- 4 years ago
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BOSTON - As expected the Ultimate Fighting Championship has opened a dedicated Asian Operations division, and former NBA China executive Mark Fischer has been named executive vice president and managing director.
UFC officials made the announcement at Saturday's post-UFC 118 press conference in Boston.
As part of the initiative, Fischer will look to build a roster of local talent and develop relationships with many sports federations in the region, including the China National Wushu Federa read news >>
Mark Fischer, the former Senior Vice President of NBA Asia, was named the newly appointed Manager Director of UFC Asia on Saturday. 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 >>
HONG KONG - This week's UFC on FUEL TV 6 event in Macau is simply laying the groundwork for the organization's continued expansion in the region.
Today, UFC Executive Vice President and Managing Director of UFC Asia Mark Fischer talked about some of the upcoming possibilities.
They include another Asian event, as well as a potential major TV deal in China to bring the country an international edition of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.
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Mark Fischer spent 12 years trying to grow the NBA in China and Japan, where he did not have the luxury of leveraging local talent.
Big-league basketball sold well. But in Japan, the league was always running at a deficit.
"As much or more as any other market, it's very important to have athletes from Japan in the league or in the organization," Fischer, head of the UFC's Asian Operations division, told MMAjunkie.com. "The NBA was never able to achieve that. There was never any Japanese read news >>
The UFC has made big personnel changes on their top management. There are huge changes within the top management in the UFC. Garry Cook, who has been running the promotion's UK office, will now move to Las Vegas and will be the UFC's Chief Global Officer. As first reported by MMA Fighting, the former former Manchester City football CEO will now be in charge of every show outside the US, making him one of the more important figures in the promotion. Also part of the changes, Mark Fischer has been read news >>
"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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UFC's Mark Fischer announced a bunch of news about the Asian side of things, and among the updates include the signing Tawanese prospect Rocky Lee. Mark Fischer gave a myriad of updates on the Asian side of the UFC's plans, and among the news announced is the signing of Taiwan's Rocky Lee. The Managing Director of UFC Asia broke the news to MMA-in-Asia.com, stating that the unbeaten prospect is set to make his debut at the upcoming UFC: Macau card this August. The 27-year-old is 3-0 in his MMA c read news >>
- 6 months ago
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UFC officials announced on Thursday that Evan Dunham would face Mark Bocek at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16 in Quebec City. read news >>
- 7 months ago
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The UFC's Mark Fischer on Saturday confirmed three additional fights for the TUF China Finale show to be held on March 1 in Macau. read news >>
- 10 months ago
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Lyoto Machida tasted immediate success in his middleweight debut, recording a first round head kick knockout over Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 in Manchester. read news >>