Meanwhile up north of Malaysia, after a few business partner change and new sponsors coming in, an MMA promotion that used to be called Warrior FC, now is reborn as a golden child call Golden Warriors Fighting Championship (GWFC). GWFC launched it’s first event in July 2017, with 6 bouts which is a mixture of amateur and pro MMA fights with one Pro Kickboxing bout thrown in.
- Legendary MuayThai fighter Saenchai,
- Ev Ting (Malaysia’s MMA superstar and ONE Championship No.1 Lightweight contender),
- Thai MuayThai star and model, Parinya Jaroenphon, whom life is base upon for the 2003 Thai movie The Beautiful Boxer.
- Filipino boxer, Carlo Magali (WBC – OPBF Silver Champion )
- Cai Zongju (WIBA/GBU & IBF World No.2)
- Li Qiang (Ambassador of China Sports University)
The stars was there to promote a charity drive for orphanage homes in Penang. The drive not only has the objective of collecting funds for the homes but also to create more awareness and to motivate & inspired the children. At the same time K-One MMA Academy also celebrated it’s 16th anniversary with plenty of great offer for gym membership and lucky draw prizes. The presence of those martial arts celebrities adds colours and vibrancy to the celebration.
Initially the main event was scheduled for Ali Motamed of Tiger Muay Thai fighting Rodian Menchavez – Catalan Fighting System, Philipines; but Ali pulled out due to injuries and organiser scrambled to look for an opponent. Mohd Rizal from Team Karabaw Sabah stepped up to fill the void.
|Pro Kickboxing: Chian Kai Chee vs Mohd Al Hafiz|
|Co-main event: Mohd Rizal vs Menchavez|
The fight between Shem and Joshua was supposed to go down in January under the Warrior Fight Challenge brand, but as it goes, WFC is now defunct and a new golden child now takes over it’s place.
|the team behind GWFC 1|
After a successful launch for their first event, Golden Warrior FC 2 will be held in Penang’s K-One MMA Academy this 9 Sept 2017. Tickets will be sold at RM88 and MMA fans can sit cage side close to the action or choose to watch fights from seats on elevated platform that provide a great view of the whole golden cage.
This time 4 amateur MMA fight plus 4 pro fight will go down in the fight night dubbed as The Golden Fight.
For the amateur card, the highlight will be MIMMA Superstar, 3 times Flyweight Champion Seah Zhang Yu making a return to the MMA cage to fight an opponent from India.
For the Pro cards, a Battle of Borneo is in store where two of Borneo’s best flyweight will have a rematch. Mohd Hasbullah of Team Karabaw will rematch Dean Hamsah. The last time they met was in the grand final of Jesselton Fight League in 2015, Hasbullah won and became JFL’s bantamweight Champion. Expect an explosive match for these two.
Monarchy MMA representative Shaqueme and Mehdi Begheri will return to GWFC. They will be feature as the top two bouts of the night.
Shem will be facing a newcomer, Ernest Tang from Hong Kong, for the co-main event. While Iranian Mehdi Begheri whom is a wrestling coach in Monarchy will face Norshewan of Pakistan
Below is the full fight cards
Aaron Lo (MAS) vs Daniel Hakeem (MAS)
Hamizan Jammalulai vs Rudransh Azad (IND)
Seah Zhang Yu (MAS) vs Navdeep Agarwal (IND)
Mohd Hasbullah (MAS) vs Dean Hamsah (MAS)
Riko Chen (IDN) vs Donald Tong (HKG)
Lightweight (Co-Main Event)
Shaqueme Rock (ENG) vs Ern Tang (HKG)
Middleweight (Main Event)
Nosherwan Khanzada (PAK) vs Mehdi Bagheri (IRN)