Thursday, August 11, 2011

RUFF China Releases Fight Card for First Event, "Genesis"

Expect some technical grappling from lightweights Ta Yier and Zhang LiPeng in the main event.
The bout sheet has been posted for Ranik Ultimate Fighting Federation's inaugural event. The "first sanctioned" mixed martial arts promotion in China has assembled nine bouts, drawing fighters from some of China's top MMA camps.

The top of the ticket pits expert grapplers Ta Yier and Zhang LiPeng in a lightweight showdown.  Bantamweights Zhang MeiXuan and Liu PingYuan are also expected to settle matters on the mat. Such matches could disprove the idea that Chinese fighters are purely strikers. However, there will be plenty of toe-to-toe striking coming out of this card.

The latest press release is served after the break...

RUFF announces Genesis fight card
Thursday, 11 August 2011.

With a little under three weeks to go until RUFF’s debut fight, RUFF: Genesis, the Shanghai-based fight promoters have announced the official fight card for the upcoming event.

Featuring fighters from Xi’An Sports University, UMAC, China Top Team, Club Heroes and a few independents, the Genesis fight card sees grapplers Zhang LiPeng and Ta Yier going head to head in a classic lightweight battle, with bantamweights Zhang MeiXuan and Liu PingYuan squaring off in what is expected to be another ground-heavy fight.

Other notable matchups see 2002 China National Sanda Champion Zhao ZiLong taking on Shanghai-based Canadian Robert Sothmann in the light-heavyweight division, and Xinjiang native, and all-around fighter, Jumabieke Tuerxun doing battle with Li BoLin in the featherweight class.
The complete RUFF: Genesis fight card appears below, but please remember that the fight card is subject to change pending requisite medical evaluation.

Ta Yier vs. Zhang LiPeng 70kg
Zhao ZiLong vs. Robert Sothmann 93kg
Zhang Meixuan vs. Liu PingYuan 60kg
Wang Guan vs. Ramsey Dewey 70kg
Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Li Bolin 66kg
AMu RiJiRiGaLa vs. Zheng Peng 60kg
Xue GuoBin vs. Zhao WuHeng 68kg
Li LinLin vs. Dong YanJun 66kg
Ayideng Jumayi vs. Cui LiuCai 61kg

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