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UFC Singapore interview: Mark Fischer

Executive vice president and managing director of UFC Asia Mark Fischer talks about the first UFC event in Southeast Asia and the MMA scene in this region. Q: MMA is still considered a new sport and hence it is still an education process. Are people catching on quickly? A: Yes absolutely. This is a great […]

Best of UFC Fight Night 34 Singapore

It’s the first time that the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is in Southeast Asia and I’m really grateful for the opportunity to cover this history-writing event. Held at Marina Bay Sands, the UFC Fight Night 34 was attended by a sell-out crowd of 5,200. It was four days of UFC for me last week, starting […]

UFC Singapore: Weigh-ins

After all the pre-fight events, the excitement and anticipation starts kicking in from the official weigh-in. Held at 6.00 pm at the skating rink of Marina Bay Sands, I suddenly found a greater reason to like MMA – because these fit guys start stripping down to their underwear. Ok, just kidding!┬áSome of them even had […]

UFC Singapore: Square-offs

Pre-fight events continued on Thursday, for the inaugural UFC Fight Night Singapore. It was media day for selected fighters – Royston Wee, David Galera, Shunichi Shimizu, Kang Kyung-Ho, Sean Soriano, Tatsuya Kawajiri, Tarec Saffiedine and Lim Gyun-Hyu – as we went around interviewing whichever fighters we wanted. Closing the session were the square-offs between selected […]