Author Archives | Zach Aittama

Mike Zambidis Defends SuperKombat Title at Iron Challenge 2015

Mike Zambidis would come home to Greece to defend his SuperKombat title at Iron Challenge 2015.  Iron Mike would face Turkish fighter Harun Kina, in a rematch of a fight where Zambidis took the unanimous nod in a SK title fight.  Mike Zambidis would beat the Turkish fighter again, this time in the fifth round, […]

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Invicta FC 11: Cristiane “Cyborg” Scheduled to Defend Featherweight Title

Invicta FC 11 has been announced for Friday, February 27th in Los Angeles, California, USA.  The main event of the evening will be the return of Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino to defend her title against Charmaine Tweet.  Cyborg hasn’t lost a fight since her debut in 2005, but she hasn’t stepped into the cage since July […]

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Chiang Mai FC 5: Twister Submission Highlights

The mixed rules Chiang Mai FC card played host to a mix of muay thai and mixed martial arts. In the five mixed martial arts bouts, a twister submission win from heavyweight Brandon Kesler highlighted the card full of finishes. On the top of the bill, the main event featured Team Quest Thailand’s Dylan Fussell […]

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An Aggressive Giorgio Petrosyan Dominates Erkan Varol at Thai Boxe Mania

This past Sunday, Giorgio Petrosyan returned to the ring for the first time since a knock out loss at the hands of former GLORY Lightweight Title holder, Andy Ristie. The loss to Ristie was Giorgio’s first in 6 years and more than 40 fights.  Giorgio was able to control the center of the ring early […]

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Mike Tyson’s Countdown to GLORY 19 on February 6th

Mike Tyson joins the GLORY team to interview and preview the heavyweight championship main event of GLORY 19. The fight between GLORY heavyweight champ Rico Verhoeven (44-10-1) and challenger Errol Zimmerman (103-11-1) takes place this Friday, February 6th. The event will air live at 9pm EST on Spike TV, but the fights will be broadcast […]

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GRANDSLAM 2 – Way of the Cage: Masakatsu Ueda and Victor Henry Headline

The fight card for the GRANDSLAM 2 “Way of the Cage” event scheduled for February 8th has been announced.  Fresh off of his knockout victory over Hideo Tokoro, Victor Henry returns to GRANDSLAM to fight former Shooto World Champion and ONE FC fighter, Masakatsu Ueda (18-3-2).  Ueda will be making his return to the cage […]

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Fight Sport Asia’s 2014 MMA Awards: Retired Fighter of the Year

2014 Retired Fighter of the Year   Winner: Enson Inoue Enson Inoue is well respected as one of the pioneers of Japanese MMA in the 1990’s.  Beginning his career in 1995 with the Shooto promotion, Enson would go on to fight and win the Shooto Heavyweight World Title.  Enson Inoue made his UFC debut and […]

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Pancrase Announces 2015 Neo Blood Tournament Participants

Pancrase has announced the participants of three Neo Blood tournaments in the featherweight, bantamweight and super flyweight (125lbs) divisions, each featuring 8 fighters, that will take place on March 15th at Pancrase 265.  Five more tournaments featuring four man tournaments will be held on April 26th in the middleweight, welterweight, lightweight, flyweight and light flyweight […]

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Pancrase Content to be Featured on UFC Fight Pass

It was announced this past weekend that long-running Japanese MMA promotion Pancrase has signed a deal to have the promotion’s content featured on UFC Fight Pass.  In a further attempt to strengthen the promotion’s worldwide presence, the promotion signed the deal with Zuffa as a push for more content on the UFC’s subscription based platform.  […]

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Fight Sport Asia’s 2014 MMA Awards: Breakout Fighter of the Year

2014 Breakout Fighter of the Year   Winner: Adriano Moraes (12-1) With an upset win to begin the year, Adriano “Mikinho” Moraes proved he was one of the best flyweights in Asia.  Mikinho snatched the neck of the unsuspecting Yasuhiro Urushitani, eliciting the tap from the UFC veteran in the second round of their bout […]

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