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Doo Ho Choi Obliterates Nobuhiro Obiya at Deep Cage Impact

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TOKYO - The Deep cage returned Saturday night for Deep Cage Impact 2011, a mammoth 23-fight two-part event at Differ Ariake. In the first of the evening's two main events, former Deep lightweight...

UFC Japan Will Be PPV Event; Doubleheader Plans Abandoned

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The UFC's long-awaited return to Japan on Feb. 26, 2012 will be a full pay-per-view level event, sources have confirmed to MMA Fighting as initially reported by Dave Meltzer. Zuffa has thus...

FEG Officially Postpones K-1 World GP Final 16

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It's the news we all knew was coming - Fighting and Entertainment Group announced to the media on Thursday that it is postponing the K-1 World GP Final 16 which was initially scheduled for Oct. 29...

ONE FC Announces Three Events in Three Countries for Early 2012

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After an impressive first showing back in early September the self-proclaimed "Asian major leagues", ONE FC, has been dormant. The upstart Singapore-based promotion broke their silence on Monday...

After Years of Problems, Kazuyuki Miyata Has Had Enough of FEG

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Fighting and Entertainment Group, the Japan-based K-1 promoter and co-promoter of DREAM, is falling apart at the seams. As if Simon Rutz's claims of bankruptcy earlier this week were not enough,...

Simon Rutz: K-1 World Grand Prix Canceled, FEG 'Technically Bankrupt'

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"FEG, the parent company of the former K-1 brand, is technically bankrupt," comes the message from IT'S SHOWTIME president Simon Rutz via a statement posted to the IT'S SHOWTIME website on Monday. ...

Sanae Kikuta Dominates Kenichi Yamamoto at Grabaka Live 1st Cage Attack

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TOKYO - Eleven years after opening its doors, the esteemed Grabaka gym tries its hand at promoting with "Grabaka Live 1st Cage Attack", a co-promotion with Deep held in front of a packed house at...

DREAM Veteran Hong Man Choi Booked With Assaulting Female Customer

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Seven-foot-two K-1 World GP in Seoul Champion and DREAM "Super Hulk" Hong Man Choi has been booked with assault following an October 8 altercation with a female customer at a bar he owns and...

Takanori Sato Draws With Eiji Ishikawa to Retain Pancrase Title

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TOKYO -- Possibly setting up an opportunity to avenge his teacher, Kazushi Sakuraba pupil Takenori Sato retained his welterweight King of Pancrase title on Sunday night at Differ Ariake, fighting...

Badr Hari to Retire From Kickboxing

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In yet another blow to the struggling sport, kickboxing has lost its brightest and most controversial young star as Badr Hari, former K-1 heavyweight champion and two-time K-1 World GP finalist,...

K-Taro Upset, Koyama Retains Title, Kyoji Horiguchi Continues Ascent at Shootor's Legacy 4

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Champs reigned supreme, old guards fell and prospects continued to rise on Friday night at Shooto - Shootor's Legacy 4 from the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. In the evening's main event, Shooto...

DREAM.17: Aoki vs. McCullough Preview and Predictions

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Large-scale Japanese MMA is finally back on Saturday night with DREAM.17, the first numbered event from the leading Japanese promoter in exactly twelve months. On the card at the Saitama Super...

DREAM.17 Weigh-In Results: Aoki, McCullough on Weight

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With one exception, all fighters were on weight for DREAM's first full-scale event of 2011, including DREAM lightweight champion Shinya Aoki and former WEC ace Rob McCullough, who square off in the...

Inside Nippon Top Team: Kitaoka, Kawajiri and Otsuka Train for DREAM.17

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In 2008, three of the most ruthless grapplers in MMA, DREAM champion Shinya Aoki, former Sengoku champion Satoru Kitaoka and two-time Deep champion Masakazu Imanari, founded Nippon Top Team. Three...

Kazushi Sakuraba Flaunts Photoshop Skills in Preparation for DREAM.17

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Due to his catch wrestling and pro wrestling roots, Kazushi Sakuraba refuses to train in front of cameras and so the Japanese MMA legend has always taken a unorthodox approach towards the customary...

Alistair Overeem Splits With Golden Glory, Possibly More to Follow

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Ending a relationship that dates back to the beginning of his career, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion, DREAM interim heavyweight champion and 2010 K-1 World GP champion Alistair Overeem a...

Ikuhisa 'Minowaman' Minowa vs. Baru Harn Completes DREAM.17

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Only four days out from DREAM.17, event officials have added one more fight with DREAM "Super Hulk" GP champion Ikuhisa "Minowaman" Minowa agreeing to meet 275-pound Mongolian Baru Harn in a "Super...

Badr Hari Returns for K-1 World GP Final 16; Overeem, Schilt, Aerts, Saki Absent

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After much speculation due to the troubling financial state of event promoter Fighting and Entertainment Group, the K-1 World Grand Prix has finally returned with the Final 16 to take place on Oct....

Bovy Sor. Udomson Downs Toby Imada Three Times to Win Thriller in Shoot Boxing

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TOKYO -- Two-time Bellator tournament finalist Toby Imada stormed onto the Shoot Boxing scene in 2010, capturing an incredible decision win over the best the sport has to offer in Andy Souwer and...

UFC to Return to Japan in February 2012

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TOKYO - For the first time in more than 10 years, and for the first time in the Zuffa era, the UFC is finally set to invade Japan. UFC President Dana White and Zuffa LLC Asia Executive Vice...

ONE FC: The Good, the Bad and the Future

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On Sept. 3, we saw a new potential contender on the global MMA scene. The self-proclaimed "Asian major leagues." The new "king of MMA in Asia." The first event from the Singapore-based ONE FC was...

Enson Inoue Reveals Covert Trip to Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

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Since the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, former Shooto heavyweight champion and Pride veteran Enson Inoue has been tireless in his charity efforts, repeatedly traveling to northeast J...

Yoshihiro Akiyama to Drop to Welterweight, Wants to Be GSP's 'Apprentice'

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After three consecutive losses as a middleweight, Japanese UFC judoka Yoshihiro Akiyama is finally moving to welterweight. Akiyama, who is 1-3 in the UFC and 14-4 with two no contests overall,...

ONE FC Live Blog: Kwon vs. Folayang, Baroni vs. Yoshida

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This is the ONE FC 1: Champion vs Champion live blog for A Sol Kwon vs. Eduard Folayang and Phil Baroni vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida, the headliners of the debut event for the upstart promotion from the...

Phil Baroni, Yoshiyuki Yoshida on Weight for Inaugural ONE FC

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With one exception, all fighters were on weight for ONE Fighting Championship's inaugural event including UFC veterans Phil Baroni, Yoshiyuki Yoshida and former WBA World super featherweight...

Victor Cui: ONE FC Will Be King of MMA in Asia

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Since Pride shut its doors in 2007, the MMA world has been dominated by American promotions. With leading Japanese promotion DREAM struggling to stay afloat, the focus of the MMA world has shifted...

Mizuto Hirota Makes Triumphant Return From Gruesome Injury at Deep 55

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TOKYO - After suffering of one of the most sickening injuries in the history of the MMA, former Sengoku lightweight champion Mizuto Hirota successfully returned from a 20-month absence on Friday...

Win by Armbar, George Lucas' Daughter Did

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TOKYO - Amanda Lucas (2-1-0), daughter of Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator George Lucas, continued her fledgling MMA career on Friday night, nabbing a comfortable submission victory over Hikaru...

K-1 Returns With 2011 World MAX 70 kg Japan GP

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K-1's 70 kg division finally made its full-scale return official on Thursday as FEG President Sadaharu Tanikawa announced the complete card for the 2011 K-1 World MAX 70 kg (154 lbs) Japan GP, to...

Kazushi Sakuraba Returns to Meet Nova Uniao's Yan Cabral at DREAM.17

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DREAM's first large-scale event for for the year got it's tenth bout on Thursday afternoon as MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba has signed to fight DREAM newcomer and Nova Uniao submission ace Yan Cabral...

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