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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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Full Results – Shooto: 2nd Round 2014

Shooto, 3/16/14 “Shooto: 2nd Round 2014″ Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan Shooto Pacific Rim Welterweight (154-lb) title Nobumitsu Osawa def. Shinji Sasaki by KO at 4:00 in Round 2 Shooto Pacific Rim Featherweight (132-lb) title Yuta Nezu def. Kota Onojima by Unanimous Decision Lightweight Bout Ryogo Takahashi def. Taiki Tsuchiya by TKO at 3:27 in Round 2 Flyweight Bout Yoshitaka Naito def. Yuki […]

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Ryuichi Miki: “I want to fight Hiromasa Ogikubo in the Final.”

Ryuichi Miki (16-6-4), a veteran of the sport for almost decade has made a name for himself fighting in his native Japan, where he remains one of the best fighters on the planet at his respective weight class. Following a run on the amateur MMA scene, Miki made his professional debut in Mixed Martial Arts […]

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Champion vs. Champion: Isao Kobayashi meets Kuniyoshi Hironaka at PANCRASE 257

Pancrase have today announced a headline act for it’s upcoming show later next month. The main attraction of the evening sees current Lightweight King of Pancrase Isao Kobayashi take on Shooto’s Welterweight (154-lbs) Champion Kuniyoshi Hironaka. The bout is scheduled to take place March 30th at Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Yokohama, Japan. Isao Kobayashi (14-1-4) a […]

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Full Results: Shooto – Shooting Disco Final

Shooto, 2/22/14 “Shooting Disco Final” Shinjuku FACE Tokyo, Japan Featherweight Bout Makoto Ohashi def. Satoshi Kogure by Unanimous Decision Bantamweight Bout Shinichi Hanawa fought Hiroshi Roppongi to a Unanimous Draw Bantamweight Bout Hiroaki Ijima def. Takeshi Saito by Majority Decision Bantamweight Bout Ryo Okada def. Hideki Sato by Unanimous Decision Lightweight: Rookie Tournament Quarterfinal Tyson Naito def. Tomoya Hirakawa by Submission (Kneebar) at 3:47 in Round 1 Bantamweight: Rookie Tournament […]

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UFC signs PXC Bantamweight champ Michinori Tanaka

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has been stacking its roster with Asian MMA talents of late, the latest of which is none other than unbeaten PXC Bantamweight champ, Michinori Tanaka (9-0). Suckerpunch Entertainment first confirmed the signing on its Facebook page. Tanaka, 23, follows the footsteps of fellow PXC graduates Jon Tuck, Hyun Gyu Lim and […]

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Full Results – Shooto: 1st Round 2014

Shooto, 1/13/14 “Shooto: 1st Round 2014″ Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan Vacant: Flyweight title Shinya Murofushi def. Junji Ito by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:33 in Round 1 Featherweight Bout Yuta Sasaki def. Keisuke Fujiwara by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:35 in Round 1 Flyweight: Infinity Tournament Quarterfinal Ryuto Sawada def. Tateo Iino by Submission (Front Choke) at 2:07 in Round 1 Lightweight Bout Shigeki […]

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Yuta Sasaki vs. Keisuke Fujiwara set for Shooto: 1st Round 2014

It was announced today during Shooto’s Rookie Tournament Final, that Yuta Sasaki’s next opponent will be Keisuke Fujiwara. The bout is scheduled to take place January 13th at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Yuta Sasaki (14-1-2) is a young phenom who is one of the sports hottest commodities. The fighter dubbed “Ulka” quickly gained recognition […]

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Tatsuya Kawajiri tells Fight Sport Asia “You can expect a Japanese Samurai inside the Octagon”

Tatsuya Kawajiri (32-7-2), a veteran of the sport for over a decade remains one of Asia’s most respected fighters in Mixed Martial Arts today. The fighter dubbed “Crusher” began his Mixed Martial Arts journey back in 2000, and since then has become a fan favorite over the years. Having fought the likes of Takanori Gomi, Caol Uno, […]

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Full Results – Shooto: 5th Round 2013

Shooto, 11/9/13 “Shooto: 5th Round 2013″ Korakuen Hall Tokyo, Japan Vacant: Bantamweight title Ryuichi Miki def. Yosuke Saruta by Unanimous Decision Flyweight Bout Yoshitaka Naito def. Tadaaki Yamamoto by Unanimous Decision Featherweight Bout Keita Ishibashi def. Hideto Okada by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:26 in Round 1 Lightweight Bout Toshiro Chihama def. Hitoshi Ogasawara by Majority Decision Bantamweight Bout Tomohiro Hagino def. Yusei Shimokawa by Split Decision Flyweight […]

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