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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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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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Phuket Dreaming Ep. 8: Season Finale ‘Fight Night’

In the eighth and final episode of season one – Phuket Dreaming, we head to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia for Rob Lisita OneFC fight, Lenny Wheelers fight in MIMMA and to Dubai for Luke Jumeau’s fight in GFC. Season 2 Coming Soon http://www.boosterfightgear.com/ http://www.phukettopteam.com/ http://genghiscon.wordpress.com/ http://www.twitter.com/phukettopteam http://www.facebook.com/MMATrainingCa… http://www.instagram.com/phukettopteam

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Richie Walsh Interview: Ups and downs of the fightlife and the end game

In Australia after a breakout performance at UFC Japan against Kiichi Kunimoto and on the end of a controversial split decision loss, ‘Filthy’ Rich Walsh sat down with Fight Sport Asia to discuss the good and bad of living the dream as a UFC fighter. The conversation ranged across a number of issues, dealing firstly with the loss […]

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UFC and Reebok Partner for Uniform Deal

The UFC and Reebok held a press conference today to announced the signing of a 6 year sponsorship with the UFC to provide gear, shorts and sponsorship to every fighter signed with the UFC on fight week.  This deal will see the days of fighter provided sponsorships long gone, as the fighters will get all […]

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Victorian state election opens door to UFC mega-event in Melbourne

It’s not often a state election has had such meaning to the MMA community, but in the Australian state of Victoria the election on November 29, 2014 (local time) was fought not just over conservative and union based political lines, but this time it was also about the cage ban. Ironically, The Victorian Labor Party, […]

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Judo or Judon’t: Officials Move to Prohibit Combat Sports Crossover

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has taken the extraordinary step of formally stating a ban exists on crossover grappling and combat sports competition for ranked Judoka in international competition, unless permission is granted. In an email circulated to IJF affiliates globally the wording is explicit Any Judoka classified in the <<IJF rankings list>> is not […]

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AUSMMA highlights from history making fight card in Sydney

Amongst the 10,000 strong crowd who witnessed an amazing fight card on a balmy spring day in Sydney, Australia, none could have been more satisfied than the team from Resilience Training Centre as their head coach, Dan Kelly, made his UFC debut. UFC Fight Night 55 did not fail to deliver where it counts, as all […]

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UFC Fight Night 55 Results: Luke Rockhold Hurts, Submits Michael Bisping

TUF Season 3 winner Michael Bisping (25-6) fought former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (12-2).  Luke Rockhold took control of the center of the octagon.  A clash of heads opened a cut on Michael Bisping’s head.  A strange reset after the head butt and the men were separated.  A solid left body kick landed for […]

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Marco Gigante Villela Interview: Mark Hunt is a real fighter

Fight Sport Asia had the privilege of sitting down with Marco Gigante Villela in Sydney’s northern beaches to discuss Mark Hunts upcoming title fight against Fabricio Werdum at UFC 180 and the impending visit of Grandmaster Relson Gracie for the first time to Australia. There are few better qualified to assess the skills of Hunt and Werdum, as […]

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