Welcome to Monday. Here are your must-read stories from around the inter-webs. Our friends in Asia have got info on a new VP at ONE FC. The Valiant ones report on what Joe Lauzon has in common with Anderson Silva. The Babysitter to the Stars drops by. The man on the Corner examines the quality vs. quantity battle with the UFC. There’s a rising featherweight to keep an eye on in the U.K. and Evolve MMA’s Chatri Sityodtong speaks out.
Asia’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, ONE Fighting Championship has confirmed they have officially signed the best lightweight in Asia, Shinya Aoki (30-6-1), to a multi-fight deal. Aoki is scheduled to make his debut with the promotion in the main event at “ONE FC: Pride of a Nation” in Manila on August 31.
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.
Evolve Fight Team has released a new video blog capturing their victories at “ONE FC: War of the Lions”. Team Evolve saw victories by Eddie Ng, Nicole Chua, Zorobabel Moreira and Fabricio Monteiro.
Take a look as Evolve Fight Team trains for the upcoming “One FC: War of the Lions” event which takes place this weekend at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
They say that a smile can light up a room. Whoever said that was right especially in the case of Zorobabel Moreira (5-1). While for some fighters it’s rare for them to smile (hint: Nick “Stinky Face” Diaz), it’s rare not to see Zorobabel or Zoro, as some of his students like to call him, … Read more