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May 22, 2016 4:42 pm

RIZIN CEO: Conor McGregor would do fantastic in Japan

RIZIN CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara believes that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be a huge draw if he fought in Japan. The former PRIDE FC boss told MMAFighting.com that both Conor McGregor and Ronda Rousey would be huge draws if they fought in Japan. His words: “He would do fantastic,” Sakakibara said through an...

May 4, 2016 9:04 am

VIDEO | Throwback! Antonio Inoki slaps hundreds of Japanese fans

Earlier this week, We posted a video of Antonio Inoki slapping Lyoto Machida Here are some more Inoki Slaps…. pic.twitter.com/wWLGPhYz6w — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) May 4, 2016 While most fans would rather avoid being hit in any way shape or form by a fighter, fans line up by the hundreds just for the opportunity...

Dec 16, 2015 1:54 pm

Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey Video: On a Japanese game show taking on 3 guys!

Ronda Rousey may of lost her belt back in UFC 193 but she appears to be back in better spirits after TMZ reporters caught her at an airport after the Marine Corps Ball. Rousey is set to rematch Holly Holm at UFC 200 in July, pending a medical clearance.  Issues with unsettled teeth have reports...


Oct 10, 2015 8:25 am

Rampage Is Down To Fight In Japan On NYE

Alright MMA fanboys, try not to go to crazy, but Quinton “Rampage” Jackson says he’d like to fight on that NYE card in Japan. That’s right, the new promotion, ‘Rizin Fighting Federation,’ which will feature the return of Fedor Emelianenko, might be Rampage’s next stop. The former UFC champ said, during a live Twitch stream,...

Oct 8, 2015 9:59 am

New Japan Organization Will Be Called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation’

Well it’s official. We now know the name of the new MMA organization out of Japan, run by former PRIDE FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara. At a recent press conference it was announced that the promotion will be called ‘Rizin Fighting Federation.’ Many expected them to announce Fedor Emelianenko’s opponent at the press conference, but that...

Sep 30, 2015 5:59 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Pulls In Below Average Ratings

This past weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Japan brought in just slightly below average ratings for a FS1 primetime UFC event. To be clear, the event was not a total bust, it respectively brought in 841,000 viewers. However it is below the average of 882,000 viewers. There were likely a few reasons for this. One, the...

Sep 29, 2015 7:14 pm

Phil Davis On Fedor’s Choice To Fight In Japan: ‘It’s Entirely Business’

Bellator MMA light heavyweight Phil Davis is coming off of quite the debut, winning a one night, four-man tournament at ‘Dynamite’ to earn a shot at the title, against Liam McGeary. There’s no word yet on when that title fight will take place, although president Scott Coker said it would likely the place towards the...

Sep 26, 2015 10:20 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night: Japan takes place Saturday night, with the prelims starting at 8PM ET on FS2 and the main card airing on FS1 at 10PM ET. The night will conclude with a heavyweight scrap in the main event, between Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett. Both fighters are looking for a big win, after both...

Sep 26, 2015 2:59 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Results

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan and will feature a big heavyweight scrap in the main event, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett fighting to get back in the win column, after both losing their last fights. In the co-main event we’ll get to...

Sep 25, 2015 8:39 pm

REPLAY! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-Ins

The UFC heads to Japan on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Barnett. As the name suggests, in the main event the heavyweights will collide as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson takes on Josh Barnett. In the night’s co-main event flashy striker Uriah Hall will take a huge leap up in competition and battle...

Sep 25, 2015 8:38 pm

STAREDOWNS! ‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Edition

UFC Fight Night: Japan goes down on Saturday night and the main event is something that has lots of fans excited. It’s never a good idea to blink during a heavyweight fight because of the power they bring into the cage. That is even more true in this fight, with Roy Nelson and Josh Barnett...

Sep 25, 2015 8:30 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Japan’ Weigh-In Results –– 1 Fighter Misses Weight

On Saturday night, live on FS1 and FS2, the UFC goes to Japan for its latest Fight Night event. The heavyweights will scrap in the main event when Josh Barnett takes on Roy Nelson. In the co-main Uriah Hall will step up in competition and take on veteran Gegard Mousasi. Also on the main card...

Sep 24, 2015 3:48 pm

Report: Fedor Guaranteed $2.5 Million For NYE Fight In Japan

Are you trying to wrap your mind around Fedor’s decision to once again forgo a contract with the UFC? Well, it sounds like he had quite a few reasons to do so, like 2.5 million reasons to do so. According to a report from veteran and well trusted journalist Dave Meltzer, the fighter is set...

Sep 24, 2015 12:39 am

BJJ’s Gabi Garcia Will Make MMA Debut At NYE Show In Japan

BJJ practitioner and competitor Gabi Garcia is set to make her MMA debut. Most fans probably know Garcia from her appearance on TUF Brazil, where he acted as a coach on Wanderlei Silva’s team. The thing that caught fan’s eyes during the show was the size of Garcia. She towered over Silva and at the...

Sep 23, 2015 12:46 pm

Late Injuries Shake Up This Weekends UFC Japan Fights

A proposed bantamweight bout between Norifumi Yamamoto (18-6 MMA) and Matt Hobar (9-3 MMA) has been scratched from this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 75 event in Japan, this after both fighters suffered undisclosed injuries in training. UFC.com reported the news earlier today. As a result, the fight card, which takes place at Japan’s Saitama Super...

Sep 23, 2015 5:58 am

Fedor: I’m Very Happy To Come Back And To Fight In Japan

There was a strange feeling in the air when Bellator said they wold have a major announcement during their live broadcast this past Saturday. With Fedor Emelianenko in attendance many wondered if it had anything to do with him, even though both him and Bellator president Scott Coker had said he will not be signing...

Sep 22, 2015 4:56 am

‘King Mo’: ‘I’ll Fight Fedor In Japan’

Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal was scheduled to fight in the ‘Dynamite’ light heavyweight tournament final this past Saturday, against Phil Davis. That didn’t happen. Mo won his first fight, defeating Linton Vassell, to advance to the final where he would fight for the chance to be the next title challenger. Unfortunately during that first fight...

Sep 21, 2015 5:34 am

“UFC Fight Night: Japan” card finalized with 11 fights

Josh Barnett is set to make his triumphant return to Japan this weekend as UFC comes back to Japan! “The War Master” and “Big Country” Roy Nelson will clash in the main-event of the card which is set to take place in the Saitama Super Arena. Barnett has not fought in the octagon since his...

Sep 20, 2015 12:34 pm

Gegard Mousasi rocking Armani Exchange before UFC: Japan!

UFC and Reebok’s deal may restrict the fighters from wearing their sponsors to the octagon, but before fight week they are allowed to wear anything they want! Some fighters lost their sponsors due to the fact that they will no longer be able to promote brands on television, but others stuck with their sponsors! UFC...

Sep 19, 2015 9:12 pm

Fedor Set To Headline New Years Eve Japan Card On Spike TV

Just announced on the Bellator ‘Dynamite’ broadcast, Fedor Emelianenko will return and headline a new years eve event held in Japan. It is not a Bellator event, it’s the new promotion run by the former PRIDE boss and might feature some Bellator fighters on the card. The former boss of PRIDE entered the Bellator cage...

Sep 16, 2015 12:05 am

While In Japan, Roy Nelson’s Diet Consists Mostly Of Hotel Buffets

UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson is set to take on Josh Barnett in Japan. ‘Big Country’ has fought there before, when he took on Mark Hunt. So, if there’s one thing he learned from his first visit, it’s where to find the best food, of course. Nelson was a guest on Inside MMA and spoke about...

Sep 10, 2015 12:35 am

WATCH! Mike Goldberg Mixes Up Portuguese With Japanese –– Gets Corrected By Rogan!

  Mistakes happen, but sometimes they happen on live television with millions of people watching. UFC commentator Mike Goldberg, aka Goldie, has his fair share of hilarious sound bites and this is one of them. While commenting a fight with Joe Rogan, Goldberg tried to comment on something a fighter’s corner was yelling out, by...

Aug 24, 2015 1:27 am

Meet UFC’s newest Octagon Girl, set to debut at “UFC: Japan”!

Ultimate Fighting Championship will be making their return to Japan in September and will be bringing more than an action-packed card with them. UFC’s newest Octagon Girl Lauren Mikolas is set to make her debut at the event and will definitely fit in with the rest of the girls. She is the wife of baseball...

Aug 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Is PRIDE Making a Comeback In Japan?

What’s the saying, ‘PRIDE Never dies’? Well, that might be true after all. According to Stud Show Radio’s Justin Buchholz, the people behind PRIDE are coming back and doing a whole new MMA promotion called Samurai. All you fanboys take a deep breathe and calm down. This is information that was passed on to Buchholz,...

Jul 5, 2015 1:42 pm

Booking Roundup: Gegard Mousasi Comes Back to Japan!

Once again, it’s been a ridiculous week in the world of mixed martial arts. Chad Mendes was named as the official opponent for Conor McGregor at UFC 189, but there were several other fights announced as well! Catch up with the news on this week’s Booking Roundup! UFC Fight Night 71: Sicilia Gets a New Opponent...

Jun 30, 2015 6:45 am

ROAD TO UFC JAPAN — WATCH!

Catch the first episode of the UFC’s new show ‘Road To UFC: Japan’! Kings Of Volume — Punches In Bunches With Nate Diaz And Richard Perez

Jun 25, 2015 6:29 am

JUCAO RETURNS! Set To Fight Mousasi In Japan

It looks like Gegard Mousasi will get to fight in Japan like he wanted, only not against Vitor Belfort. Instead, the UFC have booked Mousasi vs. Roan ‘Jucao’ Carneiro for the Sept. 27 event, confirmed by MMAWeekly.  The fight will take place at Japan’s Saitama Super Arena and will be headlined by a heavyweight scrap...