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Shooto 1/28 Break Down

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


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…


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…



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…



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…




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…







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…


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…


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…




Pancrase 288 Preview

This weekend we have Pancrase 288. Of course MMA Japan will be there live Tweeting from the event. You can follow #Pancrase288 to keep track…






Pancrase 287 Results

Last weekend was the event that some will call the best card that Pancrase has had all year. If you have the chance check it…







Deep Cage Impact 2017 Results

DEEP Cage Impage 2017 was a day of fantastic fights. The promotion puts on several events per year, some of their shows use the cage…


Deep Cage Impact 2017

Saturday May 13th Deep will be putting on the Deep Cage Impact 2017 event. MMA Japan will be on the ground and next to the…


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…





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…




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

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…