Asian Fighters Cash In on Rising of Mixed Martial Arts

September 24, 2014 - Less than a minute read

(MANILA-AFP) – In a caged ring at a newly built sports arena in the Philippine capital, 20 martial artists from around the world try to choke out, knock down or submit each other for thousands of paying fans.┬áScantily clad ring girls saunter on stage in between rounds to loud rock music and cheers, part of the razzle and dazzle of professional mixed martial arts, or MMA, that is hugely popular in the United States and is growing in Asia.

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