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Japanese sensation Kyoji Horiguchi scheduled to fight Louis Gaudinot at UFC 182

Flyweights Kyoji Horiguchi and Louis Gaudinot have agreed to fight at UFC 182 headlined by Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier on January 3, 2015. MMA-in-Asia broke the news (link). Kyoji Horiguchi (14-1) is Japanese MMA’s next big thing. The diminutive 24 year old has shown quality in his UFC tenure, going 3-0 including impressive stoppage […]

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Pancrase 261 Results: Satoru Kitaoka Advances, Nam Phan Victorious

  Pancrase 261 took place this past Sunday, October 5th at Differ Ariake in Tokyo, Japan.  The fight card featured Japanese MMA legend Satoru Kitaoka defeating ONE FC veteran Richie Whitson.  Kitaoka took the bout 30-27 across all of the judges score cards, by controlling the wrestling and grappling in the fight.  Satoru Kitaoka took […]

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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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Big Changes in Shooto’s Future

  International Shooto Commission secretary general Toshiharu Suzuki made some major announcements this weekend and reported via GONG.  Shooto will be making some big changes to the promotions rule set.  In 2008, the ISC made some major changes to the Shooto rule set by taking away strikes to the back of the head and the knockdown […]

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Vale Tudo Japan 6 Results

  Vale Tudo Japan brings a stacked line-up to the Ota City Gymnasium in Tokyo, Japan.  The fight card is headlined by the VTJ Flyweight Tournament Finals between Hiromasa Ogikubo and Czar Sklavos. Thanks to the twitter account of shiroobi and GONG, we have live results from the event as the company could not make […]

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Throwback Video of the Week: Caol Uno vs Joachim Hansen

  As Pride FC was reaching it’s height of popularity, K-1 took it’s Romanex MMA series and individual MMA fights on K-1 MAX events and created the Hero’s brand.  The all MMA fight card was the first full venture into MMA from the world’s largest kickboxing promotion.  Two of the best lightweights at the time […]

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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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Shooto – BORDER: Season 6 – The Third

  The Hirano Ward Community Hall is home to BORDER Season 6 the Third on Sunday, September 21st.  The fight card is headlined by Welterweights, Koji Nishioka and Hisho Takeda.  The co-main event features Takuji Kobayashi and Mitsuhiro TOMA.  60kg up-and-comers, Atsushi Fujinaka faces Ken Hattori.  The MMA event begins at 13:00 local time and […]

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