ULTIMATE BEATDOWN 13: Tournament to crown 4 champions begins


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At its next event November 30, 2013, Malaysia’s longest-running MMA promotion Ultimate Beatdown starts a tournament to crown champions in four weight divisions.

UB 13 is a massive undertaking starting off with the move to a new venue. A partnership with KSL City Mall Hotel and Resort plus a new cage will take the promotion up a notch in production and atmosphere. The promotion was begun by Ultimate MMA and held in that gym before it moved to a local sports pub. Along the 3-year journey, the promotion has featured mostly local and locally-based fighters, and its evolution has seen it beginning to incorporate those from Thailand, India, and the Philippines.

UB 13 will be special in that tournaments across four weight divisions will begin: Flyweight, Bantamweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight. This will be a great way to begin ranking the fledgling fighters being produced in Malaysia. Six flyweights, six bantamweights, two featherweights, two lightweights, two welterweights, and two middleweights will kick of the first round of the tournament on this card.

The Middleweight Quarterfinal match is the headliner, Brad Robinson versus Trestle Tan.  Robinson (see interview here) and Tan are relatively new to MMA, but already have celebrity status which brings a lot of attention to this event. Robinson started out with an amateur white collar MMA competition and intends to blast through the tournament to eventually make his debut in ONE FC.

Additionally, UB 13 will feature a grappling rules card called “Subzero”, amateur MMA prelims, and K-1 kickboxing bouts.

Ultimate Beatdown 13
November 30, 2013
KSL MALL Exhibition Hall
Johor Bahru, Malaysia

1 – Flyweight Tournament Bracket A
Mohd Fouzein “The Underdog” (Melaka MMA) VS Lim Jen Loh (Penang Top Team)

2 – Flyweight Tournament Bracket A
Garie Tang (Impact MMA) VS Pranav Mantri (Evolution MMA India/fight G)

3 – Bantamweight Tournament Bracket A
Yadwinder Singh (Evolution MMA India/Fight G) VS Hanif “Predator” Zainal

4 – Bantamweight Tournament Bracket A
Mohd “Spidey” Firdaus VS Mohd Zakhir “Bullkiller”

5 – 72kg Catchweight
Sabastian Cole “The Conqueror” VS Mehrdad Malekizadeh (Iran)

6 – Lightweight Tournament Bracket A
Sanjivan (Evolution MMA India/Fight G) VS Mohd “The Devilbald” Alsebaie (Muayfit)

7 – Welterweight Tournament Bracket A
Rayner “King Karabau” (Karabau MMA) VS Shaharin “The Beast” (Grasio MMA)

8 – Bantamweight Tournament Bracket A
Mohd Faizul “E-joy” (Melaka MMA) VS Emilio Urrutia (JFC)

9 – 59kg catchweight
Nico Soe (Impact MMA) VS Mustafa Kamal “The Monster” (Sparta MMA SG)

10 – Featherweight Tournament Bracket A
Keith Alden (Evolve MMA) VS Malik Kreishan “The Savage” (Melaka MMA)

11 – Flyweight Tournament Bracket B
Kenny Yap(Monarcy MMA) VS Kumarasyan “Swift”

12 – Main Event Middleweight Tournament Quarter final Bracket A
Brad “Vanilla Gorrila” Robinson(Fight G/Ritual) VS Jun “The Minion”

Press release:

KSL Ultimate Beatdown powered by Everlast brings you a sweet, sweet match-up for our Sub-Zero main event — Ian Lee vs Shane Suzuki.

Ian Lee is one of THE best BJJ competitors in the country. Training under the legendary BJJ whiz Professor Escobar from Leverage Combat Academy, Lee has shown himself to be a craftsman of the popular art of submissions. His opponent, however, is no stranger; Lee will be facing a familiar face, someone he has met on the mats over and over again.

Shane Suzuki is a top competitor in the martial art in the region, having competed at an international level. A BJJ prodigy, Suzuki will be looking to make a statement in the Ultimate Beatdown cage and bring home the FINAL BJJ bragging rights to his stable, Fight G.

Both men have competed against each other several times, and each time the contested bouts were so even, that they had to do the tango over and over again in what is quickly becoming one of the most high-profile BJJ rivalries in this region.

Will Ian Lee’s BJJ wizardry show in this match-up, or will Shane Suzuki prove to be on another level in this submissions-only bout? Find out LIVE on the 30th of November at KSL City & Hotel Resort, at Ultimate Beatdown 13: Road to Glory powered by Everlast!

Ultimate Beatdown SUB ZERO (grappling) fight card
1) Jason DC vs Nur Aslam
2) Agilan vs Adil Hafidz
3) Chacharles “Serani Gila”(Gracio fight club) VS Jason Teh(Elitez MMA Klang)
4) Ivan Chua (BJJ Sg) vs Hilmi (Fight G)—–Purple belt gi match
5) Huang Shi Hao (BJJ Sg) vs Kelvin (Fight G)
6) Yves Tan vs Sam “real deal” Chan
Main Event of Subzero
7) Ian Lee(Leverage Combat Academy) VS Shane Suzuki (Fight G)—–Brown Belt Gi match

Amateur MMA fight card
1) James Thoo VS Benedict (Evolve MMA)—-Featherweight
2) Ben Lee (Elitez MMA) VS Chah Wee Hang (UMA)—–Bantamweight
3) Jamal (JFC) VS Mohd Fairul (Madman MMA)—–Bantamweight
4) Raymond”Monk” Beh (UMA) VS Amie Che Yun (Madman MMA)—Bantamweight
5) Jarek Kochanowicz (Evolve MMA) VS Irfan Rizqin (Muayfit)—–80kg catch weight
6) Warren(Muayfit) VS Bharath Sirige (Evolve MMA)—–Bantamweight
7) Patrik (JFC) VS Azmil (Grasio Fight Club)—–catchweight
8) Shahakazack (Muayfit) VS Wong Seng Tech—–Pinweight