The ONE Championship announced that “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” will be held at Shibuya O-East in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan on October 5, 2021 (a Tuesday in Japan).
With the cooperation of Chatri Sityodtong (CEO of ONE Championship), Kazuhiro Sakamoto (Shooto & VTJ 'Promoter'), Shigeyoshi Akiyama (Sustain), Yuji Kitano (ABEMATV) and Ryo Chonan (Trybe Tokyo MMA), it looks like they will be able to. to perform “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition” this time.
The tournament will be broadcast exclusively 'live' on ABEMATV, as announced by Mr. Yuji Kitano.
Yoshihiro Akiyama himself, fighter known by the nickname “Sexyama”, struggled a lot to get sponsors for this MMA competition.
-“Due to the prolonged health crisis, I learned that beginning fighters have fewer opportunities to fight than I do at 46 years old. However, I have not been able to attract enough sponsors to run the tournament previously. But now, while I was recovering from an injury, I called my friends to raise funds and we decided to do 'Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition' this time.”-announced Akiyama, through his social networks.
Hideyuki Hata, ONE Championship Japan branch representative, is also supporting the holding of the event.
-“I am delighted to be able to hold the fifth 'Road to ONE' this time, after the tournament in February this year. We will be able to provide more fighting opportunities for athletes. We will take preventive measures against infection by the new coronavirus. I am so honored to be here and deeply grateful to everyone involved. I hope that all participating fighters will be able to offer a brilliant tournament for everyone. Look forward to it," he said in a press release.
The event's 'card' will be “announced at a later date”, but there is another question that remains: will Akiyama himself participate only as a producer of the tournament or will he also fight? Will there be enough time for him to recover from his injury?
With a 'record' in MMA consisting of 15 wins, 7 losses and 2 'No Contest', Yoshihiro Akiyama is currently part of the ONE Championship's squad. His most recent fight was a “KO” victory over Sheriff Mohammed in the ONE main event in February 2020. In the future, he would like to promote an ONE tournament: “Japan vs. Korea".
Stay tuned for additional information about this tournament produced by Yoshihiro Akiyama.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 13 / 09 / 2021
Caption: The flyer for the promotion of “Road to ONE 5th: Sexyama Edition”.
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Caption : The 5th edition of “Road to ONE” will be produced by Yoshihiro Akiyama.
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Interview with Dinaldson Silva on the renowned YouTube channel: 'Padial Jiu-Jitsu'.
Dinaldson, known as “Dolinha”, is responsible for rescuing the work of Hugo Lira, who did a lot to promote Vale Tudo matches in Paraíba and Northeastern Brazil.
He was interviewed by Sandro Padial himself and by Historian Fábio Quio Takao.
Beauty & Spa Day
On May 8, 2021, (holiday GOOD WEEK Japan) Saturday in Kariya City, Kariya Industrial Promotion Center. An event for women was held. MOTHERS DAY EVENT Beauty & Spa Day, organization of the Sierra School JBHA (Japan Brazilian Holistic Association) coordinated by Mônica Kawai, responsible director and Sandra Celusa, member of the organizer of the school.
the slogan “You Most Beautiful Woman”.
Aimed at presenting professionals of holistic therapies and oriental aesthetics, they demonstrated their talent with a brief explanation and practice of their techniques.
The event's objective is to provide a special day for moms to look more beautiful for their special day with all the care and affection they deserve.
Thinking about how important women are and all the dedication they dedicate every day, we created a special menu for the Beauty Day Spa:
Aromatherapy Body Care.
Moroccan Roses Exfoliation.
Spa Foot (Fodal Reflexology).
Spa candle Massage.
Facial Gua Sha.
We had a demonstration by Therapists and Massage Therapists: Pilar Miranda Noda and Ana Paula Sekiguchi.
Pilar Miranda Noda featured among her works the cone therapy that she also teaches in the Spanish language, at the Ana Paula Sekiguchi school, she presented, among her works, her aromatic productions of personalized cosmetology of products and handcrafted decorations of dehydrated natural flowers.
The Holistic Therapists graduated from the Aromatherapy courses applied in foot reflexology technique Rosana Hirano, David Urbina and Renilde Kanekiyo were also present at the Aromatherapy Body Care course. Rosângela Shine Bolzani and Marcia Yamauti were honored despite not being present with the decoration made in honor to graduates with the theme of India and the heart of healing with the highlight of the book Ancient Secrets by a master healer who inspired holistic studies and ethics. Special participation of Angelica Hayassaka beautician and holistic therapist from Kanagawa Yokosuka with the highlight of Aromatherapy and Aroma therapy with the principles of oriental techniques and healthy beauty.
After racking up huge losses - which increase every year - the ONE Championship announced on Monday that it was cutting 20% of its team worldwide as a way to 'ensure its longevity'.
However, Josh Gross - a journalist specializing in MMA - commented that the layoffs go well beyond the 20% that ONE announced, with a figure "closer to 50% - 60% of its workers, which includes all freelancers hired" .
It is worth remembering that in 2018 alone, the company had losses of almost $ 59 million, totaling $ 126 million in accumulated losses.
Also on Monday, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced a $ 70 million increase in institutional investor funds. Despite this cash injection, he said job cuts in "non-essential" areas are needed to isolate the company from an expected economic slowdown.
The extra funding came from existing sponsors and a new institutional investor - a "$20 billion fund" from the United States whose identity will be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Singapore-based organization, which promotes MMA, Muay Thai and kickboxing cards across Asia, has between 201 and 500 employees, according to its LinkedIn profile.
However, the promotion that has not hosted an event since February, may resume the promotion of fight shows as of July, according to comments by CEO Chatri Sityodtong granted to AFP: Agence France-Presse, still on Monday .
But even before the return of the ONE Championship shows next month, the One Hero Series, an elimination tournament that selects fighters for the main events of the franchise, will be held in Shanghai (or Shanghai) in the next days 20 and 21 June, with ONE Hero Series 13 and ONE Hero Series 14, respectively.
The ONE Hero Series 13 'main event' will be a rematch between Ze Lang Zha Xi and Liang Hui. The two have fought a few times on the Chinese mixed martial arts scene.
Zha Xi (12-4-1) is coming from a decision victory over Bu Huo You Ga in ONE Hero Series 12 last December. It was the third consecutive victory for the WLF veteran.
In turn, Hui (5-4-1), will make his debut in ONE Hero Series. He faced Zha Xi for the first time at Kunlun Fight 45 in 2016 and on that occasion the fight ended in a draw.
Previously, all ONE Hero Series events were broadcast on YouTube. The public around the world could watch the complete event 'live' as well as its reproduction on the free video streaming platform.
But both the ONE Hero Series 13 and ONE Hero Series 14 will be broadcast only in China. It remains for MMA fans outside that country to seek the results of the events later, on specialized websites.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 17 / 06 / 2020
Photo : Legend vs. legend. Demetrius Johnson vs. Bruce Lee, in artistic conception of the ONE Championship. Lee continues to inspire China's new generation of fighters. ( Credits | Courtesy : ( C ) ONE Championship | Disclosure ).
The Ceará Football Federation (FCF) can now go back to work and finalize the new Cearense Championship calendar.
The covid-19 pandemic hit Muay Thai hard in Thailand, with tournaments and stadiums being the first to close due to the quarantine decreed in Bangkok from March 21 and that initially would last 14 days. With the increase in cases and deaths, in addition to the extension of the confinement, the curfew was decreed.
Without any income, many fighters returned to their provinces where training stopped. The fighters have thus joined millions of unemployed people because of the virus, which has devastated Thailand's tourism, entertainment and restaurant industries.
For most professional fighters in Thailand, the ring served as a way out of poverty for them and their families.
The government promised a monthly cash delivery of 5.000 baht (R $ 800) to affected workers.
But fighters without a specific license are not eligible for aid, says Jade Sirisompan of the World Muay Thai Organization.
However, the fighters will be able to return to the ring soon, as with the apparent control of the pandemic, the quarantine is expected to end in late May and the ban on stadium fights is expected to fall in mid-June.
It has even been announced by the general and specialized media that Thai boxing stadiums (Muay Thai), notably Ratchadamnoen (or Rajadamnern) and Lumpinee, are due to reopen on June 15. The news was also confirmed by one of the sport's organizers in Bangkok, Thailand's capital and most populous city.
Sumet Suesattabongkoch, a Muay Thai promoter at Ratchadamnoen Stadium, said the fights are likely to be broadcast only on TV and that the public will not be able to watch the fights inside the stadiums.
- "The good news is that there is hope for the Thai boxing industry, as it is already said that the [stadiums] will be unlocked by, at the latest, June 15th." - said Sumet.
He also expressed condolences for those who died in the coronavirus pandemic and asked the Thai government to help the Muay Thai industry that was hit hard by the new virus.
- “I would like to ask everyone in the Thai boxing industry to hold on a little longer. Everything will be fine soon. ”- added Sumet.
Dozens of coronavirus infections in Thailand were attributed to a night of fighting on March 6 at Lumpinee Stadium. The fighting took place in the army-owned facilities, despite a government-issued closure order. The crowded arena led to hundreds of contaminations, including the announcer, stadium officials, politicians and army officers.
The military later announced an investigation into the incident, but no results were published at the time of publication.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 05 / 05 / 2020
Photo : Thai boxing became popular all over the world thanks to the films by Jean Claude Van Damme and the fighters who represented Muay Thai in MMA competitions, as well as events such as K-1. ( Credits | Courtesy : tvtoday.de | Pinterest.com | Disclosure ).
On this Wednesday afternoon, (April 14, 2021), a press conference was held about the event “KNOCK OUT 2021 vol.3” which will be held on May 22, 2021, at Korakuen Hall, in Tokyo, capital from Japan.