Since the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is exploding across the globe, MMASucka.com has decided to equip you, our readers, with information on notable Asian MMA events that will take place each month.
We will provide you with details such as fight cards and what not, and you can decide for yourselves if the event is worth watching. Then again, the Asians bring it almost every time and now that MMA has become a spectacle in the continent, well, the events that will be showcased by the various promotions may very well peak your interest.
Asian MMA events to keep an eye out for (August Edition)
Let’s get started.
1. FCC 9
- When: August 3rd
- Where: Famous Studios, Mumbai, India
Full Contact Championship will make its return to the Indian-MMA scene following a 6-month hiatus, with a staggering fight card that may very well be the promotion’s best line-up to date. The 7-bout fight card will be headlined by a Heavyweight tilt pitting Vishal Balkawde (2-1) against Mohammed Uvez Syed (0-0). Catch promotional staples like Nadeem Farooqi, Sagar Barde, Shrikant Sathe and Farhaan Siddique among others as the boys from India try to make their mark on the Mixed Martial Arts landscape in Asia.
Check out the full line-up below:
- Nadeem Farooqi vs. Sagar Barde
- Rahul Jadhav vs. Farhaad
- Shrikant Sathe vs. Farhaan Siddique
- Sinish Menon vs. Rupesh
- Mukesh Degda vs. Harshad Sadgir
- Saurabh Rao vs. Imran Liyakat Khan (Co-Main event)
- Vishal Balkawde vs. Mohammed Uvez Syed (Main event)
2. SFL 20
- When: August 3rd (LIVE Event), August 9th (Air date)
- Where: Filmalaya Studio, Mumbai, India
Following the conclusion of SFL 19, the Super Fight League announced its intentions to take a little break, before setting an August return date soon after. The promotion also hinted at changes for future events, creating a sense of excitement among its viewers. Or perhaps not.
The promotion will be bringing back its ‘Friday Night Fight Nights’ initiative which will basically see events showcased on a weekly basis but on the flip side, fight cards have been reduced to only 4 bouts, and events will not be aired or streamed ‘LIVE’ anymore.
Instead, the promotion will tape the fight cards and air them on Star Sports at a later date, along with posting online streams at YouTube.com/SFL.
Alternatively, you could check into MMASucka.com as we provide you with extensive coverage of the SFL through streams, results and much more. Keep it locked to the site for more updates and details.
Along with SFL 20 and SFL 21, SFL 22 is expected to take place in August as well, although there has been no official word on the match-ups yet.
As it stands, here’s the current fight card for SFL 20:
- Narendar Grewal vs. Tiran (Main event)
- Vishal Singh vs. Amit Raj Kumar (Co-Main event)
- Jason Ramesh Solomon vs. Mukesh Gora
- Nikhil Bhatt vs. Amitesh Chaubey
3. PXC 38
- When: August 9th
- Where: UOG Fieldhouse, Mangilao, Guam
Pacific X-Treme Combat has long been considered as one of Asia’s most formidable MMA promotions and on August 9th, the Guam-based promotion, which has paved the way for half-a dozen current UFC competitors, will be putting on its 38th event. PXC 38 is set to be headlined by Bantamweights Kyle Aguon (5-3) and Russell Doane (10-1), with Lightweights Frank Camacho (10-2) and Koshi Matsumoto (9-4-1) occupying the co-main event slot. Doane and Aguon will be involved in a highly anticipated affair that may possibly set up a future contender for Michinori Tanaka’s 135-lbs title. While a ‘LIVE’ stream for the event can be seen here, real-time results of PXC 38 will also be provided by MMASucka.com for your convenience.
As it stands, here’s the current fight card for PXC 38:
- Josh Calvo vs. Anthony Torres
- Kailin Curran vs. Emi Tomimatsu
- Kyle Aguon vs. Russell Doane (Main event)
- Rabin Catalan vs. Rambaa Somdet
- Frank Camacho vs. Koshi Matsumoto (C0-Main event)
- Yusuke Yachi vs. Toby Misech
- Tony Reyes vs. Shane Alvarez
- Mikey Taitano vs. Tyrone Jones
- Josh Muna vs. Ryan Toves
4. DEEP – Nagoya Impact: Kobudo Fight
- When: August 10th
- Where: Nagoya Congress Center, Nagoya, Japan
DEEP has been a staple of Asian Mixed Martial Arts for a very long time and in fact, the Japan-based promotion is one of the longest running Asian MMA organizations to date. The first of three DEEP events that will take place in the month of August, DEEP – Nagoya Impact: Kobudo Fight is set to go down on August 10th. This event marks the first time that DEEP will be hosting a show at the Nagoya Congress Center as well. With that said, the headliner will feature Nex Sports’ Seji Akao (16-7-2) going toe-to-toe against Daisuke Endo (10-4-2). With only a single win from his past 5 outings, Akao will be up against the challenge to snap Endo’s current 7-2-1 run.
Check out the rest of the bouts below:
- Seiji Akao vs. Daisuke Endo (Main event)
- Naoyuki Kato vs. Yusaku Nakamura (Co-Main event)
- Akira Kibe vs. TBA
- Fuhito Hasegawa vs. TBA
- Yudai Ishida vs. TBA
- Yusuke Tsunoda vs. TBA
5. SFL 21
- When: August 3rd (LIVE Event), August 16th (Air date)
- Where: Filmalaya Studio, Mumbai, India
The 21st installment of the Super Fight League will commence ‘LIVE’ on August 3rd along with SFL 20, with a delayed telecast set for August 16th. The event will be aired on Star Sports, with streams available at YouTube.com/SFL. SFL 21 will have 4 bouts on its fight card, which will be headlined by a SFL Featherweight championship tilt pitting current title-holder Bharat Khandare (3-1) against challenger, Pierre Daguzan (1-0). This will be the latter’s second appearance in the SFL cage, following his promotional and MMA debut win at SFL 2. Khandare, in the meantime, is riding high on a 3-fight winning streak, and will be the favorite to grab a win in this one.
As with this and future SFL events, streams along with results among others will be provided by MMASucka.com.
Here’s the rest of the line-up:
- Bharat Khandare vs. Pierre Daguzan (For SFL Featherweight strap)
- Mohit Tokas vs. Sandeep Kumar (Co-Main event)
- Sachin Panwar vs. Kapil Kumar
- Johny Ryntathiang vs. Kuldeep Singh Sekhon
- When: August 24th
- Where: Hongkou Indoor Stadium, Shanghai, China
In less than 10 events, the Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation has established itself as one of the premier MMA promotions in the Asian region.
Having come a long way since its inception in 2011, RUFF 10 will be a milestone for the China-based MMA promotion, and to commemorate that special occasion, officials have put together a star studded fight card featuring some of China’s elite fighters. The main event is set to be a rematch, this time with the Featherweight championship hanging in the balance, between reigning title-holder Wang Guan (11-0-1) and Sandro Da Silva (3-2). As for the co-main event, veteran and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Rodrigo Caporal (9-4) returns to action as he looks to continue his remarkable winning streak by seeking a victory over promotional newcomer, Rasul Khairulaev (1-0).
As it stands, check out the full fight card below:
- Wang Guan vs. Sandro da Silva (For RUFF Featherweight Championship strap)
- Rodrigo Caporal vs. Rasul Khairulaev (Co-Main event)
- Zhang Meixuan vs. Ya Fei
- Lv Zhenhong vs. Hanjie
- Wu Haotian vs. Amartuvshin Khuukkenkhuu
- Zhao Yanfei vs. Ning Guangyou
- Amurijirigala vs. Liu Xiaoyang
- Gao Yuan vs. Jiang Zhouwen
- Li Jixiang vs. Ganbayar Tumurkhuyag
- WuLalibieke Baheibieke vs. Song Yadong
- Bao Yinna vs. Yang Jianbing
- When: August 25th
- Where: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
DEEP’s 63rd Impact promises to be one of the promotion’s best events to date. Why? Along with 2 championship bouts, the fight card is set to offer ‘ROAD FC vs. DEEP’ bouts, in which a fighter from ROAD FC will be matched-up against a fighter from DEEP. This was apparently arranged by DEEP’s head-honcho Shigeru Saeki and ROAD FC CEO Jung Moon Hong, for the simple benefit of nurturing MMA further in the region.
But it doesn’t end there. Yuki Motoya (7-3) is set to defend his 125-lbs strap against Tatsumitsu Wada (9-7-2) in one of the featured bouts of the evening. The fight card will also feature a Megaton championship bout between the undefeated Ken Hasegawa (6-0) and Hirohide Fujinuma (12-4-2).
Here’s the full line-up of DEEP’s 63rd Impact, an event that you simply can’t afford to miss in August:
- Kazuhiro Nakamura vs. Henry Sentoryu Miller (Sentoryu’s Retirement bout)
- Yuki Motoya vs. Tatsumitsu Wada (For DEEP Flyweight strap)
- Ken Hasegawa vs. Hirohide Fujinuma (For DEEP Megaton strap)
- Kikuno Katsunori vs. Lee Yong Jae (DEEP vs. ROAD FC match-up)
- Tatsunao Nagakura vs. Hwan Ok Yong (DEEP vs. ROAD FC match-up)
- Toshiyaki Kitada vs. Kwak Myung Sik (DEEP vs. ROAD FC match-up)
- Shigetoshi Iwase vs. Yuta Watanabe
- Makoto Kamaya vs. Toshinori Tsunemura
- Sotaro Kojima vs. Tatsuyuki Nakamura
- Katsunori Tsuda vs. Takahiro Ashida
- Kokichi Katahira vs. Sanshiro Nakakura
- Kenjiro Takahashi vs. Yudai Aoyama
- Isamu Nagase vs. Yusaku Fujisawa
- Kota Ishibashi vs. Kazuki Itaya
- When: August 31st
- Where: Shinjuku Face, Tokyo, Japan
DEEP Jewels, a new female division launched by Japanese promotion DEEP, will be holding its inaugural event next month in Tokyo, Japan. The event, much like what Jewels used to be, will consist of MMA, Kickboxing and grappling match-ups. The headlining bout features Celine Haga (5-11) locking horns with Sadae Numata (4-1-1).
And with DEEP now owning the Jewels promotion, this event will also mark the beginning of a new relationship with Invicta FC.
The fight card is as follows:
- Celine Haga vs. Sadae Numata (Official MMA Rules)
- Mika Nagano vs. Akiko Naito (Official MMA Rules)
- Emi Fujino vs. Hyo Kyung Song (Official MMA Rules)
- Yasuko Tamada vs. Yukiko Seki (Official MMA Rules)
- Masako Yoshida vs. Satomi Takano (Official MMA Rules)
- Yasuko Mogi vs. Yuko Oya (Official MMA Rules)
- Megumi Sugimoto vs. Takumi Umehara (Official MMA Rules)
- Sachiko Fujimori vs. Sumire Takahashi (Modified MMA Rules)
- Rikako Yuasa vs. Mizuki Inoue (Grappling Rules)
- Kozue Nagashima vs. Ji Yun Kim (Kickboxing Rules)
*Pictured: Amitesh Chaubey, courtesy of Super Fight League