The colorful Lion Dance, which has been practiced for thousands of years in China, is performed to bring luck and prosperity to the new year.
Rosemead’s Lunar New Year celebration will feature not only the dance, but also singers, contortionists and other entertainers.
Lunar New Year, also known as Chinese New Year, in 2011 is actually Feb. 3.
The festival is scheduled for Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UFC Gym Parking Lot, 8920 Glendon Way.
PART 1: KNOXX video host Eucina Luks interviews Josh “The Punk” Thomson as he is set to fight Tatsuya Kawajiri on New Years Eve in Japan.
He talks about his training and short notice for this fight, training during the holidays and about not lifting weights
PART 2: KNOXX video host Eucina Luks interviews Josh “The Punk” Thomson as he is set to fight Tatsuya Kawajiri on New Years Eve in Japan.
He talks about Koscheck’s fight with GSP ( He says Koscheck broke his orbital bone and RIPPED OFF his toe nail during that fight! ), his previous experience in fighting in Japan and Strikeforce in 2011
The front-runner event to host the bout is Ultimate Fight Night 24 on March 30. Although not officially announced by the organization, that card is expected to take place in Seattle, Wash. The UFC is also expected to hold events on March 3 and March 19.
Hardy, 23-8 with 1 no contest, has lost his last two fights in a row. He dropped a welterweight title fight to Georges St-Pierre in March and suffered a first-round knockout loss to Carlos Condit in his home country of England in October. Prior to his recent losing streak, “The Outlaw” had won seven fights in a row.
Meanwhile, Johnson hasn’t competed since November 2009 when he lost via second-round submission to Josh Koscheck. He was supposed to fight John Howard in March, but a knee injury suffered in training forced him to pull out of the bout. Prior to the Koscheck loss, the 8-3 fighter had won three in a row.
Thomson vs Kawajiri set to fight in Japan on Dec 31st, 2010