Kazushi Sakuraba and Peter Aerts working with newly developed APEX Fighting Championship

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Kazushi Sakuraba and Peter Aerts working with newly developed APEX Fighting Championship

Post by Kingfedor on Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:05 pm

 
Two combat sports legends, Kazushi Sakuraba and Peter Aerts, in their respective disciplines are joining forces with Apex Fighting Championship to rebuild the Asian market for mixed martial arts. A press conference was held recently at the Seoul Plaza Hotel in South Korea to break down their plans for the future.

In addition to those two juggernauts that were in attendance at the presser were APEX CEO Ji-Hoon Park, former PRIDE FC rules director Shimada Yuji, former K-1 rules director Onari Atsushi, ex-WBC featherweight boxing world champion In-Jin Ji, and Apex sponsored fighters Doo-Won Seo and Ji-Hoon Kim.

In-Jin Ji, Kazushi Sakuraba and Peter Aerts will focus on finding, nurturing and mentoring young talent by putting on technical seminars four times a year for these individuals in Korea.

Emphasizing on fighter development, they will enlist the ‘The Gracie Hunter’ Sakuraba (Saku39 Grappling Championship) to look over the MMA and grappling aspects as well as have 3x K-1 Grand Prix Champion Peter Aerts (Peter Aerts Spirit) and In-Jin Ji overseeing the kickboxing and striking department.

The promotion is working on having six professional tournaments a year (MMA,Grappling,Kickboxing) starting from the end of this year or the beginning of next year.

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Post by TeamJohnPerretti on Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:01 pm

Sounds fantastic.
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Post by westcott123 on Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:03 pm

interesting i wonder what rule set they will use ?
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Post by westcott123 on Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:05 pm

be also great if apex and rizin work together not saying they won't but hopefully they do .
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Post by KakutogiBoomBap on Mon Oct 17, 2016 1:38 am

This sounds amazing. I'm very interested.
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Re: Kazushi Sakuraba and Peter Aerts working with newly developed APEX Fighting Championship

Post by CDF47 on Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:01 pm

westcott123 wrote:be also great if apex and rizin work together not saying they won't but hopefully they do .

Agreed

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