James Goyder

  • joined Jun 08, 2010
  • last login Apr 16, 2014
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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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Dos Anjos ready for title shot with win in Brazil

UFC lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos looks to make his case for a 155-pound title shot by winning his fourth fight in a row at the expense of Evan Dunham at UFC on FX 8, which takes place at Arena Jaragua in Santa Catarina, Brazil.

Asian MMA weekend wrap up: DEEP, URCC, Legend FC

A busy weekend of Asian mixed martial arts (MMA) got underway in Tokyo last Friday night (April 26, 2013) with Deep 62, followed by URCC 23 in Manila and Legend FC 11 in Kuala Lumpur. Full results and recaps with a bevy of title changes, inside.

Phil Baroni: 'Let's trade, bitch!'

Longtime MMA veteran Phil Baroni is not impressed by the striking of Japanese knockout artist Nobutatsu Suzuki and wants to "trade" at the ONE FC: "Rise to Power" event next month in Manila.

Ueda ready to 'Rise to Power' against Belingon

Masakatsu Ueda breaks down his ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix Final against Kevin Belingon as well as his goal to earn a title shot in Asia's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

ONE FC adds two flyweight fights for Rise to Power

Two Team Lakay flyweights have been given tough assignments at ONE FC: "Rise to Power," which is set for May 31 in Manila. Rey Docyogen will be taking on Yasuhiro Urushitani while Geje Eustaquio locks horns with Andrew Leone.

Road FC: Nam Crowned New Champ, "Hellboy" Returns

ROAD FC 11 results: Yui Chul Nam wins Lightweight Grand Prix, while Joachim Hansen makes his triumphant mixed martial arts (MMA) return and more from Seoul Olympic Hall in Seoul, South Korea, on April 13, 2013.

Aoki not rushing to 145, but open to 'Flash' fight

ONE FC Lightweight Champion Shinya Aoki would consider moving down a weight class to meet Bibiano Fernandes in a "super fight," but "The Tobikan Judan" is also considering defending his 155-pound strap "many times."

Cro Cop vs. Melvin Manhoef 'close' to being booked

Road FC CEO Moon Jung Hong revealed that he is close to booking a fight between Melvin Manhoef vs. Mirko Filipovic for Road FC 12 later this year in Korea.

ONE FC: 'Rise to Power' set for May 31 in Manila

ONE FC Featherweight Champion Honorio Banario defends his title against Japanese submission specialist Koji Oishi while Bibiano Fernandes returns to face Koetsu Okazaki for the ONE FC bantamweight interim strap at 'Rise to Power' on May 31 in Manila.

Matches to Make After ONE FC: 'Kings & Champions'

ONE FC: "Kings & Champions" went down in Singapore last weekend and now it's time to sift through the rubble and play fantasy matchmaker. See who gets paired up for the next few events, right here.

Can anyone outside UFC stop Shinya Aoki?

Lightweight submission ace Shinya Aoki notched yet another win by submission after tapping out Kotetsu Boku at ONE FC on Friday. Can anyone in Asia stop "The Tobikan Judan," who is now the ONE FC 155-pound champion?

ONE FC weigh in results for 'Kings & Champions'

The official weigh in results are in for the ONE Fighting Championship: "Kings & Champions" online pay-per-view (PPV) event at the Singapore Indoor Stadium tomorrow night (April 5, 2013) in Singapore.

ONE FC fight preview for Kings & Champions (Pt. 2)

Check out part two of our preview and breakdown of this Friday night's (April 5, 2013) ONE FC event from Singapore titled "Kings & Champions," featuring top International stars Shinya Aoki, Melvin Manhoef, Eddie Ng and more.

Larson hopes to avoid 'Marvelous' KO in Singapore

What happens when you face Melvin Manhoef -- a man with 25 knockouts in 27 wins -- inside a steel cage? You hope like hell you can get him to the ground and submit him before getting killed in the process.

ONE FC fight preview for Kings & Champions (Pt. 1)

Check out part one of our preview and breakdown of this Friday night's (April 5, 2013) ONE FC event from Singapore titled "Kings & Champions," featuring top International stars Shinya Aoki, Melvin Manhoef, Eddie Ng and more.

Kamal Shalorus joins ONE FC, meets Eduard Folayang

ONE FC grabs venerable lightweight Kamal Shalorus off waivers and quickly pairs him off against Eduard Folayang for its May 31 MMA show in Manila.

Boku: I'll KO Aoki by making him stand and bang

Kotetsu Boku knows what he needs to do if he wants to avoid becoming the latest victim in a long line of lightweights to be submitted by Shinya Aoki and he is confident that he can knockout the "Tobikan JUdan" at ONE FC 8 in Singapore.

Evolve University: Get your online degree in MMA

Welcome to Evolve University, an online educational platform containing thousands of tutorial videos made by the team of world champions at Evolve MMA. Are you ready to get taken to school?

SFL Co-Founder Headed To Jail For Terrorism

SFL, India's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) league, suffered a significant setback this week with its co-founder, Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, sentenced to jail in connection with the Mumbai, India, bombings in 1993 that killed 257 innocent people.

'Sponge' on title shots, UFC debut, Condit & more

Coming soon to an Octagon near you: The last man to hold the Strikeforce welterweight title, Tarec Saffiedine.

Asian MMA results round up for Shooto, Pancrase

Shooto and Pancrase were both back in action over the weekend with a couple of championship bouts on the line and one former UFC veteran in action. Results and recap, inside.

DEEP 62: Akihiro Gono returns on April 26 in Tokyo

DEEP 62 will be one of the most stacked fight cards in the recent history of the Japanese promotion with three title fights and the return of Akihiro Gono, who officially retired from MMA after losing to Bellator's Michael Chandler last May.

ONE FC: Rock vs. Serial Killer on May 31 in Manila

ONE FC has confirmed it would be returning to Manila on May 31 with a show taking place at the 20,000 capacity Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena, headlined by a featherweight world title fight between Honorio Banario vs. Bae Young Kwon.

Road FC books Hellboy, Sokoudjou, Minowaman & more

Road FC is beefing up its April 13 fight card in Seoul, adding well-traveled veterans like Joachim Hansen, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and Ikuhisa Minowa.

ONE FC full fight card announced for April 5

ONE FC today released the full fight card for the April 5 card in Singapore which is headlined by a title bout between Shinya Aoki vs. Kotetsu Boku and is also going to feature fighters from India, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines.

Jens Pulver 'putting evil back in his fists'

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Jens Pulver is ready to take out Masakatsu Ueda at the ONE FC Bantamweight Grand Prix during 'Kings & Champions' at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 5th.

Shinya Aoki Getting Spanked in Evolve MMA Harlem Shake

Former Lumpinee Champion Orono Wor Petchpun dressed as a schoolgirl, Shinya Aoki getting spanked and Chatri Sityodtong wearing a wedding dress. The Evolve MMA Harlem Shake ladies and gentleman.

Arnaud Lepont on Eddie Ng, pre-fight antics

ONE FC star Arnaud Lepont promises more pre-fight antics ahead of his upcoming bout against Eddie Ng and says he's become more than just a brawler.

ONE FC inks Nobutatsu Suzuki & Yasuhiro Urushitani

ONE FC reportedly signs Nobutatsu Suzuki and Yasuhiro Urushitani. The former is a 9-1-2 welterweight who has spent most of his career fighting for ZST while the latter is a 19-6-6 UFC veteran who fights at flyweight.

Heath Sims Says MMA needs more Muay Thai

While stateside fighters have excelled at wrestling and boxing, there is not as much emphasis on Muay Thai, something Heath Sims says will set International fighters apart down the road.

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