Shooto 7/15 Results

Shooto was back in Korakuen Hall on Sunday night in what turned out to be an entertaining evening of fights.   In the main event,…


Quintet 2 Pre-Fight Analysis

David Garmo breaks down what to look out for in QUINTET.2, as teams REEBOK (Sakuraba), Tiger Muay Thai, 10th Planet, and VAGABOND are in Tokyo…








Pancrase 296 Review

Last Sunday we had the honor to be there live at Pancrase 296. It was held at the tremendous Studio Coast in Shin-Kiba. This is…



Quintet 1 Review

Before last night’s Quintet event, another member of the press nervously asked me ‘Do you think this will be a success?’. Wildly unsure, but trying…


Quintet 1 Preview

The new grappling promotion Quintet hosts it’s inaugural event this Wednesday at Tokyo’s Ryogoku Kokugikan.   Recent years have seen the rise in popularity of…






Pancrase 294 Results

Last weekend we attended Pancrase 294. It is on UFC  FightPass if you could not catch it live. It was a  great show with some…




Shooto Gig Tokyo vol. 24

On a busy weekend for MMA in Tokyo, last night Shooto put on one of their smaller shows in Shinjuku Face. This was an entertaining…



Shooto 1/28 Break Down

This is an article originally written by  Mark Chinnery and used with his permission.                 The first Shooto…


Professional Shooto 1/28/2018

On January 28th of 2018, Professional Shooto kicked off their 2018 MMA even season at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo. There were 8 fights on the…



Pancrase 293

Pancrase 293 – NEW venue – watch BJJ matches for free – Flyweight King of Pancrase Senzo Ikeda defends his new belt against Yuya Wakamatsu.



Shooto on January 28th.

The MMA season is already in full swing and the outlook for JMMA has never looked better. Professional Shooto will be doing their first card…


Ganryujima 9 Enemy Out

On January 3rd, Ganryujima (Moat Fights) kicked off 2018 with a spectacular show. If you do not know what Ganryujima is all about, check out…



RIZIN 2017 WGP

December 29th, 2017, saw the first of two end-of-year fight cards from RIZIN including single matches and the quarter finals of the men’s Bantamweight Grand…





Deep Impact 81

Deep is having one last event in Tokyo for the year. We are talking Deep Impact 81 and it looks great. This event will be…



Deep Jewels 18 Results

On December 3rd, 2017 Deep Jewels held another event. This time Deep Jewels 18 featured 11 bouts of all female MMA action. As always, Deep…


Pancrase 292 results

By Chris Gunn Twitter @chrisgunn82   Yesterday, the legendary promotion held their last event in Differ Ariake in Tokyo. This event did not disappoint with…








Seiza 4 Review

This article was written by Chris Gunn and used with his permission.   Last night the 4th Seiza event was held at Korakuen Hall in…


Deep Impact 80 Results

On Saturday we went to see Deep Impact 80 in Differ Ariake. Deep has some exciting fights and this card was very impressive. Deep is…


Rizin 7 : Fukuoka Results

Last week we went to Fukuoka, Japan to watch Rizin 7. As always Rizing puts on a great show and this event was just as…




10/15 Shooto

This article was originally written by Shooto commentator, Mark Chinnery, and used with his permission.     And here we have it – the last…




Pancrase 290 Card

On October 8th in Differ Ariake in Japan, Pancrase 290 hits us square in the face. This time around the card is stacked with former…


Rizin : Fukuoka

Rizin is fast becoming the top promotion in Japan. The brand of Rizin is very new. However, if you dig a little deeper into the…




UFC Fight Night Japan

September 23, Shogun vs. Saint Preux 2 headline has been changed. Reportedly, the old school Pride favourite in Japan, Shogun, is out and replaced by…


Deep Impact 79 Card

This weekend the live coverage and live tweeting of MMA in Japan continues. This time around the venue is Deep Impact 79 and the card…




Ganryujima – ADAUCHI

The latest exciting installment of the ever growing ‘moat fights’ Ganryujima, takes place in Maihama, Japan tomorrow – September 2.  Wrestlers, kickboxers, karate-ka, judo-ka, capoeristas,…






Pancrase 289 Review and Results

Results for Pancrase 289:  Yoshinori Horie WIN vs Kazunari Kimura LOSS KO (Knee)Ref: Hirokazu Takamoto Rnd: 2 Time 1:12  Tetsuya Yamamoto WIN vs Mitsuhiro Taki…


Yachi VS Gracie?

If you have been watching the Rizin events since they started at the end of the year back in 2015, you know Yusuke Yachi 18-6-0…


Pancrase 289 Preview

This weekend we have Pancrase 289 coming up. The card for this event is packed with exciting fights. If you are in Japan you can…


Pride Shockwave Dynamite 2002

80,000 martial arts fans in attendance on a blazing hot summer day. Helio Gracie lights the Olympic flame, Antonio Inoki parachutes into the stadium. This…


UFC Fight Night Tokyo Card

As the heat wave blazes on in Tokyo all MMA fans are eagerly waiting for the UFC to make it’s annual return to the land…




Shinju Nozawa Auclair

Presenting new star of RIZIN Fighting Federation: the althletic, charismatic, dynamic, charming, and beautiful Shinju Nozawa Auclair. 


Rizin 2017 Fight Festival Results

Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Bantamweight 61 kg  Kyoji Horiguchi def.  Hideo Tokoro KO (punches) 1 3:49 Bantamweight Grand-Prix 1st Round Heavyweight 120 kg  Amir Aliakbari…



SEI⭐️ZA

Article courtesy of Chris Gunn Photos by Dennis Dugan Last night the 3rd Seiza event was held in Korakuen in Tokyo. While the promotion certainly…


SEI⭐️ZA

Japan’s ‘joshi-kaku’ women’s martial arts boom is in full swing. Top fighters from around the world gather at Korakuen Hall this Friday, July 28, for…


Professional Shooto 7-23 Results

This article is courtesy of Mark Chinnery and reused with his permission.   Wow. What a card! Professional Shooto 7.23 from Korakuen Hall. I’m still…



Ganryujima – ‘Adauchi’

The resurrected moat fight organization, Ganryujima, holds its next show on September 2nd in Maihama Amphitheater, showcasing a mixture of fight styles on its unique…