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  • 4 months ago
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The regional mixed martial arts (MMA) scene just got some international flavor. Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC) has signed a pair of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans, though longtime fans will probably best remember Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida for their work on the Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) scene. Gono (34-19) has been competing for over 20 years, and holds back-to-back wins over Gegard Mousasi and Hector Lombard. After going winless in five straight, the forme read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Two Japanese stars are heading to Titan FC. Akihiro Gono and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, lightweight veterans who built back their careers after leaving the UFC, have just signed a deal with the promotion, Titan FC COO Lex McMahon confirmed the news with MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani on Thursday. "Titan just signed Yoshida and Gono, expanding our international talent pool and bringing fans huge names," McMahon told MMAFighting.com. There’s no date set for their Titan FC debut, but McMahon said both fighte read news >>

  • 5 months ago
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Lots of action from around the world this weekend, featuring UFC, PRIDE, and Strikeforce veterans. This past weekend featured an array of solid of regional fights, beginning with the ubiquitous Brett Rogers's campaign through the Eastern European circuit. Rogers was headlining Moscow's Fight Nights: Battle 16 where he squared off with Magomed Malikov. Rogers, who was TKO'd in his last outing, seemed wary of letting his guard down against the heavy-handed Malikov and rather than throw hands he es read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Check out video highlights from Friday night's Bellator 67: Chandler vs. Gono in Canada. Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email • StumbleUpon • Reddit • Digg • Technorati • Instapaper read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler solidified his position atop the promotion with a blistering knockout of Japanese MMA veteran Akihiro Gono. Retweet this Share on Facebook • Email • StumbleU read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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One of MMA's longest and most colorful careers has come to an end. Following his loss to Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler at Friday's Bellator 67 event, Akihiro Gono announced his retirement from the sport. The Japanese veteran made the announcement in a post-event press conference following the MTV2-televised event. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Akihiro Gono never had a chance. Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler steamrolled the Japanese veteran in a non-title bout to cap off a night of action at Bellator 57, which took place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, and aired live on MTV2. Additionally, Bryan Baker advanced to the finals of the season-six welterweight tournament with an impressive win over Ben Saunders. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Michael Chandler needed less than one minute to put away veteran fighter Akihiro Gono, while Bryan Baker surprised just about everyone with his performance over Ben Saunders Retweet this Share on Facebook • Em read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Michael Chandler did not waste any time. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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At 37 years of age, Akihiro Gono knows what his role in the sport of MMA is these days, but he's not afraid to back down from a challenge even against a young gun like Michael Chandler. Retweet this Share on Facebook

  • 2 years ago
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All Bellator 67 main-card competitors made weight for the show at today official fighter weigh-ins. Today's festivities took place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The same venue hosts Friday's Bellator 67 event, which includes a main card on MTV2 and prelims on Spike.com. Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (156 pounds) and opponent Akihiro Gona (155.6) both easily made weight for their non-title headliner. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The Bellator 67 main event was officially given the green light at Thursday’s pre-fight weigh-ins, as both Michael Chandler and Akihiro Gono hit their contracted marks ahead of Friday’s non-title headliner on MTV2. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Chandler winning the belt Bellator on Friday officially announced lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s first title defense. He will defend against Akihiro Gono at Bellator 67 on May 4 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. After Chandler’s amazing fourth-round submission victory against then champion Eddie Alvarez at Bellator 58, the undefeated champion knows that he’s now the one with the target on his back. “I’m just excited to get back into the cage,” Chandler said. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bellator on Friday officially announced lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s first title defense. He will defend against Akihiro Gono at Bellator 67 on May 4. read news >>

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