Three of the biggest stars from the heyday of Japanese mixed martial arts, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and Kid Yamamoto, will return on UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena. For Akiyama and Yamamoto, it will be their first fight in more than two years. Three of the biggest stars in Japanese mixed martial arts history will return for UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena in what is scheduled to be the most star-loaded show to date on Fight Pass.Takanori Gomi (35-9, 1 no co more
Since they're all in the twilight of their careers, it seemed natural for the UFC to add Takanori Gomi, Norafumi "Kid" Yamamoto and Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC Fight Night 52 card in September in Japan, according to Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting.
Although none of the three men have flourished since joining the UFC, the company's brass must assume that if anything's going to motivate them, it'll be the UFC's first trip to Japan since UFC on Fuel TV 8.
Of the three, only Gomi fought on the UFC on more
SAN ANTONIO – Marcelo Guimaraes earned the win over Andy Enz, though the judges nearly took away a rightful victory.Filed under: News, UFC more
After his first loss in nine fights, Hacran Dias spent 13 months on the shelf dealing with various ailments. His return to the cage came tonight (Sat., June 28, 2014) on the main card of UFC Fight Night 44 in San Antonio, Texas, in a 145-pound showcase against Ricardo Lamas, himself coming off a loss to Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo.
Quite the welcome back, no?
Dias certainly didn't seem to be suffering from ring rust, walking through some early leg kicks to box Lamas up while landing power s more
The co-main event of tonight's UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" showcase at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, featured Ultimate Fighter (TUF) winner Kelvin Gastelum in a welterweight battle opposite Nico Musoke.
Well... it was scheduled to be contested at welterweight but Kelvin came in heavy at 172-pounds, forfeiting 20-percent of his purse in the process.
The two wasted very little time striking and got right to grappling and working each other on the mat. Musoke was getting the more
In the co-main event, the TUF 17 veteran pulled off an unanimous decision victory over Musoke. In the co-main event of tonight UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Stephens out of San Antonio, TX, TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum takes on Nico Musoke. After 3 rounds, the TUF veteran proved himself the better fight and took the unanimous decision victory.
Musoke took the first round through Octagon and positional control. He backed Gastelum into the cage the forced a takedown. Despite Gastelum finding an es more
The main event of tonight's (Sat., June 28, 2014) UFC Fight Night 44: "Swanson vs. Stephens" showcase at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, featured featherweight contenders Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens hoping to stake their claim to a title shot in a fairly weak division with a thoroughly dominant champion.
After a dreadful evening of action in the "Lone Star State", they were also tasked with saving a dull event.
They did just that.
Stephens was successful early on, especially in the se more
Cub Swanson further established his place in the UFC featherweight division, beating Jeremy Stephens in the main event at UFC Fight Night in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday evening. more
So, you missed UFC Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt? No worries, Fraser Coffeen from Bloody Elbow is here to tell you what you missed and what fights you need to see.
This was a busy weekend for UFC fans, with the company staging an international doubleheader that featured 21 fights in total. Half of those were on the Fight Pass exclusive card from New Zealand, and aired in the wee hours of Saturday morning for US fans. If you skipped the Fight Night: Te Huna vs. Marquardt card but want to kno more