Battle Royale: Ascension - Rebel Fighting Championship

25th June 2016

Qingdao Sports Center, Qingdao

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BATTLE ROYALE: ASCENSION - REBEL FC's 8-Man Knockout Tournament Returns with a Vengeance!


EVENT DATE AND TIME
Saturday, 25 June 2016, 7PM

VENUE
Qingdao Sports Center, Qingdao, China


REBEL Fighting Championship's (FC) maiden event - The PROMISED ONES (最强者) - got off to an auspicious start on 27 June 2015 at the Qingdao Sports Center Stadium when a near-capacity crowd turned up to cheer on its hometown hero Liu Wen Bo as well as up-and-coming Chinese Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstars Song Ke Nan, Qing Ge Le, Bao Yin Na, Yao Hong Gang and Makshati Sailik.


Now, REBEL FC is back in Qingdao. Scheduled to be held on 25 June 2016, Saturday, at the Qingdao Sports Center, REBEL FC's second event in China will centre on its popular 8-Man knockout tournament. This format was first introduced in August 2014 with REBEL FC 2: BATTLE ROYALE in Singapore. It was a featherweight tournament that started from the quarter-finals in Singapore and reached thrilling heights with the semi-finals and grand final as part of the Main Card and Co-Main Event respectively in Qingdao as part of THE PROMISED ONES' fight card. The climax of BATTLE ROYALE saw the crowning of REBEL FC's inaugural featherweight champion, Kleber Koike of Brazil.


Dubbed BATTLE ROYALE: ASCENSION (一战成名), REBEL FC's event on 25 June 2016 is a welterweight tournament (77kg). Like REBEL FC’s maiden 8-Man featherweight tournament in Singapore, the quarter-finals will involve eight top-level MMA fighters battling for a place in the semi-finals and eventually, the welterweight championship belt. The semi-finals and grand final of BATTLE ROYALE: ASCENSION will be hosted on another yet-to-be confirmed date and venue.

The Battle Royale: Ascension quarters are as follow*:
1. David Hulett (USA) vs James Chaney (USA)
2. Song Ke Nan (China) vs Gerhard Voight (New Zealand)
3. Askar Mozharov (Ukraine) vs Luke Jumeau (New Zealand)
4. Lang Ting Gui (China Fighter) vs Kazuma Maruyama (Japan)


Aside from the Battle Royale* : Ascension quarter-finals, there will be five-international level fights. They are:
5. Han Guojun (China) vs Abel Brites (Australia) - Featherweight Division
6. Vernabe Lomibao (Philippines) vs Bao Yinna (China) - Featherweight Division
7. Koike Kleber (Brazil) vs George Hickman (USA) - Featherweight Division
8. Giovanni Moljo (USA) vs Rodolfo Marques Diniz (Brazil) - Featherweight Division
9. Luiz Jorge Dutra Jr (Brazil) vs Pavel Kusch (Ukraine) - Welterweight Division

*Fighter line-up is subject to changes due to injury or unforeseen circumstances

 



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