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DEEP DREAM Impact VTR Released: Hiroyuki Takaya Out of Bout with Mizuto Hirota, More Fights Announced

The official trailer for the DEEP DREAM Impact event scheduled for New Year’s Eve has been released.  The video features a preview for the feature bouts on the card, a DEEP lightweight title fight between Satoru Kitaoka and Yoshiyuki Yoshida, a DEEP vs Pancrase series featuring promotional champions and former champions, as well as a […]

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Richie Walsh

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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Demolition 22/Premium

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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Ishii vs Cro Cop

Satoshi Ishii vs Mirko Cro Cop Rematch Scheduled for Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2014

2008 Olympic Gold Medalist Satoshi Ishii (12-3-1) will rematch Mirko Cro Cop (29-11-2) at IGF’s Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye.  The first fight took place at IGF 2 in August of this year.  Neither fighter has fought since their last fight.   I'm gonna rematch against Mirko cro cop on New Year's Eve. 大晦日にミルコ選手と再戦します。 ミルコ選手とリマッチの機会を得る事ができ嬉しく思っておりんす。 さて、頑張るとするか。 #IGF — Satoshi Ishii | 石井 […]

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Shooto Announces Caol Uno Will Fight Yoshifumi Nakamura for the Shooto Pacific Rim Title

Shooto has announced the 2015 schedule with 7 major events throughout 2015.  The first event will take place on January 25th, headlined by the vacant Shooto Pacific Rim Lightweight title fight between Caol Uno (32-16-5) and 2011 Shooto rookie tournament winner, Yoshifumi Nakamura (17-5).  Caol Uno has won six straight fights, including four submission wins.  […]

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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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