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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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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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Daniel Hooker Talks UFC Japan, MMA in New Zealand

Daniel Hooker is a 24-year-old professional mixed martial arts fighter based in Auckland, New Zealand.   “The Hangman” is coming off of an incredible fight with Maximo Blanco at UFC Fight Night 52 in Tokyo, Japan on September 20th.  Dan came up on the losing end of a unanimous 29-28 decision for Maxi.  Maximo Blanco […]

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DEEP to Hold DEEP DREAM IMPACT 2014 on New Year’s Eve in Saitama

  It was reported that DEEP boss Shigeru Saeki proposed an event for New Year’s Eve in the Saitama Super Arena.  The New Year’s Eve (NYE) event has been a long running traditional for Japanese Combat Sports as the tradition started in 2001 with Inoki Bom Be Ye 2001.  K-1 and Pride started to hold […]

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Shooto 7th Round: Nobita Hits Last Second Submission to Win Title

  On Saturday, Shooto closed the curtains on another exciting event at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.  Shooto 7th Round 2014 featured a world title fight, a pacific rim title fight and three Infinity League fights. “Nobita” Naito was able to finish the fight in the final seconds of the fifth round to wrangle the Shooto […]

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Shooto 7th Round Preview: Two Titles on the Line

  This Saturday, September 27th, Shooto makes a return to Korakuen Hall in Tokyo Japan.  Shooto 7th Round 2014 is topped by two Shooto Title fights, featuring current champions Shinya Murofushi and Yuta Nezu.  In the main event of the evening, Flyweight (52kg/114lbs) World Champion Shinya Murofushi (10-3-1) looks to defend against undefeated challenger, Yoshitaka […]

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UFC Fight Night Japan: PBP and Live Results

UFC Fight Night Japan takes place this Saturday, September 20th at the Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo, Japan.  The broadcast streams live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 12:30am EDT (9:30 PDT).  The 12-fight card is headlined by a Heavyweight Main Attraction between # Mark Hunt and # Roy Nelson.  Follow along live as we […]

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TTF Challenge 02 Results: Kiyotaka Shimizu Stops Yasutaka Ishigami

  This past Saturday night in the Coconeri Hall in Tokyo, Japan, Tribe Tokyo Fight held their third event with headliner Kiyotaka Shimizu stopping Yasutaka Ishigami after Round 1 due to a possible fractured jaw of Ishigami.  Ryo Okada was able to take a split decision over Yo Saito (29-28 Katsumura, 28-29 Aoki, 28-29 Suzuki).  […]

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TTF Challenge 02 Preview: Kiyotaka Shimizu Returns

  This Saturday night in the Coconeri Hall in Tokyo, Japan, Tribe Tokyo Fight holds the third event of the Ryo Chonan-run promotion.  You can purchase tickets for the event that starts at 18:oo local time (5am EDT).  The event is headlined by a flyweight fight between Pancrase Super Flyweight Champion Kiyotaka Shimizu vs Wajutsu […]

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Pancrase 260 Highlights and Results

    Pancrase has continued the trend of posting highlights of their recent events to the Pancrase Youtube Channel.  The most recent event, Pancrase 260, took place on August 10th in Tokyo, Japan.  The card was headlined by a Welterweight Title Fight between Pancrase’s #7 ranked Gota Yamashita (9-2) and #1 ranked Akihiro Muriyama (15-6-9).  […]

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