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Isao Kobayashi is one of only a handful of top Japanese fighters to remain out of the clutches of the top promotions and the current lightweight King of Pancrase will be making his featherweight debut when he takes on Takeshi Inoue at VTJ 6th. read news >>

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Japanese heavyweight Satoshi Ishii is set to return to the site of his 2008 Olympics judo gold medal conquest, this time as a mixed martial artist. read news >>

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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 >>

  • a month ago
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  • a month ago
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Bellator MMA has added Japanese mixed martial arts veteran Hideo Tokoro to its roster, Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the negotiations. read news >>

  • a month ago
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The UFC has signed longtime Japanese regional veteran and bantamweight star, Masanori Kanehara. Not everyone's journey to the UFC is the same and for Masanori Kanehara, that journey was an especially long one. Although no official debut date has been announced (it could be assumed he'll be fighting on the Saitama card) and no opponent has been lined up, the UFC made his signing official last week with the addition of Kanehara to their bantamweight roster. Who is Masanori Kanehara? When I mention read news >>

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Video: UFC President Dana White recently got the opportunity to sit down and chat with MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba -- a man White dubbed a "national treasure" -- to talk about "Saku's" time with PRIDE Fighting Championships. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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The UFC has signed one of the best young stars coming out of Japan in Yuta 'Ulka' Sasaki, he is set to make his debut in Macau this August. When you ask Japanese insiders who are the top young prospects in the country, they are most likely to be in unison saying names such as Kyoji Horiguchi, Michinori Tanaka and Yuta Sasaki. The first two have already started their UFC careers with impressive wins, and it looks like Sasaki is going to be joining them in the big leagues soon. Ulka (or Uruka), as read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Dana White recently sat down to talk to Japanese MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba about his days with Pride FC. Check out some snippets from their conversation. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Note to prospective challengers: Do not fight Takuya Eizumi unless you're prepared to face this face.Yusei Shimokawa found this out the hard way after losing a unanimous decision to Eizumi on June 29. The GIF surfaced more recently and is simultaneously hilarious and more than a little creepy.[Metro]Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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It’s a long-standing belief that Japanese imports have struggled in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>

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