Ed's note: First, watch the above trailer. It's awesome, isn't it? It's the preview for The New Masters, a proposed full-length documentary about mixed martial arts in China directed by Christopher Cherry and David Dempsey. You can learn more about it, which has the makings of something special, over on its Kickstarter page. Or keep reading, as screenwriter and producer Sascha Matuszak explains the inspiration behind this project.
Ultimate Fighting Championship held its first show in China on Saturday when it put on UFC Macao in front of a capacity crowd of more than 8,000 at the The Venetian's Cotai Arena. This wasn't the first time China has hosted mixed martial arts, but the UFC is the top promotion in MMA, so this was a big deal. Among the highlights was a win by Vietnamese middleweight kickboxing champion Cung Le in the main event.