Right elbow, hospital. Left elbow, stitches.
Famed kickboxing legend Mirko Filipovic took on Japanese Olympic judo gold medalist Satoshi Ishii in a heavyweight mixed martial arts (MMA) fight under the Inoki Genome Fight (IGF) banner on Sat., Aug. 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.
And this one was over in two.
While "Cro Cop" gets to leave "The Land of the Rising Sun" with a technical knockout win, he doesn't get to credit one of his patented cemetery kicks. That's because Ishii was busted open by an elb read news >>
Take a look at the September 20th UFC Fight Night show in Japan, featuring heavyweight sluggers Roy Nelsno and Mark Hunt in the main event.
The UFC Fight Night card set for Saitama, Japan is finally complete. As was known long ago, Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson will be the main event of what should be a FOTY candidate. Co-headlining this Fight Pass show is top 15 lightweight Myles Jury against Takanori Gomi, while Rin Nakai makes her debut against Miesha Tate, and Yoshihiro Akiyama sexily returns to read news >>
Urijah Faber has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled bantamweight clash against Masenori Kanehara at UFC Fight Night 52. As a result, Alex Cacares, the TUF 12 veteran who saw his five-fight unbeaten streak snapped by Faber in July, has been slotted as a replacement.
UFC officials recently updated the promotion's Japanese website to reflect the change, as first noticed by Sherdog.com.
Despite his loss to Faber, Cacares (10-6, 1 NC) appears to have turned a corner in his career of late. The read news >>
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Urijah Faber has suffered an undisclosed injury and will no longer face Masanori Kanehara when the UFC heads to Japan on Sept. 20. read news >>
A bantamweight bout between division standout Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masanori Kanehara has been added to UFC Fight Night Japan, MMAWeekly.com confirmed with sources on Monday. read news >>
In a surprise booking, Urijah Faber welcomes Masanori Kanehara to the UFC this September in Japan.
In February, Urijah Faber fought Renan Barao in the main event of UFC 169 in New Jersey. His next fight against Alex Caceres was placed on the televised prelims of UFC 175, which marked the first time Faber had ever been on a preliminary card in his Zuffa career. "The California Kid" will now travel to Japan, where he'll be part of what looks to be the UFC's biggest Fight Pass card to date. Fight S read news >>
Urijah Faber will compete outside of America for the first time in his 39th MMA fight, and he will be welcoming a longtime MMA veteran to the Octagon.
Masanori Kanehara, a former Sengoku featherweight champion, has signed with the UFC and is set to make his Octagon debut against "The California Kid" at the UFC Fight Night 52 card in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20. FightSportAsia first reported the bout.
Kanehara (23-11-5) enters the UFC coming off a DQ loss in Japan, which snapped a six-fight winni read news >>
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will take on international veteran Masenori Kanehara at the UFC Fight Night 52: "Hunt vs. Nelson" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Fight Pass, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014, according to Fight Sport Asia (via FOX Sports).
It would have been Faber vs. Norifumi Yamamoto, but "Kid" was ruled ineligible following an injury.
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A bantamweight matchup between Urijah Faber and promotional newcomer Masenori Kanehara has been added to September’s UFC Fight Night 52 event in Japan.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Asian champs and top bantamweight prospects Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to face off at UFC: Japan
It's PXC Champion vs. Road FC Champion at UFC: Japan. In a bout that could very well have been a headlining super fight in Asia had they continued crushing the competition outside of the UFC, MMA-in-Asia reports that two of the region's standouts in Michinori Tanaka and Kyung Ho Kang are set to go at it this September.
Although it's a bit surprising they would match them up and elimin read news >>