Hong Kong finally sees a professional MMA event hit the city on Halloween night as Vuyisile Colossa’s IMPI FC hosts its first event at the Southorn Stadium.
Colossa, a professional MMA and Muay Thai fighter, launched three seasons of an amateur White Collar MMA promotion before venturing into the pro MMA realm.
IMPI FC will eventually hold events on both sides of the world on two different continents as Colossa hopes to develop MMA in his birthplace of South Africa, to his adopted home of Hong Kong.
IMPI FC 1 will throw a few kickboxing matches in with the MMA, to give the Muay Thai hungry Hongkongers something to relate to.
Diego Nunes will be participating in one of these matches. However, the meat of the card will be the MMA, populated with locally-based and training fighters getting much needed experience in their own region.
Fighters on the card who will be known to MMA fans include a lightweight match between Donald Tong and Kenny Yeung. Tong has fought in Malaysian FC and Dare, while Yeung was a regular in Legend FC.
The event is being sanctioned and overseen by the newly-formed Hong Kong China Mixed Martial Arts Association, which aims to grow the sport of MMA regionally through ensuring safe practices, the integrity of the sport, and the livelihood of the participants.
IMPI FC 1 card includes:
MMA – Bantamweight
Mourad Ennaceri vs. Sean Stolarczyk
#11 – MMA – Middleweight
Nosherwan “Nosh” Khanzada vs. Ederson Cristian Macedo
#10 – MMA – Lightweight
Donald Tong vs. Kenny Leung
#9 – Kickboxing – 61 kg
Alvin Cooney vs. Tang Chak Ming
#8 – MMA – Welterweight
Bernard Fung vs. Yannick Tchieguen
#7 – Kickboxing – 70kg
Lee Tsun Yin, Jeremy vs. Diego Nunes
#6 – Kickboxing – 70kg
Shinji Ichinose vs. Champ Fairtex
#5 – Kickboxing – 70kg
Anson Chak Kom Ho vs. Thiele Dustin
#4 – MMA – Bantamweight
Sze-To Wa Hin vs. Max Leali
#3 – Kickboxing – 56.7kg
Sebe d’Almanda Remedios vs. Man Wong
#2 – MMA – Flyweight
Roberto Miguel Medalla vs. Micheal John Dacuno
#1 – Amateur Boxing -65.8kg
Tomoaki Katsuba vs. Chow wan choi