There's a bunch of news coming out of the Asian region, so let's get right to it:
- URCC Champion and Eduard Folayang, has been being booked as the headliner for URCC: Cebu VII. An opponent hasn't been finalized as of this writing, but the URCC champ is likely to take on one of the fighters from the ONE FC network, possibly a contender from Dare Fight Sports in Thailand.
Folayang is fresh off his Gold Medal run at the 2011 South East Asian Games for Wushu, and his last outing in MMA was that exciting win over A Sol Kwon at ONE FC 1.
The show will be on January 13, 2012 in the province of Cebu, and it will also feature 2 Visayan title fights, Victor Torre vs. Geronimo Etac for the URCC Visayan Pinweight Title, and Carry Bulos vs. Rex De Lara for the URCC Visayan Bantamweight Title.
- Here's the latest promo for DREAM's NYE event featuring Fedor Emelianenko's return to Japan against Satoshi Ishii:
- Legend FC contender, Mark Striegl improved his record to 6-0 this past weekend. He moved up in weight, and choked out Taiwanese lightweight, Pan Wen Shi in the first round of their PRO Fighting 6 bout in Taiwan. Check out the video below. (HT: Zike Sugawara)
More videos from PRO Fighting 6 after the jump, along with results from RUFF 2 in China, and URCC Tribal Brawl Finals. Follow me on twitter -- @antontabuena.
Here are a few more PRO fighting vids, Vaughn Anderson vs. Wu Dong Xing:
and Daniel Johan Macki vs. Nae Chul Kim:
6'4 bantamweight Will 'The Kill' Chope picked up his 4 straight victory on the same event, stopping Isamu Himura by TKO on the third. No video yet though, check out the full results here.
- Ruff 2 in China also happened last weekend, with top Chinese prospects Jumabieke Tuerxun and Wang Guan picking up quality wins and extending their long unbeaten streaks. Here are the results:
Wang Guan def. Wang JinGang by submission (punches), R1 0:50
Rodrigo Caporal def. HasiTieer TeerJiang by submission (armbar), R1 1:24
Jumabieke Tuerxun def. Zhao YanFei by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Dong YanJun def. Xue GuoBin by submission (rear naked choke), R3 4:32
Amu RiJiRiGaLa def. Liu PingYuan by unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Irshaad Sayed def. Ayideng Jumayi by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Li BoLin def. Li LinLin by submission (armbar), R3 1:42
Liu LianJie def. YangLiang by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Wang HongChen def. Shinji Ichinose by submission (rear naked choke), R1 1:02
- The URCC Tribal Brawl Finals, a nationwide amateur tournament hosted by the URCC in the Philippines concluded this past weekend as well. Ranel Tangguiyac, Fred Lim Jr., Kevin Yongaan, Jefferson Ng, and Rolly Rodavites won the Pinweight, Flyweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight championships respectively. Expect to see these guys make waves as they jump to the pro ranks of the promotion.
Third place finishes for these divisions also went to prospects Jr Rulloda, Nonoy Francisco, Eman Davis, Alvin Solinap, Arvin Chan as they all picked up quality wins on the same card.