Some of Asia’s top prospects have been training in Singapore recently as Evolve MMA organized a global tryout. Sixteen fighters were invited and there are some well known names on the list.

Some of the Japanese fighters need no introduction to Asian MMA fans. They include two division Deep title challenger Yuya Shibata, ONE Championship bantamweight contender Shuya Kamikubo and Pancrase welterweight title challenger Takashi Sato.

The successful candidates will get a spot on the Evolve MMA fight team and will receive a salary to train and compete. Competition looks set to be intense with some elite prospects from Brazil, South Korean and the U.S also involved.

The fighters trying out are:

American bantamweight Cole Ferrell (3-0)
Brazilian strawweight Maira Mazar (6-2)
Japanese welterweight Hiroyuki Tetsuka (5-3)
Japanese strawweight Ryuto Sawada (11-4)
American featherweight Troy Worthen (2-0)
Japanese bantamweight Shuya Kamikubo (10-1-1)
Brazilian lightweight Joao Paulo Silva (10-3)
Brazilian featherweight Kaynan Kruschewsky (9-0)
Japanese flyweight Yuya Shibata (15-6)
Japanese flyweight Hayato Ishii (11-2-1)
Finnish flyweight Aleksi Toivonen (6-1)
Indian bantamweight Roshan Mainam (2-2)
Korean flyweight Kyu Sung Kim (9-2)
Japanese welterweight Takashi Sato (14-2)
Korean welterweight Nara Ha (0-0 pro, 3-0 amateur)
Australian boxer Ruby Tyler