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James Goyder

  • joined Jun 08, 2010
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James Goyder is a sports journalist who has been writing about MMA, boxing and Muay Thai for almost ten years. He has a BA (hons) in English and Creative Writing and is an NCTJ qualified journalist whose articles have appeared in newspapers and magazines all over the world.

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Preview! ONE FC 'Rise Of Heroes' (Part 2)

ONE FC: "Rise of Heroes" preview (part two) for the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday (May 2, 2014) with a card headlined by the bantamweight title bout between Bibiano Fernandes and Masakatsu Ueda and featuring significant fights in several divisions.

Preview! ONE FC 'Rise Of Heroes' (Part 1)

ONE FC: "Rise of Heroes" preview (part one) for the SM Mall of Asia Arena on Friday (May 2, 2014) with a card headlined by the bantamweight title bout between Bibiano Fernandes and Masakatsu Ueda and featuring significant fights in several divisions.

Rich Franklin Leaving UFC For ONE FC In Asia

Former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin is close to signing with ONE FC in Asia, where he will become the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion's new Vice President, according to a Facebook post "Ace" sent out earlier today.

Askren's ONE FC Debut Set For May 30 In Singapore

Ben Askren vs. Bakhtiyar Abbasov headlines ONE FC: "Honor & Glory" mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Friday, May 30, 2014, inside Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, live via online pay-per-view (PPV).

Sayed Talks EFC 28, Newfound Submission Skills

South African bantamweight Irshaad Sayed defeated Leo Gloss last Thursday night (March 27, 2014) at EFC 28 in Johannesburg and made short work of the EFC veteran, securing a quickfire rear naked choke win.

Abbasov Makes ONE FC Debut On May 30 In Singapore

Bakhtiyar Abbasov has signed with ONE FC and is set to make his promotional debut on May 30, 2014, in Singapore, as part of the ONE FC: "Honor & Glory" mixed martial arts (MMA) online pay-per-view (PPV).

UFC & TUF 10 Veteran 'Hammer' Signs With ONE FC

Three new ONE FC heavyweight signings have been announced this week with UFC and TUF veteran James McSweeney, URCC's Igor Subora and UCMMA's Chi Lewis Parry all putting pen to paper on contracts with Asia's biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

ONE FC: 'War Of Nations' Preview (Part 2)

Full preview and predictions for ONE FC: "War of Nations" (part two), scheduled for Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday night (March 14, 2014) and headlined by a welterweight title fight between Nobutatsu Suzuki and Brock Larson.

Ueda Vs. Fernandes Headlines ONE FC Rise Of Heroes

ONE FC’s two top bantamweights will meet in Manila, Philippines, on May 2, 2014, as dominant Brazilian champion Bibiano Fernandes takes on Japanese challenger Masakatsu Ueda in the main event of an MMA card held at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

ONE FC: 'War Of Nations' Preview (Part 1)

Full preview and predictions for ONE FC: "War of Nations" (part one), scheduled for Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Friday night (March 14, 2014) and headlined by a welterweight title fight between Nobutatsu Suzuki and Brock Larson.

Shoulder Injury Won't Keep Ng From ONE FC Title

A shoulder injury forced Eddie Ng to pull out of his fight against Kamal Shalorus, initially scheduled for this Friday’s (March 14, 2014) ONE FC: "War of Nations" event, but "The Magician" won't let that keep him from a future title shot.

Get Paid To Train! Evolve MMA Holding Open Tryouts

Evolve MMA is holding open tryouts in Singapore on June 21-22 for aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters interested in training alongside Ben Askren, Shinya Aoki, Rafael Dos Anjos and Tarec Saffiedine, among others.

Slow Down! Lepont Trying Patience In Boku Bash

Arnaud Lepont has risen to prominence in Asian mixed martial arts (MMA), but may need to alter his balls-to-the-wall style to retain his place among the division's elite in his ONE FC: "War of Nations" battle against Kotetsu Boku on March 14.

Ang Poised To Become Singapore's Next Big MMA Star

At the forefront of a new generation of Singaporean mixed martial artists is teenager fighting phenom Benedict Ang, who recently became the youngest ever member of the Evolve MMA Fight Team after being awarded a lifetime scholarship.

Leone Talks Bellator 111, Dantas, ONE FC And More

Prior to fighting Eduardo Dantas for the bantamweight belt at Bellator 111 on March 7, 2014, at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Anthony Leone talks about the short-notice call up, training for ONE FC and greedy New York politicians.

Saffiedine Joins Evolve MMA Fight Team

Ahead of his UFC 172 fight against Jake Ellenberger, which takes place on April 26, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland, top welterweight contender Tarec Saffiedine has joined the Evolve MMA Fight Team in Singapore.

ONE FC Signs 14-0-1 Featherweight Fransino Tirta

ONE Fighting Championship (ONE FC) announced a marquee signing today with Indonesian Fransino Tirta (14-0-1) becoming the latest addition to the featherweight roster of Asia's biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

Askren Starts Fight Camp In May, Trains With Aoki

Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has booked his first ONE FC fight camp for May alongside lightweight champion Shinya Aoki, though details about his next fight, as well as his next opponent, remain a mystery.

Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) Launches Season Two

A grant total of nearly $45,000 in prize money and the opportunity to become an amateur champion will be on the line when Malaysian Invasion MMA (MIMMA) launches its second tournament this year, airing live on AXN.

Lisita: Top ONE FC Guys Would Run From Me

Australian featherweight Rob Lisita insists top ONE FC fighters like Eric Kelly, Honorio Banario, and Koji Oishi would run from him inside the cage, after getting a taste of "Ruthless" mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting.

The Movers & Shakers For Asian MMA In 2014

International mixed martial arts (MMA) corespondent James Goyder examines the major players in Asian MMA for 2014, including representatives from ONE FC, UFC, ROAD FC, DEEP, SHOOTO, PANCRASE and more.

Tsuki! Kikuno Puts UFC On Blast With Kenpo Karate

Top Japanese import and former DEEP champion Katsunori Kikuno is giving the UFC lightweight division a taste of his Okinawa Kenpo Karate after his successful Octagon debut against Quinn Mulhern at UFC Fight Night 34 earlier this month in Singapore.

Burns Bringing 'The Blaze' To Malaysia

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu phenom Herbert Burns looks to test his grappling pedigree when he puts his undefeated record on the line against Harris Sarmiento at ONE FC: "War of Nations" on March 14, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

ONE FC Signs New Fighters, Confirms Ng Vs Shalorus

ONE FC has signed Russian Featherweight Champion Marat Gafurov, Saipan Heavyweight Champion Kelvin Fitial, Australian champion Rob Lisita and BRACE Featherweight champion Martin Nguyen, as well as top free agents Kultar Gill and Kentoro Watanabe.

Larson Vs. Suzuki Headlines 'War of Nations'

Brock Larson fights Nobutatsu Suzuki for the inaugural welterweight title at ONE FC: "War of Nations" on March 14 in Kuala Lumpur while two of the top bantamweights in Asia, Kevin Belingon and Dae Hwan Kim, will battle it out in the co-main event.

Evolve MMA Founder Talks UFC, Askren & More

Evolve MMA founder Chatri Sityodtong talks about the upcoming UFC Fight Night 34 event at Marina Bay Sands, when he expects Ben Askren to debut and the remarkable growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Singapore.

The 2013 Asian MMA Awards!

Look back at who -- and what -- were the highlights of an action-packed season abroad with our 2013 "Asian MMA Awards," featuring ONE FC, EVOLVE MMA, Hyun Gyu Lim, Caol Uno, "Minowaman" and much more. Who was the "Fighter of the Year?"

Askren Excited To Fight For Billions Of Asian Fans

Mixed martial arts (MMA) has billions of fans in Asia, according to former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren, and "Funky" is excited to compete in front of every single one of them as part of the ONE FC promotion.

ONE FC 13: 'Moment Of Truth' Preview (Part Two)

ONE FC 13 preview of the final five fights for "Moment of Truth" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place this Friday (Dec. 6, 2013) at the 20,000 capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

ONE FC 13: 'Moment Of Truth' Preview (Part One)

ONE FC 13 preview of the first five fights for "Moment of Truth" mixed martial arts (MMA) pay-per-view (PPV), which takes place this Friday (Dec. 6, 2013) at the 20,000 capacity SM Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines.

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