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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 7:33 pm

Booking Roundup: “Kid” Yamamoto gets a new opponent for “UFC Fight Night 75”!

Less than a week away from his big return to Japan, Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto finally found his new opponent! Check out all of the latest fight announcements in this week’s edition of “Booking Roundup”! UFC Fight Night 75 (Saitama, Japan) Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has finally found a new opponent after Matt Hobar was forced to...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

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...

Sep 9, 2015 4:03 pm

UFC Fight Pass Brings In Live ‘Pancrase’ Events

  UFC’s streaming service, Fight Pass, will now be adding live events from the Japanese promotion, Pancrase. The promotion already added their library of past fights to the service, earlier this year, and now they will began streaming live events. The news was confirmed by MMAJunkie. The streaming service already broadcasts live events from Invicta...

Aug 26, 2015 4:10 pm

‘UFC Fight Night 75: Barnett vs. Nelson’ Set With 11 Bouts

UFC Fight Night: 75 is set with its official lineup. The event is scheduled to take place on Sept. 26 from Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. In the night’s main event we’ll get to see two fan favorite heavyweights square off, when Roy Nelson takes on Josh Barnett. Due to the obvious time difference,...

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,...

Aug 21, 2015 1:41 pm

Barnett vs. McGee, The UFC’s Only Super-Heavyweight Scrap In History (Full Fight)

In the UFC’s first and only super-heavyweight bout, two unbeaten behemoths battled in their Octagon debuts as catch-wrestling ace Josh “Baby-Faced Assassin” Barnett aimed to fell the 6’10” Gan “The Giant” McGee. Catch Barnett’s upcoming fight against heavy hitter Roy Nelson at Fight Night Japan. The Best Training Room You’ll Probably Ever See — D.C.,...

Jul 22, 2015 6:28 am

Will The UFC Cut Nick Diaz For DUI and Drug Testing Issues?

The UFC is not a place of logic, I think we can all agree on that. From Alexander Gustafsson getting a title shot after getting KO’d, to most recently, the firing of longtime veteran cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran. A lot of their decisions just do not make sense. I am not naive. I know that the...

Jul 21, 2015 12:13 pm

Randy Couture: ‘If The UFC Signs Fedor, Then I’m Out’

Former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture has been answering questions lately, ever since Fedor Emelianenko announced he would be returning to MMA. The two never fought, but came close and now fans are wondering if ‘The Natural’ would consider coming back for the fight. Here’s what he said to MMAFighting: “You never say never —...

Jul 19, 2015 7:13 am

Manager: Fedor just as likely to sign with UFC as he is with Bellator

Fedor Emelianenko’s announcement that he will be returning to the world of mixed martial arts shocked the world earlier this week. The former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has been inactive since his last bout in 2012 when he defeated Pedro Rizzo in less than two minutes. Now no longer associated with M-1 Global, Emelianenko is free...

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...

Jul 3, 2015 11:31 am

Reebok Offering Official UFC Norifumi Yakovlev Fight Kits

Ladies and gentlemen, pictured above is Norifumi Yamamoto, or more commonly known ‘Kid’ Yamamoto. He’s just a legend in Japanese MMA and stuff, you know, whatever. That must be what Reebok was thinking when it came time to make his new UFC jersey. We’ve already seen goofs like ‘Giblert Melendez’ and Jacare ‘Ronaldo’ Souza and...

Jun 30, 2015 12:20 pm

First Look! UFC Fighter Uniforms Revealed

  The UFC just wrapped up their press conference, where they unveiled the new Reebok fighter uniforms for the first time. Called ‘Fight Kits’,  the uniform is representative of the fighters country. Therefore, they have special uniforms for Japanese fighters, American fighters, Mexican fighters, etc. They also have a special uniform exclusively for the champions....

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...

Jun 2, 2015 5:25 am

Heath Herring: ‘It Was Totally Cool To Use PEDs In Japan’

Even if you’ve never actually seen Heath Herring fight, you have most likely seen the viral video of him knocking a guy out for kissing him during the staredowns. Well, he’s been retired now for a while but recently did a Q&A for PokerNews and talked all about his career including steroid use and even...

May 27, 2015 12:06 pm

Gegard Mousasi Wants Japan Scrap Against Belfort

  He just fought and lost this past Saturday, but someone is already calling for a fight with Vitor Belfort. UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi took to his social media to let the world know that he’s 100% down for a fight with Belfort. However, the fighter did have a few stipulations. First, it appears that...

May 23, 2015 8:05 am

El Guapo! Bas Rutten To Be Inducted Into UFC Hall Of Fame

The liver shot king will take his place among the sports best. The UFC announced via a press release that Sebastiaan ‘Bas’ Rutten will be inducted in to the promotions Hall of Fame during the UFC Fan Expo on July 11. Rutten will be inducted as a pioneer of the sport. “The Pioneer Era category...

May 21, 2015 11:56 am

Asia’s Top MMA Promotion ‘Getting Lots Of Interest’ Since UFC’s Reebok Deal

The deal between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Reebok may not be what is best for all fighters, but it looks to be helping the sport of mixed martial arts grow as a whole. Japanese based promotion ONE Championship has been getting more attention from potential sponsors than usual due to the fact that non-Reebok...

May 14, 2015 2:12 am

Barnett & Nelson to Coach New UFC Reality Show, Will Fight in September

The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be returning to Japan in September with an event headlined by heavyweights Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson! Their bout will be the finale of a brand new UFC reality show where the heavyweights will be rivaling coaches. Ken Berger, General Manager of UFC Asia, announced that Barnett and Nelson will...

May 14, 2015 2:06 am

Taylor vs. Baroni | UFC Fight Night 66 Edition

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make its long-awaited debut in the Philippines this Saturday when “UFC Fight Night 66” takes place inside Pasay’s Mall of Asia Arena. The historic event is headlined by a key featherweight fight featuring former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1 MMA) taking on former WEC featherweight title...

Apr 24, 2015 10:11 am

FLASHBACK! UFC’s Shogun Rua Gets KO’d in House Brawl

Before Mauricio “Shogun” Rua was UFC fighter, he was one of the most popular fighters in Japan-based organization PRIDE Fighting Championship. LONG before that, “Shogun” was still brawling it out— just in people’s houses! Check out this video of a young Shogun Rua get head kicked and knocked out from back in the day! LOL!...

Feb 10, 2015 11:04 am

Johnson vs. Horiguchi, Not MacDonald vs. Lombard Set For UFC 186

  The UFC announced an updated fight card and released ticket prices for UFC 186: DILLASHAW vs. BARAO II at the Bell Centre on Saturday, April 25. The organization will be returning to Montreal with two championship title fights including the highly anticipated re-match between the world’s No.9-ranked pound-for-pound mixed martial artist, UFC bantamweight champion...

Jan 20, 2015 12:08 pm

Cro Cop Hints At Possible UFC Return

Rumors on the MMA front this week are centered around a possible UFC return for Mirko Cro Cop. The fighting legend was originally expected to sign with Bellator, but behind-the-scenes rumors started circulating that the UFC outbid their competitor, to once again secure Mirko. While we don’t usually take to rumors on BJPENN.COM, further evidence...

Jan 8, 2015 6:40 pm

Roland Delorme let go by the UFC

Canadian bantamweight fighter “Stunning” Roland Delorme (9-4, 1 NC MMA) has received his walking papers from the UFC. The former TUF 14 competitor went 3-3 with 1 no-contest during his time with the promotion. He scored victories over Josh Ferguson, Nick Denis and Edwin Figueroa while a part of the UFC’s bantamweight division. Delorme was...

Jan 7, 2015 6:10 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 185 in Dallas

A heavyweight clash featuring two of the divisions hardest hitters will take place at UFC 185 this March. UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem (38-14 MMA) has agreed to meet Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA) at the event. Roy “Big Country” Nelson was last seen in action in the headlining...

Jan 3, 2015 8:14 pm

UFC 182 RESULTS: Horiguchi Out Strikes Gaudinot, Gets Unanimous Decision Win

  The flyweights made an appearance at UFC 182, when Kyoji Horiguchi went up against Louis Gaudinot. The 24-year-old fighter from Japan, Horiguchi, arrived with an 8 fight win streak while Gaudinot, a member of Team Bisping on TUF 14, looked to make a statement by defeating the highly favorited Horiguchi. The flyweights came out...