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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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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Japanese, Polish, and Brazilian MMA promotions this weekend offered up a wealth of action from big show castaways looking to fight their way back to the limelight. Let's start off Part 2 of this double-sized BtO with Colleen Schneider. Schneider (6-5-0) was a TUF 18 hopeful who lost in the elimination round to Shayna Baszler via first-round armbar. Last Saturday, she contended for Super Fight League: America's vacant bantamweight title against Brenda Gonzales (5-1-0). She won by unanimous decisi read news >>

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By crushing Japanese veteran Takanori Gomi at UFC Fight Night 52, Myles Jury advanced to 6-0 in the UFC and 15-0 overall. Jury is one of the hottest names to come off of The Ultimate Fighter in recent years, and he has looked utterly dominant of late. However, in spite of his success, Jury finds himself on the outside looking in when it comes to the lightweight title picture, courtesy of an overabundance of potential contenders. Because of that, the next fight for Jury is critical in terms of ad read news >>

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SAITAMA, Japan – UFC newcomer and Japanese vet Masanori Kanehara took an early lead against Alex Caceres and held on to secure a unanimous decision.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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