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UFC Fight Night 39: Tatsuya Kawajiri suffers first UFC defeat

‘The Crusher’ entered his bout at UFC Fight Night 39 on Friday night on the heels of fantastic 6-0 run at Featherweight, and was even considered a favorite in the eyes of many after an eye-catching performance in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 34. But his opponent, UFC veteran Clay Guida (31-14), had other ideas, spoiling the Japanese fighter’s […]

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Tatsuya Kawajiri returns at UFC Fight Night 39, faces Clay Guida in Abu Dhabi

A Featherweight contest has now been booked for the UFC’s return trip to Abu Dhabi, scheduled to take place on April 11th at the Yas Island venue. Fan favorite Tatsuya Kawajiri steps back into the Octagon for a second time, following a successful debut, while UFC veteran Clay Guida looks to get back in the win […]

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Tatsuya Kawajiri pondered on retirement before UFC debut, but now eyes champ Jose Aldo

The 35-year-old made a triumphant octagon debut on January 4th at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore, securing a second round submission victory over Sean Soriano. With that huge win in the bag, Kawajiri officially announced his foray into the UFC’s packed 145-lbs division, and only time will tell if the Japanese vet’s second stint […]

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UFC Fight Night 34: The Aftermath

UFC: Singapore (or UFC Fight Night 34) is in the books and it certainly delivered considering the number of new faces that were featured on the fight card. The event was carried on the “UFC Fight Pass”, a recently launched online medium catered to fight fans worldwide. The featured bout of the main card showcased […]

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Tatsuya Kawajiri successful in UFC debut, moves to 5-0 at Featherweight

Kawajiri started going for takedowns which were brilliantly defended by Soriano in the beginning. But the Japanese fighter finally got the takedown after several attempts. He slowly maneuvered to his back, securing both hooks in, and then a figure-four lock around Soriano’s mid section. The Japanese vet then battered his opponent with repeated punches to the […]

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UFC Fight Night 34 Weigh-In Results: Headliners Saffiedine, Lim hit marks

Singapore – Fight Sport Asia was on scene at the official fighter weigh-ins held for UFC Fight Night 34 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. All 20 fighters made weight ahead of Saturday’s exhilarating fight card . UFC Fight Night 34 will only be available on the UFC Fight Pass so do head on […]

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UFC Fight Night 34 staredown pic: Tarec Saffiedine vs. Hyun Gyu Lim

The stage is set for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 34 event in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre. For months, fans have been anticipating the UFC’s debut in South East Asia, and it finally comes into fruition on January 4th. Former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) faces Hyun Gyu Lim (12-3-1) […]

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Sean Soriano replaces Hacran Dias, faces Tatsuya Kawajiri at UFC Fight Night 34

Hacran Dias’ replacement has been named as unbeaten Featherweight prospect Sean Soriano. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up with FSA earlier today. Sean Soriano (8-0) began his Mixed Martial Arts career in June of 2009, and has since then ran through his opponents. The 24-year-old Blackzilian made a name for himself competing under […]

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Hacran Dias injured, out of UFC Fight Night 34 contest with Tatsuya Kawajiri

It looks like the injury bug continues to plague January’s UFC: Singapore (or UFC Fight Night 34) line-up. First, Jake Ellenberger (29-7) was forced to withdraw from his main event tussle with Tarec Saffiedine. Now, according to a report on MMAJunkie.com, Fight Sport Asia has learned that Hacran Dias (21-2-1) is set face a spell […]

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Tatsuya Kawajiri tells Fight Sport Asia “You can expect a Japanese Samurai inside the Octagon”

Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2), a veteran of the sport for over a decade remains one of Asia’s most respected fighters in Mixed Martial Arts today. The fighter dubbed “Crusher” began his Mixed Martial Arts journey back in 2000, and since then has become a fan favorite over the years. Having fought the likes of Takanori Gomi, Caol Uno, […]

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