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Watch Showdown Fights on GFL.tv This Friday

17 Nov

Showdown Fights Evolution Poster
Catch Fairtex fighter Josh Mcdonald in the main event of Showdown Fights Evolution this Friday on GFL.tv

Josh will be fighting Utah native Jordan Smith in the main event. Jordan Smith is coming off an impressive win in Brazil, and has been training with the Blackhouse team.

This main event has all the makings of a “fight of the night” . Fights will get started at 7 PM on November 18th and be available online live with Go Fight Live TV. If you’re unable to attend the show make sure you watch all the action online!

Legend FC 6 – This Sunday

26 Oct

Legend-FC-6-Poster

On Sunday, October 30, MMA returns to Macau when City of Dreams exclusively presents Legend Fighting Championship 6!

Adrian “The Hunter” Pang steps back into the Legend Ring for his first defense of the Legend Lightweight Title. Undefeated at Legend, Pang intends to keep the Legend belt firmly around his waist. Facing off against him will be enigmatic Mongolian fighter Jadamba Narantungalag. Jadamba grabbed the MMA world’s attention after a three-round demolition of Japanese superstar Akihiro Gono last year – a victory which put him in line for the Sengoku Lightweight Championship. This match-up will be one of the year’s most highly anticipated contests in Asia-Pacific MMA.

In the co-main event of the evening, heavy-handed Chinese Boxing specialist Liu Wenbo makes his Legend debut against New Zealand Light Heavyweight Champion Sam Brown. Liu returns to the ring following the birth of his son, and will be looking to make a statement with a victory over the highly regarded and always dangerous Brown.

Also on the Legend 6 fight card, always exciting Australian brawler Rob Hill provides Korean standout Song Un Sik with a trial-by-fire introduction to the Legend Ring. And former Featherweight Tournament semi-finalists Yusuke Kawanago of Japan and Wu Chengjie of China square off for top contender status.

Also appearing on the card will be Legend veterans Kim Hoon (South Korea), Michael Mortimer (Australia), Rod MacSwain (New Zealand), and Vincent Siu (Hong Kong).

For tickets and more information visit, http://www.legendfc.com

Krysztof Hajtalowicz Wins At DARE

3 Oct

Krysztof “Haja” Hajtalowicz
On September 4th, Fairtex sponsored fighter Krysztof “Haja” Hajtalowicz, won his fight at fight at DARE 2/11 Championship in Bangkok, Thailand. Haja defeated Wiktor “Slayer” Svensson from Sweden by rear naked choke submission during the 2nd round. Haja trained at Fairtex Bangplee for two weeks before the fight to sharpen his Muay Thai skills and work his BJJ techniques with the Fairtex BJJ/MMA instructor, Eric Gerber. During the fight Haja attacked Svensson with high knees, dropping him, and setting up the submission at 3:35 in round two. From everyone at Fairtex, Congratulations Haja!

DARE is first professional MMA event in Thailand, and the first to introduce Mixed Martial Arts inside a cage to Bangkok. The winner will share a grand bonus of 1 million US dollars. Fairtex is the official gloves of DARE.
Krysztof Hajtalowicz
Krysztof Hajtalowicz
Krysztof Hajtalowicz

Fairtex Supports Fight For Wrestling

28 Sep

Fight For Wrestling
Fairtex is proud to support Fight For Wrestling, a benefit for the NCAA Wrestling programs at Cal Poly and Cal State Bakersfield. The event takes place on Saturday, Oct 1, 2011 at the Alex Madonna Inn Expo Center, in San Luis Obispo, CA.

For tickets and more information visit http://fightforwrestling.vbotickets.com/events

Catching Up With Phuket Top Team – Vaughan Lee

12 Sep

Fairtex No-Gi Festival Results

24 Aug

Fairtex No Gi Festival
Courtesy: http://www.bjj-asia.com

First and foremost a big thanks to the host of this event, Fairtex Bangplee training camp and to Khun Chano and Eric Gerber. The requests from the local community of grapplers for a no-gi version of the ‘white/blue festival’ was heard and together with EMAC and BKKBJJ, this event was made possible. A big thanks to Bryan Garrison, Niti Techottiasnee, Minyoung Kim, Ben Weinstein, Pat Aphaisuwan and all the competitors for taking part and showing your support. We had a healthy turnout of competitors and supporters, filling in the MMA training space at Fairtex. Nearly every match was filled with action and is what we’ve come to expect with a no-gi tournament. The submission rate was high but so was the camraderie and sportsmanship. It was a great pleasure and honor to see all the local teams together as friends having a good time.

To all the teams that came to represent and have a great time competing: Fairtex, EMAC, BKKBJJ, 301MMA, Q23, 13 Coins, Saigon JJ, Leicester Shootfighters, Sriracha Seafood JJ, 3Monkeeez and Newbreed PH.

Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival

Fairtex No Gi Festival
Fairtex No Gi Festival
NO-GI FESTIVAL RESULTS:

Novice, 56.4-59.2 kg
1- Detchoot, Detchoot (301 MMA)
2- Parakawong, Saharut- Max (301 MMA)
3- Tontong, Komsan- Kom (3 Monkeez)

Novice, 63.7-67.6 kg
1- Rewtawee, Methus (301 MMA)
2- Kono (SSJJ)
3- Chano, Nurmakin (Fairtex)

Novice, 71.7-79.6 kg
1- Kiffin, Kieron (Leicester Shootfighter)
2- Pisanu, Glinpech (Fairtex)
3- Bourgoin, Tony (EMAC)

Novice, 82.0-83.0 kg
1- Auscharanuwat, Tikhomporn- Nook (EMAC/ Fairtex)
2- David, Thomas (Fairtex)
3- Grover, Anthony (13 Coins)

Beginner, 61.6-72.1 kg
1- Bjoon, Patric (Q23)
2- Ez, Julio (EMAC)
3- Khemtongpre, Kevin (BKKBJJ)

Beginner, 73.6-79.6 kg
1- Ozmalkoc, Taylan (BKKBJJ)
2- Dixon, Ben (BKKBJJ)
3- Miyoshi, Masa (EMAC)

Beginner, 80.8-87.9 kg
1- Boobers, Carl (Q23)
2- Grimes, Steve (BKKBJJ)
3- Eskenazi, Jared (3 Monkeez)

Intermediate, 67.3-74.1 kg
1- Keating, Connor (BKKBJJ)
2- Watthanakrai, Kraithawat- Dew (EMAC)
3- Kongkiattiwong, Sarawud- Do (EMAC)

Intermediate, 77.6-82.1 kg
1- Outrequin, Sylvain (13 Coins)
2- Haja, Chris (Chiang Mai BJJ)
3- Kotani, Hisnaori (Saigon JJ)

Shark Fights 18 – Powered By Fairtex

17 Aug

Shark Fights 18 Poster
Shark Fight Promotions announces Shark Fights 18, their first event in Reno, Nevada at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino Resort on August 19, 2011. The main event pairs popular Ultimate Fighter and UFC vet Shane Nelson (13-5) against former King of the Cage Champion Aaron Wetherspoon (8-3). Ultimate Fighter 8 contestant Shane Nelson, coached by two-time UFC Champion BJ Penn, holds notable wins over George Roop and a 44- second TKO over Aaron Riley in the UFC. Nelson is coming off a 15- month layoff with a submission victory over Jai Bradney in Australia. Former KOTC Champion Aaron Wetherspoon spent his past two years away from the sport and made his return with a decision victory over Nick Reale. Wetherspoon was the longest reigning KOTC Welter Weight Champion and holds notable victories over Jeremiah Metcalf, Laverne Clark, and Thomas Kenny.

The co-main event features 6’6 BJJ black belt sensation Ricky Shivers (10-5-1) against hard hitting Kings MMA star Emanual Newton (15-6-1). In Shivers last fight, he finished KOTC vet Tony Lopez with a first round arm bar. Both fighters are on a three fight win streak. Shivers has finished his last three opponents via submission and Newton is coming off a hard fought decision victory over Ilir Latifi at Shark Fights 17.

Shark Fights 18 also features BJJ World Champion and Blackhouse Team Nogueira fighter Adriano Camolese (4-1), King of the Cage vet Ruben “Warpath” Villareal (19-21-3), and knockout artist Dave Huckaba (15-4). Camolese is the training partner of UFC superstars Antonio Nogueira, Anderson Silva, and Junior Dos Santos. Warpath and Huckaba have made their names synonymous with knockouts. Warpath has finished eleven of his nineteen fights via knockout and Huckaba has thirteen knockouts in fifteen victories. Shark Fights 18 guarantees to be an exciting night of fights.

. … Shark Fights 18 will take place on Friday, August 19, 2011 at John Ascuaga’s Nugget Hotel and Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada and will be broadcast via tape delay on Fuel TV beginning September 2. Doors Open at 6pm PST. Fights start at 7pm PST. Tickets for Shark Fights 18 are on sale this Wednesday, July 27. Tickets are priced from $20 to $120. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster retail locations, John Ascuaga’s Nugget, IFC Gym, and Carnal Dammage.

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