Ultimate Beatdown 16: a grudge match, wrestlers crossing over, and amateur champs



Ultimate Beatdown 16
Ultimate Beatdown 16

Ultimate Beatdown 16 will be held on March 28, 2015 at the Plaza Sentosa in Johor, Malaysia. The event will be headlined by Mohd Fouzein versus George Mascardo Jr.

UB 16 will feature a whopping 33 fights, consisting of the MMA main card plus kickboxing and boxing bouts. Fouzein is well-known the the Malay MMA community having fought there in 11 of his 12 fights. Mascardo is also known in Malaysia as all of his fights have been there. This will be a rematch for the two. In a previous meeting, Fozein came out the victor with a first round arm bar.

About the match, Mascardo Jr stated,

“I will give the fans the show they deserve, by doing my utmost best and fight the fight everyone wants and deserves to see.”

Fouzein replied,

“He is coming off a TKO victory in the previous Ultimate Beatdown but as the great GSP would say, I was not impressed with his performance. I am going to make a statement in this fight. I am no longer a one-dimensional fighter. I am a complete fighter now and the fans are in for a treat!”

Malaysia’s longest running promotion was originally the brainchild and effort of the Ultimate MMA gym, and has since grown into a platform for many of Malaysia’s burgeoning fight community to launch their careers. The promotion and the country’s MMA scene have evolved in tandem. Ultimate Beatdown continues to improve on its setting, officiating, and match making.

It’s also a platform for competitors from other combat sports to get their feet wet in MMA, as noted by regional BJJ competitors Alvin Ang and Hosein Basirian facing off, plus wrestlers Rahul Raju and Jarek Kochanowicz having a go at each other with punches included.

Regional amateur champions also dot the card. Singapore FC Bantamweight Champ Aloysius Toh will face Arthur Andre, and Malaysian Invasion MMA Middleweight Champ Chong Ji Yi will change up to light heavyweight against Shafiq Showtimer.

Check out the Ultimate Beatdown 16 trailer to see how the promotion has grown though the years.

UB 16
March 28, 2015
Plaza Sentosa
Johor, Malaysia

Amateur MMA

Normaszatulhuda bt Mohd Nazri (Twins Tiger) / Malaysia
Hayatun Najihin (Ultimate MMA Academy) / Malaysia

Charmayne Hughes (Evolve MMA)
Jennifer Leigh Norris (Juggernaut Fight Club)

Daniel Noel Louis (Merican Muay Thai) / Malaysia
Benjunior “The Ace” Bindamin (Ace Gladiator Squad MMA) / Malaysia

Arthur Andre (BJJ SG) / Singapore
Aloysius Toh (Impact MMA) / Singapore

Rahul K Raju (Juggernaut Fight Club) / Singapore
Jarek Kochanowicz (Evolve MMA) / Singapore

Hosein Basirian (Kambiz Warriors) / Iran
Alvin Ang (Impact MMA) / Singapore

Mohd Najib Yosong (REPS Fitness) / Malaysia
Sharizal bin Mohamed Ismail (Team SC) / Singapore

Luke Julius Kwan (Evolve MMA) / Singapore
Abdul Hafiq Adnan (Twins Tiger) / Malaysia

Gary Ng Kai-Yi (Evolve MMA) / Singapore
Tan Wee Hean (Power Fist Gym KL) / Malaysia

Tee Jac Yoe (Ultimate MMA Academy) / Malaysia
Hisyam Kamarulzaman “Prodigy” (Ace Gladiator Squad) / Malaysia

Yves Tan (Ultimate MMA Academy) / Malaysia
Ahmad Mazlan Ahmad Zaidi “Lan Badboyz” (Ace Gladiator Squad) / Malaysia

Joseph “Havoc” Yap (Elitez MMA) / Malaysia
Arther Bindamin (Ace Gladiator Squad) / Malaysia

“The Fire” Tan Sau Ping (Elitez MMA) / Malaysia
Ahmad Iswandi (Shogun Fight Gym) / Singapore

Muhammad Yunus (REPS Fitness) / Malaysia
Mohammad “The Tanker” Suffee (Street Division Combat) / Malaysia

Chong Jing Yi (UMA) / Malaysia
Syafiq “Showtimer” Jamal (Power Fist Gym KL) / Malaysia

Main Event
Mohd Fouzein Fozi “Underdog” (Malacca MMA) / Malaysia
George Mascardo Jr. “Kingpin” (REPS Fitness) / Philippines


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