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UFC's Asian ambassador talks Michael Bisping, trash talk, his return to Macau, elbow surgeries, a new appearance, and future movie projects. It has been a long break in action for Cung Le. The last time he was inside the Octagon, he won "Knockout of the Night" by crushing Rich Franklin with an overhand right in Macau, the city he now returns to for UFC Fight Night 48 on Saturday night (Aug. 23, 2014) at Venetian's Cotai Arena (full results here). Since that date in November of 2012, the former S read news >>

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The UFC returns to China with several of its top Asian stars and Chinese prospects. In the main event, Michael Bisping looks to get back on the winning track while Cung Le hopes to retain top form after a lengthy layoff. In elite welterweight action, Tyron Woodley locks horns with Dong Hyun Kim for divisional supremacy. It's also worth noting there are some very intriguing prospects competing on this card, including Alberto Mina, Milana Dudieva and Shinsho Anzai. What: UFC Fight Night: Bisping v read news >>

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After over a decade of hosting shows using a ring, the Philippines' URCC has decided to make the switch to the cage. Thursday night in Manila, a 'new look' Universal Reality Combat Championship re-launched to unveil the switch in fighting surfaces. Three professional bouts were showcased at Republiq as a 'teaser' for future events from the longest running promotion in South East Asia. The promotion has constantly produced Asian stars such as Eduard Folayang and Eric Kelly, along with UFC fighter read news >>

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Asian champs and top bantamweight prospects Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to face off at UFC: Japan It's PXC Champion vs. Road FC Champion at UFC: Japan. In a bout that could very well have been a headlining super fight in Asia had they continued crushing the competition outside of the UFC, MMA-in-Asia reports that two of the region's standouts in Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to go at it this September. Although it's a bit surprising they would match them up and elimin read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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"Brodinho" expects to make a statement against "The Wild Wolf." Leandro Issa and Jumabieke Tuerxun have both been making waves in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) with the former challenging unsuccessfully for the inaugural ONE FC bantamweight title and the latter winning the 135-pound belt at Legend FC before turning down a RUFF title shot to sign with UFC. Their paths will finally cross on Sunday night (July 6, 2014) when they meet on the card of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 19 Finale at the concl read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Eddie Alvarez had 'emergency' talks with Scott Coker that forced him to cancel an Asian tour, with his contract situation likely to be a main talking point with Bellator. Members of the Blackzillians such as Tyrone Spong are currently on a seminar tour in Asia, and one of the main draws for that trip was supposed to be Bellator lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez, until he decided to pull out on the last minute. According to a report from MMA-in-Asia, the reason behind the cancellation was brought o read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Leandro Issa and Jumabieke Tuerxun are two bantamweights who have big reputations on the Asian MMA scene, but Issa aims to leave his lasting mark on the U.S. when they meet at the TUF 19 Finale. read news >>

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Ben Askren in November parted ways with the Bellator MMA organization and became an unrestricted free agent. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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"Funky" flier miles. Ben Askren is a former Bellator welterweight champion and two-time NCAA Division-1 champion who is well known in the United States for his achievements in the worlds of both wrestling and mixed martial arts (MMA), but this week, the 29 year old has been busy getting acquainted with Asian fight fans. Ahead of his ONE FC: "Honor & Glory" fight against Bakhtiyar Abbasov on May 30, Askren embarked on a five city promotional tour which took in Manila on Monday, Kuala Lumpur on Tu read news >>

  • 6 months ago
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HONG KONG – Although Saturday’s UFC offering, the TUF China Finale, is flying under the radar with a very-early-morning start time on UFC Fight Pass, UFC exec Mark Fischer said the organization has lofty plans for the region later in the year.Filed under: MMA Rumors, (...) read news >>

  • 11 months ago
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In advance of a planned Asian expansion, the UFC continues to add talent from that region, as Katsunori Kikuno has joined the world's largest MMA promotion. read news >>

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