.
ProMMAnow.com Asian correspondent Wesley De Souza caught up with Evolve MMA”s Chatri Sityodtong following the ONE Asia MMA Summit this weekend in Singapore. Chatri, who was one of the keynote speakers at the summit, shared his thoughts on the event, the ONE FC Network, the future of Asian MMA and why he feels MMA will one day be bigger than football.
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.
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.
Univeral Reality Combat Championship held “URCC 21: Warpath” Saturday in Manilla with Nicholas Mann defeating Froilan Sarenas in the main event. We have the full results of URCC 21.
We talk with Angelito “The Saint” Manguray who will be making his long awaited return to the URCC at “URCC 21: Warpath” against Team Buffet’s Will “The Kill” Chope.