Also confirmed for the September card was a 123-pound matchup between Ryuichi Miki and Haruo Ochi, and the participation of Guy Delumeau, Naohiro Mizuno and Shin Kochiwa against opponents to be determined.
After a 15-0-2 start to his career, Nakamura (Pictured, file photo) embarked on a stateside run with the UFC in 2007, but was released on the heels of decisions to Brock Larson, Drew Fickett and Rob Emerson. Following his narrow defeat to Emerson in February 2008, Nakamura announced plans to retire from MMA, citing issues with confidence and an eye injury brought on by an Emerson high-kick attempt.
Nakamura’s retirement did not last long, as the Wajutsu Keishukai fighter resurfaced in September 2008 to top Brazilian lightweight Adriano Martins under the Dream banner. In June 2010, the 27-year-old moved back up to 170 pounds and tore through Sengoku’s welterweight grand prix, finishing Omar de la Cruz and Takuya Wada with punches before submitting Yasubey Enomoto via rear-naked choke on Dec. 30.
Murayama, 31, is the reigning Shooto Pacific Rim 169-pound champion, having taken the belt from Yoichiro Sato in a June 11 decision. The win was only the second for the Gutsman Shooto Dojo representative in his last seven starts, but knotted his trilogy with Sato at one apiece, with one draw.view original article >>
Ultimate Fighting Championship announced on Tuesday that the fight promotion would return to Tokyo, Japan's Saitama Super Arena in September. read news >>
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The 24 fighters competing on Sunday's UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira fight card officially weighed in at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. read news >>
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STOCKHOLM – Volkan Oezdemir wasn’t sure what his future would hold after he stunned former UFC title contender Ovince Saint Preux on short notice in his UFC debut. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, read news >>
A boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor is a long way from happening, but Dana White says McGregor will make you a believer. read news >>