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  • 22 days ago
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UFC veteran Nam Phan will vie for the Pancrase featherweight title on Feb. 1 when he meets reigning champion Takumi Nakayama in a scheduled three-round affair. read news >>

  • 22 days ago
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Japanese UFC prospect Michinori Tanaka failed his post-fight drug test after taking over-the-counter allergy meds. Michinori Tanaka fought a fellow star from the Asian circuit in Kyung Ho Kang last September, it was a thrilling bout that stole the show that event. Unfortunately for the Japanese prospect, not only did he lose a close split decision that handed him the first loss of his career, a regrettable decision to take over-the-counter allergy medication prior have now cost him his $50,000 b read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Japanese star Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon to face Roman Salazar in a UFC 184 bantamweight bout on Feb. 28. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Japanese bantamweight Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto will return to the Octagon in February after three years away from the cage. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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He really wants that UFC win. Longtime Japanese fighting sensation Norifumi Yamamoto will return to the Octagon after nearly three years on the shelf, in a mixed martial arts (MMA) showdown against unheralded regional import Roman Salazar at the upcoming UFC 184: "Weidman vs. Belfort" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Feb. 28, 2015 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. UFC announced the bantamweight booking on Wednesday. Yamamoto (18-6, 1 NC) made his Octagon debut in early read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, the one time biggest star of the Japanese MMA scene, will return to action against Roman Salazar on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles. Norifumi "Kid" Yamamoto, who at one time was the biggest star on the Japanese MMA scene, has signed for a comeback fight after what will end up as three years out of action.The 37-year-old Yamamoto (18-6, 1 no contest) will face Roman Salazar (9-3) in a match announced by UFC's Japan office on Wednesday, Japanese time, at UFC 184. The show takes pla read news >>

  • a month ago
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A new fighting promotion with some noteworthy names behind it is set to debut in February in Japan, and the rules are pretty unique to say the least. Is the world ready for a new Japanese fighting promotion? Well, it's getting one. And while it's not even really MMA, the names involved and the crazy rules (along with a major TV deal) means that it should get some eyes on it right away. It's called "Ganryujima", and Dave Meltzer's Wrestling Observer newsletter (subscription required) shared a lot read news >>

  • a month ago
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A new form of fighting as a television spectacle was announced at a press conference in Tokyo on Monday, with some major names in Japanese combat sports and entertainment behind it.The new promotion is called "Ganryujima," which is named after a small Japanese island best known as the site of a duel to the death in 1612 between legendary master swordsman Miyamoto Musashi (who the former kickboxer was named after) and Sasaki Kojiro. In more recent times, the island was used for televised pro wres read news >>

  • a month ago
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Two fighters that made their name fighting in Pancrase appear to have been released from the UFC after lackluster performances. It appears that there are two fewer Japanese fighters in the UFC today, as both Takenori Sato and Kazuki Tokudome were removed from the UFC's active rosters. Accompanying the move were the removal of Jesse Ronson and Paulo Thiago. Thiago's camp released a public statement announcing his release a couple weeks back and Ronson has already appeared back on the Canadian reg read news >>

  • a month ago
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Women's BJJ world champion, Gabi Garcia has her MMA debut planned against... a bantamweight? Gabi Garcia is one of the biggest stars of women's Jiu Jitsu. And while there's a literal side to that (she's 6'2" and 235 lbs of muscle), she's also a six time BJJ world champion and two time ADCC champion, with numerous Brazilian-National, Pan American, no-gi, and other grappling titles. Recently, however, she's talked of a growing feeling of listlessness in her BJJ career. Back in July of last year, s read news >>

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Koichiro Kimura, a name from the 1990s Japanese MMA scene, passed away Tuesday morning in Japan from pneumonia. Koichiro Kimura, who did both MMA and pro wrestling in the 1990s and was still active in the latter, passed away on Tuesday morning at the age of 44. Kimura's death was reported in the Japanese media and pro wrestling circles as being due to pneumonia. Kimura is best known for being in the April 20, 1995 Vale Tudo Open tournament at Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan, where he lost via choke read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Japanese rising star Kyoji Horiguchi will take on Louis Gaudinot at UFC 182. Kyoji Horiguchi is one of the most exciting young stars to have emerged from Japan as of late. The former Shooto champion has won all three of his UFC bouts, and come January, he will look for his 4th win in the promotion against TUF vet and fellow Karate stylist, Louis Gaudinot. The flyweight bout will be part of the massive UFC 182 card headlined by Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier to kick off the new year. MMA-in-Asia.co read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Deep took the MMA world by surprise this week with the announcement that it would be reviving the tradition of holding a New Year’s Eve card at the Saitama Super Arena. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Top Japanese prospect Yuta Sasaki faces fellow Asian MMA staple Leandro Issa at UFC Fight Night 58 this December. After a highly impressive UFC debut in Macau, Yuta Sasaki (18-1-2) now has his 2nd Octagon appearance set for December 20th. As officials announced, the 25-year-old Japanese prospect will face a fellow staple of Asian MMA scene in Leandro Issa (12-4) at UFC Fight Night 58. The card will be held in Barueri, Brazil, and will be headlined by a middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and read news >>

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