Last updated: May 29, 2019 | 2202 Views | NEWS
Pole dancers, world-class production, top combat athletes and explosive fights - MAS Fight has done it again!
After months in preparation, MAS Fight Hong Kong Grand Prix concluded on a grand note with seven exciting bouts that kept the audiences at the edge of their seats. The event took place on 28 May at the Star Hall KITEC (Kowloon International Trade & Exhibition Center) with a large turnout that included fight fans and even celebrities.
All competitors went into the ring, determined to put on a show. They fought their hearts out, for both glory and a chance at the bonus prize money. With MAS Fight rules, all fighters held nothing back in the 9-minute bouts, pushing themselves to finish their opponents by all means possible.
The event got off to a rousing start with China’s Liang Weiyang overwhelming his Hong Kong opponent, Donald Chung with strong knees. Despite his outstanding performance, Liang was not able to put Chung down, who fought with a warrior’s heart.
Another commendable effort came from 46-year-old Quinton Arendse who took on 24-year-old Liang Shoutao. The South African’s experience showed as he stood toe to toe against an opponent half his age. Liang was not looking for a draw and drew strength from his better fitness condition. However, he wasn’t able to finish even with a last-minute knockdown.
In one of the most closely-contested match-ups of the night, Brazil’s Italo Rodrigo fought tooth and nail against Chinese fan-favorite, Zhang Meixuan. The two mixed martial exponents threw everything they have in the bag including a few grappling throws. Zhang came close to outstrike his opponent in the final minutes of the match but Rodrigo stood his ground and both settled for a draw.
Thai phenom, Yodwicha Banchamek made his promotional debut for MAS Fight in the main event against renowned fight veteran, Vuyisile Colossa. Yodwicha took the fight in stride at the start before exploding into his usual beast mode as he rained kicks, punches and knees on Colossa. It was a clear dominance by the Thai fighter, who would have taken the victory under points. With both fighters standing at the end of the 9-minute thriller, the bout was declared a draw.
No fighter was able to claim the KO bonus prize as all matches concluded in a draw. This is certainly an expected result but goes to show the quality of the matchmaking as well as the heart of the fighters.
MAS Fight will return to Hong Kong on 8 October for arguably one of the promotion’s biggest shows to date. More details will be announced in the next article.
In the meantime, here are the full results for the event on 28 May:
Main Event - Thailand vs South Africa
Yodwicha BANCHAMEK DRAW vs Vuyisile COLOSSA
Brazil vs China
Italo Rodrigo DRAW vs ZHANG Meixuan
Japan vs China
Koji SHIKUWA DRAW vs BO Fufan
Thailand vs China
Johnny DRAW vs WANG Wenfeng
China vs Hong Kong
LU Xiaohan DRAW vs MAK Tin Yu
South Africa vs China
Quinton ARENDSE DRAW vs LIANG Shoutao
China vs Hong Kong
LIANG Weiyang DRAW vs Donald CHUNG