Red Card Sports Radio w/ Helen Harper, Danielle West and Thinesh John

Up for some chatter and opinions on Asian MMA? The Fight Club on Red Card Sports Radio, Singapore’s first Mixed Martial Martial Arts radio show, has you covered.

A recently launched monthly initiative, Red Card Sports Radio will be bringing you some unique and appealing content on all things Asian MMA for your listening pleasure.

In this edition, along with some reputable interviews, we have a stacked show that will be centered around a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu theme.

First off, we welcome the magnificent Helen Harper to the studio. ‘Hell Raiser’ was gracious enough to stop by and talk about her passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, training at Phuket Top Team and her training partners among other things. The 26-year-old will be making the trip to Vegas later this month, in her attempt to make the final cut of the UFC’s 20th installment of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality MMA series. Helen is also a talented writer with her very own column right here on Fight Sport Asia, titled ‘Road to the Pro’s’, where she details her life as a fledgling Mixed Martial Artist.

Then, we have Evolve MMA’s Herbert ‘The Blaze’ Burns back on the show but this time, via telephone. Herbert is coming off a spectacular victory at ONE FC 14: War of Nations, against a much fancied and experienced opponent in Harris Sarmiento. The 26-year-old gives us an outlook on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for MMA, it’s effectiveness and a possible interest in facing former ONE FC champ Honorio Banario in the near future.

Founder Daniel Fonseka joins us and he talks about the South East Asian Grappling Challenge, a recently launched grappling/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tourney that’s expected to take the Asian region by storm. Daniel sheds more light on why he started the tournament, the partnerships secured thus far and much more.

Team Lakay’s Mark Sangiao, one of the region’s top MMA coaches, joins us soon after and he chats about the global success his gym has sustained, the criticism that Lakay fighters faced for their lack of grappling skills last year and much, much more.

Our final interview of the show is with Sangiao’s protege, Mark Eddiva. The Filipino fighter talks about his upcoming tilt against Edimilson Souza at UFC Fight Night 42, his three year layoff prior to signing with the UFC and fighting in hostile territory in Brazil among other matters.

Lastly, with host Andy Whitelaw, Fight Sport Asia’s own Thinesh John and pro women’s 125-lbs/135-lbs fighter Danielle West break down Friday’s UFC card in Abu Dhabi. They provide their thoughts on the individual match-ups on the main card and a bout they’re looking forward to the most on the prelims.

All this and more, as ever, brought to you by the good folks at Red Card Sports, Singapore.

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