- 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 >>
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 >>
- 2 years ago
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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 >>
With interest from the UFC and ONE FC floating in the air, top prospect Mark Striegl is joining the Evolve MMA fight team. read news >>
Zuffa has appointed Ken Berger as the EVP and Managing Director of UFC Asia Four months after letting Mark Fischer go, the UFC has appointed a new Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Asia. Joining the Zuffa ranks is Ken Berger, a 49-year-old who's resume includes several years of holding top positions at companies such as sports agency SMJ, ISL Marketing, and IMG. "The UFC welcomes a leader like Ken to drive increased brand growth in Asia and take the sport and the UFC to the next read news >>
UFC officials on Thursday announced a fight between Mark Munoz and Caio Magalhaes. The only problem is, it seems someone forgot to check with Magalhaes. read news >>
Veteran middleweight Mark Munoz will meet Caio Magalhaes at UFC 184, officials today announced.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
Top prospect Mark Striegl is fresh off a first-round submission win in his bantamweight debut, and announced he is moving to Evolve MMA in Singapore. read news >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight super-slugger Mark Hunt is one win away from wearing the promotion's interim title, in the UFC 180 five-round pay-per-view (PPV) main event against jiu-jitsu wizard Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15, 2014, in Mexico City. So, how will the "Super Samoan" deal with one of the finest ground fighters in all of mixed martial arts (MMA)? "Well, everyone's a world class ground fighter until they get a punch to the face," Hunt told Submission Radio. "So that's h read news >>
There will be another huge change within the management in the UFC. The UFC will have another change in management and are currently looking for a new head of operations in Brazil. Dave Meltzer reported the news as one of the topics at f4wonline.com (subscription required): Grace Tourinho, who headed UFC operations in Brazil, is leaving the company at the end of next month. They are looking for someone to fill her position. Until then, Marshall Zelaznik, who is the managing director of internati read news >>
UFC Managing Director of Operations in in Canada, Australia and New Zealand Tom Wright reveals why fans should not be concerned with the promotion’s future in Canada. Following a period of rapid growth and development in the Canadian UFC market, fans and pundits alike are growing concerned over the promotion's apparently deteriorating faith in the Great White North. Since the sport's legalization in Ontario over three years ago, the promotion had set aside specific annual dates for events in Tor read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Get up to date with the latest in the Asian MMA scene. Here's a round up of news coming from the Asian MMA scene: The Ultimate Fighter: China Featherweight Finalist, Yang Jianping competed (once again) outside the UFC. After a terrible performance at the TUF Finale where he lost an uneventful decision against Ning Guangyou, the popular Chinese star rebounded at Kunlun 11 in Macau this past weekend. He defeated yet another over matched opponent in Yi-Sak Kim by decision.There's no word on whether read news >>