Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mixed Martial Arts makes its debut in Belize by the House of Shotokan

On Saturday, April 20th the House of Shotokan proudly brought Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights to Belize. These UFC style fights have become very popular and fans from all over Belize made their way out to cheer for Team Belize.

For the first time in Belize the octagonal cage and mat had been set up for these young men to do battle. Their opponent was Team Mexico who showed tremendous fighting style.

There were a total of 9 fights including the fight for the MMA championship belt which was taken by a Belizean. You can view the fights here:

In the end Team Mexico won 5 matches and Team Belize won 4 matches including the Championship belt. Belizean, Jamil Smith, won his championship match to become the new MMA Champ in Belize. Unfortunately for the Mexican fighter who ended the fight with an illegal kick to the face while the Belizean fighter was down.


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  2. Thanks for sharing. That's great news, congrats! Did you know you can make your own martial arts patches? They help students show their pride!

  3. Hello from EL SALVADOR:
    My name is Carlos Betancourt. I am president of Salvadorean MMA Comission as well as National Kickboxing Federation.
    I represent locally IMMAF International MMA Federation, WAKO World Asooc. of Kickboxing Org., and WKC.
    I promote XFC Extreme Fighting Combat
    you can check:
    We have done 3 big events so far and 4 small ones, plus plenty of amateur rankings. I would like to know if you have belizeans fighters interested in coming to El Salvador to next events. We have amateur, semi pro, and pro fights in a nice enviroment, with TV coverage, media exposure, fair matchups and of course we are looking to build up with the best athletes in our region.
    We pay all expenses, traveling and local logistics for fighter and cornerman.
    I also act as consultant for HFL in Honduras, San Pedro Sula and NFC in Nicaragua.
    let me know if you have some interest and we can talk about your being downhere for XFC