Shanghai – Canadian Robert Sothmann has become the latest fighter to sign with China’s newest MMA organization RUFF, recently agreeing to terms to fight at RUFF’s March debut, “Genesis.”
The 205 pound (93 kg) heavyweight previously fought for both Art of War and Martial Combat, compiling a 2-2 record, most recently losing to Brazilian Arthur Cesar in a second round TKO in September 2010.
Sothmann’s most notable victory came last June, when he defeated Chinese Zhang Jian Jun in the first round after a referee stoppage from strikes. He also squared off against legendary China MMA fighter Bao Li Gao in Art of War 6 in May 2007.
Video of Robert Sothmann defeating Zhang Jian Jun at Martial Combat 3, 6/16/2010 (worldwide IP addresses).
Video of Robert Sothmann vs. Bao Li Gao at Art of War 6, 5/26/2007 (China IP addresses).