Asian MMA flexing its muscle

Return of UFC, rise of Asian fighters add up to huge year ahead for the sport

March 3, 2017 6:27 PM (UTC+8)
Jenel Lausa of Philippines celebrates after the conclusion of his flyweight bout against Yao Zhikui of China during the UFC Fight Night event at Rod Laver Arena on November 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jenel Lausa of Philippines celebrates after the conclusion of his flyweight bout against Yao Zhikui of China during the UFC Fight Night event at Rod Laver Arena on November 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)