Takanori Gomi News

Nov 15, 2017 11:17 am

UFC releases Takanori Gomi, several other notable fighters from its roster

The UFC has once again taken a hedge-trimmer to its roster and sent a handful of notable fighters packing. The most notable of these fighters is Takanori Gomi. This news is in keeping with a recent Instagram post from Gomi, in which the Japanese legend insinuated that he would soon be competing in the ring...

Oct 23, 2017 7:30 am

MMA legend Takanori Gomi hints at UFC departure, move to different promotion

When PRIDE legend Takanori Gomi arrived in the UFC back in 2010, he was viewed as a legitimate threat to then champion BJ Penn, and to all of the lightweights on the UFC roster. Unfortunately, the Japanese MMA icon’s UFC career has been a significant disappointment. Barring a few impressive moments, like a 2010 KO...

Sep 22, 2017 8:43 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Dong Hyun Kim stops Takanori Gomi in Round 1 (VIDEO)

A lightweight scrap between PIRDE legend Takanori Gomi and Dong Hyun Kim took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Gomi comes forward and misses with a left hand. Kim replies with a body kick. Gomi presses forward and throws a combination. Kim responds with another kick...

Mar 28, 2017 6:23 am

MMA legends Andrei Arlovski, Takanori Gomi to return to the Octagon at UFC Singapore

Two bona fide legends of MMA will be returning to the UFC’s Octagon when the UFC touches down in Singapore on June 17. The first of these fighters is former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The second is “The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi – the first and only man to hold the PRIDE lightweight title,...