Pancrase 286 Results

Pancrase 286 kicked off on April 23rd, 2017 at Differ Ariake to a stellar crowd. This card was stacked with killers. The show provided four…









RIZIN 2017 ‘Sakura’ Digest

RIZIN Fighting Federation opened up 2017 with their spring lineup taking place at Yokohama Arena. Such a martial art show hadn’t been held there since…


4/23 Shooto Event Predictions

This Article is by Mark Chinnery and posted with his permission. April 23 is a significant landmark on the map of Professional Shooto in Japan…



Rizin 2017 Sakura Review and Results

Today we attended the latest RIZIN Event, Rizin 2017 Sakura – the promotion’s spring event. Sakura (Cherry Blossom) descibes the event because this time of…






Pancrase 286 Trailer 2

Pancrase 286, billed to go down at Differ Ariake in Tokyo on April 23, 2017, promises another strong line up of top domestic and foreign…


Shooto on UFC Fightpass

Professional Shooto 3.24 Shooto Pacific Rim Bantamweight Championship Korakuen Hall, Tokyo This was the 2nd Japanese Shooto event on UFC Fight Pass for 2017 &…


Deep Impact 78 Results

We here at MMA Japan care about the best in JMMA. We attend the best events and report them to you here in English. This…




Weight Cutting Mini Documentary

With an increasing number of fighters missing their contracted weight to fight, deaths due to kidney and heart failure, and the scientific research into how…




RIZIN Fight Preview

RIZIN Fighting Federation will hold its next event in Japan on April 16 this year, staged at the Yokohama arena. RIZIN promises to deliver another…



Pancrase 285 Main Event

Ladies and Gentlemen Pancrase 285 is just around the corner. It all goes down on March 12th at Differ Ariake. I am sure it will…





Deep Jewels 15 Results

Yesterday MMA Japan attended DEEP Jewels 15, live. It was a sold out crowd and the fighters brought their A games to the ring. DEEP puts…




Deep Jewels 15

Deep Jewels will be hosting an event on February 25th at Shinjuku FACE. The Main Event will be Naho “Sugi Rock” Sugiyama (12-4-0) versus the…


First Shooto Event of 2017

This is a re-post of one of our friend’s post on Facebook. It is used with his permission. Thanks Mark. Shooto events are headed up…



Cauliflower Culture Kimono

What do you look for in a Kimono for your traditional Brazilian Jiu-jitsu training? Fabric strength, colors, fit, comfort or all of these? Well, Cauliflowoer…


RIZIN New Year’s Eve 2016

The second of the two year-end Rizin shows was even better than the previous year’s. A step up in live and domestic TV production, plus…







RIZIN 2016 December 29

2016 ended with a bang again. RIZIN Fighting Federation championed its second year end show since its inception, this time putting on an openweight tournament,…




Practice Martial Arts Safely

This is a short article that I wrote several years ago. The concepts of safety in Martial Arts practice still hold true today. The wonderful…


What is a Black Belt?

What does it mean to be a Black Belt? The obvious is that you have achieved a level of proficiency in martial arts. You have…



X-Treme Jiu-Jitsu Academy Yokohama

Name: X-Treme Jiu-jitsu Academy Yokohama Schedule Monday 19:30~20:30 Sparring   20:30~22:00 General class Tuesday 19:30~20:30 Beginner  20:30~22:00 Sparring Wednesday 19:30~20:30 Sparring   20:30~22:00 General class Thursday 20:30~22:00 General class Friday…





Pancrase 2017 Schedule 

Shuri Kondo set to fight in February, and former Lightweight KOP Kazuki Tokudome to come back strong in March. All Tokyo dates will go out…


Pancrase 283 Review

Pancrase 283 was an event that proved to be a great and exciting show to end 2016 with. This time around you had some great…





Bellator 169

Bellator 169, scheduled for December 16, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland has announced a matchup between Muhammed Lawal and Japan’s Satoshi Ishii. A year ago the…






Pancrase 283

Main event: Mitsuhisa Sunabe, reigning Straw Weight King of Pancrase, defends his long held belt against cocksure Kansai fighter, Daichi Kitakata. Co-main Event: Isao Kobayashi…












Jones, Lesnar, and Machida dropped from UFC rankings

We all knew this was going to happen. Have a look at the original article! Original Source http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2016/8/7/12398504/ufc-rankings-jon-jones-brock-lesnar-and-lyoto-machida-dropped-mma-news?_ga=1.151990960.801266363.1333498532


Pancrase 279 July 24th

That’s right ladies and gentlemen! PANCRASE 279 is LIVE on July 24th at Differ Ariake. If you are not in Japan you can watch it…






Pancrase Radio Episode 13

This time around we bring you the podcast Pancrase Radio! This is episode 13 that focuses on the review of the fights in Pancrase 277….






Rizin.1 Review

Yesterday I boarded the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) and headed off to Nagoya City to see Rizin.1. This was their second event. In the crowd I…



Rizin.1 Fight Card Line up!

Ok Fight fans! Rizin.1 line up has been released. This show is shaping up to be a great live performance. We are looking forward to…