The MMA show: “Gentleman Flower Fighting Championship”, or simply 'GFC', will be promoting its 5th edition in Busan, the second most populous city in South Korea (behind Seoul), on May 1, 2021.
Despite concerns about the impact of the new coronavirus, officially called COVID-19, several promoters have confirmed the holding of the next MMA events in Japan.
The "Pancrase 313" will be held on March 8 and "RIZIN.22", initially scheduled for April 19, announced some more new fights yesterday.
The “Deep 94 Impact” is also confirmed and will be held on March 1st (Sunday). The event will take place at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, capital of Japan.
As a preventive measure against the new coronavirus in this next event of the "Deep Impact", a disinfectant will be installed near the entrance of the place.
Also as a response to the outbreak of the new coronavirus, event officials will also wear masks. In addition, they will be inviting the audience to wash their hands, disinfect with alcohol, gargle and also wear masks.
But the outbreak ended up affecting the event in another way.
A fighter from South Korea, young Jae Woong Byun (2-1), was unable to enter the country due to the new coronavirus. Therefore, your opponent, Makoto Takahashi (10-1-1) will be without a fight.
Another novelty is that Tatsumitsu Wada (22-11-2), current flyweight champion of “Deep Impact” and currently fighting for the ONE Championship, returned his belt. Therefore, it was announced that Makoto “Shinryu” Takahashi (10-1-1) will be the fifth champion of the “Deep Impact” in the flyweight category.
The 'main event' of the schedule will be between Yuki Motoya (23-8) and Takafumi Otsuka (27-16-1), in a fight valid for the middleweight division. They have fought more than 50 times under the banner of “Deep Impact”. However, they are currently on very different career paths.
Motoya, the former 'King' of the 'Deep' middleweights, had only one loss - to Kyoji Horiguchi - in his 17 fights to 2019. From then on, unfortunately, he lost three consecutive fights.
But it is worth remembering that Motoya has already won names like Je Hoon Moon (in “Deep 84 Impact”) and Makoto Kamaya (in “Deep 86 Impact”) and Kazuma Sone (In “RIZIN.12”). However, he ended up losing his last fight to Patchy Mix at the new year's event, "RIZIN.20".
Takafumi Otsuka, also a former middleweight champion as well as a former featherweight champion of 'Deep', defeated Rikuto Shirakawa by technical knockout in just 36 seconds in the 'Deep 91 Impact'.
He also defeated Yuki Takano at 'Deep 93 Impact', just two weeks before Nobuyuki Sakakibara's New Year's show, in which Motoya was defeated.
Otsuka has fought with the elite of the MMA world, from Bibiano Fernandes to Rafael dos Anjos, and has been fighting the best in the last decade.
In the 'co-main event' we will see a fight for the middleweight belt between Ryuichiro Sumimura (14-8) and Yuta Watanabe (22-9-4).
Sumimura won his last seven fights for 'Deep' and is the current champion up to 77.1 kg. However, the 33-year-old fighter suffered recent defeats at “RIZIN.21” and Bellator MMA Japan.
Watanabe, meanwhile, is coming from a winning streak in three fights, including a decision win over Yoichiro Sato in 'Deep 90 Impact'. These two fighters faced off for the first time in 2016, with champion Sumimura winning by rear naked choke.
Check out the 'Deep 94 Impact' card below, which will consist of 12 fights.
Deep 94 Impact
March 1, 2020
Yuki Motoya X Takafumi Otsuka
Ryuichiro Sumimura X Yuta Watanabe
Yasuyama Yokoyama X Daisuke Tatsumi
CHORUS X Dream Man
Kizaemon Saiga X Jack
Chikara Shimabukuro X Yamato Fujita
Ryosuke Oyama X Harry Stallone
Kouya Kanda X Kiyo Endo
Hashan Fucht X Shinasahisa Sasa
Yasutaka Ishigami X Kazuki Shibuya
Masato Nakamura X Tamizuumiryoku Xiang
Momoka Yoshikawa X Maya
Makoto Takahashi X Jae Woong Byun
(* The 'card' is subject to change)
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 28 / 02 / 2020
Photo : 'Deep Impact' was launched in January 2001. Currently, the event promoted by Shigeru Saeki is one of the most traditional in Japan. ( Credits | Courtesy : Deep Impact | Disclosure ).
Do you have what it takes to be Chatri Sityodtong's “apprentice”?
Just hours after the president and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sityodtong, announced several title fights on the next ONE cards from ONE: “Infinity 1” and ONE: “Infinity 2”, the agent also announced the launch of 'The Apprentice : ONE Championship Edition '.
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition will bring together the famous competition reality show and the largest global sports media franchise in Asian history.
This new edition of 'The Apprentice' will be presented by Chatri himself and will be under license from MGM Television. The show will feature sixteen participants chosen from around the world, who will compete in high-risk challenges designed to test their limits. The winner will receive a $ 250.000 job offer when joining the ONE Championship for one year under the guidance of Chatri Sityodtong himself.
The reality show will be produced internally by ONE Studios and will run on linear and streaming platforms across the pan-Asian region in the second half of the year. The program will also be distributed to major television networks and digital channels worldwide.
Sityodtong's life story - from poverty to wealth - is inspiring, and motivates millions of people around the world, having been reported on the BBC, CNN, Bloomberg TV, CNBC and other major media.
More recently, he was chosen by renowned Forbes magazine as one of Asia's next-generation moguls. Sityodtong - who has over 35 years of martial arts experience as a student, fighter, teacher and coach - has also been named “King of Asia Martial Arts” by the Financial Times and the 2nd “Most Powerful in Asia Sports” by FOX Sports, in addition to being inducted into the 'Hall of Fame' of the acclaimed publication Black Belt Magazine in 2019.
Sityodtong is a perennial speaker at the world's leading business conferences, such as the Forbes Global CEO Conference, Milken Institute, CNBC Asia Business Leaders Awards, YPO Edge, Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), Cannes Lions, Asian Leadership Conference and others.
He also holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University, in addition to being an entrepreneur residing at INSEAD, one of the best business schools in the world.
Sityodtong was also featured as a cover story in magazines of the size of Inc, Esquire, Playboy, CEO, Wealth, Tatler, The Peak, MillionaireAsia, Black Belt, and others.
In addition to Sityodtong, CEOs from across Asia will join him as guest judges on each episode of the new reality show.
Although business competitions are conducted and judged by these CEOs, the physical challenges will feature athletes from the ONE Championship, who will compete against selected participants in athletics and endurance games. The program will take place in different cities in Asia and the first season will consist of 13 episodes.
Those interested in participating in 'The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition' should follow Chatri Sityodtong on his official Instagram (@yodchatri) and post a 1 minute video talking about “why you deserve to be one of the 16 participants”.
You MUST tag Chatri (@yodchatri) and include the #ApprenticeONE Hashtag in your post to qualify. Make sure your profile is set to public.
To increase your chances of being selected, ask your friends and family to leave comments on Chatri's Instagram profile, saying why they think you deserve to join the program.
It never hurts to remember that by uploading a video through Instagram, you agree to the terms and conditions of that platform.
The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition may be the most difficult in the history of all 'Apprentice' programs.
You can register for the show by sending the form available on the official website of ONE Championship.
* Text from the collaborator Oriosvaldo Costa. | Written in 26 / 02 / 2020
Photo: 'The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition' will bring together 16 participants from all over the world and promises to be the most difficult in the history of all 'Apprentice' programs. ( Courtesy | Credits : ( C ) ONE Championship | Disclosure ).
The English phrase: 'WE ARE COMING!' (or in good Portuguese: “We're coming!”) marked the announcements that promised the return of the biggest mixed martial arts event in the state of Rondônia.