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

2014 Upset of the Year Winner: Crisanto Pitpitunge over Rambaa “M16” Somdet The world’s top strawweight and one of Asia’s best flyweights, Rambaa Somdet (12-2), returned to the cage this past November at PXC 46.  Rambaa Somdet has fought above his weight class for most of his MMA career, moving to 125lbs after vacating his […]

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IGF Inoki-Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 Live Results

IGF brings MMA back to Tokyo with Inoki-Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 on New Year’s Eve.  The event will be streamed here and will air at 16:00 JST on December 31st (02:00 EST on 12/31).  The main event is a Heavyweight title rematch between Pride Openweight GP Champion, Mirko Cro Cop (29-11-2) and 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Satoshi […]

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DEEP DREAM Impact 2014 Live Results

Follow all of the action live with Fight Sport Asia’s live results of DEEP DREAM Impact 2014.  The event will be airing at 15:00 JST on December 31st (22:00 PST on December 30th) and will be available for purchase here.  The event features a solid line-up of current, past and future champions from the top […]

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How to Watch DEEP DREAM Impact New Year’s Eve Show

The tradition of Mixed Martial Arts on New Year’s Eve in Japan continues in a few short hours.  DEEP boss Shigeru Saeki was able to pull in help and fighters to put together another massive fight card for Japan’s NYE tradition.  DEEP DREAM Impact 2014 will be airing globally here at 15:00 JST on December […]

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DEEP DREAM Impact VTR Released: Hiroyuki Takaya Out of Bout with Mizuto Hirota, More Fights Announced

The official trailer for the DEEP DREAM Impact event scheduled for New Year’s Eve has been released.  The video features a preview for the feature bouts on the card, a DEEP lightweight title fight between Satoru Kitaoka and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, a DEEP vs Pancrase series featuring promotional champions and former champions, as well as a […]

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