Art of War Fighting Championship 9Saturday, November 24, 2007 Time: Doors Open - 1:30 PMEvent Starts - 3:00 PM Prices (include free delivery):200 RMB per ticket standard seating400 RMB per ticket ringside seating **10 or more tickets receive 20% discountTicket Hotline: 010-5129-50281381-027-2467 (English) 1591-076-6724 (Chinese)Address:Xing Guang Film StudiosNo. 7 Xing Guang XiangDa Xing District, Beijing
MAIN EVENTZhang Tie Quan (China) versus Erik Kalseth (Sweden) MAIN CARDLiu Guang Yao (China) versus Ole Baguio Laursen (Denmark)Aotegen Bateer (China) versus Jose Pitu Sans (Spain) Wang Guan (China) versus Zidov Dominik (Croatia)Dai Shuang Hai (China) versus Tadsapol Sinan (Thailand) He Peng (China) versus Sanun Somthong (Thailand)Yang Jian Ping (China) versus Nemat Bobomuhamedov (Uzbekistan) UNDER CARDLiu Jing Wen versus TBAWang Lei versus Yang Da HuYang Liang versus Zhang Ya FeiYan Meng Meng versus Wan Fei LongXu Lei versus Yu Long Fei* fight card subject to change
Get ready for a night of action as the 9th installment of AOW comes back to Beijing! Let's examine the fight card.
In the Main Event, Brazilian Jujitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing expert, Erik Kalseth from Sweden will be making his Art of War debut against "The Wolf of the Plains" and undefeated Art of War veteran, Zhang Tie Quan, from China. Kalseth has been training hard at Legacy Gym in Thailand under the watchful eye of Danish Muay Thai superstar, Ole Baguio Laursen. Kalseth is optimistic about his fight against Zhang Tie Quan and is looking to hand the Chinese fighter his first MMA loss. Zhang Tie Quan remains undeterred and reminds his fans that he has been training hard and that he will once again emerge victorious.
Returning to this AOW fight card is Aotegen Bateer of China, who is a 2x China national Sanda champion. His opponent is Jose "Pitu" Sans of Spain, a veteran mixed martial artist and Muay Thai fighter who recently made an appearance on the martial arts reality show, Contender Asia. Both fighters look well-matched as both have racked up 1 victory in the MMA ring. Will Bateer give his fans a spectacular repeat of his last appearance in AOW7? Or will the tough Spaniard stop him in his tracks? Both are looking to launch their careers in the MMA world and a victory at AOW9 will certainly send them off in the right direction.
Making his first appearance in the Art of War ring will be K-1 superstar, Ole Baguio Laursen. His opponent is Art of War 7 veteran, Liu Guang Yao. Liu Guang Yao is coming off a draw in his last bout and is out for blood. He will be looking to finish his Danish opponent via KO this time around. Laursen is famous in the Muay Thai circuit for his devastating kicks and elbows and has faced such greats as Buakaw Por Pramuk and Andy Sowers. Laursen has also fought Japanese MMA superstars, Caol Uno and Genki Sudo. Always explosive and entertaining, Laursen has been perfecting his ground fighting skills and predicts a victory over Liu Guang Yao via submission!
Also on the fightcard is Croatian, Zidov Dominik of Contender Asia fame. His opponent will be Wang Guan of China. Zidov, nicknamed the "Devil" for his fierce tattoos and aggressive fighting style, is looking to prove that his appearance on Contender Asia was not just a fluke. Dominik is the 2006 All Swiss Sanda champion and the current All Swiss Muay Thai champion. Wang Guan is unfazed by his opponent's credentials. Despite his youth, Wang Guan displays maturity inside the ring well beyond his 22 years. Calm and collected during his fights, Wang Guan is a calculating fighter with knock out power in both hands. He is a skilled opponent both standing and on the ground. This will be a war!!!
After a tough fought DRAW in AOW8, Dai Shuang Hai returns to the ring to face Muay Thai superstar, Tadsapol "Iron Leg" Sinan of Thailand. Tadsapol is a veteran Muay Thai fighter with over 120 Muay Thai fights and 80 victories to his credit. He is ranked #6 at Lumpini Stadium, the most prestigious Muay Thai arena in the world. He has been working extensively on his ground fighting skills and is looking forward to showcasing those skills to his Chinese opponent. Dai Shuang Hai is a Chinese Sanda veteran and holds an undefeated record of 6-0-1 in Art of War. Dai Shuang Hai is coming off a disappointing draw in AOW8 against Indonesian fighter, Fransino Tirta, who pushed Dai Shuang Hai to his limits in their last engagement. This time around, Dai Shuang Hai is looking to go back to his winning ways and wants to finish his opponent decisively in the ring.
Chinese fighter, He Peng "The Prince," will be facing off against tough newcomer, Sanun Somthong of Thailand. He Peng now has KO victories over 3 title holders in Mark Sangiao, Lennox Chance, and Filippo Cinti. He Peng possesses tremendous knock out power and will capitalize on his physical attributes to overpower his Thai opponent. Somthong is a veteran of over 60 professional Muay Thai matches and has been perfecting his ground fighting skills over this past year. Known for his speed and devastating combinations, he will be comfortable standing up or on the ground. This will be an exciting and fast paced fight and the outcome could go either way - KO or submission!
Nemat Bobomuhamedov of Uzbekistan, who displayed spectacular striking skills in AOW8 will return to face Chinese fan favorite, Yang Jian Ping. Bobomuhamedov was an awesome force to be reckoned with, and totally destroyed his opponent in the last AOW event. This time, he will be facing tough Chinese fighter, Yang Jian Ping, who disposed of Japanese jiu-jitsu expert, Setsuma Takeda in AOW6. Yang Jian Ping is very strong and fast and will be looking to take the fight to Bobomuhamedov. Bobomuhamedov will have to call upon his extensive sambo and judo skills as Yang Jian Ping is known for his great takedown skills. Will Bobomuhamedov be able to pull out a submission victory or will he opt for a KO? Will Yang Jian Ping have the skills to handle such an aggressive and fearsome opponent? Nobody can predict what will happen in this fight, but it is sure to be exciting and action-packed.
The undercard will feature 5 additional action-packed bouts featuring AOW veterans, Liu Jing Wen, Yang Liang, Wang Lei, Xu Lei, and Yang Meng Meng.
Don't miss a night of fights at the Art of War FC 10, Fists of Fury, on November 24, 2007.