This past Saturday Silicon Valley based hybrid Muay Thai and MMA promotion Arise Fighting Championships held their inaugural event inside the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Arise FC 1 featured nine Muay Thai and three MMA bouts, headlined by veteran Strikeforce lightweight James Terry taking on Mike De La Torre.
Category: Muay Thai
All the way from Thailand, Yodsanklai Fairtex, one of the world’s greatest Muay Thai fighters, and a main event headliner of tomorrow’s Lion Fight 8, held open workouts yesterday. The legend takes on multiple Muay Thai Champion Gregory Choplin tomorrow night in a full Muay Thai rules event, taking place inside the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
This past week the Anchor Bay movie called Maximum Conviction hit store shelves starring Action legend Steven Seagal, former WWE star Steven Austin and Bren Foster. The Australian actor who now lives in Hollywood, California has been training Martial Arts since he was a young boy and holds 1st degree black belts in Hipkido and Hwarang-do, plus a 5th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Imagine being only 50 years old and a Corporate Executive in the Casino industry? Would you coast along the rest of your life and be perfectly happy knowing you hold a great position and the title of Vice President? Would you take the risk of leaving your job in order to start your own fight promotion in hopes that a sport you love, catches on in the US?
Joe Schilling has been in the fight game since he was 17 years old. His devastating knockout of highly touted Muay Thai fighter Kaoklai Kaennorsing catapulted him into stardom in the Muay Thai scene. Schilling is hoping his rise to fame can help thrust the sport into the American spotlight, with the help of Lion Fight Promotions. Looking to avenge a highly controversial loss to Marcus Simon which you can see here, Schilling hopes to settle the score with Simon, once and for all.
Edmonton,Albertabased promotion Aggression MMA has announced that it is bringing back some of the top Canadian stars for its September event. Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford, Tim “The Thrashing Machine” Hague, and Ryan “The Kid” McGillivray have all been signed to compete on this fight card Canadian fight fans won’t want to miss.
The New York based Friday Night Fights will be bringing back their very popular 8 man tournament on July 22nd. The event, which takes place at the Broad Street Ballroom, has been appropriately named “8-1 – The Friday Night Fights 8 man tournament”.