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Yoshihiro Akiyama steals show as 'Road to UFC: Japan' debuts on UFC Fight Pass

  • 24 days ago
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The UFC’s Japanese version of “The Ultimate Fighter,” featuring eight Japanese featherweights fighting for a UFC contract, debuts today on UFC Fight Pass, and “Sexyama” makes an immediate impact.File read news >>

Katsunori Kikuno vs. Diego Brandao set for UFC Fight Night 75 in Japan

  • 27 days ago
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Japanese fighter Katsunori Kikuno will get another UFC fight on his home turf, when he faces Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 75 in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 26, sources close to the situation told MM read news >>

Four bouts added to UFC Fight Night 76 lineup, including some top Japanese fighters

  • 2 months ago
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UFC Fight Night 76 is starting to take shape with the UFC's announcement of four bouts for the event. UFC Fight Night 76 takes place Sept. 27 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan, just north of Tokyo. Due read news >>

Tatsuya Kawajiri claims fighters used PEDs in PRIDE

  • 2 months ago
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The MMA veteran says, Japanese fighters were always clean during the Pride FC era. Tatsuya Kawajiri has fought all over the world, but is mostly known for his battles in the now defunct Japanese PRID read news >>

Polaris Pro 2 set to feature Japanese MMA legend Masakazu Imanari

  • 2 months ago
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Masakazu Imanari is set to face rising star Garry Tonon at Polaris Pro Invitational 2 in September. Following a highly successful debut event, submission grappling promotion Polaris Pro have announce read news >>

Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon added to UFC on FOX 16 in July

  • 4 months ago
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A lightweight contest between Japanese superstar Takanori Gomi and “Fight Night” bonus machine Joe Lauzon has been added to UFC on FOX 16.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 186 'Embedded' video blog (Ep. 1): Cheeky bastards, disorderly Care Bears, and Japanese fishing

  • 4 months ago
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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back with its "Embedded" video blog series for the upcoming UFC 186: "Johnson vs. Horiguchi" pay-per-view (PPV) event, set to pop off this Saturday night (Apri read news >>

UFC 186 title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi: I will be the 'first Japanese UFC champion'

  • 5 months ago
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With Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson essentially cleaning house in the flyweight division, UFC matchmakers were not given much of a choice other than to thru read news >>

UFC Fight Night 60 results: Neil Magny mauls, then strangles, Kiichi Kunimoto

  • 6 months ago
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Talented Japanese Welterweight import, Kiichi Kunimoto, was perfect (3-0) inside the Octagon to date and was eager to keep the momentum rolling tonight (Feb. 15, 2015) against a surging Neil Magny at read news >>

Scott Coker opens up about Japanese MMA, CM Punk, Brooks vs. Aoki, MMA free agency and more

  • 7 months ago
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Bellator President Scott Coker has been busy recently, but carved out time on Tuesday to speak to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. Both Bellator and the sport of mixed martial arts are in transition, b read news >>

Interview: Josh Barnett says 'MMA in Japan is not dead'

  • 7 months ago
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Barnett believes that Japanese MMA is not done yet, and pro wrestling may be a key in helping it regain popularity read news >>

Nam Phan, Will Chope Added to Pancrase 264; Japanese Org to Crown 115-Pound Champ

  • 9 months 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 >>

UFC's Michinori Tanaka fails drug test due to allergy meds, loses $50,000 bonus and suspended

  • 9 months 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 S read news >>

‘Kid’ Yamamoto Returns After Three Years to Face Roman Salazar at UFC 184 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 months 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 >>

Kid Yamamoto Returns from 3-Year Absence, Faces Roman Salazar at UFC 184

  • 9 months 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 >>

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