Mashantucket, CT - The World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts (WCMMA™) and The World Mixed Martial Arts Championship (WMMAC) announced that Foxwoods Resort Casinos' MGM Grand Theater will be hosting the first Chinese mixed martial arts team to fight in the US as part of its Super Fight Series on Sept. 15, 2012. The Chinese will face three top American MMA Athletes in their respective weight divisions for world titles. These bouts will be a unification for the WCMMA and the WMMAC world titles.
“China’s culture is rich in combat sports, and we realize there are many great athletes there that are still undiscovered” stated Ed Catucci, Director of the WCMMA. “The Chinese are quality fighters”. “We are excited for this historic opportunity to bring these two competing nations into a Super Fight series against one another for the first time.” added Fred Milstein, CEO of the Beijing based WMMAC and its parent company Seven Stars Entertainment.”
Representing the Chinese in the Super Fights will be their MMA sensation Yang “The DRAGON” Jianping, Middleweight Wang “The BOSS” Sai, and Featherweight Yao “The MASTER” Honggang. All three are national champions with extensive backgrounds in both striking and grappling. The Americans who will be facing the Chinese will be announced in the coming days.
The first ever World Cup of Mixed Martial Arts™ will be held at Foxwoods® Resort Casino’s MGM Grand Theater on Sept. 15 as Team Portugal challenges Team USA, and Team China challenges Team USA in a Super fight series for three world titles in the Middle Wt., Light Wt., and Featherweight divisions. Also that same evening the WCMMA and the WMMAC will be unifying the Heavyweight World Title as Russian National Sambo Champion Alexey Oleinik will be facing two time FILA Grappling World Champion, Kelly Anundson of the United States.