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Weekend Review: Shooto, DEEP, Grachan

  Weekend Review: July 17-21     This past weekend was filled with great fights, big events and retirements.  From the top of combat sports to the rumors and announcements on Twitter, we are going to catch up on all the happenings last week. The Japanese MMA scene was a host to stellar match-ups, large […]

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Shooto GIG Tokyo Vol. 17 Preview

                      The event takes place on Saturday at Shinjuku FACE in Tokyo, Japan.  The fight card kicks off at 18:00 local time (JST) headlined by a fight between Naohiro “Chokugeki Gamon” Mizuno and Keita Ishibashi.  Mizuno carries a three fight win streak into the fight.  […]

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Full Results – DEEP: 67 Impact

DEEP, 6/22/14 “DEEP: 67 Impact” Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan Flyweight Bout Yuki Motoya def. Yoshiro Maeda by Submission (Armbar) at 4:59 in Round 1 Flyweight Bout Haruo Ochi def. Masakazu Imanari by TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at :51 in Round 2 Welterweight Bout Keita Nakamura def. Keiichiro Yamamiya by TKO at 4:13 in Round 1 Lightweight Bout Shigetoshi Iwase def. Juri Ohara by Unanimous Decision Lightweight Bout Luiz […]

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Full Results: Shooto TORAO 13th

Shooto, 5/25/14 “Shooto TORAO 13th” Marina Hop Mermaid Space Hiroshima, Japan Welterweight Bout Kenichiro Togashi def. Yoshinori Suzuki by Majority Decision Featherweight Bout Okada Takeshi def. Takuya Ogura by TKO at 1:33 in Round 1 Lightweight Bout Takuji Kobayashi def. Hiroaki Nakayama by Disqualification (Low Blow) at 2:16 in Round 1 Bantamweight Bout Takuya Kodama fought Seiji Kamejima to a Unanimous Draw Flyweight Bout Shingo Makita def. Nobuyuki Fujii by Majority […]

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Full Results: TTF CHALLENGE 01

Tribe Tokyo Fight, 5/25/14 “TTF CHALLENGE 01″ Shinjuku FACE Tokyo, Japan Flyweight Bout Yuya Shibata def. Yasutaka Koga by Submission (Triangle Choke) at 3:45 in Round 1 Welterweight Bout Yusaku Tsukumo def. Toshikazu Suzuki by Majority Decision Featherweight Bout Takayuki Ijima def. Daisuke Maku by Unanimous Decision Flyweight Bout Hirukawa Kokasane def. Tsuyoshi Takahashi by TKO at 2:59 in Round 1 Welterweight Bout Kimihiro Eto def. Yusuke Hashimoto by […]

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Naoyuki Kotani returns, faces Norman Parke at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin

A Lightweight contest has been penciled in for the UFC’s return trip to Dublin, Ireland later this year. Northern Ireland’s Norman Parke welcomes back Japanese native Naoyuki Kotani, who returns to the Octagon seven years on. Sources close to the situation confirmed the match-up with Fight Sport Asia in the early hours of Thursday morning. Naoyuki Kotani (33-10-7), a Mixed Martial Arts […]

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Full Results: DEEP JEWELS 4

DEEP, 5/18/14 “DEEP JEWELS 4″ Shinjuku FACE Tokyo, Japan Vacant: DEEP JEWELS Middleweight (135-lbs) title Takayo Hashi def. Shizuka Sugiyama by TKO t 4:33 in Round 3 Featherweight Bout Saori Ishioka def. Satomi Takano by Technical Submission (Armbar) at 4:44 in Round 1 Featherweight Bout Mei Yamaguchi def. Yukiko Seki by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:17 in Round 1 51kg Bout Tomo Maesawa def. Brittany Decker by […]

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Full Results: ZST 40 & SWAT! In FACE vol.13

ZST, 4/12/14 “ZST 40″ Shinjuku FACE Tokyo, Japan Bantamweight Bout Tetsuya Fusano def. Tatsuya Watanabe by Unanimous Decision RINGS 60 kg Kenichi Ito def. Seio Yamada by Submission (Reverse Triangle Choke) at 2:03 in Round 2 Flyweight Bout Yusuke Uehara def. Kenichi Sawada by Majority Decision RINGS 70 kg Yujiro Yamamoto def. Hisato Izawa by Submission (Americana) at 1:19 in Round 1 RINGS 66 kg Atsushi Kato def. Koji […]

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Caol Uno returns for Shooto’s 25th Anniversary, faces Taiki Tsuchiya in May

Lightweights (143-lbs) collide at Shooto’s historic 25th Anniversary, as former Welterweight Champion Caol Uno takes on the aggressive and always fun Taiki Tsuchiya next month. Shooto announced the match-up on their official website. The event is scheduled to take place May 5th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. And will serve as MMA legend Rumina Sato’s retirement […]

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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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