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Mixed Martial Arts Back in Hong Kong

Emily Veach The Wall Street Journal 23.06.2010
Kenny Yeung of Hong Kong in January’s tournament.

Hong Kong’s only professional mixed martial arts tournament is back for more Thursday night in the form of Legend Fighting Championship 2 in Kowloon Bay. The combination of specialties such as Brazilian jujitsu, muay Thai boxing and wrestling, has...

Jean-Claude Van Damme To Fight Olympic Gold Medalist Somluck Kamsing

Thailand’s Olympic featherweight boxing champion Somluck Kamsing will fight international martial arts star Jean-Claude Van Damme in a K1 MuayThai match in Las Vegas in March although there was another report out of Bangkok that said the showdown ...

Thailand may set Muay Thai standards

Phusadee Arunmas Bangkok Post 18.01.2010
Thailand may set Muay Thai standards

The government is preparing to propose a set of learning standards for Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to accommodate the expansion of boxing gyms overseas.

First Asian Martial Arts Games end in Thailand

The closing ceremony of the First Asian Martial Arts Games kicked off at 18:00 p.m. (1100 GMT) on Sunday at the Indoor Stadium Sports Complex, Bangkok's Hua Mark.

Thailand’s kickboxing team manager Suthisak Thandeekitkul, right in black suit, points his finger at Nasser Nassiri, vice president of the Asian Kickboxing Federation, left in grey suit, in a protest.

It seems that the inaugural Asian Martial Arts Games cannot have a trouble-free day. The Games, which have been marred by allegations of biased officiating, saw a fierce protest in yesterday's kickboxing finals at Chantana Yingyong Gymnasium.

Thais grab nine golds in Muay Thai at Asian Martial Arts Games

Thailand enjoyed gold medal-winning spree in the Muay Thai competition of the inaugural Asian Martial Arts Games after its fighters made a big scoop of nine gold at Nimibutr Indoor Stadium yesterday.

Kickboxing star spoiling for more fights in her life

It is easy to understand why Joey Lee is also called "Bam Bam" - she will be competing in the World Muay Thai Council Asian Championship being held in the SAR on April 21.

Thai Boxer Faces Arrest For Fraud In South Africa, world title fight called off after alleged medical fraud revealed

BOXING SOUTH AFRICA (BSA) is planning to formulate charges to have Thai fighter Fahsai Sakkreenin arrested for fraud after the Thai submitted a false medical certificate for his IBO Junior-Featherweight title clash against Mdantsane fighter Zolani...

Local and foreign Muay Thai fighters strike a pose yesterday in front of the Nai Khanomtom Muay Thai statue in Ayutthaya in celebration of Nai Khanomtom Day. SUNTHORN PONGPAO

For more than 230 years, the legendary Muay Thai master Nai Khanomtom has epitomised the universal spirit of the sport.

Thailand hosts the 1st Asian Martial Art Games 2009

Tourism Authority of Thailand 09.02.2009
Thailand hosts the 1st Asian Martial Art Games 2009

The Thai Cabinet together with the Olympic Council of Asia made an announcement during the 52nd OCA Executive Board Meeting in Bangkok for Thailand to host the 1st Asian Martial Art Games 2009 during 25 April - 3 May, 2009. This Asian Martial Art ...

UFC pushes to legalize MMA in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — The biggest fight for the mixed martial arts industry will not take place in any arena this year. Instead, it'll be in Albany, as lobbyists and industry executives try to persuade the Legislature to legalize the popular sport in Ne...

Kang heads WBC Muay Thai bill in Beijing; fly champ Naito targets Xiong

China's fighting hero Kang En moves into the front ranks of Muay Thai when he takes on the USA superstar Kevin Ross for the WBC Muay Thai interim international super-lightweight championship in Beijing, China next Sunday.

UFC beating down rivals

Tim Lemke The Washington Times 17.06.2008
UFC beating down rivals

It's common knowledge that mixed martial arts is one of the fastest-growing sports in America. But the sport essentially is dominated by one entity - the Ultimate Fighting Championship - as rival leagues fight to gain a foothold and, in some cases...

Hungry Alves a real test for veteran Hughes

Mike Chiappetta MSNBC 05.06.2008
Matt Hughes (left) and Thiago Alves square off at media day for UFC 85. Can the veteran hold off the upstart?

After a buzz-filled MMA weekend fades into history, the UFC tries to regain center stage. Unfortunately for them, they have to do it with UFC 85, an event that has been plagued by changes to the card because of a rash of injuries to key fighters.

Kimbo most watched MMA bout of all-time

CBS hoped that Kimbo Slice's internet following would travel with him to network television, and the gamble paid off. Main event draws over 6 million to watch Slice vs. Thompson

Faber's California cool faces Little Evil's heat

Mike Chiappetta 29.05.2008
Faber's California cool faces Little Evil's heat

Urijah Faber had just steamrolled to victory in his first pro mixed martial arts fight on November 13, 2003, when he realized he had an even more difficult task ahead of him: he had to tell his mother what he’d just done.

Penn Thwarts Sherk's Comeback in UFC 84

Dave Yanovitz The Washington Post 24.05.2008
UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn bludgeons Sean Sherk against the cage during his UFC 84 title match victory on Saturday in Las Vegas. (Eric Jamison - AP)

The big question entering last night's Ultimate Fighting Championship 84 lightweight title fight in Las Vegas was whether Sean Sherk could win clean -- and win after being out of the ring for 10 months. Sherk was stripped of his 155-pound lightwei...

Taekwondo boss believes selected trio will deliver

KITTIPONG THONGSOMBAT Bangkokpost 21.05.2008
Yaowapa Burapolchai

After Yaowapa Burapolchai won Thailand's first-ever Olympic medal in taekwondo - a bronze - in Athens four years ago, the popularity of Korea's martial art has reached a new height.