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Pancrase 321 Results and Review

Main Event – Featherweight King of Pancrase Championship, 5 minutes x 5 rounds Isao “ISAO” Kobayashi defeated Taichi Nakajima (unanimous decision, 50-45, 49-46, 49-46) For his 3rd title defence dominant champion…



Shooto 2021 Volume 3 Results and Review

Main Event, Featherweight 5min x 3R Yamato Nishikawa defeated Nobumitsu “Tyson” Osawa by submission (Triangle Choke, R2 4:53) A few solid calf kicks from powerhouse “Tyson” as the round…


RIZIN 29 Postponed until June 27th

Set for May 30th, RIZIN.29 in Osaka has been postponed until June 27th. The State of Emergency declared by Japanese Government in response to the surging…




Rizin 27 Results and Review

Rizin has a knack of finding talented, diverse and exciting fighters. Matching them up perfectly for guaranteed “edge of your seat” entertainment. Rizin 27 continued the…



Shooto 2021 Volume 2 Preview

Korakuen Hall, a venue entrenched in Martial Arts history, hosts Shooto 2021 Volume 2 this Saturday, March 20th. Due to Covid-19 precautionary measures the event…














Rizin 25, Results and Review

Yutaka Saito defeated Mikuru Asakura (Decision, 3-0) With the Featherweight title on the line Shooto Champion Yutaka Saito squared off against Rizin star and fan…


Shooto 2020 Volume 7 Preview

Shooto is back in Korakuen Hall, the Mecca of MMA, for 2020 volume 7 sponsored by One Championship. Shooto has pulled together an incredible 7…


Pancrase 319 Review

Koshi “Luxor” Matsumoto defeated Hiroto Uesako (Dec 29-28, 28-28, 29-28) The champion vs champion main event promised something special and without doubt delivered as Koshi…


Pancrase 319 Preview

Japanese MMA trailblazers Pancrase are back this Sunday, the 25th, at regular venue Shin Kiba Studio Coast. Pancrase 319 will be a live audience event…













Pancrase 316 on July 5th

Studio Coast will once again play host to Pancrase 316 for their stacked July 5th mega card. Showcasing a bevy of their top talent combined…

















Deep Impact 89 Preview

*Written by Peter Leghorn Deep 89 Impact takes place this Sunday and has some matches that are definitely worth watching. The eccentric “DJ” Taiki Hata…






Deep 88 Impact Results and Review

*This article was written by Peter Leghorn (peterleghorn@hotmail.com) and used with his permission. Photography by J. Deschner.   DEEP brought out their top talent on…





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…




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…



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…





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

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…







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…





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