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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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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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Demolition 22/Premium Results: Kazuma Sone Defends Title, Mamoru Uoi Victorious

Demolition promoted two events in one night at the Azalea Taisho Hall in Osaka, Japan this past Sunday, November 30th.  The first event was Demolition 22, a mixed event with grappling, kickboxing and mma fights.  The second event was Demolition Premium, the promotion’s 10th Anniversary event.   Demolition Results Kazuma Sone def. Keiichi Samukawa by […]

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GRACHAN 15 Results: Shigeki Osawa stops Keiji Sakuta, Wins Featherweight Title

GRACHAN held their 20th event this past Sunday, November 30th from Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.  GRACHAN 15 was headlined by a featherweight title fight between 28-year old Yoshida Dojo fighter Shigeki Osawa (13-6-3) and Paraestra Chiba’s Keiji Sakuta (11-10).  After an upset knockout loss at the hands of Joji Mikami at VTJ 6, Shigeki […]

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Shinya Aoki vs Yuki Yamamoto Added to Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014

Another high profile fight has been added to IGF Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014 fight card on New Year’s Eve.  Top Japanese MMA star, Shinya Aoki (36-6) is slated to fight Paraestra Chiba’s Yuki Yamamoto (6-6-3).  In a striker versus grappler match-up, Shinya Aoki may test his striking skills with his continued development with Evolve MMA, but […]

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Tatsumitsu Wada vs Ryuichi Miki, Yuki Motoya vs Matt Manzanares Added to DEEP DREAM IMPACT 2014

The continuing theme of former champions of top regional promotions facing off didn’t change in the announcement of two fights.  Former Deep Flyweight Champion, Tatsumitsu Wada (11-8-2) will face current Shooto World Bantamweight Champion, Ryuichi Miki (16-7-4).  Also announced for the card, current DEEP Flyweight Champion Yuki Motoya (12-4) will face former RFA Flyweight Champ, […]

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ZST 43: Keisuke Fujiwara Wins Title, Challenged by 18-Year-Old Prospect Go Kashiwazaki

Differ Ariake played host to the 12th Anniversary of ZST on Sunday.  The event from Tokyo featured the ZST Bantamweight and Featherweight Championships.  In the Bantamweight title fight, Keisuke Fujiwara was able to finish Kohei Kuraoka, winning the vacant Bantamweight title.  The finish came in the third round when Fujiwara poured on the ground and […]

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ZST 43: ZST 12th Anniversary Features Bantamweight Title

Differ Ariake plays host to the 12th Anniversary of ZST on November 23rd.  The event from Tokyo, Japan will feature the ZST Bantamweight Championship between Keisuke Fujiwara (15-9-5) and Kohei Kuraoka (12-5-2).  Keisuke Fujiwara will be vying for the Vacant title, a title he has won before, and for his first win in his past […]

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Former Champions Ready to Clash, Mizuto Hirota vs Hiroyuki Takaya Added DEEP DREAM Impact

Announced today by DEEP officials, DEEP DREAM Impact 2014 has added another superfight between champions.  Former DEEP and Sengoku Lightweight Champion, Mizuto Hirota will face the DREAM Featherweight Champion, Hiroyuki “Streetfight Bancho” Takaya.  Mizuto Hirota is coming off of his second straight win since being cut from the UFC, a knockout finish of Masakazu Imanari […]

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