Resorts World Sentosa has partnered with ESPN
STAR Sports to present a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
Resorts World Sentosa Martial Combat has
some of the world’s top professional contenders in an
adrenaline-pumping series of twelve events comprising 60
action-packed fights from May to October 2010.
Taking centre stage at the resort’s Compass
Ballroom is the Martial Combat Cage, a custom designed cage where
fighters will battle for glory. Measuring 9.8 meters in diameter,
the Martial Combat Cage - the first of its kind in Singapore - is
specially reinforced to manage the sheer force and power of the
Kicking off with the first fights on 12-13
May 2010, fighters trained in the various fields of martial arts
including muay thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling
will battle for the coveted right to be named Asia’s champion.
Headlining the 12 May fight card will be former
World Kickboxing Champion, Muay Thai Kings World Cup Champion,
and one of the most respected fighters in Asia - Ole “Iron Fist” Laursen. “Iron Fist” will wage battle against the Brazilian
sensation Eduardo “The EduCator” Pachu.
Also confirmed is
11-year fight veteran and Brazillian Ju Jitsu Mundial World
Champion Leandro Issa. Issa currently calls Singapore home and
is training out of the prestigious Evolve Mixed Martial Arts
under the legendary instructor and Mundials BJJ Black Belt World Champion Rafael “Gordinho” Lima. Issa will face China’s
top-ranked MMA fighter Yun Jiang Long.
The 13 May main event
and SuperFight Championship will showcase Singapore’s very own MMA
sensation – Mitch “The Dragon” Chilson. “The Dragon” brings a
string of 16 international wins and has earned a reputation at
a talented fight tactician. He will be facing Taiwanese undisputed
and reigning three-year Sanda Champion (since 2008) Zhang Jing
The only MMA event officially recognized and sanctioned
by two governing bodies in the martial
arts scene, the Asian Mixed Martial Arts Federation (AMMAF) and
the World Martial Arts Federation of Singapore, the series is
receive an unprecedented amount of television coverage with
over 200 hours broadcast to over 300 million viewers in 24
countries across Asia.
Mr Adam Zecha,
Executive Vice President, Head of Sales, SE Asia, ESPN STAR
Sports, said, “We are delighted to join hands with Resorts World
Sentosa in a 3-year partnership to create stage and broadcast
Asia’s biggest mixed martial arts event right here in Singapore.
The inaugural Martial Combat is a great sports entertainment
initiative which has the potential of becoming a signature
sporting event in Asia. As Asia’s top sports content provider,
ESPN STAR Sports constantly strives to broaden the horizons and
the reach of sports around the world and we are confident of
delivering a world-class production that will help strengthen
the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts in Asia.”
Tickets vary in price from Sin$50 all the way up
to Sin$ 300, excluding the $3 Sistic booking fee.
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