Hong Kong can be Asia's fight capital, fight promoters said, following the success of last night's White Collar Mixed Martial Arts Championship at Kitec. Jimmy Kong, executive director of organiser City Fight Club, said Hong Kong had the perfect set-up to stage major fights in the future, which could include boxing and Ultimate Fighting Championship title fights. 'This is our [the company's] home and this is the centre of everything,' Kong said. 'We're seeing Macau too because of its casino industry. We can make it a reality just like Las Vegas in the United States.' Kong said Hong Kong also had the perfect formula for staging major fights because of its long history of martial arts. 'China has had a history of kung fu for thousands of years. Bruce Lee was here 40 years ago. There's a strong international culture in Hong Kong. It's a financial centre. When people think of the cities that run the financial centres of the world, they think New York, London and Hong Kong,' Kong said. 'We're a city that represents opportunities on multiple levels and I think martial arts makes perfect sense. Hong Kong is in my heart but realistically to make the formula work best, we need to include Macau for the fact that this is where the casino capital of Asia is already. 'We want Hong Kong and Macau to be Asia's fight capital, It's a place for mixed martial arts and different styles. With that idea, Hong Kong can become the boxing capital for Asia. It can happen in Hong Kong.' Staging major fights would require big money but Kong said television rights from a big fan base could cover expenses. Around 500 fight fans turned out for last night's black-tie event. All 43 tables at the venue in Kowloon Bay sold out for the first mixed martial arts event of its kind in Asia. Kong was also successful during last night's event, appearing in the ring and winning his boxing fight on points against Gerard 'Sarge' Finlay. 'He was getting good hits in and he was definitely dangerous,' said Kong of the heavyweight contest that kick-started the tournament. All proceeds from last night's 10-bout event will go to local and overseas charities, from Diabetes Hong Kong to Hong Kong Dog Rescue. Auctions were held for items like Nelson Mandela's signed biography and Lionel Messi's signed Barcelona T-shirt. Table sales will help organisers reach their HK$8 million target.