KOTA KINABALU – For mixed martial arts (MMA) fans and MMA fighters around Sabah; the quarterfinals will be another step closer to telling who will go home with the championship belt and prize money worth RM20,000.
This season the tournament will be held this Saturday, April 4, at the Foo Chow Hall, Luyang from 7pm until midnight.
The try-out round of JFL was held on October 18th last year and more than 100 aspiring MMA fighters signed up for the ultimate test. The first ever tournament-style MMA fight league in Sabah, JFL is fully organized by Karabaw Martial Art & Fitness Gym, KK.
This time around, there will be 13 bouts with 26 fighters duelling for the semi-finalist spots. The main event for the quarterfinals will be a welterweight bout between Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts (MIMMA) Season 1 heavyweight champion from Team NOMAD, Adrian Tham and Muay Thai Specialist from DIHNAR MMA, Shafiq Akmal.
There will also be two co-main events featuring a flyweight bout between Writh Kataposan (Keningau MMA) and Eddy Kalai (Kalai Boxing) as well as a lightweight bout between Terence Bungkilim (Karabaw MMA) and Samuel Lai (Borneo Tribal Squad).
In addition to local Sabahan fighters, JFL has also received participations from Sarawak, Peninsular Malaysia, as well as other Asian countries. The JFL ladder match will have a 3×3 minute-round format in which fighters will fight for three rounds of three minutes each.
JFL is sponsored and supported by DIHNAR Boxx Arena, Cock & Bull Bistro, 333 Fight Gear, USI Equipment, Potosan Corner, Lady Bug Bridal and Photography, Kookie Jar Communications & PR, Tamparuli Stickers, Mitsubishi Motors and the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sabah. Tickets are selling at RM25 (regular seating) and RM50 (VIP seats) each. – SayangSabah