Wand Fight Team Muay Thai instructor Michael Costa joins Bellator Fighting Championships welterweight division

CHICAGO, Ill. (May 10, 2011) — Bellator Fighting Championships announced today the signing of hard-hitting Brazilian welterweight Michael Costa to its rapidly expanding roster. Costa joins Bellator days after his training partner at Wand Fight Team, Vitor Vianna, agreed to terms with the promotion. One of the original members of the Chute Boxe Academy, Costa … Read more

“Art of War 14: Ground Zero” takes place in Macao, China on Sept. 26

Andy Wang takes on Atsuhiro Tsuboi in the main event at "Art of War 14: Ground Zero" on Sept. 26, 2009 in in Macao, China.
Andy Wang takes on Atsuhiro Tsuboi in the main event at "Art of War 14: Ground Zero" in Macao, China on Sept. 26, 2009.

“Art of War 14: Ground Zero” takes place at the Cotai Arena in Macao, China on Sept. 26, 2009. In the main event, The Ultimate Fighter veteran Andy Wang from Taipei, China, will take on Japanese Shootboxing veteran Atsuhiro Tsuboi. Wang spoke about his opponent, “I have seen Tsuboi in action and he is one tough guy! That’s perfect for me because I’m always looking to fight the toughest guys.”

Tsuboi will be making his second appearance in Art of War. He fought Dai Shuang Hai at AOW 12 and after a very tough back and forth battle, the match ended in a draw.

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Sengoku: Eighth Battle preview

HDNet will broadcast “Sengoku: Eighth Battle” live from Japan at 3:00 AM ET/12:00 AM PT this Saturday morning, May 2nd. The card contains the quarterfinals of their Featherweight Grand Prix, as well as several interesting non-tournament bouts. As always PRO MMA (promma.info) has a full preview for you.

Tournament Bouts

Hatsu Hioki (18-3-2) vs. Ronnie Mann (16-1-1)
The promotion’s poster boy, Hatsu Hioki did his part in the first round of the tournament, by knocking off American Top Team’s Chris Manuel. Unlike in the past, Hioki stuck with his ground game and was able to finish the fight with little trouble. Hioki has the skills to beat anyone in the world, like Jeff Curran, Hideki Kadowaki, and Mark Hominick if he fights with a proper game plan. At the same time, without one, he can find himself on the losing end of a fight against a lower level fight, like say Jong Man Kim.

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