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Former Pride middleweight champion and UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva may elect to make his professional wrestling debut back where it all started. The 38-year-old Silva is linked to a match with former UFC veteran Phil Baroni on a February 20 card with Japanese mixed martial arts and pro wrestling promotion Inoki Genome Federation. MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer first reported the news on "The Axe Murderer." Last Thursday, Silva hinted of the potential for a World Wrestling Entertainment match with t read news >>

  • 24 days ago
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With all the talk of Wanderlei Silva and World Wrestling Entertainment, there has been talk in recent days that Silva may debut as a pro wrestler shortly, but in Japan.Silva, 38, who was probably Japan's second most popular foreign fighter of the Pride era, behind only Mirko Cro Cop, has been linked to a match with Phil Baroni on a Feb. 20 card with the Inoki Genome Federation. Baroni, also 38, is a long-time pro wrestling fan who had been interested in doing it himself for years. Of late, he ha read news >>

  • a month ago
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Back from a successful trip to Tokyo, Japan, where he got his first MMA victory with a 65-second armbar over Hyung Soo Kim, Kron Gracie has had no time to relax. A multiple time jiu-jitsu and grappling champion, Kron Gracie trained at Cesar Gracie’s gym in California for his MMA bout, and returned to the gym to assist Nick Diaz in the final weeks of his training camp for a middleweight clash with former UFC champion Anderson Silva on Jan. 31. "I’ve been training with him for a long time," Gracie read news >>

  • a month ago
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Newly crowned UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza has a date and opponent for her first title defense. Robert Sargent discusses that news and more in our latest Women’s MMA Report.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

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Scott Coker went to Japan late last month in part because of one man: Fedor Emelianenko. The Bellator MMA president was in attendance at the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye show in Tokyo on New Year's Eve knowing the potential of speaking to Emelianenko about returning to the United States to fight for his organization. Coker didn't get the answer he was hoping for. "He's made it very clear he doesn't want to fight right now," Coker said Friday night after Bellator 132 in Temecula, Calif. "He didn't say he neve read news >>

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TEMECULA, Calif. -- Scott Coker went to Japan for New Year's with hopes of luring Fedor Emelianenko out of retirement, among other things. Instead, he might have found another Eastern European MMA legend for Bellator MMA. Coker said Friday night after Bellator 132 at Pechanga Resort & Casino that Bellator officials have spoken with Mirko Cro Cop about signing with the organization. Cro Cop is one of the most well-known fighters of all time, famous for his devastating head kick knockouts in PRIDE read news >>

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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 >>

  • 2 months ago
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Wanderlei Silva and Fedor Emelianenko, two of the most popular fighters from the Pride FC era, have returned to ring in the New Year Japanese MMA style. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Move over Godzilla, there's a new beast rampaging through Tokyo. Deposed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Wanderlei Silva is back on the international fight circuit -- this time as a spectator -- for the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 year-end extravaganza on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. Check out that full fight card and line up here. Silva has been twiddling his thumbs ever since Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) banned him for life (more on that here). read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Stay up late, get up early, do whatever you have to do to watch the Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 year-end extravaganza on Dec. 31, 2014 inside Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan, featuring a bevy of well-known mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and pro wrestling performers which you can watch live via online pay-per-view (PPV) to help ring in the new year. Event: IGF: Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014Date: Weds., Dec. 31, 2014 via online pay-per-view (PPV)Location: Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan Mixed Martial Arts read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Heavyweights Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and Satoshi Ishii, lightweights Satoru Kitaoka and Yoshiyuki Yoshida will headline Japanese MMA’s biggest night of the year. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Bellator CEO, Scott Coker will be headed to Japan for New Year's Eve and plans to approach Fedor to gauge interest on a possible return to MMA action. Since taking over Bellator, Scott Coker has set about making changes and signing fighters that fans want to see (thank you so much for Manheof and Schilling). He has been very forthright about snatching up every free agent they can get their hands on, and will more than likely engage in legal warfare with the very formidable UFC over contract righ read news >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

  • 2 months 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 >>

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