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  • 2 days ago
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Watch Kron Gracie compete in his first MMA bout. Tuesday night in Japan, Kron Gracie competed for the first time in Mixed Martial Arts and he had a successful debut as the headliner of Real FC 1. He took on a Korean wrestler in Kim Hyung-Su and Rickson Gracie's youngest son quickly showcased the grappling chops their family name has been synonymous with. After pulling guard, Kron immediately locked up an armbar and ended the fight in just 65 seconds. Kron trained with Nate and Nick Diaz, Gilbert read news >>

  • 3 days ago
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Following in his father's footsteps, Kron Gracie tested his royal Brazilian jiu-jitsu pedigree in a pro MMA bout in Japan, a place where his father Rickson forever solidified his name in the sport's lore in the 1990s. And like Rickson did in his first bout in Japan in 1994, Kron scored a first-round submission win in his first fight in Japan. In what was his pro MMA debut, Kron put his top-flight grappling chops on display and submitted South Korean Hyung Soo-Kim with an armbar just 65 seconds i read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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At UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson on September 20 in Saitama, Japan, UFC contracted with an independent drug testing laboratory to perform testing on all fighters on the card. read news >>

  • 25 days ago
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The World Championships of International Sport and Combat Sambo took place in Tokyo, Japan last month and the full videos are up online, so enjoy! Here are three days of finals from the Sport and Combat Sambo World Championships that took place two weeks ago in Tokyo, Japan which were posted to the Sambo Fias YouTube channel a few days ago. Sambo, particularly Combat Sambo is becoming an increasingly important talent feeder to MMA. So enjoy the matches, A quick summary of the rules of Sambo: Onl 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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Yoshiyuki Yoshida returns to Japan to challenge Satoru Kitaoka for his lightweight belt at Deep: Dream Impact on New Year’s Eve. read news >>

  • a month ago
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If you were hoping for a rematch of their 2006 open weight grand prix final, sorry, they aren't fighting against one another. In fact, they aren't even competing in the same sport, as Mirko Filipovic is putting his newly-won championship on the line against an opponent to be named in a mixed martial arts (MMA) bout, while Josh Barnett is appearing as a pro wrestler at Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Sherdog.com brought word of the additions on Tues read news >>

  • a month ago
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Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic will defend his newly won Inoki Genome Federation title on Dec. 31 as part of the company’s annual New Year’s Eve show, “Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014.” read news >>

  • a month ago
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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight smashing machine Wanderlei SIlva has been banned from mixed martial arts (MMA). For life. That's according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), who dropped the hammer on "The Axe Murderer" after Silva blew off a pair of disciplinary hearings (details). And what stands in Nevada usually stands in the rest of the United States, which is what makes Phil Baroni's recent tweet all the more intriguing. Because Japan gives zero fucks a read news >>

  • a month ago
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....Because why not? Phil Baroni vs. Wanderlei Silva on New Year's Eve in Japan could be reality. A quick check of the calendar suggests that today is Halloween and not April Fool's Day. Based on this critical information, there's a significant chance that Phil Baroni's tweets aren't just for the sake of pulling pranks on people*. "The New York Bad Ass" went to Twitter to talk about an e-mail he received that indicates a fight with Wanderlei Silva could be in the cards for December 31st in Japan read news >>

  • a month ago
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Rhapsodizing, criticizing (and feelings, maaan!) to mark both the seventeen-year anniversary of PRIDE FC’s first event, and the seven-year anniversary of the organization’s final, irrevocable close. Seventeen years ago this month, under the Tokyo Dome, PRIDE FC held its inaugural event. Rickson Gracie and pro-wrestling hero Nobuhiko Takada fought at the top of a card only six bouts long, featuring fighters with a cumulative record of 63-21-3, a figure that drops to a much more modest 43-19-2 if read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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With annual events in Japan and an increasing presence in Macau, Pacific Rim expansion has become a priority for the UFC. Next year, add South Korea to the list. On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported the UFC will make its debut on the Korean peninsula next year. While no date or venue has yet been set, UFC president Dana White indicated that Seoul will be the host city for the UFC's debut card in the country. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Mark Hunt looks back at his knockout of Roy Nelson on Saturday in Japan. read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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It's heavyweight week on Bloody Elbow! Striking specialist Connor Ruebusch breaks down the finer details that led to Mark Hunt's knockout victory over Roy Nelson in Japan, only the second stoppage loss in Nelson's decade of MMA experience. That's right! Just as the promo text says (people read that, right? the bit under the headline?), it's heavyweight week here on BE. Join me as I journey back in time to assess the last two weeks of UFC action, a period of time that has seen an astounding 32 UF read news >>

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