Sunday, March 06, 2011

No Holds Barred: Randall Yogachandra on Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship 3, Weekend Review 

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Randall Yogachandra, the CEO of I SEE Entertainment, which is the promoter and owner of the mixed martial arts promotion, the Abu Dhabi Fighting Championship (ADFC). We also briefly review the Strikeforce, Bellator, and HBO Boxing cards.
The ADFC will be having their third event Friday, March 11, at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. This will feature the finals of their open-weight tournament, with Marcos Oliveira taking on Shamil Abdurahimov.
In a lengthy discussion by Skype on Thursday, we spoke with Randall Yogachandra about this event, the concept behind the ADFC, and the importance of Abu Dhabi to the entire sporting world. They have big plans to expand throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, and work with other promotions all around the world, perhaps one day leading to the formation of an international federation for MMA.
We also open with a brief review and commentary on the main televised fights from this weekend. While Strikeforce certainly had an exciting show, the defeat of Dan Hornbuckle and Jim Wallhead in the quarterfinals of the Bellator welterweight tournament again showed that this might be the best tournament Bellator has ever held.
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