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Nov 25, 2011 8:50 am

UFC NEWS – Rampage Gets His Wish, Will Face Ryan Bader In Japan

It was just three days ago we reported here on BJPENN.COM that former UFC light-heavyweight champion; Rampage Jackson was upset at his exclusion from the UFC’s first trip to Japan. “It don’t look like I’m fighting in Japan, which I’m not happy about at all,” Jackson Tweeted. “I think it’s a big mistake by the...

Nov 21, 2011 8:43 am

UFC NEWS – Kongo vs. Hunt Rumored To Be In The Works For UFC 144 In Japan

Last week Cheick Kongo was rumored to have been offered a bout with Roy Nelson. However once Roy Nelson confirmed the bout himself via twitter the UFC quickly shot the possibility down and said they had other plans for Kongo. Now, the rumor floating around is that Kongo will now face fellow striker Mark Hunt...

Nov 21, 2011 5:30 am

UFC NEWS – Hioki vs. Palaszewski Booked For UFC 144 In Japan

Another Japanese fighter will get the chance to fight on his home soil in February and it is none other than featherweight, Hatsu Hioki. Sources close to the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon that Hatsu Hioki vs. Bart Palaszewski is in the works for the UFC’s first ever show in the land of the rising sun....

Nov 18, 2011 3:00 am

UFC NEWS – Shields vs. Akiyama Confirmed For Co-Main Event At UFC 144 In Japan

We reported earlier in the week that Jake Shields would be welcoming Yoshihiro Akiyama to the welterweight division in Japan, however at the time of our initial report, we did not know the bouts placement on the card. Late last night, BJPENN.COM received an email from the Shields camp with confirmation that Shields vs. Akiyama...

Nov 15, 2011 8:03 pm

UFC NEWS – Joe Lauzon vs. Anthony Pettis Set For UFC 144 In Japan

We knew it was coming and alas, we have a date and location for the lightweight tilt scheduled between Joe Lauzon and Anthony Pettis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the fight to BJPENN.COM this evening. “UFC 144”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Nov 15, 2011 10:55 am

UFC NEWS – Okami Books Boetsch For UFC In Japan

Japans most successful UFC fighter, Yushin Okami is planning on bringing the pain to his native soil in 2012 when the UFC heads to Japan in February. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. As...

Nov 14, 2011 10:46 am

UFC NEWS – Shields Set To Face Welterweight Newcomer Akiyama In Japan

A welterweight clash of epic proportions has just been confirmed by UFC officials to be going down in Japan in 2012 when Jake Shields returns to action to welcome Yoshihiro Akiyama to the UFC’s welterweight division. “UFC Japan”, while not yet made official by the promotion, is expected to go down on February 26 live...

Sep 8, 2011 10:30 am

UFC President Dana White Promises Japanese Fans An Amazing Experience In 2012

After more than a decade, the wait is finally over. The Ultimate Fighting Championship confirmed at a Tokyo press conference today that 2012 will mark the return of the world famous Octagon to Japan. Japan’s Saitama Super Arena will host a blockbuster UFC event on February 26, 2012. It will serve as the organization’s first...

Sep 6, 2011 9:12 am

Saitama Super Arena To Host UFC’s Return To Japan On Feb. 26, 2012

The long rumored return to Japan has been booked and confirmed by UFC officials. The news was released by the UFC via twitter overnight. No bouts have been announced to coincide with the organizations return to Japan, however, the UFC currently holds native stand-outs such as Yushin Okami, Hatsu Hioki, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Takanori Gomi and...

Jan 11, 2016 10:55 am

Muhammed Lawal Interview Video: I will never be a UFC fighter

Muhammed Lawal had a “King Mo” type of year winning all five of his contests, two by KO and three via unanimous decision. Lawal (19-4-1 MMA) is coming off his KO victory at Rizin FF Heavyweight Grand Prix finals.   The first round knockout concluded “King Mo’s” year, check out the quote below. Lawal spoke...

Jan 8, 2016 11:14 am

More details released regarding EA Sports UFC 2

As we get closer and closer to the release date of EA Sports UFC 2, fans are getting more and more anxious for details! First EA Sports hid the release date on UFC.com, then the first official trailer was released, now we have even more details regarding gameplay modes. EA Sports sent out a press...

Jan 2, 2016 4:51 pm

UFC 195 Fight Pass Prelim Results: Soto vs Tanaka

Second fight of the night is Joe “One Bad Mofo” Soto vs Japan’s Michinori Tanaka. Soto is on a two fight losing streak and looks to turn things around in 2016. Tanaka was undefeated winning his UFC debut but losing his most recent outing last year against Kyung Ho Kang at UFC Fight Night 52....

Dec 17, 2015 1:11 pm

Fedor calls UFC contract ‘enslaving’ and ‘oppressive’

Fedor Emelianenko’s highly anticipated MMA return will happen in 2 weeks, even though an opponent for ‘The Last Emperor’ has yet to be officially announced. During a Periscope session Fedor explained that the contract being offered by the UFC was oppressive. You can watch the full interview in Russian b clicking THIS LINK, however BloodyElbow...

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...

Dec 1, 2015 8:06 am

Michael Bisping returns at UFC FN 83

Michael Bisping has been out of action since a split decision win over Thales Leites back in July. An injury forced Bisping out of his UFC 193 bout against Robert Whittaker, however he will now return at ‘UFC Fight Night 83’ in London on February 27th and face Gegard Mousasi according to UFC.com. Mousasi is...

Nov 2, 2015 11:43 pm

Werdum open to rematch with Fedor but does not see Emelianenko coming to the UFC

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum appeared on the MMA Hour and spoke with Ariel Helwani on a potential rematch with heavyweight great, Fedor Emelianenko. Werdum said that he does not see the Russian fighting in the UFC any time soon, probably tied with a two or three year contract with Rizin. “He deserved a fight...

Oct 12, 2015 5:38 am

Bas Rutten: ‘Fedor Still A Threat For UFC Title’

Fedor Emelianenko took his fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions when he announced he would be coming out of retirement earlier this year. People expected “The Last Emperor” to sign with Bellator, but the possibility of seeing him duke it out with the best in the octagon piqued diehard and casual fans’ interests...

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,...