Mario Yamasaki News

Jul 25, 2017 8:53 am

Michael Chiesa challenges referee Mario Yamasaki to grappling match, Yamasaki responds

On June 25, the UFC touched down in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma with UFC Fight Night 112. In the main event, Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa went to war in a compelling clash of lightweight contenders. Unfortunately this main event was shrouded in controversy, as Lee locked up a first-round rear-naked choke, but referee Mario Yamasaki...

Feb 22, 2017 8:12 am

Referee Mario Yamasaki on late Lewis vs. Browne stoppage: It’s hard to please everyone

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Derrick Lewis scored a thunderous, second-round knockout over the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. With this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, Lewis extended his win-streak to six, and established himself as a bona fide heavyweight contender. Unfortunately, Lewis’...