Friday 7 September, 2018 Southorn Stadium; Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
On September 7, 2018, Hong Kong’s top mixed martial artists will gather in front of the Hong Kong crowd as Hong Kong’s most exciting Mixed Martial Arts Promotion JUST MMA returns to Wan Chai Southorn Stadium with JUST MMA – Hong Kong 3!
Continuing with the strong momentum from previous four shows, JUST MMA – Hong Kong 3 will feature some of standouts from the previous shows, as well as continuing with a strong lineup of local Hong Kong MMA stars going against the up and rising talents around the world such as Brazil, Singapore, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, China, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan and more. The September line up will feature 12 bouts, from amateur to professional levels, with local and international athletes showcase their skills and determination in front of the live Hong Kong audience.
JUST MMA – Hong Kong 3’s main card will feature Hong Kong’s MMA pioneer Kenny Yeung going against the Chinese rising star Cao Zheng in a lightweight showdown, while the previous JUST Macauslot Flyweight Tournament Champion Bak Tae Ho will return to the cage to go against the dangerous Ítalo Freitas.
The evening will start off with two amateur bouts with the JUST For Good Charity Program, with 4 fighters readied themselves and raised money and awareness for charities of their choice. The night will continue with JUST MMA bring in some big boys into the cage with some welterweight matchups including clash between Nosh Khanzada (Pakistan ) and Guilherme Araujo (Brazil), and Andrey Bibikov (Kazakhstan) against An Kyeong Jun (Korea).
Also on the card will be MMA veterans such as Bernard Fung (Hong Kong), Max Leali (Hong Kong), Roberto Medella (Philippines), Zhang Guang Tong (China) and more! Don’t miss your chance to support your favorite fighters live in Wan Chai Southorn Stadium on September 7th!
Doors open at 6:00pm, the charity bouts and undercard begins at 6:45pm, and the main card starts at 9pm. Stay tuned for more info, and follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/JUSTMMA.hk/!
Our first match up for the JUST For Good programme will be between the Australian Grappler Adam Hunter and Hong Kong Local Striker Lawrence Li. Adam is raising money for Dementia Australia NSW Division while Lawrence is fighting to support The Samaritans Hong Kong.
BOUT #2 - Welterweight* (80kg)
Our second match up for the JUST For Good programme will be between two explosive strikers, Lanner Pariyar and Enoch Chan. Enoch is raising money for Passerelles numériques while Lanner is fighting to support Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR).
A MMA pro debut match up for two fearless young fighters, “Lion” Choi Kim Shi from Malaysia will go head to head against Hong Kong’s Andy Tang. Active in Malaysia’s Amateur Kickboxing scene, Choi Kim Shi is known for his aggressive fighting style. On the other hand, Andy Tang is a familiar face to Hong Kong’s Amateur combat sport scene, competed in various of competitions such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, Muay Thai competitions and Amateur Shooto. Without a doubt, these two fighters will soon become the standouts of the new MMA generation in Asia.
Coming off with a submission win at JUST CKF Guangzhou in May, Ukrainian Narek Arutiunian now returns to the cage once again. Started training at the age of 11 in traditional Jiu Jitsu and started fighting professionally at 20 years old, Narek is a multiple champion in Jiujitsu, Pankration, MMA in multiple countries. Standing in his way will be Nazri Sutari from Signpore. Making his pro MMA debut, Nazri has been considered to be one of the most decorated amateur MMA fighters in Singapore, with an amateur MMA record of 6 wins and 4 losses.
Jomar Manlangit is no stranger to the Asian MMA scene and has recently become a familiar figure in Hong Kong. Manlangit comes from a family of fighters and is well rounded in his Muay Thai as well as his submission grappling. Coming off a fresh decision win over his opponent Zhu Sheung Kun in JUST CKF Guangzhou in a dominated fashion, Jomar Manlangit is looking to step up in his game and score another win in JUST MMA. Standing across the cage will be Adrian Fok. Stepped in as a replacement, Adrian is well versed both standing and on the ground, and is eager to get his winning record back on track.
Making their JUST MMA debuts will be Korean boxer An Kyeong Jun and Kazakhstan kickboxer Andrey Bibikov. Stepped in as a replacement, An Kyeong Jun is going to put his heavy hand and new found ground game into a test. Going against him will be the fearful kickboxer Andrey Bibikov. With both fighters confident with their striking skills, this match can ended up in a standup war.
The young Chinese fighter Zhang Guang Tong shocked the Hong Kong crowd at JUST MMA – Hong Kong in December 2017 by knocking Hong Kong Muay Thai specialist Tony Chu out cold with a left hook. Now returning to JUST MMA to search for another win, going against him will be Hong Kong’s Bernard Fung. Bernard is one of the most dedicated fighters in Hong Kong, and has been competing in MMA since 2011. With 188cm height and a long reach combining with his striking and grappling skills, Bernard will be one of the biggest challenges that Zhang Guang Tong have ever faced.
One of the most dedicated and active fighter based in Hong Kong, Nosh is a notable face on the Asian MMA scene. Coming off a hard fought lost, Nosh has been working even harder to improve his game, and has recently earned his Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Going against him will be the Brazilian power house, BJJ Black Belt Guilherme Araujo. With dangerous submission skills and heavy hands, Guilherme is not an opponent that Nosh can easily look passed.
Since 14 years old, Max Leali has been training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA with the intention to go professional. Coming off a dominant win over China’s Cao Zhen Hai in JUST MMA – Hong Kong 2 in March, Max Leali is going to face one of his toughest opponents up-to-date, another top fighter in the Hong Kong MMA scene, Roberto Medalla. A BJJ purple belt, Roberto Medalla has proven to be well-versed in his striking and grappling department. With both men hammered their way out for their victories at March’s JUST MMA – Hong Kong 2, this fight between Roberto Medalla and Max Leali is not a match to be missed.
BOUT #10 - Lightweight (70.3kg)
Lee Dong Ju
Training out of Korea’s famous Team MAD, Lee Dong started to train in BJJ and MMA in an young age and has been training for over 10 years. Initially started to train due to personal experience of bullying and want to train in order to protect himself and the public, Lee turned pro in 2016 and has steadily competing since. Going against him will be Russian Aleksei Podkolzin. Experienced in boxing and hand-to-hand combat, Aleksei owns multiple wins in MMA, Boxing and kickboxing, and this time he wants to prove he is a prominent force in JUST MMA.
Successfully winning the JUST Macauslot Flyweight Tournament, the 10th Planet Korea prospect Bak Tae Ho will returns to JUST MMA once again to fight the well rounded Italo Freitas. Nickname “Camaleo” , which means Chameleon in Portuguese, Italo Freitas received the name because of his ability to adapt to his surroundings almost immediately. Freitas proved his point in JUST CKF Guangzhou in May by submitting Duman Yerjiang even under a weight disadvantage. This match between Bak Tae Ho and Italo Freitas is no doubt a fight between the current best flyeweight fighters in JUST MMA.
JUST MMA Hong Kong 3 will see Cao Zheng and Kenny Yeung go head to head in front of the Hong Kong crowd! With an outstanding record of 6 wins and 1 loss, the well rounded Chinese rising star Cao Zheng came off from a hard fought decision lost at the last JUST MMA, and is now ready to return to the cage once again. Standing across the cage will be Hong Kong's own Kenny Yeung. One of Hong Kong's longest active professional Mixed Martial Artists, Kenny Yeung has been adding some serious ground fighting techniques on top of fierce striking skills.. This featherweight showdown between the Hong Kong’s MMA popular Kenny Yeung and rising star from China is the match that Hong Kong fight fans shouldn’t miss!