Bruce Lee’s Siblings Are The Main Speakers For ONE Asia MMA Summit 2013!

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ONE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTS ONE ASIA MMA SUMMIT 2013 FROM THE MARINA BAY SANDS RESORT AND CASINO ON MAY 2-4.

23 April 2013 – Singapore: ONE Fighting Championship™, the Eastern giant of the Mixed Martial Arts world, will again host the exclusive, invitation-only ONE Asia MMA Summit 2013, on May 2 to 4 at the prestigious Marina Bay Sands Resort & Casino.  The Summit is a high-profile, premier platform for leaders of Asian MMA to network and discuss the explosive growth of the sport. Over 500 delegates are expected to be in attendance at this game-changing event.

 This year’s edition will feature special guest speakers Phoebe and Robert Lee, the sister and brother of late martial arts legend Bruce Lee. The elusive siblings have made few public appearances and will be in Singapore exclusively to speak at the Summit. They will be giving a speech on the life and legacy of the greatest martial artist to have ever lived.

There will also be keynote speeches by ONE FC CEO Victor Cui, ONE FC Vice President of Matchmaking and Competition Matt Hume and Razian Razali, CEO of Sepang F1 International Circuit, and many more.

Companies that will be attending include FOX, Youtube, Google, Motortrader, Tune Talk, New York Post, Yahoo!, MSN and FHM.

For more updates on ONE Fighting Championship™, please visit www.onefc.com and follow on Twitter @ONEFCMMA and Facebook at www.facebook.com/ONEFCMMA.

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One Asia Summit, the Asian MMA’s largest and most powerful conference is set on May 2-4 in Singapore

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For the second time around, the gorilla of Asian MMA, ONE Fighting Championship, is conducting the largest Asian MMA Summit on May 2-4, 2013 at the luxurious S$8 billion Marina Bay Sands, the world’s most expensive resort and casino.

One FC CEO, Victor Cui said, “I’m incredibly grateful to everyone around the globe for writing, calling, emailing, faxing, Skyping me and wanting to be a part of the Summit. I knew the response was going to be good, but the response has been phenomenal.This has filled me with much energy to see so many people interested in ONE Fighting Championship and Asian MMA.”

This is a big leap for Asian MMA as the most powerful personalities in the business will come together for the furtherance of the sport. All Asian MMA honchos are coming; from your favorite fighters from the different MMA gyms in Asia, top media companies and larges global sponsors will be in one place with one goal in mind, to strengthen the relationship of the ONE FC Network.

“MMA is growing in Asia at a phenomenal rate right now and ONE FC Network is leading the way. For the second time, all the top gyms, promotions, sponsors, partners etc. will come together at the beautiful Marina Bay Sands in Singapore to discuss strategies and collaborate to further enhance the growth of MMA in the region.” Cui said.

One Fighting Championship has been really successful in their first seven events, showcasing numerous exciting and entertaining fights and filling up big venues like Singapore Indoor Stadium, Indonesia’s Kelapa Gading Sports Mall, Smart Araneta Coliseum in the Philippines, and Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. With the recent success of the Singapore-based promotion in Asian MMA, their brand is definitely making huge waves in other continents and slowly being recognized as one of the best MMA promotions in the globe.

For the latest updates, visit ONEFC.COM

Mark Striegl Prior To His PXC 34 Fight Against Harris Sarmiento: “You might see a knockout”

The front line is the center of a conflict or struggle between two parties. In the art of combat it all comes down to whose techniques and determination is strong enough to withstand the brunt.

Whether the goal be championship gold or Olympic prestige, a Fighter’s heart takes him through an ordeal because in his mind there is something desirable at the end of the tunnel.

For those fight fans who aren’t familiar with this fighter, Mark “Mugen” Martinez Striegl is a half Filipino half American mixed martial arts fighter living in Baguio City, the Philippines.

Mark was born and raised in Tokyo at a time when Japan was the epicenter of global MMA. Being a huge fan of the sport and having wrestled in high school, Mark decided to take the plunge – he joined a local MMA gym and never looked back.

Mark attended college in San Diego, where he made his professional debut in July of 2009.

Since his pro start Mark has been on a absolute tear, undefeated at 11-0. He has competed in cities all over Asia, including Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Bangkok, Saipan, Baguio, and Manila.

As an aggressive fighter and grappling specialist, Mark always pushes the pace, having finished 9 of his 11 opponents via submission. (check out Striegl’s official website – www.markmugen.com)

On 17 November 2012, Striegl will face his toughest opponent to date in Harris Sarmiento (35-23-0). This will be Striegl’s second appearance in the PXC after winning his impressive debut last September by defeating Robert Wusstig via first round submission.

The fight went as planned. The game plan was to neutralize his reach and unorthodox attacks with lots of movement and feints. I was able to capitalize on a position early in the fight and locked in the Fil-American.” 

Many considered Striegl as one of the best elite featherweights in Asia and the best grappler in his weight category.

Sarmiento won’t be an easy fight for Striegl, that’s for sure, as he’ll “Mugen” will face a crafty veteran who already fought and beaten some of the best lightweights in the world.

When asked if Sarmiento is his toughest opponent to date, Striegl said, ” I don’t know if Harris is my toughest opponent but he’s certainly high up on that list. I’m excited and ready to go. Harris has fought some of the best in the business and fighting him will be a true test of my skills.”

The fight will be contested at 145 lbs. limit, which is lower than Sarmiento’s original weight class (l55 lbs.). We’ll see if this weight cut will affect Sarmiento’s performance when he goes up against a massive featherweight fighter in Striegl.

Being an underdog is not new to Striegl, he doesn’t care about who has the advantage on paper.

“I’ve been an underdog several of my fights, especially the earlier ones. Whether you’re the underdog or favorite, it doesn’t change the fact that you’re both going to punch each other in the face once the cage doors close. I just think about the fight itself.”

Everyone knows that Sarmiento has some powers on his hands that can knock anybody out with one shot. So what would be Striegl’s game plan going to this fight, will he trade punches with Sarmiento or he’ll take him to the ground early in the fight?

“You’ll have to wait and see.” Striegl said.

Despite of being an underdog going to this fight, it seems like on fight night, November 17, Striegl will have a lot of fans screaming for him compared to Sarmiento because of the fact that “Mugen” has been fighting here regularly and has gained massive fans on a short period of time. It will surely boost his confidence and will make him much more dangerous during the fight.

“I think it will make me more confident. Fighting at such storied arena in Manila and with friends from Baguio and Tokyo watching will make the outing even more special. There’s pressure in every fight and I tend to do well under pressure. I’m just excited for this weekend.”

Mark is an unbelievable grappler, many fight fans believed that his going to submit Sarmiento next week. The fact that he is training in Baguio with a lot of very good strikers is really helping him to improve his overall game.

“It feels great to have the support of the fans, and regarding a submission…you just might see a knockout.”

He is not looking past Sarmiento but he hopes to be the no. 1 title contender for the PXC featherweight belt after beating Sarmiento in an impressive fashion.

Striegl is training at his regular gym in Baguio City, Philippines, Fight Corps MMA with the help of Aj Pyro as his strength and conditioning coach.

“AJ has taken my fitness to a new level. He’s truly a strength and conditioning guru. He’s also helped me fine tune my understanding of nutrition.”

So what are the adjustments that Striegl made in preparation for his war against Sarmiento?

I’ve pretty much done my normal routine here in Baguio. Nothing like training in the mountains of Baguio!” Striegl added.

Striegl is a huge featherweight here in Asia. Every time he’s inside the cage/ring, you can see that he is much bigger than his opponent. Does that means that he’s having a hard time cutting weight? Striegl told us that he only had a hard time cutting weight once in his career.

“I used to think that I was a big featherweight but not as much any more. Robert Wusstig was bigger than me in my last fight and looking at some of the featherweights in the UFC these days makes me wonder. I’ve never had a tough time cutting weight. Well, only once…but that was because I ate too much fried chicken.” (Laughs)

When asked if he has any plans to move up to lightweight, “In fact I was thinking of the exact opposite. I’ve been toying with the idea of moving down to bantamweight (135 lbs). Right now, unless I grow some more, I’m too small for lightweight. Who knows though, I have a pretty adaptable body type.”

Despite of many offers from other MMA promotions in Asia before, Striegl happily chose PXC to make his home promotion because the Guam-based MMA organization has recently made a gigantic waves in the Philippines.

“I feel great fighting under the PXC banner and they’ve treated me very well since I joined. They’ve made big waves in the Philippines recently and I thought that PXC would be the best option among promotions.”

Both Striegl and Sarmiento are friends but it doesn’t mean that they’ll play safe and will try not to hurt each other during the fight; that’s not what these two guys are going to give us on November 17. I am predicting that these warriors will surely give us a fight that we’ll never forget.

Here’s Striegl’s message to Sarmiento, “Harris, it was fun hanging out with you at the last event. Regardless of the outcome, lets have a beer after the fight.”

Striegl would also love to thank his fans for their support and to other people who has been there for him since day one.

“Thanks for all the support everyone! You’ve all been great. Please come watch my fight at Smart Araneta Coliseum on November 17. I’d also would like to thank my older brother and manager Frank, my team mates at Fight Corps MMA, my sponsors Jaded MMA, SNAP and Jujubees…and thanks for the interview MMAORIENT.”

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You can also catch all the action in PXC 34 wherever you are as Sherdog.com will be streaming it live.

Check out PXC.COM.PH for more updates!

ONE FC™ Nominated For Prestigious ISEM Award 2012

20 Oct 2012 – ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) received a nomination yesterday for The Most Innovative Event Award by the prestigious International Sports Event Management (ISEM). The coveted ISEM Awards 2012 annually recognizes excellence in the global sports event management industry. The Awards honour sports event management industry leaders through the acknowledgment of outstanding performance and service excellence in the organising of major international sports events.

ONE Fighting Championship is one of five global sports events that have been nominated for The Most Innovative Event Award.

The nominees for The Most Innovative Event Award are:
1. ONE Fighting Championship
2. Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee – Innsbruck Youth Olympic Games
3. Team London 2012 – London 2012
4. Fast Track – Sainsbury’s School Games 2012
5. HiVelocity – Sundown Marathon

The Most Innovative Event Award is judged by industry peers based on the event that has made the most innovative impact in terms of the following:

  • Spectator experience and atmosphere
  • Transport links and accessibility
  • Facilities in and around the venue
  • Entertainment
  • Concepts leading to a strong legacy
  • Budget of the event

Winners will be awarded at a prestigious Gala Dinner to be held on 7th November, 2012 at The Cumberland Hotel in London, UK.

For more information about the ISEM Awards 2012, visit http://www.iirme.com/isem/awards/categories#11.

Evolve MMA Fighter Shinya Aoki gears up for his up coming Bellator debut against Eddie Alvarez

This episode of the Evolve Video Blog takes an inside look into the training camp of DREAM Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki from the Evolve Fight Team as he prepares for his fight against Bellator Champion Eddie Alvarez at Bellator Championships on April 20, 2012. Led by Kru Chatri Sityodtong, the Evolve Fight Team is Asia’s #1 ranked professional fight team. It has World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling.

Evolve MMA Official website: http://evolve-mma.com/

Pitpitunge Vs. Cruz confirmed For PXC 31 on July 14!

PXC 31 will headline featherweight championship fight between the fast rising fighter from Team Lakay, Crisanto “The Slugger” Pitpitunge and the reigning PXC bantamweight king, Spike 22’s Justin “The Shocker” Cruz. This is a little bit personal for Pitpitunge as he plans to avenge his coach’s loss to Justin Cruz back in November of 2009.

No additional confirmed bout as of this writing, but there are rumors that two more Team Lakay fighters will be in the card, Troy Bantiag and Joseph Amurao.

20 year-old Bantiag is one of the youngest Lakay fighters who made his first professional mma debut at PXC 29 against Michael Regalado is expected to make his second appearance inside the PXC cage.

Photo by MR. Topper Capuyan Ballola

Bantiag Vs. Regalado Fight Video

Joseph Amurao is another up and coming Lakay fighter who owns numerous Wushu Sanshou titles in the Philippines and possess a very impressive grappling skills. The 22 year-old fighter from Baguio will surely be a force to be reckoned with in PXC’s flyweight division.

Photo by Mr. Topper Capuyan Ballola

Visit http://pxc.com.ph/ for more information about PXC 31.

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Eduard Folayang vs. Wadson Teixeira to headline URCC Cebu 7 “Dominate”

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It’s a battle between two of the best strikers in the business as Filipino MMA superstar Eduard Folayang takes on a dangerous Brazilian striker in Wadson Tiexiera in a superfight for the URCC Cebu 7 main event on January 13, 2012.

Teixeira won the Brazilian 65 kgs Muay Thai title in 2001, 2003 and 2007 and in 2005 he defeated four separate opponents in one night to win the Gladiator Muay Thai tournament in Sao Paulo. He has put his Muay Thai career on the backburner in recent years to focus on MMA and trains at the Nova União under Andre Pederneiras and alongside Jose AldoDiego Nunes, Ronny Torres and Johnny Eduardo.

Teixeira believes that he can upset Folayang in his home coming fight  in Cebu:

I was very happy with the opportunity Eduard is a great fighter but I am confident I can beat him. I’m very well trained and confident in my work, I train hard every day and that makes me comfortable in any fight.”

Teixeira has been working on his ground game every day at Nova Uniao and now has a brown belt in BJJ, making him the most dangerous grappler Folayang has ever faced. The Brazilian fighter is training at Legacy Gym in Thailand together with Filipino-Danish mma fighter Ole Laursen.

For Eduard Folayang, Teixeira’s just another opponent he needs to depose to verify his domination in URCC.

Fresh from his gold medal triumph in the recent SEA Games in Indonesia on November, Folayang is already back in the gym training hard for his home coming fight against Wadson Teixeira of Brazil.

Teixeira is indeed, a first class striker but Folayang has fought and defeated some of the best strikers in Asia in the likes of Vuyisile Colossa, the current South African Thai-boxing Middle-weight Champion and  South African Professional Kick Boxing Council (P.K.C) Middle-weight Champion and Sanda Champion Bao She Ri Gu Leng of Mongolia but one thing’s for sure, Teixeira will not be walk in the park for Eduard Folayang.

Eduard tells mmaorient what are his advantages going to this fight:

My advantage for this fight will be my faith in God and my MMA experiance.” –Folayang

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Visit TeamLakay.com.ph for more updates on Folayang’s Training.

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Cage Fighting Championship 19: FALCIROLI vs HONSTEIN

Cage Fighting Championship 19, Friday December 9 at Luna Park’s Big Top Stadium. This is the final event in the 2011 season. The main event features a Bantamweight World Title fight between defending Champion Gustavo Falciroli and “Quick” Nick Honstein.

It was CFC 12 March 2010, Brazilian born Gustavo Falciroli (10-3-2) dominated and defeated “Bra Boy” Richie Vas over the 5 rounds of their title fight to become the first CFC Bantamweight champion. A division that America’s Nick Honstein (12-4) known as “Quick” Nick has launched himself at since moving to Sydney in August 2010, winning 2 local titles (Tuffa and Brace for War) by taking on some of Australia’s best young fighters. Gustavo has welcomed the chance to defend his title and prove he is still the champion; both guys are black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and have explosive striking and wrestling.

“The Hulk” Soa Palelei (12-3) makes his debut on CFC. The Heavyweight who has fought in the UFC and Pride FC faces “Superman” Matt Walker (3-6). Walker an experienced Jiu Jitsu fighter from Queensland’s Gold Coast is one of the biggest opponents Soa has faced standing 196cms.
Robert Whittaker returns to fight Queenslander Ian Bone. With two back to back ‘fight of the night’ awards, Whittaker is fast becoming the rising star in Aussie MMA and Ian Bone will use all of his experience to try and stop the young gun and forge his way back to the top of the welterweight division.

This event also features: Steve Thomas (Aus) Vs Sam “Striker” Brown (NZ), Sonny Brown (tuffa, Rize and Brace for war champion) Vs Ricky Rea, Tai Tuivasa ( Sydney Roosters NRL) Vs George Pula. Includes; Corey Nelson, James Vainikolo, Zein Saliba, Marcelo Altieri, and more.

 

CFC 19 – FALCIROLI vs HONSTEIN
Friday, December 9, 2011
Location: Big Top Stadium at Luna Park in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Gustavo Falciroli (10-3) vs “Quick” Nick Honstein (12-4) – BantamWeight Title 

Soa “The Hulk” Palelei (12-3) vs Matt “Superman Walker (3-6)

Ian “Hitman” Bone (9-5) vs Robert Whittaker (7-1)

Sam “Striker” Brown (9-4) vs Steve “The Dentist” Thomas (6-2)

Corey “Major” Nelson (9-3) vs TBA

Sonny Brown (4-1) vs Ricky Rea (2-0)

Marcelo Altieri (1-0) vs Ben Lewis (1-0)

George Pula (0-0) vs Tai Tuivasa (0-0)

Zein Saliba (1-0) vs Gerhard Voight (2-2)

Connor Murphy (2-0) vs James “Volcano” Vainikolo (2-3)

 

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